1967 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1967 held at Springfield, Missouri.

Champion – Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, Illinois
Runner Up – Fairchild Falcons, Mountain View, California

Harvey Sterkal of Aurora Sealmasters pitched a 4-0 one-hit shutout to defeat the Falcons in the championship game. Sterkal fanned 17 batters. Bob Barron and George Kinder both hit homers for the Sealmasters in the title game.

Rick Balswick, who pitched his heart out for Fairchild Falcons was the loser pitcher.

  • MVP – Rick Balswick, Fairchild Falcons
  • Batting Leader – Bill Parker, Clearwater Bombers – .409
  • Home Run Leader – N/A – (Clearwater Bombers and Whitaker Buick both hit 3 HR as a team)
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Rick Balswick, Fairchild Falcons


P – Joe Lynch, Aurora Sealmasters (3-0, 28 K, 21 IP)
P – Rick Balswick, Fairchild Falcons (4-2, 38 IP, 34 K; 3-12, .250 hitting)
P – Bill Massey, Texas Instrument Texans (3-1, 28 IP, 39 K)
C – Dave Timok, Aurora Sealmasters
C – Joe Jones, Texas Instrument Texans
1B – Roy Hughes, Texas Instrument Texans
2B – Bill Parker, Clearwater Bombers (9-22, 3 RBI, 2 Runs)
3B – Marv Detloff, Aurora Sealmasters
SS – Frank Hurtt, Aurora Sealmasters
OF – Ron Weathersby, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Jack Chlebeck, Whitaker Buick
OF – Bill Stewart, Aurora Sealmasters
UTIL – Weldon Haney, Clearwater Bombers (2-1)


P – Bob Kuykendall, Clearwater Bombers
P – Eddie King, Fairchild Falcons (2-1)
P – Sam Beavers, Texas Instrument Texans
P – Harvey Sterkel, Aurora Sealmasters (2-0, 27 K, 14 IP)
C – Bob Kuykendall, Clearwater Bombers
C – John Noce, Fairchild Falcons
1B – Don Voigt, Aurora Sealmasters
2B – Bob Barron, Aurora Sealmasters
3B – Chuck Caldera, Fairchild Falcons (6-18, .333, 5 RBI)
SS – George Giles, Armed Forces
OF – Larry Wiseman, Armed Forces
OF – Ed Cobos, Kings
OF – Jim Matthews, Federal Old Line
OF – Bruce Evans, Texas Instrument Texans
UTIL – Bob Kassanavoid, Boosters


Ray Phillips, Fairchild Falcons (6-19, .319, 4 Runs)
Charlie Richard, Aurora Sealmasters (1-0,  7 K, 7 IP)


1. Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL (6-0) (West Central)
2. Fairchild Falcons, Mountain View, CA (4-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (5-2) (Defending Champ)
4. Texas Instrument Texans, Dallas, TX (5-2) (Texas)
5t. Whitaker Buick, St. Paul, MN (3-2) (Northern)
5t. Federal Old Line Insurance, Seattle, WA (2-2) (Northwestern)
7t. Oxnard Kings, Oxnard, CA (2-2) (South Pacific Coast)
7t. Wichita Boosters, Wichita, KS (2-2) (Western)
9t. US Armed Forces, USA (2-2) (Armed Forces)
9t. Fox Hill All-Stars, Hampton, VA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Faultless Rubber Company, Ashland, OH (1-2) (East Central)
9t. Champion Paper, Canton, NC (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Local 57 Engineers, Providence, RI (1-2) (New England)
13t. Paterson Chevrolet Panthers, Paterson, NJ (0-2) (Mid Atlantic)
13t. Barnes Store, Springfield, MO (0-2) (Host)
13t. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (0-2) (Southern)
17t. State Highway, Phoenix, AZ (0-2) (Cactus)
17t. Spencer Sporting Goods, Englewood, CO (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)
17t. Farmland Industries, Enid, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)


State Highway, Phoenix, AZ went in place of Cactus Champ – Albuquerque Angles #357, Albuquerque, NM, who could not attend. Alaska Champ – Eielsen AFB Outlaws, Fairbanks, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Hamakua Hawks, Honokaa, HI did not attend. Canada Champ – Winnipeg Molson Canadians, Manitoba did not attend.


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