Category: USSSA

1970 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

1970 held at Petersburg, Virginia.

Champion – Reichert’s News, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Runner Up – DiGregory’s, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Mike Farrington, Reichert’s
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – N/A


Gary Smith, Sol Mintz
Denny Brown, Sol Mintz


1. Reickert’s News, Milwaukee, WI
2. DiGregory’s, Pittsburgh, PA
3. Sol Mintz, Washington, PA (5-2)
4. N/A
5. Jim’s Sports Shop, New Kensington, PA
6. Queen City Patterns, Miamitown, OH
7. N/A
8. N/A
9. Boyka Tavern, Finleyville-Washington, PA (4-2)

Other teams participating (Pre-Tournament records)

Reichert’s News, Milwaukee, WI (85-15)
Sol Mintz, Washington, PA (53-3)
Queen City Pattern, Miamitown, OH (49-9)
Boyka Tavern, Finleyville-Washington, PA (20-8)
St. Anthony Club, New Kensington, PA
Ted’s Bakery, Hamilton, OH (33-9)
Dreir Tool and Die, Cincinnati, OH (33-8)
Curtis AC, Dayton, OH (36-15)
Homeplate Lounge, Covington, KY (19-8)
Clingensmith TV, New Castle, PA (45-5), 3-2 record in the tournament
Doyle’s Texaco, Roanoke Rapids, NC (55-15)
Don and Jims, Crescent Springs, KY (46-8)
Dick’s, Hebron, KY (32-2)
Cavalier AC, Petersburg, VA (58-14)
Ulrich AC, Louisville, KY
Blawnox AC, Pittsburgh, PA
Jockey Club, Westport, CT
Cavalier AC II, Petersburg, VA (44-26)
Shematek Oil, Newport News, VA
JT Morris Funeral Home, Petersburg, VA
Hopewell VFW


DeGregorys – Surry 16-2 (John Praski 3 HR)
Hammrick Mills – Knights of St. Johns 5-4
Reichert’s – Universal Insurance 9-5
Tony’s Lounge – Mike’s Bar 7-5
Cavalier AC – Curtis AC 7-0
Boyka Tavern – Homeplate Lounge 3-0
Drier’s Tool and Die – Rockbridge 7-1
Fairdale Clark Electric – Lone Elm 9-0
Doyle’s Texaco – Smithfield 7-2
St Anthony -bye
Clingensmith – South Carolina 7-4
Ponderosa -bye
Don and Jim’s – Avant Garde 5-0
Roy’s Food Center -bye
Hopewell VFW – Ulrich’s 7-4
Jim’s Sports Center -bye
Queen City – K&D Tap 7-0
Earl’s Enterprises – JT Morris 11-8
Action Sports – Corner Grocerr 6-5
Deck’s – Gould’s Funeral Home 15-5
Sol Mintz -Kentucky 8-1
MJ Gibbons – Crossroads 7-0
Dixie Novelty – Stumble Bombs 5-0
Uncle Louie’s – June’s Boys 10-9
Degregory – Hammrick 12-6 (Charles Speck 2 HRs, Sonny DeCarlo 5-7 in 2 games)
Reicherts – Tony’s Lounge 10-2
Cavalier AC – Boyka 7-3
Fairdale Clark – Drier’s Tool 9-8
Doyle’s Texaco – St Anthony 7-6
Clingensmith TV – Ponderosa, Toledo 18-7 (Bill Wise 2 HRs)
Don and Jims – Roy’s Food Center 5-4
Jim’s Sports – Hopewell VFW 10-4
Jockey Club – McFaddens 11-2
Queen City – Earl’s Ent, Rochester 9-8
Sol Mintz – Decks 14-1
Shematcek – Ann’s 7-1
Avant Garde – Cavalier II 9-4
MJ Gibbons – Dixie Novelty 11-7
Clingensmith TV – Don and Jims 11-8
Degregory – Clingensmith TV 10-9
Jockey Club – Queen City
Sol Mintz – Detroit 13-4
Sol Mintz – Jim’s Sporting Goods 12-4
Reicherts – Sol Mintz 10-9

Losers Bracket

Crossroads – Stumble Bombs 7-0
Rockbridge – Lone Elm 13-1
Queen City – Hammrick Mill 10-8
Boyka – Ulrich’s 13-4
Boyka – Blawnox-PA 8-5
Queen City – Clingensmith TV 4-2
Boyka – Don and Jims 9-5
Jockey Club – Boyka 11-4 (Boyka, 4-2, finished 10th) – George Wessell (14-20, .700)
Queen City – Jockey Club 4-2
Jims Sports – Queen City 9-1 (Queen City finished 6th)
Degregory – Sol Mintz 3-2


Reicherts – Degregory 15-2

1969 USSSA Women’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1969 held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Champion – Hi-Landers, Louisville, Kentucky
Runner Up – East End Debs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The East End Debs forced the final game by edging out the undefeated Hi-Landers by a 3-2 score. The Championship game was a 5-0 shutout victory for the Louisville squad. Both teams defeated such outstanding teams as the Louisville FOP Majorettes, Toledo Misfits and the Pittsburgh Orioles. There was limited information on this tournament

  • MVP – Janet Childress, Hi-Landers
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – Debbie Lesesne, Orioles


P – Mary Jane Magel, East End Debs
C – Mary Bumgardner, Highlanders
1B – Patty Eubank, FOP Majorettes
2B – Donna Hall, Highlanders
3B – Joan Thomas, Highlanders
SS – Sue Stead, East End Debs
OF – Jerri Reidel, East End Debs
OF – Janet Schmitt, East End Debs
OF – Lynda Penick, Highlanders
OF – Janet Helfich, Georgetown Village


1. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY
2. East End Debs, Pittsburgh, PA
3. FOP Majorettes, Louisville, KY
4. Georgetown Village, Toledo, OH
5. Pittsburgh Orioles, Pittsburgh, PA
Toledo Misfit Girls, Toledo, OH
Muxworthy’s Ski Haus, Rochester, NY
Huntz Tavern, Pittsburgh, PA
Ducker Girls, Cincinnati, OH
Finkleman Furniture Girls, Cincinnati, OH

1969 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1969 held at New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

Champion – Jim’s Sport Shop, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Floyd Warren’s, Irwin, Pennsylvania

Jim’s Sports Shop did something no other softball team has ever done. They have now won the ASA and USSSA National/World Softball titles. They won the ASA title in 1962, 1964, 1965 and 1967. Last year they switched over to the USSSA organization and finished 3rd in the first USSSA World Series ever held. This year, they ran through the tournament undefeated with the help of the tremendous defense they have.

Pitcher Louie Del Mastro is considered the best in the business. He made the All World Team for the second year. They have an incredible middle defense of Mike Kovach at SS and Ray ‘Corky’ Kruel at 2B. In the OF, they have Andy Zilka and Miller Adams catching everything in sight. Third Basemen Paul Tomasovich is considered one of the best Softball players in the world. He made his 2 straight USSSA All World team as well and also was named the Tournament MVP.  He won the ASA MVP in 1964.

Floyd Warren’s from Irwin, PA los the winner’ bracket final to Jim’s. They sat back as Milwaukee Electric Tool came through the losers bracket to eliminate National Lanes 9-7 and Brookline YMC 11-4. But they could not get past Warren’s as they lost 17-12.  In the Championship Game, Del Mastro held the Warren bats to just two runs and with the help of Tomasovich’s 6th inning Homer to break the game open, they breezed to a 6-2 Championship victory.

  • MVP – Paul Tomasovich, Jim’s Sport Shop (15-21, .714, 3 HR)
  • Home Run Leader – Tom Taylor, National Lanes – 5
  • Batting Leader – Paul Tomasovich, Jim’s Sport Shop – .714


  • P – Lou Delmastro, Jim’s Sport Shop
  • C – Lou Quahliero, Crescant Café
  • 1B – Terry Loughner, Floyd Warren’s
  • 2B – Jim Mortl, Milwaukee Electric Tool
  • 3B – Paul Tomasovich, Jim’s Sport Shop (15-21, .714, 3 HRs)
  • SS – Tom Taylor, National Lanes (5 HRs)
  • OF – Bill Cepige, BYM Club
  • OF – Ted Budny, Milwaukee Electric Tool
  • OF – Red Kowalski, Floyd Warren’s
  • OF – Andy Smoky Zilka, Jim’s Sport Shop
  • OF – Miller Killer Adams,  Jim’s Sport Shop

FINAL STANDINGS (top-10 only listed, 50 teams played, standings incomplete)

1. Jim’s Sport Shop, Pittsburgh, PA (6-0)
2. Floyd Warren’s, Irwin, PA (4-2)
3. Milwaukee Electric Tool, Milwaukee, WI (5-2)
4. BYM Club, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
5. Crescant Café, New Castle, PA (5-2)
6. National Lanes, Cincinnati, OH
7. Mueller Pipe Liners, Milwaukee, WI
8. Sports Center, Covington, KY
9. Kendall Lounge, Detroit, MI
10. Robert’s Lounge, Milwaukee, WI

Crescent Café, New Castle, PA
Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV
Main Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Mitch’s, Baltimore, MD
Black Martini, IL
SNA, Toledo, OH
Home Readers, Cincinnati, OH
Kenosha, WI
Parkmode AC, Detroit, MI
North Kentucky Merchants, Covington, KY
Marble Homes, Hamilton, OH
Capitol, Charleston, WV
Piqua Merchants, Piqua, IA
Gus’s Manor Inn, Dundalk, MD

1969 USSSA Men’s B Slow Pitch Worlds

1969 held at Toledo, Ohio.

Champion – Hub’s, New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Sol Mintz, Washington, Pennsylvania

  • MVP – Larry Ondako, Hub’s
  • HR Leader – Domnavant, Rams Den
  • Batting Leader – N/A

Hubs beat Sol Mintz 6-5 in the championship game.

Fred Hanlin and Bernie Kubiak had 2 RBI each.


P – Art Falsetti, Golf Oasis
P – Wally Szlachetka, Hubs
C – A. Lane, K&D
C – Domnavant, Rams Den
1B – J. Marinello, Berger Chef
2B – D. Spaulding, Ulrich’s
3B – L. Ternouth, Pat Ehler’s
SS – Stan Majesky, Sol Mintz
OF – Earl Hawkins, B&W-187
OF – Haefner, Jerry & Earls
OF – F. Schmitt, Sol Mintz
OF – Jimmy Underhill, Cavaliers
OF – Jerry Bussard, Hub’s


1. Hub’s, New Kensington, PA (6-0)
2. Sol Mintz, Washington, PA (5-2)
3. Pat Ehler’s, West Allis, WI (5-2)
4. Golf Oasis, Arnold, PA (4-2)
5t. Ulrich AC, Sheperdsville, KY (4-2)
5t. K&D Tap, Waukesha, WI (4-2)
7t. Burger Chef, Janesville, WI (4-2)
7t. Cavalier AC, Petersburg, VA (4-2)
9t. Morell’s, MI (3-2)
9t. Universal, Covington, KY (3-2)
9t. Rams Den, Richmond, VA (3-2)
9t. Joyce’s, Dayton, OH (2-2)
13t. Mike’s, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
13t. Levisville, Granville, OH (2-2)
13t. Queen City Pattern, Miamitown, OH (2-2)
13t. Ramsey’s Lounge, Rochester, NY (2-2)
17t. Cullen-Gunner Ins., Toledo, OH (1-2)
17t. Geislor Tool, Dayton, OH (1-2)
17t. Logan’s, MI (1-2)
17t. Chatterbox, Hamilton, OH (1-2)
17t. B&W Local-187, Richmond, VA (1-2)
17t. Jerry Earls Ent., Rochester, NY (1-2)
17t. Knights of St. John, Louisville, KY (1-2)
17t. Doehler-Jarvis, Toledo. OH (1-2)
25t. Marvin’s, Dayton, OH (0-2)
25t. Hogan’s, KY (0-2)
25t. Massey, Granville, OH (0-2)
25t. Shriner Realty, Toledo, OH (0-2)
25t. Allied Chemical, Toledo, OH (0-2)
25t. Rudy’s, Dayton, OH (0-2)
25t. Hick-Boon, KY (0-2)
25t. Ted’s, Hamilton, OH (0-2)

1968 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1968 held at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Champion – Mueller Pipe Liners, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Runner Up – BYM Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

BYM Club eliminated Jim’s Sport Shop in a close game 6-5 to make it to the Finals. Mueller Pipeliners defeated BYM in the Championship 10-9. Brookline scored 5 runs to take a 9-6 lead in the top of the 7th. Mueller came back with Tom O’Donnell driving in the tying and winning runs on the games last play to win 10-9. Jim Cody of Mueller pitched all 7 victories for Mueller and was the MVP. Cody surrendered only 17 runs in the 7 games he pitched. Ron Engler of BYM and Tom Taylor of Gatliff’s tied for the Home Run lead with 5. Nothing official was ever found, but Pittsburgh newspapers eluded to the fact that Ray Kruel was the tournament batting leader.

  • MVP – Jim Cody, Mueller Pipe (7-0, 2 Shutouts, 17 Runs given up)
  • HR Champion – Ron Engler, BYM Club – 5
  • HR Champion – Tom Taylor, Gatliff Auto – 5
  • Batting Champion – Ray Corky Kruel, Jim’s Sport Shop


  • P – Jim Cody, Mueller’s Pipe Liners (7-0 Pitching, 2 Shutouts)
  • P – Lou DelMastro, BYM Club
  • C – Fred Cox, Mueller Pipe Liners
  • C – Sonny Rider, Gatliff Motors
  • 1B – Mark Farrington, Milwaukee Electric Tool
  • 2B – Ray Corky Kruel, Jim’s Sport Shop
  • 3B – Paul Tomasovich, Jim’s Sport Shop
  • SS – Paul Elphinstone, BYM Club
  • OF – Miller Adams, Jim’s Sport Shop
  • OF – Dick Polgar, Mueller Pipe Liners
  • OF – Jerry Schunk, Harrison Merchants
  • OF – Ron Engler, BYM Club (5 HRs)
  • OF – Tom Taylor, Gatliff Auto (5 HRs)

FINAL STANDINGS (top-10 listed, 50 teams played)

1. Mueller Pipe Liners, Milwaukee, WI (7-0)
2. BYM Club, Pittsburgh, PA (7-2)
3. Jim’s Sport Shop, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
4. Harrison’s Merchants, Harrison, IN (8-2)
5t. Tirabassi Excavating, Kenosha, WI (6-2)
5t. Milwaukee Electric Tool, Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
7t. Louisville Stars, Louisville, KY (4-2)
7t. Floyd Warren’s, Irwin, PA (4-2)
9t. Gatliff’s Auto Sales, Newport, KY (3-2)
9t. Brill’s Uniform Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
9t. MarVal Builders, Hamilton, OH (3-2)
9t. Golden Bear Lounge, Covington, KY (2-2)
13t. Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV (3-2)
13t. Larry’s Barber Shop, Milwaukee, WI (3-2)
13t. Surf Bar, Cudahy, WI (5-2)
13t. O’Brien’s, Big Bend, WI (2-2)
17t. Seaco, Dalton, GA (2-2)
17t. Las Vegas Stars, Las Vegas, NV (1-2)
17t. Berardi Construction, Pekin, IL (2-2)
17t. Dominiques Motors, Breaux Bridge, LA (2-2)
17t. Covington Merchants, Covington, KY (3-2)
17t. Corky’s, McHenry, IL (3-2)
17t. New Rochelle Coachmen, New Rochelle, NY (1-2)
17t. Home Readers, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
25t. Timmels, Watertown, WI (4-2)
25t. Cheeks, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
25t. Main Tavern, Covington, KY (2-2)
25t. Ski-Hut, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
25t. Mike’s 31 Club, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
25t. Hey Brothers, Dixon, IL (1-2)
25t. Polling Motors, Piqua, OH (1-2)
25t. Stars, Joliet, IL (1-2)
33t. Stanton’s, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
33t. Big Apple, Tempe, AZ (0-2)
33t. Bryant Furniture, Albertville, AL (0-2)
33t. Kendall’s Lounge, Detroit, MI (1-2)
33t. Robert’s Lounge, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
33t. Bit of Italy, Covina, CA (0-2)
33t. Roger’s Midway Inn, Rochester, NY (1-2)
33t. Logan’s Party Store, Inkster, MI (0-2)
33t. Pekin Traffic Club, Pekin, IL (0-2)
33t. Indian Nation, Stillwater, OK (0-2)
33t. Lincoln Avenue Merchants, Dixon, IL (0-2)
33t. Optimist Blue, Dixon, IL (0-2)
33t. WQAD Radio, Moline, IL (0-2)
33t. Darvin Excavators, Pekin, IL (0-2)
33t. Schlitz, Fond du Lac, WI (0-2)
33t. Cincinnati Stars, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
49t. Spartansburg, SC (0-2)
49t. Totemburgers, Newport, KY (0-2)