A Look Back at Bell Corp. (Tampa, Fla.)
Woody Bell's 1993 Bell Corp/Easton team came out of the losers bracket to double dip Williams of Texas to cap a run of five wins in a row on the final day to win the USSSA World Series at Daytona Beach, Fla.; The Bell Ringers played in 16 tournaments in 1993, finishing first or second in all but one (that one was a third)
L-R, standing: Coach Earl Williams, Ken Schuck, Jeff Arnold, Monty Tucker, Kerry Everett, Mark Martin, Larry Carter, Sponsor Woody Bell
L-R, kneeling: Manager Terry Perryman, Allie Squartino, Todd Joerling, Dan Schuck, Greg Cannedy, Don Rardin, Phil White, Kim Seaman.
Woody Bell . . . the boss with his wife, Pat, the late Al Ramsey, the USSSA executive director, and manager Terry Perryman in 1994
His teams won the ASA Major (1988), ISA World Series (1989), USSSA World Series (1993), ASA Super (1994) and ASA Major (1996)
The 1993 USSSA World Series all-world team. Left to right, bottom row: Terry Perryman, Bell manager; Greg Cannedy, Bell pitcher and defensive award winner; Jon Meyers and Carl Rose of Williams; Dan Schuck, the Bell MVP; Phil White of Bell; Back row: Ed Starcher of the runner-up Williams team; Larry Fredieu of Ritch's/Superior; Ricky Huggins and Dewayne Nevitt of Vernon's; Todd Joerling of Bell; Wendell Rickard of Williams; Jeff Arnold of Bell.
Mark Hierlmeier from Tampa . . . MVP when Bell II won the ASA Major in 1996 at Lawton, Okla.
Mark Hierlmeier with his MVP award at the 1996 ASA Major
Cliff Carpenter . . . an extraordinary outfielder from Ohio, and a good hitter too
Greg Harding from Virginia and Greg Cannedy from California
John Beasley from Miami . . . MVP in the 1989 ISA World Series at Gastonia, N.C. . . . A career Coast Guard man, he's still playing (for LA Bag in Louisiana).
Mark Baker from Florida . . . set record with 19 home runs in 1989 USSSA World Series at Omaha, Neb.
Hank Garris from Daytona Beach . . MVP in the 1994 ASA Super Nationals at Maryville, Tenn.
Allie Squartino from Florida and Don Rardin Jr. from Kentucky
Russ Earnest . . . from Panama City, Fla. . . . played for Bell in 1990-91 . . . had 56 RBI for Back Porch in the 1994 ASA Major Nationals.
Hal Harlan . . . from Haughton, La. . . . hit the home run to eliminate the Steele's Silver Bullets from the 1990 USSSA World Series at Greensboro, N.C., and spoil their bid for the Grand Slam
Dan Schuck . . . from Waterloo, Iowa . . . MVP in the 1993 USSSA World Series . . . home run leader with 199 in 1993
Todd Joerling . . . from New Melle, Mo. . . . a very productive hitter and one of the greatest shortstops of all time
Kim Seaman . . . from Pascagoula, Miss. . . . had 32 consecutive hits in the Twitty/Worth Classic
Jeff Arnold . . . from Mobile, Ala. . . . big man hit a lot of long balls
Phil White . . . from Anniston, Ala.
Andy Cook . . . from Garner, N.C. . . . MVP in 1992 Smoky Mountain Classic
Mark Martin . . . from Orlando . . . MVP in 1991 Smoky Mountain Classic
Mike Ambers . . . from Houston . . . MVP in 1988 ASA Major at Gadsden, Ala.
Kerry Everett from California and Larry Carter from Oklahoma