Category: ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch

1975 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1975 held at Providence, Rhode Island.

Champion – Levittown Legion, Levittown, New York
Runner Up – Dubois Chemical, Columbus, Ohio

  • MVP – Chan Baker, Levittown Legion
  • Batting Champion – H.E. Bonin, Houston Reds (.687)
  • HR Champion – Chan Baker, Levittown


Chan Baker, Levittown Legion
Frank Balkasare, Red Carpet Inn
H.E. Bonin, Houston Reds
Angelo Galasso, Levittown Legion
Elmer Harbough, Conti Brothers
Mike Jacobs, Gainesville Merchants
Lee Kiger, Piedmont Steel
Phil Mason, Siegel’s Market
Joe McCabe, Levittown Legion
Jerry Pinoni, Dubois Chemical
Jimmy Purvis, Cannon Welding
Matt Verton, Levittown Legion
Charlie Walker, Dubois Chemical
Clyde Zachary, Reed Nuts


Steve Burrows, Conti Brothers
Jimmy Cannon, Collins Mfg. Co
John Evans, Piedmont Sheet Metal
Pete Fischer, Thielman’s Sausage
Larry Green, Siegel’s Market
Kerry Hirschy, Fix N’Fix
Jim Hopkins, Conti Brothers
Rich Isley, Levittown Legion
Jack Lambert, Cother Brothers
Shorty Lewis, Dubois Chemical
Roy Price, Stasiu’s Bar
John Sheridan, Levittown Legion
Jerry Sherrod, Cannon Welding
Jeff Williams, Gainesville Merchants


1. Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY (7-1)
2. Dubois Chemical, Columbus, OH (5-2)
3. Siegel’s Market, Richmond, VA (6-2)
4. Red Carpet Inn, St. Petersburg, FL (7-2)
5t. Thielman’s Sausage, Sheboygan, WI (7-2)
5t. Conti Brothers, Providence, RI (4-2)
7t. Gainesville Merchants, Gainesville, FL (5-2)
7t. Piedmont Sheet Metal, Winston-Salem, NC (5-2)
9t. Collins Mfg. Co., Cleveland, TN (5-2)
9t. Cannon Welding, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
9t. Fix N’ Fix, Orlando, FL (3-2)
9t. Tacoma Office Supply, Tacoma, WA (2-2)
13t. Cother Brothers, Tampa, FL (3-2)
13t. Houston Reds, Houston, TX (3-2)
13t. City Lumber, Fayetteville, AR (4-2)
13t. Old Time Inn, Milbury, MA (3-2)
17t. Duitsman Insurance, Rantoul, MI (2-2)
17t. Stasiu’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
17t. American Amusement, Lansing, MI (2-2)
17t. Smiley’s, Baltimore, MD (2-2)
17t. Reed’s Nuts, Macon, GA (3-2)
17t. Mission Valley Merchants, Ronan, MT (1-2)
17t. Muskie’s Grille, Rochester, NY (3-2)
17t. Roman Carosuel, Queens, NY (3-2)
25t. Union Carbide, Charleston, WV (1-2)
25t. Ward Forging, Louisville, KY (2-2)
25t. Hilltop Inn, Ephrata, PA (2-2)
25t. Brouders Bar, Detroit, MI (2-2)
25t. Aces, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
25t. Mr. Bob’s, Crystal, MN (2-2)
25t. Miami Merchants, Miami, FL (2-2)
25t. Citizen Club, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
33t. Snowden-Mize Athletic Goods, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
33t. KEDA, Metro San Antonio, TX (2-2)
33t. Paddy Wagon, East Providence, RI (1-2)
33t. Chris’s Restaurant, Washington, D.C. (1-2)
33t. Merchants Grill, Rochester, NY (1-2)
33t. Friar’s Tuck, Norfolk, VA (1-2)
33t. Liberty Rock Elk, Milford, CT (1-2)
33t. Gabe & Walken, Iowa City, IA (1-2)
33t. Susie’s Inn, Elkton, MD (1-2)
33t. Vagabound Club, Cleveland, OH (1-2)
33t. Bay Area Bombers, Seabrook, TX (1-2)
33t. Ander’s Tile, Greenville, SC (1-2)
33t. BB&C Electric, Baton Rouge, LA (1-2)
33t. Jo Jo’s Pizzeria, Toledo, OH (1-2)
33t. McIntyre Chevrolet, Shreveport, LA (1-2)
33t. SSC, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
49t. Sir Pizza, Lexington, KY (0-2)
49t. Hardwick Fence, Bangor, ME (0-2)
49t. Rausch’s, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
49t. Franke Enterprise, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
49t. Warren’s Restaurant, Lynchburg, VA (0-2)
49t. Howard Savings Rank, Newark, NJ (0-2)
49t. Plywood Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (0-2)
49t. Richard’s Insurance, Brattleboro, VT (0-2)
49t. Trenton Capitals, Trenton, NJ (0-2)
49t. Frye’s Plumbing, Stapleton, NE (0-2)
49t. Linn Corriher, Landis, NC (0-2)
49t. Tri City Dodge, Nashua, NH (0-2)

No Shows – J J Ferguson, Greenwood, MS and Bourbon Rat, St. Paul, MN.

1974 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1974 held at Jones Beach, New York.

Champion – Piedmont Sheet Metal, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Runner Up – Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, Georgia

  • MVP – Monroe White, Piedmont Sheet Metal
  • Batting Champion – John Sheridan, Levittown Legion – .714
  • HR Champion – Glenn Dorch, Levittown Legion – 6
  • HR Champion – Chan Baker, Levittown Legion – 6


P – Monroe White, Piedmont Sheet Metal (6-0 pitching)
C – John Evans, Piedmont Sheet Metal
1B – John Sheridan, Levittown Legion
2B – Dick McCabe, Levittown Legion
3B – Barry Black, Piedmont Sheet Metal
SS – Gary Mixon, Thompson Sporting Goods
OF – Bob Ligon, Mama Jean’s Mobile Service
OF – Bob Lane, Thompson Sporting Goods
OF – Tom Clinard, Piedmont Sheet Metal
OF – Mike Jackson, Thompson Sporting Goods
UTIL – Rickie DePaola, Levittown Legion


P – Dean Jeseritz, Norling’s Silo
C – Glen Dorsch, Levittown Legion
1B – John Blanton, Piedmont Sheet Metal
2B – Ronnie James, Piedmont Sheet Metal
3B – Terry Webb, Thompson Sporting Goods
SS – Bob Hosford, Abbgy’s Computer Service
OF – Dock Booker, Mama Jean’s Mobile Service
OF – Bubba Garrett, Siegel’s Supermarkets
OF – Jerry Negan, Norling’s Silo
OF – Chan Baker, Levittown Legion
UTIL – Rickie Leek, Levittown Legion


1. Piedmont Sheet Metal, Winston-Salem, NC (6-0)
2. Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (6-2)
3. Levittown Legion Post No. 1711, Levittown, NY (6-2)
4. Siegel’s Supermarket, Richmond, VA (5-2)
5t. Norling Brothers Silo, Svea, MN (6-2)
5t. Wechtel’s Sunoco, Metro Toledo (4-2)
7t. Dases, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
7t. Rusty Nail-Jack’s Bottle Shop, Metro Minneapolis (4-2)
9t. Frieberger Furniture, Metro Louisville (5-2)
9t. Ranch House, Kentucky (5-2)
9t. Mama Jean’s Mobil Service, Metro Cleveland (4-2)
9t. Abbgy’s Computer Service, Michigan (3-2)
13t. Conti Brothers, Providence, RI (3-2)
13t. Dayton Blue Chip Tavern, Dayton, OH (3-2)
13t. Roman Carousel, Queens, NY (3-2)
13t. Trenton Capitals, Trenton, NJ (4-2)
17t. Spanaway Furniture, Tacoma, WA (3-2)
17t. Stowe’s Sporting Goods, Bristol, PA (2-2)
17t. Cougars, Lake Charles, LA (2-2)
17t, King Construction & Cannon Welding, Jacksonville, FL (2-2)
17t. Down South Snakes, Corpus Christi, TX (2-2)
17t. Collins Manufacturing Co., Cookeville, TN (2-2)
17t. Jarrell Truck Plaza, Richmond, VA (2-2)
17t. Moore’s International, Florida (1-2)
25t. Antonio’s Flying Pizza, Houston, TX (2-2)
25t. East First Auto Supply, Austin, TX (2-2)
25t. Shakey’s Pizza, Oshkosh, WI (1-2)
25t. V.R. Moore & Sons, Aberdeen, MD (1-2)
25t. Manchester Tire & Battery, Manchester, NH (1-2)
25t. Blackwell-Kasl-Hutton Pharmacy, Blackwell, OK (1-2)
25t. American Legion Post No. 420, Springfield, MA (1-2)
25t. Maple Wheel, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
33t. Christy’s Cleaners, White Plains, NY (1-2)
33t. Hermann’s World of Sports, Valley Stream, NY (1-2)
33t. Bob Banning’s Dodge Men, Washington, D.C. (1-2)
33t. Dahlstrom’s Motors, Grand Forks, ND (1-2)
33t. Love Furniture, Arkansas (1-2)
33t. Classic Bar, Papillion, NE (1-2)
33t. LeBaun-O’Brien, Vermont (1-2)
33t. Etna Hawks, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
33t. Du Penn, Rock Hill, SC (0-2)
33t. Ladner’s Friendly Inn, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
33t. Moore Painting, Orlando, FL (0-2)
33t. Tolers, Felton, DE (0-2)
33t. WGUY, Bangor, ME (0-2)
33t. East St. Louis Saints, East St. Louis, IL (0-2)
33t. U Totem, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
33t. Half Century Bar, Detroit, MI (0-2)
49t. Richie’s on Broadway, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)
49t. Chesapeake AC, Norfolk, VI (0-2)
49t. Henco, Rochester, NY (0-2)
49t. Park Liquor, West Haven, CT (0-2)

1973 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1973 held at York Memorial Park Complex in York, Pennsylvania.

Champion – Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, Virginia (68-18)
Runner Up – Levittown Legion, Levittown, New York

Samuel’s trailed 10-3, came back in bottom of of the 7th to beat defending champ Levittown Legion 13-12 , Pete Thacker had a dramatic pinch hit that scored Jim Crismond (4-4) with the winning run to give Samuel’s the 13-12 win. Crismond was 4-4 in the game and an easy choice for the MVP Award.

Levittown Legion was sent to the losers bracket by another Long Island team (W-B). The had to win 7 games in a row to get back to the final and after winning the first final 7-1, it looked good. But Jim Crismond took over. Crismond was 16 for his last 18 at bats to lead the Richmond squad.

A small rural community north of Richmond, Virginia is gaining a great deal of notoriety in the sports world this year. The community known as Doswell, Virginia which does not even have the legal status of a town, has a post office, a service station, a lumber yard, a grocery store, a softball diamond, and some horse stables.

Out of the horse stables known as Meadow Farm, came a triple crown winner, Secretariat, and off the softball diamond came Samuel’s Grocery, the national class A slow pitch champions.

Samuel’s which lost its first two games in last year’s tournament in Cincinnati, won six straight in York, Pennsylvania over Labor Day weekend to reach the finals of the tournament undefeated. Levittown American Legion of Long Island, New York, the defending champions, handed Samuel’s its first loss by a score of 7-1 and held a seemingly safe 10-2 lead after an inning and a half before Samuel’s rallied for a 13-12 win and the first national champion ever for a Metro Richmond team.

The comeback win was the fourth one-run decision for the champions, which also won lopsided games by scores of 20-3 over Delaware, 8-2 over Maryland, and 34-9 over Ohio.

Samuel’s hitting attack was paced by catcher, David Turner (17-28 .607), outfielder Jim Crismond (16-18, .889), first baseman, Scott Southworth (12-21, .571), and second baseman, Steve Cornwell (13-16, .500). Crismond, who received most valuable player honors, also contributed defensively with diving catches and by throwing out six runners on the bases.

The tournament drew 48 teams from all sections of the country.

In addition to Crismond, Samuel’s landed Harvey Henley, Mike Six, and Tigner on the Class A All America team. Levittown placed Chan Baker, Rich Leek, Rich Saute, and Bob Murcer on the honor squad.

Danny Mascia of W-B, Lallansack and Doern of Green Holmes, Wis., Chuck Meeringa of Bell Pick-Up, Michigan and Rick Yarborough of Georgia, round out the All America team.

  • MVP – Jim “Doc” Crismond, Samuel’s Grocery (17-30, .567) 16 for hist last 18 at bats, including 4-4 in the “if” game with 4 RBI.
  • HR Leader – N/A
  • Batting Leader – N/A


  • Harvey Henley, Samuel’s Grocery
  • Mike Six, Samuel’s Grocery
  • David Turner, Samuel’s Grocery
  • Chan Baker, Levittown Legion
  • Rick Leek, Levittown Legion
  • Bob Murcer, Levittown Legion
  • Rich Saute, Levittown Legion
  • Danny Mascia, W-B
  • John Lallansack, Morris-Moran/Green Briar Homes
  • Gary Doern, Morris-Moran/Green Briar Homes
  • Chuck Meerings, Bell Pick-Up
  • Rick Yarborough, Dr. Thompson’s


1. Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, VA (7-1)
2. Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY (9-2)
3. W-B, Long Island, NY (5-2)
4. Bell Pick-Up, Wyoming, MI (7-2)
5t. Corner Appliance, Bronx, NY (3-2)
5t. Jolly Bar, Detroit (4-2)
7t. Sorrento Pizza, Cincinnati (6-2)
7t. Morris-Moran/Green Briar Homes, Sheboygan, WI (4-2)
9t. Tremac, Xenia, OH (3-2)
9t. Goodrich Service Center, Midland, TX (2-2)
9t. Osbon Tire Company, Augusta, SC (4-2)
9t. New Era Die Co., York, PA (3-2)
13t. Dr. Thompson’s, Georgia (3-2)
13t. Trademen, Kentucky (2-2)
13t. Monroe Music, Rochester, NY (2-2)
13t. Ray Cooper Roofing, Pennsylvania (2-2)
17t. Higgins-Schwinn Cyclery, Greensboro, NC (2-2)
17t. Cooper Brothers, Iberia, LA (2-2)
17t. Talisman Bar, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. DMC, Charlestown, WV (2-2)
17t. V.R. Moore & Son, Aberdeen, MD (1-2)
17t. Mercury Cleaners, Washington (1-2)
17t. Wechtel’s, Toledo, OH (1-2)
17t. Ram Pub, Salem, OR (1-2)
25t. Digidio’s Bar, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
25t. Golden Leaf Bar, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
25t. Copehart Trailers, Lincoln, NE (1-2)
25t. Bullitt County Merchants, Louisville, KY (1-2)
25t. Sportsco, Washington, D.C. (1-2)
25t. Grafton Eagles, Grafton, ND (1-2)
25t. Fred’s Deli, Scotch Plains, NJ (1-2)
25t. Tom’s Valley Skelly, Stillwater, MN (1-2)
33t. Etna Hawks, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
33t. Wellington Arms, New Castle, DE (0-2)
33t. Elks III, Connecticut (0-2)
33t. Virginia Rebels, Fairfax, VA (0-2)
33t. Mack’s Lounge, Newport, RI (0-2)
33t. Albers Texaco, Brattleboro (0-2)
33t. Kenny’s Newsroom, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
33t. IGA Stores, Illinois (0-2)
33t. Southwest Bank, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
33t. Brentwood, Austin, TX (0-2)
33t. Ryder Truck Lease, Nashville, TN (0-2)
33t. Light, Arkansas (0-2)
33t. Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME (0-2)
33t. Hornets, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Yonkers Teachers, Yonkers, NY (0-2)
33t. Gondolas, Boston, MA (0-2)

1972 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Champion – Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, New York
Runner Up – Jolly Bar, Detroit, Michigan

Jolly Bar won their first couple games then lost their first game on Monday and had to deal with the rain delay schedule. Vernhardt’s Won their first three games and then the rain delays started and they won all three on the last day to win the championship. Tom Back was said to have won 4 of the 6 games Jolly Bar played with either a game winning hit or game saving catch to earn MVP honors.

  • MVP – Tom Back, Jolly Bar


P – Rick Leek, Vernhardt’s Inn
C – Ron Fitanor, Travelers
1B – Joe Gagliardi, Pepsico
2B – Larry Johinovotch, Jolly Bar
3B – Junior Riggs, Travelers
SS – Bob Hummer, Jolly Bar
OF – Bobby Mercer, Jolly Bar
OF – Ray Klett, Vernhardt’s Inn
OF – Guidici, Henco Builders
OF – Tom Back, Jolly Bar


1. Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, NY (6-0)
2. Jolly Bar, Detroit, MI (6-2)
3. Pepsico, Valhalla, NY (4-2)
4. Rantoul, Illinois (4-2)
5t. Steinhafel, Wisconsin (5-2)
5t. Tino’s, Chicago, IL (4-2)
7t. Travelers, Louisville, KY (4-2)
7t. Henco Builders, Rochester, NY (4-2)
9t. Jay’s AC, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Johnny Mac, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
9t. Colonel’s Retreat, Thibodaux, LA (2-2)
9t. Minnehaha Bowl, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
13t. Troy Redmen/Holy Name, Troy, MI (2-2)
13t. Conti Brothers, Providence, RI (2-2)
13t. Bridgeport Men, Bridgeport, NE (2-2)
13t. Solway Hardware, Oak Ridge, TN (2-2)
17t. Corner Distributors, Bronx, NY (1-2)
17t. Hunts Tavern, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
17t. Dubois Chemical, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Mack Truck, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Eagles, Minnesota (1-2)
17t. Maria’s Pizza, Grand Rapids, MI (1-2)
17t. Dino’s, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
25t. Prudential, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Strosh’s Place, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
25t. Sports Bar, Fargo, ND (0-2)
25t. Phi Lamda Chi, Fayetteville, AR (0-2)
25t. Jumbo’s, Hepzibah, WV (0-2)
25t. Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, VA (0-2)
25t. Gerres Construction, Elkton, DE (0-2)

1971 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1971 held at Louisville, Kentucky.

Co-Champion – Troy Redman, Troy, Michigan
Co-Champion – St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus, Detroit, Michigan

  • No MVP or all tournament team was named and no other information available

This was the first year of the ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch National Championships. The Class “A” meet drew-a field of 26 teams In its first outing. Teams came from Kansas, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Delaware, Rhode Island, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan and six metro areas.

The winners bracket final between Troy Redmen and St. Patricks was tied 6-6 in the fifth inning when torrential rains came and washed away the rest of the tournament. Troy and St. Pats were awarded Co-Champs and Des Speilhaus of Wisconsin and Fairport Merchants of Rochester third and fourth respectively. Both were alive in the losers bracket.

Jefferson County Merchants and 5&10 Tap were awarded 5th and 6th as they were still alive as well, but did not advance as far as the other two teams with one loss. Also, Fairport defeated Jefferson County head-to-head. In the final few games played:

Winner’s bracket – Fairport Rochester Merchants defeated Jefferson County Merchants 4-1. Troy Redmen defeated Fairport Rochester Merchants 15-5. St. Patricks K of C defeated Milwaukee 5&10 Tap 10-3. In Loser’s Bracket games; Des Speilhaus eliminated Schumachers 12-4. Jefferson Merchants eliminated Corbin Pepsi Cola.

Also, Fairport Merchants defeated Jefferson County head-to-head. In the final few games played: Winner’s bracket – Fairport Merchants defeated Jefferson County Merchants 4-1. Troy Redmen defeated Fairport Merchants 15-5. St. Patricks K of C defeated Milwaukee 5&10 Tap 10-3. In Loser’s Bracket games; Des Speilhaus eliminated Schumachers 12-4. Jefferson Merchants eliminated Corbin Pepsi Cola.


1t. Troy Holy Name Redmen, Troy, OH (4-0)
1t. St. Patrick’s K of C, Detroit, MI (4-0)
3. Des Spielhaus, River Falls, WI (6-1)
4. Fairport Merchants, Rochester, NY (2-1)
5t. Jefferson County Merchants, Louisville, KY (4-1)
5t. 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI (2-1)
7t. Schumacher SWBT, St. Louis, MO (4-2)
7t. American Savings, Pekin, IL (3-2)
9t. Pepsi Cola, Corbin, KY (2-2)
9t. Wayside, Buffalo, MN (2-2)
9t. Shoney’s Big Boy, Richmond, VA (2-2)
9t. St. Elizabeth, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. Minnesota Mutual, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
13t. Moore Painting, Orlando, FL (1-2)
13t. Milford Merchants, Milford, MI (1-2)
13t. Howard Johnson’s, Lexington, KY (1-2)
17t. Mack’s Lounge, Newport, RI (1-2)
17t. Local 851, Joliet, IL (1-2)
17t. Digby Dodgers, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
17t. Hicks Chevrolet, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
17t. Embalmers, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
17t. Red Roosters, Grand Island, NE (0-2)
17t. Moody Blues, Louisville, KY (0-2)
17t. Portland AC, Bowling Green, KY (0-2)
25t. Keilwood, Brownsville, KY (0-2)
25t. Jet Sets, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)