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Sixteen Inch (16") Softball History

  • ASA Men's Major 16 inch National Champions
  • ASA Men's Class-A 16 inch National Champions
  • USSSA Men's Major 16 inch National Champions
  • USSSA Men's Class-A 16 inch National Champions
  • NSA Men's 16 inch National Champions
  • NSA Women's 16 inch National Champions
  • Forest Park "No Glove" National Champions
ASA Men's Major 16" National Champions
Year	Champion					Runner-up
	MVP
1963	Cuyler's Missions, Chicago, IL			?
	N/A
1964	Bobcats, Chicago, IL				Ken Allen Company, Chicago, IL
	N/A
1965	E. Miller Ins./Bobcats, Chicago, IL		Ken Allen Company, Chicago, IL
	N/A
1966	Sobies, Chicago, IL				Bobcats, Chicago, IL
	Ed Surma, Sobies (21-24, .875)
1967	Sobies, Chicago, IL				Miller-Zolna's, Chicago, IL
	Lynwood Earl Creech, Ritz Restaurant
1968	Sobies, Chicago, IL				Bobcats, Chicago, IL
	Henry Currie Jr., Kuppenheimer Clothes
1969	Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats, Fox Lake, IL		Sobies, Chicago, IL
	Eddie Zolna, Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats
1970	Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats, Fox Lake, IL		Dwarf's, Chicago
	Jake Jacobi, Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats
1971	Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats, Fox Lake, IL		Sobies, Chicago, IL
	Eddie Zolna, Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats
1972	Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats, Fox Lake, IL		American Rivet, Chicago, IL
	Frank Lentine, Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats
1973	Bobcats, Chicago, IL				Kerr Sporting Goods, Phoenix, AZ
	1st MVP - Eddie Zolna, Dr. Carlucci's Bobcats
	2nd MVP - Sal Martinez, Kerr Sporting Goods
1974	Strikers, Chicago, IL (181-12)			Danan's Inn, Pell Lake, WI
	Len West, Strikers
1975	Josef's Restaurant, Chicago's			Danan's Inn, Pell Lake, WI
	Mike Marchinski, Josef's Restaurant
1976	Republican Bank Bobcats, Chicago, IL		Amalga Monsters, Chicago, IL
	Willie Simpson, Republican Bank Bobcats
1977	Bobcats, Chicago, IL				American Rivet, Chicago, IL
	Willie Simpson, Bobcats
1978	Bobcats, Chicago, IL				Big Banjo Sports Pub, Wheaton, IL
	Larry Kelly, Bobcats
1979	Bobcats, Chicago, IL				Monsters, Chicago, IL
	Ron Olesiak, Bobcats
1980	Har-Crest Whips, Chicago, IL			Monsters, Chicago, IL
	Mike Glab, Muskets
1981	Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL			C&K Old Style Bobcats, Harvey, IL
	Jerry Kelleher, Budweiser Whips
1982	Park Avenue Spats, Chicago, IL			Motherlode Runts, Des Plaines, IL
	Jim Fanta, Park Avenue Spats
1983	Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL (113-8)		Stray Cats, Hanover Park, IL
	Jack Kelly, Budweiser Whips
1984	Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL			Safari Tigers, Chicago, IL
	Jack Kelly, Budweiser Whips
1985	Touch, Chicago, IL				Safari Tigers, Chicago, IL
	Randy Lee, Safari Tigers
1986	Ducks, Oak Lawn, IL				Coopers Sporting Goods, Meadows, IL
	Tom Czarnick, Coopers Sporting Goods
1987	Sports Station, Blue Island, IL			Whips, Chicago, IL
	Larry Kelly, Sports Station
1988	Whips, Chicago, IL				Auto Mart, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Mark Wilson, Whips
1989	Whips, Chicago, IL				Bud North, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Wally Filkins, Whips
1990	Pete's Hidaway Whips, Chicago, IL		Splinter's Sports Club, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Jack Kelly, Pete's Hidaway Whips
1991	Splinter's Sports Club, Mt. Prospect, IL	Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago, IL
	Tom Czarnick, Splinter's Sports Club
1992	Lettuce, Chicago, IL				March Manufacturing, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Matt Biondic, Lettuce
1993	Lettuce, Chicago, IL				March Manufacturing, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Frank Mustari, Lettuce
1994	Hollywood Casino, Mt. Prospect, IL		Prime Time, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Dello Bianchini, Hollywood Casino
1995	Carpet Country, Marshalltown, IA		Life-Prime Time, Hodgkins, IL
	Brad Van Meter and Rick Barnes, Carpet Country (Co-MVPs)
1996	Lettuce, Chicago, IL				Splinters Sports, Hodgkins, IL 
	Tom Czarnick, Lettuce
1997	Miller Lite-Splinters, Hodgkins, IL		Lettuce, Chicago, IL 
	Rich Vila and Keith Filkins, Miller Lite-Splinters (Co-MVP's)
1998	Lettuce, Chicago, IL				Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL
	MVP - ?
1999	Puglise Softball, Riverside, IL			Lettuce, Chicago, IL 
	David Bischoff and Keith Filkins, Puglise Softball (Co-MVP's)
2000	Licorice, Mt. Prospect, IL			Bucks Softball, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Randy Russ, Licorice
2001	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL 			Bucks Softball, Mt. Prospect, IL
	MVP - ?
2002	Licorice, Mt. Prospect, IL 			Stover Softball, West Des Moines, IA 
	Randy Russ, Licorice
2003	Golden Tee 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL		Stover Softball, West Des Moines, IA 
	Mark Holstein, Golden Tee 45's
2004	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL			Flash, Des Plains, IL 
	Jeff Berger, Miller 45's
2005	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL (86-5)		Bucketheads, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Rick Gancarz and Jim Matlock, Miller 45's (Co-MVP's)
2006	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL			Maxim, Chicago, IL
	Mark Holstein and Larry Downes, Miller 45's (Co-MVP's)
2007	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL			Stover Softball, West Des Moines, IA
	No MVP Selected
 
ASA Men's Class-A 16" National Champions
Year	Champion					Runner-up
	MVP
1984	Golden Q, Mishawaka, IN				Woodrow Wilson, Whiting, IN
	MVP - ?
1985	Last Chance, Aberdeen, SD			Turtles, Des Plains, IL
	MVP - ?
1986	Edison Park Inn, Chicago, IL			Turtles, Des Plains, IL
	Kurt Uidal, Turtles
1987	Aces, Chicago, IL				Touch of Class, Chicago, IL
	Mike Brady, Aces
1988	Doctors, Chicago, IL				Bridgeport Crush, Chicago, IL
	MVP - ?
1989	Aces, Chicago, IL				Saints, Chicago, IL
	Team MVP-Aces
1990	Chicago Gamblers, Chicago, IL			Bridgeport Crush, Chicago, IL
	MVP - ?
1991	Stickmen, Chicago, IL				Doctors, Chicago, IL
	MVP - ?
1992	Ice, Cecero, IL					Saints, Chicago, IL
	MVP - ?
1993	Galeswood, Chicago, IL				Panthers, Chicago, IL
	MVP - ?
1994	Rebels, Chicago, IL				Gators, Chicago, IL
	Tom Neputy, Rebels
1995	Jynx, Chicago, IL				Scooters, Chicago, IL
	Mark Munnizzi, Jynx
1996	Trojans, Mt. Prospect, IL 			Flash, Melrose Park, IL
	MVP - ?
1997	Splinters, Chicago, IL				Crush, Chicago, IL
	Mitch Grubisic, Crush
1998	Men From Uncle, Blue Island, IL			Candelight Shooters, Chicago, IL 
	Mike McKenna, Men from Uncle
1999	Lemonheads, Chicago, IL				Traffic, Mt. Prospect, IL
	MVP - ?
2000	Trojans, Mt. Prospect, IL 			Storm, Whiting, IN
	Dave Maize, Trojans
2001	Rebel's, Chicago, IL 				Crush, Chicago, IL 
	John Pellegrino, Rebels
2002	Mudville, Cicero, IL				Storm, Whiting, IN
	John Doss, Mudville
2003	Outsiders, Chicago, IL				Lobcocks, Chicago, IL
	Kenny Keselica and Tim Laughlin, Outsiders (Co-MVPs)
2004	Binge, Chicago, IL				Lemonheads, Chicago, IL
	Chuck Wiggington, Binge
2005	Steel Gold, Chicago, IL				Lugnuts, Whiting, IN
	Gary Johns, Steel Gold
2006	Woodpeckers, Melrose Park, IL			Roadhouse, Chicago, IL
	John Eccardt, Woodpeckers
2007	Thunder, Mt. Prospect, IL			Wallace, Forest Park, IL
	Steve Rigney, Thunder
 
USSSA Men's Major 16" National Champions
Year	Champion					Runner-up
	MVP
1970	Wild Mustangs, Torrance, CA			?
	MVP - ?
1971	Redondo Beach AC, Redondo Beach, CA		?
	MVP - ?
1972	Redondo Beach AC, Redondo Beach, CA		?
	MVP - ?
1973	not held
1974	not held
1975	not held
1976	The Beacon, Racine, WI				?
	MVP - ?
1977	K-CLUB, Phoenix, AZ				Moe Allen, Phoenix, AZ
	Kurt Nielson, K-CLUB
1978	not held
1979	not held
1980	Hiller & Hamm, McHenry, IL			?
	MVP - ?
1981	C&K Old Style Bobcats, Chicago, IL		?
	Jerry Kelleher, C&K Old Style Bobcats
1982	Budweiser Whips, Harvey, IL			C&K Old Style Bobcats, Chicago, IL
	Mike Tallo, Budweiser Whips
1983	Budweiser Whips, Harvey, IL			Rat Pack Runts-Rollers, Chicago, IL
	John Kelleher, Budweiser Whips
1984	Budweiser Whips, Harvey, IL			?
	Jack Kelly, Budweiser Whips
1985	?						Budweiser Whips, Harvey, IL
	MVP - ?
1986	J-Birds, Mt. Prospect, IL			Stompers
	MVP - ?
1987	Apple Chevrolet Whips, Harvey, IL		Sports Station, Blue Island, IL
	MVP - ?
1988	Apple Chevrolet Whips, Harvey, IL		Meadows, Rolling Meadows, IL
	Dave Brishoff, Apple Chevrolet Whips
1989	Bud Light Blues, Mt. Prospect, IL		Pete's Hideway Whips, Chicago, IL
	Gary Mariano, Blues
1990	Miller Taggers, Mt. Prospect, IL		Aces, Chicago, IL
	Ken Butzen, Miller Taggers
1991	Miller Taggers, Mt. Prospect, IL		March Manufacturing, Glenview, IL
	Mike Stout, Miller Taggers
1992	Old Style Rabbits, Chicago, IL			Stickmen, Chicago, IL
	Rich Ladewig, Old Style Rabbits
1993	Ice Softball, Cicero, IL			L.A. Peacemakers, Chicago, IL
	Mike Stout, Ice Softball
1994	Lettuce, Chicago, IL				Ice, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Don Mustari, Lettuce
1995	Thrashers, Mt. Prospect, IL			Ice House, Chicago, IL
	MVP - ?
1996	no info available after 1995
 

      
USSSA Men's Class-A 16" National Champions
Year	Champion					Runner-up
1989	Hometown Crush, Chicago, IL			Irving's Red Hots, Broadview, IL
	Mick Balestri, Hometown Crush
1990	Irving's Red Hots, Broadview, IL		?
	MVP - ?
1991	Revere Electric Longshots, Chicago, IL		Falco's Pizza Unknowns, Chicago, IL
	MVP - ?
1992	Luciano's Gamblers, Cicero, IL			California Gold, Cicero, IL
	Mick Balestri, Luciano's Gamblers
1993	Jokermen, Palos, IL				Pandas, Downers Grove, IL
	Rick Mindo, Jokermen
1994	DLD, Dolton, IL					Mudcats, Calumet City, IL
	MVP - ?
1995	Jimbos Crush, Boyce Park, IL			Kennedy Park Problems, Chicago, IL
	Mick Balestri, Jimbos Crush
1996	no info available after 1995
 
NSA Men's 16" National Champions
Year	Champion					Runner-up
	MVP
2000	Jynx, Chicago, IL				Rebels, Hickory Hills, IL
	Tom Balek, Jynx
2001	McDivots, Palos Heights, IL			Fat Sam's, Chicago, IL
	Darren Neputy, McDivots
2002	Storm, Whiting, IN				Iron Men, Chicago, IL
	Mick Balestri, Storm
2003	Out There, Berwyn, IL				Smitty's, Bensenville, IL
	Wayne Wenke, Out There
2004	Gator Aid, IL					Storm, Whiting, IN
	Ron Risden, Gator Aid
2005	Lugnuts, Whiting, IN				Fiasco, Palatine, IL 
	MVP - ?
2006	Binge, Chicago, IL 				AJ's Bevi, Naperville, IL
	MVP - ?
2007	Lemons, Berwyn, IL				Wallace, Forest Park, IL
	Brian Rice, Wallace (?)
2008	?
	?
2009	Mutiny, Worth, IL				Thunder, Palatine, IL
	Brian Rice, Wallace (?)
 
NSA Women's 16" National Champions
Year	Champion					Runner-up
2002	Blaze, Chicago, IL				Sloan Value, Broadview, IL
	Charlene Davis, Blaze
2003	Blaze, Chicago, IL				Brat Pack, Normandy Park, IL
	Rosie Guraci, Blaze
2004	no info available after 2003
 
Forest Park "No Glove" National Champions
Year	Champion				Runner-up
	MVP
1969 	Maywood Agents				Forest Park All-Stars
	This tournament was actually referred to as an all-star tournament
1970 	Ambro Dukes				Bruins, Chicago, IL
1971 	Chiefs					Relatives
1972 	The Cabin				Bobcats, Chicago, IL
1973 	Strikers, Chicago, IL			Bobcats, Chicago, IL
1974 	Bobcats, Chicago, IL			Bruins, Chicago, IL
1975 	Sobies, Chicago, IL			Strikers, Chicago, IL
1976 	Bobcats, Chicago, IL			American Rivet, Chicago, IL
1977 	American Rivet, Chicago, IL		Josef's Restaurant, Chicago, IL
1978 	Bobcats, Chicago, IL			Stompers
1979 	Mr. A Lucky				Railbirds
1980 	Stompers				Down the Hatch
1981 	Otto's					Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL
1982 	Otto's					Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL
1983 	Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL		Flames
	Larry Kelly, Budweiser Whips
1984 	Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL		Stompers
	MVP - ?
1985 	Budweiser Whips, Chicago, IL		Magic, Villa Park, IL
	MVP - ?
1986 	Bud Chicago, Chicago, IL		Coopers Sporting Goods, Meadows, IL
	Willie Simpson, Bud Chicago
1987 	Bud North, Mt. Prospect, IL		J-Birds, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Mark Frighetto, Bud North
1988 	Bud North/Auto Mart, Mt. Prospect, IL	Whips, Chicago, IL
	Keith Kilkins, Whips
1989 	Bud North, Mt. Prospect, IL		Whips, Chicago, IL
	Keith Kilkins, Whips
1990 	Pete's Hideway Whips, Chicago, IL	March Manufacturing, Des Plains, IL
	Dave Ruehl, Pete's Hideway Whips
1991 	Lettuce, Chicago, IL			Miller Taggers, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Matt Biondic, Lettuce
1992 	Splinters Sports, Hodgkins, IL		Lettuce, Chicago, IL
	John O'Conner, Splinters
1993 	Lettuce, Chicago, IL			Bud 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Frank Mustari and Bob Lopez, Lettuce (Co-MVPs)
1994 	Lettuce, Chicago, IL			March Manufacturing, Des Plains, IL
	Bob Russ, Lettuce
1995	Thee Dollhouse Orland Park, IL 		Lettuce, Chicago, IL
	Frank Ferresese, Dollhouse
1996 	Bud 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL		Lettuce, Chicago, IL
	Kurt Keisel, Bud 45s
1997 	Lettuce, Chicago, IL			Gamblers, Cicero, IL
	Matt Biondic, Lettuce
1998 	Rizza Rockers, Hinsdale, IL		Puglise Softball, Riverside, IL
	Greg Ziegler, Rizza Rockers
1999 	Puglise Cartage, Riverside, IL		Lettuce, Chicago, IL
	Keith Filkins and John Wolnik, Puglise Cartage
2000 	Bucks Softball, Mt. Prospect, IL	Licorice, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Dave Bischoff, Bucks Softball
2001 	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL		Cuervo Gold Crush, Chicago, IL
	Rick Gancarz, Miller 45's
2002 	Licorice, Mt. Prospect, IL		Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Bobby Russ & Randy Russ, Licorice
2003 	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL		March Manufacturing/Flash, Des Plains, IL
	Jim Matlock, Miller 45's
2004 	Miller 45's, Mt. Prospect, IL		Paragon, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Israel Sanchez, Miller 45's
2005 	Flash, Des Plains, IL			Sage, Mt. Prospect, IL
	John Scimone, Flash
2006 	Miller 45ís, Mt. Prospect, IL		Mudville, Mt. Prospect, IL
	Israel Sanchez, Miller 45's
2007 	Miller 45ís, Mt. Prospect, IL		Windy City, Woodlake, IL
	Jeff Berger & Rick Gancarz, Miller 45's (Co-MVPs)
2008 	Miller 45ís, Mt. Prospect, IL		Windy City, Woodlake, IL
	Keith Filkins, Miller 45's
NOTE- Keith Filkins has won 4 MVP awards total.

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