1974 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1974 held at Clearwater, Florida.

Champion – Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, California
Runner Up – Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, Illinois

Guanella Brothers, coming into this tournament as a virtual unknown, went undefeated (5-0). K.G. Fincher gave up 1 run to Aurora in the first inning, but then shut them down the rest of the game to gain the 4-1 Championship game victory.

  • MVP – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun Hotel
  • Batting Leader – Bob Quinn, Home Savings & Loan – .467
  • Home Run Leader – Jerry Cleveland, Lynch Industries – 2
  • Home Run Leader – Ray Truluck, Bombers – 2
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun Hotel


P – K.G. Fincher, Guanella Brothers (3-0, 25 IP, 15 K, 2 Runs, including 4-1 win in final)
P – Roy Burlison, Gaslight Realty (3-1, 46 IP, 61 K)
P – Pete Carlson, Home Savings and Loan (3-2, 36 IP, 41 K)
C – Bob Quinn, Home Savings and Loan (7-15, 3 RBI, 3 Runs, 2 Triples)
C – Carl Solarek, Rising Sun
1B – Darryl Day, Home Savings and Loan
2B – Tommy Moore, Clearwater Bombers
3B – Mike Vaughn, United Surgical Steel
SS – Bob Quinn, Interstate Battery Men
OF – Ray Allena, Guanella Brothers (.312)
OF – Richie Stephen, Lynch Industries
OF – Ray Truluck, Clearwater Bombers (4-11, .364, 4 RBI, 2 Runs)
OF – Hal Steinbeck, Guanella Brothers
UTIL – Larry Hale, Gaslight Realty
UTIL – Len Hall, Gaslight Realty


P – Ty Stofflet, Rising Sun (2-1, 64 K, 36 IP, 0 ER; Batted .308, 4-13)
P – Rick Balswick, Guanella Brothers (2-0, 13 IP, 11 K, 2 Runs)
P – Bob Mosteller, Sizzler Family Steakhouse
C – Junior Williams, Gaslight Realty
C – Len Hall, United Surgical Steel
1B – Jerry Cleveland, Lynch Industries (5-13, .385, 9 RBI)
2B – Frank Topolewski, Guanella Brothers
3B – Bob Barron, Home Savings and Loan
SS – Gary Distasio, Rising Sun
OF – Dick Christensen, Home Savings and Loan
OF – Gerry LaPenna, Interstate Battery Men
OF – Wayne Haefner, Circle Inn
OF – Ben Hitch, United Surgical Steel
UTIL – Bob Toney, Lynch Industries


1. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (5-0) (North Pacific Coast)
2. Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, IL (4-2) (West Central)
3. Gaslight Realty Co. Springfield, MO (4-2) (Western)
4. Rising Sun Hotel, Reading, PA (5-2) (Central Atlantic)
5t. United Surgical Steel, Montgomery, AL (3-2) (Southern)
5t. Glenn Miller Garage, Carson, CA (2-2) (South Pacific Coast)
7t. Lynch Industries, Oklahoma City, OK (3-2) (Southwestern)
7t. Circle Inn, Mankato, MN (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Burch Gage & Tool, Detroit, MI (2-2) (East Central)
9t. Interstate Batterymen, Worcester, MA (2-2) (New England)
9t. Plains Cooperative Oil Mill, Lubbock, TX (1-2) (Texas)
9t. Sizzler Steakhouse, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
13t. US Armed Forces, USA (0-2) (Armed Forces)
13t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (2-2) (Defending Champ & Host)
13t. Roglersville Reds, Roglersville, TN (0-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Mr D’s, East Orange, NJ (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
17t. Puueo Poi, Hilo, HI (0-2) (Hawaii)
17t. Manke & Sons, Tacoma, WA (0-2) (Northwestern)
17t. Green Saddle Ranch, Las Vegas, NV (0-2) (Cactus)


Alaska Champ – Uncles Pizza-ABC, Fairbanks, AK did not attend. Puueo Poi, Hilo, HI went in place of Hawaii Champ – Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI, who could not attend. Canada Champ – Oshawa Tony’s, Ontario did not attend.


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