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2000 WASA AA Worlds

2000 Tournament Site Unknown

Champion –  Lashley Construction, Frostburg, MD
Runner Up – Roosters/A+ Mortgage/Astros/Easton, Reynoldsburg OH

*remainder of standings unknown

  • MVP – Brian May, Lashley Construction (25-28, .893, 2 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Brett Helmer, Lashley Construction (26-32, .813) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Jeff Wallace, Lashley Construction ((28-30, 9 HRs) – .933
  • Defensive Award – Demond Thomas, Lashley

All Tournament Team

  • Brian May, Lashley Construction (25-28, .893, 2 HRs)
  • Jeff Wallace, Lashley Construction (28-30, . 933, 9 HRs)
  • Brett Helmer, Lashley Construction (26-32, .813, 10 HRs)
  • David Hood, Lashley Constructions (24-31, .774, 5 HRs)
  • Billy Bird, Lashley Constructions (18-29, .621, 6 HRs)
  • Dewayne Nevitt, Lashley Construction (18-27, .667, 5 HRs)
  • Demond Thomas, Lashley Construction (25-28, .893, 7 HRs)
  • Chris Lashley, Lashley Construction (21-25, .840, 6 HRs)
  • David Wallace, Lashley Construction (19-26, .731, 7 HRs)
  • Managers/Coaches – Cobbie Harrison, Jack Lashley, Dave Watanabe and Billy Bird

*no other info on remainder of team

1980 NASL

1980 NASL Franchise Information

Teams coming from the APSPL:

  • Cleveland Competitors
  • Milwaukee Schlitz

New Teams:

  • Cincinnati Rivermen – (recruited some of the APSPL Cincinnati Suds players)
  • Lexington Stallions – (recruited some of the APSPL Kentucky Bourbons players)
  • Pittsburgh Champions – (recruited some of the APSPL Pittsburgh Hard Hats players)
  • Chicago Nationwide Advertising – (recruited some of the players of the old APSPL disbanded Chicago Storm)
  • Detroit Auto Kings – (recruited some of the players of the APSPL disbanded Detroit Caesars)
  • Fort Wayne Huggie Bears – (recruited some of the players of the APSPL disbanded Fort Wayne Scouts)

1980 NASL Regular Season Final Standings

Eastern Division                Record  Pct.        GB

Detroit Auto Kings                           35-26     .574          –

Cleveland Competitors                  31-32     .492        5.0

Cincinnati Rivermen                       25-37     .403        10.5

Pittsburgh Champions                    25-39     .391        11.5

 

Western Division                              Record  Pct.        GB

Milwaukee Schlitz                            47-13     .786          –

Chicago Nationwide Advertising 43-19     .694        5.0

Lexington Stallions                           30-32     .486        18.0

Fort Wayne Huggie Bears                             11-49     .183        36.0

Top two teams in each division made the playoffs, The two division winners then met in the World Series.

1980 NASL All-Star Game (Willoughby, OH)- July 19

West All-Stars beat East All-Stars               10-7

– 1st Game MVP- Phil Higgins, West (3-4, HR, 2 Doubles, 3 RBIs)

East All-Stars beat West All-Stars               17-5

– 2nd Game MVP- Mike Turk, East (2 HRs, 4 RBIs)

NASL Eastern All-Stars (stats at time of game – July 19)

  • MGR- Mike Gouin, Detroit
  • P- Dana Andry, Cleveland              (.342, 21, 44)
  • C- Benny Holt, Cleveland               (.517, 17, 49)
  • 1B-Gary Geister, Detroit                (.365, 16, 45)
  • 2B-Tony Mazza, Detroit                 (.428,  0, 22)
  • 3B-Mike Turk, Detroit                     (.444, 11, 38)
  • SS-Jim Picard, Pittsburgh               (.455,  0, 11)
  • OF-Matt Partridge, Detroit           (.489,  6, 28)
  • OF-Doc Booker, Cleveland            (.472, 11, 51)
  • OF-Roger Snatchko, Pittsburgh   (.519, 11, 49)
  • OF-Mike O’Brien, Cincinnati         (.387, 10, 39)

Utility Players/Alternates:            ————–

  • 2B-Ed DePompei, Cleveland        (.373,  0, 16)
  • OF-Jerry Jarvela, Detroit                (.417,  0, 27)
  • OF-Ed Zalewski, Pittsburgh           (.427, 10, 36)
  • OF-Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati               (.463, 19, 43)
  • 2B-Mark Johnson, Pittsburgh      (.370,  0, 19)

NASL Western All-Stars (stats at time of game – July 19)

  • MGR- Eddie Zolna, Chicago
  • P- Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (.503,  7, 52, 22-10 Pitching)
  • C- Willie Simpson, Chicago           (.535,  3, 55)
  • 1B-Dennis Graser, Milwaukee     (.472,  8, 53)
  • 2B-Lou Banks, Ft. Wayne               (.486, 14, 51)
  • 3B-Don Rardin Jr., Lexington       (.506,  2, 54)
  • SS-Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee         (.443,  1, 40)
  • OF-Ron Olesiak, Chicago                (93-161, .579, 24, 101, 13 2Bs, 4 3Bs)
  • OF-Tommy Spahn, Chicago           (.544, 12, 76)
  • OF-Phil Higgins, Milwaukee         (.497, 10, 63)
  • OF-Curt Dusek, Chicago                 (.459,  0, 38)

Utility Players/Alternates:            ————–

  • P- Phil Schroer, Lexington             (.403,  0, 39)
  • SS-Ken Kamradt, Chicago              (.472,  1, 51)
  • 2B-Buddy Haines, Chicago            (.514, 15, 69)
  • 2B-Cardell Collins, Ft. Wayne       (.345,  8, 36)
  • OF-Phil Gowdy, Lexington            (.388,  0, 25)

1980 NASL Playoffs

Divisional Championship round

Detroit beat Cleveland                   6-4, 8-7, 19-4, 5-10, 14-5;                                             (4-1)

Milwaukee beat Chicago                               9-13, 10-7, 17-12, 16-12, 10-17, 22-17;  (4-2)

World Series

Milwaukee beat Detroit                                 19-11, 10-12, 12-16, 22-13, 13-4, 12-3, 11-9;        (5-2)

World Series MVP –    Ken Parker,  Milwaukee (17-29, .586, 16 RBIs)

1980 NASL League Leaders

Batting                                                  Home Runs                                         RBIs

Ron Olesiak, Chicago       .555        Benny Holt, Cleveland    42           Ron Olesiak, Chicago       124

Don Rardin, Lexington   .548        Dana Andry, Cleveland  34           Buddy Haines, Chicago   115

Benny Holt, Cleveland    .533        Ron Olesiak, Chicago       34           Dennis Graser, Milw.      98

Tom Spahn, Chicago        .527        Mike LaFever, Cinn.         34           Mike Krolicki, Chicago    98

Jake Jakobi, Chicago        .520        Gary Geister, Detroit      31           Tom Spahn, Chicago        97

Buddy Haines, Chicago   .518        Dennis Graser, Milw.      30           Phil Higgins, Milwaukee 95

Ken Kamradt, Chicago    .517        Jim Bizzell, Cleveland      29           Benny Holt, Cleveland    95

Paul Campbell, Cinn.       .514        Fred Ryan, Pittsburgh     29           Mike LaFever, Cinn.         88

Rick Weiterman, Milw.  .510        Buddy Haines, Chicago   27           Jim Bizzell, Cleveland      87

Willie Simpson, Chic.       .506        Jerry Gadette, Detroit    24           Dana Andry, Cleveland  85

Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee              .496        Jim Tuttle, Cinn.                24           Gary Geister, Detroit      80

1980 NASL All Pro Team

  • P -Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee                  (132-259, .510, 13 HRs,  65 RBIs, 45-13 Pitching)
  • P- Dana Andry, Cleveland                              (               34 HRs,  85 RBIs)
  • P- Mike Krolicki, Chicago                               (                        98 RBIs, 10 3Bs)  27-6 Pitching as of July 21
  • C- Benny Holt, Cleveland                               (         .533, 42 HRs,  95 RBIs)
  • 1B-Dennis Graser, Milwaukee                     (131-273, .480, 30 HRs,  98 RBIs, 23 2Bs, 6 3Bs)
  • 2B- Buddy Haines, Chicago                           (142-274, .518, 27 HRS, 115 RBIs, 19 2Bs)
  • SS- Mike Turk, Detroit                                    (
  • 3B- Donnie Rardin Jr., Lexington                (157-286, .548, 20 2Bs, 14 3Bs)
  • SS- Ken Kamradt, Chicago                             (149-288. .517)
  • SS- Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee                        (127-256, .496)
  • OF- Ron Olesiak, Chicago – LEAGUE MVP (152-274, .555, 34 HRs, 124 RBIs, 27 2Bs, 9 3Bs)
  • OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee                        (127-262, .485, 16 HRs,  95 RBIs, 33 2Bs, 8 3Bs)
  • OF- Tom Spahn, Chicago                                                (137-260, .527, 15 HRs,  97 RBIs)
  • OF- Doc Booker, Cleveland                           (         .483, 23 HRs,  70 RBIs, 19 2Bs)
  • OF- Mike LaFever, Cincinnati                       (               34 HRs,  88 RBIs)
  • OF- Roger Snatchko, Pittsburgh                 (129-270, .478)
  • OF- Curt Dusek, Chicago                                (109-264, .413)
  • Utility- Jim Dillard, Milwaukee                    (               22 2Bs)
  • Utility- Willie Simpson, Chicago (127-152, .506, 23 2Bs, 13 3Bs)
  • Utility- Jake Jakobi, Chicago                         (127-244, .520)
  • Utility- Paul Campbell, Cincinnati               (         .514)

OTHERS Having Good Seasons:

  • Matt Partridge, Detroit                                  (               22 HRs)
  • Jim Bizzell, Cleveland                                      (   -261,       29 HRs, 87 RBIs)
  • Mike LeFever, Cincinnati                               (               34 HRs, 88 RBIs)
  • Gary Geister, Detroit                                       (               31 HRs, 80 RBIs
  • Fred Ryan, Pittsburgh                                     (               29 HRs,
  • Jerry Gadette, Detroit                                    (               24 HRs,
  • Dick Laba, Milwaukee                                    (                       10 3Bs)
  • Chuck Sidewind, Cleveland                           (                8 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • Derek Gallagher, Milwaukee                       (
  • Ken Parker, Milwaukee                                  (
  • Cal Carmen, Detroit                                         (

The NASL and the APSPL merged leagues after the 1980 season and formed a new league called the United Professional Softball League (UPSL).  Many of the NASL and APSPL teams joined in the re-formation of the new league.  Many teams also disbanded operations and some new teams were formed in previous cities where the APSPL and NASL once existed

Professional Slow Pitch Softball History

Dennis Hasty’s Pro Softball “Flickr” Page

http://www.detroitcaesars.blogspot.com/

  • American Professional Slow Pitch League (APSPL) 1977-1980
  • North American Softball League (NASL) 1980
  • United Professional Softball League (UPSL) 1981-1982
  • All Time Professional Slow Pitch Softball Team

Pro Softball World Series Results

Year
Champion
Runner-up
Result
World Series MVP
1977-APSPL
Detroit Caesars
Baltimore Monuments
4-0
Mike Nye, Detroit
1978-APSPL
Detroit Caesars
Minnesota Norsemen
4-0
Bert Smith, Detroit
1979-APSPL
Milwaukee Schlitz
Kentucky Bourbons
5-3
Rick Weiterman, Milw.
1980-APSPL
Rochester Express
Pittsburgh Hardhats
5-4
Don Brown, Rochester
1980-NASL
Milwaukee Schlitz
Detroit Auto Kings
5-2
Ken Parker, Milwaukee
1981-UPSL
Kentucky Bourbons
New England Pilgrims
5-3
Bill Gatti, Kentucky
1982-UPSL
Milwaukee Schlitz
Detroit Softball City
5-1
Dick Laba, Milwaukee

Regular Season League MVP's
Benny Holt, Chicago - 1977 APSPL MVP
Ron Ford, Detroit - 1978 APSPL MVP
Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee - 1979 APSPL MVP
Bill Gatti, Kentucky - 1980 APSPL MVP
Ron Olesiak, Chicago - 1980 NASL MVP
Bill Gatti, Kentucky - 1981 UPSL MVP
Dana Andry, Cleveland - 1982 UPSL MVP
Regular Season Home Run Leaders
Year		Home Run Leader			HRs
1977-APSPL	Benny Holt, Chicago		89
1978-APSPL	Ronnie Ford, Detroit		80
1979-APSPL	Ronnie Ford, Detroit		43
1980-APSPL	Bill Gatti, Kentucky		21
		Bob Schuster, Rochester 	21
1980-NASL	Benny Holt, Cleveland		42
1981-UPSL	Bill Gatti, Kentucky		38
1982-UPSL	Dana Andry, Cleveland		65
Regular Season RBI Leaders
Year		RBI Leader			RBIs
1977-APSPL	Benny Holt, Chicago		187
1978-APSPL	Ronnie Ford, Detroit		201
1979-APSPL	Ronnie Ford, Detroit		122
1980-APSPL	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	 	 87
1980-NASL	Ron Olesiak, Chicago		124
1981-UPSL	Bill Gatti, Kentucky		 99
1982-UPSL	Mike Macenko, Cleveland		140
Regular Season Batting Leaders
Year		Batting Leader			Avg.
1977-APSPL	Benny Holt, Chicago		.690
1978-APSPL	Mike Nye, Detroit		.654
1979-APSPL	Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee	.557
1980-APSPL	Rich Brown, Rochester		.494
1980-NASL	Ron Olesiak, Chicago		.556
1981-UPSL	Bill Gatti, Kentucky		.622
1982-UPSL	Dana Andry, Cleveland		.618

1977 APSPL Regular Season Final Standings
Eastern Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Baltimore Monuments		33-20	.623	  -
New York Clippers		20-36	.357	14.5
Pittsburgh Hardhats		17-37	.315	16.5
New Jersey Statesmen		16-38	.296	17.5
Central Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Kentucky Bourbons		40-16	.714	  -
Cleveland Jaybirds		32-24	.571	 8.0
Cincinnati Suds			30-25	.545	 9.5
Columbus All-Americans		16-40	.286	24.0
Mid Western Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Detroit Caesars			42-14	.750	  -
Milwaukee Copper Hearth		39-17	.696	 3.0
Minnesota Goofys		24-30	.445	17.0
Chicago Storm			22-34	.393	20.0
1977 Player of the Week Awards
Ron Ford, Detroit
Lawrence Hutcherson, Baltimore
Gene Parrish, Minnesota
Phil Higgins, Milwaukee
Benny Holt, Chicago
Gary Richter, New York
Jack Gansheimer, Cleveland
Phil Schroer, Kentucky
Benny Holt, Chicago
Mike Applin, Cincinnati
Roger Wilt, Cleveland
Donnie Rardin Jr., Kentucky
John Spadaccino, New Jersey
Mike Nye, Detroit

Top 2 teams in each division made playoffs. Two division winners with best record received byes. The division winner with the worst record played the wild-card with the worst record. The remaining two wild-card teams played. The two winners then matched up with the division winners receiving a bye depending on their seed.  The final two teams then met in the World Series.

1977 APSPL Playoffs
1st Round - Detroit and Kentucky (both received a 1st Round Bye)
      	Baltimore beat New York  	15-14, 10-9; 			(2-0)
	Cleveland beat Milwaukee	11-10, 5-9, 14-7; 		(2-1)
Semi-finals
      	Baltimore beat Kentucky 	6-17, 10-4, 15-10; 		(2-1)
	Detroit beat Cleveland 		4-7, 22-5, 8-6; 		(2-1)
	- Playoff  MVP - Johnny Dollar, Baltimore (12-16, .750, 8 RBIs)
World Series
      	Detroit beat Baltimore 		18-16, 13-8, 25-16, 28-11; 	(4-0)
	World Series  MVP - Mike Nye, Detroit (12-20, .600, 2 HRs, 3 2Bs, 4 RBIs, 10 Runs)
	-Note (Detroit) - Doug Gerdes (10-13, .769, 3 HRs, 3 2Bs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs), Bert Smith (2 HRs, 5 RBIs),
	- Ron Ford (3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs), Jim Mitchell (2 HRs, 6 RBIs), Gary Geister (6-12, .500, 4 HRs, 12 RBIs, 4 Runs)
	-Note (Baltimore) - Larry Hutcherson (10-15, .667, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs), Al Lightner (10-12, .833, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs),
	- John Copenhaver (4 HRs, 7 RBIs)
1977 APSPL League Leaders
Batting	(150 at bats)		Home Runs			RBIs				Run Scored
Benny Holt, Chicago	.690	Benny Holt, Chicago	89	Benny Holt, Chicago	187	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	150
Mike Nye, Detroit	.659	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	85	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	184	Mike Nye, Detroit	147
Gene Parrish, Minnesota	.622	Al Gibson, Detroit	61	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	131	Benny Holt, Chicago	144
Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	.611	Doug Gerdes, Detroit	60	Larry Hutcherson, Balt.	129	Doug Gerdes, Detroit	125
Ronnie Ford, Detroit	.607	Ron Olesiak, Chicago	55	Tom Spahn, Chicago	129	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	120
Buddy Haines, Chicago	.605	Bert Smith, Detroit	53	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	127	Tom Spahn, Chicago	116
Doug Czaplewski, Milw.	.603	Tom Miller, Pittsburgh	52	Doug Gerdes, Detroit	124	Gene Parrish, Minnesota	115
Tom Pappas, Columbus	.602	Tom Spahn, Chicago	49	Tom Miller, Pittsburgh	124	Ken Parker, Milwaukee	104
John Copenhaver, Balt.	.599	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	48	Bert Smith, Detroit	122	Mike Gouin, Detroit	103
Doug Gerdes, Detroit	.599	Larry Hutcherson, Balt.	45	Al Gibson, Detroit	119	Jim Dillard, Milwaukee	102
Larry Hutcherson, Balt.	.596	Jack Gansheimer, Cleve.	44	Jim Dillard, Milwaukee	117	Buddy Haines, Chicago	101
Rick Linz, Cincinnati	.587	Dana Andry, Cleveland	43	Jack Gansheimer, Cleve.	114	Joe Russell, Minnesota	 98
Gary Richter, New York	.587	Dale Palm, Minnesota	42	Ron Olesiak, Chicago	112	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	 95
Mike Foley, New York	.585	Buddy Haines, Chicago	42	Dale Palm, Minnesota	112	Bobby Reid, Cleveland	 95
Ron Olesiak, Chicago	.581	Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh	41	Joe Russell, Minnesota	111	John Copenhaver, Balt.	 94
Bob Boysen, Minnesota	.578	Mike Applin, Cincinn.	41	Ken Parker, Milwaukee	109	Ron Olesiak, Chicago	 94
Al Gibson, Detroit	.569	Phil Huggins, Milwaukee	41	Mike Nye, Detroit	104	Larry Hutcherson, Bal.	 93
Mike Applin, Cincinnati	.563	Ken Parker, Milwaukee	37	Jim Nelson, Pitsburgh	100	Rick Petrunyak, Cleve.	 92
Jay Smith, Baltimore	.562	Steve Loya, Cleveland	37	Buddy Haines, Chicago	100	Dana Andry, Cleveland	 92
1977 APSPL All Pro Team
P- Phil Schroer, Kentucky		( 76-142, .535,  4 HRs,  53 RBIs,  53 Runs, 15-5 Pitching)
P- Tom Gorski, Milwaukee		(112-224, .500, 22 HRs,  75 RBIs,  80 Runs, 17-8 Pitching)
P- Tony Mazza, Detroit			( 61-139, .461,  2 HRs,  25 RBIs,  45 Runs, 23-6 Pitching, 
C- Benny Holt, Chicago - LEAGUE  MVP 	(149-216, .690, 89 HRs, 187 RBIs, 144 Runs, 25 BBs) - Chicago MVP - Won Triple Crown
C- Mike Applin, Cincinnati		(107-190, .563, 41 HRs, 104 RBIs,  82 Runs) - Cincinnati MVP
C- Bill Gatti, Kentucky			( 97-180, .539, 48 HRs, 127 RBIs,  95 Runs, 35 BBs, 10 SFs) - Kentucky MVP
1B- Doug Gerdes, Detroit		(126-237, .599, 60 HRs, 124 RBIs, 125 Runs)
1B- Joe Russell, Minnesota		(119-217, .548, 35 HRs, 111 RBIs,  98 Runs, 11 SFs)
1B- Tom Miller, Pittsburgh		( 99-182, .544, 52 HRs, 124 RBIs,  82 Runs, 23 BBs, 9 SFs) - Pittsburgh MVP
2B- Buddy Haines, Chicago		(124-205, .605, 42 HRs, 100 RBIs, 101 Runs)
2B- Doug Czaplewski, Milwaukee		(123-204, .603,  1 HRs,  43 RBIs,  92 Runs)
2B- Donnie Rardin, Kentucky		(119-222, .536,  4 HRs,  51 RBIs,  81 Runs, 17-5 Pitching)
3B- John Copenhaver, Baltimore		(112-187, .599, 36 HRs,  95 RBIs,  94 Runs)
3B- Jim Dillard, Milwaukee		(117-215, .544, 34 HRs, 117 RBIs, 102 Runs)
3B- Bill Speaks, Columbus		(108-203, .532, 17 HRs,  97 RBIs,  72 Runs, 14 SFs) - Columbus MVP
SS- Ronnie Ford, Detroit		(145-239, .607, 85 HRs, 184 RBIs, 150 Runs, 25 BBs)
SS- Tom Pappas, Columbus		(109-181, .602,  0 HRs,  45 RBIs,  68 Runs)
SS- Ricky Linz, Cincinnati		( 91-155, .587,  1 HRs,  33 RBIs,  60 Runs)
OF- Mike Nye, Detroit 			(170-258, .659, 36 HRs, 104 RBIs, 147 Runs, 30 2Bs, 12 3Bs) - Detroit MVP
OF- Bert Smith, Detroit			(103-201, .512, 53 HRs, 122 RBIs,  90 Runs)
OF- Gene Parrish, Minnesota		(140-225, .622, 22 HRs,  83 RBIs, 115 Runs, 21 2Bs) - Minnesota MVP
OF- Mike Gouin, Detroit			(119-212, .561, 35 HRs, 124 RBIs, 103 Runs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee		(130-211, .611, 41 HRs, 131 RBIs, 120 Runs, 25 2Bs, 10 3Bs) - Milwaukee MVP
OF- Jay Smith, Baltimore		(113-201, .562,  2 HRs,  48 RBIs,  81 Runs)
OF- Lawrence Hutcherson, Baltimore	(109-183, .596, 45 HRs, 129 RBIs,  93 Runs) - Baltimore MVP
OF- John Spadaccino, New Jersey		( 93-169, .550, 32 HRs,  97 RBIs,  90 Runs, 32 BBs) - New Jersey MVP
OF- John Dollar, Baltimore		( 70-134, .522,  5 HRs,  50 RBIs,  62 Runs)
OF- Ken Parker, Milwaukee		(133-244, .545, 37 HRs, 109 RBIs, 104 Runs)
OF- Frank Cammailere, New York		( 78-150, .520, 16 HRs,  54 RBIs,  50 Runs) - New York MVP
OF- Rick Petrunyak, Cleveland		(112-208, .538, 16 HRs,  70 RBIs,  92 Runs, 32 2Bs)
OF- Bobby Reid, Cleveland		(107-200, .535,  8 HRS,  53 RBIs,  95 Runs, 30 2Bs, 15 3Bs)
OTHERS Having Good Seasons:
Jim Mitchell, Detroit			( 79-131, .603, 37 HRs,  77 RBIs,  68 Runs)
Doc Booker, Cleveland			( 44- 73, .603, 14 HRs,  47 RBIs,  38 Runs)
Gary Richter, New York			( 88-150, .587, 24 HRs,  71 RBIs,  61 Runs)
Mike Foley, New York			( 87-154, .585, 32 HRs,  85 RBIs,  62 Runs)
Gary Geister, Detroit			( 55- 94, .585, 22 HRs,  56 RBIs,  40 Runs)
Ron Olesiak, Chicago			(107-184, .581, 55 HRs, 112 RBIs,  94 Runs)
Bob Boyson, Minnesota			( 89-154, .578,  3 HRs,  44 RBIs,  64 Runs)
Al Gibson, Detroit			(112-197, .569, 61 HRs, 119 RBIs,  89 Runs)
Nick Sessoms, Baltimore			(118-214, .551,  2 HRs,  35 RBIs,  80 Runs, 18-9 Pitching)
Jeff Middlestadt, Milwaukee		( 61-111, .550, 30 HRs,  69 RBIs,  52 Runs)
Lou Boone, Minnesota			( 40- 73, .548, 14 HRs,  36 RBIs,  37 Runs)
Fred Miller, Kentucky			( 26- 48, .542, 12 HRs,  30 RBIs,  20 Runs)
Tom Spahn, Chicago			(125-231, .541, 49 HRs, 129 RBIs, 116 Runs, 13 3Bs)
Roger Wilt, Cleveland			( 88-163, .540, 20 HRs,  69 RBIs,  64 Runs)
Rod Warren, Baltimore			( 84-156, .538, 30 HRs,  84 RBIs,  77 Runs)
Larry Chiapetta, New York		( 75-142, .528, 12 HRs,  42 RBIs,  60 Runs)
Tex Collins, Detroit			( 79-150, .527, 26 HRs,  60 RBIs,  66 Runs)
John Dunn, New York			( 73-139, .525, 30 HRs,  68 RBIs,  62 Runs)
Dale Palm, Minnesota			(101-194, .521, 42 HRs, 112 RBIs,  90 Runs)
Greg Wendell, Minnesota			( 93-180, .517,  9 HRs,  57 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Mike Krolicki, Chicago			( 95-186, .511, 22 HRs,  75 RBIs,  75 Runs)
Dave Shortz, Chicago			( 82-162, .506, 33 HRs,  56 RBIs,  70 Runs)
Art Kearns, New Jersey			( 82-163, .503,  0 HRs,  20 RBIs,  43 Runs, 15-29 Pitching)
Jack Gansheimer, Cleveland		(101-201, .502, 44 HRs, 114 RBIs,  89 Runs) - Cleveland MVP
Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh			( 81-166, .488, 41 HRs, 100 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Norm Cash, Detroit			( 30- 61, .492,  1 HRs,   7 RBIs,  19 Runs)
Dennis Graser, Milwaukee		( 71-146, .486, 18 HRs,  52 RBIs,  66 Runs)
Mike O'Brien, Cincinnati		(103-212, .486, 12 HRs,  72 RBIs,  68 Runs)
Dana Andry, Cleveland			( 98-203, .483, 43 HRs,  97 RBIs,  92 Runs, 11-5 Pitching)
Nick Nikitas, Kentucky			( 96-200, .480,  3 HRs,  39 RBIs,  78 Runs)
Steve Loya, Cleveland			( 95-197, .480, 37 HRs,  84 RBIs,  82 Runs)
Tom Kaminski, Detroit			( 71-148, .480, 26 HRs,  50 RBIs,  68 Runs)
Ralph Calitri, Columbus			( 29- 61, .475,  9 HRs,  34 RBIs,  23 Runs)
Greg Birko, Pittsburgh			( 94-202, .465,  0 HRs,  26 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Jim Galloway, New York			( 66-145, .455, 26 HRs,  58 RBIs,  47 Runs, 8-7 Pitching)
Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati			( 49-109, .449, 14 HRs,  52 RBIs,  43 Runs)
Goldie Rich, Columbus			( 85-191, .445, 23 HRs,  69 RBIs,  62 Runs)
Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee			( 89-200, .445,  6 HRs,  49 RBIs,  83 Runs, 18-5 Pitching)
Chuck Winders, Kentucky			( 60-137, .438, 13 HRs,  50 RBIs,  54 Runs)
Lou Abel, Pittsburgh			( 74-169, .438,  1 HRs,  32 RBIs,  54 Runs)
Cobbie Harrison, Kentucky		( 83-190, .437, 17 HRs,  60 RBIs,  53 Runs)
Mike Perfetti, Minnesota		( 76-174, .437, 33 HRs,  68 RBIs,  64 Runs)
Tom Taylor, Cincinnati			( 24- 55, .436,  6 HRs,  21 RBIs,  15 Runs)
John Locke, Minnesota			( 55-130, .423, 17 HRs,  49 RBIs,  57 Runs)
Steve Shurina, New Jersey		( 27- 64, .422,  2 HRs,  10 RBIs,  16 Runs)
Bob Yurch, Minnesota			( 47-112, .420, 12 HRs,  36 RBIs,  45 Runs)
Gary Smith, Pittsburgh			( 83-198, .419,  6 HRs,  37 RBIs,  55 Runs)
Bob Overmiller, New Jersey		( 77-187, .412, 23 HRs,  67 RBIs,  56 Runs)
Mike Kolb, New Jersey			( 51-124, .411, 16 HRs,  48 RBIs,  43 Runs)
Gordie Handevidt, Minnesota		( 49-127, .386, 16 HRs,  54 RBIs,  43 Runs)
Bob Harrison, Cincinnati		( 34- 90, .377,  1 HRs,  20 RBIs,  18 Runs)
Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee		( 16- 45, .356,  2 HRs,   9 RBIs,  13 Runs)
Jim Northrup, Detroit			( 20- 61, .328,  3 HRs,  10 RBIs,  17 Runs)
Ed Zolna, Chicago			(  3- 11, .222,  0 HRs,   4 RBIs,   6 Runs, 2-4 Pitching)
Paul Tomasovich, Pittsburgh		(  3-  4, .750,  0 HRs,   1 RBIs,   2 Runs)
Mike Kovach, Pittsburgh			(  2-  4, .500,  0 HRs,   0 RBIs,   1 Runs)

1977 -> 1978 APSPL Franchise Changes
Disbanded Teams: 

New York Clippers
Columbus All-Americans
Baltimore Monuments

New Teams: 
Philadelphia Athletics – (recruited some players from the disbanded Baltimore Monuments)
New England Pilgrims – (recruited some players from the disbanded New York Clippers)
Rochester Zeniths – (most of the 1977 USSSA Mazzola-Castle players)

Name Changes: 
Milwaukee Schlitz – (from Milwaukee Copper Hearth)
Minnesota Norsemen – (from Minnesota Goofys)


1978 APSPL Regular Season Final Standings
Eastern Division		Record	Pct.	GB
New England Pilgrims		37-27	.578	  -
Philadelphia Athletics		29-35	.453	 8.0
New Jersey Statesmen		28-36	.438	 9.0
Rochester Zeniths		22-42	.344	15.0
Central Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Cincinnati Suds			40-24	.625	  -
Cleveland Jaybirds		32-32	.500	 8.0
Kentucky Bourbons		30-34	.469	10.0
Pittsburgh Hardhats		29-35	.453	11.0
Mid Western Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Detroit Caesars			49-15	.766	  -
Minnesota Norsemen		40-24	.625	 9.0
Milwaukee Schlitz		38-28	.583	13.0
Chicago Storm			11-53	.172	38.0
1978 Player of the Week Awards
Ken Parker, Milwaukee
Tom Spahn, Chicago
Ron Ford, Detroit
Doug Gerdes, Detroit
Bill Gatti & Fred Miller, Kentucky
Tom Miller, Pittsburgh
Ron Ford, Detroit
Lawrence Hutcherson, Philadelphia
Bert Smith, Detroit
Mike Nye, Detroit & Dale Palm, Minnesota
Gene Parrish, Minnesota
Johnny Dollar, Philadelphia

Top 2 teams in each division made playoffs. The teams were seeded by records. Two teams with best records received byes. The final  two teams then met in the World Series.

1978 APSPL All-Star Game @ Cleveland
      	Defending Champion Detroit Caesars - defeated - APSPL All-Stars  	14-9
      	Defending Champion Detroit Caesars - defeated - APSPL All-Stars  	 8-3
	- No information available on APSPL All Star Selections
	- All-Star Game MVP - Denny Brown, APSPL All-Stars (Pittsburgh)- (6-7, .857)
	- Detroit Stars - Mike Nye, Grand Slam in 1st game, Doug Gerdes, 2 HRs in 2nd game, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs in both games total.
1978 APSPL Playoffs
1st round - Detroit and Minnesota (both received a 1st Round Bye)
      	Cleveland beat Philadelphia	10-16, 8-4, 26-22;  		(2-1)
	Cincinnati beat New England	9-6, 4-9, 27-17;  		(2-1)
Semi-finals
      	Detroit beat Cleveland 		27-22, 30-24;  			(2-0)
	Minnesota beat Cincinnati 	28-15, 6-2;  			(2-0)
	- Playoff  MVP - Jim Bizzell, Cleveland (15-21, .714, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs)
World Series
      	Detroit beat Minnesota 		22-16, 50-12, 24-16, 26-12;   	(4-0)
	World Series  MVP - Bert Smith, Detroit (15-16; .940, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
	-Note (Detroit) - Chuck Drewicz (11-16; .688, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs; 4-0 Pitching)
	- Mike Gouin (13-17, .765,  2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 14 Runs), Gary Geister (7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
	- Jim Mitchell (6 HRs, 8 RBIs), Doug Gerdes (6 HRs, 10 RBIs), Mike Nye (5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
	- Note (Minnesota) -
1978 APSPL League Leaders
Batting	(150 at bats)		Home Runs			RBIs				Runs Scored
Mike Nye, Detroit	.654	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	80	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	201	Mike Nye, Detroit	159
Ronnie Ford, Detroit	.645	Dale Palm, Minnesota	70	Dale Palm, Minnesota	166	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	152
Gene Parrish, Minnesota	.634	John Locke, Minnesota	65	Fred Miller, Kentucky	141	Gene Parrish, Minnesota	148
Ken Parker, Milwaukee	.634	Bob McMahon, Minn.	59	Joe Russell, Minnesota	141	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	135
Dale Palm, Minnesota	.614	Fred Miller, Kentucky	57	Mike Applin, Cincinnati	138	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	132
Denny Brown, Pittsburgh	.608	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	54	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	137	Mike O'Brien, Cinn.	124
Mike Gouin, Detroit	.601	Joe Russell, Minnesota	53	John Locke, Minnesota	136	Dale Palm, Minnesota	124
Gary Geister, Detroit	.596	Doug Gerdes, Detroit	53	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	132	Bobby Reid, Cleveland	120
Joe Russell, Minnesota	.594	Benny Holt, Chicago	50	Benny Holt, Chicago	130	John Locke, Minnesota	117
Don Ragozzine, N.Eng.	.585	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	49	Jim Dillard, Milwaukee	129	Joe Russell, Minnesota	117
Doug Gerdes, Detroit	.585	Gary Geister, Detroit	45	John Spadaccino, Trent.	129	Rich Petrunyak, Cleve. 	111
Bill Gatti, Kentucky	.584	Jim Bizzell, Cleve.	45	Tom Miller, Pittsburgh	128	Doug Gerdes, Detroit 	110
John Locke, Minnesota	.582	Dana Andry, Cleveland	44	Larry Hutcheson, Phila.	125	Bob McMahon, Minnesota 	108
Jack Roudenbush, Det.	.579	Larry Hutcheson, Phila.	43	Dana Andry, Cleveland	122	Mike Gouin, Detroit 	108
Roger Snatchko, Pitt.	.578	Mike Applin, Cincinnati	42	Ken Parker, Milwaukee	121	Fred Miller, Kentucky 	107
Johnny Dollar, Phila.	.571	Bert Smith, Detroit	42	Bob McMahon, Minnesota	120	Dana Andry, Cleveland 	107
Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	.569	Tom Miller, Pittsburgh	39	Lou Boone, Minnesota	119	Don Ragozzine, New Eng. 105
Jim Bizzell, Cleve.	.566	Jim Dillard, Milwaukee	38	Dana Andry, Cleveland	117	Lou Boone, Minnesota 	104
1978 APSPL All Pro Team
P- Chuck Drewicz, Detroit 		( 73-123, .593,  4 HRs,  29 RBIs,  62 Runs, 25- 5 Pitching)
P- John Locke, Minnesota 		(131-225, .582, 65 HRs, 136 RBIs, 117 Runs, 24-15 Pitching)
C- Jim Bizzell, Cleveland 		(120-212, .566, 45 HRs, 108 RBIs,  91 Runs)
C- Benny Holt, Chicago 			(121-230, .526, 50 HRs, 130 RBIs, 101 Runs)
C- Bob McMahon, Minnesota 		(134-241, .556, 59 HRs, 120 RBIs, 108 Runs)
IF/1B- Joe Russell, Minnesota 		(149-251, .549, 53 HRs, 141 RBIs, 117 Runs)
IF-1B- Jack Roudenbush, Detroit 	(113-195, .579, 20 HRs,  83 RBIs,  97 Runs)
IF/1B- Doug Gerdes, Detroit 		(127-217, .585, 53 HRs, 112 RBIs, 110 Runs)
IF/2B- Gary Bello, New England 		(120-219, .548, 21 HRs, 101 RBIs, 101 Runs, 23 2Bs)
IF/2B- Rick Page, Rochester 		(105-208, .482, 24 HRs,  94 RBIs,  89 Runs, 15 2Bs, 11 3Bs)
IF/3B- Donnie Rardin, Cincinnati 	(130-238, .546,  8 HRs,  69 RBIs,  97 Runs, 14-16 Pitching)
IF/3B- Gary Geister, Detroit 		(124-208, .596, 45 HRs, 106 RBIs, 103 Runs)
IF/SS- Denny Brown, Pittsburgh 		(146-240, .608,  1 HRs,  46 RBIs, 101 Runs, 22 2Bs)
IF/SS- Don Ragozzine, New England 	(142-239, .585,  5 HRs,  63 RBIs, 105 Runs)
OF- Ronnie Ford, Detroit - LEAGUE  MVP 	(165-256, .645, 80 HRs, 201 RBIs, 152 Runs)
OF- Mike Foley, New Jersey 		(129-229, .563, 35 HRs, 109 RBIs,  90 Runs)
OF- Mike Nye, Detroit 			(161-246, .654, 33 HRs, 110 RBIs, 159 Runs, 38 2Bs, 9 3Bs)
OF- Bill Gatti, Kentucky 		(125-214, .584, 54 HRs, 132 RBIs, 131 Runs, 38 BBs)
OF- Mike Gouin, Detroit 		(131-218, .601, 28 HRs,  90 RBIs, 108 Runs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee 		(145-255, .569, 49 HRs, 137 RBIs, 135 Runs, 23 2Bs)
OF- Fred Miller, Kentucky 		(128-233, .549, 57 HRs, 141 RBIs, 107 Runs)
OF- Mike O'Brien, Cincinnati 		(141-256, .551, 22 HRs,  86 RBIs, 124 Runs, 48 2Bs, 9 3Bs)
OF- Dale Palm, Minnesota 		(137-223, .614, 70 HRs, 166 RBIs, 124 Runs)
OF- Ken Parker, Milwaukee 		(123-194, .634, 37 HRs, 121 RBIs,  93 Runs)
OF- Gene Parrish, Minnesota 		(165-262, .634, 23 HRs,  90 RBIs, 148 Runs, 35 2Bs, 6 3Bs)
OF- Johnny Dollar, Philadelphia 	( 97-170, .571, 15 HRs,  81 RBIs,  84 Runs)
OTHERS Having Good Seasons:
Tom Krenchicki, Trenton			( 60- 90, .667,  0 HRs,  32 RBIs,  46 Runs)
Buddy Haines, Milwaukee			( 35- 53, .660,  4 HRs,  18 RBIs,  28 Runs)
Tex Collins, Detroit			( 53- 84, .631, 26 HRs,  53 RBIs,  43 Runs)
Cliff Yeager, Philadelphia 		( 87-140, .621,  3 HRs,  48 RBIs,  53 Runs, 18-20 Pitching)
Roger Snatchko, Pittsburgh		(137-237, .578,  6 HRs,  81 RBIs,  99 Runs, 38 2Bs)
Bob Goodlow, Rochester			( 53- 95, .558, 20 HRs,  59 RBIs,  48 Runs)
Barry Glaser, Pittsburgh		(120-218, .550,  2 HRs,  59 RBIs,  80 Runs)
Fred Miller, Kentucky			(128-233, .549, 57 HRs, 141 RBIs, 107 Runs)
Mike Lafever, Cincinnati		(131-239, .548,  1 HRs,  49 RBIs,  96 Runs)
Jim Mitchell, Detroit			( 71-130, .546, 35 HRs,  74 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Lou Boone, Minnesota			(112-206, .544, 45 HRs, 119 RBIs, 104 Runs)
Gordie Handevidt, Minnesota		(116-218, .541, 29 HRs,  74 RBIs,  83 Runs)
Jim Kuhn, Cincinnati			(108-195, .541,  6 HRs,  66 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Tommy Spahn, Chicago			(118-219, .539, 34 HRs, 101 RBIs,  86 Runs)
Roger Wilt, Cleveland			(122-228, .535, 32 HRs,  86 RBIs,  89 Runs)
Larry Chiapetta, Trenton		( 74-139, .532,  5 HRs,  23 RBIs,  46 Runs)
Bert Smith, Detroit			( 91-172, .529, 42 HRs, 104 RBIs,  87 Runs)
Dave Holtz, Milwaukee			( 75-142, .528, 16 HRs,  46 RBIs,  40 Runs)
Greg Sandy, Cincinnati			( 86-163, .528,  3 HRs,  34 RBIs,  58 Runs)
Greg Wendell, Minnesota			(118-225, .524, 14 HRs,  73 RBIs,  96 Runs)
Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee			(112-215, .521, 12 HRs,  73 RBIs,  76 Runs)
Bobby Reid, Cleveland			(121-233, .519, 24 HRs,  88 RBIs, 120 Runs)
Dana Andry, Cleveland			(122-235, .517, 44 HRs, 117 RBIs, 107 Runs, 5-3 Pitching)
Mike Applin, Cincinnati			(120-232, .517, 42 HRs, 138 RBIs,  89 Runs)
Nick Nikitas, Kentucky			( 91-176, .517,  2 HRs,  30 RBIs,  80 Runs)
Frank Cammailere, New England		( 89-173, .514,  6 HRs,  62 RBIs,  50 Runs)
Dave Snatchko, Pittsburgh		(112-215, .521, 15 HRs,  83 RBIs,  75 Runs, 26 2Bs, 17-14 Pitching)
Bob Yurch, Minnesota			( 85-166, .512, 21 HRs,  59 RBIs,  76 Runs)
Mike Krolicki, Chicago			( 89-174, .511, 13 HRs,  59 RBIs,  63 Runs)
Ron Olesiak, Chicago			( 54-108, .509, 20 HRs,  47 RBIs,  42 Runs)
Jeff Middlestadt, Milwaukee		(106-209, .507, 30 HRs,  96 RBIs,  83 Runs)
Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati			(104-205, .507, 22 HRs,  99 RBIs,  73 Runs)
Phil Schrorer, Kentucky			(102-201, .507,  3 HRs,  58 RBIs,  73 Runs, 27-26 Pitching)
Andy Santillo, Rochester		( 84-166, .506,  0 HRs,  33 RBIs,  40 Runs)
Greg Birko, Pittsburgh			(115-229, .502,  1 HRs,  29 RBIs,  82 Runs)
Doc Booker, Cleveland			(101-202, .500, 24 HRs,  97 RBIs,  69 Runs)
Rick Trudeau, Detroit			(116-232, .500,  4 HRs,  49 RBIs,  83 Runs)
Pete Simonelli, Philadelphia 		(111-222, .500,  9 HRs,  31 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Mike Perfetti, Minnesota		( 66-132, .500, 28 HRs,  59 RBIs,  80 Runs)
Jim Dillard, Milwaukee			(121-243, .496, 38 HRs, 129 RBIs, 103 Runs)
Doug Czaplewski, Milwaukee		(113-228, .495,  0 HRs,  44 RBIs,  66 Runs)
Gary Richter, Trenton			(103-209, .493, 12 HRs,  42 RBIs,  72 Runs)
Pete Castle, Rochester			(100-203, .493, 18 HRs,  59 RBIs,  71 Runs)
Joe Pepitone, Trenton			(110-225, .489, 14 HRs,  61 RBIs,  51 Runs, 15 2Bs, 7 3Bs)
Larry Elkins, Detroit			( 84-173, .488, 27 HRs,  76 RBIs,  73 Runs)
John Spadaccino, Trenton		(107-220, .486, 36 HRs, 129 RBIs,  91 Runs)
Lawrence Hutcherson, Philadelphia 	(107-220, .486, 43 HRs, 125 RBIs,  84 Runs)
Theo Dorsey, Rochester		 	( 75-155, .484,  9 HRs,  46 RBIs,  46 Runs)
Tom Taylor, Cincinnati			( 51-108, .481, 15 HRs,  49 RBIs,  34 Runs)
Tony Mazza, Detroit			( 80-168, .476,  3 HRs,  32 RBIs,  62 Runs, 19-10 Pitching)
Dennis Graser, Milwaukee		( 89-187, .476, 17 HRs,  60 RBIs,  68 Runs, 17 2Bs)
Rich Petrunyak, Cleveland		(112-237, .473, 31 HRs,  95 RBIs, 111 Runs)
Ralph Calitri, New England		( 98-208, .471, 26 HRs, 105 RBIs,  75 Runs)
Dick Laba, Milwaukee			( 75-161, .468,  1 HRs,  42 RBIs,  56 Runs, 14-11 Pitching)
Al Gibson, Detroit			( 66-141, .468, 26 HRs,  68 RBIs,  60 Runs)
Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh			( 66-144, .458, 19 HRs,  69 RBIs,  53 Runs)
Tom Miller, Pittsburgh			( 91-199, .457, 39 HRs, 128 RBIs,  74 Runs)
Ed Finnegan, New England		( 64-143, .448,  1 HRs,  32 RBIs,  32 Runs)
Mike Levangie, Cincinnati		( 33- 74, .446, 13 HRs,  33 RBIs,  30 Runs)
John Regent, Pittsburgh			( 65-170, .441, 15 HRs,  65 RBIs,  60 Runs)
Bob Overmiller, Trenton			( 83-144, .438, 14 HRs,  47 RBIs,  42 Runs)
Dave Shortz, Chicago			( 68-158, .430, 24 HRs,  59 RBIs,  53 Runs)
Cobbie Harrison, Kencutky		( 88-205, .429, 12 HRs,  70 RBIs,  51 Runs)
Chuck Winders, Kentucky			( 91-215, .423, 11 HRs,  83 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Tom Gorski, Milwaukee			( 85-201. .423, 14 HRs,  57 RBIs,  63 Runs, 5-7 Pitching)
Jack Gansheimer, Cleveland		( 79-188, .420, 20 HRs,  74 RBIs,  62 Runs)
Mike Kolb, Trenton			( 39- 83, .419, 15 HRs,  33 RBIs,  32 Runs)
Jim Galloway, Trenton			( 66-160, .413, 28 HRs,  72 RBIs,  50 Runs, 17-19 Pitching)
Jerry Lasponara, Rochester		( 69-167, .413, 12 HRs,  47 RBIs,  47 Runs)
John Dunn, Trenton			( 87-213, .408, 34 HRs,  82 RBIs,  72 Runs)
Pat Paulsen, New England		( 96-243, .395, 11 HRs,  49 RBIs,  78 Runs)
Jim Northrup, Detroit			( 13- 33, .394,  3 HRs,  13 RBIs,  12 Runs)
Fred Ryan, Pittsburgh			( 64-163, .393, 21 HRs,  67 RBIs,  52 Runs)
Billy White Shoes Johnson, Phil. 	( 30- 86, .349,  4 HRs,  19 RBIs,  22 Runs)
Cal Carmen, Rochester			( 42-137, .307,  5 HRs,  22 RBIs,  31 Runs)
Norm Cash, Detroit			(  5- 21, .238,  0 HRs,   4 RBIs,   3 Runs)

1978 -> 1979 APSPL Franchise Changes
Disbanded Teams: 

Chicago Storm

New Teams: 
Fort Wayne Scouts

Name Changes: 
Trenton Champales – (from New Jersey Statesmen)
Cleveland Competitors – (from Cleveland Jaybirds)


1979 APSPL Regular Season Final Standings
Eastern Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Rochester Zeniths		35-27	.565	  -
Trenton Champales		30-30	.500	 4.0
Philadelphia Athletics		23-41	.359	13.0
New England Pilgrims		21-41	.339	14.0
Central Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Kentucky Bourbons		48-15	.762	  -
Cincinnati Suds			34-30	.531	14.5
Cleveland Competitors		33-31	.516	15.5
Pittsburgh Hardhats		33-31	.516	15.5
Mid Western Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Milwaukee Schlitz		40-23	.635	  -
Detroit Caesars			40-24	.625	 0.5
Minnesota Norsemen		32-32	.500	 8.5
Fort Wayne Scouts		 8-56	.172	32.5

Top 8 teams by record made playoffs. The teams were seeded by records. The final two teams then met in the World Series.

1979 APSPL All-Star Game (@ Louisville, KY)- July 19
      	East All-Stars - defeated - West All-Stars  	11-7
      	East All-Stars - defeated - West All-Stars  	 8-3
	- East Co-MVP - Barry Glaser, East (Pittsburgh) - (5-8, .625)
	- East Co-MVP - Fred Miller, East (Cleveland) - (5-8, .625, 2 HRs, 2 3Bs, 5 RBIs)
	- West MVP - Gene Parrish, West (Minnesota) - (4-6, .667, 2 RBIs)
Eastern APSPL All-Stars
Manager- Fred Tomino, Pitsburgh
Coach- Mike DeCillis, Rochester
Coach- Joe Pepitone, New Jersey
P- Greg Birko, Pittsburgh
P- Don Brown, Rochester
C- Larry Hutcherson, Philadelphia
C- Mike Kolb, Trenton
1B- Joe Aversa, Pittsburgh
2B- Rick Page, Rochester
3B- Rick Palmiero, Rochester (replacement)
SS- Gary Bello, New England
OF- Barry Glaser, Pittsburgh
OF- Gary Richter, Trenton
OF- Fred Miller, Cleveland
OF- Roger Wilt, Cleveland
OF- Doc Booker, Cleveland
OF- Ron Dorsey, Philadelphia
OF- Jerry Lasponera, Rochester (replacement)

Western APSPL All-Stars
Manager- Mike Basile, Milwaukee
Coach- Steve Coffman, Kentucky
Coach- Rich Finke, Minnesota
P- Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee
P- Phil Schroer, Kentucky
C- John Locke, Minnesota
C- Bill Gatti, Kentucky
1B- Doug Gerdes, Detroit
2B- Tony Mazza, Detroit
3B- Don Rardin, Kentucky
SS- Rick Trudeau, Detroit
SF- Cobbie Harrison, Kentucky (replacemant for Bill Gatti)
OF- Tom Bohte, Milwaukee
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee
OF- Tommy Spahn, Fort Wayne
OF- Mike LaFever, Cincinnati
OF- Gene Parrish, Minnesota
OF- Chuck Winders, Kentucky (replacment for Tony Mazza)
1979 APSPL Playoffs
1st round
      	Kentucky beat Trenton 		12-11, 17-1, 14-2;  				(3-0)
	Rochester beat Pittsburgh 	6-7, 0-4, 10-9, 10-3, 5-1;  			(3-2)
	Detroit beat Cincinnati		18-8, 7-8, 11-14, 3-1, 7-6; 			(3-2)
	Milwaukee beat Cleveland 	15-11, 16-8, 21-2;  				(3-0)
Semi-finals
      	Kentucky beat Rochester 	22-10, 8-9, 4-3, 8-3;  				(3-1)
	Milwaukee beat Detroit 		11-5, 7-4, 5-1;  				(3-0)
	- Playoff  MVP - Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (16-21 .762, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs, 6-0 Pitching)
World Series
      	Milwaukee beat Kentucky 	5-15, 12-2, 16-11, 6-12, 4-3, 6-10, 9-4, 12-8;  (5-3)
	World Series MVP - Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (19-24, .792, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs, 3 Doubles, HR)
	-Note (Milwaukee) - Doug Czaplewski (12-21, .571), Jim Dillard (14-28, ,500, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs, 13 Runs),  
	- Dennis Graser (4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs), Phil Higgins (3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs), Paul Wenzel (10 RBIs)
	-Note (Kentucky) - Don Rardin, Jr. (17-33, .515, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs), Bill Gatti (13-26, .500, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs),
	- Phil Schroer (14-28, .500), Cobbie Harrison (13-26, .500, 12 RBIs), Dave Whitlock (.429, 9 RBIs, 14 Runs)
1979 APSPL League Leaders
Batting				Home Runs			RBIs
Rick Weiterman, Milw.	.557	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	43 *	Ronnie Ford, Detroit	122 *
Rick Trudeau, Detroit	.549	Jim Bizzell, Cleveland	37	Doug Gerdes, Detroit	 97
Don Brown, Rochester	.536	John Locke, Minnesota	33	John Locke, Minnesota	 89
Bill Gatti, Kentucky	.533	Doug Gerdes, Detroit	31	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	 89
Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	.531	Dana Andry, Cleveland	31	Cobbie Harrison, Kent.	 88
Barry Glaser, Pittsburgh.527	Fred Miller, Cleveland	29	Dennis Graser, Milw.	 87
Don Rardin, Kentucky	.516	Gary Geister, Detroit	28	Fred Miller, Cleveland	 86
Gene Parrish, Minnesota	.511	Dave Watson, Cleveland	26	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	 79
Denny Brown, Pittsburgh	.504	Dennis Graser, Milw.	22	Gary Geister, Detroit	 78
Mike Nye, Detroit	.503	Mike Kolb, Trenton	22	Ron Dorsey, Phil.	 77
Gary Richter, Trenton	.501	John Spadaccino, Tren.	20	Jerry Lasponara, Roch.	 70
	
* Note - Ron Ford led the league in HRs and RBIs, despite missing 21 games due to injury. He batted .617,
but was not officially recognized as the Batting Champ due to not enough at bats?
1979 APSPL All Pro Team
P- Rick Weiterman, Milw.  - LEAGUE  MVP	(107-192, .557,  9 HRs,  69 RBIs, 56 Runs, 37-18 Pitching)
P- Phil Schroer, Kentucky 		( 86-179, .480,  0 HRs,  55 RBIs, 56 Runs, 40-8 Pitching, 3.84 ERA)
P- Don Brown, Rochester 		( 95-177, .536,  0 HRs,  38 RBIs, 43 Runs, 30-21 Pitching)
C- Bill Gatti, Kentucky 		( 88-165, .533, 20 HRs,  79 RBIs, 80 Runs, 46 BBs)
1B- Dennis Graser, Milwaukee 		(108-222, .486, 22 HRs,  87 RBIs, 86 Runs, 14 2Bs)
2B- Donnie Rardin, Kentucky 		(112-217, .516,  0 HRs,  43 RBIs, 80 Runs, 12 2Bs, 8-7 Pitching)
3B- Doug Gerdes, Detroit 		(104-208, .500, 31 HRs,  97 RBIs, 78 Runs)
SS- Rick Trudeau, Detroit 		(106-193, .549,  1 HRs,  34 RBIs, 56 Runs)
SS- Denny Brown, Pittsburgh 		(.504)
OF- Ronnie Ford, Detroit		(100-162, .617, 43 HRs, 122 RBIs, 88 Runs, 20 BBs)
OF- Mike Nye, Detroit 			( 90-179, .503,  8 HRs,  51 RBIs, 78 Runs, 18 BBs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee 		(119-224, .531, 18 HRs,  89 RBIs, 91 Runs, 19 2Bs, 7 3Bs)
OF- Barry Glaser, Pittsburgh 		(.527)
OF- Roger Wilt, Cleveland
OF- Gene Parrish, Minnesota 		(.511)
OF- Mike Lafever, Cincinnati
OF- Gary Richter, Trenton		(.501)
OTHERS Having Good Seasons:
Lawrence Hutcherson, Philadelphia	(         .533, 12 HRs,  57 RBIs)
Tony Mazza, Detroit			( 76-145, .524,  0 HRs,  21 RBIs, 46 Runs)
Cal Carmen, Detroit			( 69-135, .511,  4 HRs,  32 RBIs, 36 Runs)
Mike Gouin, Detroit			( 84-168, .500, 14 HRs,  51 RBIs, 61 Runs)
Nick Nikitas, Kentucky			(100-209, .493,  4 HRs,  27 RBIs, 95 Runs)
Mike Kolb, Trenton			(         .483, 22 HRs)
Greg Birko, Pittsburgh			(         .478)
Fred Miller, Cleveland			(         .477, 29 HRs,  86 RBIs)
Jerry Lasponara, Rochester		( 95-200, .475, 16 HRs,  70 RBIs, 57 Runs)
John Spadaccino, Trenton		(         .469, 20 HRs)
Gary Geister, Detroit			( 97-209, .464, 28 HRs,  78 RBIs, 62 Runs)
Jim Mitchell, Detroit			( 47-102, .461, 15 HRs,  39 RBIs, 34 Runs)
Rick Page, Rochester			( 96-206, .467, 10 HRs,  58 RBIs, 66 Runs, 12 2Bs)
Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee			( 87-191, .455,  5 HRs,  44 RBIs, 63 Runs)
Doug Czaplewski, Milwaukee		( 72-163, .442,  1 HRs,  23 RBIs, 55 Runs)
Jim Dillard, Milwaukee			( 98-223, .439, 10 HRs,  65 RBIs, 74 Runs, 28 2Bs)
Dick Laba, Milwaukee			( 71-162, .438,  1 HRs,  31 RBIs, 51 Runs)
Cobbie Harrison, Kentucky		( 91-209, .435,  8 HRs,  88 RBIs, 49 Runs)
Larry Elkins, Detroit			( 56-131, .427, 14 HRs,  35 RBIs, 34 Runs)
Pete Castle, Rochester			( 80-186, .430,  3 HRs,  50 RBIs, 39 Runs)
Chuck Winders, Kentucky			( 83-202, .409,  6 HRs,  60 RBIs, 45 Runs)
Rich Brown, Rochester			( 89-220, .405,	 2 HRs,  42 RBIs, 51 Runs, 8 3Bs)
Chuck Drewicz, Detroit			( 56-144, .389,  5 HRs,  29 RBIs, 36 Runs)
Greg Whitlock, Kentucky			( 68-172. .386,  0 HRs,  36 RBIs, 34 Runs)
Jack Roudenbush, Detroit		( 71-186, .382,  8 HRs,  40 RBIs, 50 Runs)
Jeff Middlestadt, Milwaukee		( 38-103, .369,  7 HRs,  27 RBIs, 26 Runs)
Jim Northrup, Detroit			( 11- 30, .367,  2 HRs,  11 RBIs,  5 Runs)
Bert Smith, Detroit			( 44-129, .341,  8 HRs,  39 RBIs, 27 Runs)
Dave Whitlock, Kentucky			( 41-131, .313,  0 HRs,  13 RBIs, 20 Runs)
Ron Dorsey, Philadelphia		(         .433, 16 HRs,  77 RBIs)
Joe Pepitone, Trenton			( 50-122, .410,  9 HRs,  30 RBIs)
John Locke, Minnesota 			(                33 HRs, 89 RBIs)
Jim Bizzell, Cleveland 			(                37 HRs)
Dana Andry, Cleveland 			(                31 HRs)
Dave Watson, Cleveland 			(                26 HRs)
Benny Holt, Cleveland 			(                 4 HRs,  9 RBIs - signed late)
Lou Banks, Fort Wayne 			(                16 HRs)
Sam Sapienza, Trenton			( 27-22 Pitching)
Ted Larsen, Minnesota 			( 10-15 Pitching)

1979 -> 1980 APSPL Franchise Changes
Disbanded Teams: 

Detroit Caesars
Trenton Champales
Fort Wayne Scouts

Name Changes: 
Rochester Express (from Rochester Zeniths)

Teams leaving to play in the NASL: 
Cleveland Competitors
Milwaukee Schlitz


Another League was formed by Ted Stepien in 1980 called the North American Softball League (NASL).  A Couple of the APSPL teams jumped over to that league. The APSPL still existed as a league and also had the backing of ESPN, but the NASL was still the better league according to some, if only financially as Ted Stepien of Cleveland owned 6 of the 8 NASL teams.


1980 APSPL Regular Season Final Standings		
Team				Record	Pct.	GB
Kentucky Bourbons		48-16	.750	  -
Pittsburgh Hardhats		44-19	.698	 3.5
Rochester Express		30-34	.469	18.0
New England Pilgrims		27-37	.422	21.0
Cincinnati Suds			22-40	.355	24.0
Philadelphia Athletics 		21-43	.328	27.0

Top 4 teams made playoffs. The teams were seeded by records. The final  two teams then met in the World Series.

1980 APSPL Playoffs
Semi-Final round
      	Pittsburgh beat Kentucky 	5-10, 7-5, 4-10, 5-14, 4-1;  			(3-2)
	Rochester beat New England	12-3, 11-3, 12-9;  				(3-0)
World Series
      	Rochester beat Pittsburgh 	2-8, 8-7, 10-4, 2-5, 7-9, 15-16, 7-6, 9-1, 8-2  (5-4)
	World Series MVP -  Don Brown, Rochester (5-4 pitching, .500)
	- Note (Rochester) - Tom Zaccardo (.500, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs), Steve Re (.444, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs)
	- Note (Pittsburgh) - John Regent (3 HRs, 2 3Bs, 11 RBIs), Randy Elliott (2 HRs)
1980 APSPL League Leaders
Batting				Home Runs			RBIs
Rich Brown, Rochester	.494	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	21	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	81
Denny Brown, Pittsburgh	.492	Bob Schuster, Rochester	21	Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh	68
Bill Gatti, Kentucky	.483	Mike Applin, Cincinnati	17	Chuck Winders, Kentucky	60
Barry Glaser, Pitt.	.480	Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh	17	Bob Schuster, Rochester	59
Randy Elliott, Pitts.	.470	John Spadaccino, Phila.	14	Cobbie Harrison, Kent.	58
Jack Roudenbush, Kent.	.466	Chuck Winders, Kentucky	12	Pete Castle, Rochester	57
Nick Nikitas, Kentucky	.464	Steve Re, Rochester	11	Dave Whitlock, Kentucky	54
Greg Birko, Pittsburgh	.455	Dave Whitlock, Kentucky	 9	Mike Applin, Cincinnati	54
Pete Castle, Rochester	.435	Pete Castle, Rochester	 9	Len Larabee, New Eng.	54
Greg Whitlock, Kentycky	.435	Mike Kolb, Philadelphia	 8	Steve Re, Rochester	49
Len Larabee, New Eng.	.424	Len Larabee, New Eng.	 7	Jack Roudenbush, Kent.	48
Bob Schuster, Rochester .422					John Spadaccino, Phila.	46
1980 APSPL All Pro Team
P- Greg Birko, Pittsburgh 		(.455,                                    29-13 Pitching)
P- Steve Stewart, Kentucky 		( 46-153, .301,  2 HRs, 19 RBIs, 32 Runs, 40-14 Pitching)
C- Jim Foxy Nelson, Pittsburgh 		(               17 HRs, 68 RBIs)
1B- Pete Castle, Rochester 		( 83-191, .435,  9 HRs, 57 RBIs)
2B- Nick Nikitas, Kentucky 		(102-222, .464,  1 HRs, 29 RBIs, 82 Runs)
3B- Bill Gatti, Kentucky - LEAGUE MVP	( 90-186, .483, 21 HRs, 81 RBIs, 74 Runs, 48 BBs)
SS- Greg Whitlock, Kentucky 		( 93-214, .435,  2 HRs, 42 RBIs, 49 Runs)
OF- Rich Brown, Rochester 		(107-216, .494,  2 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 2Bs, 11 3Bs, 60 Runs) - Runner-up MVP
OF- Pat Paulsen, New England 		(         .403   3 HRs)
OF- Bob Shuster, Rochester 		( 78-185, .421, 21 HRs, 59 RBIs)
OF- Jack Roudenbush, Kentucky 		( 97-208, .464,  3 HRs, 48 RBIs, 55 Runs)
Utility (SS)- Denny Brown, Pittsburgh 	(.492)
Utility (OF)- Pat Benzing, Pittsburgh	(
Utility (OF)- Randy Elliott, Pittsburgh (.470)
Utility (IF)- Gary Hartman, Phila.	(
Co-Rookies of the Year
Randy Elliott, Pittsburgh 		(.470)
Bob Schuster, Rochester 		( 78-185, .422, 21 HRs, 59 RBIs)
OTHERS Having Good Seasons:
Barry Glaser, Pittsburgh 		(         .480)
Pete Castle, Rochester			( 83-191, .435,  9 HRs, 57 RBIs)
Len Larabee, New England 		(         .424,  7 HRs, 54 RBIs)
Tom Zaccardo, Rochester 		( 82-204, .402,  2 HRs, 37 RBIs)
Rick Page, Rochester			(  6- 15, .400,  0 HRs,  4 RBIs - out for the season)
Don Brown, Rochester 			( 68-173, .393,  0 HRs, 19 RBIs, 22-19 Pitching)
Cobbie Harrison, Kentucky		( 70-207, .382,  6 HRs, 58 RBIs, 43 Runs)
Dave Whitlock, Kentucky			( 66-177, .373,  9 HRs, 54 RBIs, 40 Runs)
Steve Re, Rochester			( 65-184, .354, 11 HRs, 49 RBIs)
Mike Applin, Cincinnati 		(               17 HRs, 54 RBIs)
John Spadaccino, Philadelphia		(               14 HRs, 46 RBIs)
Gary Richter, New England

1980 NASL Franchise Information

Teams coming from the APSPL:
Cleveland Competitors
Milwaukee Schlitz

New Teams:
Cincinnati Rivermen – (recruited some of the APSPL Cincinnati Suds players)
Lexington Stallions – (recruited some of the APSPL Kentucky Bourbons players)
Pittsburgh Champions – (recruited some of the APSPL Pittsburgh Hard Hats players)
Chicago Nationwide Advertising – (recruited some of the players of the old APSPL disbanded Chicago Storm)
Detroit Auto Kings – (recruited some of the players of the APSPL disbanded Detroit Caesars)
Fort Wayne Huggie Bears – (recruited some of the players of the APSPL disbanded Fort Wayne Scouts)

1980 NASL Regular Season Final Standings
Eastern Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Detroit Auto Kings		35-26	.574	  -
Cleveland Competitors		31-32	.492	 5.0
Cincinnati Rivermen		25-37	.403	10.5
Pittsburgh Champions		25-39	.391	11.5
Western Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Milwaukee Schlitz		47-13	.786	  -
Chicago Nationwide Advertising	43-19	.694	 5.0
Lexington Stallions		30-32	.486	18.0
Fort Wayne Huggie Bears		11-49	.183	36.0

Top two teams in each division made the playoffs, The two division winners then met in the World Series.

1980 NASL All-Star Game (Willoughby, OH)- July 19
      	West All-Stars beat East All-Stars  	10-7
      	- 1st Game MVP- Phil Higgins, West (3-4, HR, 2 Doubles, 3 RBIs)
	East All-Stars beat West All-Stars	17-5
	- 2nd Game MVP- Mike Turk, East (2 HRs, 4 RBIs)
NASL Eastern All-Stars (stats at time of game - July 19)
MGR- Mike Gouin, Detroit
P- Dana Andry, Cleveland 	(.342, 21, 44)
C- Benny Holt, Cleveland 	(.517, 17, 49)
1B-Gary Geister, Detroit 	(.365, 16, 45)
2B-Tony Mazza, Detroit 		(.428,  0, 22)
3B-Mike Turk, Detroit 		(.444, 11, 38)
SS-Jim Picard, Pittsburgh 	(.455,  0, 11)
OF-Matt Partridge, Detroit 	(.489,  6, 28)
OF-Doc Booker, Cleveland 	(.472, 11, 51)
OF-Roger Snatchko, Pittsburgh 	(.519, 11, 49)
OF-Mike O'Brien, Cincinnati 	(.387, 10, 39)
Utility Players/Alternates:	--------------
2B-Ed DePompei, Cleveland 	(.373,  0, 16)
OF-Jerry Jarvela, Detroit 	(.417,  0, 27)
OF-Ed Zalewski, Pittsburgh 	(.427, 10, 36)
OF-Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati 	(.463, 19, 43)
2B-Mark Johnson, Pittsburgh 	(.370,  0, 19)

NASL Western All-Stars (stats at time of game - July 19)
MGR- Eddie Zolna, Chicago
P- Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee 	(.503,  7, 52, 22-10 Pitching)
C- Willie Simpson, Chicago 	(.535,  3, 55)
1B-Dennis Graser, Milwaukee 	(.472,  8, 53)
2B-Lou Banks, Ft. Wayne 	(.486, 14, 51)
3B-Don Rardin Jr., Lexington 	(.506,  2, 54)
SS-Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee 	(.443,  1, 40)
OF-Ron Olesiak, Chicago 	(93-161, .579, 24, 101, 13 2Bs, 4 3Bs)
OF-Tommy Spahn, Chicago 	(.544, 12, 76)
OF-Phil Higgins, Milwaukee 	(.497, 10, 63)
OF-Curt Dusek, Chicago 		(.459,  0, 38)
Utility Players/Alternates:	--------------
P- Phil Schroer, Lexington 	(.403,  0, 39)
SS-Ken Kamradt, Chicago 	(.472,  1, 51)
2B-Buddy Haines, Chicago 	(.514, 15, 69)
2B-Cardell Collins, Ft. Wayne 	(.345,  8, 36)
OF-Phil Gowdy, Lexington 	(.388,  0, 25)
1980 NASL Playoffs
Divisional Championship round
      	Detroit beat Cleveland 		6-4, 8-7, 19-4, 5-10, 14-5;  			(4-1)
	Milwaukee beat Chicago 		9-13, 10-7, 17-12, 16-12, 10-17, 22-17;  	(4-2)
World Series
      	Milwaukee beat Detroit 		19-11, 10-12, 12-16, 22-13, 13-4, 12-3, 11-9;  	(5-2)
	World Series MVP -    Ken Parker,  Milwaukee (17-29, .586, 16 RBIs)
1980 NASL League Leaders
Batting				Home Runs			RBIs
Ron Olesiak, Chicago	.555	Benny Holt, Cleveland	42	Ron Olesiak, Chicago	124
Don Rardin, Lexington	.548	Dana Andry, Cleveland	34	Buddy Haines, Chicago	115
Benny Holt, Cleveland	.533	Ron Olesiak, Chicago	34	Dennis Graser, Milw.	 98
Tom Spahn, Chicago	.527	Mike LaFever, Cinn.	34	Mike Krolicki, Chicago	 98
Jake Jakobi, Chicago	.520	Gary Geister, Detroit	31	Tom Spahn, Chicago	 97
Buddy Haines, Chicago	.518	Dennis Graser, Milw.	30	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	 95
Ken Kamradt, Chicago	.517	Jim Bizzell, Cleveland	29	Benny Holt, Cleveland	 95
Paul Campbell, Cinn.	.514	Fred Ryan, Pittsburgh	29	Mike LaFever, Cinn.	 88
Rick Weiterman, Milw.	.510	Buddy Haines, Chicago	27	Jim Bizzell, Cleveland	 87
Willie Simpson, Chic.	.506	Jerry Gadette, Detroit	24	Dana Andry, Cleveland	 85
Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee	.496	Jim Tuttle, Cinn.	24	Gary Geister, Detroit	 80
1980 NASL All Pro Team
P -Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee 		(132-259, .510, 13 HRs,  65 RBIs, 45-13 Pitching)
P- Dana Andry, Cleveland 		(               34 HRs,  85 RBIs)
P- Mike Krolicki, Chicago 		(                        98 RBIs, 10 3Bs)  27-6 Pitching as of July 21
C- Benny Holt, Cleveland 		(         .533, 42 HRs,  95 RBIs)
1B-Dennis Graser, Milwaukee 		(131-273, .480, 30 HRs,  98 RBIs, 23 2Bs, 6 3Bs)
2B- Buddy Haines, Chicago 		(142-274, .518, 27 HRS, 115 RBIs, 19 2Bs)
SS- Mike Turk, Detroit			(
3B- Donnie Rardin Jr., Lexington 	(157-286, .548, 20 2Bs, 14 3Bs)
SS- Ken Kamradt, Chicago 		(149-288. .517)
SS- Paul Wenzel, Milwaukee 		(127-256, .496)
OF- Ron Olesiak, Chicago - LEAGUE MVP	(152-274, .555, 34 HRs, 124 RBIs, 27 2Bs, 9 3Bs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee 		(127-262, .485, 16 HRs,  95 RBIs, 33 2Bs, 8 3Bs)
OF- Tom Spahn, Chicago 			(137-260, .527, 15 HRs,  97 RBIs)
OF- Doc Booker, Cleveland 		(         .483, 23 HRs,  70 RBIs, 19 2Bs)
OF- Mike LaFever, Cincinnati 		(               34 HRs,  88 RBIs)
OF- Roger Snatchko, Pittsburgh		(129-270, .478)
OF- Curt Dusek, Chicago 		(109-264, .413)
Utility- Jim Dillard, Milwaukee		(               22 2Bs)
Utility- Willie Simpson, Chicago 	(127-152, .506, 23 2Bs, 13 3Bs)
Utility- Jake Jakobi, Chicago 		(127-244, .520)
Utility- Paul Campbell, Cincinnati 	(         .514)
OTHERS Having Good Seasons:
Matt Partridge, Detroit			(               22 HRs)
Jim Bizzell, Cleveland 			(   -261,       29 HRs, 87 RBIs)
Mike LeFever, Cincinnati 		(               34 HRs, 88 RBIs)
Gary Geister, Detroit 			(               31 HRs, 80 RBIs
Fred Ryan, Pittsburgh 			(               29 HRs, 
Jerry Gadette, Detroit 			(               24 HRs,
Dick Laba, Milwaukee 			(                       10 3Bs)
Chuck Sidewind, Cleveland 		(                8 HRs, 24 RBIs)
Derek Gallagher, Milwaukee 		(
Ken Parker, Milwaukee 			(
Cal Carmen, Detroit 			(

The NASL and the APSPL merged leagues after the 1980 season and formed a new league called the United Professional Softball League (UPSL).  Many of the NASL and APSPL teams joined in the re-formation of the new league.  Many teams also disbanded operations and some new teams were formed in previous cities where the APSPL and NASL once existed


UPSL Franchise Information:
Disbanded Teams: 

Detorit Auto Kings (from the NASL)
Pittsburgh Champions (from the NASL)
Cincinnati Rvermen (from the NASL)
Chicago Nationwide Advertising (from the NASL)
Fort Wayne Huggie Bears (from the NASL)
Cleveland Competitors (from the NASL)
Lexington Stallions (from the NASL)

Teams coming from the NASL: 
Milwaukee Schlitz

Teams coming from the APSPL: 
Cincinnati Suds
Pittsburgh Hardhats
New England Pilgrims
Kentucky Bourbons
Rochester Express,

Name Changes:
South Jersey Athletics (from APSPL Philadelpiha Athletics)

New Teams: 
Syracuse Salt

1981 UPSL Regular Season Final Standings
Eastern Division		Record	Pct.	GB
South Jersey Athletics		35-21	.625	  -
Rochester Express		30-28	.517	 6.0
New England Pilgrims		24-36	.400	13.0
Syracuse Salt			 4-52	.071	31.0
Western Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Cincinnati Suds			43-15	.741	  -
Milwaukee Schlitz		37-21	.638	 6.0
Kentucky Bourbons		36-24	.600	 8.0 
Pittsburgh Hardhats		23-35	.397	20.0

Top three teams in each division made the playoffs, 3rd played 2nd , with the winner playing 1st for the division  title.  The two division winners then met in the World Series.

1981 UPSL Playoffs
1st Round - South Jersey and Cincinnati (both received a 1st Round Bye)
	New England beat Rochester	5-6, 8-7, 3-0, 17-7;  					(3-1)
	Kentucky beat Milwaukee		5-4, 13-4, 11-10;  					(3-0)
Semi-finals
      	New England beat South Jersey	4-8, 12-7, 0-5, 5-3, 16-6; 				(3-2)
	- Note (New England) - Ralph Calitri (3-4, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs in final game), (3 HRs total), Len Larabee (2 HRs)
	- Note (South Jersey) - Ron Dorsey (4 HRs), Bobby Bryant (3 HRs), Sam Sapienza (HR, 2-3 Pitching)
	Kentucky beat Cincinnati 	2-10, 6-7, 13-12, 4-3, 6-5; 				(3-2)
	- Note (Kentucky) - Dave Whitlock (9-19, .474), Bill Gatti (3 HRs, 7 RBIs), Greg Whitlock (7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
	- Note (Cincinnati) - Brad Farrar (10-16, .625), Hal Ward (9-15, .600), Tony Salamone (.550), Butch Whitaker (4 HRs, 8 RBIs)
World Series
      	Kentucky beat  New England	12-17, 11-7, 12-6, 16-5, 10-11, 14-11, 6-8, 14-11;  	(5-3)
	World Series MVP - Greg Whitlock, Kentucky (18-31, .581, 5 RBIs, 3 2Bs, 14 Runs)
	World Series MVP - Bill Gatti, Kentucky (14-26, .538, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs, 2 3Bs)
	* Note- I have conflicting reports on who the MVP was, Both of these players are mentioned.
	-Note (Kentucky) - Dave Whitlock (15-26, .577, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs, 13 Runs), Nick Nikitas (12-24, .500)
	- Rick Wilson (3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs), Cobbie Harrison (12-27, .444, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs, 10 Runs)
	-Note (New England) - Joe Martone (15-26, .577, 6 HRs, 18 RBIs, 11 Runs), Ralph Calitri (6 HRs, 15 RBIs)
	- Len Larabee (.500, 5 2Bs, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 11 Runs), Gary Bello (.375, 12 Runs), Pat Paulson (12-28, .429)
1981 UPSL League Leaders
Batting				Home Runs			RBIs
Bill Gatti, Kentucky	.622	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	38	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	99
Hal Ward, Cincinnati	.524	Ron Dorsey, So. Jersey	34	Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati	83
Dennis Graser, Milw.	.516	Dennis Graser, Milw.	32	Dennis Graser, Milw.	76
Ron Dorsey, So. Jersey	.511	Mike Kolb, South Jersey	29	Ron Dorsey, So. Jersey	75
Ralph Calitri, New Eng.	.505	John Spadaccino, SJ	26	Mike Kolb, South Jersey	74
John Spadaccino, SJ	.500	Rick Page, Rochester	23	Pete Castle, Rochester	66
Dick Laba, Milwaukee	.485	Joe Martone, New Eng.	20	Dave Whitlock, Kentucky	65
Jim Kuhn, Cincinnati	.480	Ralph Calitri, New Eng.	20	John Spadaccino, SJ	64
Greg Whitlock, Kentucky	.474	Bobby Bryant, So. Jer.	20	Rick Page, Rochester	64
Tom Zaccardo, Roch.	.474	Dave Whitlock, Kentucky	19	Bobby Bryant, So. Jer.	64
Joe Martone, New Eng.	.472	Pete Castle, Rochester	19	Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh	64
Tony Salamone, Cinn.	.469	Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati	17	Joe Martone, New Eng.	62
Bob Bryant, So. Jersey	.464	Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh	16	Tom Zaccardo, Roch.	62
Mike Kolb, South Jersey	.456	Steve Re, Rochester	15	Ralph Calitri, New Eng.	60
				Tom Zaccardo, Roch.	15	Steve Rogers, Cinn.	60
1981 UPSL All Pro Team
P-    Black Ron Jones, Cincinnati 	(         .424,                           26-10 Pitching, 5.54 ERA)
P-    Steve Stewart, Kentucky 		( 48-136, .353,  0 HRs, 25 RBIs, 30 Runs, 35-20 Pitching)
C-    Joe Martone, New England 		(         .472, 20 HRs, 62 RBIs)
1B-   Dennis Graser, Milwaukee		( 87-174, .500, 26 HRs, 76 RBIs, 19 2Bs)
2B-   Tony Salamone, Cincinnati 	( 84-179, .469, 62 Runs)
3B-   Bill Gatti, Kentucky - LEAGUE MVP	(110-177, .622, 38 HRs, 99 RBIs, 85 Runs, 37 BBs) - Triple Crown
SS-   Greg Whitlock, Kentucky		(100-211, .474,  2 HRs, 37 RBIs, 63 Runs)
IF-   Tom Zaccardo, Rochester		( 92-194, .474, 15 HRs, 62 RBIs)
LF-   John Regent, Pittsburgh		(                                21 2Bs
LCF-  Hal Ward, Cincinnati -TOP ROOKIE	(         .524, 11 HRs,          11 2Bs, 3 3Bs)
RCF-  Ron Dorsey, South Jersey		( 89-174, .511, 34 HRs, 75 RBIs, 73 Runs)
RF-   Dave Whitlock, Kentucky		( 82-185, .443, 19 HRs, 65 RBIs, 59 Runs, 10 3Bs)
OF-   Bob Bryant, South Jersey 		( 78-170, .464, 20 HRs, 64 RBIs)
OF-   Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati 		(         .434, 17 HRs, 83 RBIs)
EH-   Ralph Calitri, New England	(         .505, 20 HRs, 60 RBIs)
Manager-  Cobbie Harrison, Kentucky	(10 HRs, 51 RBIs)
Rookie -  Hal Ward, Cincinnati
OTHERS Having Good Seasons:
John Spadaccino, South Jersey		( 84-168, .500, 26 HRs, 64 RBIs)
Jim Kuhn, Cincinnati			(         .480,  4 HRs)
Mike Kolb, South Jersey			( 82-180, .456, 29 HRs, 74 RBIs, 70 Runs)
Rick Linz, Cincinnati			( 83-186, .446,                  67 Runs)
Steve Re, Rochester			(         .414, 15 HRs,          12 2Bs)
Mike O'Brien, Kentucky			( 70-171, .409,  8 HRs, 44 RBIs, 38 Runs)
Dick Laba, Milwaukee 			( 94-194, .485)
Jim Kuhn, Cincinnati 	 		( 84-175, .480)
Rich Brown, Rochester 			( 87-??         9 2Bs
Tony Salamone, Cincinnati 		( 84-??
Rick Linz, Cincinnati 			( 83-??
Rick Page, Rochester 			(              23 HRs, 64 RBIs)
Pete Castle, Rochester 			(              19 HRs, 66 RBIs)
Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh 			(              16 HRs, 64 RBIs)
Jack Collins, Cincinnati		(                               13 2Bs)
Doug Fortune, New England 		(                               12 2Bs)
Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee 		(                               11 2Bs, 36-21 Pitching)
Steve Rogers, Cincinnati 		(                     60 RBIs,   9 2Bs)
Sam Sapienza, South Jersey 		(19-17 Pitching
Mike DeCillis, Rochester 		(16-12 Pitching
Bob Laemel, New England 		(15-15 Pitching
John Coory, Cincinnati 			(11- 3 Pitching
Don Brown, Rochester 			(11-13 Pitching
Greg Birko, Pittsburgh 			(11-21 Pitching
Joe Arszyla, New England 		( 8-14 Pitching

1981 -> 1982 UPSL Franchise Changes
Disbanded Teams:
New England Pilgrims
Syracuse Salt

New Teams:
Detroit Softball City (recruited some of the 1981 NSPC/USSSA  Snyder’s Softball Club players)
Cleveland Competitors (recruited some of the 1981 NSPC/ASA Nationwide Advertising Services players)
Lima Steele’s (recruited some of the 1981 ASA/USSSA Steele’s Sports players)


1982 UPSL Regular Season Final Standings
Eastern Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Cleveland Competitors		46-17	.730	   -
Detroit Softball City		39-20	.661	 5.0
South Jersey Athletics		35-25	.583	 9.5
Rochester Express		24-40	.375	22.5 
Pittsburgh Hardhats		 8-52	.133	36.5
Western Division		Record	Pct.	GB
Kentucky Bourbons		38-23	.623	   -
Cincinnati Suds			34-28	.548	 4.5
Milwaukee Schlitz		32-32	.500	 7.5
Lima Steele's			20-38	.348	16.5

Top three teams in each division made the playoffs, 3rd played 2nd , with the winner playing 1st for the division  title.  The two division winners then met in the World Series.

1982 UPSL All-Star Game (Willoughby, OH)
      	- Game was cancelled due to financial hardships
1982 UPSL Playoffs 
1st Round
      	Detroit beat South Jersey  	18-11, 16-15, 18-14;  			(3-0)
	Milwaukee beat Cincinnati 	11-4, 11-8, 13-4;  			(3-0)
	Cleveland and Kentucky (both received a 1st Round Bye)
Semi-finals
      	Detroit beat Cleveland		14-7, 6-11, 9-7, 0-11, 17-10   		(3-2)
	- Note (Detroit) - Ed Collins (11-15, .733), Gary Geister (11-18, .611), Rick Trudeau (.579) 
	- Note (Cleveland) - Dana Andry (7 HRs), Mike Macenko (5 HRs)
	Milwaukee beat Kentucky 	10-7, 4-7, 9-21, 14-10, 23-22;  	(3-2)
	-Note (Milwaukee) - Derek Gallagher (10-17, .588), Kevin Delimat (10-18, .556, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs)
	- Phil Higgins (9-17, .529, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs), Dennis Graser (3 HRs, 7 RBIs)
	-Note (Kentucky) - Dave Whitlock (11-16, .688, 7 HRs, 11 RBIs), Greg Kemp (11-17, .647),
	- Bill Gatti (8-13, .615, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs), Ken Parker (12-20, .600, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs)
	World Series
      	Milwaukee beat Detroit 		9-8, 8-3, 7-10, 13-11, 12-7, 39-6;  	(5-1)
	World Series MVP - Dick Laba, Milwaukee Schlitz (16-24, .667)
	-Note (Milwaukee) - Dennis Graser (12-17, .706, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs), Phil Higgins (2 Grand Slams, 22 RBIs)
	- Final Game: Dennis Graser (6-6, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs), Phil Higgins (6-6, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs), Rick Weiterman (3 HRs)
	- Phil Higgins (8-10, 3 HRs, 16 RBIs in final 2 games)
	-Note (Detroit) - Braxton Speller (13-21, .619, 5 HRs), Charles Mitchell (.389, 6 HRs)
	- Manager Gary Vitto - directed 2 different teams to the finals (Detroit Caesars won title in 1977 & 1978)
1982 UPSL League Leaders
Batting				Home Runs			RBIs
Dana Andry, Cleveland	.618	Dana Andry, Cleveland	65	Mike Macenko, Clev.	140
Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	.572	Mike Macenko, Clev.	63	Charles Mitchell, Det.	133
Paul Wright, Cleveland	.566	Charles Mitchell, Det.	59	Dana Andry, Cleveland	128
Dick Laba, Milwaukee	.565	Ron Dorsey, So. Jersey	47	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	125
Derek Gallagher, Milw.	.560	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	46	Dennis Graser, Milw.	122
Steve Blanchette, Clev.	.558	Mike Kolb, So. Jersey	46	Steve Blanchette, Clev.	120
Bill Gatti, Kentucky	.554	Dennis Graser, Milw.	43	Mike Kolb, So. Jersey	114
Ron Dorsey, So. Jersey	.547	Steve Blanchette, Clev.	42	Bill Gatti, Kentucky	109
Ken Parker, Kentucky	.540	Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	40	Ken Parker, Kentucky	107
Greg Whitlock, Kentucky	.535	Joe Young, Lima		40	Marty Rolnick Cleve.	106
Gary Trumm, Milw.  	.530	Gary Geister, Detroit	39	Joe Young, Lima		106
Mike Kolb, So. Jersey	.521	Marty Rolnick Cleve.	39	Doc Booker, Cleveland	100
Doc Booker, Cleveland  	.515	Pete Castle, Rochester	38	Ron Dorsey, So. Jersey	 95
Rick Weiterman, Milw.  	.514	Ken Parker, Kentucky	36	Gary Geister, Detroit	 86
Bobby Reid, Cleveland	.512	Bob Bryant, So. Jersey	32	Braxton Speller, Det.	 74*
Braxton Speller, Det.	*	Jim Bizzell, Cleveland	31	Pete Castle, Rochester	 74*
Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati	*	Braxton Speller, Det.	29*	Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati	 72*
* Numbers are incomplete
1982 UPSL All Pro Team
P-  Dana Andry, Cleveland - LEAGUE MVP	(139-225, .618, 65 HRs, 128 RBIs, 125 Runs, 46-17 Pitching)
P-  Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee 		(         .514,  7 HRs)
C-  Charles Mitchell, Detroit		(               59 HRs, 133 RBIs)
1B- Dennis Graser, Milwaukee		(               43 HRs, 122 RBIs)
2B- Mike Macenko, Cleveland 		(110-250, .440, 63 HRs, 140 RBIs, 122 Runs)
3B- Bill Gatti, Kentucky		( 97-175, .554, 46 HRs, 109 RBIs,  97 Runs)
SS- Greg Whitlock, Kentucky		(125-236, .535,  5 HRS,  57 RBIs,  80 Runs)
SS- Paul Wright, Cleveland 		(105-185, .566,  1 HRs,  31 RBIs,  66 Runs)
OF- Steve Blanchett, Cleveland		(134-240, .558, 42 HRs, 120 RBIs, 115 Runs)
OF- Ken Parker, Kentucky		(114-211, .540, 36 HRs, 107 RBIs,  84 Runs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee 		(         .572, 40 HRs, 125 RBIs,  24 2Bs)
OF- Derek Gallagher, Milwaukee		(         .560)
OF- Ron Dorsey, South Jersey		(         .547, 47 HRs,  95
OF- Joe Young, Lima 			(         .476, 40 HRs, 106 RBIs)
OTHERS Having Good Seasons:
Dick Laba, Milwaukee			(         .565)
Gary Trumm, Milwaukee			(         .530)
Mike Kolb, South Jersey			(         .521, 46 HRs, 114 RBIs)
Doc Booker, Cleveland			(100-194, .515, 25 HRs, 100 RBIs,  76 Runs)
Bobby Reid, Cleveland			(111-217, .512, 30 HRs,  74 RBIs, 105 Runs)
Pat Paulson, Kentucky			(100-199, .503,  4 HRs,  50 RBIs,  91 Runs)
Mick Dwyer, Cleveland			( 95-192, .495, 27 HRs,  81 RBIs,  71 Runs)
Bob Bryant, South Jersey		(         .493, 32 HRs,  66 RBIs)
John Spadaccino, South Jersey		(         .481, 27 HRs,  55 RBIs)  
Dave Whitlock, Kentucky			( 92-193, .477, 18 HRS,  77 RBIs,  61 Runs)
Hank Gibson, Cleveland			( 65-139, .468, 15 HRs,  34 RBIs,  65 Runs)
Pete Castle, Rochester			(         .450, 38 HRS,  74 RBIs)
Nick Nikitas, Kentucky			( 92-207, .444,  0 HRS,  29 RBIs,  77 Runs)
Marty Rolnick, Cleveland		( 93-217, .429, 39 HRs, 106 RBIs,  83 Runs)
Jim Bizzell, Cleveland			( 80-180, .426, 31 HRs,  77 RBIs,  72 Runs)
Rich Petrunyak, Cleveland		( 59-157, .376, 25 HRs,  54 RBIs,  51 Runs)
Cobbie Harrison, Kentucky		( 12- 35, .343,  4 HRS,  15 RBIs,   2 Runs)
Gary Geister, Detroit			(               39 HRs,  86 RBIs)
Braxton Speller, Detroit		(               29 HRs,  74 RBIs)
Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati			(                        74 RBIs)
Mike Turk, Detroit			(
Jim Kuhn, Cincinnati			(  
Jim Nelson, Pittsburgh			(
Steve Stewart, Kentucky			(35-20 Pitching
Ron Jones, Cincinnati			(24-12 Pitching

The UPSL decided to take 1983 off and reorganize to make a better league in 1984.  They had Franchise requests from Florida, New England, North Carolina and St. Louis.            

This never happened and the league ended up folding. – This was the Last Professional Slow Pitch Softball League. 


Robert Brown’s All-Time Pro Softball Team (1977-1982)

Position-	First Team							Second Team
Pitcher-	Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (79-MVP, 79-WS MVP)			Dana Andry, Cleveland (82-MVP)
Catcher-	Bill Gatti, Kentucky (80-MVP, 81-MVP)				Benny Holt, Chicago-Cleveland (77-MVP)
First Base-	Doug Gerdes, Detroit						Dennis Graser, Milwaukee
Second Base-	Donnie Rardin, Cincinnati-Kentucky-Lexington			Doug Czaplewski, Milwaukee
Shortstop-	Rick Trudeau, Detroit						Denny Brown, Pittsburgh (78 All Star MVP)
Third Base-	Buddy Haines, Chicago-Milwaukee					Gary Richter, New York-Trenton
Outfield-	Ron Ford, Detroit (78-MVP)					Gene Parrish, Minnesota
		Mike Nye, Detroit (77-WS MVP)					Ken Parker, Milwaukee-Kentucky (80-WS MVP
		Phil Higgins, Milwaukee	(80 All Star MVP)			Fred Miller, Kentucky-Cleveland
		Mike Gouin, Detroit						Ron Olesiak, Chicago (80-MVP)
Utility-	Rick Petrunyak, Cleveland					Lawrence Hutcherson, Baltimore-Philadelphia
		Jim Dillard, Milwaukee						John Spadaccino, New Jersey-Trenton-South Jersey
		Bert Smith, Detroit (78-Series MVP)
Manager-	Gary Vitto, Detroit (2 Titles)					Mike Basile, Milwaukee (3 Titles)
All-Time Greatest Pro Softball Team - 1978 Detroit Caesars
- 49-15 regular season record, Division Champs (Mid-West)
- Undefeated in Playoffs (55-15 overall record ), World Series Champs
- HR, RBI and Batting Leader, league MVP and World Series MVP
- 7 Players on APSPL 1978 all-league team
- 6 Players and Manager on All-Time Pro Softball Team
All-Time Greatest Pro Softball Player - Bill Gatti
- 1980 APSPL MVP, 1981 UPSL MVP
- 6 time member of the All-Pro Team
- 1980 APSPL HR and RBI Champion
- 1981 UPSL Triple Crown winner (HR, RBI and Batting Average Champion) 
- Stat Totals for 6 years:
Year 	G 	AB 	R 	H 	2B 	3B 	HR 	RBI 	BB 	Avg	
1977 	54 	180 	 95 	 97 	7 	5 	48 	127 	35 	.539	
1978 	62 	214 	131 	125 	9 	5 	54 	132 	38 	.584	
1979 	56 	165 	 80 	 88 	9 	3 	20 	 79 	46 	.533	
1980 	63 	186 	 74 	 90 	9 	1 	21 	 81 	48 	.483	MVP
1981 	56 	177 	 85 	110 	8 	3 	38 	 99 	37 	.622	MVP - Triple Crown
1982 	59 	175 	102 	 97	8	1 	46 	109 	47 	.554 
TOTALS	350	 1097 	567 	607 	50 	16 	227 	627 	281 	.553	

All Time team compiled by former league commissioner Robert Brown, who saw more games than  anybody. I’d like to take a second to thank Robert for helping me with this page. If it wasn’t for him, 90% of the information wouldn’t have been found.   – Thank You Robert.

All Time Home Run Leaders
1. Bill Gatti (1977-82) – 217
2. Ron Ford (1977-79) – 208
3. Benny Holt (1977-78,80) – 189  (played end of year 1979 with Cleveland)
4. Gary Geister (1977-82) – 165 (missing 1981)
4. Doug Gerdes (1977-79) – 144
5. Dana Andry (1979-80,82) – 130
.    Phil Higgins (1977-82) –  (missing info) (played 1981 end of year)
.    Jim Foxy Nelson (1977-82) –  (missing info, close to 200 HRs)
.    Mike Nye (1977-79) – 77

All Time RBI Leaders
1. Bill Gatti (1977-82) – 627
2. Ron Ford (1977-79) – 506
3. Doug Gerdes (1977-79) – 333
4. Gary Geister (1977-82) – 406 (missing 1981)
5. Dana Andry (1979-80,82) – 213+ (missing 1979)

All Time Batting Leaders
1. Ron Ford (1977-79) – 410-657, .624
2. Mike Nye (1977-79) – 421-683, .616
3. Phil Higgins (missed most of 1981)
4. Mike Gouin (1977-79) – 336-598. .563
5. Bill Gatti (1977-82) – 607-1097,  .553
.   Rick Weiterman (1979-82) – (missing info)

All Time Runs Scored Leaders
1. Bill Gatti (1977-82) – 567
2. Ron Ford (1977-79) – 390
3. Mike Nye (1977-79) – 384
4. Doug Gerdes (1977-79) – 313
5. Dana Andry (1979-80,82) – 213+ (missing 1979)


Professional Softball Team History

Team (Year -League)				Home Field Location	
Baltimore Monuments (1977 APSPL)		Rips Memorial Stadium, Bowie, MD
Chicago Storm (1977-1978 APSPL)			Windy City Stadium, Bridgeview, IL
Chicago Nationwide Advertising (1980 NASL)	Lou Boudreau Field, Harvey, IL
Cincinnati Suds (1977-80 APSPL, 81-82 UPSL)	Trechter Stadium, Cincinnati, OH (1977-78)
						Old Crosley Field, Union, KY (1979-80)
						Ross Field, St. Bernard, OH (1981-82)
Cincinnati Rivermen (1980 NASL)			Newport Recreation Center, Newport, KY
Cleveland Jaybirds (1977-1978 APSPL)		Rose Field, Brookside Park, Cleveland, OH (1977-79)
Cleveland Stepien's Competitors (1979 APSPL)	Daniel's Field, Willoughby, OH (1980, 1982)
Cleveland Stepien's Competitors (1980 NASL) 	
Cleveland Competitors (1982 UPSL)
Columbus All-Americans (1977 APSPL)		Franklin County Stadium, Columbus, OH
Detroit Caesars (1977-1979 APSPL)		East Detroit Memorial Field, E. Detroit, MI
Detroit Auto Kings (1980 NASL)			East Detroit Memorial Field, E. Detroit, MI
Detroit Softball City (1982 UPSL)		East Detroit Memorial Field, E. Detroit, MI
Kentucky Bourbons (1977-80 APSPL, 81-82 UPSL)	Bishop David Stadium, Louisville, KY
Milwaukee Copper Hearth (1977 APSPL)		Wilson Park Stadium, Milwaukee, WI (1977-78)
Milwaukee Schlitz (1978-1979 APSPL)		Wildwood Field, Milwaukee, WI (1978)
Milwaukee Schlitz (1980 NASL)			Lannon Field, Milwaukee, WI (1979-82)
Milwaukee Schlitz (1981-1982 UPSL)
Minnesota Goofys (1977 APSPL)			Midway Stadium, St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Norsemen (1978-1979 APSPL)
New York Clippers (1977 APSPL)			Mt. Vernon Stadium, Mt. Vernon, NY
Pittsburgh HardHats (1977-80 APSPL, 81-82 UPSL)	Munhall Municipal Stadium, Munhall, PA (1977-78)
						Morrell Field, Aliquippa, PA (1978-1980)
						LaRussa Field, Sokol Club, L. Burrell, PA (1981-82)
Pittsburgh Champions (1980 NASL)		LaRussa Field, Sokol Club, Lower Burrell, PA
New Jersey Statesmen (1977 APSPL)		Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ (1977-78)
Trenton Statesmen (1978 APSPL)			Wetzel Field, Chambersburg, NJ (1979)
Trenton Champales (1979 APSPL)
New England Pilgrims (1978-80 APSPL, 81 UPSL)	Quigley Stadium, West Haven, CT  (1978)
						Blake Field, New Haven, CT (1978-1980)
						Oakdale Sports Complex, Montville, CT (1981)
Philadelphia Athletics (1978-1980 APSPL)	Veterans Stadium,Philadelphia, PA (1978)
South Jersey Athletics (1981-1982 UPSL)		Dyer Field, Wlimington, DE (1979-1980)
						Cjonacki Sports Complex, Berlin, NJ (1981-82)
Rochester Zeniths (1978-1979 APSPL)		Harris Whalen Park, Penfield, NY (1978-79, 82)
Rochester Express (1980 APSPL, 81-82 UPSL)	Softball Centre, Scottsville, NY (1980-1981)
						Silver Stadium, Rochester, NY (1982)
Fort Wayne Scouts (1979 APSPL)			Tah-Cum-Wah Field, Fort Wayne, IN (1979)
Fort Wayne Huggie Bears (1980 NASL)		Tah-Cum-Wah Field, Fort Wayne, IN (1980)
Lexington Stallions (1980 NASL)			Southland Park, Richmond, KY (1980)
Syracuse Salts (1981 UPSL)			Hopkins Park, North Syracuse, NY
Lima Steele's (1982 UPSL)			Vic Lyons Field, Dayton, OH (1982)
						Ohio St. Univ.-Lima Campus Field, Lima, OH (1982)

Check out Norm Beeker's Detroit Caesars Page. It has some nice information and Photos
Norm Beeker's Detroit Caesars Page

Also Check out Cincinnati's Dennis Hasty who has a wonderful page on Pro Softball Memorabilia
Dennis Hasty's Pro Softball "Flickr" Page

NSPC National Championships (1978 – 1987)

1978 - There was no national championship, just 4 regular reason tournaments

1978 OFFICERS:
Commissioner – Tony Cloniger
Executive Director – Dave Carroll
President – Jim Snyder
Vice President – RT Nelson
Secretary – Gary  Wilcher
Treasure – RIchard Nelson

The Original 12 charter members:
Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK	
Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		
Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA
Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI	
Howard & Carroll, Sherrill's Ford, NC
Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC		
Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX
Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AZ	
Pepsico-County Sports, Levittown, NY (Dropped out)
Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL (Dropped out)
Mazzola-Castle, Rochester, NY  (Dropped out, team joined Pro League-APSPL - Rochester Zeniths)
(The NSPC tournaments also included some local teams in the individual tournaments)
Campbell’s Carpets of Concord, CA won 2 out of 4 at-large berth tournaments to claim rights to the "UnOfficial" National Championship, 
No runner-up or MVP was named. Howard & Carroll of Sherrills Ford, NC and Howard’s Furniture of Denver, NC each won a tournament also.
1978 Total Total Avg. # 1st’s # 2nd’s # 3rd’s # 4th’s Total Total
Regular Season standings Events Points Event Score (12 Pts) (8 Pts) (6 Pts) (4 Pts) Record RF-RA
1. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 2 24 12.0 0.083 2 0 0 0 9 – 2 285 – 152
2. Howard & Carroll, Sherrill’s Ford, NC 1 12 12.0 0.083 1 0 0 0 4 – 0 122  – 78
3. Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 2 16 8.0 0.125 1 0 0 1 6 – 3 170 – 134
4. Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX 2 14 7.0 0.143 0 1 1 0 4 – 4 125 – 175
5. Nelson’s Painting, Oklahoma City, OK 4 24 6.0 0.167 0 1 2 1 7 – 8 405 .-333
6. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 2 8 4.0 0.250 0 2 0 0 4 – 4 129 – 121
7. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC 2 8 4.0 0.250 0 0 0 2 2 – 4 70  – 118
8. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH (non-conference member) 1 8 0.0 0.125 0 1 0 0 4 – 2 99  –  95
9. Dubose Insurance, Pensacola, FL  (non-conference member) 1 6 0.0 0.167 0 0 1 0 1 – 2 43  – 68
10. Snyder’s Softball Club, Detroit, MI 3 0 0.0 0.000 0 0 0 0 1 – 6 130 – 161
10. Ken Sander’s Ford, Phoenix City, AZ 1 0 0.0 0.000 0 0 0 0 1 – 2 61 –  66
** Scoring System- 
12 Pts for 1st, 8 Pts for 2nd, 6 Pts for 3rd, 4 Pts for 4th.
Standings based on total qualifiers entered divided by total points
Ties Broken by Most Tournament Championships or highest finishes
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1978 Regular Season MVP Winners
Mike Cellura, Campbell's
Denny Jones, Campbell's

1978 ODPA Award Winners
Ricky Page, Campbell's Carpets
Gene Jones, Howard & Carroll
Marty Monterosso, Greater Cincinnati Sports
Don Furnald, Capitol Insulation

1979 OFFICERS:
Commissioner - Tony Cloniger
Executive Director - Dave Carroll
President - Jim Snyder
Vice President - RT Nelson
Vice President - Campbell Strange
Secretary - Jerome Earnest
Treasure - Richard Nelson
1979 Total Total Avg. No.
Regular Season standings (Top 8 make finals) Events Points Event 1st
1. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 4 44 11.00 3
2. Nelson’s Painting, Oklahoma, City, OK 5 52 10.40 3
3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 8 50 6.25 1
4. Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL 8 48 6.00 3
4. Irving Sports Center, Irving, TX 3 18 6.00 0
6. Steele’s Sports, Lima, OH 6 32 5.33 0
7. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill’s Ford, NC 9 44 4.89 1
8. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 3 14 4.67 1

NSPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1979 at Birmingham, AL 
Nelson’s Painting, Oklahoma City, OK --------------  Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 
Nelson showed its power by defeating Campbell's 28-9 in the semi-finals. Herman Rathman hit 4 
HRs, Mike Parrott and Joe Young both hit 3 HRs to lead Nelsons. Nelson then defeated Howards in the
winners bracket final 27-23. Howards eliminated Campbell's in the losers bracket 19-7 and then beat
Nelsons 25-21, forcing the final Championship game. Nelson jumped out to a 20-2 lead, only to hold 
on to finally beat Howard's 25-20 and win the title.
MVP - Joe Young, Nelson’s Painting (13-23, .609, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs) 
HR Leader - Rick Scherr, Howard’s (21 RBIs) – 11
Batting Leader (at least 15 At Bats) - Paul Wright, Ken Sanders (12-15)  - .800 
Outstanding Defensive Player - not awarded
1979 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Joe Young, Nelson's Painting (14-23, .609, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs)
Rick Scherr, Howard's Furniture (11 HRs, 21 RBIs)
Paul Wright, Ken Sander's (12-15, .800)
Bruce Meade, Nelson's Painting (12-23, .522, 6 HRs. 8 RBIs)
Mike Parrott, Nelson's Painting (17-24, .708, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs) 
Bill Ferguson, Nelson's Painting (15-22, .682, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs)
Chic Downing, Nelson's Painting (12-21, .571, 7 HRs, 10 RBIs)
Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer (15-24, .625, 6 HRs)
Mike Jacobs, Howard's/Western Steer (.600)
Tom Beall, Howard's/Western Steer (22-30, .733, 9 HRs)
Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets (10 HRs, 21 RBIs)
Jerry King, Campbell's Carpets (13-20, .650, 6 HRs)
Craig Elliott, Ken Sander's (11-13, .836, 6 HRs)
OTHERS:
Herman Rathman, Nelson's (7 HRs)
Buddy Slater, Nelson's (gave up less than 10 runs a game pitching)
1979 NSPC National Championship Tournament Final Standings
1. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK		4-1
2  Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		4-2
3. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		3-2
4. Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL		2-2
5. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			1-2
5. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC	1-2
7. Irving Sports Center, Irving, TX		0-2
7. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH	0-2
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1979 Regular Season MVP winners
Roger Mayo, Ken Sanders
Dave Carroll, Dave Carroll Sports
Larry Ellis, Ken Sanders
Tom Beall, Howard's/Western Steer
Mike Parrott, Nelson Painting
Greg Fuhrman, Campbell Carpets
Jerry King, Campbell Carpets
Chic Downing, Nelson Painting
Mike Cellura, Campbell Carpets
Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders

1980 OFFICERS:
President - George "Doc" Linnehan
Vice President - Randy Gorrell
Secretary - Gary Wilcher
Treasure - Gary Wilcher
Executive Board Member - Richard Howard
Executive Board Member - Jim Snyder
Executive Board Member - Gary Wilcher
Executive Board Member - Dave Robinson
Executive Board Member - Gary Coats
Public Relations - Jerome Earnest
1980 Final Regular Season Standings (Top 8) Record Pct 1st
1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 19 – 4 0.826 3
2. Softball City, Detroit, MI 25 – 9 0.735 3
3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 16 – 7 0.696 0
4. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 15 – 7 0.682 1
5. Steele’s Sports, Lima, OH 23 – 11 0.676 1
6. Ken Sanders Subaru, Birmingham, AL 17 – 11 0.607 1
7. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN 11 – 8 0.579 0
8. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH 14 – 14 0.500 1
8. Dave Carroll’s, Sherrill’s Ford, NC 11 – 11 0.500 2

NSPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1980 at Birmingham, AL 
Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA --------------   Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 
Note: Campbell's defeated Howard's 25-8 in the winners bracket. Howard's then eliminated Steele's
34-15 to get another crack at Campbell's. Led by Rick Scherr (4 for 4), Howards beat Campbell's 15-13 to  
force the final championship game. Campbell's left no doubt as they won the title 19-7. Elby Bushong
hit 2 HRs and had 8 RBIs to lead the way. 
MVP - Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets (15-17, .882, 5 HRs) 
HR Leader - Al White, Steele’s (15-20, .750) – 10
Batting Leader (at least 15 At Bats)  - Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets - .882
Outstanding Defensive Player - Steve Howard Howard’s/ Western Steer
1980 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets (15-17, .882, 5 HRs)
Elby Bushong, Campbell's Carpets (14-21, .667, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs)
Greg Fuhrman, Campbell's Carpets (18-22, .818, 6 HRs)
Denny Jones, Campbell's Carpets (11-15, .733)
Dennis Myers, Campbell's Carpets (11-18, .611, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs)
John Geckle, Steele's Sports
Larry Garrard, Steele's Sports (17-22, .773) 
Al White, Steele's Sports  (15-20, .750, 10 HRs)
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
Stan Harvey, Howard's/Western Steer (9 HRs)
Tom Beall, Howard's/Western Steer (21-28, .750)
Steve Howard, Howard's/Western Steer
Paul Wright, Ken Sander's
OTHERS:
Bruce Meade, Dave Carroll Sports (11-12, .917, 5 HRs)
Doug Gerdes, Softball City (9-12, .750)
Lacy Brumley, Ken Sanders (14-20, .700, 7 HRs)
Rager Mayo, Ken Sanders (14-21, .667, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs)
Richard Wilborn, Campbell's (9-15, .600, 6 HRs)
Joe Young, Steele's (14-25, .560, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs)
Charles Wright, Ken Sanders (8 HRs)
Ray Fleetwood, Howards (8 HRs)
Don Arndt, Howards (7 HRs)
1980  NSPC National Championship Tournament Final Standings
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		4-1
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		4-2
3. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			3-2
4. Ken Sander's Subaru, Birmingham, AL		3-2
5. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			1-2
5. Softball City, Detroit, MI			1-2
7. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC	1-2
7. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN			0-2
9. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH	0-2
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1980 Regular Season MVP winners
James Washington, Jerry's Caterers
Richard Wilborn, Howard's/Western Steer
Larry Hall, Dave Carroll Sports
John Geckle, Steele's Sports
Craig Seaman, Softball City

1981 OFFICERS:
Executive Director - Randy Gorrell
President - Richard Howard
Secretary - Jim Snyder
Treasure - Richard Howard
Public Relations - Dennis Punch
Publicity Director - Jerome Earnest
1981 Final Regular Season Standings Record Pct 1st 2nd
1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 18 . 4 0.818 6 1
2. Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland, OH 37 . 15 0.712 7 2
3. Snyder’s/Stroh’s, Detroit, MI 22 . 16 0.579 1 6
4. York Barbell/Ken Sanders, York, PA 12 . 9 0.571 1 3
5. Steele’s Sports, Gradton, OH 8 . 23 0.258 0 1
6. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN 4 . 12 0.250 1 0
7. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 3 . 11 0.214 0 1
8. Gartenhouse, Plainville, CT 1 . 17 0.056 0 1

NSPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1981 at Willoughby, OH 
Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC --------------   Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland, OH 
Note: After Howard's beat Steele's 31-10 in the semi-finals (Ed Roth 4 HRs, Dick Bartel 3 HRs, Don Arndt and  
Stan Harvey, 2 HRs each), Howards then beat NAS 14-12 in winners bracket final as Dick Bartel hit two 3-run homers. 
NAS then eliminated York Barbell/Ken Sanders 17-13 as Mike Macenko and Dana Andry each homered twice. Howard's
then won the title as Tom Beall's 3-run home run blew the game open for Howards as they won the championship 16-4.
MVP - Dick Bartel, Howard’s/ Western Steer (9-13, .692, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs) 
HR Leaders - Ed Roth, Howard’s (8-11, .727, 12 RBIs) - 7 
HR Leaders - Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (10-12, .833, 12 RBIs) - 7 
Batting Leader - Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers (10-12, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs) - .833
Outstanding Defensive Players - Mike Nye, York/Sanders
Outstanding Defensive Players - Doc Booker, NAS 
1981 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Dick Bartel, Howard's/Western Steer  (9-13, .692, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs)
Mike Nye, York Barbell's/Ken Sander's (10-14, .714)
Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer  (8-11, .727, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs)
Harold Kelley, Jerry's Caterers (7 HRs) (10-12, .833, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs)
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer (8-12, .667, 1 HR)
Mike Cellura, Howard's/Western Steer (7-12, .583)
Stan Harvey, Howard's/Western Steer (8-13, .615, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs)
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising (8-16, .500, 5 HRs)
Marty Rolnick, Nationwide Advertising (9-16, .563, 4 HRs)
Benny Holt, Nationwide Advertising (8-11, .727, 3 HRs)
Craig Elliott, York Barbell's/Ken Sander's (8-13, .615, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs)
Herman Rathman, Steele's Sports (8-14, .571, 5 HRs)
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising
1981 NSPC National Championship Tournament Final Standings
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		3-0
2. Nationwide Adverstising, Cleveland, OH	3-2
3. York Barbell/Ken Sanders, York, PA		2-2
4. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			2-2
5. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN			1-2
5. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			1-2
7. Snyder's/Stroh's, Detroit, MI		0-2
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1st Pos FIRST TEAM ALL NSPC AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg.
1st P Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 140 50 59 3 2 20 57 0.421
1st C Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 186 83 96 6 5 36 84 0.516
1st 1B Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 83 100 4 1 38 80 0.575
1st 2B Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 197 97 102 15 7 46 94 0.518
1st 3B Bill Ferguson, Howard’s-Western Steer 70 26 45 2 1 3 15 0.643
1st SS Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 123 56 66 11 0 23 43 0.537
1st OF Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 84 42 51 8 2 1 12 0.607
1st OF Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 43 45 5 1 24 54 0.556
1st OF Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 162 84 88 15 5 31 62 0.543
1st OF Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 151 66 81 11 2 31 92 0.536
1st UT Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 49 43 2 0 22 49 0.623
1st UT Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 83 40 43 5 0 21 44 0.518
2nd Pos SECOND TEAM ALL NSPC AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg.
2nd P Buddy Slater, Howard’s-Western Steer 49 14 20 0 0 0 4 0.408
2nd C Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers 42 13 21 2 1 8 16 0.500
2nd 1B John Geckle, Steele’s Sports 97 33 53 3 0 3 24 0.546
2nd 2B Dennis Myers, Shimers 48 0 25 2 0 9 22 0.521
2nd 3B Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Sanders 81 34 46 6 2 5 19 0.568
2nd SS Rick Trudeau, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 160 46 86 5 1 1 31 0.538
2nd OF Jim Gendron, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 140 55 77 7 10 3 45 0.550
2nd OF Ron Ford, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 81 36 42 1 1 11 35 0.519
2nd OF Larry Garrard, Steele’s Sports 106 29 54 3 4 0 24 0.509
2nd OF Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 56 24 27 1 1 13 26 0.482
2nd UT Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 144 47 83 4 4 1 31 0.576
2nd UT Russell Bradley, Howard’s-Western Steer 90 40 48 7 3 2 15 0.533
Regular Season NSPC Leaders:
Regular Season HR Leader-		Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising - 46
Regular Season RBI Champion-	Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising - 94
Regular Season Batting Leader-	Bill Ferguson, Howard's/Western Steer  (.643)
1981 NSPC Batting Leaders (35 At Bats) AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg.
Bill Ferguson, Howard’s-Western Steer 70 26 45 2 1 3 15 0.643
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 49 43 2 0 22 49 0.623
Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 84 42 51 8 2 1 12 0.607
Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 144 47 83 4 4 1 31 0.576
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 83 100 4 1 38 80 0.575
Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Sanders 81 34 46 6 2 5 19 0.568
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 43 45 5 1 24 54 0.556
Carl Tini, Gartenhaus 63 19 35 2 1 1 10 0.556
Jim Gendron, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 140 55 77 7 10 3 45 0.550
John Geckle, Steele’s Sports 97 33 53 3 0 3 24 0.546
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1981  NSPC HR Leaders HR
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 46
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 38
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 36
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 31
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 31
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 24
Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 23
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 22
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 22
Frank Kessler, Snyders-Strohs 22
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1981  NSPC RBI Leaders RBI
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 94
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 92
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 84
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 80
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 62
Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 57
Frank Kessler, Snyders-Strohs 55
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising 55
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 54
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 51
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1981 NSPC HR Frequency Leaders AB HR HRF
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 22 3.136
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 24 3.375
Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 83 21 3.952
Joe Young, Jerry’s Caterers 51 12 4.250
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 197 46 4.283
Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 73 17 4.294
Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 56 13 4.308
Mike Cellura, Howard’s-Western Steer 26 6 4.333
James Boyett, Jerry’s Caterers 53 12 4.417
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 38 4.579
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1981 Regular Season MVP winners
Mike Macenko, NAS (3)
Steve Blanchette, NAS (3)
Russell Bradley, Howards's
Rick Trudeau, Snyder's
Don Arndt, Howard's
Stan Harvey, Howard's
Dennis Myers, Shimers
Mike Cellura, Howard's
Roger Wilt, NAS
Dick Bartel, Howard's
Craig Elliott, York-Sanders
1981 Regular Season ODPA Awards
Curtis Williams, York-Sanders
Russell Bradley, Howard's
Tony Haley, Steele's Sports
Mac Stalcup, LeAlCo
Richard Wilborn, Howard's
Chuck Drewicz, Snyder's-Stroh's
Roger Gibson, Nashville All-Stars
Cliff Carpenter, Steele's Sports

1982 OFFICERS:
Executive Director - Randy Gorrell
President - Richard Howard
Secretary - Jerome Earnest
Treasure - Richard Howard
Public Relations - Bobby Lutz

NSPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1982 at Knoxville, TN 
Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL --------------   Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 
Note: York Barbell/Ken Sanders had to come through the losers bracket and defeat undefeated Jerry's twice. To get there, 
They had to beat Rule & Lee (beat them 5-4 on a dramatic Craig Elliott walk off HR in 8th inning) and also  Elite
(beat them 22-9 on Craig Elliott's 2 HRs and 8 RBIs). The First game of the Finals was a 24-14 victory over Jerry's. 
Craig Elliott (4-4, 2 HRs, 3B, 2 2Bs and 8 RBIs) and Charles Wright (4-5, 2 HRs and 6 RBIs). The final championship game 
was a slugfest as York/Sanders came out on top 35-27. Craig Elliott was 5-5 with 3 HRs. James Boyette, Bill Pollock and 
Charles Wright had 4 hits each and accounted for 4 HRs and 14 RBIs. Steve Williams had 2 HRs and 5 RBIs and Ricky 
Huggins hit 3 HRs with 7 RBIs. For Jerry's, Bruce Meade was 6-6, 2 HRs and 5 RBIs. The tournament was played on a baseball
field at the World's Fair in Knoxville, TN.  In the 19 games played, only 92 HRs were hit. 
MVP - Craig Elliot, York/Ken Sanders (10 HR's, 23 RBIs) - 9-9, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs in final 2 games
HR Leader - Charles Wright, Ken Sanders - 11 
Batting Leader -  Bruce Meade, Jerry's Caterers 
Outstanding Defensive Player - Mac Stalcup, Rule and Lee
1982 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Craig Elliott, York/Sander's (10 HRs, 23 RBIs) - (9-9, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored in final championship games)
Charles Wright, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (11 HRs) - (8-9, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs and 11 Runs Scored in final championship games)
Bill Pollack, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (4-5, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs  and 6 Runs scored in final game)
Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (3 hits in each final game with 5 RBIs and 6 Runs scored)
Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (7-9 in final championship games)
Clyde Guy, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (2 HRs, 5 RBIs in final championship games)
Steve Williams, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (3-5, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs and 5 runs scored in final game)
Bruce Meade, Jerry's Caterers (6-6, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs and 6 Runs scored in final game)
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry's Caterers (4-4, HR and 6 RBIs in first final)
Mike Bolen, Jerry's Caterers (4-6, HR, 4 RBIs  and 4 Runs scored in final game)
Mike Parrott, Jerry's Caterers (5-5, 2 HRs in final game)
Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
Mac Stalcup, Rule and Lee
Stats from Both Championship Games
Craig Ellott, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (9-9, 1.000, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Charles Wright, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (8-9, .889, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Bruce Meade, Jerry's Caterers (8-10, .800, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Curtis Williams, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (7-9, .778, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Mike Parrott, Jerry's Caterers (7-9, .778, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Mike Nye, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (6-9, .667, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Danny Basso, Jerry's Caterers (6-9, .667, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Bill Pollock, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (6-10, .600, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Mike Bolen, Jerry's Caterers (6-10, .600, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry's Caterers (6-10, .600, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 7 Runs)
James Washington, Jerry's Caterers (6-10, .600, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
James Boyett, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (5-9, .556, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Denny Jones, Jerry's Caterers (4-8, .500, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Joey Raby, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (4-8, .500, 4 RBIs)
Harold Kelley, Jerry's Caterers (2-4, .500, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Bill Meyer, Jerry's Caterers (5-11, .454, 4 RBIs)
Joel Todd, Jerry's Caterers (4-9, .444, 3 RBIs, 1 Run)
Ricky Huggins, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (4-10, .400, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Clyde Guy, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (4-10, .400, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Steve Williams, Ken Sanders/York Barbell (3-8, .375, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Miles Schexnaydre, Jerry's Caterers (0-3, .000)
York/Sanders Trip to the Title
Beat TNEMAC 13-7
Lost to ELite 10-12
Beat Southside 12-2
Beat Rule/Lee 5-4
Beat Elite 22-9
Beat Jerrys 24-14
Beat Jerrys 35-27
1982 NSPC National Championship Tournament Final Standings
 1. York Barbell/Ken Sander's, York, PA		6-1
 2. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			4-2
 3. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA			2-2
 4. Rule and Lee, Maryville, TN			3-2
 5. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		2-2
 5. Southside Sports, Louisville, KY		2-2
 7. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC			0-2
 7. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY		0-2
 9. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK	0-2
 9. TENEMEC, Indianapolis, IN			0-2
11. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC			No Show
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1982 Regular Season MVP winners
Craig Elliott, York-Sanders
Bill Pollack, York-Sanders
Mike Parrott, Jerry's Caterers
Glen Bourquin, Garrett and Houck
Chip Sheffield, Elite Coatings
Kenny Brooks, TNEMAC
1982 Regular Season ODPA Awards
Denny Jones, Jerry's Caterers
Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
Richard Wilborn, Howard's/Western Steer
Homer Salizar, Garrett & Houck

1983 - NO regular season tournaments or qualifiers were held, just the National Championship

NSPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1983 at Maryville, TN 
Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA  --------------   Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC
Note: After Howard's eliminated Steele's and then Jerry's in the losers bracket, Elite defeated Howard's 24-16 to capture the NSPC
Championship. They went undefeated winning 4 straight They broke the game open in the 4th inning with 9 runs on Homers by Craig Elliott, 
Bill Gatti and Bill Pollock.  Elliott was named the MVP for the second straight year.  He was second in both the HR and Batting title, trailing
Rick Scherr in HRs 12 to 11 and in batting to teammate Fred Trice .824 to .800.  
MVP - Craig Elliot, Elite Coatings (16-20, .800, 11 HRs) 
HR Leader - Rick Scherr, Howard’s – 12 (.747) 
Batting Leader - Fred Trice, Elite (14-17) - .824 
Outstanding Defensive Player - Denny Jones, Jerry's Caterers
1983 NSPC All-Tournament Team:	
Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (MVP) (16-20, .800, 11 HRs)
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer  (12 HRs)
Fred Trice, Elite Coatings  (14-17, .824)
Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
Steve Williams, Elite Coatings
Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry's Caterers
Mike Bolen, Jerry's Caterers
Bruce Meade, Jerry's Caterers
Denny Jones, Jerry's Caterers
Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer
Russell Bradley, Howard's/Western Steer
Dick Bartel, Howard's/Western Steer
1983 NSPC National Championship Tournament Final Standings
1. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA			4-0	
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		5-2
3. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			2-2	
4. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			3-2
5. No. 1 Electric, Gastonia, NC	 		3-2
5. Cable TV, Garland, TX			3-2
7. Southwestern Fabricators, Detroit, MI		1-2
7. Unique Cleaners, Maryville, TN		1-2
9. Miller Beer, Detroit, MI			1-2
9. Memory Lane, Maryville, TN			1-2
9. Budget Rentals, Johnson City, TN		0-2	
9. Jim Lane's, Maryville, TN			0-2

1984 
 No NSPC National Tournament held
1985 
 No NSPC National Tournament held
1986 
 No NSPC National Tournament held 

NSPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1987 at Gastonia, NC - (This Tournament was called the Super Bowl of Softball) 
Smythe Sox, Houston, TX --------------    County Sports, Levittown, NY 
NOTE: Playing in a Baseball Stadium and billing this as the Super Bowl of Softball, County Sports went through the
winners bracket undefeated, beating Capitol Insulation 17-14. The Smythe Sox, who lost their very first game had to
come all the way back through the losers bracket, eliminating national powers Lighthouse 12-8, Ritch's 14-5, Howards
10-3, Capitol Insulation 7-6 (in 9 innings on a walk off homer from Smythe's Bill Blake). In the first final, Smythe 
jumped out to a 6-0 lead and defeated County Sports 9-3. Doug Brown, Bill Gatti, John Grissom and Bill Blake drove in
two runs each to provide the runs for the Sox.  The Final Game was a 4-1 Smythe Sox win in which both teams combined
for just 11 hits. Smythe got all its runs in the second inning as Blake, Cecil Whitehead and Bruce Meade all singled
to account for the first run. Britt Hightower's single scored the second run. Mike Parrott hit a long sac fly ball to
get the final two runs in. None of the 8 teams batted over .500 and in fact the average for all the teams was .394 with 
just 23 total home runs, 24 doubles and 13 triples. 7 of the 15 games were single digit games.  Smythe Sox hit 16 of
23 total HRs and had 6 of the total 13 triples. Their team average was .452 (109-241) as compared to the scrappy
County Sports squad who batted .377 (61-162). Capitol batted .421 and had 2 HRs. Vernons batted .375 with 3 HRs.
Of the 15 total games played, 6 games saw both teams in single digits Only 2 games all weekend saw both teams score
double digits runs. Vernons beat Smythe Sox 15-11 and County Sports beat Capitol 17-14.  Capitol had a 13-0 lead
after three innings and County Sports came back win that game which was the winner's bracket final. 
MVP - Bill Blake, Smythe Sox (14-22, .636, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs) 
HR Leaders - Bruce Meade, Smythe Sox (13-21, .619, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs) - 5 
HR Leaders - Bill Blake, Smythe Sox - 5 
Batting Leader - Bill Blake, Smythe Sox- .636 
Outstanding Defensive Player - Scott Smith, County Sports
1987 NSPC All-Tournament Team:	
Bill Blake, Smythe Sox (14-23, .609, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Bruce Meade, Smythe Sox (13-21, .619, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Bill Gatti, Smythe Sox (13-24, .542, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Greg Whitlock, Smythe Sox (10-23, .435, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Cecil Whitehead, Smythe Sox (9-20, .450, 3 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Mike Parrott, Smythe Sox (10-19, .526, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Mauro Chiti, County Sports (8-13, .615, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
Ron Hargrove, County Sports (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Mike Cellura, Capitol Insulation (8-15, .533, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Larry McGee, Capitol Insulation (9-13, .692, 8 RBIs, 1 Run)
Scott Smith, County Sports
Manager Award - John Cooke, Smythe Sox 
OTHERS:
Curtis Williams, Howard's (5-6, .833, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
Kenny Broadwell, Ritch's Salvage (8-11, .727, 7 Runs)
Darrell Misenheimer, Ritch's Salvage (7-10, .700, 5 RBIs, 1 Run)
Chip Sheffield, Lighthouse (4-6, .667, 1 RBI, 1 Run)
Stan Harvey, Howard's (5-9, .556, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Baxter Burris, Ritch's Salvage (5-9, .556, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 2 Runs)
Ron Ford, Vernons (5-9, .556, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
John Grissom, Smythe Sox (8-15, .533, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Gary Richter, County Sports (8-17, .471, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Cruz Martinez, Capitol (6-13, .462, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Doug Brown, Smythe Sox (11-26, .423, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Kevin Daugherty, County Sports (7-17, .412, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Rick Wheeler, Smythe Sox (9-25, .369, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs) 
John Davide, County Sports (5-14, .357, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
Rick Scherr, Howard's (4-12, .333, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Clyde Guy, Howard's (3-10, .300, 4 RBIs, 1 Run)
Mark Heirlmeier, Smythe Sox (6-21, .286, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Bill Pollock, County Sports (4-14, .286, 8 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Britt Hightower, Smythe Sox (6-22, .273, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Sylvin Little, Lighthouse (1-6, .167)
1987 NSPC National Championship Tournament Final Standings
1. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX			6-1
2. County Sports, Levittown, NY		3-2
3. Capitol Softball Club, Northridge, CA		2-2
4. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		2-2
5. Ritch's Auto Salvage, Harrisburg, NC		1-2
5. Vernon's, Jacksonville, FL			1-2
7. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA		0-2
7. Snyder's Softball Club, Wixom, MI		0-2

1988 
 NSPC DISBANDED and never held a tournament again.

National Slo-Pitch Conference (NSPC)

NSPC Regular Season Tournaments (1978 – 1987)

1978

Five tournaments were originally scheduled, but the one in Triangle, NC was cancelled. Teams scheduled to play in Triangle were Howard’s/Western Steer, Howard and Carroll, Poindexter Lumber, Ken Sander’s Ford and Taylor Brothers.  NSPC #3 was originally scheduled for Rochester, NY, but was relocated to Detroit, MI.  Info on the 4 tournaments played in 1978 are as follows:

#1, June 10-11, Triangle, NC	
- Cancelled and never made up, the NSPC decided to go with just the 4 remaining events. Howard's, Poindexter, Howard & Carroll, Ken Sanders and Taylor Bros.
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#2, July 15-16, St. Louis, MO		W-L	(RF-RA)
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		5-1	(133-99)
2. Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX	2-2	 (68-79)
3. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK		2-2	 (79-68)
4. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC	2-2	 (48-66)
5. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA		1-2	 (44-48)
5. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI		1-2	 (60-57)
7. Dodge City West, St. Louis, MO		0-2	 (31-48)
MVP - 		Mike Cellura, Campbell's (13 HRs, 3 HRs and 8 RBIs in the Championship Game)
HR Leaders- 	Mike Cellura, Campbell's - 13
HR Leaders- 	Denny Jones, Campbell's - 13
Batting Leader-	Denny Jones, Campbell's (25-33, 13 HRs, 27 RBIs) - .758
ODPA- 		Ricky Page, Campbell's Carpets
NOTE- Campbell's Carpets came out of the loser's bracket to beat Taylor's twice 16-13 and 30-13. Mike Cellura hit 3 HRs and had 8 RBIs in the championship.
The fences were 300 feet and there was a 20 foot high sign-board fence 10 feet behind the 300 foot fences. Cellura and Jones both hit balls over that. 
Game Scores
Campbell 21 - Dodge City 16
Snyders 16 - Poindexter 1
Capitol 16 - Nelson 15
Taylor 19 - Capitol 18
Campbell 30 - Snyder 19
Taylor 23 - Campbell 15
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Poindexter 27 - Dodge City 15 eliminated
Nelson 26 - Snyders 25 eliminated
Poindexter 14 - Capitol 10 eliminated
Nelson 26 - Poindexter 6 eliminated
Campbell 21 - Nelson 12 eliminated
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Campbell 16 - Taylor 13
Campbell 30 - Taylor 13 eliminated
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#3, July 22-23, Montgomery, AL		W-L	(RF-RA)
1. Howard & Carroll, Sherrill's Ford, NC		4-0	(122-78)
2. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK		3-2	(145-111)
3. Dubose Insurance, Pensacola, FL		1-2	(43-68)
4. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC		2-2	(95-85)
5. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL		1-2	(61-66)
5. Barbeque Kitchens, Atlanta, GA		1-2	(26-61)
7. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC			0-2	(21-36)
NA. Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX (had to withdraw)
MVP-		None awarded or Not Listed
HR Leader-	Tom Beall, Howard & Carroll - 10
Batting Leader-	Bruce Meade, Nelson's (21-25, 9 HRs) - .840
ODPA- 		Gene Jones, Howard & Carroll
NOTE- H&C beat Nelson's in the Championship 38-30. Don Clatterbaugh was 6-6 with 4 HRs.  Micky Morrison had 3 HRs and 7 RBIs. Tom Beall won the HR trophy
with 10 dingers, edging out Bruce Meade, Joel Todd and James Abercrombie, all of Nelsons who had 9. Bruce Meade's 21-25 (.840) won the batting title over
Luther Ates of Dubois.  Ates turned in a 15-18 performance (.833). Gene Jones of H&C had a great tournament as he went 20-25 (.800). Other HR totals for the 
weekend include: James Boyette and Clatterbaugh of H&C 7, Harold Kelley of Nelsons 7. Steve Williams of Dubose 5, Roger Brown of Carolina A's 4. For Howard's,
it was Don Arndt, Rick Scherr, HT Waller and Bill Howes all with 6.
Game Scores
Howard's 34 - Nelson's 23
H&C 39 - BBQ Kitchen 15
Ken Sanders 23 - Carolina A's 9
Dubose 25 - Howard's 20
H&C 24 - Ken Sanders 19
H&C 21 - Dubose 14
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BBQ Kitchen - Carolina A's 13-12 eliminated
Nelson's - Ken Sanders 33-19 eliminated
Howard's - BBQ Kitchen 25-5
Nelson's - Howard's 32-19 eliminated
Nelson's - Dubose 27-4 eliminated
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H&C - Nelson's 38-30
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#4,  July 29-30, Detroit, MI		W-L	(RF-RA)
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		4-1	(152-53)
2. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH	4-2	 (99-95)
3. Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX	2-2	 (57-91)
4. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK		2-2	 (84-68)
5. Softball City, Detroit, MI			1-2	 (27-77)
5. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI		0-2	 (42-57)
7. Lonnies, Detroit, MI			0-2	 (22-41)
MVP-		Denny Jones, Campbell's - (9 HRs, 33 RBIs, including the winning RBI in the 21-20 championship)
HR Leader-	Mike Cellura, Campbell's - 10
Batting Leader-	Bruce Meade, Nelson's (13-14) - .929
ODPA- 		Marty Monterosso, Greater Cincinnati Sports
NOTE- Campbell's Carpets went 4-0 on the weekend, including a 21-20 victory over Greater Cincinnati Sports in the final game behind Mike Cellura's 2 HRs.
Greater Cincinnati Sports was the surprise team of the tournament. Tom Riccardi hit 9 HRs for them on the weekend. Cellura (10) and Denny Jones (9) led 
Campbell's. Gordon Wheeler chipped in with 8.  Campbell's had a couple of offensive explosions during the weekend. They defeated Softball City by a 51-2
score. Cellura (4), Jones (3) and John Tercheria (3) led that onslaught. They beat Taylor Brothers 47-9. Jones and Wheeler hit 4 each, while Randy Barlich had 3.
Scores
Campbells 22 - Lonnies 10
Softball City 19 - Nelsons 16
Taylor Brothers 7 - Greater Cinn Sports 6
Cambells 51, Softball City 2
Taylor Brothers 20 - Snyders 16
Campbells 47 - Taylor Brothers 9
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Nelson 19 - Lonnies 12 eliminated
Greater Cinn Sports 10 - Softbal City 6 eliminated
Nelson 30 - Snyders 19 eliminated
Greater Cinn Sports 20 - Nelson 10 eliminated
Greater Cinn Sports 22 - Taylor 21 eliminated
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Greater Cinn Sports 12 - Campbells 11
Campbells 21 - Greater Cinn Sports 20 eliminated
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#5, August 5-6, Lakewood, OH		W-L	(RF-RA)
1. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC		4-1	(75-49)
2. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA		3-2	(85-73)
3. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK		2-2	(97-86)
4. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC	0-2	(22-52)
5. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI		0-2	(28-47)
MVP-		None awarded or Not Listed
HR Leader-	Charlie Mitchell, Nelson's - 8
Batting Leader-	Lonnie Parker, Snyder's (9-11) - .818
ODPA- 		Don Furnald, Capitol Insulation
NOTE- Stan Harvey led Howards's to the championship of the last NSPC tournament of the year as he blasted 4 HRs to lead the onslaught over Capitol
Insulation 26-9. Howard's hit 12 in the game. Don Arndt, Rick Scherr and HT Waller all had 2 each. Charlie Mitchell won the HR title with 8. He hit 4 in
one game. In that same game, James Abercrombie also hit 4 for Nelson's, while Joel Todd hit 3. Stan Harvey was close behind Mitchell with 7 homers total. 
Game Scores
Howard's 11 - Snyder's 8
Capitol 18 - Nelson's 15
Howard's 21 - Poindexter 10
Howard's 10 - Capitol 6
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Nelson's 36 - Snyder's 20
Nelson's 31 - Poindexter 12
Capitol 36 - Nelson's 15 
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Capitol 16 - Howard's 7
Howard's 26 - Capitol 9
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Regular Season MVP Winners
Mike Cellura, Campbell's
Denny Jones, Campbell's

ODPA Award Winners
Ricky Page, Campbell's Carpets
Gene Jones, Howard & Carroll
Marty Monterosso, Greater Cincinnati Sports
Don Furnald, Capitol Insulation

1979

Starting in 1979, National Qualifiers were held and point totals accumulated according to tournament finishes.  These were reflected in the regular season standings. The 8 teams with the most point totals were awarded berths in the National Championship Tournament. There were 22 Teams entered in the NSPC for the 1979 season. Point system as follows: 12 Pts for 1st, 8 Pts for 2nd, 6 Pts for 3rd, 4 Pts for 4th.  Standings based on average points per event.

1979 Total Total Avg. # 1st’s # 2nd’s # 3rd’s # 4th’s
Regular Season standings (Top 8 make finals) Events Points Event (12 Pts) (8 Pts) (6 Pts) (4 Pts)
1. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 4 44 11.00 3 1 0 0
2. Nelson’s Painting, Oklahoma, City, OK 5 52 10.40 3 2 0 0
3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 8 50 6.25 1 2 3 1
4. Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL 8 48 6.00 3 1 0 1
4. Irving Sports Center, Irving, TX 3 18 6.00 0 1 1 1
6. Steele’s Sports, Lima, OH 6 32 5.33 0 3 1 0
7. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill’s Ford, NC 9 44 4.89 1 2 2 1
8. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 3 14 4.67 1 0 0 1*
9. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH 5 20 4.00 0 2 0 1
10. American Reality, Sacremento, CA 4 12 3.00 0 0 2 0
11. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC 5 14 2.80 0 0 2 2*
12. York Barbells, York, PA 8 16 2.00 1 0 0 1
13. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO 4 6 1.50 0 0 0 2*
14. G.B. Wilcher Contractors, Seymour, IN 7 10 1.43 0 0 1 1
15. Trenton Capitols, Trenton, NJ 3 4 1.33 0 0 0 1
16. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 5 4 0.80 0 0 0 1
17. Snyders Softball Club, Novi, MI 5 2 0.40 0 0 0 1*
18. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT 3 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
18. Taylor Brothers, Corpus Christi, TX 3 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
18. Hillcrest Tavern, Cleveland, OH 4 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
18. Burnette and Carroll, Chattanooga, TN 6 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
18. LeAlCo, Lebanon, TN 6 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
NA. DM Racing, Jacksonville, FL (non-conference team) 1 NA 0.00 0 0 1 0
NA. Softball City, Detroit, MI (non-conference team) 1 NA 0.00 0 0 0 1
* – each team tied for 4th once and split the 4 points
NA – Non Conference teams received no points

1979  NSPC Tournaments (13 regular season Qualifiers)
Location and Top Teams with available info (MVP, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
#1 April 7-8, Jacksonville, FL		
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
2. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
3. DM Racing, Jacksonville, FL
4. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
	MVP- Roger Mayo, Ken Sander's Ford (.704, 17 HRs)
	Bruce Meade, Nelson's Painting (27-30, .900, 17 HRs)
#2 April 14-15, Charlotte, NC
1. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
2. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
3. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
4. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
	MVP- Dave Carroll, Dave Carroll Sports (9-13, .692)
	Gene Jones, Dave Carroll Sports (14-16, .875)
	Don Arndt, Howard's Furniture - 8 HRs
	Ray Fleetwood, Howard's Furniture - 8 HRs
#3 April 28-29, Chattanooga, TN
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
2. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH
3. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
4. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
	MVP- Larry Ellis, Ken Sander's Ford
	Roger Mayo, Ken Sander's Ford - 11 HRs
	Al White, American Reality - .852
#4 May 5-6, Winston-Salem, NC
1. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
2. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
3. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
4. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
	MVP- Tom Beall, Howard's Furniture - 9 HRs
	Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets - .652
#5 May 12-13, Marietta, GA
1. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
2. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
3. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
4. York Barbell, York, PA
	MVP- Mike Parrott, Nelson's Painting  (.766, 22 HRs, 52 RBIs)
	Joey Raby, Dave Carroll Sports (19-23) - .826
#6 May 12-13, Concord, CA
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Irving Sports, Dallas, TX
3. American Reality, Concord, CA
4. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
	MVP- Greg Fuhrman, Campbell's Carpets - 8 HRs
	Greg Fuhrman, Campbell's Carpets - 8 HRs
#7 May 19-20, Bowie, MD	
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
3. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
4. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
	MVP- Jerry King, Campbell's Carpets - (.850, 12 HRs)
	Denny Jones, Campbell's Carpets (.780) - 12 HRs
#8 June 2-3, Springfield, OH	
1. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
3. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
4. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH
	MVP- Chic Downing, Nelson's Painting (.792, 11 HRs)
	Jerome Webb, Ken Sander's Ford - 12 HRs
#9 May 9-10, Bowie, MD	
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
3. American Reality, Concord, CA
4. Trenton Capitols, Trenton, NJ
	MVP- Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets - 9 HRs
	Denny Jones, Campbell's Carpets - .694
#10 June 8-10,Cleveland, OH
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
3. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
4. G.B. Wilcher Contractors, Seymour, IN
	MVP- Craig Elliott, Ken Sander's Ford (.833, 9 HRs)
	Charles Wright, Ken Sander's Ford - 9 HRs
#11 June 23-24, Cincinnati, OH
1. York Barbell, York, PA
2. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH
3. Irving Sports, Dallas, TX
4. G.B. Wilcher Contractors, Seymour, IN
	MVP- not listed
	Rick Linz, GCS (14-19, .737)
#12 July 14-15, Bowie, MD
rained out, rescheduled and then never played
#13 July 14-15, Detroit, MI	
1. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
3. Softball City, Detroit, MI
4. Irving Sports, Dallas, TX
	MVP- not listed
	John Geckle, Steele's (.684, 5 HRs)
NOTE - Some additional Qualifiers were not listed at all in the results
Regular Season MVP winners
Roger Mayo, Ken Sanders
Dave Carroll, Dave Carroll Sports
Larry Ellis, Ken Sanders
Tom Beall, Howard's/Western Steer
Mike Parrott, Nelson Painting
Greg Fuhrman, Campbell Carpets
Jerry King, Campbell Carpets
Chic Downing, Nelson Painting
Mike Cellura, Campbell Carpets
Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders

1980

There were 20 Teams entered in the 1980 Season. The 8 teams with the most point totals were awarded berths in the National Championship Tournament.

1980 Final Regular Season Standings Record Pct 1st 2nd 3rd
1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 19 . 4 0.826 3 1 1
2. Softball City, Detroit, MI 25 . 9 0.735 3 0 0
3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 16 . 7 0.696 0 3 0
4. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 15 . 7 0.682 1 2 0
5. Steele’s Sports, Lima, OH 23 . 11 0.676 1 1 3
6. Ken Sanders Subaru, Birmingham, AL 17 . 11 0.607 1 1 2
7. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN 11 . 8 0.579 0 1 0
8. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH 14 . 14 0.500 1 1 1
8. Dave Carroll’s, Sherrill’s Ford, NC 11 . 11 0.500 2 0 2
10. Snyder’s Softball Club, Detroit, MI 18 . 24 0.429 0 1 0
11. Han Hansen, Toledo, OH 10 . 16 0.385 0 0 1
12. York Barbells, York, PA 8 . 13 0.381 0 1 0
13. Teamsters 293, Cleveland, OH 8 . 20 0.286 0 0 1
14. Bunca and Frey, Kalamazoo, MI 6 . 18 0.250 0 0 0
15. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT 4 . 13 0.235 0 0 1
16. Friarson’s, Jackson, MS 1 . 10 0.091 0 0 0
NA. G.B. Wilcher, Seymour, IN  (withdrew from Conference) NA
NA. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC  (withdrew from Conference) NA
NA. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA  (withdrew from Conference) NA
NA. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO  (withdrew from Conference) NA

1980  Regular Season NSPC Qualifying Tournaments (18 Total)
Location and Top 3 Teams with available info (MVP-if named, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
#1 April 26-27, Clemmons, NC	
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL (4-1)
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC 
3. Dave Carroll's, Sherrill's Ford, NC
	MVP- not listed
#2 May 3-4, Montgomery, AL
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL (5-0)
2. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL (4-1)
3. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, NC
	MVP- not listed
	Bruce Meade, Dave Carroll Sports (.800, 11 HRs)
	Mike Parrott, Dave Carroll Sports - .833
#3 May 10-11, Niceville, FL
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL (4-1, beat Howard's head to head)
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC (4-1)
3. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL 
	MVP- James Washington, Jerry's Caterers  (.800, 7 HRs)
	Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer (.684) - 8 HRs
#4 May 17-18, Eden-Burlington, NC
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA (4-1)
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
3. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
	MVP- Richard Wilborn, Campbell's Carpets - 6 HRs
#5 May 17-18, Chattanooga, TN
Rained-Out, never re-scheduled
#6 May 24-25, St. Louis, MO
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
2. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
3. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH
	MVP- not listed
	James Boyett, Jerry's - 2 HRs
	Fred Winston, Jerry's - 2 HRs
#7 May 31-June 1, Marietta, GA
1. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, NC (4-1, beat Jerry's head to head)
2. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL (4-1)
3. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
	MVP- Larry Hall, Dave Carroll
	Lacy Brumley, Ken Sanders - 18 HRs
	Kenneth Carlton, Jerry's - .833
#8 June 7-8, York, PA
1. Softball City, Detroit, MI (4-0)
2. York Barbell, York, PA
3. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT
	MVP- not listed
#9 June 7-8, Dayton, OH
1. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH (5-0)
2. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
3. Teamsters #293, Cleveland, OH
	MVP- John Geckle, Steele's
	Dennis Myers, Campbell's Carpets - 12 HRs
#10 June 7-8, Denton, TX
Cancelled
#11 June 21-22, Detroit-Wynndotte, MI	
1. Softball City, Detroit, MI (4-1, beat Snyder's head to head)
2. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI (4-1)
3. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	MVP- Craig Seamon, Softball City (11-18, .611, 12 RBIs)
	Joe Young, Steele's - 5 HRs
	John Eckstein, Snyder's - .765
#12 June 28-29, Cleveland, OH
1. Softball City, Detroit, MI (7-1)
2. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH
3. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	MVP- not listed
	Joe Young, Steele's (37 RBIs) - 15 HR's
	Mike Macenko, Hillcrest (14 HRs) - .765
#13 June 28-29, Seymour, IN/Cincinnati, OH
Cancelled
#14 June 28-29, Corpus Christi, TX
Cancelled
#15 July 12-13, Toledo, OH
1. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH (6-1)
2. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN
3. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	MVP- not listed
	Joe Young, Steele's (30 RBIs) - 12 HR's
	Phil Wolak, Softball City - .818
#16 July 26-27, York, PA
Cancelled
#17 July 26-27, Louisville, KY
1. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
3. Hans Hansen, Toledo, OH
	MVP- not listed
	Bruce Meade, Dave Carroll - 6 HRs
#18 July 26-27, Jackson, MS
Cancelled
Regular Season MVP winners
James Washington, Jerry's Caterers
Richard Wilborn, Howard's/Western Steer
Larry Hall, Dave Carroll Sports
John Geckle, Steele's Sports
Craig Seaman, Softball City

1981

There were 8 Teams entered in the 1981 Regular Season. The 8 teams were seeded according to season record  in the National Championship Tournament.  Howard’s won 6 out of the 7 regular season tournaments and finished 2nd the other one.

1981 Final Regular Season Standings Record Pct 1st 2nd
1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 18 . 4 0.818 6 1
2. Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland, OH 37 . 15 0.712 7 2
3. Snyder’s/Stroh’s, Detroit, MI 22 . 16 0.579 1 6
4. York Barbell/Ken Sanders, York, PA 12 . 9 0.571 1 3
5. Steele’s Sports, Gradton, OH 8 . 23 0.258 0 1
6. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN 4 . 12 0.250 1 0
7. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 3 . 11 0.214 0 1
8. Gartenhouse, Plainville, CT 1 . 17 0.056 0 1
NA. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC (non-conference team) NA 0 1
Regular Season NSPC Leaders:
Regular Season HR Leader-	Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising - 46
Regular Season RBI Champion-	Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising - 94
Regular Season Batting Leader-	Bill Ferguson, Howard's/Western Steer  (.643)
1st Pos FIRST TEAM ALL NSPC AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg.
1st P Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 140 50 59 3 2 20 57 0.421
1st C Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 186 83 96 6 5 36 84 0.516
1st 1B Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 83 100 4 1 38 80 0.575
1st 2B Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 197 97 102 15 7 46 94 0.518
1st 3B Bill Ferguson, Howard’s-Western Steer 70 26 45 2 1 3 15 0.643
1st SS Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 123 56 66 11 0 23 43 0.537
1st OF Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 84 42 51 8 2 1 12 0.607
1st OF Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 43 45 5 1 24 54 0.556
1st OF Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 162 84 88 15 5 31 62 0.543
1st OF Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 151 66 81 11 2 31 92 0.536
1st UT Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 49 43 2 0 22 49 0.623
1st UT Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 83 40 43 5 0 21 44 0.518
2nd Pos SECOND TEAM ALL NSPC AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg.
2nd P Buddy Slater, Howard’s-Western Steer 49 14 20 0 0 0 4 0.408
2nd C Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers 42 13 21 2 1 8 16 0.500
2nd 1B John Geckle, Steele’s Sports 97 33 53 3 0 3 24 0.546
2nd 2B Dennis Myers, Shimers 48 0 25 2 0 9 22 0.521
2nd 3B Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Sanders 81 34 46 6 2 5 19 0.568
2nd SS Rick Trudeau, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 160 46 86 5 1 1 31 0.538
2nd OF Jim Gendron, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 140 55 77 7 10 3 45 0.550
2nd OF Ron Ford, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 81 36 42 1 1 11 35 0.519
2nd OF Larry Garrard, Steele’s Sports 106 29 54 3 4 0 24 0.509
2nd OF Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 56 24 27 1 1 13 26 0.482
2nd UT Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 144 47 83 4 4 1 31 0.576
2nd UT Russell Bradley, Howard’s-Western Steer 90 40 48 7 3 2 15 0.533

1981 Regular Season Official Season Stats:
1981 NSPC Batting Leaders (35 At Bats) AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg.
Bill Ferguson, Howard’s-Western Steer 70 26 45 2 1 3 15 0.643
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 49 43 2 0 22 49 0.623
Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 84 42 51 8 2 1 12 0.607
Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 144 47 83 4 4 1 31 0.576
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 83 100 4 1 38 80 0.575
Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Sanders 81 34 46 6 2 5 19 0.568
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 43 45 5 1 24 54 0.556
Carl Tini, Gartenhaus 63 19 35 2 1 1 10 0.556
Jim Gendron, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 140 55 77 7 10 3 45 0.550
John Geckle, Steele’s Sports 97 33 53 3 0 3 24 0.546
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 162 84 88 15 5 31 62 0.543
Tim Sweeney, Jerry’s Caterers 37 12 20 2 0 0 1 0.541
Rick Trudeau, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 160 46 86 5 1 1 31 0.538
Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 123 56 66 11 0 23 43 0.537
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 151 66 81 11 2 31 92 0.536
Russell Bradley, Howard’s-Western Steer 90 40 48 7 3 2 15 0.533
Ted Larson, Shimers 51 0 27 4 3 0 6 0.529
Rich Amsden, Nationwide Advertising 63 27 33 3 1 11 27 0.524
Dennis Myers, Shimers 48 0 25 2 0 9 22 0.521
Jerry Pugh, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 50 15 26 0 0 2 11 0.520
Carl Parrish, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 106 38 55 10 5 7 40 0.519
Ron Ford, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 81 36 42 1 1 11 35 0.519
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 197 97 102 15 7 46 94 0.518
Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 83 40 43 5 0 21 44 0.518
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 186 83 96 6 5 36 84 0.516
John Locke, Shimers 45 0 23 1 0 7 18 0.511
Larry Garrard, Steele’s Sports 106 29 54 3 4 0 24 0.509
Gary Geister, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 126 49 64 6 0 11 32 0.508
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers 42 13 21 2 1 8 16 0.500
Chic Downing, Steele’s Sports 57 13 28 4 1 6 24 0.491
Cliff Carpenter, Steele’s Sports 51 23 25 3 2 1 7 0.490
Bill Meyer, Jerry’s Caterers 43 14 21 0 2 2 11 0.488
John Brenner, Steele’s Sports 105 37 51 1 2 0 7 0.486
Joel Todd, Jerry’s Caterers 35 13 17 1 0 2 11 0.486
Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 56 24 27 1 1 13 26 0.482
Steve Howard, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 26 39 1 2 5 11 0.481
Fred Miller, Nationwide Advertising 96 30 46 1 1 12 21 0.479
Al White, Steele’s Sports 88 31 42 3 2 11 46 0.477
John Eckstein, Snyders-Strohs 99 29 47 3 2 0 16 0.475
Joe Young, Jerry’s Caterers 51 24 24 0 0 12 20 0.471
Don Arndt, Howard’s-Western Steer 79 30 37 1 1 17 38 0.468
Tom Beall, Howard’s-Western Steer 77 36 36 2 1 16 43 0.468
Dan Roberts, Gartenhaus 58 18 27 1 0 0 12 0.466
Billy May, Snyders-Strohs 104 34 48 7 3 10 34 0.462
Benny Holt, Nationwide Advertising 139 44 64 4 1 19 44 0.460
Denny Helmig, Steele’s Sports 59 17 27 3 0 0 8 0.458
Fred Trice, Jerry’s Caterers 46 18 21 3 0 9 15 0.457
Richard Wilborn, Howard’s-Western Steer 77 21 35 1 0 12 33 0.455
James Boyett, Jerry’s Caterers 53 21 24 0 0 12 24 0.453
James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers 53 18 24 3 1 6 16 0.453
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 124 45 56 4 1 22 51 0.452
Lacy Brumley, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 67 21 30 1 1 14 33 0.448
Frank Kessler, Snyders-Strohs 156 55 69 5 0 22 55 0.442
Henry McBeth, Steele’s Sports 91 22 40 6 0 10 35 0.440
Mike Turk, Snyders-Strohs 105 26 46 2 2 1 22 0.438
Steve Ammons, Jerry’s Caterers 48 14 21 2 0 8 18 0.438
Tom Tasha, Gartenhaus 48 12 21 1 1 0 4 0.438
Bill Pollock, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 69 22 30 1 0 14 33 0.435
Ozzie Matthews, Gartenhaus 49 14 21 3 0 7 24 0.429
Garry Morris, Shimers 42 0 18 2 1 3 11 0.429
Craig Seaman, Snyders-Strohs 124 44 53 12 0 6 34 0.427
Roger Wilt, Nationwide Advertising 143 43 61 4 6 19 47 0.427
Scott Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 68 15 29 3 0 2 19 0.426
Jerry King, Steele’s Sports 78 25 33 0 1 8 22 0.423
Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 140 50 59 3 2 20 57 0.421
Gordie Handervidt, Shimers 53 0 22 4 0 2 7 0.415
Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 73 40 30 2 0 17 45 0.411
Buddy Slater, Howard’s-Western Steer 49 14 20 0 0 0 4 0.408
Al Carfora, Gartenhaus 42 12 17 1 1 8 14 0.405
Dave Jacubs, Nationwide Advertising 57 19 23 2 0 4 14 0.404
Myles Schexnaydre, Jerry’s Caterers 45 12 18 3 1 3 12 0.400
Denny Ellis, Shimers 35 0 14 2 1 0 9 0.400
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising 137 46 53 3 4 17 55 0.387
Roger Mayo, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 52 16 20 0 0 11 33 0.385
Fred Ryan, Nationwide Advertising 90 30 34 2 0 14 28 0.378
Larry Hutcherson, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 70 28 26 1 1 11 28 0.371
Tom Lynch, Gartenhaus 62 18 23 1 0 13 28 0.371
Glen Bourquin, Shimers 39 0 13 0 1 0 3 0.333
Jim Bowen, Shimers 40 0 14 2 0 3 11 0.305
1981  Batting  (less than 35 At Bats) AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Avg.
Mike Cellura, Howard’s-Western Steer 26 13 16 2 0 6 14 0.615
Dave Zychowski, Gartenhaus 28 7 15 0 0 0 3 0.536
Buck Buchanan, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 16 2 6 0 1 0 2 0.375
Denny Jones, Steele’s Sports 21 3 5 2 0 0 3 0.238
Herman Rathman, Steele’s Sports 15 0 2 0 0 1 6 0.133
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1981  NSPC HR Leaders HR
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 46
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 38
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 36
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 31
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 31
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 24
Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 23
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 22
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 22
Frank Kessler, Snyders-Strohs 22
Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 21
Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 20
Benny Holt, Nationwide Advertising 19
Roger Wilt, Nationwide Advertising 19
Don Arndt, Howard’s-Western Steer 17
Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 17
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising 17
Tom Beall, Howard’s-Western Steer 16
Lacy Brumley, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 14
Bill Pollock, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 14
Fred Ryan, Nationwide Advertising 14
Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 13
Tom Lynch, Gartenhaus 13
Fred Miller, Nationwide Advertising 12
Joe Young, Jerry’s Caterers 12
Richard Wilborn, Howard’s-Western Steer 12
James Boyett, Jerry’s Caterers 12
Rich Amsden, Nationwide Advertising 11
Ron Ford, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 11
Gary Geister, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 11
Al White, Steele’s Sports 11
Roger Mayo, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 11
Larry Hutcherson, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 11
Billy May, Snyders-Strohs 10
Henry McBeth, Steele’s Sports 10
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1981  NSPC RBI Leaders RBI
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 94
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 92
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 84
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 80
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 62
Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 57
Frank Kessler, Snyders-Strohs 55
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising 55
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 54
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 51
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 49
Roger Wilt, Nationwide Advertising 47
Al White, Steele’s Sports 46
Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 45
Jim Gendron, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 45
Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 44
Benny Holt, Nationwide Advertising 44
Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 43
Tom Beall, Howard’s-Western Steer 43
Carl Parrish, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 40
Don Arndt, Howard’s-Western Steer 38
Ron Ford, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 35
Henry McBeth, Steele’s Sports 35
Billy May, Snyders-Strohs 34
Craig Seaman, Snyders-Strohs 34
Lacy Brumley, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 33
Bill Pollock, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 33
Richard Wilborn, Howard’s-Western Steer 33
Roger Mayo, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 33
Gary Geister, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 32
Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 31
Rick Trudeau, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 31
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1981 NSPC HR Frequency Leaders AB HR HRF
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 22 3.136
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 24 3.375
Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 83 21 3.952
Joe Young, Jerry’s Caterers 51 12 4.250
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 197 46 4.283
Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 73 17 4.294
Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 56 13 4.308
Mike Cellura, Howard’s-Western Steer 26 6 4.333
James Boyett, Jerry’s Caterers 53 12 4.417
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 38 4.579
Don Arndt, Howard’s-Western Steer 79 17 4.647
Roger Mayo, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 52 11 4.727
Tom Lynch, Gartenhaus 62 13 4.769
Lacy Brumley, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 67 14 4.786
Tom Beall, Howard’s-Western Steer 77 16 4.813
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 151 31 4.871
Bill Pollock, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 69 14 4.929
Fred Trice, Jerry’s Caterers 46 9 5.111
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 186 36 5.167
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 162 31 5.226
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers 42 8 5.250
Al Carfora, Gartenhaus 42 8 5.250
Dennis Myers, Shimers 48 9 5.333
Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 123 23 5.348
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 124 22 5.636
Rich Amsden, Nationwide Advertising 63 11 5.727
Steve Ammons, Jerry’s Caterers 48 8 6.000

1981  Regular Season NSPC Qualifying Tournaments (16 Total)
Location and Top Teams with available info (MVP, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
York, PA
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA
	MVP- Mike Macenko, NAS (.667, 8 HRs)
	Mike Nye, York-Sanders - .786
	ODPA- Curtis Williams, York-Sanders
Burlington, NC
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC
	MVP/ODPA- Russell Bradley, Howard's (.684)
	James Boyett, Jerry's Caterers - 8 HRs
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 8 HRs
	Tommy Spoon, Fabmasters - .727
Fort Wayne, IN
1. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	MVP- Rick Trudeau, Snyder's-Stroh's (.727)
	Braxton Speller, Snyder's-Stroh's - 2 HRs
	Rich Petrunyak, NAS - 2 HRs
	Dennis Myers, Shimers - 2 HRs
	John Geckle, Steele's Sports - .900 (9-10)
	ODPA- Tony Haley, Steele's Sports
Montgomery, AL
1. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
	MVP- Craig Elliott, York-Sanders (.692, 15 HRs)
	Don Brewer, AAMCO - 16 HRs
	John Smith, Miller Lite Royals - .700
	ODPA-Mac Stalcup, LeAlCo
Willoughby, OH
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Rick Scherr, Howard's - 8 HRs
	Fred Miller, NAS - .615
	ODPA- Richard Wilborn, Howard's
Pittsburgh, PA
1. Shimmers, Minneapolis, MN
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Dennis Myers, Shimers (5-6, .833, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs)
Louisville, KY
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
	MVP- Mike Cellura, Howard's (.632, 4 HRs)
	Jim Bizzell, NAS - 6 HRs (.727)
	ODPA- Chuck Drewicz, Snyder's-Stroh's - .750
Wyandotte, MI
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Steve Blanchette, NAS (9-13, .692, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
	Jim Gendron, Snyder's-Stroh's - .769 (10-13)
Willoughby, OH
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA			
	MVP- Roger Wilt, NAS (6 HRs, 14 RBIs)
	Chuck Drewicz, Snyder's-Stroh's - 700
	ODPA- Rick Trudeau, Snyder's-Stroh's (.667)
Eden, NC
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA
	MVP- Don Arndt, Howard's (.781, 10 HRs)
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 12 HRs (21 RBIs)
	Joe Young, Jerry's Caterers - 12 HRs
	Steve Ammons, Jerry's Caterers - 12 HRs
	Lacy Brumley, York-Sanders - .842 (11 HRs)
Hendersonville, TN
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
	MVP- Dick Bartel, Howard's (8 HRs)
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 9 HRs (20 RBIs)
	Maxie Garrett, LeAlCo - .857 (18-21)
	ODPA- Roger Gibson, Nashville All-Stars
New Britain, CT
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Gartenhaus Café, Plainville, CT
	MVP- Steve Blanchette, NAS (11-17, .647, 6 HRs)
	Jim Bizzell, NAS - .667
	John Geckle, Steele's Sports - .667
	ODPA- Cliff Carpenter, Steele's Sports
Rochester, NY
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Steve Blanchette, NAS (10-13, .769, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs)
	Benny Holt, NAS - 7 HRs
Miami, FL
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
	MVP- Stan Harvey, Howard's (.857, 8 HRS, 15 RBIs)
	Stan Harvey and Ed Roth, Howard's - 8 HRs
	Bill Ferguson, Howard's - .867 (13-15)
Detroit, MI	
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Mike Macenko, NAS (23-27, .852, 12 HRs, 27 RBIs)
Willoughby, OH
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Mike Macenko, NAS (8 HRs)
	Tim Sweeny, Jerry's - .750
Regular Season MVP winners
Mike Macenko, NAS (3 times)
Steve Blanchette, NAS (3 times)
Russell Bradley, Howards's
Rick Trudeau, Snyder's
Don Arndt, Howard's
Stan Harvey, Howard's
Dennis Myers, Shimers
Mike Cellura, Howard's
Roger Wilt, NAS
Dick Bartel, Howard's
Craig Elliott, York-Sanders
Regular Season ODPA Awards
Curtis Williams, York-Sanders
Russell Bradley, Howard's
Tony Haley, Steele's Sports
Mac Stalcup, LeAlCo
Richard Wilborn, Howard's
Chuck Drewicz, Snyder's-Stroh's
Roger Gibson, Nashville All-Stars
Cliff Carpenter, Steele's Sports

1982

In 1982, There were 6 regional divisions; National (3 teams), Eastern, Northern, Atlantic, Southern and Western (6 teams each). Each division held their own qualifiers and kept their own regular season division standings.  The 3 teams from the National division were automatically awarded berths to the National Championship Tournament and the other 5 division winners plus some wildcards were also awarded berths to the National Championship Tournament.

(* Qualified for National Championship Tournament)
1982 Final Regular Season Standings
1982  Regular Season NSPC Qualifying Tournaments Listed (Each Division was separate)
Location/Division and Top Teams with available info (MVP, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
National Division 			Record		Pct.
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC 		24 -  7		.774	**
2. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL 			18 -  7		.720	**
3. York Barbells/Ken Sanders, York, PA 		21 -  9		.700	**
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Atlantic Division 				Record		Pct.
Fab Masters, Lexington, NC 			10 -  2		.833	**
Carolina A's, Shelby, NC 			 9 -  3		.750	**
Gastonia Heat/No #1 Electric, Gastonia, NC	 3 -  9		.250
World of Wheel's, Kannapolis, NC		 2 - 10		.167
May 15-16, Fayetteville, NC (Atlantic Division Championship)
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL		4-0
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC	3-1
3. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC		1-3
4. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC		
	MVP- Mike Parrott, Jerry's Caterers
	Rick Scherr, Howard's and Harold Kelley, Jerry's - 6 HRs
	ODPA- Denny Jones, Jerry's
May 29-30, Clemmons, NC (Atlantic Division Round Robin)
1. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC			**	4-0
2. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC			**
3. World of Wheels, Kannapolis, IN
4. Gastonia-No.1 Electric, Gastonia, NC
July 10-11, Burlington, NC (Atlantic Division Round Robin)
No information available
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Eastern Division 				Record		Pct.
Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY 		 8 -  4		.667	**
County Sports/Steele's, Levittown, NY		 7 -  5		.588
Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT			 7 -  5		.588
Farrell's Maintenance, Lancaster, PA		 4 -  8		.333
Stan's Place, Nashua, NH			 4 -  8		.333
July 24-25, New Britain, CT (Eastern Division Championship)
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
?. County Sports/Steele's, Levittown, NY
?. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT
?. Farrell's Maintenance, Lancaster, PA
?. Stan's Place, Nashua, NH
?. Simsbury Raiders, Simsbury, CT
?. Dack Industries, Bristol, CT
May 22-23, Rochester, NY (Eastern Division Round Robin)	
1. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY 		3-1	**
2. Stan's Place, Nashua, NH 			3-1
3. County Sports-Steele's, Levittown, NY		2-2
4. Farrell's Maintenance, Ephrata, PA		1-3
5. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT			1-3
	MVP - not listed
June 26-27, York, PA (Eastern Division Round Robin)
1. York Barbells/Ken Sanders, York, PA		6-0
?. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY
?. County Sports/Steele's, Levittown, NY
?. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT
?. Farrell's Maintenance, Lancaster, PA
?. Stan's Place, Nashua, NH
?. Hoffman Blue, York, PA
	MVP - not listed
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Northern Division 				Record		Pct.
TNEMEC, Indianapolis, IN 			 4 -  0		1.000	**
Lo-Temp Brazing, Toledo, OH			 0 -  4		 .000
Synders Softball Club, Detroit, MI		forfeited
Danny's Drilling, Neward, OH			forfeited
Triangle Sports, Minneapolis, MN		forfeited
Kenmark NY Eastern/Steele's, Akron, OH		forfeited
June 12-13, Dayton, OH (North Division Championship)
1. York Barbell/Ken Sander's, York, PA		
2. TNEMEC, Indianapolis, IN			**
3. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
4. Lo-Temp Brazing, Toledo, OH
	MVP- Bill Pollack, York-Sanders
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 13 HRs
	ODPA- Rick Scherr, Howard's
May 22-23, Site TBD (Northern Division Round Robin)
No information available
June 26-27, Indianapolis, IN
1. TNEMEC, Indianapolis, IN 4-0
2. Lo-Temp Brazing, Toledo, OH 0-4
?. Synders Softball Club, Detroit, MI
?. Triangle Sports, Minneapolis, MN
?. Danny's Drilling, Neward, OH
?. Kenmark NY Eastern/Steele's, Akron, OH
	MVP - Kenny Brooks, TNEMAC (16-19, .842)
	Gil Janek, TNEMAC - 8 HRs
	Lloyd Allison, TNEMAC - .822
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Southern Division				Record		Pct.
Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA 			14 -  2		.875	**
Rule and Lee, Maryville, TN 			11 -  5		.688	** (at large team and host for NSPC National)
Fred Weber/St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO	 6 - 10		.375
Southside Sports, Louisville, KY 		 5 - 11		.317	**
T & K, Lexington, KY				 4 - 12		.250
Unique Cleaners, Maryville, TN			forfeited
May 22-23, Hendersonville, TN (Southern Division Championship)
No information available
April 24-25, Louisville, KY (Southern Division Round Robin)
1. Elite Coatings, Gordan, GA			**
2. Southside Sports, Louisville, KY		**
3. T&K, Lexington, KY
4. Rule & Lee, Maryville, TN			**
	MVP- Chip Sheffield, Elite Coatings
	ODPA - Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings - 8 HRs
June 19-20, Macon, GA (Southern Division Regional)
No information available
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Western Division 				Record		Pct.
Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK 		11 -  1		.917	**
Cable TV, Garland, TX				 6 -  6		.500
Taylor Brothers Jewelers, Dallas, TX		 4 -  8		.333
Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX		 3 -  9		.250
Pierson's, Houston, TX				forfeited
Slocum Construction, Alexandria, LA		forfeited
July 3-4, San Antonio, TX (West Division Championship)
1. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA	6-1
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC	3-2
3. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL		4-2
4. Taylor Brothers Jewelers, Dallas, TX	2-2
5. Hill Country Car Ctr, San Marcos, TX	2-2
6. Cable TV, Garland, TX		1-2
7. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX	0-2
8. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK	1-2
9. Steve Dillard Auto, Austin, TX	0-2
10. Lufkin Raiders, Lufkin, TX		0-2
11. Auto Transmission, San Antonio, TX	0-2
	MVP- Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 21 HRs
	Charles Wright, York-Sanders - 21 HRs
	ODPA- Richard Wilborn, Howard's
	P- Craig Elliott, York-Sanders
	C- Greg Fuhrman, Jerry's
	1B- Bill Pollock, York-Sanders
	2B- Charles Wright, York-Sanders
	3B- Ricky Huggins, York-Sanders
	SS- Danny Basso, Jerry's
	OF- Bruce Meade, Jerry's
	OF- Dick Bartel, Howard's
	OF- Mike Nye, York-Sanders
	OF- Mike Cellura, Howard's
	UT- Rick Scherr, Howard's
	UT- Russell Bradley, Howard's
June 12-13, Garland, TX (Western Division Round Robin)
1. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK	5-1		**
2. Cable TV, Garland, TX
3. Taylor Brothers Jewelers, Dallas, TX
4. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX 
	MVP - Glen Bourquin, Garrett and Houck (.679, 6 HRs)
	Peter Ortega, Garrett & Houck - 9 HRs
	ODPA- Homer Salizar, Garrett & Houck
May 15-16, Moore, OK (Western Division Round Robin)
No information available
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Regular Season MVP winners
Craig Elliott, York-Sanders
Bill Pollack, York-Sanders
Mike Parrott, Jerry's Caterers
Glen Bourquin, Garrett and Houck
Chip Sheffield, Elite Coatings
Kenny Brooks, TNEMAC
Regular Season ODPA Awards
Denny Jones, Jerry's Caterers
Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
Richard Wilborn, Howard's/Western Steer
Homer Salizar, Garrett & Houck


1983

In 1983, There was no regular season format or national qualifiers, 14 teams entered the National Championship Tournament (2 were no shows) 


NSPC suspended operations 1984, 1985 and 1986


1987

In 1987, The NSPC was brought back in the form of a National Championship Tournament that was originally billed as the Super Bowl of Softball. 8 teams were invited


NSPC disbanded for good in 1988

1982 USPL All Pro Team

P-  Dana Andry, Cleveland (MVP)              (139-225, .618, 65 HRs, 128 RBIs, 125 Runs, 46-17 Pitching) – MVP
P-  Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee                 (.514,  7 HRs)
C-  Charles Mitchell, Detroit                         (59 HRs, 133 RBIs)
1B- Dennis Graser, Milwaukee                   (43 HRs, 122 RBIs)
2B- Mike Macenko, Cleveland                    (110-250, .440, 63 HRs, 140 RBIs, 122 Runs)
3B- Bill Gatti, Kentucky                                (97-175, .554, 46 HRs, 109 RBIs,  97 Runs)
SS- Greg Whitlock, Kentucky                       (125-236, .535,  5 HRS,  57 RBIs,  80 Runs)
SS- Paul Wright, Cleveland                           (105-185, .566,  1 HRs,  31 RBIs,  66 Runs)
OF- Steve Blanchett, Cleveland                  (134-240, .558, 42 HRs, 120 RBIs, 115 Runs)
OF- Ken Parker, Kentucky                             (114-211, .540, 36 HRs, 107 RBIs,  84 Runs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee                        (.572, 40 HRs, 125 RBIs,  24 2Bs)
OF- Derek Gallagher, Milwaukee                (.560)
OF- Ron Dorsey, South Jersey                     (.547, 47 HRs,  95
OF- Joe Young, Lima Steele’s                       (.476, 40 HRs, 106 RBIs)

World Series MVP – Dick Laba, Milwaukee Schlitz (16-24, .667)

1983 – The Pro League was going to take a year off and reorganize, but then decided to Disband. Players that played could play USSSA and NSPC in 1983, Players had to sit out a year to play ASA in 1984

1981 USPL All Pro Team

P-    Black Ron Jones, Cincinnati                (.424,26-10 Pitching, 5.54 ERA)
P-    Steve Stewart, Kentucky                       (48-136, .353,  0 HRs, 25 RBIs, 30 Runs, 35-20 Pitching)
C-    Joe Martone, New England                  (.472, 20 HRs, 62 RBIs)
1B-   Dennis Graser, Milwaukee                  (87-174, .500, 26 HRs, 76 RBIs, 19 2Bs)
2B-   Tony Salamone, Cincinnati                (84-179, .469, 62 Runs)
3B-   Bill Gatti, Kentucky (MVP)                 (110-177, .622, 38 HRs, 99 RBIs, 85 Runs, 37 BBs) – Triple Crown – MVP
SS-   Greg Whitlock, Kentucky                     (100-211, .474,  2 HRs, 37 RBIs, 63 Runs)
IF-   Tom Zaccardo, Rochester                     (92-194, .474, 15 HRs, 62 RBIs)
LF-   John Regent, Pittsburgh                       (21 2Bs
LCF-  Hal Ward, Cincinnati                          (.524, 11 HRs, 11 2Bs, 3 3Bs)
RCF-  Ron Dorsey, South Jersey                  (89-174, .511, 34 HRs, 75 RBIs, 73 Runs)
RF-   Dave Whitlock, Kentucky                    (82-185, .443, 19 HRs, 65 RBIs, 59 Runs, 10 3Bs)
OF-   Bob Bryant, South Jersey                    (78-170, .464, 20 HRs, 64 RBIs)
OF-   Jim Tuttle, Cincinnati                          ( .434, 17 HRs, 83 RBIs)
EH-   Ralph Calitri, New England                (.505, 20 HRs, 60 RBIs)

Manager-  Cobbie Harrison, Kentucky     (10 HRs, 51 RBIs)
Rookie of the Year –  Hal Ward, Cincinnati
World Series Co-MVP – Greg Whitlock, Kentucky (18-31, .581, 5 RBIs, 3 2Bs, 14 Runs)
World Series Co-MVP – Bill Gatti, Kentucky (14-26, .538, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs, 2 3Bs)

1980 ASPSL All Pro Team

P- Greg Birko, Pittsburgh                               (.455,  29-13 Pitching)
P- Steve Stewart, Kentucky                          (46-153, .301,  2 HRs, 19 RBIs, 32 Runs, 40-14 Pitching)
C- Jim Foxy Nelson, Pittsburgh                    (17 HRs, 68 RBIs)
1B- Pete Castle, Rochester                           (83-191, .435,  9 HRs, 57 RBIs)
2B- Nick Nikitas, Kentucky                            (102-222, .464,  1 HRs, 29 RBIs, 82 Runs)
3B- Bill Gatti, Kentucky (MVP)                  (90-186, .483, 21 HRs, 81 RBIs, 74 Runs, 48 BBs) – MVP
SS- Greg Whitlock, Kentucky                        (93-214, .435,  2 HRs, 42 RBIs, 49 Runs)
OF- Rich Brown, Rochester                           (107-216, .494,  2 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 2Bs, 11 3Bs, 60 Runs) – Runner-up MVP
OF- Pat Paulsen, New England                    (.403   3 HRs)
OF- Bob Shuster, Rochester                         (78-185, .421, 21 HRs, 59 RBIs)
OF- Jack Roudenbush, Kentucky                   (97-208, .464,  3 HRs, 48 RBIs, 55 Runs)
Utility (SS)- Denny Brown, Pittsburgh       (.492)
Utility (OF)- Pat Benzing, Pittsburgh
Utility (OF)- Randy Elliott, Pittsburgh (.470)
Utility (IF)- Gary Hartman, Phila.

1980 World Series MVP –  Don Brown, Rochester (5-4 pitching, .500)

1979 ASPSL All Pro Team

P- Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (MVP)                 (107-192, .557,  9 HRs,  69 RBIs, 56 Runs, 37-18 Pitching)  – MVP
P- Phil Schroer, Kentucky                              ( 86-179, .480,  0 HRs,  55 RBIs, 56 Runs, 40-8 Pitching, 3.84 ERA)
P- Don Brown, Rochester                              ( 95-177, .536,  0 HRs,  38 RBIs, 43 Runs, 30-21 Pitching)
C- Bill Gatti, Kentucky                     ( 88-165, .533, 20 HRs,  79 RBIs, 80 Runs, 46 BBs)
1B- Dennis Graser, Milwaukee                   (108-222, .486, 22 HRs,  87 RBIs, 86 Runs, 14 2Bs)
2B- Donnie Rardin, Kentucky                       (112-217, .516,  0 HRs,  43 RBIs, 80 Runs, 12 2Bs, 8-7 Pitching)
3B- Doug Gerdes, Detroit                              (104-208, .500, 31 HRs,  97 RBIs, 78 Runs)
SS- Rick Trudeau, Detroit                               (106-193, .549,  1 HRs,  34 RBIs, 56 Runs)
SS- Denny Brown, Pittsburgh                       (.504)
OF- Ronnie Ford, Detroit                               (100-162, .617, 43 HRs, 122 RBIs, 88 Runs, 20 BBs)
OF- Mike Nye, Detroit                                    ( 90-179, .503,  8 HRs,  51 RBIs, 78 Runs, 18 BBs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee                        (119-224, .531, 18 HRs,  89 RBIs, 91 Runs, 19 2Bs, 7 3Bs)
OF- Barry Glaser, Pittsburgh                        (.527)
OF- Roger Wilt, Cleveland
OF- Gene Parrish, Minnesota                      (.511)
OF- Mike Lafever, Cincinnati
OF- Gary Richter, Trenton                             (.501)

1979 World Series MVP – Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (19-24, .792, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs, 3 Doubles, HR)
1979 All Star Game East Co-MVP – Barry Glaser, East (Pittsburgh) – (5-8, .625)
1979 All Star Game East Co-MVP – Fred Miller, East (Cleveland) – (5-8, .625, 2 HRs, 2 3Bs, 5 RBIs)
1979 All Star Game West MVP – Gene Parrish, West (Minnesota) – (4-6, .667, 2 RBIs)

1978 ASPSL All Pro Team

P- Chuck Drewicz, Detroit                             ( 73-123, .593,  4 HRs,  29 RBIs,  62 Runs, 25- 5 Pitching)
P- John Locke, Minnesota                             (131-225, .582, 65 HRs, 136 RBIs, 117 Runs, 24-15 Pitching)
C- Jim Bizzell, Cleveland                                 (120-212, .566, 45 HRs, 108 RBIs,  91 Runs)
C- Benny Holt, Chicago                                   (121-230, .526, 50 HRs, 130 RBIs, 101 Runs)
C- Bob McMahon, Minnesota                     (134-241, .556, 59 HRs, 120 RBIs, 108 Runs)
IF/1B- Joe Russell, Minnesota                     (149-251, .549, 53 HRs, 141 RBIs, 117 Runs)
IF-1B- Jack Roudenbush, Detroit                (113-195, .579, 20 HRs,  83 RBIs,  97 Runs)
IF/1B- Doug Gerdes, Detroit                        (127-217, .585, 53 HRs, 112 RBIs, 110 Runs)
IF/2B- Gary Bello, New England                  (120-219, .548, 21 HRs, 101 RBIs, 101 Runs, 23 2Bs)
IF/2B- Rick Page, Rochester                         (105-208, .482, 24 HRs,  94 RBIs,  89 Runs, 15 2Bs, 11 3Bs)
IF/3B- Donnie Rardin, Cincinnati                (130-238, .546,  8 HRs,  69 RBIs,  97 Runs, 14-16 Pitching)
IF/3B- Gary Geister, Detroit                         (124-208, .596, 45 HRs, 106 RBIs, 103 Runs)
IF/SS- Denny Brown, Pittsburgh                 (146-240, .608,  1 HRs,  46 RBIs, 101 Runs, 22 2Bs)
IF/SS- Don Ragozzine, New England          (142-239, .585,  5 HRs,  63 RBIs, 105 Runs)
OF- Ronnie Ford, Detroit (MVP)                              (165-256, .645, 80 HRs, 201 RBIs, 152 Runs) – MVP
OF- Mike Foley, New Jersey                         (129-229, .563, 35 HRs, 109 RBIs,  90 Runs)
OF- Mike Nye, Detroit                                    (161-246, .654, 33 HRs, 110 RBIs, 159 Runs, 38 2Bs, 9 3Bs)
OF- Bill Gatti, Kentucky                  (125-214, .584, 54 HRs, 132 RBIs, 131 Runs, 38 BBs)
OF- Mike Gouin, Detroit                                (131-218, .601, 28 HRs,  90 RBIs, 108 Runs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee                        (145-255, .569, 49 HRs, 137 RBIs, 135 Runs, 23 2Bs)
OF- Fred Miller, Kentucky                             (128-233, .549, 57 HRs, 141 RBIs, 107 Runs)
OF- Mike O’Brien, Cincinnati                        (141-256, .551, 22 HRs,  86 RBIs, 124 Runs, 48 2Bs, 9 3Bs)
OF- Dale Palm, Minnesota                            (137-223, .614, 70 HRs, 166 RBIs, 124 Runs)
OF- Ken Parker, Milwaukee                          (123-194, .634, 37 HRs, 121 RBIs,  93 Runs)
OF- Gene Parrish, Minnesota                      (165-262, .634, 23 HRs,  90 RBIs, 148 Runs, 35 2Bs, 6 3Bs)
OF- Johnny Dollar, Philadelphia ( 97-170, .571, 15 HRs,  81 RBIs,  84 Runs)

World Series  MVP – Bert Smith, Detroit (15-16; .940, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
All-Star Game MVP – Denny Brown, APSPL All-Stars (Pittsburgh)- (6-7, .857)