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National Slo-Pitch Conference - NSPC

NSPC Regular Season & Playoffs (1978 - 1987)

1978

12 charter members:
Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK	
Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		
Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA
Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI	
Howard & Carroll, Sherrill's Ford, NC
Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC		
Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX
Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AZ	
Pepsico-County Sports, Levittown, NY (Dropped out, lost sponsor)
Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL (Dropped out, lost sponsor)
Mazzola-Castle, Rochester, NY  (Dropped out, became Rochester Zeniths of the APSPL)
(The NSPC tournaments also included some local teams in the individual tournaments)

No NSPC National Championship Tournament was played in 1978. Campbell's Carpets won 2 out of 4 at-large berths and was awarded the NSPC championship. Howard & Carroll and Howard's Furniture each won one qualifier. Five tournaments were originally scheduled, but the one in Triangle, NC was cancelled. Teams scheduled to play in Triangle were Howard's/Western Steer, Howard and Carroll, Poindexter Lumber, Ken Sander's Ford and Taylor Brothers.  NSPC #3 was originally scheduled for Rochester, NY, but was relocated to Detroit, MI.  Info on the 4 tournaments played in 1978 are as follows:

St. Louis, MO	
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX			
3. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
4. Pondexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
5. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA
5. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI
7. Dodge City West, St. Louis, MO
	HR Leaders- 	Denny Jones & Mike Cellura, Campbell's - 13
	Batting Leader-	Denny Jones, Campbell's - .759
	ODPA- 		Ricky Page, Campbell's Carpets
Montgomery, AL	
1. Howard & Carroll, Sherrill's Ford, NC
2. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
3. Dubose Insurance, Pensacola, FL
4. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
5. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
5. Dubose Insurance, Pensacola, FL
7. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC
7. Barbeque Kitchens, Atlanta, GA
	HR Leader-	Tom Beall, Howard & Carroll - 10
	Batting Leader-	Bruce Meade, Nelson's - .840  (21-25, 9 HRs)
	ODPA- 		Gene Jones, Howard & Carroll
Detroit, MI
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH
3. Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX
4. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
5. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI
5. Softball City, Detroit, MI
	MVP - 		Denny Jones, Campbell's Carpets  (33 RBIs)
	HR Leader-	Mike Cellura, Campbell's - 10
	Batting Leader-	Bruce Meade, Nelson's - .929
	ODPA- 		Marty Monterosso, Greater Cincinnati Sports
Lakewood, OH
1. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
2. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA
3. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
4. Pondexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
5. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI
	HR Leader-	Charlie Mitchell, Nelson's - 8
	Batting Leader-	Lonnie Parker, Snyder's - .819
	ODPA- 		Don Furnald, Capitol Insulation

1979

Starting in 1979, National Qualifiers were held and point totals accumulated according to tournament finishes.  These were reflected in the regular season standings. The 8 teams with the most point totals were awarded berths in the National Championship Tournament. There were 22 Teams entered in the NSPC for the 1979 season. Point system as follows: 12 Pts for 1st, 8 Pts for 2nd, 6 Pts for 3rd, 4 Pts for 4th.  Standings based on total qualifiers entered divided by total points

1979 Final Regular Season Standings:		#	Pts.	Avg.
 1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		4	44	11.0
 2. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma, City, OK	5	52	10.4
 3. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		8	50	 6.3
 4. Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL		6	48	 6.0
 4. Irving Sports Center, Irving, TX		3	18	 6.0
 6. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH			6	32	 5.3
 7. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC	9	44	 4.9
 8. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA	3	14	 4.7
 9. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH	5	20	 4.0
10. American Reality, Sacremento, CA		4	12	 3.0
11. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC	5	14	 2.8
12. York Barbells, York, PA			8	16	 2.0
13. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO		4	 6	 1.5
14. G.B. Wilcher Contractors, Seymour, IN	7	10	 1.4
15. Trenton Capitols, Trenton, NJ		3	 4	 1.3
16. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			5	 4	 0.8
17. Snyders Softball Club, Novi, MI		5	 2	 0.4
18. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT			3	 0	 0.0
N/A Burnette & Carroll, Chattanooga, TN		6	 0	 0.0
N/A LeAlCo, Lebanon, TN				6	 0	 0.0
N/A Hillcrest Tavern, Cleveland, OH		4	 0	 0.0
N/A Taylor Brothers, Corpus Christi, TX		3	 0	 0.0
1979  Regular Season NSPC Qualifying Tournaments (14 Total
Location and Top Teams with available info (MVP, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
Jacksonville, FL		
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
2. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
3. DM Racing, Jacksonville, FL
4. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
	MVP- Roger Mayo, Ken Sander's Ford (.704, 17 HRs)
	Bruce Meade, Nelson's Painting (27-30, .900, 17 HRs)
Charlotte, NC
1. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
2. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
3. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
4. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
	MVP- Dave Carroll, Dave Carroll Sports (9-13, .692)
	Gene Jones, Dave Carroll Sports (14-16, .875)
	Don Arndt, Howard's Furniture - 8 HRs
	Fleetwood, Howard's Furniture - 8 HRs
Chattanooga, TN
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
2. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH
3. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
4. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
	MVP- Larry Ellis, Ken Sander's Ford
	Roger Mayo, Ken Sander's Ford - 11 HRs
	Al White, American Reality - .852
Winston-Salem, NC
1. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
2. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
3. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
4. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
	MVP- Tom Beall, Howard's Furniture - 9 HRs
	Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets - .652
Marietta, GA
1. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
2. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
3. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
4. York Barbell, York, PA
	MVP- Mike Parrott, Nelson's Painting  (.766, 22 HRs, 52 RBIs)
	Joey Raby, Dave Carroll Sports - .826  (19-23)
Concord, CA
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Irving Sports, Dallas, TX
3. American Reality, Concord, CA
4. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
	MVP- Greg Fuhrman, Campbell's Carpets - 8 HRs
Bowie, MD	
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
3. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
4. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
	MVP- Jerry King, Campbell's Carpets - 12 HRs (.850)
	Denny Jones, Campbell's Carpets - 12 HRs (.780)
Springfield, OH	
1. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
3. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
4. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH
	MVP- Chic Downing, Nelson's Painting (.792, 11 HRs)
	Jerome Webb, Ken Sander's Ford - 12 HRs
Bowie, MD	
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
3. American Reality, Concord, CA
4. Trenton Capitols, Trenton, NJ
	MVP- Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets - 9 HRs
	Denny Jones, Campbell's Carpets - .694
Cleveland, OH
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
3. Howard's Furniture, Denver, NC
4. G.B. Wilcher Contractors, Seymour, IN
	MVP- Craig Elliott, Ken Sander's Ford - 9 HRs, (.833)
	Charles Wright, Ken Sander's Ford - 9 HRs
Cincinnati, OH
1. York Barbell, York, PA
2. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH
3. Irving Sports, Dallas, TX
4. G.B. Wilcher Contractors, Seymour, IN
	MVP- ?
Bowie, MD
No information available
Detroit, MI	
1. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	MVP- ?
	John Geckle, Steele's (.684, 5 HRs)
Bowie, MD	
No information available
1979 NSPC National Championship Tournament  (Birmingham, AL)
1. Nelson's Painting, Oklahoma City, OK		4-1
2  Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		4-2
3. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		3-2
4. Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL		2-2
5. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			1-2
5. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC	1-2
7. Irving Sports Center, Irving, TX		0-2
7. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH	0-2
1979 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Joe Young, Nelson's Painting (MVP)
Bruce Meade, Nelson's Painting
Mike Parrott, Nelson's Painting
Bill Ferguson, Nelson's Painting
Chic Downing, Nelson's Painting
Rick Scherr, Howard's Furniture (11 HRs)
Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer
Mike Jacobs, Howard's/Western Steer
Tom Beall, Howard's/Western Steer
Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets
Jerry King, Campbell's Carpets
Craig Elliott, Ken Sander's
and not on the team, but receiving this honor:
Paul Wright, Ken Sander's (.800) (Leading Hitter)

1980

There were 20 Teams entered in the 1980 Season. The 8 teams with the most point totals were awarded berths in the National Championship Tournament.

1980 Final Regular Season Standings:      	Record  	Pct.	
 1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			19- 4  		.826
 2. Softball City, Detroit, MI 			25- 9  		.735
 3. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		16- 7  		.696
 4. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA 		15- 7  		.682
 5. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH 			23-11  		.676
 6. Ken Sanders Subaru, Birmingham, AL 		17-11  		.607
 7. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN			11- 8  		.579
 8. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH	14-14  		.500
 8. Dave Carroll's, Sherrill's Ford, NC		11-11 		.500
10. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI 	18-24  		.429
11. Han Hansen, Toledo, OH			10-16  		.385
12. York Barbells, York, PA			 8-13  		.381
13. Teamsters 293, Cleveland, OH		 8-20  		.286
14. Bunca and Frey, Kalamazoo, MI 		 6-18  		.250
15. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT			 4-13  		.235
16. Friarson's, Jackson, MS			 1-10  		.091
 -   Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 	 N/A        
 -   G.B. Wilcher, Seymour, IN			 N/A
 -   St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO		 N/A
 -   Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC	 N/A
1980  Regular Season NSPC Qualifying Tournaments (12 Total)
Location and Top Teams with available info (MVP, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
Clemmons, NC	
1. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
3. Dave Carroll's, Sherrill's Ford, NC
4. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
Montgomery, AL
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
2. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
	Bruce Meade, Dave Carroll Sports - 11 HRs
	Mike Parrott, Dave Carroll Sports - .833
Niceville, FL
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
3. Ken Sander's Ford, Phoenix City, AL
4. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	MVP- James Washington, Jerry's Caterers  (.800, 7 HRs)
	Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer - 8 HRs
Chattanooga, TN
Rained-Out
Eden-Burlington, NC
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
3. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
	MVP- Richard Wilborn, Campbell's - 6 HRs
St. Louis, MO
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
2. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
3. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH
	James Boyett and Fred Winston, Jerry's - 2 HRs
Marietta, GA
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
2. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, NC
	MVP- Larry Hall, Dave Carroll
	Lacy Brumley, Ken Sanders - 18 HRs
	Kenneth Carlton, Jerry's - .833
Seymour, IN
Cancelled
Jackson, MS
Cancelled
Dayton, OH
1. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
2. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA
	MVP- John Geckle, Steele's
	Dennis Myers, Campbell's Carpets - 12 HRs
York, PA
1. Softball City, Detroit, MI
2. York Barbell, York, PA
Detroit, MI	
1. Softball City, Detroit, MI
2. Snyder's Softball Club, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Craig Season, Softball City (.654)
	Joe Young, Steele's - 5 HRs
	John Eckstein, Snyder's - .765
Cleveland, OH
1. Softball City, Detroit, MI
2. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH
	Joe Young, Steele's - 15 HR's (37 RBIs)
	Mike Macenko, Hillcrest - .765 (14 HRs)
Toledo, OH
1. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN
2. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland,OH
	Joe Young, Steele's - 12 HR's (30 RBIs)
	Phil Wolak, Softball City - .818
Louisville, KY
1. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	Bruce Meade, Dave Carroll - 6 HRs
1980 NSPC National Championship Tournament  (Birmingham, AL)
1. Campbell's Carpets, Concord, CA		4-1
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		4-2
3. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			3-2
4. Ken Sander's Ford, Birmingham, AL		3-2		
5. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			1-2
5. Softball City, Detroit, MI			1-2		
7. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrill's Ford, NC	1-2
7. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN			0-2
9. Hillcrest-Fashion Rite, Cleveland, OH	0-2
1980 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Mike Cellura, Campbell's Carpets (.882, 15 for 17)  (MVP)
Elby Bushong, Campbell's Carpets
Greg Fuhrman, Campbell's Carpets
Denny Jones, Campbell's Carpets
Dennis Myers, Campbell's Carpets
Al White, Steele's Sports  (10 HRs)
John Geckle, Steele's Sports
Larry Garrard, Steele's Sports
Rich Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
Stan Harvey, Howard's/Western Steer (9 HRs)
Tom Beall, Howard's/Western Steer
Paul Wright, Ken Sander's
and not on the team, but receiving this honor:
Steve Howard, Howard's/Western Steer (ODPA)

1981

There were 8 Teams entered in the 1981 Regular Season. The 8 teams were seeded according to season record  in the National Championship Tournament.  Howard's won 6 out of the 7 regular season tournaments and finished 2nd the other one.

1981 Final Regular Season Standings: 		Record		Pct.
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		18 -  4		.818
2. Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland, OH	37 - 15		.712
3. Snyder's/Stroh's, Detroit, MI		22 - 16		.580
4. Ken Sanders Ford, Birmingham, AL		12 -  9		.571
5. Steele's Sports, Gradton, OH			 8 - 23		.258
6. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN			 4 - 12		.250
7. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			 3 - 11		.214
8. Gartenhouse, Plainville, CT			 1 - 17		.056
Regular Season NSPC Leaders:
Regular Season HR Leader-	Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising - 46
Regular Season RBI Champion-	Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising - 94
Regular Season Batting Leader-	Bill Ferguson, Howard's/Western Steer  (.643)
Regular Season All-NSPC Team:
1st Team Selection			2nd Team Selection		
 P-Dana Andry, Nationwide		 P-Buddy Slater, Howard's
 C-Jim Bizzell, Nationwide		 C-Greg Fuhrman, Jerry's
1B-Steve Blanchette, Nationwide		1B-John Geckle, Steele's
2B-Mike Macenko, Nationwide		2B-Dennis Myers, Shimers
3B-Bill Ferguson, Howard's		3B-Curtis Williams, York/Sanders
SS-Charles Wright, Nationwide		SS-Rick Trudeau, Snyders/Stroh's
OF-Dick Bartel, Howard's		OF-Ron Ford, York/Sanders
OF-Rick Petrunyak, Snyders/Stroh's	OF-Harold Kelley, Jerry's
OF-Mike Nye, York/Sanders		OF-John Gendron, Snyders/Stroh's
OF-Braxton Speller, Snyders/Stroh's	OF-Larry Garrard, Steele's
Ut-Stan Harvey, Howard's		Ut-Russell Bradley, Howard's
Ut-Rick Scherr, Howard's		Ut-Chuck Drewicz, Snyders/Stroh's
1981  Regular Season NSPC Qualifying Tournaments (15 Total)
Location and Top Teams with available info (MVP, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
York, PA
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA
	MVP- Mike Macenko, NAS (.667, 8 HRs)
	Mike Nye, York-Sanders - .786
	ODPA- Curtis Williams, York-Sanders
Burlington, NC
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC
	MVP- Russell Bradley, Howard's (.684, ODPA)
	James Boyett, Jerry's Caterers - 8 HRs
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 8 HRs
	Tommy Spoon, Fabmasters - .727
Fort Wayne, IN
1. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
2. Steele's Sports, Lima, OH
	MVP- Rick Trudeau, Snyder's-Stroh's (.727)
	Braxton Speller, Snyder's-Stroh's - 2 HRs
	Rich Petrunyak, NAS - 2 HRs
	Dennis Myers, Shimers - 2 HRs
	John Geckle, Steele's Sports - .900 (9-10)
	Tony Haley, Steele's Sports (ODPA)
Montgomery, AL
1. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
	MVP- Craig Elliott, York-Sanders (.692, 15 HRs)
	Don Brewer, AAMCO - 16 HRs
	John Smith, Miller Lite Royals - .700
	Mac Stalcup, LeAlCo (ODPA)
Willoughby, OH
1 .Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Rick Scherr, Howard's - 8 HRs
	Fred Miller, NAS - .615
	Richard Wilborn, Howard's (ODPA)
Pittsburgh, PA
1. Shimmers, Minneapolis, MN
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Dennis Myers, Shimers (5-6, .833, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs)
Louisville, KY
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
	MVP- Mike Cellura, Howard's (.632, 4 HRs)
	Jim Bizzell, NAS - 6 HRs (.727)
	Chuck Drewicz, Snyder's-Stroh's - .750  (ODPA)
Wyandotte, MI
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Steve Blanchette, NAS (9-13, .692, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
	Jim Gendron, Snyder's-Stroh's - .769 (10-13)
Willoughby, OH
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA			
	MVP- Roger Wilt, NAS (6 HRs, 14 RBIs)
	Chuck Drewicz, Snyder's-Stroh's - 700
	Rick Trudeau, Snyder's-Stroh's (ODPA, .667)
Eden, NC
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA
	MVP- Don Arndt, Howard's (.781, 10 HRs)
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 12 HRs (21 RBIs)
	Joe Young, Jerry's Caterers - 12 HRs
	Steve Ammons, Jerry's Caterers - 12 HRs
	Lacy Brumley, York-Sanders - .842 (11 HRs)
Hendersonville, TN
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
	MVP- Dick Bartel, Howard's (8 HRs)
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 9 HRs (20 RBIs)
	Maxie Garrett, LeAlCo - .857 (18-21)
	Roger Gibson, Nashville All-Stars (ODPA)
New Britain, CT
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Gartenhaus Café, Plainville, CT
	MVP- Steve Blanchette, NAS (11-17, .647, 6 HRs)
	Jim Bizzell, NAS - .667
	John Geckle, Steele's Sports - .667
	Cliff Carpenter, Steele's Sports  (ODPA)
Rochester, NY
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Steve Blanchette, NAS (10-13, .769, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs)
	Benny Holt, NAS - 7 HRs
Miami, FL
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
2. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
	MVP- Stan Harvey, Howard's (.857, 8 HRS, 15 RBIs)
	Stan Harvey and Ed Roth, Howard's - 8 HRs
	Bill Ferguson, Howard's - .867 (13-15)
Detroit, MI	
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Mike Macenko, NAS (23-27, .852, 12 HRs, 27 RBIs)
Willoughby, OH
1. Nationwide Advertising Services (NAS), Cleveland, OH
2. Snyder's-Stroh's, Detroit, MI
	MVP- Mike Macenko, NAS (8 HRs)
	Tim Sweeny, Jerry's - .750
1981 NSPC National Championship Tournament  (Willoughby, OH)
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		3-0
2. Nationwide Adverstising, Cleveland, OH	3-2
3. York Barbell/Ken Sanders, York, PA		2-2
4. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			2-2
5. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN			1-2
5. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			1-2
7. Snyder's/Stroh's, Detroit, MI		0-2
1981 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Dick Bartel, Howard's/Western Steer  (MVP)
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
Mike Cellura, Howard's/Western Steer
Stan Harvey, Howard's/Western Steer
Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer  (7 HRs)
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising
Marty Rolnick, Nationwide Advertising
Benny Holt, Nationwide Advertising
Mike Nye, York Barbell's/Ken Sander's (ODPA)
Craig Elliott, York Barbell's/Ken Sander's
Herman Rathman, Steele's Sports
Harold Kelley, Jerry's Caterers (7 HRs) (.833)
and not on the team, but receiving this honor:
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising (ODPA)

1982

In 1982, There were 6 regional divisions; National (3 teams), Eastern, Northern, Atlantic, Southern and Western (6 teams each). Each division held their own qualifiers and kept their own regular season division standings.  The 3 teams from the National division were automatically awarded berths to the National Championship Tournament and the other 5 division winners plus some wildcards were also awarded berths to the National Championship Tournament.

(* Qualified for National Championship Tournament)
1981 Final Regular Season Standings
National Division 				Record		Pct.
1. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC 		24 -  7		.774	*
2. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL 			18 -  7		.720	*
3. York Barbells/Ken Sanders, York, PA 		21 -  9		.700	*

Atlantic Division 				Record		Pct.
Fab Masters, Lexington, NC 			10 -  2		.833	*
Carolina A's, Shelby, NC 			 9 -  3		.750	*
Gastonia Heat/No #1 Electric, Gastonia, NC	 3 -  9		.250
World of Wheel's, Kannapolis, NC		 2 - 10		.167

Eastern Division 				Record		Pct.
Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY 		 8 -  4		.667	*
County Sports/Steele's, Levittown, NY		 7 -  5		.588
Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT			 7 -  5		.588
Farrell's Maintenance, Lancaster, PA		 4 -  8		.333
Stan's Place, Nashua, NH			 4 -  8		.333

Northern Division 				Record		Pct.
TNEMEC, Indianapolis, IN 			 4 -  0		1.000	*
Lo-Temp Brazing, Toledo, OH			 0 -  4		 .000
Synders Softball Club, Detroit, MI		forfeited
Danny's Drilling, Neward, OH			forfeited
Triangle Sports, Minneapolis, MN		forfeited
Kenmark NY Eastern/Steele's, Akron, OH		forfeited

Southern Division				Record		Pct.
Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA 			14 -  2		.875	*
Rule and Lee, Maryville, TN 			11 -  5		.688	*
Fred Weber/St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO	 6 - 10		.375
Southside Sports, Louisville, KY 		 5 - 11		.317	*
T & K, Lexington, KY				 4 - 12		.250
Unique Cleaners, Maryville, TN			forfeited

Western Division 				Record		Pct.
Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK 		11 -  1		.917	*
Cable TV, Garland, TX				 6 -  6		.500
Taylor Brothers Jewelers, Dallas, TX		 4 -  8		.333
Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX		 3 -  9		.250
Pierson's, Houston, TX				forfeited
Slocum Construction, Alexandria, LA		forfeited

1982  Regular Season NSPC Qualifying Tournaments (Each Division was separate)
Location/Division and Top Teams with available info (MVP, ODPA, HR, Batting Leaders)
San Antonio, TX (National Invitational)		
1. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
3. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL
4. Taylor Brothers Jewelers, Dallas, TX
	MVP- Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 21 HRs
	Charles Wright, York-Sanders - 21 HRs
	ODPA- Richard Wilborn, Howard's
Dayton, OH (National Invitational)
1. York Barbell/Ken Sander's, York, PA		
2. TNEMEC, Indianapolis, IN
3. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
4. Lo-Temp Brazing, Toledo, OH
	MVP- Bill Pollack, York-Sanders
	Craig Elliott, York-Sanders - 13 HRs
	ODPA- Rick Scherr, Howard's
Fayetteville, NC (National Qualifier)
1. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL	
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC
3. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC
4. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC
	MVP- Mike Parrott, Jerry's Caterers
	Rick Scherr, Howard's and Harold Kelley, Jerry's - 6 HRs
	ODPA- Denny Jones, Jerry's
Clemmons, NC (Atlantic Division Regional)
1. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC
2. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC
3. World of Wheels, Kannapolis, IN
4. Gastonia-No.1 Electric, Gastonia, NC
Burlington, NC (Atlantic Division Regional)
No information available
Fayetteville, NC (Atlantic Division Championship)
No information available
Rochester, NY (Eastern Division Regional)	
1. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY
2. Stan's Place, Nashua, NH
3. County Sports-Steele's, Levittown, NY
4. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT
York, PA (Eastern Division Regional)
No information available
New Britain, CT (Eastern Division Championship)
No information available
Site? (Northern Division Regional)
No information available
Site? (Northern Division Regional)
No information available
Dayton, OH (Northern Division Championship)
No information available
Louisville, KY (Southern Division Regional)
1. Elite Coatings, Gordan, GA
2. Southside Sports, Louisville, KY
3. T&K, Lexington, KY
4. Rule & Lee, Maryville, TN
	MVP- Chip Sheffield, Elite Coatings
	Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings - 8 HRs
Macon, GA (Southern Division Regional)
No information available
Hendersonville, TN (Southern Division Championship)
No information available
Garland, TX (Western Division Regional)
1. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK
2. Cable TV, Garland, TX
3. Taylor Brothers Jewelers, Dallas, TX
4. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX 
	MVP- Homer Salizar, Garrett & Houck
	Peter Ortega, Garrett & Houck - 9 HRs
Moore, OK (Western Division Regional)
No information available
Houston, TX (Western Division Championship)
1.Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK
2.Cable TV, Garland, TX
	MVP - Glen Bourquin, Garrett and Houck (.679, 6 HRs)
1982 NSPC National Championship Tournament  (Knoxville, TN)
 1. York Barbell/Ken Sander's, York, PA		5-1		
 2. Jerry's Caterers, Miami, FL			4-2
 3. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA			2-2
 4. Rule and Lee, Maryville, TN			3-2
 5. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		2-2
 5. Southside Sports, Louisville, KY		2-2
 7. Fabmasters, Lexington, NC			0-2
 7. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY		0-2
 9. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK	0-2
 9. TENEMEC, Indianapolis, IN			0-2
11. Carolina A's, Shelby, NC			No Show
1982 NSPC All-Tournament Team:
Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (MVP)  (10 HRs, 23 RBIs)
Charles Wright, York Barbell/Ken Sander's (11 HRs)
Bill Pollack, York Barbell/Ken Sander's
Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sander's
Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Ken Sander's
Clyde Guy, York Barbell/Ken Sander's
Bruce Meade, Jerry's Caterers
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry's Caterers
Mike Bolen, Jerry's Caterers
Mike Parrott, Jerry's Caterers
Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer
Mac Stalcup, Rule and Lee (ODPA)
No other information available

1983

In 1983, There was no regular season format or national qualifiers, 14 teams entered the National Championship Tournament. 

1983 NSPC National Championship Tournament  (Maryville, TN)
1. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA			4-0	
2. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		
3. Jerry's Carterers, Miami, FL				
4. Steele's Sports, Grafton, OH			
5. No. # 1 Electric, Gastonia, NC	 		
5. Cable TV, Garland, TX				
No information available on the order of finish of the other 8 teams 
entered, which included: Unique Cleaners of Maryville, TN, Jim Lane's of 
Maryville, TN, Miller Beer, Southwestern Fabricators, Budget Rentals and 
Three other teams unknown at the present time.
1983 NSPC All-Tournament Team:	
Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings (MVP)
Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
Fred Trice, Elite Coatings  (.824)
Steve Williams, Elite Coatings
Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
Greg Fuhrman, Jerry's Caterers
Mike Bolen, Jerry's Caterers
Bruce Meade, Jerry's Caterers
Ed Roth, Howard's/Western Steer
Russell Bradley, Howard's/Western Steer
Rick Scherr, Howard's/Western Steer  (12 HRs)
Dick Bartel, Howard's/Western Steer
and not on the team, but receiving this honor:
Denny Jones, Jerry's Caterers (ODPA)

NSPC suspended operations 1984, 1985 and 1986

1987

In 1987, The NSPC was brought back in the form of a National Championship Tournament that was originally billed as the Super Bowl of Softball.

1987 NSPC National Championship Tournament  (Gastonia, NC)
1. Smythe Sox, Houston, TX			6-1
2. County Sports, Levittown, NY			3-2
3. Capitol Softball Club, Northridge, CA	2-2
4. Howard's/Western Steer, Denver, NC		2-2
5. Ritch's Auto Salvage, Harrisburg, NC		1-2
5. Vernon's, Jacksonville, FL			1-2
7. Lighthouse, Stone Mountain, GA		0-2
7. Snyder's Softball Club, Wixom, MI		0-2
1987 NSPC All-Tournament Team:	
Bill Blake, Smythe Sox (5 HRs) (.636) (MVP)
Bruce Meade, Smythe Sox (5 HRs)
Bill Gatti, Smythe Sox
Greg Whitlock, Smythe Sox
Cecil Whitehead, Smythe Sox
Mike Parrott, Smythe Sox
Mauro Chiti, County Sports
Ron Hargrove, County Sports
Scott Smith, County Sports (ODPA)
Mike Cellura, Capitol Insulation
Larry McGee, Capitol Insulation

NSPC disbanded for good in 1988


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