Category: ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch

1969 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1969 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California (61-10)
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (61-8)


The Orange Lionettes defeated Raybestos 1-0 in the winners bracket as Nancy Welborn pitched a 14 inning no hitter. Welborn also scored the winning run. Joan Joyce was the losing pitcher as she struck out 20 batters. The Brakettes then bested the Yakima Webb Cats as Donna Lopiano outdueled Billie Harris 1-0 in the semi finals for the right to get another crack at the Lionettes. Once again, it was Welborn who was the deciding factor as she pitched a 4-1 rain-delayed victory. She surrendered only 2 hits. The Lionettes Rosie Adams came up with the bases loaded and cleared them to give the Orange a 3-1 lead in what turned out to be the big blow of the game.


  • MVP – Billie Harris, Yakima Webb Cats (4-1, 26 K, 35 IP, 3 shutouts; 8-20, .400 average, 1 Run, 2 RBI)
  • Bertha Tickey Pitching Award – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes (5-0, 3 shutouts, 35 K, 40 IP, 1 ER, 14 inning 1-0 no-hitter vs Brakettes and then 4-1 final game win)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
  • Batting Leader – Carol Lichtenberger, NJ Schaeferettes (9-15, 2 Runs) – .600
  • HR Leader – Sylvia Holly, Tucson Roadrunners – 1

1969 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Nancy Welborn, Orange Lionettes
P – Billie Harris, Yakima Webb Cats
P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (2-2, 34 IP, 58 K)
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Ieva Sijats, Indianapolis Anchorettes
1B – Cathy Benedetto, Yakima Webb Cats (1-1, 14 IP, 15 K) pitched the other 2 games for the Webb Cats
2B – Wanda McCargar, Yakima Webb Cats
3B – Toni Swartout, Orlando Rebels
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Carol Lichtenberger, Schaeferettes
OF – Mary Taylor, Yakima Webb Cats
OF – Darlene May, Orlando Rebels
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Joy Peterson, Utah Shamrocks

1969 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (3-0, 21 IP, 20 K, 3 shutouts)
P – Donna Schwenk, Indianapolis Anchorettes
P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels (4-1, 32 Ks, 31 IP, 2 ER)
C – Peggy Kellers, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Maggie Bean, Yakima Webb Cats
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Rose Marie “Rosie” Adams, Orange Lionettes
3B – Dorothy “Dot” Dobie, Yakima Webb Cats
SS – Sharron Backus, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Snookie Mulder, Orlando Rebels
OF – E. Louise Albrecht, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Mary Lou Adams, Orange Lionettes
OF – Mickey Davis, Orange Lionettes
UTIL – Sandra Koelsch, Schaeferettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (5-0) (South Pacific Coast)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Yakima Webb Cats, Yakima, WA (5-2) (Northwestern)
4. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (5-2) (Southern)
5. Anchor Fence Anchorettes, Indianapolis, IN (2-2) (West Central)
6. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (2-2) (Cactus)
7. Schaeferettes, Plainfield, NJ (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
8. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9. Lakers, Lake Jackson, TX (1-2) (Texas)
10. Wooster Lumber Girls, Wooster, OH (1-2) (East Central)
11. Telford Wanderers, Telford, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
12. Teamsterettes Local 696, Topeka, KS (1-2) (Western)
13. Kropp Realty, Shakopee, MN (1-2) (Northern)
14. Manero’s Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (1-2) (New England)
15. Santa Clara Laurels, Santa Clara, CA (0-2) (North Pacific Coast)
16. Universal Dynamics, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
17. Tucson Roadrunners, Tucson, AZ (0-2) (Host)
18. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (0-2) (South Atlantic)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Anchorage Gold Nuggets, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – no representative was listed. Canada Champ – Saskatoon Imperials, Saskatoon, SK did not attend.

1968 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1968 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (69-6)
Runner Up – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California


Bertha Tickey, who retired after the 1967 National, came back in 1968 to pitch one last year.  She only pitched two games, but made them memorable.

In the fist game she hurled, she pitched a 8-0 perfect game and struck out 14 batters, 11 of them in succession to start the game.

In her next and last game in her illustrious career, she pitched a 13 inning no-hitter in the winner’s bracket final to beat Fresno 1-0. Donna Hebert doubled in Donna Lopiano with the games winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning.  Tickey struck out 19 batters in the game. She finished the tournament with a 2-0 record, pitched 20 innings, struck out 33 batters, walked none and gave up no hits.

What an incredible way to end a career. For the second straight year, the Brakettes ran the table, going 6-0. They did not give up a run until the final game. They surrendered 10 hits in 6 games and struck out 76 in 48 innings. In the past 2 years, their pitching staff has been 12-0, 11 by shutout. They have struck out 151 batters in 91 innings. They only surrendered 17 hits and 1 run, which was unearned.

The Women’s Pitching Award would forever be known as the Bertha Tickey Pitching Award.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (4-0, 3 shutouts, 25 IP, 42 K, won 3-1 final; also 10-23, .435, 6 RBI, 5 Doubles)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 20 IP, 33 K, gave up 0 hits, 1 no hitters, 1 perfect game)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
  • Batting Leader – Toni Swartout, Orlando Rebels (6-12) – .500
  • HR Leader – Pat Harrison, Raybestos (7-19, .368, 5 Runs, 2 RBI, 3 Doubles, 1 Triple) – 1

1968 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Bertha Ragan Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Pat Whitman, Perkasie Glenettes (4-2, 3 shutouts)
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Peggy Kellers, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Veronica Maurek, Perkasie Glenettes
3B – Toni Swartout, Orlando Rebels
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes (2-0, 2 shutouts)
OF – Pat Harrison, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Marlene Piper, Raybestos Brakettes (9-22, .409) – 2-run Double in final game was key in 3-1 victory.
OF – Pat Walker, Orlando Rebels
OF – Mickey Davis, Orange Lionettes
UTIL – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes

1968 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels
P – Gloria Helms, Fresno Rockets (3-2)
P – Jackie Rice, Orange Lionettes (4-2)
C – Linda Izatt, Utah Shamrocks
C – Mary Jane Boyd, Perkasie Glenettes
1B – Pat Lynch, Perkasie Glenettes
2B – Sue Gunter, Brentwood TN Sportettes
3B – Carol LaRose, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Phyllis Shaak, Perkasie Glenettes
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Judy Stine, Wooster Lumber
OF – Sheila Patterson, Fresno Rockets
OF – Nera “Sally” White, Brentwood TN Sportettes
UTIL – Gerry Murphy, Fresno Rockets


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (6-2) (South Pacific Coast)
3. Fresno Valley Rockets, Fresno, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
4. Perkasie Glenettes, Perkasie, PA (4-2) (Central Atlantic)
5t. Brentwood Sportettes, Nashville, TN (2-2) (South Atlantic)
5t. Ohse Meat Company, Topeka, KS (2-2) (Western)
7t. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
7t. Wooster Lumber Girls, Wooster, OH (2-2) (East Central)
9t. Anchor Fence Anchorettes, Indianapolis, IN (1-2) (West Central)
9t. JH Rose Truckline Comets, Houston, TX (1-2) (Texas)
9t. Bridgeport Co-Eds, Bridgeport, CT (1-2) (Host)
9t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (2-2) (Southern)
13t. Schaeferettes, Plainfield, NJ (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. Panza Const. Superiorettes, West Haven, CT (1-2) (New England)
13t. Yakima Webb Cats, Yakima, WA (0-2) (Northwestern)
13t. Superior 400, Bloomington, MN (1-2) (Northern)
17t. Hull-Dobbs Ford, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (0-2) (Cactus)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Anchorage Gold Nuggets, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – no representative was listed. Canada Champ – Toronto Carpetland, Toronto, ON did not attend.

1967 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1967 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (67-2)
Runner Up – Lock Drug Jets, Redwood City, California


Joan Joyce, back home in Stratford after a three year stint in California with the Orange Lionettes, pitched a 6-0 two hit shutout in the Championship game. Joyce struck out 13 batters. Joyce and Donna Lopiano both walloped home runs over the fence in the game. Five Brakettes had at least 2 hits in the game. The Brakettes ran through the tournament shutting out 6 straight opponents and their combined score was 41-0. Their team pitching total was 6-0, 43 IP, 75 K, 0 Runs, 0 ERs, and surrendering only 7 hits in 6 games.

Connie Kennedy pitcher for Ohse Meats, went 2-2.

Ginny Hanselman (3-1, 3 shutouts) and Myrt Baker (1-1) were the pitchers for the Redwood City Jets. They Surrendered only 18 runs, 10 coming against the Brakettes.

Joan Joyce, Brakettes (2-0, 2 shutouts, 25 Ks/15 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, pitched 6-0 shutout with 13 K in final and went 2-4 with 2-Run HR).

ASA Hall of Famer, Margie Law came out of retirement to pitch a game for the Sun City Saints. She won the game and pitched a 3-hit shutout, striking out 7.


  • MVP – Mary Miller, Ohse Meats (4-0, 3 shutouts, 22 K, 30 IP, 1 ER)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Margaret Propst, Ohse Meats
  • Batting Leader – Jane Hughes, Salt Lake City Shamrocks (8-17, 3 Runs, 2 RBI) – .471
  • HR Leader – Joan Joyce, Brakettes (8-21, .381, 8 Runs, 5 RBI) – 1
  • HR Leader – Donna Lopiano, Brakettes (9-21, .429, 7 Runs, 4 RBI) – 1
  • HR Leader – Nera White, Oak Motors Mustangs (5-15, .333, 4 RBI, also 1-0 pitching) – 1
  • HR Leader – Kay Mayhill, OSHE (5-21,.238, 4 RBI, 3 Runs) – 1

1967 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 2 shutouts, 29 K/14 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, including 10-0 perfect game with 15 Ks in WB finals) She announced her retirement after the tournament.
P – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 2 shutouts, 21 Ks/14 IP, 0 ER, 3 Hits)
P – Mary Miller, Topeka Ohse Meats
C – Mary McGinn, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Judy Akers, Topeka Ohse Meats
1B – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Sue Gunther, Oak Park Mustangs (7-13, .538, 4 Runs, 3 RBI)
3B – Billie Moore, Topeka Ohse Meats
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Willie Roze, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Cecilia Ponce, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Pat Walker, Orlando Rebels
OF – Katherine Washington, Oak Park Mustangs
UTIL – Joy Peterson, Utah Shamrocks

1967 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Virginia Hanselman, Redwood City Jets
P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels
P – Jackie Rice, Orange Lionettes
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Maggie Bean, Yakima Webb Cats
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Jane Hughes, Utah Shamrocks
3B – Mary Nell Meadors, Oak Park Mustangs
SS – Margaret Propst, Topeka Ohse Meats
OF – Lynne Justino, Redwood City Jets
OF – Karen Swarts, Topeka Ohse Meats
OF – Mickey Davis, Orlando Rebels
OF – Marla Bankhead, Utah Shamrocks
UTIL – Nera “Sally” White, Oak Park Mustangs


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Lock Drug Jets, Redwood City, CA (4-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. Oshe Meat Company, Topeka, KS (6-2) (Western)
4. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (3-2) (Rocky Mountain)
5t. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (3-2) (South Pacific Coast)
5t. Yakima Webb Cats, Yakima, WA (2-2) (Northwestern)
7t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (2-2) (Southern)
7t. Oak Motors Mustangs, Nashville, TN (2-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (1-2) (Cactus)
9t. Lock Auto Electric, Sioux Falls, SD (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Panza Const. Superiorettes, West Haven, CT (2-2) (Host)
9t. Perkasie Glenettes, Perkasie, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Dierk’s Oak Park Chargers, Chicago, IL (1-2) (West Central
13t. Manero’s Waltham Drifters, Waltham, MA (1-2) (New England)
13t. A1 Movers Softball Club, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. Brazosport Girls, Brazosport, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17t. Bud Kouts Chevrolet, Lansing, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17t. Holland All-Stars, Haarlem, Netherlands (0-2) (Europe)
17t. Maurauders, Elizabeth, NJ (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Anchorage Gold Nuggets, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – no representative was listed. Canada Champ – Toronto Carpetland, Toronto, ON did not attend.

1966 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1966 held at Orlando, Florida.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stradford, Connecticut (74-4)
Runner Up – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California


Donna Lopiano pitched and won the first final for the Brakettes, she threw a 2-hitter and her RBI was the game winner. Joan Joyce and Nancy Ito were the only ones to get a hit off Lopiano. In the Final Championship Game, Bertha -Ragan Tickey hurled a 3-0 shutout surrendering only 4 hits. Joan Joyce started the game for Orange and went four innings, but came out because of an injury in and was relieved by Lou Albrecht, who finished the game, but not before surrendering the 3 winning runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Tickey had an RBI single to help her own cause and Gladys Crespo drove in 2 runs with another hit.

Donna Hebert, Raybestos (1-0, 21 IP, 1 run, 6 hits)


  • MVP – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 27 K, 19 IP, 0 ER, 6 Hits, hurled 2-hit 1-0 shutout in first final and drove in only run)
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Gladys Crespo, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Edwina Bryan, Lorelei Ladies (8-14, 4 RBI, 3 Runs) – .571
  • HR Leader – N/A – no Home Runs were hit according to the ASA Rule Book stats

1966 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Orange Lionettes (4-1, 50 IP, 71 K, 0 ERs, including a combined no hitter with Louise Albrecht). Joyce also started the final championship game and went 4 and 1/3 inning without giving up a run, but walked three Brakettes. She was relieved by Albrecht, who gave up 3 runs and was the losing pitcher.
P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels (4-2, 40 Ks, 53 IP)
P – Bertha Ragan Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (3-1, 31 Ks, 24 IP, won final championship game 3-0)
C – Robbie Robinson, Orlando Rebels
C – Janice White, Lorelei Ladies
1B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Gerry Murphy, Fresno Rockets
3B – Toni Swartout, Orlando Rebels
SS – Edwina Bryan, Lorelei Ladies
OF – Pat Harrison, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Lynda Gabel, Orlando Rebels
OF – Odette Griffin, Orange Lionettes
OF – Pat Walker, Orlando Rebels
UTIL – Gladys Crespo, Raybestos Brakettes

1966 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Nancy Welborn, McCullough Chain Saw
P – Jackie Rice, Fresno Rockets (3-1)
P – Louise “Chris” Mazzuca, Buena Park Gold Sox
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes (7-21,  .333)
C – Jane Caton, McCullough Chain Saw
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Earline Ulrich, Buena Park Gold Sox
3B – Connie Gray, McCullough Chain Saw
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Karen Meats, McCullough Chain Saw
OF – Bev Danaher, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Sandra June Wells, Lorelei Ladies
OF – Sharron Backus, Orange Lionettes
UTIL – Marlys Taber, Pekin Lettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CA (6-1) (New England)
2. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (5-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (5-2) (Host)
4. Buena Park Gold Sox, Buena Park, CA (3-2) (South Pacific Coast)
5t. McCullough Chain Saw, Eugene, OR (3-2) (Northwestern)
5t. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
7t. Pekin-Lettes, Pekin, IL (2-2) (West Central)
7t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (2-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Frank Waters Pontiac Dons, Kansas City, KS (2-2) (Western)
9t. Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. JH Rose Truck Lines Comets, Houston, TX (1-2) (Texas)
9t. Richfield VFW Comets, Richfield, MN (1-2) (Northern)
13t. Perkasie Glenettes, Perkasie, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. RH Hall, St. Petersburg, FL (0-2) (Southern)
13t. Bud Kouts Chevrolet, Lansing, MI (0-2) (East Central)
13t. Sun City Saints, Sun City, AZ (0-2) (Cactus)
17t. International Investors, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Lusardi Schaeferettes, Plainfield, NJ (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)

NOTES: Alaska Champ – Anchorage Gold Nuggets, Anchorage, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – No representative was listed. Canada Champ – Fort Erie Auto Supply, Fort Erie, ON did not attend.

1965 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1965 held at Orlando, Florida.


Champion – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stradford, Connecticut (60-8)


The final game was a 12 inning pitchers duel between Joan Joyce of Orange Lionettes and Donna Lopiano of Brakettes. In the top of the 12th inning, Joan Joyce walked to lead off the inning for the Lionettes. Nancy Ito’s sacrifice bunt moved her to second base. Sally Palmer hit a ground ball up the middle that Brakettes second basemen, Mary Bennet made a nice play to get the out at first and held Joyce on second base. Louise Albrecht then hit a line drive single down the right field line to score Joyce. In the bottom of the 12th, Joyce retired the side in order to claim the championship for the Orange.

Lou Albrecht, Orange Lionettes (1-0, Won other game with a 2-hit shutout to give the Lionettes 5 straight shutouts wins).

Jackie Rice was 2-2 with a shutout for Erv Lind Florists and Hap Piper was 2-0 as she hurled 2 shutouts.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Orange Lionettes (4-0, 4 shutouts, no-hitter, 49 K/34 IP, gave up 6 hits, scored winning run in 12th inning of 1-0 final on a hit by Lou Albrecht)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – N/A
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Nera Sally White, Oak Motors Mustangs (First time this was awarded)
  • Batting Leader – Jan Berkland, MN Comets (5-11, 2 RBI, 3 Runs) – .455
  • HR Leader – no information

1965 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Orange Lionettes
P – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (3-1, 22 IP, 34 Ks, 3 shutouts, 2 no hitters)
P – Lorene Ramsey, Pekin Lettes (5-2, 57 IP)
C – Ann Mullins, Pekin Lettes
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes (6-17, .353, 4 Runs)
2B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-1, 2 shutouts)
3B – Carol LaRose, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Nera “Sally” White, Oak Motors Mustangs
OF – Kathryn “Sis” King, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Marlene Piper, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Rose Bonovito, New Haven Wonderettes
OF – E. Louise Albrecht, Orange Lionettes
UTIL – Rosemary “Micki” Stratton, Raybestos Brakettes

1965 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lottie Jackson, Oak Motors Mustangs – 49 years old was 4-2 with 4 consecutive shutouts.
P – Nancy Welborn, McCullough Chain Saw
P – Hap Beryl Piper, Erv Lind Florists
C – Laura Malesh, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Ann Allen, Oak Motors Mustangs
1B – Gloria May, Fresno Rockets
2B – Sue Gunter, Oak Motors Mustangs
3B – Dorothy “Dot” Dobie, Erv Lind Florists
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes (7-18, .389, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
OF – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Fran Sekata, Pekin Lettes
OF – Willie Roze, New HavenWonderettes
OF – Brenda Foey, McCullough Chain Saw
UTIL – Marlys Taber, Pekin Lettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (5-0) (South Pacific Coast)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2) (Host)
3. Pekin-Lettes, Peoria, IL (5-2) (West Central)
4. Oak Motors Mustangs, Nashville, TN (5-2) (South Atlantic)
5. Wonderettes, New Haven, CT (2-2) (New England)
6. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (2-2) (North Pacific Coast)
7. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (4-2) (Defending Champ)
8. McCullough Chain Saw, Eugene, OR (2-2) (Northwestern)
9. Utah Shamrocks, Saly Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
10. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
11. LeSabres, Rahway, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
12. Perkasie Glenettes, Perkasie, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
13. Minneapolis Comets, Minneapolis, MN (1-2) (Northern)
14. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (1-2) (Cactus)
15. Pyramid Life Insurance, Kansas City, KS (0-2) (Western)
16. V.F.W., Adrian, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17. Marshall Plumbing Rebels, Fort Worth, TX (0-2) (Texas)
18. Memphis Chicks, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
19. Aladdin Rug, Toronto, ON (0-2) (East Canada)

NOTES: Aladdin Rug, Toronto (East Canada Champ) went in place of Canadian Champ, CUAC Blues, Winnipeg, who could not attend.

1964 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1964 held at Orlando, Florida.


Champion – Erv Lind Florists, Portland, Oregon
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stradford, Connecticut (59-15)


The lone run in the championship game was scored in the 4th inning as Marlene Piper singled, Carolyn Fitzwater sacrificed her over to second, then Hal Piper’s broken bat single scored Marlene Piper with the run , which turned out to be the championship winning run. Jackie Rice pitched a 2-hit shutout and struck out 2. Losing pitcher, Joan Joyce surrendered 5 hits and struck out 5.

Jackie Rice gave her MVP Award to Bertha Ragan-Tickey. Bertha pitched in all 9 games, 67 K in 59 IP, 6-2, lost first game, won 6 straight shutouts, 50 scoreless innings, lost final 1-0.

Brenda Reilly, Raybestos (1-0, was the winning pitcher in the one game that Bertha Tickey did not get a decision in, they combined for an 8-0 shutout).

Dot Dobie, Portland (4-12, .333, 2 RBI).


  • MVP – Jackie Rice, Erv Lind Florists (4-0, 1 save 29 IP, 14 Ks, 4 shutouts and gave up 11 hits, including a 1-0 victory in the final).
  • Outstanding Pitcher – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Joy Peterson, Salt Lake City Shamrocks (6-11, 2 Runs) – .545
  • HR Leaders – Candelari, Houston (3-12, .250, 4 RBI, 3 Runs) – 1
  • HR Leaders – Spicer, New Jersey (4-9, .444, 1 RBI, 4 Runs) – 1

1964 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Jackie Rice, Erv Lind Florists
P – Jean Daves, Orlando Rebels (4-2, 45 IP, 26 Ks, 4 ERs, 2 shutouts)
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
C – Rosemary “Micki” Stratton, Raybestos Brakettes
1B – Shirley Topley, Raybestos Brakettes
2B – Sally Palmer, Orange Lionettes
3B – Carol LaRose, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Carolyn Fitzwater, Erv Lind Florists (6-13, .362, 2 RBI, 2 Runs)
OF – Sharron Backus, Orange Lionettes
OF – Kathryn “Sis” King, Phoenix Ramblers
OF – Rita Horky, Orlando Rebels
OF – Marlene “Hap” Piper, Erv Lind Florists (1-0, she pitched 6 innings of no-hit ball and Jackie Rice came into pitch the last inning and preserve the no-hitter)
UTIL – Joan Joyce, Orange Lionettes (3-1, 32 K, 32 IP, 3 Shutouts)

1964 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Billie Harris, Phoenix Ramblers
P – Muriel Schneider, Adrian VFW
P – Nelda Majors, Houston Comets
C – Sherron Bredeen, Erv Lind Florists
C – Dot Wilkinson, Phoenix Ramblers
1B – Hap Beryl Piper, Erv Lind Florists
2B – Roma Menold, Erv Lind Florists
3B – Margaret Dobson, Erv Lind Florists
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Barbara Mason, Adrian VFW
OF – Odette Griffin, Orange Lionettes
OF – Margaret Zepeda, Houston Comets
OF – Ann DeLuca, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – E. Louise Albrecht, Orange Lionettes (2-1, 2 shutouts)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (5-0) (Northwestern)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (7-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (4-2) (Host)
4. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (5-2) (South Pacific Coast)
5t. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (2-2) (Cactus)
5t. Adrian VFW, Adrian, MI (2-2) (East Central)
7t. Ohse Meats, Topeka, KS (2-2) (Western)
7t. Houston Comets, Houston, TX (2-2) (Texas)
9t. Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (2-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Caton-Champman Jets, Baltimore, MD (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Carpetland Ladies, Toronto, ON (1-2) (East Canada)
9t. Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
13t. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (0-2) (North Pacific Coast)
13t. R.H. Hall, St. Petersburg, FL (1-2) (Southern)
13t. Marauders, Elizabeth, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. Pekin-Lettes, Peoria, IL (0-2) (West Central)
17t. Cochituate Motors, Cochituate, MA (0-2) (New England)
17t. Coca-Cola, Enid, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Kropp Realty, Shakopee, MN (0-2) (Northern)

NOTES: West Canada Champ – no representative was listed.

1963 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1963 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stradford, Connecticut (56-2)
Runner Up – Erv Lind Florists, Portland, Oregon


The championship game went into the 8th inning as Jackie Rice (Portland) and Joan Joyce (Stratford) were engaged in a pitchers dual. In the top of the 8th inning, the Brakettes Micki Stratton hit an inside HR down RF line to give the Brakettes the one run they would need to win as Joyce shut down the Florists in the bottom of the 8th to bring the title back to Stratford. Rice gave up 6 hits and struck out 4 fo Portland and Joyce only gave up one hit (to Marilyn Piper) and struck out 14 in the game.

Canadian legend Marion Fox of Toronto National Torches lost the 2 games she pitched. She got into a serious car crash in December of 1963 and never pitched in another national again.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (4-0, 3 shutouts, 1 ER, 34 IP, 66 K; including a 1-hit 8-inning 1-0 shutout in final with 14 K)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Carol Lee, Whittier Gold Sox (7-16, 3 RBI, 2 Runs) – .438
  • HR Leader – Sis King, Phoenix Ramblers (6-15, .400, 4 RBI, 5 Runs, 3 Doubles) – 2

1963 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Jackie Rice, Erv Lind Florists (4-1, 3 Shutouts, 29 K, 36 IP, only surrendered 2 ER)
P – Maxine Mabel Bennet, Fresno Rockets (3-2, only gave up 1 earned run in 5 games)
C – Laura Malesh, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Harriet Leeke, Whittier Gold Sox
1B – Gloria May, Fresno Rockets
2B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Jeanne Contel, Fresno Rockets
SS – Carolyn Fitzwater, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Kay Williamson, Orange Lionettes
OF – Marlene Piper, Erv Lind Florists (2-1 pitching, 9-23 .391 hitting)
OF – Kathryn “Sis” King, Phoenix Ramblers
UTIL – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes

1963 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Bertha Ragen-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 20 IP, 33K, 2 shutouts, 1 no hitter)
P – Jan Berkland, Minneapolis Comets
P – Billie Harris, Phoenix Ramblers
C – Dot Wilkinson, Phoenix Ramblers
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
1B – Thelma Keith, Phoenix Ramblers
2B – Gerry Murphy, Fresno Rockets
3B – Bobbi Geldmacher, Houston Blues
SS – Beverly Danaher, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Pat Harrison, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Darlene May, Whittier Gold Sox
OF – Jan Howard, Whittier Gold Sox
OF – Rosemary “Micki” Stratton, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – E. Louise Albrecht, Whittier Gold Sox


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stradford, CT (6-0) (Host)
2. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (6-2) (Northwestern)
3. Whittier Gold Sox, Whittier, CA (3-2) (South Pacific Coast)
4. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (4-2) (Cactus)
5t. Minneapolis Comets, Minneapolis, MN (2-2) (Northern)
5t. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
7t. Houston Blues, Houston, TX (2-2) (Texas)
7t. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (3-2) (Defending Champ)
9t. OHSE Meat Company, Topeka, KS (1-2) (Western)
9t. Buddy’s Pizza, Detroit, MI (2-2) (East Central)
9t. Southeastern Supply Co., Indianapolis, IN (1-2) (West Central)
9t. Spudnut Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
13t. Tennessee Belles, Nashville, TN (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Marauders, Elizabeth, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. National Torches, Toronto, ON (0-2) (East Canada)
13t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (0-2) (Southern)
17t. Cochituate Motors, Cochituate, MA (0-2) (New England)
17t. Oklahoma City Ruf-Nex, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Vrginia Pollyannas, Richmond, VA (0-2) (Central Atlantic)

NOTES: West Canada-Alberta Champ – Calgary Comets, Alberta did not attend. West Canada-British Columbia Champ – Victoria Vicettes, Victoria, BC did not attend.

1962 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1962 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California (41-11)
Runner Up – Whittier Gold Sox, Whittier, California (33-14)


Orange Lionettes defeated the Pekin-Lettes 5-0, then lost to the Brakettes 2-1, putting them in the losers bracket. It was there that this team did the improbable, reeling off 7 straight wins to capture the title. They won 1-0, 1-0, 1-0, 4-1, 3-0, and then beat the Whittier Gold Sox 2 straight in the finals 3-2 and 1-0. By winning this championship, the Lionettes won their 6th championship, most amongst women’s teams. Ginny Hanselman hurled the 3-2 win in the first final.

Carol Gilmore outdueled MVP Louise Albrecht in a 13 inning 1-0 classic. The championship winning run was scored in the bottom of the 13th as Ricky Caito led off the inning with a triple, the next 2 batters were intentionally walked. Gilmore his a ground ball and the force play at home was good, but the catcher’s throw to first to try to double up Gilmore was late and then Johanna Moore, walked intentionally earlier, raced home with the winning run.

Ricki Caito, Orange Lionettes (started off the big 13th inning with a triple, then Johnna Moore and Sally Carman were intentionally walked to load the bases. Carol Gilmore came up and grounded to first, the throw to home was on time to get Caito, but the catcher tried to get Gilmore at first, but over threw the bag allowing Moore to race home with the championship winning run.

Bertha Ragan-Tickey went 1-0, 16 IP, 27 K.

Ginny Hanselman (3-1, 25 IP, 10 K, 4 ER, including a no hitter and a perfect game).


  • MVP – E. Louise Albrecht, Whittier Gold Sox (5-2, 5 consecutive shutouts, 59 IP, 35 K, lost 3-2 and 1-0 in the 13 inning final)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – N/A
  • Batting Leader – Janet Dicks, Reading Crystalettes (6-14, 3 Runs, 1 RBI) – .429
  • HR Leader – Joan Joyce, Brakettes (6-17, .353, 2 Runs, 3 RBI) – 1

1962 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (3-2, 31 IP, 63 K)
P – E. Louise Albrecht, Whittier Gold Sox
P – Carol Gilmore, Orange Lionettes (5-0, 44 IP, 21 K, 5 Shutouts, WP in final game)
C – Arlene Eischens, Minneapolis Comets
C – Carol Lee, Whittier Gold Sox
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes
2B – Carolyn Fitzwater, Erv Lind Florists
3B – Joan Paulson, Minneapolis Comets
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
OF – Janet Dicks, Reading Crystal-ettes
OF – Darlene May, Whittier Gold Sox
OF – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Audrey Betz, Reading Crystal-ettes
UTIL – Sharron Backus, Whittier Gold Sox

1962 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Pat Whitman, Reading Crystal-ettes
P – Marion Fox, Filtro Electric Perks
P – Jan Berkland, Minneapolis Comets
C – Rosemary “Micki” Stratton, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Dot Wilkinson, Phoenix Ramblers
1B – Betty Cahill, Filtro Electric Perks
2B – Chris Ambord, Whittier Gold Sox
3B – Kay Williamson, Orange Lionettes
SS – Mildred Dixon, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Mary Thompson, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Beverly Ebbecke, Minneapolis Comets
OF – Colleen Riley, Whittier Gold Sox
OF – Joyce Moxley, Filtro Electric Perks
UTIL – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (8-1) (South Pacific Coast)
2. Whittier Gold Sox, Whittier, CA (5-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (4-2) (Host)
4. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (4-2) (Northwestern)
5. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (2-2) (Cactus)
6. Reading Crystalettes, Reading, PA (3-2) (Central Atlantic)
7. Takashimaya Department Store, Osaka (2-2) (Japan)
8. Filtro Electric Perks, Toronto, ON (2-2) (East Canada)
9. Old Dutch Brewerettes, Lorain, OH (1-2) (East Central)
10. Cochituate Motors, Cochituate, MA (1-2) (New England)
11. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
12. Minneapolis Comets, Minneapolis, MN (2-2) (Northern)
13. Marauders, Elizabeth, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
14. Pekin-Lettes, Peoria, IL (1-2) (West Central)
15. Rebecca Methodist Girls, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
16. Arnold Taylor Girls, Dallas, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17. Ohse Meat Company, Topeka, KS (0-2) (Western)
18. Tennessee Belles, Nashville, TN (0-2) (South Atlantic)
19. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (0-2) (North Pacific Coast)

NOTES: Rocky Mountain Champ – Utah Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT could not attend due to financial reasons. West Canada Champ – Premier Steelers, Edmonton, Alberta did not attend.

1961 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1961 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Whiter Gold Sox, Whittier, California
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (60-9)


Joan Joyce hurled a 2-0, 1-hit shutout to beat the Gold Sox and vault the Brakettes into the final “if” game show down. After 14 innings of scoreless ball as Joan Joyce and Louise Mazzucca hurled inning after inning of shutout ball. In the top of the 15th inning.

The Brakettes’ Mary Dowling drove in Joan Joyce to make the score 1-0. But in the bottom of the 15th, Sherry Noland came up to pinch hit and worked Joyce for a walk. She scored on Sharon Backus cluth hit to tie the score again, this time at 1-1.

Both pitchers kept throwing, Joyce registering 40 strikeouts in the game. In the bottom of the 19th inning with 2 outs, Colleen Riley got her second hit of the game. Up came Sherry Noland and she stood on the batters box as Riley stole second and third.  Noland and the Whittier squad shocked the world with a squeeze bunt and before the ball could be fielded cleanly. Riley raced the third base line and slid across the plate into history.

Whittier’s Sharon Backus had two hits in the game. The hitting stars for the Brakettes were Mickey Macchietto-Stratton (13-38, .342, 2B, 6 Runs), Joan Joyce (10-37, .284, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI and 4 Runs) and Millie Dixon (8-35, .205, 2 3B and 5 Runs).

Bertha Ragan-Tickey was 2-1 with 41 strikeouts in 27 IP for the Brakettes, she also pitched a shutout.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (6-1, 130 K, 61 IP, 4 shutouts, no hitter, perfect game, including 40 K in 19 inn. title game 2-1 loss, 32 IP/67 K on final day; Joyce was also 10-37, .270, 4 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Pam Kurrell, Lock Drug Jets (8-14, 2 RBI, 3 Runs, 2 Doubles, 2 Triples) – .571
  • HR Leader – Joyce Moxley, Toronto (5-15, .333, 6 RBI) – 1
  • HR Leader – Genna Adams, Ogden (3-9, 333, 3 RBI) – 1

1961 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Louise “Chris” Mazzuca, Erv Lind Florists (4-1, 4 Shutouts, 73 K, 40 IP, 0 ER, 4 Hits)
P – E. Louise Albrecht, Whittier Gold Sox (4-0, 2 ER, 39 IP, 17 K, beat Joan Joyce 2-1 in 19 inn final game)
C – Micki Macchietto-Stratton, Raybestos Brakettes (set record with 13 hits; 13-38, .342, 6 Runs)
C – Joy Collict, Filtro Electric Perks
1B – Shirley Topley, Vancouver Queens
2B – Mildred Dixon, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Marie Ottaviano, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Beverly Mulonet, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Pam Kurrell, Lock Drug Jets
OF – Darlene May, Whittier Gold Sox
OF – Joyce Moxley, Filtro Electric Perks
UTIL – Angela Blasse, Burry Biscuit Marauders
UTIL – Elsa Wernonen, Erv Lind Florists

1961 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Marion Fox, Filtro Electric Perks (3-2, 3 shutouts)
C – Bobbie Bertini, Lock Drug Jets
1B – Audrey McComsey, Reading Crystal-ettes
2B – Chris Ambord, Whittier Gold Sox
3B – Marie Stout, Burry Biscuit Marauders
SS – Roma Menold, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Diane Kalliam, Lock Drug Jets
OF – Hap Beryl-Piper, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Pat Walker, Orlando Rebels


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Whiter Gold Sox, Whittier, CA (5-1) (South Pacific Coast)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (8-2) (Defending Champ)
3. Filtro Electric Perks, Toronto, ON (3-2) (East Canada)
4. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (5-2) (Host)
5t. Pekin-Lettes, Peoria, IL (2-2) (West Central)
5t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (2-2) (Southern)
7t. Reading Crystalettes, Reading, PA (3-2) (Central Atlantic)
7t. Lock Drug Jets, Redwood City, CA (2-2) (North Pacific Coast)
9t. Bryant Builders Tomboys, Atlanta, GA (2-2) (South Atlantic)
9t. Minneapolis Comets, Minneapolis, MN (2-2) (Northern)
9t. Yakima Webb Cats, Yakima, WA (1-2) (Northwestern)
9t. VFW Merchants, Adrian, MI (1-2) (East Central)
13t. Spud-Nut Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
13t. South Hill Queens, Vancouver, BC (1-2) (West Canada-British Columbia)
13t. Burrey Biscuit Marauders, Elizabeth, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (0-2) (Cactus)
17t. Falstaffettes, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17t. West Bend Lionettes, New Orleans, LA (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Oshe Meat Company, Topeka, KS (0-2) (Western)
17t. Cochituate Corvettes, Cochituate, MA (0-2) (New England)

NOTES: West Canada-Alberta Champ – Premier Steelers, Alberta did not attend.

1960 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1960 held at Stratford, Connecticut.


Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (54-7)
Runner Up – Erv Lind Florist, Portland, Oregon


Bertha Ragan threw a 2-hit shutout as Stratford won the title 2-0. Portland’s Louize Mazzucca also only gave up 2 hits, but didn’t have the magic she had as she only had 5 strikeouts. She had previously in this tournament pitched 3 no hitters. Millie Dixon of the Brakettes drove in the both runs with a double in the bottom of the first inning to give the Brakettes a 2-0 lead that Bertha Ragan held on to until the end, registering 10 K.

This is the second straight year that Ragan has beat Mazzucca in the Championship game. Ragan has had 8 straight shutouts in the past 2 years. Mazzucca, who can’t beat that Brakette jinx has had 5 no hitters in the past 2 years and has gone 7-4.

In the Championship game, all the runs that Bertha Ragan would need came in the bottom of the first inning. Micki “Stratton” Macchietto and Joan Joyce both were on base via base hits and up stepped Millie Dixon. She laced a double to give the Brakettes a 2-0 lead that Bertha Ragan made last. Ragan had 10 strikeouts and pitched a 2-hitter. Louise Mazuca took the loss for the Florists. She was second in the MVP voting to Ragan. She was 4-2, struck out 75 batters in 43 innings and tossed three no-hitter in the tournament.

Marion Fox, Toronto (3-1), Teddy Hamilton, Orange Lionettes (3-1) and Lorene Ramsey, Pekinettes (3-2) all won 3 games in the tournament.


  • MVP – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (4-0, 4 straight shutouts, 47 K, 28 IP, pitched a 2-hit 2-0 shutout in final with 10 K)In the past 3 years of national play, Ragan-Tickey has been 12-0 with 11 shutouts. In 103 innings, she has struck out 147 batters and given up only 1 run, which was unearned.
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes
  • Batting Leader – Dot Wilkinson, PBSW Ramblers (8-18, 6 RBI, 2 Runs, 2 Doubles) – .444
  • HR Leader – N/A – none hit

1960 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lorene Ramsey, Pekin-Lettes
P – Bertha Ragan Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes
P – Louise “Chris” Mazzuca, Erv Lind Florists (4-2, 75 K, 43 IP, 4 shutouts, 3 no-hitters…. she has tossed 5 no hitters in the past two Nationals)
C – Dot Wilkinson, Phoenix Ramblers
1B – Jean Bonham, Phoenix Ramblers
2B – Estelle “Ricki” Caito, Orange Lionettes
3B – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes
SS – Susan Bea Thomas, Pekin-Lettes
OF – Hap Beryl Piper, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Odette Griffin, Orange Lionettes
OF – Ann DeLuca, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 1 shutout, 29 Ks 14 IP)

1960 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Marion Fox, Peoples Credit Jewelers
P – Teddy Hamilton, Orange Lionettes
P – Gerry Boudreau, Caggiano All-Stars
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
1B – Donna Baxter, Orange Lionettes
2B – Carol Fowler, Peoples Credit Jewelers
3B – Dorothy “Dot” Dobie, Erv Lind Florists
SS – Kay Rohrer, Phoenix Ramblers
OF – Mary Archer, Peoples Credit Jewelers
OF – Ruby Wienecke, Peoples Credit Jewelers
OF – Mary Hartman, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – Shirley Topley, South Hill Queens


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (4-2) (Northwestern)
3. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (4-2) (South Pacific Coast)
4. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (4-2) (Cactus)
5t. Pekin-Lettes, Peoria, IL (3-2) (West Central)
5t. People’s Credit Jewelers, Toronto, ON (3-2) (East Canada)
7t. Kansas City Dons, Kansas City, KS (2-2) (Western)
7t. Caggiano All-Stars, Lynn, MA (2-2) (New England)
9t. Olney Kaydettes, Philadelphia, PA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. South Hill Queens, Vancouver, BC (2-2) (West Canada-British Columbia)
9t. Crest Fence, Denver, CO (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. National Cash Register Girls, Dayton, OH (1-2) (East Central)
13t. Falstaffers, Houston, TX (1-2) (Texas)
13t. Legal Finance Lorelei Ladies, Atlanta, GA (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Hartford Laurelettes, Hartford, CT (1-2) (Host)
13t. Burrey Biscuit Mauraders, Plainfield, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
17t. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (0-2) (North Pacific Coast)
17t. St. Paul Rockettes, St. Paul, MN (0-2) (Northern)
17t. Al-Ettes, Pine Bluff, AR (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. National Security Ins., Birmingham, AL (0-2) (Southern)

NOTES: West Canada-Alberta Champ – Premier Steelers, Alberta did not attend.