Category: ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch

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

1972 ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

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


FINAL STANDINGS

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, Louisiana (2-2)
9t. Minnehaha Bowl, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
13t. Troy Redmen, Troy, OH (2-2)
13t. Conti Brothers, Rhode Island (2-2)
13t. Bridgeport Men, Bridgeport, NE (2-2)
13t. Solway Hardware, Tennessee (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, Michigan (1-2)
17t. Dino’s, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
25t. Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Kansas City, MO (0-2)
25t. North Dakota (0-2)
25t. Phi Lamda Chi, Arkansas (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.


FINAL STANDINGS

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)