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ASA Open/Major Nationals (1953 - 1980)

 

Year

Site

Champion

Runner-up

MVP

HR Leader

Avg Leader

1953

Cincinnati, OH

Shield’s Contractors, Newport, KY

Pennsylvania Merchants, Pittsburgh, PA

No MVP Awarded

Myron Reinhardt, Shields Contractors - 4

Myron Reinhardt, Shields- .688 (11-16)

1954

Louisville, KY

Waldeck’s Tavern, Cincinnati, OH

National Fruit, Pittsburgh, PA

No MVP Awarded

John Drees, Waldeck’s Tavern

James Caldwell, Shield’s -.722 (13-18)

1955

Pittsburgh, PA

Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY

Tresler Comets, Cincinnati, OH

Jack Carmichael, Tresler Comets

Jack Carmichael, Tresler Comets

Gene Dittoe, Lang’s Pet Shop - .670

1956

Cleveland, OH

Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY

Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY

Vern Roberts, Gatliff’s Auto Sales

Lenny Roth, Helf Builders -5

Earl Berryman, Lang’s Pet Shop- .615 (16-26)

1957

Toledo, OH

Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY

McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC

No MVP Awarded

Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s Auto Sales - 8

Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s - .680 (17-25)

1958

Cleveland, OH

East Side Sports, Detroit, MI

Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH

Joe Gauci, East  Side Sports

Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze -6

Ron Annotico, Sheffield - .619 (13-21)

1959

Cleveland, OH

Yorkshire, Restaurant, Newport, KY

Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY

Walt Wherry, Yorkshire Restaurant (12-27, .444, 1 HR, 8 RBIs)

George Rosewicz, Grande Caruso- 4 (9-22, .409, 8 RBIs)

Richard Rader, Sunbeam Sandwich - .833 (15-18, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs)

1960

Toledo, OH

Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH

Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH

Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailoring

Denny Braun, Sheffield Bronze -6

Paul Nutley, Hamilton Tailoring - .667

1961

Louisville, KY

Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH

Plateau A.C., New York City, NY

Jim Harper, Ready Mix Concrete

Harry Phillips, Wilsman’s Trucking - 12

George O’Neill, Plateau A.C. - .750

1962

Cleveland, OH

Skip & Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA

East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI

Bill Cole, East Side Sports (22-29, .759)

John Stone, Enterprise Bar -11

Bill Cole, East Side Sports - .759  (22-29)

1963

Jones Beach, NY

Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY

Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA

Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s (.533, 4 HRs)

Lou Russo (13-21, .619) and Jim Galloway,  (15-24, .625) Musicaro’s  -6

James Mortl, Milwaukee- .720  (18-25)

1964

Springfield, OH

Skip A.C., Pittsburgh, PA

Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY

Paul Tomasovich, Skip’s (17-24, .708, 7 HRs)

Don Arndt, TWUA Triplets -10

Paul Tomasovich, Skip’s-.708 (17-24)

1965

Maumee, OH

Skip A.C., Pittsburgh, PA

Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY

Lou DelMastro, Skip A.C. (7-0, 29 runs allowed in 7 games)

Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn; Don Hansen, Chadwick; Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers; George Siford & Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC.  - 5

Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto Sales - .770

1966

Parma, OH

Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI

County Sports, Levittown, NY

Mike Axelson, Michael’s Lounge (.792, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)

Jim Galloway, County  Sports - 11 (.478, 29 RBIs)

Mike Axelson, Michael’s Lounge - .792

1967

Parma, OH

Jim’s Sport Shop, Pittsburgh PA

Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI

Miller Adams, Jim’s Sports Shop

Tex Collins, Michael’s Lounge–13 (.630,  27 RBIs)

Ray Kruel, Jim’s Sport Shop - .840  (21-25)

1968

Jones Beach, NY

County Sports, Levittown, NY

Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL

Bert Smith, County Sports (23-37, .622, 11 HRs, 24 RBIs)

Bert Smith, County Sports -11

Bill Goedde,  Dick Luken Volkswagon- .813  (13-16, 9 RBIs)

1969

Parma, OH

Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI

Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL

H.T. Waller, Jo’s Pizza House (19-32, .594, 16 HRs, 28 RBIs)

H.T. Waller, Jo’s Pizza House -16

Joe Konicki, Hicksville Astros - .800 (16-20, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs)

1970

Southgate, MI

Little Caesar’s, Southgate, MI

Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI

Mike Gouin, Little Caesar’s (19-26, .730, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs)

Jay Justice, Worthington Steel –11  (20 RBIs, 16-28, .570)

Bob Swords, Worthington Steel -.750 (21-28, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs)

1971

Parma, OH

Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA

Little Caesar’s, Southgate, MI

Bert Smith, Pile Drivers (15-22, .682, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs)

Jim Pucket, Little Caesar’s –13  (21-30, .700, 26 RBIs)

Bill Gatti, Jiffy’s Club - .867  (13-15, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs)

1972

Jacksonville, FL

Jiffy’s Club, Louisville, KY

Triton Petroleum, Wichita. KS

Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (21-28, .750, 13 HRs)

Bill Gatti, Jiffy’s (20-28, .714, 28 RBIs)  & Al White, Warren Motor’s (30-36, .833, 33 RBIs) -14

Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy’s Club - .906 (29-32, 13 HRs, 22 RBIs)

1973

Cleveland, OH

Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC

Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY

Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture (25-34, .735, 21 HRs, 38 RBIs)

Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture -21

Bob Boysen, Duff’s Inn - .833  (15-18, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs)

1974

York, PA

Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC

Jerry’s Catering, Miami, FL

Roger Brown, Howard’s Furniture (16-25,  .640, 1 HR, 12 RBIs))

Al White, Jerry’s  Catering  922-38, .579, 20 RBIs) - 10

Ron Waldron, Adair Landscaping - .733  (11-15, 2 RBIs)

1975

Cleveland, OH

Pyramid Cafe, Lakewood, OH

Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC

Steve Loya, Pyramid Café (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs)

Stan Harvey (17-27, .629, 19 RBIs) and Don Arndt (15-27, .556, 16 RBIs), Howard’s Furniture  -7

Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square - .737  (14-19, 3 RBIs)

1976

Jacksonville, FL

Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL

Paul Johnson Co., Indianapolis, IN

Ronnie Ford  (22-30, .733, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs) and  Mike Nye,  (.793) Warren’s

Ken Carlton, Green Machine (19-29, .655, 31 RBIs)  -13

Mike Nye, Warren Motors - .793 (23-29, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs)

1977

Parma, OH

Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK

Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL

Craig Elliot,  Ken Sanders Ford  (26-36, .722, 18 HRs, 32 RBIs) & Bruce Meade, Nelson’s  (32-50, .640, 22 HRs, 40 RBIs)

Herman Rathman  (32-50, .640, 39 RBIs)  and Bruce Meade, Nelson’s Painting -22

Larry Franklin, Mid-State Oil - .762  (16-21, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs)

1978

Elk Grove, CA

Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA

Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC

Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets (34-41, .829, 18 HRs, 40 RBIs)

Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture  -23 (.706, 45 RBIs)

Greg Fuhrman, York Barbells - .944 (17-18, 12 HRs)

1979

York, PA

Nelco Mfg., Oklahoma City, OK

Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA

Joe Young, Nelco Mfg.  (.559, 10 Hrs, 30 RBIs)

David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford –14 (.810-, 31 RBIs)

David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford - .810  (17-21)

1980

Montgomery, AL

Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA

Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC

Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets (6-0, .500)

Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture  -17 (.715, 37 RBIs)

Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture  - .789 (30-38)

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