Category: 1980

1980 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1980 held at Concord, California.


Champion – Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, California
Runner Up – Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina


Campbell’s finished the year 116-12 and had the distinction of winning the ASA National Championship, The NSPC National Championship and after defeating Dave Carroll Sports, won the USSSA World Series. They won the Triple Crown of Softball. They ran through this tournament going undefeated winning all five games by a 87-44 margin. They defeated the homer happy DCS in the final. DCS led the tournament with 33 total HRs. Mike Parrott (9), Bruce Meade and Mike Bolen (6) each led the way. Campbell’s had 7 starters have 10 hits or more; Greg Fuhrman (16), Buddy Slater (13), Mike Cellura (12), Steve Williams (11), Dennis Myers, Dick Bartel and Elby Bushong (10) each. Myers led the team in homers with 7 and also had 14 RBIs.


  • MVP – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s (13-19, .684, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs, 5-0 pitching, gave up less then 10 runs per game)
  • Home Run Leader – Mike Parrott, Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs) – 9
  • Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, Campbell’s (16-21, 2 HRs,16 RBIs, 9 Runs) – .761

MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Buddy Slater – Campbell’s Carpets (13-19, .684, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs) – Also 5-0 Pitching
  • Catcher – Cruz Martinez – Capitol Insulation (14-20, .700, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • First Base – Mike Bolen – Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 6 HRs, 8 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Second Base – Dennis Myers – Campbell’s Carpets (10-18, .556, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Third Base – Al White – Softball City (8-17, .470, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Steve Williams – Campbell’s Carpets (11-16, .688, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Cellura – Campbell’s Carpets (12-18, .667, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dick Bartel – Campbell’s Carpets (10-19, .526, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Dave Carroll Sports (13-22, .591, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Craig Seaman – Softball City (10-20, .500, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Parrott – Dave Carroll Sports (15-24, .625, 9 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Utility – Greg Fuhrman – Campbell’s Carpets (16-21, .761, 2 HRs, 16 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Utility – Gary Markland – Dave Carroll Sports (15-21, .714, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Donnie Wood – Dave Carroll Sports (12-24, .500, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Randy Gorrell – Campbell’s Carpets

OTHERS

  • Don Arndt, Howards (5-7, .714, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Charles Wright, Jerry’s (5-8, .625, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howards (4-7, .571, 2 Runs)
  • Tom Beall, Howards (4-7, .571, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Jerry’s (5-9, .556, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Myles Shexnaydre, Jerry’s (6-11, 545, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Freddi Trice, Jerry’s (5-10, .500, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • James Washington, Jerry’s (4-8, .500, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Softball City (10-21, .476, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, Campbells (10-21, .476, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, Dave Carroll (9-19, .473, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ron Whittleton, Capitol (7-15, .467, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Chic Downing, Softball City (7-15, .467, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bo Webber, Capitol (10-22, .455, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Jerry King, Campbells (7-17, .412, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Denny Jones, Campbells (7-17, .412, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Rick Pinto, Softball City (7-17, .412, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Braxton Speller, Softball City (7-18, .389, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Campbells (7-19, .367, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Herman Rathman, Softball City (4-11, .363, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
    Hank Kosmala, Capitol (7-20, .350, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Joey Raby, Dave Carroll (9-26, .346, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Don Furnald, Capitol (6-18, .333, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Softball City (7-22, .318, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Ken Carlton, Jerry’s (3-11, .273, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (1-7, .143)
  • Bill Ferguson, Campbells (0-0, .000)
  • Rick Wheeler, Campbells (0-1, .000)
  • James Boyett, Jerry’s (0-4, .000)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA (5-0)
2. Dave Carroll Sports, SherriIls Ford, NC (5-2)
3. Softball City, Detroit, MI (4-2)
4. Capitol Insulation, North Hollywood, CA (3-2)
5t. Lenoir Tire, Kinston, NC (2-2)
5t. Jesse’s, Louisville, KY (1-2)
7t. Jerry’s Catering, Miami, FL (1-2)
7t. Universal Campers, Phoenix, AZ (1-2)
9t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL (1-2)
9t. Coors/Advance Real Estate, Yakima, WA (0-2)
9t. Bibb’s Realty, Sandusky, OH (0-2)
9t. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (0-2)

1980 ASA Men’s Major Fastpitch Nationals

1980 held at Decatur, Illinois.


Champion – Peterbilt Western, Seattle, Washington
Runner Up – Midwest Galleries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


For the first time in many years, the Sunners came to a National Championship without Ty Stofflett, who has missed the entire season due to a fracture in his wrist. The Sunners used veteran pitcher Larry Bergh and Philadelphia Legend George Ulmer, a multiple Regional MVP from the old Flat Iron AC team.

Jeff Borror connected with a 2-run double in the top of the14th inning of a scoreless game to put Peterbilt Western in the lead 2-0. Midwest Galleries scored a run in the bottom of the 14th inning, but Graham Arnold came in to pitch and secured the final out. Borror and Butch Batt were both 2-5 in the championship game.

Dick Brubaker, Home & Savings (2-1)


  • MVP – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western
  • Batting Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western (11-21, 4 HR) – .524
  • Home Run Leader – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt Western – 4
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt Western

1980 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Graham Arnold, Peterbilt
P – Gregg Bosch, Midwest Galleries
P – Alan Colglazier, Home Savings and Loan
C – Jim Marsh, Guanella Brothers
C – Robin Voss, Home Savings and Loan
1B – Darryl Day, Home Savings and Loan
2B – Ted Hicks, Decatur ADM
3B – Ron Mason, Clearwater Bombers
SS – Don Van Deusen, York Barbell
OF – Bill Stewart, Peterbilt
OF – Russ Van Zoeren, McArdle Pontiac-Cadillac
OF – Ray Allena, Guanella Brothers
OF – Bob Slagle, Decatur ADM
UTIL – Richard Zeke Delong, York Barbell

1980 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Dick Brubaker, Home Savings and Loan
P – Chuck D’Arcy, Guanella Brothers
P – Mark Lee, Peterbilt
C – Michael Lucas, Midwest Galleries
C – Butch Batt, Peterbilt
1B – Denny Place, Decatur ADM
2B – Terry Muck, Home Savings and Loan
3B – Jeff Seip, York Barbell
SS – Denver Dixon, Midwest Galleries
OF – Hal Martinez, All-American Bar
OF – Mike Bishop, Peterbilt
OF – Jim Sokolik, Midwest Galleries
OF – Tom O’Brien, Walnut Products
UTIL – Barry Cashin, McArdle Pontiac-Cadillac


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Peterbilt Western, Seattle, WA (6-0) (Northwestern)
2. Midwest Galleries, Cedar Rapids, IA (4-2) (Mid America)
3. Home Savings & Loan, Aurora, IL (5-2) (Midwest)
4. Guanella Brothers, Santa Rosa, CA (3-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
5t. Lakewood Jets, Lakewood, CA (4-2) (Pacific Coast)
5t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (2-2) (Southern)
7t. Decatur ADM, Decatur, IL (3-2) (Host)
7t. Made Rite Potato Chips, Bay City, MI (3-2) (Great Lakes- At Large)
9t. Walnut Products, St. Joseph, MO (2-2) (Mid America-At Large)
9t. Rochester Rockets, Rochester, NY (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
9t. York Barbell, Reading, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic-At Large)
9t. All American Bar, St. Paul, MN (2-2) (Northern)
13t. McArdle Pontiac, Midland, MI (2-2) (Defending Champ)
13t. Ohio Caverns, West Liberty, OH (2-2) (East Central)
13t. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Butt’r Top, Clear Lake, IA (1-2) (Northern- At Large)
17t. Petrochen Kings, Camerillo, CA (1-2) (Pacific Coast-At Large)
17t. Plangger’s Furniture, Benton Harbor, MI (1-2) (Great Lakes)
17t. Poyner’s, Portales, NM (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Cactus)
17t. Hampshire, Baltimore, MD (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
17t. Bad Bob’s, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Southern States Petroleum, Ogden, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain-Alpine)
17t. Interstate Batterymen, Spencer, MA (0-2) (New England)
17t. Odessa Merchants, Odessa, TX (0-2) (Texas)

NOTES: Poyner’s, Portales, NM went in place went in place of Rocky Mountain-Cactus Champ – Reno Toyota, Reno, NV, who could not attend.

1980 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1980 held at York, Pennsylvania.


Champions: Howard’s Rubi-Otts, Graham, North Carolina
Runner Up: York Barbellettes, York, Pennsylvania


After 10 times in National play and coming up short the previous nine times, Howard’s Rubi-Otts final won the big one. The North Carolina team went undefeated and won 7 straight games. It wasn’t easy as they scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning as Sherri Pickard and Marion Scott both got on base and scored on consecutive singles. They then held on winning a 5-3 decision over The Barbellettes of York. York took an early 2-0 lead, but the Rubi-Otts moved back ahead with three runs in the second inning on back to back singles and a sac fly. Tournament MVP Sherri Pickard scored one of the two runs in that 6th inning and went 2 for 3 to lead the Rubi-Otts offense. Susan Clark and Toni Pullium both were 1 for 2.


  • MVP – Sherri Packard, Rubi-Otts (17-25, .680)
  • Batting Leader – Inga Lees, McLaughlin Oil (13-16) – .813
  • Home Run Leader – Rita Lewis, Bob Hoffman’s Dots – 3

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

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FINAL STANDINGS (Incomplete)

1. Howard’s Rubi-Otts, Graham, NC
2. York Barbellettes, York, PA
3. M&M Debs, Pittsburgh, PA
4. Bob Hoffman Dots, N. Miami, FL

TBD – on paper 40 teams