1959 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1959 held at Richmond, Virginia.


Champion: Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, Virginia
Runner Up: Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, North Carolina


Pitcher Polly Russell of Pearl Laundry had plenty of offensive support as her teammates provided her with 69 runs scored in the 3 games they played and Russell did her part twirling 2 shutouts along with the 10-4 Championship game win. Richmond got 4 runs in the first inning, then Player-Manager Pete Brown hit a HR in the sixth inning to pull the Glass Rockets to within 6-4, but Pearl Laundry scored 4 more runs on 4 hits to make it 10-4 in the seventh. A performance of note was the pitching of the Carolina Glass Rockets Maxine Palmer, who threw a 1-hit shutout in eliminating Garvin’s Grill 1-0. Garvin’s had been the National Runner-up the previous two years.


ALL TOURNAMENT AWARDS

  • N.F. Jacobs and Son MVP Award – Phyllis Wright, Carolina Glass Rockets (SF)
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Outstanding Hitter Award – Margaret Tunie Dooley, Pearl Laundry (1B)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Polly Russell, Pearl Laundry (3-0, 2 shutouts)
  • Batting Leader – Louise Pete Brown, Rockets (8-12, .667, 1 HR) – .667
  • Rockingham Manager Award – Earl Scobie Gathright, Pearl Laundry

FINAL STANDINGS (Single Elimination)

1. Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA (3-0)
2. Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC (3-1)
3t. Petersburg-Hopewell, VA (2-1)
3t. Blue Jays, Richmond, VA (2-1)
5t. Baltimore Jets, Baltimore, MD (1-1)
5t. Radford Weaving, Radford, NC (1-1)
5t. Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC (0-1)
5t. Rangerettes, Elizabeth, PA (0-1)
9t. Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA (0-1)
9t. Creeds, Virginia Beach, VA (0-1)
9t. Natick Debs, Natick, MA (0-1)
9t. Payne Oil, Burlington, NC (0-1)
9t. Knotts Island Girls, Knotts Island, NC (0-1)


SCORES

Single Elimination
First Round

Petersburg-Hopewell, VA 13- Natick Debs, Natick, MA 4
Baltimore Jets, Baltimore, MD 5- Creeds, Virginia Beach, VA 1
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 7- Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA 6
BYE- Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC
BYE- Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA
Radford Weaving, Radford, NC 13- Knotts Island Girls, Knotts Island, NC 8
BYE- Rangerettes, Elizabeth, PA
Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 5- Payne Oil, Burlington, NC 0

Quarterfinals
Petersburg-Hopewell, VA 2- Baltimore Jets, Baltimore, MD 0
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 1- Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 0
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 49- Radford Weaving, Radford, NC 0
Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 8- Rangerettes, Elizabeth, PA 6

Semi Finals
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 14- Petersburg-Hopewell, VA 2
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 10- Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 0

Championship
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 10- Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 4

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