Category: USSSA Major Slow Pitch

1989 USSSA Major World Series

1989 held at Omaha, NE

Champion – Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT
Runner Up – Ken Michael’s-Franny & Parr, Rockville, MD

The championship game was not even close as Superior/Apollo defeated Ken Michael’s/Fanny & Parr 65-16. Ken Michaels, in high spirits after knocking off powerful Steele’s 32-20. Steele’s was sent to the loser’s bracket by Superior/Apollo in the winner’s bracket final 32-31. In the Championship game, Dave Steffen set a record by hitting 9 Home Runs in the game. Steffen was 9 for 9 with 9 HRs and 13 RBIs. MVP Clyde Guy was 8-9 with 5 HRs. Rick Scherr (7-9, 6 HRs), Doug Roberson (8-8, 3 HRs), Rich Plante (8-8, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs), Darrell Beeler (7-8, 3 HRs) and winning Pitcher Greg Fuhrman 4-7 with 4 HRs) led the offensive explosion. In the game where Ken Michaels eliminated Steele’s, Rick Wheeler and Ted Cox both had 4 home runs and combined for 14 RBIs. Mike Macenko was 4-4 for Steele’s in the loss.

  • MVP – Clyde Guy, Superior/Apollo (25-29, .862, 18 HRs, 25 RBIs, 28 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Mark Baker, Bell Corp. (23-28, .821, 32 RBIs, 24 Runs) – 19
  • Batting Leader – Clyde Guy, Superior/ Apollo .862
  • Defensive MVP – Lou Page, Ken Michael’s

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Greg Fuhrman – Superior/Apollo (17-25, .680, 11 HRs, 16 RBIs, 28 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Paul Drilling – Ken Michael’s (18-28, .643, 7 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Catcher – Dave Steffen – Superior/Apollo (24-31, .774, 18 HRs, 29 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Catcher – Hal Harlan – Bell Corp. (21-27, .778, 13 HRs, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • First Base – Mike Macenko – Steele’s (19-26, .731, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • First Base – John Grissom – Ken Michael’s (23-29, .793, 13 HRs, 27 RBIs, 26 Runs)
  • Second Base – Mark Baker – Bell Corp. (23-28, .821, 19 HRs, 32 RBIs, 24 Runs)
  • Third Base – Ted Cox – Ken Michael’s (22-32, .688, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Scherr – Superior/Apollo (26-32, .813, 17 HRs, 32 RBIs, 26 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Darrell Beeler – Superior/Apollo (21-32, .656, 10 HRs, 17 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rick Wheeler – Ken Michael’s (21-33, .636, 15 HRs, 25 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rich Plante – Superior/Apollo (24-32, .750, 14 HRs, 23 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Outfield – Lou Page – Ken Michael’s (23-35, .657, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Outfield – Clyde Guy – Superior/Apollo (25-29, .862, 18 HRs, 25 RBIs, 28 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ken Loeri – Steele’s (14-21, .667, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Doug Roberson – Superior/Apollo (24-33, .727, 15 HRs, 32 RBIs, 26 Runs)
  • Manager – Frank LaTeano – Superior/Apollo

OTHERS

  • Baxter Burris, Ritch’s Salvage (9-10, .900, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, Joe Black’s Softball (7-8, .875, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Superior/Apollo (11-13, .846, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Rick Weiterman, Steele’s (14-17, .824, 5 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Ritch’s Salvage (8-10, .800, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Tony Dedonatis, Coors Light (11-14, .786, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Steve Skladany, Stewart’s (17-22, .773, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Jim Fuller, Superior/Apollo (25-33, .758, 12 HRs, 24 RBIs, 27 Runs)
  • Steve Blanchette, Stewart’s (18-24, .750, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Ted Larsen, Century/Worth/Coors (18-24, .750, 7 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Mike Ambers, Bell Corp (18-25, .720, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Leland Nelson, Century/Worth/Coors (15-21, .714, 2 HRs, 8 RBIS, 14 Runs)
  • Chuck Maiorana, Coors Light (9-13, .692, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ed Berg, Stewart’s (17-25, .680, 9 HRs, 20 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Scott Virkus, Steele’s (16-24, .667, 7 HRs, 11 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Cliff Carpenter, Bell Corp (18-27, .667, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Roger Snatchko, Stewart’s (18-27, .667, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Cody Wyatt, Starpath/Kirk’s (12-18, .667, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Myles Schexnaydre, Ken Michael’s (21-32, .656, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Andy Cook, Superior/Apollo (17-26, .654, 11 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Larry Fredieu, Steele’s (15-23, .652, 9 HRs, 16 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Jon Meyers, Bell Corp (18-28, .643, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Mark Cauley, Bell Corp (18-28, .643, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Bruce Rains, Starpath/Kirk’s (9-14, .643, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Scott Jones, Starpath/Kirk’s (9-14, .643, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Phil Jobe, Budweiser/San Francisco (10-16, .625, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Greg Whitlock, Ritch’s Salvage (6-10, .600, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Dirk Androff, Steele’s (14-24, .583, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Steele’s (15-26, .577, 13 HRs, 23 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Bruce Meade, Ken Michael’s (20-35, .571, 12 HRs, 27 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • Doug Flynn, Starpath/Kirk’s (8-14, .571, 1 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Dave Allen, Starpath/Kirk’s (8-15, .533, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Butch Ovens, Ken Michael’s (17-32, .531, 8 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, Ritch’s Salvage (4-8, .500, 3 Runs)
  • Charles Wright, Ritch’s Salvage (5-10, .500, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Steele’s (14-28, .500, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Bill Blake, Steele’s (13-26, .500, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Steele’s (10-21, .476, 6 HRs, 7 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Bill Gatti, Ritch’s Salvage (4-9, .444, 4 Runs)
  • Bob Louria, People’s Choice (4-10, .400, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Tim Linson, People’s Choice (4-10, .400, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Dan Schuck, Starpath/Kirk’s (5-16, .313, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Starpath/Kirk’s (4-16, .250, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Superior/Apollo, Windsor Locks, CT 5-0
2. Ken Michael-Franey & Parr, Rockville, MD 5-2
3. Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH 3-2
4. Bell Corp., Tampa, FL 3-2
5t. Stewart’s Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA 3-2
5t. Century Worth/Coors/Atkins, St. Louis, MO 3-2
7t. Budweiser, San Francisco, CA 2-2
7t. Starpath/Kirk’s Glass, Lexington, KY 2-2
9t. Corrls Light, Warren, MI 1-2
9t. Capitols, Austin, TX 1-2
9t. Joe Black’s Softball Club, Highland Park, Il 1-2
9t. Premier Sports, Tempe, AZ 0-2
13t. King’s Auto/Ford & Lloyd, Lynchburg, VA 0-2
13t. Budweiser of Omaha, Omaha, NE 0-2
13t. Ritch’s Salvage, Mooresville, NC 0-2
16. People’s Choice TV/Glass, Champaign, IL 1-2 *

* Fofeited out for illegal player and placed last

1988 USSSA Major World Series

1988 held at Long Beach, CA

Champion – Steele’s Silver Bullets,Grafton, OH
Runner Up – Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage, Hampton, VA

Steele’s finally broke the USSSA jinx and won their first World Series. They didn’t waste no time this year. In the final, they scored 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back. The final score was 31-12. Steele’s pitcher Rick Weiterman, considered one of the best pure hitters of all time was the emotional leader all weekend for Steele’s. They wanted no repeat of last year’s “Waterloo” disaster. The Men of Steele’s hit 15 homers in the game. Steele’s was led by Ken Loeri (5-5 with 4 HRs and 8 RBIs) and Craig Elliott was 4-5 with 3 Homers. Weiterman continued his hot hitting, saving his best for when it counted as he was 4-5 to help his own cause. Kirk’s/Ritch’s gained the finals by upsetting powerful Howard’s/Western Steer in the loser’s bracket final. Howard’s lost their very first game of the tournament 19-15 to Apollo/Lower East Side. They went on a loser’s bracket run. Rick Scherr led the surge with an 18-20 run and 12 HRs. Howard’s scored more runs than anybody in the tournament and they were eliminated in the loser’s bracket final 10-3 by Kirk’s/Ritch’s. Kirk’s/Ritch’s Pitcher Andy Cook held Howard’s to just 8 hits and gave up no home runs. Cook was 4-4 with 5 RBIs in the game also. Sadly, this would turn out to be the very last time Howard’s/Western Steer would play in the World Series as Sponsor Richard Howard decided not to sponsor the team in 1989. It was the end of one of the greatest Slow Pitch teams in softball history.

  • MVP -Rick Weiterman, Steeles’s (13-17, .765,1 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s (23-29, .793, 38 RBIs, 22 Runs) – 15
  • Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s (23-29, 15 HRs, 38 RBIs, 22 Runs) – .793
  • Defensive MVP – Kelly Stanley, Kirk’s/Ritch’s

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Rick Weiterman – Steele’s (13-17, .765, 1 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Andy Cook – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (14-24, .583, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Catcher – Darrell Misenheimer – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (10-18, .556, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs)
  • Catcher – Craig Elliott – Steele’s (13-18, .722, 11 HRs, 15 RBIS, 15 Runs)
  • First Base – Mark Heirlmeier – Bell Corp/First Associates (15-25, .600, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • First Base – Bruce Rains – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (14-24, .583, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Second Base – Mark Cauley – Bell Corp/First Associates (12-22, .545, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Second Base – Ernie Montgomery – Steele’s (10-17, .588, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Second Base – Mark Oxford – Apollo (9-12, .750, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s (23-29, .793, 15 HRs, 38 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Steve Williams – Howard’s (15-26, .577, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Shortstop – JW Mitchell – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (14-23, .609, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Curtis Williams – Howard’s (16-27, .593, 4 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bill Blake – Steele’s (12-20, .600, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ken Loeri – Steele’s (10-16, .625, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Doug Roberson – Steele’s (12-20, .600, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Kelly Stanley – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (11-21, .524, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Cody Wyatt – Kirk’s/Ritch’s (15-23, .652, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Bolen – Howard’s (17-30, .567, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Manager – Dave Neale – Steele’s

OTHERS

  • Tony Dedonatis, Stroh’s (6-6, 1.000, 2 RBIs, 1 Run)
  • John Keigley, Oklahoma City Hunters (5-6, .833, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Greg Whitlock, Starpath (7-10, .700, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Broken Drum (12-18, .667, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Darrell Beeler, Superior (10-15, .667, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Dan Schuck, Larry’s Used Cars (8-12, .667, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Doug Berfeldt, Sports Heros (5-8, .625, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, Apollo (8-13, .615, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Mike Jacobs, Bell Corp/First (8-13, .615, 1 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • Dave Steffen, Apollo (9-15, .600, 6 HRs, 11 RBIS, 9 Runs)
  • Greg Fuhrman, Superior (9-15, .600, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Wayne Pyrtle, Kirk’s/Ritch’s (12-20, .600, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Broken Drum (10-17, .588, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Danny Williams, Bell Corp/First (14-24, .583, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Doug Brown, AJD Caps (6-11, .545, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • George Marshall, Howard’s (13-24, .542, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Bruce Bailey, John Hanson (8-15, .533, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Jim Fuller, Broken Drum (9-17, .529, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Dan Griffin, Howard’s (13-26, .500, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Mark Martin, Bell Corp/First (11-22. .500, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Scott Virkus, Steele’s (10-20, .500, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Fred Trice, Steele’s (9-18, .500, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Paul Drilling, Bell Corp/First (7-14, .500, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s (9-20, .450, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs)
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s (12-27, .444, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Russell Bradley, Howard’s (11-25, .440, 4 HRs, 15 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Steele’s (8-19, .421, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Greg Schulte, Bell Corp/First (10-24, .416, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Starpath (4-10, .400, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Rich Plante, Apollo (6-16, .375, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Bill Gatti, Maroadi Transfer (3-8, .375, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Maroadi Transfer (3-8, .375, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Broken Drum (6-16, .375, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Bell Corp/First (7-19, .368, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Chuck Maiorana, Stroh’s (2-6, .333, 2 RBIs, 1 Run)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Kirk’s/Ritch’s (6-18, .333, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s (9-29, .310, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH 5-0
2. Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage, Hampton, VA 4-2
3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 5-2
4. Bell Corp./First Associates, Tampa, FL 4-2
5t. Apollo Lower East Side, West Palm Beach, FL 2-2
5t. Superior/Spalding, Windsor Locks, CT 2-2
7t. John Hanson/Franey & Parr, Rockville, MD 2-2
7t. Broken Drum Insulation, Northridge, CA 2-2
9t. AJD Caps/Russell Athletics, Richmond, VA 1-2
9t. Larry’s Used Cars, Grand Prairie, TX 1-2
9t. Stottler Stagg, Merritt Island, FL 1-2
9t. Starpath, Monticello, KY 1-2
13t. Sports Heros Athletics, Eagan, MN 0-2
13t. Oklahoma City Hunters, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
13t. Maroadi Transfer, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
13t. Stroh’s, Detroit, MI 0-2

1987 USSSA Major World Series

1987 held at Waterloo, IA

Champion – Smythe Sox, Houston, TX
Runner Up – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH

The Smythe Sox defeated Steele’s 38-34 in the winners bracket final. Steeles beat a tough Marlton Trucking team 16-9 in the losers bracket final to gain a rematch with Smythe. The Men of Steele’s won the first final 24-20 behind Craig Elliott (4-5, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs) and Ron Parnell (4-4, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs) and appeared to gain the edge going into the winner take all deciding game. Leading 22-9 after three innings, Steele’s was on the verge on winning their first USSSA World Series. It was then, in the cold and rain that Steele’s met their “Waterloo”. Smythe scored 21 runs in the fifth inning and then scored another 17 more runs in the final two innings to come out on top of a 50-31 final. Ricky Huggins (5-5, 2 HRs), Doug Roberson (4-5, 3 HRs), Craig Elliott (4-6, 3 HRs), Mike Bolen (4-5, 2 HRs) and Jeff Stamps (4-5, 1 HR) led the Steele’s attack in the final game. Those were impressive stats, but Smythe Sox had some mind boggling numbers: Bill Gatti (8-8, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs), Cecil Whitehead (7-8, 5 RBIs), Bruce Meade (7-8, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs), Bill Blake and Doug Brown combined for 10 hits and 14 RBIs. Rick Wheeler and Mark Heirlmeier were both 5-7. Heirlmeier had 4 HRs and 7 RBIs. They out homered the men of Steel’s in the game 20-17. For the tournament, Steele’s smashed 140 total HRs as a team and batted .650. Smythe batted .641 and hit 85 HRs, but won when it counted. A word of note; Cecil Whitehead of Smythe, who is considered one of the best clutch performers of all time, played three games against Steele’s, all pressure packed games and all he did was go 15-18 (.833) with 5 HRs and 15 RBIs. Whitehead and teammate Bill have now won four USSSA World Series in a row (Elite; 1984-1985 and now Smythe 1986-1987).

  • MVP -Bill Blake, Smythe Sox – (23-31, .742, 18 HRs, 37 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Home Run Leaders – Doug Roberson, Steele’s (25-33, .758, 27 RBIs, 30 Runs) – 19
  • Home Run Leaders – Craig Elliott, Steele’s (26-38, .684, 26 RBIs, 24 Runs) – 19
  • Batting Leader (based on 18 ABs) Jim Fuller, Marlton Trucking (26-32, 18 HRs, 29 RBIs, 26 Runs) – .813
  • Defensive MVP – Ron Parnell, Steele’s Sports

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Craig Elliott – Steele’s Sports (26-38, .684, 19 HRs, 26 RBIs, 24 Runs)
  • Catcher – Bill Blake – Smythe Sox (23-31, .742, 18 HRs, 37 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Catcher – Dave Steffen – Marlton Trucking (23-34, .676, 15 HRs, 21 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • First Base – Mike Bolen – Steele’s Sports (21-31, .677, 8 HRs, 10 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • First Base – Rich Plante – Marlton Trucking (23-33, ..697, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • First Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (18-28, .643, 14 HRs, 27 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Second Base – Bill Gatti – Smythe Sox (20-27, .741, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Third Base – Doug Brown – Smythe Sox (21-31, .677, 9 HRs, 23 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Third Base – Jim Fuller – Marlton Trucking (26-32, .813, 18 HRs, 29 RBIs, 26 Runs)
  • Third Base – Tim White – Howard’s/Western Steer (17-25, .680, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Ron Parnell – Steele’s Sports (23-36, .583, 13 HRS, 21 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Smythe Sox (21-27, .778, 14 HRs, 22 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ricky Huggins – Steele’s Sports (21-28, .750, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Outfield – Doug Roberson – Steele’s Sports (25-33, .758, 19 HRs, 27 RBIs, 30 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dan Schuck – Marlton Trucking (21-32, .656, 15 HRs, 25 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rick Wheeler – Smythe Sox (15-25, .600, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Outfield – Cecil Whitehead – Smythe Sox (23-31, .742, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Utility – Stan Harvey – Howard’s/Western Steer (18-29, .621, 17 HRs, 23 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Utility – Buddy Slater – Smythe Sox (8-18, .444, 1 RBI, 10 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Mike Nye, Marlton (14-18, .778, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Kelly Stanley, Kirk’s Glass (14-18, .778, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Ken Dain, Steele’s (15-20, .750, 12 HRs, 20 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Ed Berg, Superior Bombat (14-19, .737, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Danny Robichaux, Athletic Shop (11-15, .733, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Larry Magee, Capitol (11-15, .733, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Greg Fuhrman, Superior Bombat (13-18, .722, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Mike Wagner, Ritch’s Salvage (13-18, .722, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Hal Harlan, Athletic Shop (10-14, .714, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Jeff Stamps, Steele’s (21-30, .700, 11 HRs, 20 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Joey Raby, Howard’s (14-20, .700, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Dan Griffin, Marlton (19-28, .679, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Rick Weiterman, Steele’s (4-6, .667, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Scott Vikus, Steele’s (19-29, .655, 12 HRs, 15 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Braxton Speller, Hammond Glass (7-11, .636, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Kirk’s Glass (13-21, .619, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Danny Williams, Athletic Shop (8-13, .615, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Darrell Misenheimer, Ritch’s Salvage (11-18, .611, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Capitol (11-18, .611, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Steele’s (20-33, .606, 12 HRs, 24 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Scott McManis, Howard’s (18-30, .600, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howard’s (15-25, .600, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s (16-27, .593, 13 HRs, 17 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • Fred Stahman, Superior Bombat (10-17, .588, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ron Dorsey, Superior Bombat (11-19, .579, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Mark Heirlmeier, Smythe Sox (12-21, .571, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Steele’s (12-21, .571, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Larry Neff, Marlton (17-30, .567, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Howard’s (14-25, .560, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 14 RBIs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s (21-38, .553, 18 HRs, 29 RBIs, 24 Runs)
  • Greg Whitlock, Smythe Sox (12-22, .545, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Howard’s (13-24, .542, 7 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Greg Cannedy, RTS (7-13, .538, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Darrell Beeler, Athletic Shop (8-15, .533, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Smythe Sox (15-30, .500, 9 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Greg Schulte, Athletic Shop (8-16, .500, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ken Loeri, Marlton (14-30, .467, 10 HRs, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Larry Fredieu, Athletic Shop (6-15, .400, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, RTS (3-8, .375, 4 RBIs, 1 Run)
  • Paul Drilling, Athletic Shop (4-11, .364, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Bob Louria, Hammon Glass (3-9, .333, 2 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX 4-1
2. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 4-2
3. Marlton Trucking, Portland, OR 4-2
4. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-2
5t. Kirk’s Glass, Newport News, VA 2-2
5t. Athletic Shop/Eaton Sports, Hammond, LA 2-2
7t. Ritch’s Auto Salvage, Harrisburg, NC 2-2
7t. Superior Bombat, Wildsor Locks, CT 2-2
9t. Non-Ferrous Metal Fab, Cleveland, OH 1-2
9t. RTS Enterprises, Phoenix, AZ 1-2
9t. Capitol Softball Club, Northridge, CA 1-2
9t. Starpath Softball, Lexington, KY 0-2
13t. Budweiser Merchants, 0-2
13t. Glass, Hammond, IN 0-2

1986 USSSA Major World Series

1986 held at Greensboro, NC

Champion – Smythe Sox, Houston, TX
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC

When Smythe Sox played Steele’s Sports in the winners bracket, it was billed as the Super Bowl of Softball. The top two ranked teams in the country squared off and Smythe came out on top by a 20-16 score. Smythe then beat Howard’s 32-13 in the winner’s bracket final. Meanwhile, Steele’s was coming up through the loser’s bracket and look strong like they were destined to play Smythe for the championship. But, in the loser’s bracket final, Howard’s scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and eliminated Steele’s 30-28. That put Howard’s against Smythe for the championship. Smythe opened the season with 54 straight wins.

  • MVP -Doug Brown, Smythe Sox (16-23, .696, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Doug Brown, Smythe Sox – 13
  • Batting Leader – Monty Tucker, Tire Centers (17-19, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs, 16 Runs) – .896
  • Defensive MVP – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer
  • Offensive Award – Monty Tucker, Tire Centers (17-19, .896, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Mr. Hustle Award – Doug Roberson, Steele’s Sports

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Buddy Slater – Smythe Sox (11-22, .500, 1 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Craig Elliott – Steele’s Sports (15-25, .625, 11 HRs, 20 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Catcher – Monty Tucker – Tire Centers (17-19, .896, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Catcher – Don Clatterbaugh – Blanton’s (14-25, .560, 10 HRs, 25 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • First Base – John Grissom – Smythe Sox (11-18, .611, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Second Base – Bill Gatti – Smythe Sox (16-22, .727, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Third Base – Charles Wright – Steele’s Sports (20-25, .800, 12 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Third Base – Doug Brown – Smythe Sox (16-23, .696, 3 HRs, 25 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Steve Williams – Howard’s/Western Steer (10-16, .625, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Smythe Sox (18-25, .720, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Outfield – Cecil Whitehead – Smythe Sox (15-20, .750, 7 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Outfield – Britt Hightower – Smythe Sox (18-25, .720, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Fred Trice – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-22, .636, .12 HRs, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Curtis Williams – Howard’s/Western Steer (9-17, .529, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dan Griffin – Steele’s Sports (16-21, .762, 6 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Outfield – Cody Wyatt – Blanton’s (14-21, .667, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Utility – Tim Rhinehart – Howard’s/Western Steer (15-19, .789, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Utility – Mark Heirlmeier – Howard’s/Western Steer (15-23, .652, 7 HRs, 11 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Manager – John Cook, Smythe Sox

OTHERS

  • Steve Bugg, Starpath (14-18, .737, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Jeff Stamps, Starpath (13-18, .722, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Smythe Sox (15-23, .652, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Dick Bartel, Smythe Sox (4-2, .667, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Doug Roberson, Steele’s (18-28, .643, 5 HRS, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, Steele’s (14-22, .636, 7 HRs, 11 RBIs)
  • Joey Raby, Howard’s (12-19, .632, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Herman Rathman, CDI (5-8, .625, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Darrell Beeler, CDI (5-8, .625, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Jim Fuller, Shubins (5-8, .625, 3 HRs, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • John Davide, Computerland (8-13, .615, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Capitol (9-15, .600, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Rich Plante, Capitol (9-15, .600, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Ken Dain, Capitol (9-15, .600, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Steele’s (13-24, .542, 5 HRs, 7 RBIS, 14 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Capitol (8-15, .533, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s (8-15, .533, 5 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Steele’s (11-22, .500, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Dan Schuck, Steele’s (12-24, .500, 9 HRs, 20 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, Ardis Roofing (8-16, .500, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Greg Whitlock, Steele’s (11-23, .478, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s (12-26, .462, 8 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, Howard’s (8-18, .444, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Dave Steffen, Shubins (3-7, .429, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs
  • Richard Wilborn, Howard’s (4-10, .400, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Denny Jones, Capitol (4-10, .400, 3 Runs)
  • Chic Downing, CDI (3-8, .375, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howard’s (7-20, .350, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Don Arndt, Howard’s (3-9, .333, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX 5-0
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 3-2
3. Steele’s Sports, Grafton OH 3-2
4. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC 4-2
5t. Starpath Systems, Lexington, KY 3-2
5t. Ardis Roofing, Greenwood, SC 2-2
7t. Tire Centers, Richmond, VA 2-2
7t. Capitol Insulation, Los Angeles, CA 2-2
9t. Insulators of Nevade, Las Vegas, NV 1-2
9t. Computer Land, Haywood, CA 1-2
9t. Budweiser, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
9t. Dallas, Dallas, TX 0-2
13t. CDI, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
13t. Shubin’s Carpet, Los Angeles, CA 0-2

1985 USSSA Major World Series

1985 held at Greensboro, North Carolina


Champion – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
Runner Up – Capitol Insulation, North Hollywood, CA


The surprise team of the tournament, Capitol Insulation showed why they belonged in this World Series. Elite Coatings playing for the last time together as a team as owner Gary Hargis announced that he will no longer sponsor a team in 1986. The Elite players wanted to win this for their owner and they came back and defeated a very disappointed Capitol Insulation team twice, 22-10 and 23-7.  Elite received an opening round bye and then lost their first game to Morgan Boots of Texas on Friday night 23-8. Capitol beat Howards 21-9 in the winner’s bracket final and then sat back. Elite, meanwhile was winning 5 straight games in the losers bracket. They got to Howards in the loser’s bracket final. Rick Wheeler ht a 2-run Homer in the bottom of the 7th inning to win the game for Elite 25-23. Oddly enough, Wheeler started his career with Capitol and here he is, playing against them for Elite for the Championship. Charles Wright (3-4, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs) and Doug Brown (3-4, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs) led the offense in the first
final. In the Final Championship game, it was Freddie Trice who came up big. He was 4-5, with 4 Homers and 7 RBIs. Wheeler and Cecil Whitehead chipped in with 2 HRs each. Mike Cellura hit 2 dingers for Capitol. Capitol hit 37 HRs total, Howards 68 and Elite 73.


  • MVP -Rick Wheeler, Elite (24-37, .649, 12 HRs, 24 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader –  Rick Wheeler, Elite – 12
  • Home Run Leader – Bruce Meade, Elite (21-33, .636, 26 RBIs, 30 Runs) – 12
  • Home Run Leader – Fred Trice, Elite (22-34, .647, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs)  – 12
  • Batting Leader – Dean Olson, Capitol Insulation (19-24, 4 RBIs, 13 Runs) – .792
  • Defensive MVP – Denny Jones, Capitol Insulation

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Ron Whittleton – Capitol Insulation (10-21, .476, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Buddy Slater – Elite Coating (7-15, .467, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Catcher – Bruce Butch Alleman – Morgan Boots (13-20, .650, 7 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • First Base – Dean Olson – Capitol Insulation (19-24, .792, 4 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • First Base – Fred Trice – Elite Coating (22-34, .647, 12 HRs, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • First Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (16-22, .727, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Second Base – Doug Brown – Elite Coating (24-35, .686, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Third Base – Mark Hierlmeier – Howard’s/Western Steer (11-18, .611, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Ron Parnell – Capitol Insulation (14-21, .667, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Miles Schexnaydre – Morgan Boots (15-20, .750, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Elite Coating (21-33, .636, 12 HRs, 26 RBIs, 30 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rick Wheeler – Elite Coating (24-37, .649, 12 HRs, 24 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • Outfield – Clyde Guy – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-19, .737, 11 HRs, 21 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • Outfield – Stan Harvey – Howard’s/Western Steer (13-21, .619, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Denny Jones – Capitol Insulation (14-24, .583, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 11 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (4-5, .800, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Steele’s (10-13, .769, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Ron Olesiak, Lilly Air (6-8, .750, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • John Keigley, CDI/Garretts (6-8, .750, 4 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Zimlinghaus (11-16, .688, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Dan Griffin, Steele’s (10-15, .667, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Britt Hightower, Smythe Sox (12-19, .632, 6 HRs, 15 RBIS, 12 Runs)
  • Darrell Misenheimer, Howards (12-19, .632, 8 HRs, 11 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Rick Weiterman, Steele’s (5-8, .625, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • John Grissom, Smythe Sox (13-21, .619, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Roger Wilt, Gregg Security (9-15, .600, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Danny Williams, Smythe Sox (6-10, .600, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Greg Whitlock, Steele’s (7-12, .583, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ken Dain, Capitol (15-26, .577, 7 HRs, 13 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (20-35, .571, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, Steele’s 8-14, .571, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Greg Fuhrman, Steele’s (4-7, .571, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Bill Blake, Howards (14-25, .560, 7 HRs, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Tim Rhinehart, Howards (15-27, .556, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Howards (11-20, .550, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, Steele’s (7-13, .538, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s (8-15, .533, 4 HRS, 12 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Doug Roberson, Zimlinghaus (9-17, .529, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Zimlinghaus (9-17, .529, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Don Furnald, Capitol (10-20, .500, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Steele’s (6-12, .500, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Chuck Maiorana, Southwestern (5-10, .500, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Bob Louria, Southwestern (2-4, .500, 1 Run)
  • Bill Gatti, Elite (15-32, .469, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Don Arndt, Howards (7-15, .467, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Capitol (12-26, .462, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Dave Steffen, Lilly Air (5-11, .455, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Cruz Martinez, Capitol (9-20, .450, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Darrell Beeler, CDI/Garrets (4-9, .444, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Charles Wright, Elite (15-35, .429, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Ken Parker, Lilly Air (4-10, .400, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Elite (13-35, .371, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Jim Fuller, Smythe Sox (6-18, .333, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Zimlinghaus (5-15, .333, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Elite (8-25, .320, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, Lilly Air (4-13, .308, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Blantons (2-9, .222, 2 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA 7-1
2. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 4-2
3. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 3-2
4. Morgan Boots, DeSoto, TX 3-2
5t. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX 2-2
5t. Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
7t. Zimlinghaus Electric, Palm Bay, FL 2-2
7t. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 1-2
9t. Southwestern, Detroit, MI 1-2
9t. Starpath Systems Softball, Monticello, KY 1-2
9t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC 0-2
13t. CDI-Garretts, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
13t. University Financial, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2

1984 USSSA Major World Series

1984 held at Indianapolis, Indiana


Champion – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC


Elite dominated Howards by a 35-9 score in the Championship game. Led by MVP Craig Elliott, who went 4-6 with 2 HRs and drove in 5 runs. Bill Gatti was 3-4, also, had 2 HRs with 5 RBIs as well. Freddie Trice had a homer and 5 RBIs. Ricky Huggins was the big gun for Howards as he went 3-3 with 3 HRs and 4 RBIs. Clyde Guy and Dick Bartel also had HRs for Howards. Elite finished the season with an 85-9 record and the number #1 ranking for the 1984 Season.


  • MVP – Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (12-19, .632, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Home Run Leaders – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s (11-17, .647, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs) – 7
  • Home Run Leaders- Ricky Huggins, Howard’s (16-25, .640, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Clyde Guy, Howard’s (18-24, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs) – .750
  • Defensive MVP – Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Greg Fuhrman – Jerry’s Caterers (9-19, 474, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Chuck Drewicz – Miller High Life (12-20, .600, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Catcher – Braxton Speller – Miller High Life (12-22, .545, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs
  • First Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (13-26, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • First Base – Bill Pollock – Elite Coating (10-17, .588, 5 HRS, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Second Base – Bill Meyer – Jerry’s Caterers (14-19, .737, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Third Base – Ricky Huggins – Howard’s/Western Steer (16-25, .640, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Third Base – Charles Wright – Elite Coating (10-15, .667, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Chuck Maiorana – Miller High Life (10-18, .556, 4 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Ed Collins – Steele’s Sports (11-15, .733, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Jerry’s Caterers (11-17, .647, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Clyde Guy – Howard’s/Western Steer (18-24, .750, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dennis Graser – Elite Coating (9-17, .529, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Curtis Williams – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-25, .560, 10 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ronnie Ford – Elite Coating (10-15, .667, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Utility – Craig Elliott – Elite Coating (12-19, .632, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Manager – Charles Hackett – Elite Coating

OTHERS

  • Terry Pyka, Stone City Stars (10-15, .667, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Chic Downing, Jerrys (4-6, .667, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Rich Plante, Bobby’s Groceries (4-6, .667, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Ken Parker, Lilly Air (6-10, .600, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Dana Andry, Steeles (7-12, .583, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Capitol (7-12, .583, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bruce Rains, Blantons (9-16,.563, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (6-11, .545, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howards (13-24, .542, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, Capitil Insulation (8-15, .533, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Elite (9-17, .529, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Freddie Trice, Elite (9-17, .529, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Dennis Graser, Elite (9-17, .529, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 12
  • Mike Maceno, Steeles (10-18, .556, 2 HRS, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Paul Wright, Elite (8-15, .522, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Ken Loeri, Steeles, (8-16, .500, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Dick Bartel, Howards (12-24, .500, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Jerrys (9-18, .500, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, Jerrys (7-15, .467, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Bobby Reid, Steeles (9-16, .463, 5 RBIS, 7 Runs)
  • Don Arndt, Howards (6-13, .462, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Blantons (6-13, .462, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Jerrys (5-11, .455, 1 RBI, 1 Runs)
  • Douh Brown, Jerrys (9-21,.429, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (7-17, .429, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Joe Theisman’s (3-7, .429, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Bill Gatti, Elite (7-17, .412, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Rick Weiterman, Elite (7-17, .412, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Charlie Mitchell, Miller (9-22, .409, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Denny Jones, Jerrys (7-18, .389, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, LIlly Air (3-8, .275, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (5-15, .333, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Jerrys (6-20, .300, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Dave Steffen, Steeles (5-17, .294, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA 4-0
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-2
3. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 3-2
4. Miller High Life, Detroit, MI 4-2
5t. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 2-2
5t. Blanton’s, Fayetteville, NC 2-2
7t. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 2-2
7t. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX 2-2
9t. B.F. Goodrich, Richmond, VA 1-2
9t. Philip Morris, Richmond, VA 0-2
9t. Lilly Industries, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. Larry’s Painting, Virginia Beach, VA 1-2
13t. Joe Theismann’s Restaurant, Fairfax, VA 0-2
13t. Bobby’s Grocery-Imperial, ZebuIon, NC 0-2

1983 USSSA Major World Series

1983 held at Greensboro, North Carolina


Champion – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL
Runner Up – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH


Led by Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers beat an upstart Steele’s Sports in the final. Jerry’s came through the losers bracket and beat Steele’s twice in the finals. The top 5 hitters on Jerry’s (Meade, Harold Kelley, Denny Jones, Mike Bowlin and Mike Cellura) totaled 64 home runs during the tournament. That was more then most teams hit total.

Don Arndt was 11-13 with an .846 average to lead all hitters, but was 2 at bats short from the minimum of 15 to qualify for the title.

Dennis Myers of J&R Roofing and Mike Parrot of Garret’s Raiders were both in the same boat as they both went 10-12 (.833).

This makes what Bruce Meade did that much more impressive as he shattered the USSSA HR record for a single World Series with 18.

Jerry’s beat Steeles 25-20 on Meade’s 4-5, 3 HR performance in the first final and then won the title going away 26-12 as Meade once again was 4-5 with 3 more HRs. Doug Brown and Mike Cellura also hit 3 homers in that game.

Here is something that will tell you why Meade was the MVP. On the last day of the tournament, Bruce Meade was 17-19 with 14 HRs.


  • MVP -Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers (28-37, .757, 18 HRs, 35 RBIs, 31 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s – 18
  • Batting Leader – Don Arndt, Howard’s (11-13, 6 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs) – .846
  • Batting Leader (over 15 At Bats) – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – .757
  • Defensive MVP – Denny Jones, Jerry’s Caterers

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Dana Andry – Steele’s Sports (15-25, .600, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Mike Parrott – Garrett’s Raiders (10-12, .833, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Catcher – Harold Kelley – Jerry’s Caterers (23-37, .622, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • First Base – Dennis Graser – Steele’s Sports (14-19, .737, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • First Base – Bill Pollock – Elite Coating (15-22, .682, 10 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Second Base – Charles Wright – Elite Coatings (14-19, .737, 10 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Second Base – Mike Bolen – Jerry’s Caterers (26-41, .634, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Third Base – Dennis Meyers – J&R Roofing (10-12, .833, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Weiterman – Steele’s Sports (15-23, .652, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Danny Basso – Jerry’s Caterers (18-29, .621, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 12 Runs
  • Outfield – Rick Wheeler – Capitol Insulation (15-22, .682, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ron Galvan – Capitol Insulation (12-19, .632, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Jerry’s Caterers (28-37, .757, 18 HRs, 35 RBIs, 31 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bill Gatti – Elite Coating (15-20, .750, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Outfield – Denny Jones – Jerry’s Caterers (19-33, .576, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Cellura – Jerry’s Caterers (19-29, .655, 11 HRs, 27 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Utility – Frank Rodrigues – Capitol Insulation (9-20, .450, 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Dan Arndt – Howard’s/Western Steer (11-13, .846, 6 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Stan Harvey, Howards (10-13, .769, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bill Blake, Garrett’s Raiders (8-12, .667, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • James Washington, Jerrys (16-25, .640, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Tom Beall, Howards (10-16, .625, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Elite (12-19, .632, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Doug Brown, Jerrys (22-36, .611, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (12-20, .600, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howards (9-15, .600, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Charles Pierce, Philly Steak Out (7-10, .700, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Doug Roberson, Apollo Parking (5-8, .625, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Elite (14-24, .583, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, J&R Roofing (7-12, .583, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Al White, Philly Steak Out (7-12, .583, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Fred Trice, Elite (13-23, .565, 9 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Howards (8-15, .533, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, Jerrys (21-41, .512, 5 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, Steeles (10-20, .500, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Rick Trudeau, Steeles (10-20, .500, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howards (8-16, .500, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Capitol (9-19, .474, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Dick Bartel, Howards (7-15, .467, 7 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (5-11, .455, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Elite (8-18, .444, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steeles (11-25, .440, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Cruz Martinez, Capitol (9-21, .429, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Apollo Parking (3-7, .429, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, Elite (8-19, .421, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Steve Blanchette, Steeles (10-24, .417, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Jerry King, Philly Steak Out (4-11, .364, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Garrett’s Raiders (3-12, .250, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 7-1
2. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 4-2
3. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 3-2
4. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA 2-2
5t. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 2-2
5t. Garrett’s Raiders, Houston, TX 1-2
7t. J&R Roofing, Phoenix, AZ 1-2
7t. Lilly Industries, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. PhiIly Steak Out, Mill Valley, CA 1-2
9t. Timothy’s Raiders, Houston, TX 1-2
9t. Philip Morris, Richmond, VA 0-2
9t. Apollo Parking, W. Palm Beach, FL 0-2

1982 USSSA Major World Series

1982 held at Greensboro, NC


Champion – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC


Mike Bolen came through in the clutch as his 2-run single in the top of the 7th inning gave Jerry’s a 6-5 lead in the championship game. Howard’s had two men on base in the bottom of the 7th, but pitching of Greg Fuhrman, combined with Jerry’s Defense sealed the deal and the World Series for Jerry’s Caterers. In that final game, Bruce Meade hit a 2 run homer for Jerry’s. Greg Fuhrman and Bill Meyer both had 2 hits. For Howard’s, Rick
Scherr was the batting star as he had 2 hits, including a 2-run home run. Stan Harvey, Mike Cellura and Buddy Slater all had 2 hits as well.


  • MVP -Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers (17-22, .775, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Charles Wright, York Barbell/KSF (11-23, .478, 18 RBIs, 10 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers – .775
  • Defensive MVP – James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Greg Fuhrman – Jerry’s Caterers (17-22, .775, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs) – Also 5-0 Pitching
  • Pitcher – Craig Elliott – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (13-20, .650, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • First Base – James Washington – Jerry’s Caterers (10-20, .500, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • First Base – Bill Pollock – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (13-22, .590, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Second Base – Charles Wright – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (11-23, .478, 10 HRs, 18 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-21, .667, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Kenny Webb – Elite Coating (13-21, .619, 3 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Nye – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (14-23, .609, 4 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dick Bartel – Howard’s/Western Steer (11-19, .578, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Denny Jones – Jerry’s Caterers (11-16, .688, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Jerry’s Caterers (12-22, .545, 8 HRs, 13 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Don Arndt – Howard’s/Western Steer (10-19, .527, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Doug Brown – Elite Coating (13-20, .650, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Utility – Tom Beall – Howard’s/Western Steer (9-18, .500, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Parrott – Jerry’s Caterers (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Utility – Chip Sheffield – Elite Coating (20-27, .741, 8 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Manager – Ernie Yaroshuk, Jerry’s Caterers

OTHERS

  • Mack Thompson, William Painting (12-16, .750, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Buddy Slater, Howards (8-11, .727, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ron Olesiak, Lilly Air (8-11, .727, 6 HRs, 7 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Howards (13-20, .650, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Ken Dain, Class Act (10-16, .625, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Freddie Trice, Elite (13-22, .591, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Elite (15-26, .576, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Charles Neal, Runners (10-18, .556, 3 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Williams Painting (9-17, .529, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, York/Sanders (11-21, .524, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, York/Sanders (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Curtis WIlliams, York/Sanders (9-19, .473, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (11-24, .454, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (10-22, .455, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howards (8-19, .421, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, Jerry’s (9-33, .409, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, York/Sanders (8-20, .400, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (7-18, .390, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • James Boyett, York/Sanders (6-16, .375, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (4-12, .333, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 5-0
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 3-2
3. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA 3-2
4. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA 4-2
5t. The Runners, Houston, TX 2-2
5t. Class Act, Whittier, CA 2-2
7t. Williams Painting, Roanoke, VA 2-2
7t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. Fabmaster, Lexington, NC 0-2
9t. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
9t. The Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
9t. Valley Players, Orem, UT 0-2

1981 USSSA Major World Series

1981 held at Winston-Salem, NC


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC
Runner Up – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL


Howard’s/Western Steer became the third team in the last three years to win Softball’s Triple Crown (ASA, NSPC and USSSA Championships). It wasn’t easy as they had to Jerry’s twice to in the crown. The won the first final 31-24 as Dick Bartel was 5-5 with 4 HRs and 7 RBIs. Rick Scherr and Stan Harvey chipped in with 2 HRs each. In the Final Championship game, Howards won 25-11. Stan Harvy’s 2 HRs and 6 RBIs, along with Dick Bartel and Bill Ferguson, who both combined for 7 hits and 9 RBIs. For Jerry’s, Harold Kelley was 7-9 with 5 HRs and 7 RBIs in both games total. This victory cumulated Howard’s/Western Steer’s triple crown as they previously won the NSPC and ASA titles. they finished the year with a 160-15 record and many people consider this team to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest teams of all time.


  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howard’s (21-27, .778, 15 HRs, 34 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Rick Scherr, Howard’s – 15
  • Batting Leader – Mickey Morrison, DCS (12-15, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 9 Runs) – .800
  • Defensive MVP (Given out for the First Time) – Steve Howard, Howard’s/Western Steer

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Craig Elliott – York Barbell/Ken Sanders ( – Also 3-2 Pitching
  • Pitcher – Buddy Slater – Howard’s/Western Steer (7-14, .500, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs) – Also 3-1 Pitching
  • Catcher – Cruz Martinez – Capitol Insulation (10-13, .769, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Catcher – Fred Trice – Jerry’s Caterers (21-36, .583, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • First Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (21-27, .778, 15 HRs, 34 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Second Base – Steve Howard – Howard’s/Western Steer (15-29, .517, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Third Base – Ken Carlton – Jerry’s Caterers (19-33, .576, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Russell Bradley – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-33, .424, 2 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dick Bartel – Howard’s/Western Steer (17-30, .567, 11 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ron Ford – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (13-20, .650, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Tom Beall – Howard’s/Western Steer (11-21, .524, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mickey Morrison – Dave Carroll’s Skoal Bandits (12-15, .800, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Rich Petrunyak – Nationwide Advertising (15-21, .714, 9 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Harold Kelley – Jerry’s Caterers (24-40, .600, 9 HRs, 24 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • Outfield – Joel Todd – Jerry’s Caterers (31-39, .795, 14 HRs, 24 RBIs, 25 Runs)
  • Outfield – Stan Harvey – Howard’s/Western Steer (21-28, .750, 13 HRs, 21 RBIs, 21 Runs) – Also 1-0 Pitching
  • Outfield – Richard Willborn – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-26, .538, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Utility – Greg Fuhrman – Jerry’s Caterers (20-38, .526, 13 HRs, 31 RBIs, 20 Runs) – Also 6-2 Pitching
  • Manager – Randy Gorrell – Howard’s/Western Steer

OTHERS

  • James Boyette, Bedsole/Kinlaw (4-5, .800, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Marty Rolnick, NAS (15-20, .750, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Bill Ferguson, Howards (10-14, .714, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Kevin May, Fabmasters (10-14, .714, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Capitol (10-14, .714, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Fred Miller, NAS (13-19, .684, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Glen Borguin, Shimmers (9-14, .643, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Jerrys (24-39, .615, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 26 Runs)
  • Dana Andry, NAS (11-18, .611, 8 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Capitol (9-15, .600, 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Jerry King, Steeles (4-7, .571, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • James Washington, Jerrys (21-37, .568, 12 HRs, 22 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Roger Wilt, NAS (10-18, .556, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Bill Pollock, KSF (11-21, .524, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs
  • Clyde Guy, DCS (9-16, .563, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Charles Wright, NAS (9-17, .529, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Benny Holt, NAS (10-19, .526, 9 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Larry Hutcherson, KSF (10-20, .500, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Braxton Speller, Snyders/Strohs (4-8, .500, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Al White, Steeles (4-8, .500, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, NAS (10-21, .476, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Don Arndt, Howards (13-29, .448, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs, 10 Runs) – Also 1-0 Pitching
  • Myles Schexnaydre, DCS (14-32, .438, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, DCS (5-12, .417, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, KSF (9-22, .409, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Ed Roth, Howards (8-22, .364, 5 HRs, 7 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Chuck Drewicz, Snyders/Strohs (1-3, .333, 1 Run)
  • Jim Fuller, LeAlCo (3-3, 1.000, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Howard’s-Western Steer, Denver, NC 5-1
2. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 6-2
3. Dave Carroll’s Skoal Bandits, Sherrills Ford, NC 2-2
4. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA 3-2
5t. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC 2-2
5t. Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland, OH 2-2
7t. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 1-2
7t. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
9t. Le-Al-Co, Lebanon, TN 0-2
9t. Snyder’s-Stroh’s, Detroit, MI 0-2
9t. Bedsole-Kinlaw, Fayetteville, NC 0-2
9t. Steele’s Sports, Lima, OH 0-2

1980 USSSA Major World Series

1980 held at Concord, CA

Champion – Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA
Runner Up – Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, NC

Campbell’s finished the year 116-12 and had the distinction of winning the ASA National Championship, The NSPC National Championship and after defeating Dave Carroll Sports, won the USSSA World Series. They won the Triple Crown of Softball. They ran through this tournament going undefeated winning all five games by a 87-44 margin. They defeated the homer happy DCS in the final. DCS led the tournament with 33 total HRs. Mike Parrott (9), Bruce Meade and Mike Bolen (6) each led the way. Campbell’s had 7 starters have 10 hits or more; Greg Fuhrman (16), Buddy Slater (13), Mike Cellura (12), Steve Williams (11), Dennis Myers, Dick Bartel and Elby Bushong (10) each. Myers led the team in homers with 7 and also had 14 RBIs.

  • MVP – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s (13-19, .684, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs, 5-0 pitching, gave up less then 10 runs per game)
  • Home Run Leader – Mike Parrott, Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs) – 9
  • Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, Campbell’s (16-21, 2 HRs,16 RBIs, 9 Runs) – .761

MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Buddy Slater – Campbell’s Carpets (13-19, .684, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs) – Also 5-0 Pitching
  • Catcher – Cruz Martinez – Capitol Insulation (14-20, .700, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • First Base – Mike Bolen – Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 6 HRs, 8 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Second Base – Dennis Myers – Campbell’s Carpets (10-18, .556, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Third Base – Al White – Softball City (8-17, .470, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Steve Williams – Campbell’s Carpets (11-16, .688, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Cellura – Campbell’s Carpets (12-18, .667, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dick Bartel – Campbell’s Carpets (10-19, .526, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Dave Carroll Sports (13-22, .591, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Craig Seaman – Softball City (10-20, .500, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Parrott – Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 9 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Utility – Greg Fuhrman – Campbell’s Carpets (16-21, .761, 2 HRs, 16 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Utility – Gary Markland – Dave Carroll Sports (15-21, .714, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Donnie Wood – Dave Carroll Sports (12-24, .500, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Randy Gorrell – Campbell’s Carpets

OTHERS

  • Don Arndt, Howards (5-7, .714, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Charles Wright, Jerry’s (5-8, .625, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howards (4-7, .571, 2 Runs)
  • Tom Beall, Howards (4-7, .571, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Jerry’s (5-9, .556, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Myles Shexnaydre, Jerry’s (6-11, 545, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Freddi Trice, Jerry’s (5-10, .500, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • James Washington, Jerry’s (4-8, .500, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Softball City (10-21, .476, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, Campbells (10-21, .476, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, Dave Carroll (9-19, .473, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ron Whittleton, Capitol (7-15, .467, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Chic Downing, Softball City (7-15, .467, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bo Webber, Capitol (10-22, .455, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Jerry King, Campbells (7-17, .412, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Denny Jones, Campbells (7-17, .412, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Rick Pinto, Softball City (7-17, .412, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Braxton Speller, Softball City (7-18, .389, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Campbells (7-19, .367, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Herman Rathman, Softball City (4-11, .363, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
    Hank Kosmala, Capitol (7-20, .350, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Joey Raby, Dave Carroll (9-26, .346, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Don Furnald, Capitol (6-18, .333, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Softball City (7-22, .318, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ken Carlton, Jerry’s (3-11, .273, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (1-7, .143)
  • Bill Ferguson, Campbells (0-0, .000)
  • Rick Wheeler, Campbells (0-1, .000)
  • James Boyett, Jerry’s (0-4, .000)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 5-0
2. Dave Carroll Sports, SherriIls Ford, NC 5-2
3. Softball City, Detroit, MI 4-2
4. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 3-2
5t. Lenoir Tire, Kinston, NC 2-2
5t. Jesse’s, Louisville, KY 1-2
7t. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 1-2
7t. Universal Campers, Phoenix, AZ 1-2
9t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. Coors -Advance Real Estate, Yakima, WA 0-2
9t. Bibb’s Realty, Sandusky, OH 0-2
9t. Howard’s-Western Steer, Denver, NC 0-2