Category: Men’s Fast Pitch Major

1934 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1934 held at Chicago, Illinois


Champion – Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks, Kenosha, WI (64-10)
Runner Up – Crimson Coach Tobaccos, Toledo, OH (81-22)


  • MVP – from newspaper accounts – Norm Nummy Derringer, Ke-Nash-A’s (was 1-4, drove in Bucko with a double in the 1st inning)

NOTES

  • Bill Pecnick, Ke-Nash-A’s (2-0, pitched 2-0 two-hit shutout w/ 13 K’s in championship, he also went 1-3 at the plate in the final)
  • Al Linde, Ke-Nash-A’s (2-0, 36 Ks, 22 in one game; also .400 average)
  • Harry Kraft, Ke-Nash-A’s (1-0,  He defeated Newport, KY 2-1 in a 19 inning semi final win, striking out 38 batters and allowing only 6 hits)
  • Sox Wainwright, Crimson Coach – (43 years old veteran pitched a 14 inning game, winning a 2-0 three hit shutout to beat Phoenix Jewels in Semi-finals. Sox was also the pitcher in the  final game losing 2-0 as the Toledo team committed 6 errors. he finished the tournament with a 4-1 record with all his wins being shutouts).
  • In the other semi final, Kenosha beat the Cudahy Puritans from Kansas City 1-0.
  • Mike ‘Duke’ Kalenich, Cudahy Puritans of Kansas City and Paul ‘Windmill’ Watson of Phoenix Funk Jewelry were both 3-1.
  • CONSOLATION FINAL – JL Gill Boosters, Chicago, IL  defeated Patty Anns, Boone, IA. JL Gills went 4-0, defeating Decatur Staleys, IL; Cincinnati Greyhounds, OH; and Pittsburgh Shamrock, PA before beating the Boone, IA squad 7-2. Fats Heull hurled 4 straight games for the Boosters to lead them to the consolation crown.

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks, Kenosha, WI
2. Crimson Coach Tobaccos, Toledo, OH
3. JL Gill Boosters, Chicago, IL
4. Patty Anns, Boone, IA

*Final standings incomplete

Other teams

Decatur Staleys, Decatur, IL
Cincinnati Greyhounds, Cincinnati, OH
Pittsburgh Shamrock, Pittsburgh, PA

1933 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1933 held at Chicago, Illinois


Champion – JL Friedman Boosters, Chicago, IL (108-11)
Runner Up – Briggs Body Works, Detroit, MI (41-1)


Outstanding Pitcher Award – Harry Coon Rosen, Friedman Boosters (5-0, 3 shutouts, 160 Ks, 71 IP, including 5-1 one-hitter in final, 16 Ks)


NOTES

  • Peterson of Chicago had a HR and a Triple to account for most of Chicago’s Scoring
  • Briggs stars were Pitchers Ed Figelski, Dembrowski and Dick Koch; Shortstop Lipinski and Catcher Pavlowiczs.
  • Briggs defeated Joliet, IL in the semifinals 3-2.