Category: ASA

1937 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1937 held at Chicago, Illinois.


Champion – Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, Michigan (107-12)
Runner Up – B&B Clothiers, Sapulpa, Oklahoma


Eddie Figelski, Briggs Mfg. (Pitched a 1-0, 3-hit shutout in championship with 5 Ks) – Tony Pieper hit a double and then on a close play at first base by the next batter, he rounded third and kept going while the stunned first basemen held onto the ball in the 4th inning provided all the runs Figelski would need. Frank Tuppin and Carl Hart both pitched for the Clothiers and gave up 6 hits total. The B&B staff had 2 shutouts and gave up 3 runs total. Briggs pitching staff had 5 shutouts and only gave up 1 run in their 6 games (42 total innings). They outscored their opponents 22-1. Chet Tarnicki and Ed Figelski were both 3-0 in the tournament.

B&B beat the Miami, FL Coca-Colas 3-0 in the semi finals behind the 2 hit pitching of Jack Brown. Allen Wallace and Tom Berryhill had 2 hits each, with Berryhill hitting both a triple and a HR to lead the B&B offense. Briggs had an easier time in their semi final, beating Bendix Brakes 9-0. They jumped all over Bendix pitchers, Kay Strominski and Harry Kraft as Frank Kolke (2-3) and Mike Smith (2-3) both smashing homers. Chet Tarnecki hurled a 3-hit shutout for Briggs as Charlie Tanneggia and Danny Lipinski had 2 hits apiece for Briggs.

Norb Cyclone Warken, Curlee Clothiers (3-1, pitched a perfect game, a no-hitter and a one-hitter, before finally losing 1-0 on a HR in the 11th inning to Miami. He finished with 66 Ks in the 32 Innings he pitched and gave up only 1 run). His record of 2 consecutive no-hitters on the same day would last a long time.

Bendix Brakes of South Bend, IN Pitching staff of Ron Kronewitter (2-0), Kay Strominski (1-0) and Harry Kraft (1-1); shutout 4 straight opponents on their way to the semi-finals. , Ronnie Kronewitter (won 1-0 and 3-0), Kay Strominski (won 6-0), And Harry Kraft eliminated defending champ Kodak Park and Shifty Gears (3-0) in the quarter-finals. Kraft started the game against Briggs and was knocked out in the first inning, giving up 5 runs. Kay Strominski came in to relieve him, but the damage was already done, Briggs winning 9-0.

Ed Tyranski Tyson, Briggs (11-23) – .478

B&B Pitchers: Jack Brown (2-0), Frank Tuppin (1-1) and Carl Hart (1-0)


  • MVP – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Tony Pieper, Briggs Mfg. (12-21) – .571 – also scored winning run in championship game to give Briggs 1-0 win.
  • HR Leader – N/A

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, MI (6-0) (Detroit)
2. B&B Clothiers, Sapulpa, OK (5-1) (Oklahoma)*
3. Bendix Brakes, South Bend, IN (4-1) (Indiana)
4. Coca-Cola, Miami, FL (4-1) (Florida)
5. Curlee Clothiers, Mayfield, KY (3-1) (Kentucky
6. Phoenix Jewelry/Tom’s Tavern, Phoenix, AZ (3-1) (Arizona)
7. Proctor & Gamble, Hamilton, ON (3-1) (Canada-Ontario)
8. Weaver Walls, Cleveland, OH (3-1) (Cleveland)
9. Coca-Colas, Grand Forks, ND (2-1) (North Dakota)*
10. Knoxville All Stars, Knoxville, TN (2-1) (Tennessee)
11. Texas Oil Products Oilers, Gladewater, TX (2-1) (Texas)*
12. Mitch Green Helm Chevy, Modesto, CA (2-1) (California)
13. Auto Specialists, St Joseph, MI (2-1) (Michigan)
14. Greenbaum Tannery, Milwaukee, WI (2-1) (Milwaukee)
15. Boone NiteHawks, Boone, IA (2-1) (Iowa)
16. Kodak Park, Rochester, NY (2-1) (Defending Champ)
17. Felton’s Cafe, Little Rock, AR (1-1) (Arkansas)
18. Montgomery Ward, Baton Rouge, LA (1-1) (Louisiana)*
19. Winnies Boots, San Francisco, CA (1-1) (San Francisco)
20. Kelvinators, Asheville, NC (0-1) (North Carolina)
21. Elrich Poultry, Washington DC (1-1) (Washington DC)
22. Utah-Idaho Sugar Co., Spanish Forks, UT (1-1) (Utah)
23. US Gypsum, Greenville, MS (1-1) (Mississippi)*
24. Forest Rangers, Missoula, MT (0-1) (Montana)
25. Phelps Dodge, Elizabeth, NJ (1-1) (New Jersey)*
26. Armstrong Cork, Lancaster, PA (0-1) (Pennsylvania)
27. Burnham-Morrill, Portland, ME (1-1) (Maine)
28. Ke-Nash-A Club, Kenosha, WI (0-1) (Wisconsin)
29. Columbia System, Cincinnati, OH (1-1) (Cincinnati)
30. Onized Club, Columbus, OH (1-1) (Ohio)
31. Caterpillar Diesel, Peoria, IL (1-1) (Illinois)
32. DuPont AA, Buffalo, NY (1-1) (Buffalo)
33. Brooks-Slattery, Atlanta, GA (0-1) (Georgia)
34. Cook-Alpert, Denver, CO (0-1) (Denver)
35. Allied Printers, Topeka, KS (0-1) (Kansas)
36. Laabs Motor Cubs, Belen, NM (0-1) (New Mexico)
37. Trinidad Electrics, Trinidad, CO (0-1) (Colorado)
38. Lee Brothers Foundry, Anniston, AL (0-1) (Alabama)
39. Cinder Blocks, Roanoke, VA (0-1) (Virginia)
40. Mokins, St. Joseph, MO (0-1) (Missouri)
41. Lincoln Falstaffs, Lincoln, NE (0-1) (Nebraska)
42. Sewickley American Legion, Pittsburgh, PA (0-1) (Pittsburgh)
43. Balfour Jewelry Mfg., Attleboro, MA (0-1) (Massachusetts)
44. Rutland Wildcats, New York City, NY (0-1) (New York)
45. Nelson Florals, Philadelphia, PA (0-1) (Philadelphia)
46. Gutta-Percha Tires, Toronto, ON (0-1) (Canada-Ontario)
47. Jersey Ice Cream, Minneapolis, MN (0-1) (Minnesota)
48. Trenton Democrat Club, Baltimore, MD (0-1) (Maryland)
49. Emeralds, New Britain, CT (0-1) (Connecticut)
50. Daws Drugs, Rochester, NY (0-1) (Rochester)
51. Hitching Post, Pawtucket, RI (0-1) (Rhode Island)
52. Liberty Drug, Charleston, WV (0-1) (West Virginia)
53. Champagne Velvets, Chicago, IL (0-1) (Chicago)
54. Hamilton Browns, St. Louis, MO (0-1) (F) (St. Louis)
55. Columbia Mills, Columbia, SC (0-1) (F) (South Carolina)
56. Rock of Ages, Graniteville, VT (0-1) (F) (Vermont)
57. Thrifty Drug, Los Angeles, CA (0-1) (F) (Los Angeles)
58. Parco Oilers, Parco, WY (0-1) (F) (Wyoming)
59. Sorgatz Hardware, Pocatello, ID (0-1) (F) (Idaho)
NA. Empress Bar, Sioux Falls, SD W/D (South Dakota) did not show up

* won game by forfeit

1936 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1936 held at Chicago, Illinois.


Champion – National Screw & Mfg. Co., Cleveland, Ohio
Runner Up – Montgomery V-8’s, Chicago, Illinois


National Screw & Mfg. Co was leading 8-3 in the 3rd inning when rain forced the postponement of the championship to the following night. The offensive fireworks continued as National Screw won 16-12.

Vera Vining (2-0 on the tournament) pitched the final game victory (she gave up 12 hits, 12 runs and walked 11, but pitched the complete game victory). Mary Skorich was 4-4 with a HR and scored 3 runs to lead the Cleveland attack. 15 year old Eliose Joliffe had 2 hits for the Cleveland girls as did Kawlck (3 runs scored), Smith (2 runs scored) and Cooper (2 runs scored). Dot Underwood was walked 3 times and scored 2 runs. D. Gramburg was 2-4 with a HR for the Chicago girls.

National Screw beat Syracuse Blue Birds 7-1 in the semifinal, defeating Nina Korgan, who was 3-0 up to that point. Mary Skorich was the winning pitcher and was backed by the hitting of Eliose Joliffe (3-3) and Dot Underwood (3-3), who both hit HRs also. Underwood’s was a grand slam. The Montgomery V8 Girls had one of the more potent offenses in the tournament, as they came into the semi finals scoring a total of 57 runs in their 3 games. They added to that total, defeating the Riveria of Buffalo 7-6 to gain the finals berth. Skorich, Jolife, Underwood and Freda Savona all came through with the sticks.

Defending champs, Weaver Walls Bloomer Girls lost to The National Screw Mfg. squad in the quarter-finals 5-0 behind the 2-hit shutout of Mary Skorich and Dot Underwood’s grand slam.

Dorothy ‘Boots’ Klupping, Chicago V-8’s was 3-1 while pitching.


  • Unofficial MVP – Mary Skorich (3-0 pitching, and went 4-4 in the championship with a Home Run and scored 3 runs)
  • HR Leader – Dot Underwood, National Screw Mfg. – 2 (both Grand Slams)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. National Screw & Mfg. Co, Cleveland OH (5-0) (Cleveland)
2. Montgomery V-8’s, Chicago, IL (4-1) (Chicago)
3. Syracuse Blue Birds, Syracuse, NE (3-1) (Nebraska)
4. Riviera Restaurant Girls, Buffalo, NY (2-1) (Buffalo)
5. Agricultural Girls, Washington, DC (1-1) * (Washington DC)
6. Treziak Oil, Council Bluffs, IA (1-1) (Iowa)
7. Rayl Sport Shop Girls, Detroit, MI (1-1) (Detroit)
8. Weaver Walls Bloomer Girls, Cleveland, OH (1-1) (Defending Champ)
9. Black Gold Sales, Oklahoma City, OK (1-1) * (Oklahoma)
10. Chesney Girls, Topeka, KS (1-1) (Kansas)
11. Red Jackets, Wichita Falls, TX (1-1) (Texas)
12. Cincinnati Girls, Cincinnati, OH (0-1) (Cincinnati)
13. Faith Mills, Salisbury, NC (0-1) (North Carolina)
14. Millmont Girls, Reading, PA (0-1) (Pennsylvania)
15. Pugh Company, Racine, WI (0-1) (Wisconsin)
16. City Transport, Lansing, MI (0-1) (Michigan)
17. Wreckerettes, Vicksburg, MS (0-1) (Mississippi)
18. Belleview Girls, Belleview, KY (0-1) (Kentucky)
19. Wiltz Girls, New Orleans, LA (0-1) (Louisiana)
20. Carter Shoe Co., Nashville, TN (0-1) (Tennessee)
21. Fairfield Girls, Fairfield, CT (0-1) (F) (Connecticut)
22. Valley City Girls Club, Valley City, ND (0-1) (North Dakota) – Did not show.

NOTES: * indicates the team won a game by forfeit. The tournament was single elimination format.

1936 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1936 held at Chicago, Illinois.


FINAL STANDINGS

1. National Screw & Mfg. Co, Cleveland OH (5-0) (Cleveland)
2. Montgomery V-8’s, Chicago, IL (4-1) (Chicago)
3. Syracuse Blue Birds, Syracuse, NE (3-1) (Nebraska)
4. Riviera Restaurant Girls, Buffalo, NY (2-1) (Buffalo)
5. Agricultural Girls, Washington, DC (1-1) * (Washington DC)
6. Treziak Oil, Council Bluffs, IA (1-1) (Iowa)
7. Rayl Sport Shop Girls, Detroit, MI (1-1) (Detroit)
8. Weaver Walls Bloomer Girls, Cleveland, OH (1-1) (Defending Champ)
9. Black Gold Sales, Oklahoma City, OK (1-1) * (Oklahoma)
10. Chesney Girls, Topeka, KS (1-1) (Kansas)
11. Red Jackets, Wichita Falls, TX (1-1) (Texas)
12. Cincinnati Girls, Cincinnati, OH (0-1) (Cincinnati)
13. Faith Mills, Salisbury, NC (0-1) (North Carolina)
14. Millmont Girls, Reading, PA (0-1) (Pennsylvania)
15. Pugh Company, Racine, WI (0-1) (Wisconsin)
16. City Transport, Lansing, MI (0-1) (Michigan)
17. Wreckerettes, Vicksburg, MS (0-1) (Mississippi)
18. Belleview Girls, Belleview, KY (0-1) (Kentucky)
19. Wiltz Girls, New Orleans, LA (0-1) (Louisiana)
20. Carter Shoe Co., Nashville, TN (0-1) (Tennessee)
21. Fairfield Girls, Fairfield, CT (0-1) (F) (Connecticut)
22. Valley City Girls Club, Valley City, ND (0-1) (North Dakota) – did not show

Notes: * won game by forfeit. The tournament was single elimination format.

1936 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1936 held at Chicago, Illinois.


Champion – Kodak Park, Rochester, New York
Runner Up – Weaver Wall Roofers, Cleveland, Ohio


Kodak Park got their 2 runs on a Harold Lindhorst double to center in the 2nd inning and scored on George Kremble’s single. Then in the 6th inning, Jasper Schied’s single scored Joe Farrell. Kremble also made an incredible game saving play at second base to stop a base hit and preserve the win. George Sutphen was 1-0 for Kodak, hurling a 3-hit shutout in his only outing. Gears was also 4-12 in the tournament (.333 average). In a game versus Vicksburg, MS, Gears struck out 15 batters and then was relieved by Joe Weightman, who then struck out the next 5 batters to give Kodak a perfect game of 21 strikeouts of 21 batters.

Frank Brauer (3-0) pitched Weaver Walls to the finals, defeating Bendix Brakes and St. Joes. Then playing Magic Chef of Chicago in the semi final, trailing 8-1, they came back and won the game 9-8 in the 14th inning. Kodak defeated British Consols of Toronto in the other semi final as Shifty Gears outdueled the great Canadian pitcher Cam Eccleston to win 5-2. Eccleston ended up the tournament with a 3-1 record, including 2 successive no hitters. he struck 36 batters in a 22 inning game.

Harold Lindhorst , Kodak Park (7-17, .412, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs scored, 2 doubles)

Tom Castle, Kodak Park (6-16, .375, HR, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs scored, 2 doubles)

Chicago’s Magic Chef eliminated defending champ Crimson Coaches 2-0 in the second round. The game went 12 innings as Harry Coon Rosen (19 Ks) outdueled Socks Wainwright (10 Ks). Rosen won the next 2 games for the Chicago squad before falling to Champion Weaver Walls 1-0. Rosen was 3-1.

Sambo Elliott, hurling for Warren Co. of Atlanta won 3 straight and then lost a heartbreaking 1-0 game. He had a shutout and only gave up 3 hits.

Ray Kaczmarek, Gifford Traders of Milwaukee was 3-1 and pitched a perfect game with 15 strikeouts.


  • MVP – Harold Shifty Gears, Kodak Park (5-0, 4 shutouts, 39 IP, 61 Ks, won final game 2-0, only giving up 4 hits in the process)
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – N/A

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Kodak Park, Rochester, NY (6-0) (Rochester)
2. Weaver Walls, Cleveland, OH (5-1) (Cleveland)
3. Greenbaum Tannery, Milwaukee, WI (4-1) (Milwaukee)
4. British Consols, Toronto, ON (3-1) (Canada-Ontario)
5. Funk Jewelers-Travis Cafe, Phoenix, AZ (2-1) (Arizona)
6. Imperial Valley Merchants, El Centro, CA (2-1) (California)
7. Warren Company Atlanta, GA (3-1) (Georgia)
8. Magic Chefs, Harvey, IL (3-1) (Chicago)
9. Coca Colas, Memphis, TN (2-1) (Tennessee)
10. Hamilton Watch, Lancaster, PA (2-1) (Pennsylvania)
11. Westport All Stars, Westport, CT (1-1) (Connecticut)
12. Pure Oils, Seminole, OK (2-1) (Oklahoma)
13. Schukei Chevrolet, Waterloo, IA (1-1) (Iowa)
14. Schweins, St. Joseph, MO (2-1) (Missouri)
15. Auto Specialists, St. Joseph, MI (1-1) (Michigan)
16. Paige Dairy, Toledo, OH (1-1) (Ohio)
17. Knight Brothers, Salt Lake City, UT (1-1) (Utah)
18. Greentree Stables, Lexington, KY (1-1) (Kentucky)
19. Trenton Democrats, Baltimore, MD (1-1) (Maryland)
20. Doc Aiello’s, Pittsburgh, PA (1-1) (Pittsburgh)
21. Brighton Beach AC, NYC, NY (1-1) (New York)
22. Cudahy Puritans, Omaha, NE (1-1) (Nebraska)
23. RB Clothiers, Cincinnati, OH (1-1) (Cincinnati)
24. Crimson Coach Tobacco, Toledo, OH (1-1) (Defending Champ)
25. Point Tavern, Grand Forks, ND (0-1) (North Dakota)
26. Colorado Fuel, Pueblo, CO (0-1) (Colorado)
27. Havre All Stars, Havre, MT (0-1) (Montana)
28. Carolina Transfer, Charlotte, NC (0-1) (North Carolina)
29. Madsen Chevrolet, Minneapolis, MN (0-1) (Minnesota)
30. Ehrlich AC, Washington DC (0-1) (Washington DC)
31. Bendix Brakes, South Bend, IN (0-1) (Indiana)
32. Caterpillar Diesels, Peoria, IL (0-1) (Illinois)
33. Hitching Post, Pawtucket, RI (0-1) (Rhode Island)
34. Electric Hose & Rubber Co. Wilmington, DE (0-1) (Delaware)
35. Cannon Tires, Birmingham, AL (0-1) (Alabama)
36. Phillips Grocers, Tyler, TX (0-1) (Texas)
37. Southern National Ins., Little Rock, AR (0-1) (Arkansas)
38. Wreckers, Vicksburg, MS (0-1) (Mississippi)
39. Roanoke Spinners, Roanoke, VA (0-1) (Virginia)
40. Cudahy Puritans, Kansas City, KS (0-1) (Kansas)
41. AG Spaulding, Springfield, MA (0-1) (Massachusetts)
42. Balletine Packers, Greenville, SC (0-1) (South Carolina)
43. Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, MI (0-1) (Detroit)
44. Liberty Trucking Co. Beloit, WI (0-1) (Wisconsin)
45. Jean’s Berghoffs, Huntington, WV (0-1) (West Virginia)
46. Ernst All Stars, New Orleans, LA (0-1) (Louisiana)
47. Waldrons Anatoles, Newark, NJ (0-1) (New Jersey)
48. Laclade Insurance, St. Louis, MO (0-1) (St. Louis)
NA. Showalters Chevrolet, Nampa, ID W/D (Idaho)

NOTE – W/D – either withdrew or could not attend

1935 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1935 held at Chicago, Illinois.


Champion – Bloomer Girls, Cleveland, Ohio
Runner Up – Hart Motor Girls, Chicago, Illinois


Tilly Valus, Bloomer Girls (3-3, with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored in the final), she was 7-10 in the final 3 games of the tournament.)

Nina Korgan pitched her first ASA game for Syracuse, NE, losing 4-3, as she hit a 3-Run HR to account for all her runs)

Hart Motors, formerly Great Northern Laundry was attempting to win its third straight Women’s title. Adel Nedjedly was the losing pitcher.

Bloomers Girls beat Detroit Rayles 7-2 in their semi final match and Hart Motors defeated their hometown rival Frain Usherettes in the other semi final.


  • Unofficial MVP – Bernice Jerry Joyce, Bloomer Girls (4-0 pitching record, including the 8-3 championship game win, she also had a hit)
  • HR Leader – Mary Whitey Doljack, Bloomer Girls (2 hits, including a 2-run HR to proved the eventual winning margin in championship) – 2

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Bloomer Girls, Cleveland, OH (4-0) (Cleveland)
2. Hart Motor Girls, Chicago, IL 3-1 (Defending Champ)
3. Rayl Sport Shop Girls, Detroit MI 2-1 (Detroit)
4. Andy Frain’s Usherettes, Chicago, IL 2-1 * (Chicago)
5. Wiltz Girls, New Orleans, LA 1-1 (Louisiana)
6. Syracuse Blue Birds, Syracuse, NE 0-1 (Nebraska)
7. Enright Coal, Rock Island, NY 0-1 (New York)
8. Sunflower Girls, Topeka, KS 0-1 (Kansas)
9. Georgie Porgie, Council Bluffs, IA 0-1 (Iowa)
10. Berman’s Girls, St. Paul, MN 0-1 (Minesota)
11. Beaver Dam Girls, Beaver Dam, WI 0-1 (Wisconsin)
12. City Transport Girls, Lansing, MI 0-1 (Michigan)
13. Gem City Beverage, Dayton, OH 0-1 (Ohio) – did not show

NOTES: * indicates the team won a game by forfeit. The tournament was single elimination format.

1935 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1935 held at Chicago, Illinois.


Champion – Crimson Coach Tobaccos, Toledo, Ohio (81-27)
Runner Up – Kodak Park, Rochester, New York


Dizzy Kirkendall, Crimson Coach (3-0, 26 IP, 33 Ks, 2 Shutouts – – Pitched 3-1 final with 11 Ks and gave up only 3 hits).

Frank Lengal and Johnny Lefty Gwardinski of Crimson Coach both had HRs in the Championship game which accounted for the three runs. – Both had 2 HRs total in the tournament.

Gears had his team outscoring their opponents 24-0 up until the final game. The Funk Jewels finished up their year with a 96-3 record. Crimson Coaches beat Roszells 7-2 in the other semi-final as Sox Wainwright fanned 14 batters for the Toledo outfit. Wainwright was 2-0 in the tournament.

Crimson Coach Tobaccos record 1934 and 1935 was 171-38. They went 5-0 and outscored their opponents 20-5.


  • MVP – Harold “Shifty” Gears, Kodak Park (5-1, 73 Ks/42 IP, 5 straight shutouts, before losing 3-1 in final, He shutout the Phoenix Jewels 3-0 in the Semi Finals)
  • Batting Leader – Johnny “Lefty” Gwardinski, Crimson Coach Tobaccos (13-22, 2 HR) – .522
  • HR Leader – George Krembel, Kodak Park (7-19, .368, 9 RBI, 4 Runs) – 4

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Crimson Coach Tobaccos, Toledo, OH (5-0) (Defending Runner-up)
2. Kodak Park, Rochester, NY (5-1) (Rochester)
3. Funk Jewelers, Phoenix, AZ (3-1) (Arizona)
4. Roszells, Peoria, IL (3-1) (Illinois)
5. C.J. Papale Construction, Pittsburgh, PA (2-1) (Pittsburgh)
6. Ewald Creamery, Minneapolis, MN (3-1) (Minnesota)*
7. Gifford Traders, Milwaukee, WI (2-1) (Milwaukee)
8. Bendix Brakes, South Bend, IN (2-1) (Indiana)*
9. Cinek Coal, Omaha, NE (1-1) (Nebraska)*
10. Atlas Life Ins., Little Rock, AR (2-1) (Arkansas)*
11. AAA Loans, Tulsa, OK (1-1) (Oklahoma)
12. Lansing Olds Sixes, Lansing, MI (1-1) (Michigan)*
13. Weaver Walls, Cleveland, OH (1-1) (Cleveland)
14. P.B. Clothiers, Cincinnati, OH (2-1) (Cincinnati)
15. Ernst All Stars, New Orleans, LA (1-1) (Louisiana)
16. McCulloughs, Atlanta, GA (1-1) (Georgia)
17. Boone Dairy, Boone, IA (0-1) (Iowa)
18. Hamilton Watch, Lancaster, PA (0-1) (Pennsylvania)
19. Agricultural Aggies, Washington, DC (1-1) (Washington DC)*
20. Great Falls AC, Great Falls, MT (0-1) (Montana)
21. Anatoles, Newark, NJ (1-1) (New Jersey)
22. Club Oakview, Newport, KY (1-1) (Kentucky)
23. US Engineer Corps, Memphis, TN (0-1) (Tennessee)
24. Falcon’s, Great Bend, KS (0-1) (Kansas)
25. Litsinger Motors, Chicago, IL (0-1) (Chicago)
26. Bowman Dairy, Madison, WI (1-1) (Wisconsin)
27. Worsted Yarns, New York City, NY (0-1) (New York)
28. Page Dairy, Toledo, OH (0-1) (Ohio)
29. Rosedale Grocers, Huntington, WV (0-1) (West Virginia)
30. Henderson Foods, Detroit, MI (0-1) (Detroit)
31. Havin Suits, Grand Forks, ND (0-1) (North Dakota)
32. Cudahy Packers, Denver, CO (0-1) (Denver)
33. Schwein’s, St. Josephs, MO (0-1) (Missouri)
34. Ke-Nash-A Club, Kenosha, WI (0-1) (Defending Champ)
35. Emeralds, New Britain CT (0-1) (F) (Connecticut)
36. Houde Welfare Office, Buffalo, NY (0-1) (Buffalo) did not show up
37. Holly Motors, Tyler TX (0-1) (F) (Texas)
38. Massachusetts State (no name listed) (0-1) (Massachusetts) did not show up
39. FERA, Charleston, SC (0-1) (F) (South Carolina)
40. Clearwater Stars, Clearwater, FL (0-1) (Florida) did not show up
41. Shosters, Wilmington, DE (0-1) (F) (Delaware)
42. Carolina Aluminum, Baden-Charlotte, NC (0-1) (North Carolina) did not show up

* -won a game by forfeit

NOTE – More losses than wins as Wilmington-DE and Charlotte-NC were matched against each other in the first round, neither showed – Double Forfeit.

1934 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1934 held at Chicago, Illinois.


Champion – Hart Motors Girls, Chicago, Illinois
Runner Up – Gem City Beverage, Dayton, Ohio


Gem City beverage beat the New Orleans Wiltz Girls 17-8 in the semi finals. They beat the Chrysler Girls of Detroit 20-9 in their first game. The Hart Motor Girls beat the Chicago Bloomer Girls in the other semi-final.

Catherine Fellmeth, Hart Motors (pitched championship game and won 5-1). The team, formerly known as Great Northern Laundry won its second consecutive championship.


FINAL STANDINGS
1. Hart Motors Girls, Chicago, IL (3-0) (Defending Champ-Great Northern)
2. Gem City Beverage, Dayton, OH (2-1) (Ohio)
3t. Bloomer Girls, Chicago, IL (1-1) (Chicago)
3t. Wilts Girls, New Orleans, LA (1-1) (Louisiana)
5t. Fisher Food Girls, Cleveland, OH (0-1) (Cleveland)
5t. Enright Coal, Rock Isle, IL (0-1) (Illinois)
5t. Janesville Girls, Janesville, WI (0-1) (Wisconsin)
5t. Chrysler Girls, Detroit, MI (0-1) (Detroit)

NOTES: The tournament was single elimination format.

1934 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1934 held at Chicago, Illinois


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


  • MVP – 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 (5-0) (Wisconsin)
2. Crimson Coach Tobaccos, Toledo, OH (4-1) (Ohio)
3. Funk Jewelers, Phoenix, AZ (3-1) (Arizona)
4. Cudahy Puritans, Kansas City, KS (3-1) (Kansas)
5. Westport All Stars, Westport, CT (2-1) (Connecticut)
6. Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, MI (2-1) (Defending Runner-up)
7. Red Top Beers, Newport, KY (2-1) (Kentucky)
8. National Bank of Commerce, Tulsa, OK (2-1) (Oklahoma)
9. United Workers Lodge, Grand Forks, ND (1-1) (North Dakota)
10. Gulf Refining Company, Flint, MI (1-1) (Michigan)
11. Banker’s Life Insurance, Lincoln, NE (1-1) (Nebraska)
12. Bear Cats, Hammond, IN (1-1) (Indiana)
13. Le Mae Laundry, Memphis, TN (1-1) (Tennessee)
14. Orlando Stars, Orlando, FL (1-1) (Florida)
15. Hindu Koosh Grotto, Hamilton, ON (1-1) * (Canada)
16. Cobblestones, Parkersburg, WV (1-1) * (West Virginia)
17. Joseph Gill Boosters, Chicago, IL (0-1) (Chicago)
18. Patty Annes, Boone, IA (0-1) (Iowa)
19. East Liberty Shamrocks, Pittsburgh, PA (0-1) (Pittsburgh)
20. Liberty Drugs, San Antonio, TX (0-1) (Texas)
21. St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA (0-1) (Louisiana)
22. Western Electric Company, Atlanta, GA (0-1) (Georgia)
23. Greyhounds, Cincinnati, OH (0-1) (Cincinnati)
24. City Firemen, Chillicothe, MO (0-1) (Missouri)
25. Jersey Bread Company, Paterson, NJ (0-1) (New Jersey)
26. National Mines, Ishpeming, MI (0-1) (Michigan)
27. JP Sumerachis, Detroit, MI (0-1) (Detroit)
28. Seeberg Clothiers, Buffalo, NY (0-1) (Buffalo)
29. Decatur Staleys, Decatur, IL (0-1) (Illinois)
30. JL Friedman Boosters, Chicago, IL (0-1) (Defending Champ)
31. Second Ward Democrats, St. Louis, MO (0-1) (F) (St. Louis)
32. Herald, Washington DC (0-1) (Washington D.C.) did not show up

* won a game by forfeit


CONSOLATION BRACKET

1. Joseph Gill Boosters, Chicago, IL (4-0) (4-1) overall record
2. Patty Annes, Boone, IA (3-1) (3-2)
3. East Liberty Shamrocks, Pittsburgh, PA (2-1) (2-2)*
4. Liberty Drugs, San Antonio, TX (2-1) (2-2)
5. St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, LA (1-1) (1-2)
6. Western Electric Company, Atlanta, GA (1-1) (1-2)
7. Greyhounds, Cincinnati, OH (1-1) (1-2)
8. City Firemen, Chillicothe, MO (1-1) (1-2)*
9. Jersey Bread Company, Paterson, NJ (0-1) (0-2)
10. National Mines, Ishpeming, MI (0-1) (0-2)
11. JP Sumerachis, Detroit, MI (0-1) (0-2)
12. Seeberg Clothiers, Buffalo, NY (0-1) (0-2)
13. Decatur Staleys, Decatur, IL (0-1) (0-2)
14. JL Friedman Boosters, Chicago, IL (0-1) (0-2)
15. Second Ward Democrats, St. Louis, MO (0-1) (0-2) did not show up for consolation bracket
16. Herald, Washington DC (0-1) (0-2) did not show up

* won game by forfeit

1933 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1933 held at Chicago, Illinois.


Champion – Great Northern Laundry Girls, Chicago, IL
Runner Up – Chase Park Girls, Chicago, IL


The Laundry Girls rolled through the competition in the first national. There was no doubt about the superiority of the winners as they outscored their opponents 35-4 in the 3 games it took to win the title. They defeated Chicago’s Roby Playground 7-0 in the Quarterfinal, then Downers Grove of Illinois 10-1 in the Semi Finals and won the championship game in convincing fashion over Chase Park Girls 18-3.

Ann Gindel was the star for the Laundry Girls at the plate and in the field.

15 Teams entered the first National Championship, including these champs from Chicago; Chicago’s Chase Park Girls (Chicago Park champions); Chicago’s Great Northern Laundry (Chicago Independent champs); Chicago’s Judge Hasten Debutantes (Chicago River Park champs); Chicago’s Roby Playground (Chicago Girls Playground champs) and Chicago’s St. Bridget’s (Chicago Church champs). St. Romans, Chicago.

These other teams also entered as well; Brazil All-Stars of Indiana; Caledonia, Ontario (Canadian Women’s champs); St. Romans of Chicago, Western Printerettes of Racine, WI; Hoosier Beers and The Sailorettes, both of South Bend, IN; Downers Grove (Illinois), Erie Girls (Pennsylvania), Fort Atkinson (Wisconsin) and Rock Island (Illinois).

Not much more info is available.


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)
1. Great Northern Laundry Girls, Chicago, IL (3-0)
2. Chase Park Girls, Chicago, IL (Chicago Park)
3t. Downers Grove, IL (Illinois)
3t. N/A
5t. Roby Playground, Chicago, IL (Chicago Playground)
5t. N/A
5t. N/A
5t. N/A

NOTES: The tournament was single elimination format.

1933 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1933 held at Chicago, Illinois


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


JL Friedman Boosters also played in the NSA National Tournament series events, 24-2 record. Coon Rosen had a 19-1 record, with 311 K, 185 IP. They had an 108-11 record for the season.


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


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. JL Friedman Boosters, Chicago, IL 5-0 (Chicago Metro Champ)
2. Briggs Body Works, Detroit, MI (Detroit Champ)
3. Joliet Signs, Joliet, IL (Central Illinois Champ)

Rest of standings are incomplete, but these teams attended and played unless listed otherwise.

Wemcos, Lake Mills, IA
Miller High Lifes, Kenosha, WI 5-4 (International Softball Champ-Milwaukee)
JL Friedman Boosters, Chicago, IL (Chicago Metro Champ)
Berwyn Boosters, Chicago, IL (Chicago Metro Runner-up)
Hawthorne Playground, Chicago, IL (Chicago Board of Education Playground Champ)
Emmett Playground, Chicago, IL
Buckberg Boosters (Chicago South Side Fastpitch Championship)
Rochello Furniture-William Riegers, Chicago, IL
West Side Blessed Sacrament (Chicago CYO Church Championship)
South Side Assumption
Six Points AC, Chicago, IL (Chicago 14-Inch Free Lance Championship)
Lawrence C. O’Brien’s, Chicago, IL (Chicago South Park Champ)
Chicago South Park Commissioners, Chicago, IL
Denver Athletic Club, Denver, CO (Denver Metro Championship)
Elephants, Denver, CO
Dunlap Clothiers, Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Ohio Valley Championship)
Rhein Florists, Cincinnati, OH
Third Ward, Bellville, MO (St. Louis Young Democrats Championship)
26th Ward, Belleville, MO
St. Petersburg Stars, St. Petersburg, FL (state champs for two years)
(Florida Champ) – may have dropped out
Westport All Stars, Westport, CT (Connecticut Champ)
Hamilton AC, Ontario, Canada (Canada Champ)
LeMar Laundry Cleaners, Memphis, TN (Tennessee Champ)
Kaufman’s Market, Shelbyville, IN
Granada Theatre, Indianapolis, IN (Indianapolis Metro Champ)
Masers Grocery, Lincoln, NE (Nebraska Champ)
Olive Hill AC, Olive, KY (Kentucky Champ)
Jersey Breads, Paterson, NJ (New Jersey Champ)
Sunset AC, Cohoes, NY (New York Champ)
Wildwood Tavern, Pullman, IL (Illinois At-Large Team)
Democrats, Michigan City, IN (Indiana At-Large Team)
Brazil All Stars, Brazil, IN (Indiana At-Large Team)
Bugg’s Grocery, Janesville, WI (Wisconsin At-Large Team)
Western Printers, Racine, WI (Wisconsin At-Large Team)
Matuschka Lithia Beer, Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee At-Large Team)
Square Deal Food Shop, Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee At-Large Team)
Clearwater All Stars, Clearwater, FL (Florida At-Large Team)
Funk Jewelry, Phoenix, AZ (could not attend) (Arizona At-Large Team)


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.

JL Friedman Boosters Lineup and stats for National Softball Association games played in route to the Century of Progress Softball Championship

Manager – Wally Wurth
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Paul Schaeffer, CF .312
Swede Lundeen, LF .348
Lefty Jankowski, SF .462
Quacky Feldstein, C .507
Rudy Peterson, 1B .480
Coon Rosen, P .420
Alex Bojacki, SS .378
Obbie Horwitz, 3B .500
Lew Prybil, 2B .350
George Buske, RF .303
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The above figures were for the 37 games, in which 35 were victories, including the last 19 in a row. They were 24-2 in the Chicago District of the NSA. Here are the stats of the 2 outstanding pitchers for Friedman.

Coon Rosen – 19-1 Record, 311 Strikeouts in 185 Innings. 33 scoreless innings in which he allowed but two hits. Recorded 22 strikeouts in a single game on several occasions. Red Cohen 16-1 record, 185 K in 129 innings.