Defending ASA Open division champions played ASA Open All-Stars in a series format
Defending ASA Industrial division champions played ASA Industrial All-Stars in a series format
1968 at Southgate, MI
ASA Open All-Stars of 1967 ——————- Little Caesars, Detroit, MI (1967 ASA Open Runner-up)
Open All-Stars won the series (3-1): MVP – Officially Not named – (Jim Galloway, ASA All Stars, mentioned by newspaper accounts)
Jim’s Sports Shop of Pittsburgh were scheduled to play the All-Stars as they were the defending 1967 ASA Open National Champs, but they left ASA and joined the USSSA organization. So the ASA Runners-up, Michael’s Lounge of Detroit, MI, under new sponsorship of Little Caesars played the All-Stars instead. Little Caesars opened up with a bang winning the first game big. After that, it was the All Stars who dominated the final 3 games. The All Stars were outscored by the powerful Detroit squad 41-34 in the 4 games. After the first game explosion, All Star Pitcher Bill Brown from County Sports kept the Little Caesars bats in check and the Offense did its thing. Big Jim Galloway was mobbed by local fans all wanting to get an autograph.
Scores: (and some game notes)
-Little Caesars 27 – ASA Open All Stars 6; – Bob Malicki, Little Caesars (5-5, HR) to lead a 28 hit assault over the All Stars, which included 7 Home Runs.
-ASA Open All Stars 7 – Little Caesars 5; – Corky Kruel, (Pittsburgh), Doc Neubauer (Milwaukee) and Jack Goodrich (Cleveland) had 3 hits each to lead the Stars. Goodrich also hit a HR.
-ASA Open All Stars 6 – Little Caesars 0; – Bill Brown (Long Island) hurled a 5-hit shutout and combined with teammate Jim Galloway (Long Island) as each hit a HR to lead the All Stars.
-ASA Open All Stars 15 – Little Caesars 9; – Jim Galloway (Long Island) once again led the All Stars to victory with 3 hits, including a thunderous Home Run to put the game out of reach.
1969 at Jones Beach, NY
County Sports, Levittown, NY (1968 ASA Open Champ) ——————- ASA Open All-Stars of 1968
County Sports won the series (4-0): MVP – Officially Not named – (Bill Brown, County Sports, mentioned by newspaper accounts)
The defending champs were just too strong for the All Stars. With former pro footballer, Bill Brown pitching and the power of Bert Smith, Jim Galloway, Bill Malloy, Lou Russo, Rocky Salice and company, the All Stars were pretty much overmatched. Crowd favorite HT Waller (Florida) did not disappoint as he put on a display of power that even impressed the champs. There were no results on the scores, just that there was a four game sweep by County Sports led by Jim Galloway and Bert Smith over the All Stars.
1969 at Stratford, CT
Lycoming, Stratford, CT (1968 ASA Industrial Champ) ——————- ASA Industrial All-Stars of 1968
Lycoming won the series (4-0): MVP – Officially Not named – (Frank Deluca, Lycoming, mentioned by newspaper accounts)
With Frank Deluca on the mound for Lycoming, the Industrial All Star team looked helpless. Deluca surrendered only 17 runs in four games. He also was 5-12 (.417). The series was a quick 4 game sweep and The games were not even close. Charlie Gouvia was 11-16 (.688) in the four games series. Player Manager Don Hansen also came up big as he went 6-8 with four doubles in the first two games, then hit two home runs worth five runs in third game and finished up 8-10 on the weekend with 4 doubles and 2 home runs. Lycoming outscored the All Stars 56-17.
Scores: (and some game notes)
-Lycoming 8 – Industrial All Stars 2; – Lycoming Pitcher Frank Deluca surrendered only 6 hits in the game. Don Hansen was 4-4 with three doubles
-Lycoming 21 – Industrial All Stars 5; – Pete Gallagher was 5-5, he had 3 singles and 2 HRs, accounting for 7 RBIs. Don Hansen had a bases loaded double.
-Lycoming 13 – Industrial All Stars 5; – Don Hanson smashed a 3-Run Homer and then added a 3-Run Homer to lead Lycoming again. Charlie Gouvia was 4-4.
-Lycoming 14 – Industrial All Stars 5; – Frank Deluca kept the Stars off balanced once again and Ray Day’s 3 run home run over the scoreboard in right center was the back breaker.