Slo-Pitch News Team of the Decade – 1970’s

Jerome Earnest, editor of Slo-Pitch News selects his team of the decade

1970’s Co-Players of the Decade – Mike Nye and Ron Ford

1970’s Co-Teams of Decade

  • Nelson’s Painting/Nelco Mfg. of 1979 with an 80-10 record (USSSA, NSPC and ASA titles)
  • Warren Motors of 1976 with a 94-2 record (ASA title)

First Team

P- Buddy Slater
C- Herman Rathman
1B- Stan Harvey
2B- HT Waller
3B- Rick Scherr
SS- Russell Bradley
LF- Ron Ford
LC- Mike Nye
RC- Bert Smith
RF- Bruce Meade
EH- Tex Collins
EH- Steve Loya
Util- Bill Gatti
Util- Craig Elliott
Util- Denny Hogan
Util- Jim Galloway

Second Team

P- Don Arndt
C- Elby Bushong
1B- Al White
2B- Jorge Millan
3B- Bill Ferguson
SS- Rick Trudeau
OF- Richard Wilborn
OF- Phil Higgins
OF- Joe Young
OF- Denny Jones
EH- Mike Parrott
EH- Ron Patterson
Util- James Boyett
Util- Roger Brown
Util- Curtis Williams
Util- Jerry King

Honorable Mention (players also receiving votes)

Ray Fleetwood
Dick Bartel
Mike Cellura
Mike Axelson
Greg Fuhrman
Mike Foley
Chic Downing
Mike Gouin
Frank Sorrells
John Davide
Denny Brown
Clyde Guy
James Washington
Charles Pierce
Rick Pinto
James Abercrombie
Cobbie Harrison
Ed Finnegan
Joel Todd


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