Category: Men’s Fast Pitch Major

ASA Men’s Fastpitch Champions

Year Championship Team Tourney Record Season Record
1932# Bodegas – LaCrosse, WI 4-0
1933# Wemcoes (Wisconsin Evaporated Milk Co.) – Lake Mills WI 5-0
1933 J. L. Friedman Boosters – Chicago, IL 5-0 35-2
1934 Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks – Kenosha, WI 5-0 61-8
1935 Crimson Coach Tobaccos – Toledo, OH 5-0 81-27
1936 Kodak Park – Rochester, NY 6-0
1937 Briggs Body Team – Detroit, MI 6-0 107-12
1938 Pohlar’s Café – Cincinnati, OH 6-0
1939 Nick Carr Boosters – Covington, KY 6-0 77-10
1940 Kodak Park – Rochester, NY 6-0
1941 Bendix Brakes – South Bend, IN 6-0 61-22
1942 Deep Rock Oilers – Tulsa, OK 6-1
1943 Hammer Field Raiders – Fresno, CA 5-1 25-3
1944 Hammer Field Raiders – Fresno, CA 5-0 58-4
1945 Zollner Pistons – Fort Wayne, IN 6-1 72-4
1946 Zollner Pistons – Fort Wayne, IN 5-0 93-7
1947 Zollner Pistons – Fort Wayne, IN 5-0 113-19
1948 Briggs Beautyware – Detroit, MI 5-1 41-1
1949 Tip Top Tailors – Toronto, Ontario, Canada 5-0
1950 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 5-0
1951 Dow Chemical AC Co. – Midland, MI 6-1
1952 Briggs Beautyware – Detroit, MI 6-0
1953 Briggs Beautyware – Detroit, MI 6-1
1954 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 5-0
1955 Raybestos Cardinals – Stratford, CT 6-1 66-5
1956 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 5-0
1957 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 6-0
1958 Raybestos Cardinals – Stratford, CT 5-0 72-5
1959 Aurora Sealmasters – Aurora, IL 9-1 77-10
1960 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 7-1
1961 Aurora Sealmasters – Aurora, IL 5-0 74-9
1962 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 6-0
1963 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 6-0 105-10
1964 Burch Gage & Tool – Detroit, MI 5-0
1965 Aurora Sealmasters – Aurora, IL 5-0 92-6
1966 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 5-0
1967 Aurora Sealmasters – Aurora, IL 6-0
1968 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 6-0
1969 Raybestos Cardinals – Stratford, CT 5-1 74-10
1970 Raybestos Cardinals – Stratford, CT 6-0 86-15
1971 Welty Way – Cedar Rapids, IA 5-0
1972 Raybestos Cardinals – Stratford, CT 6-0 52-8
1973 Clearwater Bombers – Clearwater, FL 5-1 82-12
1974 Guanella Brothers – Santa Rosa, CA 5-0 107-10
1975 Rising Sun Hotel – Reading, PA 6-0 62-13
1976 Raybestos Cardinals – Stratford, CT 5-0
1977 York-Billard Barbell – Reading, PA 6-1 81-8
1978 York-Billard Barbell – Reading, PA 6-0 76-13
1979 McArdle Pontiac/Cadillac – Midland, MI 7-1
1980 Peterbilt Western – Seattle, WA 6-0
1981 Decatur ADM – Decatur, IL 6-1 102-20
1982 Peterbilt Western – Seattle, WA 6-1
1983 Franklin Cardinals – West Haven, CT 5-1
1984 California Coors Kings – Merced, CA 10-1 78-19
1985 Pay ‘N Pak – Seattle, WA 6-0 105-15
1986 Pay ‘N Pak – Seattle, WA 6-0
1987 Pay ‘N Pak – Bellevue, WA 11-1 92-21
1988 Trans-Aire Vans – Elkhart, IN 8-1 59-24
1989 Penn Corp. – Sioux Falls, SD 6-1 91-24
1990 Penn Corp. – Sioux Falls, SD 6-1 95-17
1991 Guanella Brothers – Rohnert Park, CA 6-1 56-16
1992 National Health Care Discount – Sioux City, IA 10-1 94-7
1993 National Health Care Discount – Sioux City, IA 7-1 98-8
1994 Decatur Pride – Decatur, IL 7-1
1995 Decatur Pride – Decatur, IL 6-0 80-12
1996 Green Bay All Car Roadrunners – Green Bay, WI 6-1 66-21
1997 Tampa Bay Smokers – Clearwater, FL 5-1 65-17
1998 Meierhoffer-Fleeman – St. Joseph, MO 5-0
1999 Decatur Pride – Decatur, IL 5-0
2000 Meierhoffer-Fleeman – St. Joseph, MO 4-0
2001 Frontier Players Casino – St. Joseph, MO 6-1
2002 Frontier Players Casino – St. Joseph, MO 5-0
2003 Farm Tavern – Madison, WI 5-0
2004 Farm Tavern – Madison, WI 5-0
2005 Tampa Bay Smokers – Tampa Bay, FL 4-0
2006 Circle Tap – Denmark, WI 6-1 32-20
2007 Patsy’s – New York, NY 5-0
2008 Patsy’s – New York, NY 5-1
2009 Farm Tavern – Madison, WI 10-1
2010 Kitchener Rivershack Twins – Amber, PA 5-0
2011 Broken Bow/Jarvis Travelers – Broken Bow, NE – Tie, rain 4-1
2011 Chicago/NY Gremlins – Staten Island, NY — Tie due to rain 5-1
2012 NY Gremlins – Clifton Park, NY 8-1 34-8
2013 Hill United Chiefs – Six Nations, Ontario, Canada 5-0
2014 Hill United Chiefs – Six Nations, Ontario, Canada 4-0
2015 Hill United Chiefs – Six Nations, Ontario, Canada 5-0
2016 NY Gremlins – Clifton Park, NY 5-0 31-6
2017 NY Gremlins – Clifton Park, NY 5-0 17-4
2018 NY Gremlins – Clifton Park, NY 5-0 32-4

# 1932 & 1933 sponsored by National Diamond Ball Association which then disbanded.

This was compiled by Patrick M. Premo. Please send any updates to me at pmpremo@gmail.com or 404-996-2192

Many people have been — and continue to be — very helpful in my quest to locate seasonal & tourney games won and lost. I appreciate all their help & patience. Alphabetically, many thanks to Steve Dimitry (The Softball History website), Larry Fisher (ISC Fastpitch), Stormy Irwin (historian extraordinaire), Luann Madison (Softball Magazine), Greg Nydick (NY Gremlins), Dan Pfeffer (gosoftball.com), Codi Warren (USA Softball), and Erica Westly (FASTPITCH author).

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.