1988 ISA Super World Series

1988 held at Belmont, NC

Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver NC
Runner Up – Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton OH

With the help of some explosive bats, Howard’s went undefeated in this event, going 4-0. They defeated Steele’s in the Championship game 14-7. Rick Wheeler hit 3 HRs and Stand Harvey hit 2 for Howards. Cecil Whitehead also hit a HR. Number 1 ranked Steele’s was knocked into the losers bracket by Maroadi Transfer by a 19-15 score. Steele’s came back through the losers bracket and beat Maroadi in the losers bracket final 26-9. They hit 15 Home Runs in the game, including 6 in a row.

  • MVP – Cecil Whitehead, Howard’s (12-17, .706, 7 HRs)
  • Defensive MVP – Charles Wright, Steele’s
  • HR Leader –Mike Macenko, Steele’s Silver Bullets (23-25, .920) – 13
  • Batting Leader – Mike Macenko, Steele’s Silver Bullets (23-25) – .920

1988 ISA All-World Team (incomplete)

  • Cecil Whitehead, Howard’s/Western Steer (12-17, .706, 7 HRs)
  • Britt Hightower, Howard’s/Western Steer (14-16, .875, 6 HRs)
  • Rick Wheeler, Howard’s/Western Steer (14-17, .824, 8 HRs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (11-17, .647 4 HRs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-16, .625, 5 HRs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steele’s Sports (23-25, .920, 13 HRs)
  • Charles Wright, Steele’s Sports
  • Bill Blake, Steele’s Sports
  • Bruce Meade, Steele’s Sports

*No other info available on the all-tournament team (Maroadi and Kirk’s/Ritch’s players)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-0
2. Steele’s Silver Bullets, Grafton, OH 4-2
3. Maroadi Transfer, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
4. Kirk’s Glass/Ritch’s Salvage, Richmond, VA 2-2
5t. Handy Pantry, Gastonia, NC 2-2
5t. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA 1-2
7t. John Hanson Fence, Washington DC 1-2
7t. Glass Wholesalers, Hammond, IN 1-2
9t. Shelton Carpets/Willis Trucking, Dalton, GA 0-2
9t. Tip Top Grocery, Greensboro, NC 0-2

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