Category: 1984

1984 ASA Industrial Major Men’s Nationals

1984 held at Montgomery, Alabama on August 31-September 3.


Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft Stratford, CT
Runner Up – General Electric Aces Middleton, OH


  • MVP – Tom Follo, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Batting Champion – Curtis Still, West Point Pepperell – .647
  • HR Champion – Albert Carfora, Sikorsky Aircraft – 9

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Tom Follo, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • 2B – Tom Norko, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • 3B – ? Barber, G.E. Wacos
  • SS – ? Grubb, Coors Bucks
  • OF – ? Hardesty, G.E. Wacos
  • OF – Curtis Still, West Point Pepperell
  • OF – Dennis Appel, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – ? Renshon, G.E. Wacos
  • UTIL – Bob Bailey, Control Data/Westwood Sports
  • UTIL – ? Cafora, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • UTIL – Bob Kownacki, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • UTIL – ? Donley, G.E. Aces
  • C – ? Gardner, Robins’ Raiders
  • P – ? Royer, Phillips 66

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – ? Gongwer, Coors Bucks
  • 2B – ? Goss, Coors Bucks
  • 3B – ? Fullerton, West Point Pepperell
  • SS – ? Rice, G.E. Wacos
  • OF – ? Phillips, G.E. Wacos
  • OF – ? Anderson, B&B Food Service
  • OF – Mark Trembley, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – ? Reitfors, Phillips 66
  • UTIL – Scott Hazard, Phillips 66
  • UTIL – Scott Middleton, Phillips 66
  • UTIL – ? Bohannon, Coors Bucks
  • C – ? Heath, West Point Pepperell
  • P – Joe Magdon, Sikorsky Aircraft

FINAL STANDINGS

1st Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT 7-0
2nd General Electric Aces, Middleton, OH 10-2
3rd G.E. Wacos Louisville, KY 5-2
4th Phillips 66, Okmulgee, OK 8-2
5th West Point Pepperell, Fairfax, AL 4-2
5th B&B Food Service, Portage, IN 4-2
7th Coors Bucks, Fayetteville, GA 6-2
7th Scott Paper Company, Chickasaw, AL 5-2
9th Control Data/Westwood Sports, Bloomington., MN 3-2
9th Martin Marietta/Sports Belle, Clinton., TN 3-2
9th Robins Raiders, Bonaire, GA 3-2
13th Columbus Police Academy, Columbus., OH 4-2
13th General Dynamics, Lima, OH 3-2
13th Grumman Tomcats, Bethpage, NY 4-2
13th Hercules Bumpers, Pelham, GA 4-2
17th Ciba-Geigy, Greensboro, NC 2-2
17th Duke Power Plant Allen, Belmont., NC 2-2
17th Dallas Flames Fire Department, Dallas, TX 3-2
17th Electric Boat, Warwick, RI 2-2
17th General Dynamics, Detroit, MI 3-2
17th P.H. Glatfelter Company, Hanover, PA 2-2
17th Rio Grande Foods, McAllen, TX 3-2
17th Stockham Valves, Birmingham., AL 2-2
25th Alcoa Alcoa, TN 2-2
25th Bayou Steel, La Place, LA 2-2
25th Crompton’s, Leesburg, AL 2-2
25th Economics Laboratory, Wilmington, DE 2-2
25th Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis, IN 2-2
25th Texas Instruments, Attleboro, MA 2-2
25th TRW, Cleveland, OH 2-2
25th Village Portage, IN 2-2
33rd Atlanta Gas & Light, Stockbridge., GA 1-2
33rd AT&T, Kansas City, MO 2-2
33rd Beech Aircraft, Wichita, KS 1-2
33rd Dupont Station Gold, Wilmington., DE 1-2
33rd Farley, Dothan., AL 1-2
33rd General Electric (Orange Crush), Rutland., VT 1-2
33rd Hitchcock Industries, Bloomington, MN 1-2
33rd Midland Ross, Urbana, OH 1-2
33rd National Seal, Lima, OH 1-2
33rd Port Lake Charles, Lake Charles, LA 1-2
33rd Raffield’s Fisheries, Port St. Joe, FL 1-2
33rd Stephens And Associates, Mossville, IL 1-2
33rd Tracy’s Saloon Minneapolis, MN 1-2
33rd USAA Eagles, San Antonio., TX 1-2
33rd U.S. Steel, Lorain, OH 1-2
33rd Wilsonart International Demolition, Temple., TX 1-2
49th American Hoist, St. Paul, MN 0-2
49th Armco Steel, Ashland, KY 0-2
49th Ashland Oil, Ashland., OH 0-2
49th Bendix Autolite, Fostoria, OH 0-2
49th Boise Cascade, Boise, ID 0-2
49th Central Ohio Coal Company, McConnelsville, OH 0-2
49th Hertz Data Black, Oklahoma City., OK 0-2
49th Hitchcock Industries, Denison, TX 0-2
49th Monsanto, Miamisburg, OH 0-2
49th NSP-52 Club, Brooklyn Center, MN 1-2
49th Oklahoma Natural Gas, Tulsa, OK 0-2
49th Ralston Purina, Davenport, IA 1-2
49th Register Redlegs, New Haven, CT 0-2
49th Sale Knitting, Martinville, VA 0-2
49th Fame Plastic, N/A, NC 0-2
49th Union Trust, New Haven, CT 0-2
64th C.C. Bell, Corpus Christi, TX 0-2
64th G.E.E.A., Rollinsford, NH 0-2
64th Publix, Lakeland., FL 0-2

1984 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Wade Stadium in Duluth, Minnesota on September 1-3.


Champion – Bender Plumbing, New Haven, CT
Runner Up – Budweiser, San Francisco, CA


  • MVP – Joe Martone, Bender’s
  • HR Leaders – Fred Scott, Bandits (8)
  • HR Leaders – Rick Cameron, Budweiser (8)
  • Batting Leader – Rick Cameron, Budweiser (.733)

ASA A NATIONAL ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Curt Ledbetter, Wilkerson Diesel
  • 2B – Doug Shrovel, Wilkerson Diesel
  • 3B – John Galante, DeBacco Brothers
  • SS – Steve Worthingon, Rusty Scupper
  • OF – Gary Bellom, Bender Plumbing
  • OF – Dick Camerson, Budweiser of San Francisco
  • OF – Fred Scott, Bandits
  • OF – Greg Woodard, Bertin Agency
  • UTIL – Alan Kurtz, All Sports
  • UTIL – Doug Fortune, Bender Plumbing
  • UTIL – Steve Burks, Wilkerson Diesel
  • UTIL – Jim Cooney, DeBacco Brothers
  • C – Joe Martone, Bender Plumbing
  • P – Perry Flowers, Bender Plumbing

ASA A NATIONAL ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Keith MacDowell, Bender Plumbing
  • 2B – Rob Brassea, Budweiser of San Francisco
  • 3B – Mike Mawhinney, Bigham
  • SS – Alan Mahl, Bigham
  • OF – Pat Agoglia, DeBacco Brothers
  • OF – Charlie Wimmers, American Legion
  • OF – Blame McDonald, Bigham
  • OF – Keith Leinenbach, E&K Electric
  • UTIL – Bob McDaniel, E&K Electric
  • UTIL – Charles White, Bandits
  • UTIL – Don Hamby, Bigham
  • UTIL – Bobby Breshears, All Sports
  • C – Ted Bond, Bandits
  • P – Rob Downing, Budweiser of San Francisco

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Bender Plumbing Supplies, New Haven, CT, 7-0
2. Budweiser of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 7-2
3. Bandits, Anchorage, AK, 5-2
4. E&K Electric, Jasper, IN, 4-2
5t. DeBacco Bros, Belleville, NJ, 6-2
5t. Bigham, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 5-2
7t. American Legion, Dayton, OH, 5-2
7t. Rusty Scupper, Belmont, CA, 4-2
9t. All Sports, Houston, TX, 4-2
9t. Wilkerson Diesel, Little Rock, AR, 4-2
9t. Bertin Agency, Detroit, MI, 3-2
9t. US Armed Forces, 2-2
13t. Gabes/Coffee Cup, St. Paul, MN 3-2
13t. Jerry’s Sport Shop, Grandview, MO, 3-2
13t. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL, 3-2
13t. Marion/Legere, Peadbody, MA, 3-2
17t. Car Center, Baltimore, MD, 2-2
17t. Coastal Bank, Hinesville, GA, 2-2
17t. CP Medical/Steele Sports, Columbus, OH, 2-2
17t. Superior Products, Tupelo, MS, 2-2
17t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE, 2-2
17t. Blackhurst Realty, Midland, MI, 1-2
17t. Bobby’s Sport Shop, Jackson, AL, 1-2
17t. Gulf Welding Supply, Kingsville, TX, 1-2
25t. Al’s Cold Cuts, Norristown, PA, 2-2
25t. American Amicable Travelers, Kileen, TX, 2-2
25t. Beardstown Farm & Home, Beardstown, IL, 2-2
25t. Bud Light, Duluth, MN, 1-2
25t. Miller Premium Brand, Stevens Point, WI, 1-2
25t. Newell Concrete, Bloomington, MN 1-2
25t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA, 1-2
25t. Time Out/Jo Mac Brothers, Yonkers, NY, 1-2
33t. Delau Fire Protection, Lansing, MI, 1-2
33t. DJ Yesterdays, Michigan City, IN, 1-2
33t. Fagan Enterprises, Neosho, MO, 1-2
33t. Murphy Bits, Imlay City, MI, 102
33t. AIA, Honolulu, HI, 0-2
33t. Flying “A”, Forest Grove, OR, 0-2
33t. Jaballs, Louisville, KY, 0-2
33t. Mace & Zeiler’s, Baltimore, MD, 0-2
33t. Mailhouse, Minneapolis, MN, 0-2
33t. Nite City Owls, Sioux Falls, SD, 0-2
33t. Owatonna Eagles, Owatonna, MN, 0-2
33t. Pabst, Duluth, MN, 0-2
33t. Tangl Merchants, Hammond, LA, 0-2
33t. Ti-Bert Systems, Akron, OH, 0-2
33t. Woods Nursery, San Antonio, TX, 0-2
49t. KTWO Radio, Casper, WY, 0-2
49t. Trophy Shop, Lynchburg, VA, 0-2

1984 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch National

1984 held at Garland, Texas


Champion – Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL
Runner Up – Ray’s Metal Works, Alachua, FL


  • MVP – Phil Higgins, Lilly Air Systems (.848, 10 HR, 24 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Dennis Crawford, Ray’s Metal Works (33-52, .632, 16 HR, 43 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Phil Higgins, Lilly Air Systems (.848)

Note: Ken Parker, Lilly (.714, 10 HR) and Ron Olesiak, Lilly (.667, 10 RBI)


ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Larry Hall, Joe Theismann’s
  • 2B – Ron Olesiak, Lilly Air Systems
  • 3B – Keith Kelley, Ray’s Metal Works
  • SS – Mike Rose, Cable TV
  • OF – Phil Higgins, Lilly Air Systems
  • OF – Ken Parker, Lilly Air Systems
  • OF – Randal McGee, Ray’s Metal Works
  • OF – Lawrence Hutchinson, Joe Theismann’s
  • OF – Bobby Vetkoetter, Cable TV
  • UTIL – Dennis Crawford, Ray’s Metal Works
  • UTIL – Myles Schexneydre, Cable TV
  • UTIL – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports
  • C – Benny Holt, Lilly Air Systems
  • P – Mike Jacobs, Ray’s Metal Works

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Bobby Stevens, Ray’s Metal Works
  • 2B – Dennis Myers, Cable TV
  • 3B – Craig Shraub, Texas Raiders
  • SS – Al Van Gaupler, Lilly Air Systems
  • OF – Louis Page, Joe Theismann’s
  • OF – Mark Brown, Fine Line
  • OF – Bobba Bozeman, Ray’s Metal Works
  • OF – Dan Barnett, Lilly Air Systems
  • UTIL -Alan Kendall, Joe Theismann’s
  • UTIL -Mark Cauley, Barrington
  • UTIL -Mike Brown, Cinema West
  • UTIL -Alfred Hinton, Texas Raiders
  • P – Dave Steffen, Steele’s Sports
  • C – Curtis Lewis, Cable TV

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lily Air Systems, Chicago, IL, 7-0
2. Ray’s Metal Works, Alachua, FL, 9-2
3. Cable TV, Garland, TX, 5-2
4. Joe Theismann’s, Falls Church, VA, 6-2
5t. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH, 6-2
5t. Le-Al-Co Storms, Nashville, TN, 3-2
7t. Texas Raiders, Houston, TX, 5-2
7t. Fine Line Litho, Cleveland, OH, 5-2
9t. Morgan Boots/Durward Davis, Dallas, TX, 3-2
9t. Barrington/Kleen Tex, Columbus, GA, 2-2
9t. Manning’s, St. Paul, MN, 2-2
9t. Cinema West, Houston, TX, 3-2
13t. Bud Light Merchants, St. Louis, MO, 3-2
13t. Venture Construction, Seguin, TX, 3-2
13t. Capitol Insulation, North Hollywood, CA, 3-2
13t. Bob Hoffman Blue, York, PA, 3-2
17t. West Coast Knightly Travel, Issaquah, WA, 2-2
17t. Charlesbois Trucking, Burlington, VT, 2-2
17t. Luke Grace Drilling, Wichita Falls, TX, 1-2
17t. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX, 2-2
17t. Pappy’s Pizza, Manchester, NM, 2-1
17t. Bush Brannan, Baltimore, MD, 2-2
17t. Fab Masters, Lexington, NC, 1-2
17t. RA DeDios, Modesto, CA, 2-2
25t. Howard’s Sports/Gastonia Heating & Air, Gastonia, NC, 1-2
25t. Slocum Equipment, Alexandria, LA, 1-2
25t. Cline Brothers, Archbold, OH, 2-2
25t. Raffaele’s, Spring Lake, MN, 1-2
25t. Bassett Products, Lexington, KY, 1-2
25t. Kaniewski & Sons, South Bend, IN, 1-2
25t. Caudill Tire, Morehead, KY, 1-2
25t. Bryan Tours/Pahieis Pride, Brandon, MS, 1-2
33t. Miller Pipers, Wouster, OH, 1-2
33t. Budweiser, Minneapolis, MN, 0-2
33t. Pegram’s Burger King, Montgomery, AL, 0-2
33t. Eichlotz Masonry, Fargo, ND, 0-2
33t. Stark St. Pizza, Portland, OR, 0-2
33t. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA, 0-2
33t. Teal Tile & Carpet, Starke, FL, 0-2
33t. Simsbury Raiders, Manchester, CT, 0-2
33t. Nevada Insulations, Las Vegas, NV, 0-2
33t. National Collections, Dallas, TX, 0-2
33t. Ohio Sealants, East Lake, OH, 0-2
33t. Goetzcraft, Milan, MI, 0-2
33t. Ludi’s Market, Las Vegas, NV, 0-2
33t. Shelter Cougars, Lake Charles, LA, 0-2
33t. Empire Club, Struthers, OH, 0-2
33t. Bond Trucking, Springfield, MO, 0-2

1984 Southern Softball All-Star Team

Player of the Year – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers, OF (229 HRs, .705)

Finalists

Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (257 HRs, .696)
Joe Young, Steele’s Sports (173 HRS, .658)

1984 USSSA Major World Series

1984 held at Indianapolis, Indiana


Champion – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC


Elite dominated Howards by a 35-9 score in the Championship game. Led by MVP Craig Elliott, who went 4-6 with 2 HRs and drove in 5 runs. Bill Gatti was 3-4, also, had 2 HRs with 5 RBIs as well. Freddie Trice had a homer and 5 RBIs. Ricky Huggins was the big gun for Howards as he went 3-3 with 3 HRs and 4 RBIs. Clyde Guy and Dick Bartel also had HRs for Howards. Elite finished the season with an 85-9 record and the number #1 ranking for the 1984 Season.


  • MVP – Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (12-19, .632, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Home Run Leaders – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s (11-17, .647, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs) – 7
  • Home Run Leaders- Ricky Huggins, Howard’s (16-25, .640, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Clyde Guy, Howard’s (18-24, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs) – .750
  • Defensive MVP – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Greg Fuhrman – Jerry’s Caterers (9-19, 474, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Chuck Drewicz – Miller High Life (12-20, .600, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Catcher – Braxton Speller – Miller High Life (12-22, .545, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs
  • First Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (13-26, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • First Base – Bill Pollock – Elite Coating (10-17, .588, 5 HRS, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Second Base – Bill Meyer – Jerry’s Caterers (14-19, .737, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Third Base – Ricky Huggins – Howard’s/Western Steer (16-25, .640, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Third Base – Charles Wright – Elite Coating (10-15, .667, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Chuck Maiorana – Miller High Life (10-18, .556, 4 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Ed Collins – Steele’s Sports (11-15, .733, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Jerry’s Caterers (11-17, .647, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Clyde Guy – Howard’s/Western Steer (18-24, .750, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dennis Graser – Elite Coating (9-17, .529, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Curtis Williams – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-25, .560, 10 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ronnie Ford – Elite Coating (10-15, .667, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Utility – Craig Elliott – Elite Coating (12-19, .632, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Manager – Charles Hackett – Elite Coating

OTHERS

  • Terry Pyka, Stone City Stars (10-15, .667, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Chic Downing, Jerrys (4-6, .667, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Rich Plante, Bobby’s Groceries (4-6, .667, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Ken Parker, Lilly Air (6-10, .600, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Dana Andry, Steeles (7-12, .583, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Capitol (7-12, .583, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bruce Rains, Blantons (9-16,.563, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (6-11, .545, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howards (13-24, .542, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, Capitil Insulation (8-15, .533, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Elite (9-17, .529, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Freddie Trice, Elite (9-17, .529, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Elite (9-17, .529, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 12
  • Mike Maceno, Steeles (10-18, .556, 2 HRS, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Paul Wright, Elite (8-15, .522, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Ken Loeri, Steeles, (8-16, .500, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Dick Bartel, Howards (12-24, .500, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Jerrys (9-18, .500, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, Jerrys (7-15, .467, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Bobby Reid, Steeles (9-16, .463, 5 RBIS, 7 Runs)
  • Don Arndt, Howards (6-13, .462, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Blantons (6-13, .462, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Jerrys (5-11, .455, 1 RBI, 1 Runs)
  • Douh Brown, Jerrys (9-21,.429, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (7-17, .429, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Joe Theisman’s (3-7, .429, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Bill Gatti, Elite (7-17, .412, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Rick Weiterman, Elite (7-17, .412, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Charlie Mitchell, Miller (9-22, .409, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Denny Jones, Jerrys (7-18, .389, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, LIlly Air (3-8, .275, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (5-15, .333, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Jerrys (6-20, .300, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Dave Steffen, Steeles (5-17, .294, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA 4-0
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-2
3. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 3-2
4. Miller High Life, Detroit, MI 4-2
5t. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 2-2
5t. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC 2-2
7t. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 2-2
7t. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX 2-2
9t. B.F. Goodrich, Richmond, VA 1-2
9t. Philip Morris, Richmond, VA 0-2
9t. Lilly Industries, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. Larry’s Painting, Virginia Beach, VA 1-2
13t. Joe Theismann’s Restaurant, Fairfax, VA 0-2
13t. Bobby’s Grocery-Imperial, ZebuIon, NC 0-2

1984 ISA A World Series

1984 tournament host unknown


Champion – Don’s Foliage, Nashville, TN
Runner Up – Huntsville Royals, Huntsville, AL


  • MVP – Steve Bullard, Don’s Foliage (.700)
  • Batting Leader – ?
  • HR Leader – ?
  • ODPA – Tony Trumphour, Don’s Foliage

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Don’s Foliage, Nashville, TN
2. Huntsville Royals, Huntsville, AL
3. Solway Hardware, Oak Ridge, TN
4. Action Properties, Columbia, TN

1984 ISA Super World Series

1984 held at Birmingham, AL


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
Runner Up – Elite Coatings/Hargis Enterprises, Gordon, GA


Howards won the two finals, 30-8 and 21-14 over Hargis. Due to the residency rule, Howard’s had 3 players that played for Howard’s/No. 1 Electric. Gary Hargis Enterprises had the same thing going on with his Elite team.


  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (25-33, .758, 16 HRs, 31 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Buck Buchanon, Howard’s (.706) – 17
  • Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s – .758

1984 ISA All-World Team: (incomplete)

  • Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (.758, 16 HRs)
  • Buck Buchanon, Howard’s/Western Steer (.706, 17 HRs)
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer (.714, 15 HRs)
  • Darrell Misenheimer, Howard’s/Western Steer (.750, 15 HRs)
  • Charles Wright, Hargis Enterprises/Elite

1984 Standings (incomplete)
1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Hargis Enterprises/Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
3. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC
4. K&D, Birmingham, AL

1984 ASA Super Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1984 held at Burlington, North Carolina


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC
Runner Up – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL


Howards (0-4) in the Round Robin, defeated Elite Coatings (2-2), then defeated number one seed Jerry’s Catering (4-0) in the winners bracket final.  Jerry’s then eliminated Elite Coatings to get another crack at the Howard’s/Western Steer squad.  Jerry’s won going away 51-27 to force the “if” game.  The game was not contest as the defending champs won 45-12 over Jerry’s to retain their ASA Super National title.  Clyde Guy was 7-7 with 6 HRs and 10 RBIs in that final game. MVP Rick Scherr, Ed Roth, Stan Harvey and Ricky Huggins all hit 4 HRs in the game.  Rick Scherr hit 20 HRs in the tournament and counting his Intentional Walks, his on base percentage was .846 (39-46). Bruce Meade was 31-40 to win the batting title with a .775 average, just edging out Scherr, who batted .774.


  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howards (24-31, .774, 20 HRs, 37 RBIs, 15 intentional Walks)
  • HR Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s – 20
  • Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers  (31-40) – .775

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P-Don Arndt, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • C-Bill Gatti, Elite Coatings
  • 1B-Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (24-31, .774, 20 HRs, 37 RBIs, 15 IWs)
  • 2B-Doug Brown, Jerry’s Catering
  • 3B-Ricky Huggins, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • OF-Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Catering (31-40, .775)
  • OF-Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • OF-Denny Jones, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF-Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT-Rick Wheeler, Jerry’s Catering
  • UT-Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Stan Harvey, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT-Mike Bolen, Jerry’s Catering
  • UT-Freddie Trice, Elite Coatings

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P-Rick Weiterman, Elite Coatings
  • C-Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Catering
  • 1B-Bill Pollock, Elite Coatings
  • 2B-Bill Meyer, Jerry’s Catering
  • 3B-Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
  • SS-Danny Basso, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF-Glenn Borquin, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • OF-Dennis Graser, Elite Coatings
  • OF-Richard Wilborn, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • OF-Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT-Russell Bradley, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • UT-Dan Griffin, Jerry’s Catering
  • UT-Ron Ford, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Steve Williams, Elite Coatings

FINAL STANDINGS (overall record counting Pool Play games)

  1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 3-1 – (3-5)
  2. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 2-2 – (6-2)
  3. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA 0-2 – (2-4)

Pool Play Results

  1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 4-0
  2. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA 2-2
  3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 0-4

1984 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Tournament

1984 held at Orange County, California


Champion – Price Enterprises, Seattle, WA
Runner Up – Bobby’s Grocery/IM, Clayton-Benson, NC


  • MVP – Rich Plante,  Price Enterprises
  • HR Leader – Rich Plante,  Price Enterprises
  • Batting Leader – Curt Dusek, Lansing Glass – .817
  • Defensive MVP – not listed

1984 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Phil Lund – Price Enterprises
  • Catcher – Carl Wood – Stanley Lumber
  • First Base – Rich Plante – Price Enterprises
  • Second Base – Eddie Marracinni – Reb’s
  • Third Base – Gary Johnson – Larry’s Painting
  • Shortstop – Jack Orewiler – Price Enterprises
  • Outfield – Carl Dusek – Lansing Auto Glass
  • Outfield – Jim Hellums – Price Enterprises
  • Outfield – Mike Hogan – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
  • Outfield – John Kramer – Reb’s
  • Outfield – John Brawley – Reb’s
  • Outfield – Andy Bottin – Price Enterprises
  • Utility – John Braxton – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
  • Utility – F.A. Martin – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
  • Manager – Dick Calvo – Price Enterprises