1984 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1984 held at St. Joseph, Missouri on August 15-22.

Champion – Coors Kings, Merced, California (78-19)
Runner Up – Home Savings and Loan, Aurora, Illinois (85-24)

Peter Finn outdueled Chris Nichols 1-0 in an 18 inning classic to lead the Merced California Kings to the Championship over Home Savings & Loan of Aurora, IL. The lone run was scored in the top of the 18th inning when the Kings has runners on 1st and 3rd, Mike Nevin grounded the ball back to the pitcher, Nichols. He threw to first to get the out, but Bob Dallas scored from third as he beat the throw home. The Kings set an all time tournament record as they lost their first game and won 10 straight to capture the title. Steve Padilla won the first final 2-0 over Chris Nichols. Nichols was the losing pitcher in both final games for Aurora. He finished with a (5-2) record and pitched all 66 innings for Aurora.

Chuck Hamilton of Coors Kings had clutch base hits and made many a great defensive play in the 10 game stretch taking the Kings to the title.

  • MVP – Chuck Hamilton, California Coors Kings
  • Batting Leader – Jim Quick, Farm Tavern – .522
  • HR Leader – Larry Moffit, Bloomington, IL
  • Herb Dudley Pitching Award – Peter Finn, California Coors Kings


P – Peter Finn, Coors Kings (5-1, won 2-1 in first final and then won 18 inning championship game 1-0)
P – Steve Padilla, Coors Kings (5-0, 3 shutouts, allowed only 1 ER)
P – Chris Nichols, Home Savings and Loan (5-2, 66 IP)
C – Tom Dallas, Coors Kings
1B – Jim Quick, Farm Tavern (12-23, 2 2B, 3B, HR)
2B – Ken Day, Ashland ESS
3B – Denny Delorit, Farm Tavern
SS – Gary Hunley, Home Savings and Loan
OF – Jim Sokolik, Home Savings and Loan
OF – Mike Glasser, Ashland ESS
OF – Bob Barron, Home Savings and Loan
OF – Chuck Hamilton, Coors Kings
DH – Ray Allena, Coors Kings
UTIL – Jack Settle, San Gabriel Eagles


P – Peter Meredith, Farm Tavern (5-2)
P – Bob Ginger, Bloomington Hearts (4-1)
P – Alan Wishart, San Gabriel Eagles (4-2)
C – Butch Duerden, San Gabriel Eagles
C – Dino Neptune, Ashland ESS
1B – Ed Di Francia, Coors Kings
2B – Bobby Dallas, Coors Kings
3B – Steve Andrew, Home Savings and Loan
SS – Pat Singleton, Bloomington Hearts
OF – Warren Pemberton, San Gabriel Eagles
OF – Glenn Harper, San Gabriel Eagles
OF – Mike Nevin, Coors Kings
OF – Mitch Munthe, Coors Kings
DH – Bill Pfeiffer, Home Savings and Loan
UTIL – Don Saull, Ashland ESS


P – Larry Pascal, Memphis Merchants
P – Jim Doyle, Ashland ESS
P – Peter Brown, Guanella Brothers
C – Dan Binkley, Bloomington Hearts
C – Mark Agnew, Home Savings and Loan
1B – Scott Ruddy, Home Savings and Loan
2B – Chad Corcoran, Farm Tavern
3B – Frank Hernandez, Lite All-Stars
SS – Scott Atkins, Oak Hill Caps
OF – Bob Watson, Bloomington Hearts
OF – John Peach, Home Savings and Loan
OF – Jack Johnson, Guanella Brothers
OF – Alan Rohrbach, Lite All-Stars
DH – Richie King, Coors Kings
UTIL – Gordy Eastham, Guanella Brothers


1. Coors Kings, Merced, CA (10-1)
2. Home Savings And Loan, Aurora, IL (5-2)
3. San Gabriel Eagles, San Gabriel, CA (4-2)
4. Farm Tavern, Madison, WI (5-2)
5t. Ashland ESS, Ashland, OH (3-2)
5t. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (3-2)
7t. Bloomington Hearts, Bloomington, IL (4-2)
7t. Lite All-Stars, San Bernardino, CA (2-2)
9t. Oak Hill Caps, Salem, VA (2-2)
9t. Memphis Merchants, Memphis, TN (3-2)
9t. Walnut Products, St. Joseph, MO (2-2)
9t. Pay’N Pak, Seattle, WA (2-2)
13t. Decatur ADM, Decatur, IL (1-2)
13t. Larry Miller Toyota, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2)
13t. All-American Bar, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
13t. Sunners, Reading, PA (1-2)
17t. Faultless Rubber Company, Ashland, OH (1-2)
17t. Plangger’s, Mishawaka, IN (1-2)
17t. Sheraton Coors, Cambridge, MA (1-2)
17t. Clancy’s, Paterson, NJ (0-2)
17t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (0-2)
17t. Franklin Cardinals, Stratford, CT (0-2)
17t. U.S. Air Force, Colorado Springs, CO (0-2)
17t. Allentown Patriots, Allentown., PA (0-2)
25. Odessa Merchants, Odessa, TX (0-2)


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