1966 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1966 held at Indianapolis, Indiana.

Champion – Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, Florida
Runner Up – Local 57 Engineers, Providence, Rhode Island

Ron Weathersby, Bombers (dramatic Walk off 2-run HR in bottom of 8th inning of championship game gave Bombers 4-2 win). Eddie King pitched the game for the Bombers and gave up 5 hits and struck out 7. Bobby Quinn pitched for the Engineers and gave up 4 hits and also struck out 7. Quinn also hit a double that drove in one of the two Providence runs. Abe Baker drove in the other run.  For the Bombers, Weldon Haney hit a home run for the Bombers. This championship for the Bombers was the 8th one in their storied history. This is the most in ASA History.

Herb Dudley, Faultless Rubber  (3-1, 28 IP, 23 K, 3 straight shutouts before losing WB Finals to Clearwater 1-0) – Ashland finished 3rd place and finished 82-17 on the season.

Clearwater – Eddie King (3-0, 21 IP, 26 K, won championship game 4-2), Weldon Haney (2-0, 20 K, he also hit a HR in the championship game)

Local 57 Engineers – Bobby Quinn (4-2, 39 IP, 33 K)  and Ray Judd (3-0, 27 IP, 26 K).

Jim Cheeseman, US Navy (4-1, 36 IP, 31 K).

  • MVP – Abe Baker, Local 57 Engineers (9-26, .346, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Ray Phillips, Fairchild Falcons (9-16, 1 RBI, 4 Runs) – .563
  • Home Run Leader – Abe Baker, Local 57 Engineers – 3
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – N/A, not awarded or no mention of it  – (Eddie King, Clearwater 3-0, 2 Shutouts, 21 IP, 26 K)


P – Herb Dudley, Faultless Rubber Company
P – Eddie King, Clearwater Bombers
C – Bob Kuykendall, Clearwater Bombers
C – Jim Cheeseman, Navy
1B – Ted Brown, Navy
2B – Ray Phillips, Fairchild Falcons
3B – Bill Parker, Clearwater Bombers
SS – Tommy Moore, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Abe Baker, Local 57
OF – Al Clark, Navy
OF – Gerry LaPenna, Local 57
OF – Ron Weathersby, Clearwater Bombers
UTIL – Weldon Haney, Clearwater Bombers


P – Bill Massey, Texans
P – Ray Judd, Local 57
P – Bobby Quinn, Clearwater Bombers
C – Marvin Harris, Masterbilt Motors
C – Bob Cahir, Navy
1B – Carl Walker, Local 57
2B – Dave Baker, Navy
3B – George Giles, Navy
SS – Richard (Ricky) Tomlinson, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Tom Hicks, Air Force
OF – Ron Cooper, Local 57
OF – Bonus Frost, Barnes Store
OF – Ron Bowie, Faultless Rubber Company
UTIL – Frank Hurtt, Sealmasters


1. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (5-0) (Southern)
2. Local 57 Engineers, Providence, RI (7-2) (New England)
3. Faultless Rubber Company, Ashland, OH (3-2) (East Central)
4. Fairchild Falcons, Mountain View, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
5t. Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX (3-2) (Texas)
5t. Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL (3-2) (Defending Champ)
7t. U.S. Navy Subfloat Dolphins, USA (4-2) (US Navy)
7t. Strategic Air Command, Omaha, NE (3-2) (US Air Force)
9t. Barnes Store, Springfield, MO (2-2) (Western)
9t. Yellow Cab, Oklahoma City, OK (2-2) (Southwestern)
9t. Tom Joyce 7-Up, Indianapolis, IN (1-2) (Host)
9t. Lakewood Chiefs, Lakewood, CA (1-2) (South Pacific Coast)
13t. Hawthorne Chevrolet, Paterson, NJ (1-2) (Mid Atlantic)
13t. Third Base Bar, Philadelphia, PA (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Federal Old Line Insurance, Seattle, WA (0-2) (Northwestern)
13t. John W’s, Englewood, CO (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)
17t. Booth-Powell Bombers, Portales, NM (0-2) (Cactus)
17t. Matt’s Tavern, Grand Forks, ND (0-2) (Northern)
17t. Arkwright Mills, Spartanburg, SC (0-2) (South Atlantic)
17t. Riley Perfect Window Cleaner, Decatur, IL (0-2) (West Central)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Fairbanks All-Stars, Fairbanks, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI did not attend. Canada Champ – Vancouver Blue Boys, British Columbia did not attend.


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