Category: USSSA A Slow Pitch

1991 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1991 held at  San Clemente, California on August 30-September 2.


Champion – Undercoverwear, Wilmington, Massachusetts
Runner Up – Post/Showtime Floor, Sacramento, California


UndercoverWear Refuses To Go Down In A World

It was a classic case of a team that wouldn’t allow itself to be beaten, as Undercoverwear of Wilmington, Massachusetts captured the 1991 USSSA “A” World Championship in San Clemente, California August 30-September 2. The winners overcame long odds as well as a long series to post a 9-1 record.

After dropping into the loser’s bracket after falling in game three, Undercoverwear reeled off seven consecutive victories in the loser’s bracket to claim the title. The final two wins came against previously unbeaten Showtime floor of Sacrament, who finished with a 5-2 marl.

Third place went to Alliance of Woodland Hills, California with a 4-2 mark, and Arizona Elite from Mesa surprised many with a fourth place finish and a 7-2 record. In all, 34 teams from around the United States participated in the tournament.

Undercoverwear’s success at world was surprising since teams from the New England region are usually not competitive in the “A” ranks. Even more impressive was the fact that Undercoverwear did it with local players from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut.

To win the title, Undercoverwear went through a lot of adversity. “People laughed at us because of our name,” said coach Steve Crampton of the second year team “Our sponsor is a women’s lingerie producer.”

No one is laughing anymore, though.

Undercoverwear’s only “easy” win came in their opening game against Schooner Tavern from Tacoma, Washington, as they breezed to a 16-5 triumph. Schooner came back strong, however, to win four straight en route to an eighth place finish.

A tidy 10-5 victory over A&W Produce out of San Leandro, California was one of many victories Undercoverwear had over California-based teams. However, in their only had game of the tournament, Undercoverwear lost 10-2 to Showtime Floor to drop into the loser’s bracket.

At the same time, most of the attention was focused on local favorites such as Itchy Foot, Rebs, Dynasty and Alliance — the four top-ranked teams in the “A” division at the time.

Dynasty opened with runaway wins of 19-4 over Bancroft Softball Club from Grand Prairie, Texas and 33-8 over Beloli Heating of Taunton, Massachusetts. Reb’s, led by veterans Mike Cellura and Greg “C-Train” Cannedy, rolled in their first two games, including a 36-7 thrashing of Haro’s Team Sports from San Jose. Alliance and Itchy Foot also breezed through their early games.

Other teams that seemed to have beat on the world title included Arizona Elite, Showtime Floor, RAM/Unocal ’76 from Richmond, California and Bull on the Beach from Ocean City, Maryland. However, since many of these teams had the misfortune to play each other at this point, some of the favorites began to fall out of the picture.

Alliance edged rival Itchy Foot 14-13 to knock them into the loser’s bracket. RAM/Unocal 76 topped Dynasty and Arizona Magic to remain in contention. Maryland’s Bull on the Beach surprised Reb’s with a narrow 15-14 win, a loss which Reb’s wouldn’t recover from.

As Alliance Showtime Floors and Arizona Elite began to emerge from the pack in the winner’s bracket, Undercoverwear began what would prove to be a glorious run to the top. The East Coast team began to make their move with an efficient 12-6 win over Mizuno/Cooper from Martinez, California.

Reb’s was next, and Undercoverwear jumped out to a narrow lead and maintained it for most of the contest. However, they could never pull away from Reb’s and held a slim 13-11 lead going into the bottom of the seventh.

In the bottom of the inning, Reb’s put the tying and winning runs on second and third with two outs. Reb’s sent the consistent Donnie Furnald to the plate. Furnald couldn’t deliver, however, as he one-hopped the first pitch back to the mound, resulting in the third out and the win for Undercoverwear.

As Undercoverwear continued to climb through the loser’s bracket, the equally surprising Showtime Floor squad continued their run through the winner’s bracket. Their 27-14 rout of RAM/Unocal set Showtime up for a showdown with the other undefeated club, Alliance.

As North met South for California supremacy, Showtime Floor upended Alliance 20-10 to gain a spot in the championship final against the survivor of the loser’s bracket.

Meanwhile, Arizona Elite defeated Bull on the Beach 29-12 to knock them out of the tournament, while Undercoverwear eaked out a tough 8-7 decision over RAM/Unocal. Arizona Elite and Undercoverwear clashed for the right to meet Alliance in the loser’s bracket final, and the Wilmington-based squad recorded another narrow victory, 11-10, to win their third straight.

Playing in its fourth consecutive game on Labor Day, the hard-charging New Englanders fell fell behind once-beaten Alliance early in the contest. Undercoverwear trailed by two runs after six innings, but the tide seemed to turn when Alliance’s John thrown “Bull” Kramer was out at the plate to end the top of the seventh.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, a two-run single by Gino Espinal was disputed by Alliance players and coaches. Complaining that there was too much pine tar on the bat, the intensity of the game reached a fever pitch. However, the play stood and the score was knotted at 14-14. This dispute seemed to fuel Undercoverwear’s fire, however, and a fly ball to left scored the winning run from third to give Undercoverwear a 15-14 win and another crack to Showtime Floor.

In the championship game, Showtime Floor jumped out to an early 6-0 lead over Undercoverwear, and seemed on the verge of blowing the contest open. But over the next three innings, the Easterners came back to knot the score at 6-6.

After battling back and forth over the next few innings, Showtime held a slim 11-10 lead before Undercoverwear put two runs on the board in the bottom of the sixth to take a 12-11 lead. Showtime couldn’t respond, as they left runners on second and third to end the game.

Despite losing the first game, coach Rudy Rodriguez of Showtime Floor wasn’t worried. “We had never been beaten twice in a row like this,” he said. “We felt that they were tired. We honestly felt we could beat them.” It was almost a carbon copy of the first game, as Showtime Floor erupted for seven runs to take an early lead. Undercoverwear came back with four of its own the bottom of the inning to keep the game close.

Showtime padded its lead by scoring four more runs midway through the game to take a 11-4 lead. However, Undercoverwear roared back for seven runs in the fifth inning to Showtime’s one to edge closer, 12-11.

Showtime held a 14-13 lead going into the bottom of the sixth, but Undercoverwear struck with two runs to take a 15-14 lead, which held to the end.

“It was incredible because the team jelled a the right time,” said Crampton. “It was sweet to win it in their backyard.”

Rodriguez, though disappointed to lose two straight games to Undercoverwear, had no complaints. “The story in those two games was they got the timely hits, and we didn’t,” he said. “They wanted to win it really bad, and everything was going their way. They deserved to win, because they played better than we did.”

Espinal collected the MVP award, despite a bad shoulder that almost force the standout to stay at home. It was this type of dedication and perserverence that helped Undercoverwear go all of the way. “We just kept coming back and winning,” said Crampton. “We were like mosquitos out there.”


  • MVP – Gino Espinol, Undercoverwear
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • Defensive MVP – N/A
  • Offensive MVP – N/A

1991 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

  • No Information Provided

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Undercover Wear, Wilmington, MA (9-1)
2. Post Oil/Showtime Floors, Sacramento, CA 5-2)
3. Alliance, San Fernando Valley, CA (4-2)
4. Arizona Elite, Mesa, AZ (7-2)
5t. Ram/Unocal 76, Richmond, CA (3-2)
5t. Bull on the Beach, Ocean City, MD (3-2)
7t. Rebs, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
7t. Schoner Tavern, Tacoma, WA (4-2)
9t. Muzuno/Cooper, Martinez, CA (3-2)
9t. Arizona/Majic, Tempe, AZ (3-2)
9t. Trygg’s/Edina Realty/Ed’s Body Shop, Crystal, MN (3-2)
9t. Itchy Foot, San Gabriel, CA (2-2)
13t. Haro’s/Team Sports/Mizuno, San Jose, CA (2-2)
13t. Beloli Heating, Taunton, MA (2-2)
13t. Dan Smith Plastering, San Jose, CA (2-2)
13t. Dynasty, Downey, CA (2-2)
17t. Roof Mechanics/GES, Wichita, KS (1-2)
17t. A&W Produce, San Leandro, CA (1-2)
17t. All Line Construction, Clearwater, FL (1-2)
17t. Hutchinson Softball Club, Hutchinson, KS (1-2)
17t. House of Travel, Waco, TX (1-2)
17t. Keystone/Bahama Bob’s, Fairfield, CT (1-2)
17t. Herb’s, San Diego, CA (2-2)
17t. Chipper’s Pub, South Beloit, IL (1-2)
25t. Bancroft Softball Club, Grand Prairie, TX (1-2)
25t. Steichen’s/Keller Lake Lounge, Roseville, MN (0-2)
25t. Landsharks/Rancho Suspension, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
25t. Jimmies, Kalamazoo, MI (0-2)
25t. Coors, Midland, TX (0-2)
25t. Hopkins Bowl/Hopkins JC’s, Hopkins, MN (0-2)
25t. Softball Express, Lunwood, WA (1-2)
25t. Precision Construction, Independence, MO (0-2)

1990 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1990 held at Versluis-Dickenson Park in Kalamazoo, Michigan on August 31-September 2.


Champion – Manitowoc Ice Machine, Lavonia, Michigan
Runner Up – Pace Electronics, Rochester, New York


  • MVP – Jeff Sherran, Manitowoc Ice Machine
  • HR Leader – Gene Legler, Pace Electronics  – 11
  • Batting Leader – Dave Brightman, Pace Electronics – .677
  • Defensive MVP – Earl Blackmon, Pace Electronics
  • Offensive MVP – not listed

USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

Jeff Ehrenberg – Manitowoc Ice Machine
Ken Perpich – Manitowoc Ice Machine
Jeff Sherran – Manitowoc Ice Machine
Bruce Wood – Manitowoc Ice Machine
Roger Breeding – Manitowoc Ice Machine
Dave Dorton – Manitowoc Ice Machine
Earl Blackmon – Pace Electronics
Gene Legler – Pace Electronics
Jim Smith – Pace Electronics
Dave Brightman – Pace Electronics
Dave Augley – Pace Electronics
Jim Spillane – Dusters
Joe Spaulding – Dusters
John Rodriguez – Dusters
Kiko Garcia – Sox
Denny Jones – Sox
Jerry Angel – Manitowoc Ice Machine


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Manitowoc Ice Machine, Lavonia, MI (7-0)
2. Pact Electronics, Rochester, NY (5-2)
3. Dusters, Palm Springs CA (6-2)
4. Sox, San Jose, CA (5-2)
5t. Spectrum Screen Printing, Crystal, MN (5-2)
5t. Bunca Car Washm Kalamazoo MI (3-2)
7t. Jay’s, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
7t. Neuse Sand & Gravel, Kinston, NC (4-2)
9t. LaSalle Bank of Westmont, Westmont, IL (4-2)
9t. Coils Plus, Longview, TX (4-2)
9t. Darnell Custom Painting, Mechanicsville, VA (4-2)
9t. Rancho Suspension, Phoenix, AZ (3-2)
13t. Larry’s Painting, Virginia Beach, VA (4-2)
13t. Wildcat Fence, Louisville, KY (3-2)
13t. Casual Sports, Santa Ana, CA (4-2)
13t. Reb’s, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
17t. Riverside Paving, Louisville, KY (3-2)
17t. Jimmie’s, Kalamazoo, MI (3-2)
17t. Dan Smith Plastering, San Jose, CA (2-2)
17t. Undercoverwear, Wilmington, MA (2-2)
17t. Dynasty, Downey, CA (2-2)
17t. King’s/Stanley, Lynchburg, VA (2-2)
17t. Troy Fish & Game, Troy, OH (2-2)
17t. Itchy Foot, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
25t. Chowder’s, Fort Wayne, IN (2-2)
25t. Hutchinson Softball Club, Hutchinson, KS (2-2)
25t. Hopkins Bowl/Hanus Sports, Hopkins, MN (2-2)
25t. Hiller & Hamm, Fox Lake, IL (1-2)
25t. DJ’s of Miami, Crystal, MN (1-2)
25t. Gooslin/Geno’s, Columbus, OH (1-2)
25t. Dukes, Norwalk, CA (1-2)
25t. Northland Merchants, Liberty, MO (0-2)
33t. Davis Financial, Alexandria, VA (1-2)
33t. C-Hawks, Palatka, FL (1-2)
33t. Car Center, Baltimore, MD (1-2)
33t. Joe Klecko’s Bandits, Wilmington, DE (1-2)
33t. Movies At Home, Overland Park, KS, (1-2)
33t. St. Paul Athletic Club, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
33t. Miller Lite, Paola, KS (1-2)
33t. Jay’s Gym, Taylor, MI (1-2)
33t. O&S Cattle, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
33t. Pro Team Sports, Pleasantville, CA (0-2)
33t. Williams Ford, Kansas City MO (0-2)
33t. Armstrong Auto Mart, Kittanning, PA (0-2)
33t. Gordan’s Insulation, Fairfax, VA (0-2)
33t. Thumpers, Fort Wayne, IN (0-2)
33t. Nomads, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
33t. Stevens Trucking, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
49. Lee Roy’s Frame, Claremont NC (0-2)

1989 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1989 held at Cocoa, Florida.


Champion – VIP/Express Transport, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – Trefeiner, Fort Pierce, Florida


  • MVP – Billy Jackson, VIP/Express Transport (7-0 pitching, gave up only 42 runs)
  • HR Leader – Carlos Wade, Trefeiner – 14
  • Batting Leader – Tony Salamone, VIP/Express Transport – .667
  • Defensive MVP – Mike Sullivan, VIP/Express Transport
  • Offensive MVP – Steve Roeder, VIP/Express Transport (.565, 6 HR, 22 RBI)

1989 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Jim Massey – Las Vegas Aces
  • Pitcher – Al Krzezewski – Coors Light
  • Pitcher – Mike Haas – Trefelner
  • Pitcher – Billy Jackson – VIP/Express Transport
  • Catcher – Bob Gekle – Coors Light
  • Extra Hitter – Steve Dixon – VIP/Express Transport
  • First Base – George Garrison – Las Vegas Aces
  • Second Base – Tony Saiamone – VIP/Express Transport
  • Third Base – Carlos Wade – Trefelner
  • Shortstop – Chuck Maiorana – Coors Light
  • Outfield – Albie Scoggin – Trefelner
  • Outfield – Steve Schales – Trefelner
  • Outfield – Leo Osterday – VIP/Express Transport
  • Outfield – Steve Roeder – VIP/Express Transport
  • Outfield – Jackie Collins – VIP/Express Transport
  • Manager – Ron Baird – VIP/Express Transport

FINAL STANDINGS (94 Teams)

1. VIP/Express Transport, Cincinnati, OH (7-0)
2. Trefelner, Fort Pierce, FL
3. Coors Light, Warren, MI
4. Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas, NV


OTHERS

Bunca Car Wash, Kalamazoo, MI
Classic Glass, San Jose, CA
Back Porch, Niceville, FL
Universal Supply/Power Pit, Cocoa, FL
Bel Air Cleaners, AL
Sneekers, Palm Bay, FL
Temp/Brazing Pastime Bar, OH
Schreppler Chiropractic, Smyrna, DE
Tiffany Inn/Joiner Tile, Orlando, FL
Neuse Sand & Gravel, Kinston, NC
Brevard Bussinessmen, Brevard County
DJ’s Athletic Club, Springfield, MO
Hiller & Hamm, McHenry, IL
Pace-Davies, Rochester, NY
Dixie Carpet, TX
MVP/Gannan Club, MA
Tru Fit, AZ
Buffalo & Dads, KY

1988 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1988 held at Petersburg, Virginia.


Champion – Stewart’s Lounge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, Pennsylvania


  • Co-MVP – MVP – Mark Johnson, Stewart’s Lounge
  • Co-MVP – MVP – Roger Snatchko, Stewart’s Lounge
  • HR Leader – Cliff Carpenter, Maroadi’s Transfer – 15

1988 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

P – Mark Johnson – Stewart’s Lounge
C – Cliff Downing – Stewart’s Lounge
C – Neal Waltman – AJD Caps/Russel Athletics
C – Gerald Allen – Williams Stars
1B – Andy Vento – Stewart’s Lounge
2B – Rich Pavone – Stewart’s Lounge
2B – Denny Brown – Maroadi Transfer
2B – Barry Roach – AJD Caps/Russel Athletics
3B – Tim Linson – Maroadi Transfer
SS – Curt Dusek – Glass
OF – Roger Snatchko – Stewart’s Lounge
OF – Tom Dingle – Glass
OF – Cliff Carpenter – Maroadi Transfer
OF – Gary Perkins – Maroadi Transfer
OF – Mike Lefevre – Jay’s
OF – John Keigley – Glass
OF – Bob Woldyk – Bunca Car Wash
Manager – Ken Smith – Stewart’s Lounge


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Stewart’s Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA (7-0)
2. Maroadi Transfer, Jeannette, PA (9-2)
3. Glass, Hammond, IN (5-2)
4. AJD Caps/Russel Athletics, Richmond, VA (6-2)
5t. Jay’s, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
5t. Bunca Car Wash, Kalamazoo, MI (4-2)
7t. Larry’s Used Cars, Grand Prairie, TX (4-2)
7t. Williams Stars, Houston, TX (6-2)
9t. Bryan Tours, Jackson, MS (3-2)
9t. Action Awards, Snellville, GA (4-2)
9t. Stottler Stagg, Cocoa, FL (3-2)
9t. VIP Limosouine/Express Transport, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
13t. Williams of VA, Fredericksburg, VA (3-2)
13t. Jeters Carpet, Richmond, VA (4-2)
13t. People’s Choice TV, Champaign, IL (3-2)
13t. Gooslin Construction, Columbus, OH (4-2)
17t. SSK/Rebs, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
17t. Pro Team Sports, Pleasant Hills, CA (3-2)
17t. Varsity Inn, Seattle, WA (4-2)
17t. DeBacco Brothers, Belleville, NJ (3-2)
17t. Stroh’s, Warren, MI (3-2)
17t. County Sports, Levittown, NY (3-2)
17t. Hiller & Hamm/Coors, Egg Harbor, WI (3-2)
17t. Knapp, Crystal, MN (3-2)
25t. Dems, Canton, MA (2-2)
25t. Dusters, San Fernando, CA (2-2)
25t. Shubins, Whittier, CA (2-2)
25t. Pace Softball Team, Rochester, NY (3-2)
25t. Enforcers, Simi Valley, CA (2-2)
25t. Budweiser/San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (2-2)
25t. Tags Restaurant, Laural, MD (2-2)
25t. AMark Industries, Livingston, NJ (2-2)
33t. SETA Corporation, Charlotte, NC (1-2)
33t. Murls, Denver, CO (1-2)
33t. Budweiser/Omaha, Omaha, NE (1-2)
33t. Holiday Jacks/Bombats, Libert Corners, NJ (1-2)
33t. The Occasion, Manville, NJ (1-2)
33t. Cuyahosa Dunham Supply, Parma, OH (1-2)
33t. Tim Timberman, Florence, KY (1-2)
33t. Jolles Brothers, Silver Springs, MD (1-2)
33t. Utah Players, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2)
33t. Curnis Montet Roofing, Lafayette, LA (1-2)
33t. Moody’s/Chesterfield Diner, Hopewell, VA (1-2)
33t. Breakers, Riverside, CA (1-2)
33t. Softball With Class, Detroit, MI (1-2)
33t. Marlton Enterprises, Portland, OR (1-2)
33t. DJ’s of Miami, Crystal, MN (1-2)
33t. Itchy Foot, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
49t. Taylor Brothers, Providence, RI (1-2)
49t. Dynasty, Downey, CA (0-2)
49t. Apollo/Lower East Side, Palm Beach, FL (0-2)
49t. RTS Enterprises, Phoenix, AZ (0-2)
49t. Fleetwood Express, Parma, OH (0-2)
49t. Dixie Automotive Service, Detroit, MI (0-2)
49t. IMP, Louisburg, KS (0-2)
49t. Magnum Lee, Fort Meyer, FL (0-2)
49t. Beloli Heating, Taunton, MA (0-2)
49t. Huber Sports, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
49t. Hornes, Chattanooga, TN (0-2)
49t. Coors Softball, Trenton, NJ (0-2)
49t. Dickie’s TV, Ashville, NC (0-2)
49t. Oklahoma City Hunters LTD, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
49t. Moving Systems, Fairfax, VA (0-2)
49t. Stanley Lumber, Beaverdam, VA (0-2)
65t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (0-2)
65t. Big Daddy’s, Roswell, GA (0-2)
65t. Capitols, Austin, TX (0-2)

1987 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1987 held at Salt Lake City, Utah.


Champion – American Realty, Concord, California
Runner Up – Stanley Lumber, Beaverdam, Virginia


  • MVP – Richie Aliotti, American Realty
  • HR Leader – Baxter Burris, Ritch’s Auto – 13
  • Batting Leader – Kevin Darden, Williams Painting (26-32) – .813
  • Defensive MVP – Richie Aliotti, American Realty

1987 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

1B – Dwight Fortune – Williams Painting
2B – Ralph Godwin – Stanley Lumber
2B – Barry Roach – Stanley Lumber
2B – Greg Cannedy – American Realty
3B – Mike Collins – RTS Enterprises
SS – JW Mitchell – Stanley Lumber
SS – Rich Aliotti – American Realty
OF – Scott Flood – RTS Enterprises
OF – Woody Jackson – Williams Painting
OF – Jerry Lipscomb – Stanley Lumber
OF – Larry Hutcherson – Williams Painting
OF – John Gamblin – American Realty
OF – Jim Nelson – Maroadi Transfer
OF – Bruce Newberry – SSK Rebs
OF – Jeff Boyden – SSK Rebs
OF – Gordie Johnson – American Realty
OF – Floyd Fortune, Jr. – Williams Painting
P – Jay Smith – Stanley Lumber
C – Jim Harvey – American Realty
UTIL – Kevin Darden – Williams Painting
Manager – Johnny Gamblin – American Realty


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. American Realty, Concord, CA
2. Stanley Lumber, Beaverdam, VA
3. RTS Enterprises, Phoenix, AZ
4. Williams Painting, Roanoke, VA

OTHERS

Bell Corp/Dan’s Sports, Tampa, FL

1986 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1986 held at Kalamazoo, Michigan.


Champion – Tire Centers, Richmond, Virginia
Runner Up – Ardis Roofing, Greenwood, South Carolina


  • Co-MVP – Ricky Huggins, Ardis Roofing (12 HR)
  • Co-MVP – Barry Roach, Tire Centers (20-24, .833, 14 RBI)
  • HR Leaders – Ricky Huggins, Ardis Roofing  – 12
  • HR Leaders – John Shannon, Texas Sports – 12
  • Batting Leader – Barry Roach, Tire Centers – .833
  • Defensive MVP – Gary Woods, Snyder’s
  • Mr Hustle Award – Jerry Lipscomb, Tire Centers

USSSA A ALL WORLD TEAM

P – Ricky Huggins – Ardis Roofing
C – James David – Tire Centers
IF – John Brantley – Ardis Roofing
IF – Barry Roach – Tire Centers
IF – Mike Jacobs – Stottler Stagg
IF – Kip Coughlin – Tire Centers
IF – Dale Chenault – Tire Centers
OF – Curt Dusek – Lansing Glass
OF – Dan Prater – Buria Malnars
OF – Steve Whitley – Tire Centers
OF – Larry Fielder – Athletic Shop
OF – Kenny Speed – Stottler Stagg
UTIL – Monty Monoross – MW Tribble
UTIL – Gary Morgan – Mace Sod
UTIL – Scott McDaniel – Kangaroo Shoes
UTIL – John Shannon – Texas Sports
UTIL – Dave Pohl – Synder’s Softball

Manager – Earl Williams, Tire Centers


OTHERS

Calvin Lingelbach, Stottler Stagg (.641, 3 HR)
Mark Martin, Stottler Stagg (.586, 9 HR)
Jim Griffin, Stottler Stagg (.571, 12 HR)


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 84 Teams)

1. Tire Centers, Richmond, VA
2. Ardis Roofing, Greenwood, SC
3. Stottler Stagg, Cocoa Beach, FL

OTHERS

Athletic Shop, Hammond, LA
KangaROOS Athletic Shoes, Lansing, MI
Snyders, Detroit, MI
Avengers Southern Cal
Pier 33, Benton Harbor, FL
Cryco, Fort Myers, FL


1986 USSSSA Class A End of Season Computerized Rankings

1. Tire Centers, Richmond, VA
2. Stottler-Stagg, Cocoa, FL
3. Ardis Roofing, Greenwood, SC
4. Computerland, Jayward, CA
5. Bunca Car Wash, Kalamazoo, MI
6. Snyders, Novi, MI
7. Starpath Systems, Lexington, KY
8. Hacienda Draperies, Alhambra, CA
9. MW Tribble, Cincinnati OH
10. RTS Enterprises, Phoenix, AZ
11. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL
12. Burla-Malnars, Joliet, IL
13. Athletic Shoppe, Hammond, LA
14. American Realy, Concord, CA
15. Insulators of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
16. RMA, Rockford, IL
17. CDI, Oklahoma City, OK
18. Texas Sports, Houston, TX
19. Instant Landscape Wizards, Miami, FL
20. Lansing Glass, Hammond, IN

1985 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1985 held at Carencro, Louisiana.


Champion – Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – M.W. Tribble, Cincinnati, Ohio


Gregg Security leading final game over MW Tribble 17-13 after 4 innings when the rains came. Tournament cancelled, Gregg Securuty declared the champ. Greg Security earlier had beaten MW Tribble 24-14 in Winner’s Bracket Final.


  • MVP – Denny Brown, Gregg Security
  • HR Leader – Roger Snatchko, Gregg Security
  • Batting Leader – Leo Osterday, M.W. Tribble – .750
  • Defensive MVP – Greg Birko, Gregg Security

1985 USSSA A All World Team

P – Greg Birko – Gregg Security
C – Andy Vento – Gregg Security
1B – Jeff Weyels – Gregg Security
2B – Tony Salamone – VIP Limousine
3B – Rich Pavone – Gregg Security
3B – Mike Sullivan – VIP Limousine
SS – Larry Shircliff – VIP Limousine
SS – Mickey McMullen – MW Tribble
OF – Roger Snatchko – Gregg Security
OF – Jim Picard – Gregg Security
OF – Leo Osterday – MW Tribble
OF – Jack Collins – MW Tribble
OF – Denver Gabbard – MW Tribble
UTIL – Craig Symons – Computerland
UTIL – Bill Heath – Computerland
UTIL – Bill Dallas – Richmond CA Merchants
MGR – Joe Baney – Gregg Security


FINAL STANDINGS (98 Teams)

1. Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, PA (7-0)
2. M.W. Tribble, Cincinnati, OH
3. VIP Limousine, Cincinnati, OH
4. Computerland, Hayward, CA
5t. Richmond Merchants, Richmond, CA
5t. Stottler Stagg, Cocoa, FL
7t. Pace Electronics/Marlen Floors, Rochester, NY

OTHERS

Alfalfa’s
Allied Discount Tires, Lafayette, LA
Arnold’s, TX
B&M Machines
B&M/Dwight Merchants
BAFB
Barrett Hamilton
Bayou Sports
Beumont Rangers, Beumont, TX
BF Goodrich, Richmond, VA
Bobcats
Boro’s Inn, OH
Bryan Tours
Budweiser
Burla-Malnars
Bushleman Construction, Cincinnati, OH
Capital Toyota
Capital X-Ray
Car Center
CDI/Garrett’s
Champagne’s Roofing, Rayne, LA
Class Act, Whittier, CA
Classic Car Sales, Torrance, CA
Coors/Metro Electric
Country Store
Danville Firestone, CA
Dick Joseph’s
Doc’s 85, FL
Doyle Painting Contractors, Eden, NC
Electrical Supply, VA
Fagan Enterprises
Give-A-Damn
Gregg Security
Hacienda Draperies, Alhambra, CA
Haycrest Dairy, Arroya Grande, CA
Herring Gas
Hoffbrau
Industrial Metal, New Iberia, IN
Insulators of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Itchy Foot
KB Drywall
Kirby’s/KC Coors, Kansas City, MO
Lansing Glass, Lansing, MI
Leroy’s Frame
Loftis, Greenville, SC
M&M Wines, Laurel, MA
Moulton Furniture, Moulton, AL
North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA
Palmer’s Construction
Pierce Timburg, FL
Pleasant Valley, Austin, TX
Pluto Realty, Sarasota, FL
Raffaele’s
Raiders, TX
Reapers
Rebs, Los Angeles, CA
Ritch’s Salvage, Harrisburg, NC
Ruth Realty, Seattle, WA
Sebyco Electric
Sherry Lee’s Designs
Shetler Cougars
Shetler Cougars, Lake Charles, LA
Simsburg Raiders
Smythe Sox, Houston, TX
Southside Automotive
Stanley Lumber, Beaverdam, VA
Stohlman’s/Annodale Sports
Strongville Cleaners
SwingMasters
The Pantry
University Financial
Varsity Inn

1985 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1985 held at Carencro, Louisiana.


Champion – Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – M.W. Tribble, Cincinnati, Ohio


  • MVP – Denny Brown, Gregg Security
  • HR Leader – Roger Snatchko, Gregg Security
  • Batting Leader – Leo Osterday, M.W. Tribble – .750
  • Defensive MVP – not listed

USSSA MEN’S CLASS A ALL-WORLD TEAM

P – Greg Birko – Gregg Security
C – Andy Vento – Gregg Security
1B – Jeff Weyels – Gregg Security
2B – Tony Salamone – VIP Limousine
3B – Rich Pavone – Gregg Security
3B – Mike Sullivan – VIP Limousine
SS – Larry Shircliff – VIP Limousine
SS – Mickey McMullen – MW Tribble
OF – Roger Snatchko – Gregg Security
OF – Jim Picard – Gregg Security
OF – Leo Osterday – MW Tribble
OF – Jack Collins – MW Tribble
OF – Denver Gabbard – MW Tribble
UTIL – Craig Symons – Computerland
UTIL – Bill Heath – Computerland
UTIL – Bill Dallas – Richmond CA Merchants
Manager – Joe Baney – Gregg Security


FINAL STANDINGS

Not Available.

1984 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1984 held at Orange County, California


Champion – Price Enterprises, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up – Bobby’s Grocery/Imperial Finance, Clayton-Benson, North Carolina


  • MVP – Rich Plante,  Price Enterprises
  • HR Leader – Rich Plante,  Price Enterprises
  • Batting Leader – Curt Dusek, Lansing Glass – .817
  • Defensive MVP – not listed

1984 USSSA MEN’S CLASS “A” WORLD TEAM

P – Phil Lund – Price Enterprises
C – Carl Wood – Stanley Lumber
1B – Rich Plante – Price Enterprises
2B – Eddie Marracinni – Reb’s of SoCal
3B – Gary Johnson – Larry’s Painting
SS – Jack Orewiler – Price Enterprises
OF – Carl Dusek – Lansing Auto Glass
OF – Jim Hellums – Price Enterprises
OF – Mike Hogan – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
OF – John Kramer – Reb’s of SoCal
OF – John Brawley – Reb’s of SoCal
OF – Andy Bottin – Price Enterprises
UTIL – John Braxton – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
UTIL – F.A. Martin – Bobby’s Groceries/Imperial Finance
Manager – Dick Calvo – Price Enterprises


FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete – 70 Teams)

1. Price Enterprises, Seattle, WA
2. Bobby’s Grocery/Imperial Finance, Clayton-Benson, NC
3. Rebs of SoCal, Los Angeles, CA

OTHERS

Stanley Lumber, Adams, MA
Larry’s Painting, Virginia Beach, VA
Lansing Auto Glass, Lansing, MI

1983 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch Worlds

1983 held at Hutchinson, Kansas.


Champion – J&R Roofing, Phoenix, Arizona
Runner Up – Apollo Parking, West Palm Beach, Florida


This team that won the USSSSA Class-A was obviously not an A team. J&R Roofing averaged over 45.9 runs per game in the “A” World Series and only allowed 20.8.


  • MVP – Dennis Myers, J & R Roofing (.837, 24 HR)
  • HR Leader – Donnie Walden, J&R Roofing – 27
  • Batting Leader – Dennis Myers, J & R Roofing – .837
  • Defensive MVP – Daylen Bruce, J&R Roofing (12 HR)

USSSA MEN’S CLASS A WORLD TEAM

P – Ric Terry – J&R Roofing
C – Steve Ammons – Apollo Parking
C – Elby Bushong – J&R Roofing
C – Braxton Speller – Miller High Life
1B – Donnie Walden – J&R Roofing
2B – Darwin Dillaird – Miller High Life
3B – Dennis Meyers – J&R Roofing
3B – Mack Thompson – Williams Painting
3B -Steve Johnson – Southwestern Fab
SS – Danny Maus – Apollo Parking
OF – Rick Hasty – Apollo Parking
OF – Doug Roberson – Apollo Parking
OF – Roy Smith – J&R Roofing
OF – Ron Galvan – Capitol Insulation
OF – Don Clatterbaugh – Williams Painting
OF – Joe Young – Garrett’s Raiders
UTIL – Tony Oddo – Miller High Life
UTIL – Joe Antonazzo – Southwestern Fab
UTIL – Bill Pinkham – T&K Bassett
Manager – Dick Leonard – J&R Roofing


OTHERS

Greg Wolf, J&R Roofing (16 HR)
Rod Bartlett, J&R Roofing (15 HR)
Greg Nieberg, Stottler Stagg (.714, 11 HR)
Eddie Sipe, Miller High Life (9 HR)
Mike Shervish, Miller High Life (8 HR)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. J&R Roofing, Phoenix, AZ (6-0)
2. Apollo Parking, West Palm Beach, FL (6-2)
3. Miller High Life, Sterling Heights, MI (9-2 )
4. Southwestern Fab, Dearborn, MI (5-2)
5t. Garrett’s Raiders, Lufkin, TX (6-2)
5t. Williams Painting, Roanoke, Va (4-2)
7t. Capitol Insulation, North Hollywood, CA (4-2)
7t. T&K Bassett, Lexington, KY (4-2)
9t. Joe Theismann’s, Fairfax, VA (4-2)
9t. Stottler Stagg, Cocoa, FL (3-2)
9t. Class Act, Whittier, CA (3-2) (3-2)
9t. Mercury Price Molette, Seattle, WA (5-2)
13t. Bud-American Realty, Pacifica, CA (3-2)
13t. Knights of St. John, Louisville, KY (3-2)
13t. Bunca-Lapekas, Kalamazoo, MI (5-2)
13t. Utah Valley Players, Orem, UT (3-2)
17t. Hoffbrau, Dallas, TX (3-2)
17t. Tropical Windows, Warren, MI (4-2)
17t. Ft. Wayne Posters, Ft. Wayne, IN (3-2)
17t. Reb’s Boys, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
17t. Disney Sports World, Louisville, KY (2-2)
17t. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC (3-2)
17t. Metzger Salvage, Topeka, KS (2-2)
17t. Philly Steak Out, Mill Valley, CA (4-2)
25t. Hutch GE’s, Hutchinson, KS (3-2)
25t. Gonzales Foods, Richmond, CA (3-2)
25t. Piedmont Metal, Winston-Salem, NC (2-2)
25t. Empire Staple, Denver, CO (3-2)
25t. Alphonse Brothers, Trenton, NJ (3-2)
25t. Bruce’s Distributors, Shreveport, LA (2-2)
25t. Scott County Bank, Scottsburg, IN (2-2)
25t. Smitty’s Drive-in, Tomball, TX 2 2
33t. Bobby’s Grocery, Clayton, NC (1-2)
33t. Beaumont Rangers, Beaumont, TX (1-2)
33t. Miller High Life, Daytona Beach, FL (1-2)
33t. Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
33t. Delron Diamonds, Merchantville, NJ (2-2)
33t. Town Hall, Loves Park, IL (2-2)
33t. Shubin’s, Santa Fe Springs, CA (1-2)
33t. Concrete Concepts, Anoka, MN (1-2)
33t. Softball West, Denver, CO (1-2)
33t. Coors/Metro Life, Manhattan, KS (2-2)
33t. Ed’s Sporting Goods, St. Joseph, MO (2-2)
33t. Avoca Park, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
33t. West Hanover A’s, Beaverdam, VA (2-2)
33t. All Stars, Wichita, KS (1-2)
33t. Sherry Lee Brody, Vineland, NJ (2-2)
33t. Krier Realty, Random Lake, WI (1-2)
49t. Suburban Stroh’s, Warren, MI (1-2)
49t. RMA, Rockford, IL (1-2)
49t. Far West Collections, Walnut Creek, CA (1-2)
49t. Custers-Webster Oil, Springfield, MO (1-2)
49t. Gashaus Blasé, Watertown, WI (1-2)
49t. Saye Electric, Houston, TX (1-2)
49t. Itchy Foot, Los Angeles, CA (1-2)
49t. Burla Construction, Joliet, IL (1-2)
49t. Danny’s A’s, Milleville, NJ (1-2)
49t. Garrett’s Homes, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
49t. Arensburg Pharmacy, Newark, OH (1-2)
49t. Empire Softball, Lubbock, TX (1-2)
49t. Midwest Datsun, Lexington, KY (1-2)
49t. Hacienda Draperies, Alhambra, CA (0-2)
49t.Lee Buetel, Topeka, KS (0-2)
49t. No. 1 Electric, Gastonia, NC (0-2)
49t. Kirk’s Glass, Hampton, VA (0-2)
49t. Wichita TMI, Wichita, KS (0-2)
65t. Bestway, Louisville, KY (0-2)
65t. Old English 800 (0-2)
65t. Kruse Dirt (0-2)
65t. Marsdan (0-2)
65t. Alumni Lounge (0-2)
65t. Brady’s (0-2)
65t. Goodman’s Rec (0-2)
Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA (no show)