Category: ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch

1962 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1962 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.


Champion: Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio (45-1)
Runner Up: Rutenschrorer Florist, Cincinnati, Ohio


After Dana Gardens Pitcher Dot Bailey got Rutenschrorer out with no runs after they loaded the bases in the first inning. The Dana Gardens defense turned the first of their 4 double plays in the game. Norma Eschenbrenner and Alberta Kohls had back to back hits to ignite Dana and get them started as they scored 6 runs in the first inning. Dot Bailey surrendered only 5 runs in her 5 pitching victories, three of them by shutout. On a side note, Dana Gardens defeated Rutenschrorer to win the Cincinnati Metro crown the week prior.


  • MVP – Not awarded – (newspaper accounts all said it would have been Dot Bailey by virtue of her pitching and hitting)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (5-0 pitching, including shutout in both semi-final 8-0 and final 7-0, she surrendered only 3 runs in 5 games.)
  • Batting Leader – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (11-16) – .688
  • Home Run Leader – Donna Moulton, Omaha Royals – 3

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

P – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens
C – Lavern Zurick, Dana Gardens
1B – Betty Dvorak, Dairy Cottage
2B – Marlene Menchen, Rutenschroer Florist
3B – Carol Zimprich, Windy Tap
SS – Nancy Oldham, Hickory Grove
SF – Jean Shafer, Dairy Cottage
OF – Betty DeSanto, Ohio Furniture
OF – Phyllis Robinson, Monroe Merchants
OF – Alberta Kohls, Dana Gardens (7-17, .412)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (5-0)
2. Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH (4-1)
3t. Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY (2-1)
3t. Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY (2-1)
5t. Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE (2-1)
5t. Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH (1-1)
5t. BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY (1-1)
5t. O’Jay Mills, Gordon, GA (1-1)
9t. Monroe Merchants, Middleton, OH (1-1)
9t. Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS (0-1)*
9t. South Carolina (0-1)
9t. Windy Tap Girls, Milwaukee, WI (0-1)
9t. Nile Straight, TN (0-1)
9t. Hill Top Bar, Pittsburgh, PA (0-1)
9t. Hillbillies, Clay, WV (0-1)
9t. Hickory Grove, NC (0-1)
17t. Michigan (0-1)
17t. Detroit, MI (0-1)
17t. St. Louis, MO (0-1)
17t. Pinewood Park, FL (0-1)

NOTES: *Won consolation flight. The tournament format is single elimination.


SCORES

Single Elimination

First Round
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 7 Pinewood, FL 1
Monroe Merchants, Middleton, OH 8 St. Louis, MO 5
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 5 Detroit, MI 0
Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE 11 Michigan 0

Second Round
Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH 2 Hickory Grove, NC 1
BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 4 Hillbillies, Clay, WV 2
O’Jay Mills, Gordon, GA 5 Hill Top Bar, Pittsburgh, PA 4
Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY 11 Nile Straight, TN 6
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 10 Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI 6
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 14 Monroe Merchants, Middleton, OH 1
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 10 South Carolina 2
Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE 11 Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS 8

Quarterfinals
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 5 Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH 3
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 4 BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 2
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 11 O’Jay Mills, Gordon, GA 3
Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY 6 Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE 3

Semi Finals
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 8 Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY 0
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 3 Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 2

Championship
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 7 Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 0


CONSOLATION FINAL (only info on consolation flight is the championship result):

Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS 2 – South Carolina 1

NOTE: this is the only information available on the consolation flight. no results, no scores, just the Championship Game score.

1961 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1961 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.


Champion: Dairy Cottage, Covington, Kentucky (29-1)
Runner Up: Cleveland Jets, Cleveland, Ohio


Dairy Cottage got 5 runs in 7th inning highlighted by Kathy Walz’s 3rd hit of the game leading the 11-hit attack that gave Dairy Cottage pitcher Sandy Conway the 9-6 victory over the Cleveland Jets in the Women’s first official Slow Pitch National Championship. Conway was 3-0 pitching for the champs. Her teammates had her back scoring 30 runs in the 3 games Dairy Cottage won, Conway surrendered eleven runs. The 7th inning uprising was highlighted by Cindy Windburn and Joyce Mason, both delivered 2-run singles breaking a 4-4 tie in the top of the 7th, making the score 9-4. Cleveland tallied 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, but it wasn’t enough. Cleveland’s Ruth Poole was the losing pitcher.


  • MVP – Not awarded
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Sandy Conway, Dairy Cottage (3-0 pitching record)
  • Batting Leader – not listed – (newspaper accounts claimed Kathy Walz had the most hits, but the ASA Hall of Fame bio’s state that Norma Eschenbrenner batted .602)
  • HR Leader – not listed

1961 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Sandy Conway, Dairy Cottage (3-0 pitching including a HR in the semi-final)
C – Rose Scheutzow, Cleveland Jets
1B – Betty Dvorak, Dairy Cottage
2B – Kathy Walz, Dairy Cottage (HR in semi finals and 3 hits in the final)
3B – Nancy Margrath, Heidel’s Hall
SS – Barbara Klicka, Cleveland Jets
OF – Betty DeSanto, Cleveland Jets
OF – Jean Lenzer, Dairy Cottage
OF – Carol Smith, Rutenschroer Florist


FINAL STANDINGS (Single Elimination)

1. Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY (3-0)
2. Cleveland Jets, Cleveland, OH (2-1)
3t. Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH (2-1)
3t. Louisville Has-Beens, Louisville, KY (1-1)

—— last 6 teams went to consolation flight ——-

5t. Heidel’s Hall, Cincinnati, OH (1-1) (3-1 overall)
5t. Zee’s Nite Club, Perrysburg, OH (0-1) (2-2 overall)
5t. Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS (0-1) (0-2 overall)
5t. Ellisvile Girls, St. Louis, MO (0-1) (1-2 overall)
9t. Fin ‘N Feather, Milwaukee, WI (0-1) (1-2 overall)
9t. Interstate Life Insurance, Chattanooga, TN (0-1) (0-2 overall)


SCORES

First Round
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 4 Interstate Life Ins., Chattanooga, TN 1
Heidel’s Hall, Cincinnati, OH 5 Fin ‘N Feather, Milwaukee, WI 0

Qurterfinals
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 7 Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS 0
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 8 Zee’s Nite Club, Perrysburg, OH 2
Louisville Has-Beens, Louisville, KY 4 Ellisville Girls, St. Louis, MO 3
Cleveland Jets, Cleveland, OH 6 Heidel’s Hall, Cincinnati, OH 5

Semi Finals
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 13 Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 3 — Cathy Walz and Sandy Conway both hit home runs for Dairy Cottage.
Cleveland Jets, Cleveland, OH 2 Louisville Has-Beens, Louisville, KY 1 — Ruth Poole had a single in 10th inning drove in winning run for Cleveland

Championship
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 9 Cleveland Jets, Cleveland 6


CONSOLATION STANDINGS

1. Heidel’s Hall, Cincinnati, OH (2-0)
2. Zee’s Nite Club, Perrysburg, OH (2-1)
3. Fin ‘N Feather, Milwaukee, WI (1-1)
3. Ellisvile Girls, St. Louis, MO (0-1)
5. Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS (0-1)
5. Interstate Life Insurance, Chattanooga, TN (0-1)


CONSOLATION SCORES

First Round
Fin ‘N Feather, Milwaukee, WI 14 Interstate Life Ins., Chattanooga, TN 1
Zee’s Nite Club, Perrysburg, OH 12 Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS 1

Semi Finals
Heidel’s Hall, Cincinnati, OH 4 Ellisvile Girls, St. Louis, MO 2
Zee’s Nite Club, Perrysburg, OH 1 Fin ‘N Feather, Milwaukee, WI 0

Consolation Final
Heidel’s Hall, Cincinnati, OH 11 Zee’s Nite Club, Perrysburg, OH 0

1960 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1960 held at Richmond, Virginia.


Champion: Carolina Glass Rockets , High Point, North Carolina (35-0 record)
Runner Up: Pearl Laundry Pollyannas,, Richmond, Virginia


From 1957-60, the Women’s Nationals were actually called National Invitationals, the Women’s Open Nationals Officially started in 1961. From 1961-63, the Women’s Open Nationals had a consolation flight.

The High Point Glass Rockets completed their undefeated season by sweeping through the National Tournament in three straight games. Pitcher Peggy Andrews allowed only 18 hits in 21 innings. She surrendered just 3 runs and pitched a 2-0 shutout in the Championship Game. Andrews also wielded a hot bat also. Heidel’s Hall Nancy Conners started off the tournament tossing a 3-hitter over St. Patrick’s of Louisville, KY as Heidel’s banged out 28 hits in an 18-1 triumph. A young lady by the name of Nancy Oldham started out her Hall of Fame career playing for the High Point Carolina Glass Rockets.


ALL TOURNAMENT AWARDS

  • N.F. Jacobs and Son MVP Award – Peggy Andrews, Rockets (P), (3-0, allowed 3 total runs and 18 hits in 21 innings, pitched 2-0 shutout in final)
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Outstanding Hitter Award – Phyllis Snipes, Glass Rockets
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Peggy Andrews, Rockets
  • Batting Leader – Phyllis Snipes, Glass Rockets (6-10, 1 HR) – .600
  • Rockingham Manager Award – Louise Pete Brown, Glass Rockets

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC (3-0)
2. Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA (2-1)
3t. Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY (2-1)
3t. Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH (1-1)
5t. BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN (0-1)
5t. Virginia Metals, Orange, VA (0-1)
5t. Eddie Mooer’s Blue Jays, Richmond, VA (0-1)
5t. Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA (0-1)
9. St. Patrick’s, Louisville, KY (0-1)


SCORES

Single Elimination
Play-in Game

Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 18 St. Patrick’s, Louisville, KY 1 (Nancy Conners 3-hitter, Heidels 28 hits)

First Round/Quarterfinals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 12 BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN 5
Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 7 Virginia Metals, Orange, VA 3
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 5 Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA 2
Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 11 Eddie Mooer’s Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 3

Semi Finals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 8 Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 1
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 4 Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 1

Championship
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 2 Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 0

1959 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1959 held at Richmond, Virginia.


Champion: Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, Virginia
Runner Up: Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, North Carolina


Pitcher Polly Russell of Pearl Laundry had plenty of offensive support as her teammates provided her with 69 runs scored in the 3 games they played and Russell did her part twirling 2 shutouts along with the 10-4 Championship game win. Richmond got 4 runs in the first inning, then Player-Manager Pete Brown hit a HR in the sixth inning to pull the Glass Rockets to within 6-4, but Pearl Laundry scored 4 more runs on 4 hits to make it 10-4 in the seventh. A performance of note was the pitching of the Carolina Glass Rockets Maxine Palmer, who threw a 1-hit shutout in eliminating Garvin’s Grill 1-0. Garvin’s had been the National Runner-up the previous two years.


ALL TOURNAMENT AWARDS

  • N.F. Jacobs and Son MVP Award – Phyllis Wright, Carolina Glass Rockets (SF)
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Outstanding Hitter Award – Margaret Tunie Dooley, Pearl Laundry (1B)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Polly Russell, Pearl Laundry (3-0, 2 shutouts)
  • Batting Leader – Louise Pete Brown, Rockets (8-12, .667, 1 HR) – .667
  • Rockingham Manager Award – Earl Scobie Gathright, Pearl Laundry

FINAL STANDINGS (Single Elimination)

1. Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA (3-0)
2. Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC (3-1)
3t. Petersburg-Hopewell, VA (2-1)
3t. Blue Jays, Richmond, VA (2-1)
5t. Baltimore Jets, Baltimore, MD (1-1)
5t. Radford Weaving, Radford, NC (1-1)
5t. Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC (0-1)
5t. Rangerettes, Elizabeth, PA (0-1)
9t. Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA (0-1)
9t. Creeds, Virginia Beach, VA (0-1)
9t. Natick Debs, Natick, MA (0-1)
9t. Payne Oil, Burlington, NC (0-1)
9t. Knotts Island Girls, Knotts Island, NC (0-1)


SCORES

Single Elimination
First Round

Petersburg-Hopewell, VA 13- Natick Debs, Natick, MA 4
Baltimore Jets, Baltimore, MD 5- Creeds, Virginia Beach, VA 1
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 7- Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA 6
BYE- Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC
BYE- Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA
Radford Weaving, Radford, NC 13- Knotts Island Girls, Knotts Island, NC 8
BYE- Rangerettes, Elizabeth, PA
Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 5- Payne Oil, Burlington, NC 0

Quarterfinals
Petersburg-Hopewell, VA 2- Baltimore Jets, Baltimore, MD 0
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 1- Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 0
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 49- Radford Weaving, Radford, NC 0
Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 8- Rangerettes, Elizabeth, PA 6

Semi Finals
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 14- Petersburg-Hopewell, VA 2
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 10- Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 0

Championship
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 10- Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 4

1958 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1958 held at Richmond, Virginia.


Champion: Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, Virginia
Runner Up: Garvin’s Grill, Washington, D.C.


Pitcher Maxine Palmer of Pearl Laundry won all four games to lead the home town team to the National Championship. She shutout the first 3 opponents and then won final game 4-3. Pearl Laundry outscored their opponents 28-4 in the tournament. The outscored their opponents 24-0 in their first 3 games.


  • N.F. Jacobs and Son MVP Award – Edith Carter Baum, Garvin’s Grill (SS)
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Outstanding Hitter Award – Mary Rogers, Pearl Laundry (C)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Maxine Palmer, Pearl Laundry (4-0, including 3 shutouts)
  • Rockingham Manager Award – Arthur Mutt Pemberton, Pearl Laundry

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA (4-0)
2. Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC (3-1)
3t. Lakeside Pharmacy Blue Jays, Richmond, VA (2-1)
3t. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (1-1)
5t. Hebert Candies AA, Natick, MA (1-1)
5t. Adam’s Restaurant, Baltimore, MD (1-1)
5t. Martel’s Furniture, Hampton, VA (1-1)
5t. Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA (0-1)
9t. Rocknoll Nursery, Cincinnati, OH (0-1)
9t. Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA (0-1)
9t. Academy Park Rec Center, Portsmouth, VA (0-1)
9t. Mathews Girls, Mathews, VA (0-1)
9t. Legget’s, Fredricksburg, VA (0-1)
9t. Bethlehem Baptist, Richmond, VA (0-1)

NOTE: The format of the tournament was single elimination.


SCORES

Single Elimination
First Round

Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 11 Mathews Girls, Mathews, VA 0
Adam’s Restaurant, Baltimore, MD 7 Legget’s, Fredricksburg, VA 5
Martel’s Furniture, Hampton, VA 15 Bethlehem Baptist, Richmond, VA 5
BYE- Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
BYE- Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA
Lakeside Pharmacy Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 5 Rocknoll Nursery, Cincinnati, OH 1
Hebert Candies AA, Natick, MA 10 Academy Park Rec Center, Portsmouth, VA 0
Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 6 Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA 1

Quarterfinals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 7 Adam’s Restaurant, Baltimore, MD 0
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 4 Martel’s Furniture, Hampton, VA 0
Lakeside Pharmacy Blue Jays, Richmond, VA W- Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA L
Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC W Hebert Candies AA, Natick, MA L

Semifinals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 6 Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 0
Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 2 Lakeside Pharmacy Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 0

Championship
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 4 Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 3

1957 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1957 held at Richmond, Virginia


Champion – Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – Garvin’s Grill, Washington, D.C.


Dana Garden’s won the first women’s Slow Pitch event defeating Garvin’s Grill 4-1 in the final behind Nancy Conner’s pitching, Alberta Kohls Hitting and the outstanding play of Betty Hamlin. Nancy Conner pitched all 4 games for Dana Gardens and only gave up 8 runs in the 4 games, also hurling a shutout. She held the Washington DC Garvins Grill squad, who had scored 18 runs in their 3 games to just one run in the 4-1 Championship Game. Third Basemen Betty Hamlin was a force on Offense and Defense. Alberta Kohls was awarded the outstanding hitter award as she had a great tournament at the plate.


  • N.F. Jacobs and Son MVP Award – Nancy Conner, Dana Gardens (P), (4-0 pitching, with a shutout, gave up only 8 runs in 4 games)
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Outstanding Hitter Award – Alberta Kohls, Dana Gardens (OF)
  • Outstanding Player Award – Betty Hamlin, Dana Gardens (3B)
  • Rockingham Manager Award– Commie Currens, Dana Gardens

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (4-0)
2. Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC (3-1)
3t. Dairy Maids, Richmond, VA (2-2)
3t. Legget’s, Fredricksburg, VA (2-2)
5t. Mathews Girls, Mathews, VA (1-1)
5t. Lakeside Pharmacy, Richmond, VA (1-1)
5t. Pollyannas, Richmond, VA (1-1)
5t. Adam’s Restaurant, Baltimore, MD (1-1)
9t. Martel’s Furniture, Hampton, VA (0-1)
9t. Bethel Methodist, Richmond, VA (0-1)
9t. Brown-Foreman, Louisville, KY (0-1)
9t. Southside, Richmond, VA (0-1)
9t. Arrow Blue Jays, Richmond, VA (0-1)
9t. Belnap Belles, Louisville, KY (0-1)
9t. Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA (0-1)
9t. Herbert Candy Debs, Natick, MA (0-1)

NOTE: The format of the tournament was single elimation.


SCORES

Single Elimination
First Round
Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 2 Martel’s Furniture, Hampton, VA 0
Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 3  Herbert Candy Debs, Natick, MA 2
Legget’s, Fredricksburg, VA 13 Bethel Methodist, Richmond, VA 1
Lakeside Pharmacy, Richmond, VA 10 Belnap Belles, Louisville, KY 5
Dairy Maids, Richmond, VA 19 Brown-Foreman, Louisville, KY 1
Mathews Girls, Mathews, VA 29 Southside, Richmond, VA 10
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 10 Arrow Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 0
Adam’s Restaurant, Baltimore, MD 4 Virginia Metal Products, Orange, VA 0

Quarterfinals

Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 8 Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 5
Legget’s, Fredricksburg, VA 8 Lakeside Pharmacy, Richmond, VA 1
Dairy Maids, Richmond, VA 8 Mathews Girls, Mathews, VA 1
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 2 Adam’s Restaurant, Baltimore, MD 1

Semi Finals

Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 8 Legget’s, Fredricksburg, VA 0
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 7 Dairy Maids, Richmond, VA 6 (8 innings)

Championship

Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 4 Garvin’s Grill, Washington, DC 1