1979 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Clark & Sons, Providence, Rhode Island
Runner Up – Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, Nevada


  • MVP – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons (14-24,.583, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Champion – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus (16-24, .667, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Tim Rhinehart, Carolina A’s – 7

The Rhode Island squad won the Class A championship without hitting a single home run. They lost the first final to Jack Matthews Realty 4-3, but won the deciding game 12-4 behind their pitcher and Tournament MVP, Charles Manz, who had 2 hits and 3 RBI in the title game.


ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus
  • 2B – Wayne Pyrtie, Atwater Ford
  • 3B – Mike Rose, Clark & Sons
  • SS – Tommy Cole, Atwater Ford
  • OF – Fred Long, Atwater Ford
  • OF – Mark Soloman, Clark & Sons
  • OF – John Huntington, Jack Matthews
  • OF – Robert Balkcom, Clark & Sons
  • UTIL – Pat Bolster, Jack Matthews
  • UTIL – Ken Taylor, Jack Matthews
  • C – Doug Armstrong, Cody’s Justus
  • C – Jerry Peters, Candlish Realty
  • P – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons
  • P – Steve Johnson, Atwater Ford

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Wayne King, Atwater Ford
  • 2B – Dave Nuttall, Crosby Homes
  • 3B – Gary Robertson, M&K Realty
  • SS – Tony DiCariano, Brothers A.C.
  • OF – Ricky Joyce, Atwater Ford
  • OF – Ed Kelly, Barbecue Kitchen
  • OF – John Johnson, Clark & Sons
  • OF – Floyd Wicker, Atwater Ford
  • UTIL – Barry Blomstedt, Clark & Sons
  • UTIL – Ron DiFrances, Brother A.C.
  • UTIL – Phil Seifert, Mid West Merchants
  • C – Steve Buckley, Clark & Sons
  • P – Dan Barber, Hans Taylor
  • P – Mike Lowe, Jack Matthews

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Clark & Sons, Providence, RI (6-1)
2. Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, NV (6-2)
3. Atwater Ford, Burlington, NC (8-2)
4.  Cody’s Justus, Tacoma, WA (5-2)
5t. Candlish Realty, Logansport, IN (3-2)
5t. Brothers A.C., Yonkers, NY (3-2)
7t. Hans-Taylor Plumbing, Bargaintown, NJ (4-2)
7t. Crosby Homes, Bristol, MD (4-2)
9t. M.K. Realty, Merced, CA (4-2)
9t. Barbecue Kitchen, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
9t. Champlin Oilers, Enid, OK (2-2)
9t. Carolina A’s, Kings Mountain, NC (2-2)
13t. Midwest Merchants, Kansas City, MO (3-2)
13t. Erieside Electric, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
13t. San Mateo County Merchants, San Francisco, CA (3-2)
13t. Sportsman Sporting Goods, Charleston, WV (3-2)
17t. Maryland Pool & Patio, Bowie, MD (2-2)
17t. Hancock Sports Center, Jonesboro, AR (1-2)
17t. Armed Forces, Washington., DC (2-2)
17t. Starcom, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. Green’s Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
17t. Bob Hoffman Products, York, PA (2-2)
17t. Ridgemen, Paradise, CA (1-2)
17t. Sackett Brick, Kalamazoo, MI (1-2)
25t. Paco’s, Portland, OR (1-2)
25t. Super Shoe, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
25t. Cuevas Restaurant, Edinburg, TX (1-2)
25t. Jimmy’s Bar N.E., Minneapolis., MI (1-2)
25t. Houligans, Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
25t. Menasha, Lakeville, MN (0-2)
25t. East Construction, Bellevue, NE (1-2)
25t. Addie’s, Rockville, MD (0-2)
33t. Burger King, Logan, UT (0-2)
33t. Quinn’s Corners, Rice Lake, WI (0-2)
33t. Petrel’s, Birmingham, AL (0-2)
33t. Jack’s Convenient Store, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33t. Joy-Ful Convenient Store, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
33t. O.J. Shoemaker, South Bend, IN (0-2)
33t. Carson-Pirie-Scott, Columbus, OH (0-2)
33t. Elmer’s Place, New Britain, CT (0-2)

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