New York City ASA Men's Softball Champions (1960-92)

1956-59, the New York City champ went to the Nationals

1961-1965, The New York City teams that won their respective Borough Tournaments, along with the Long Island teams that won their County Tournament and, along with the Westchester County champ played the NYC-LI Metropolitan Championship Tournament for the berth to the National  -- The winner would be the New York City Metro Champ

1966 - Long Island and New York City split into 2 separate Metro Associations, each holding their own Championship Tournament to see who got the national berth.

From 1967 to the late 1970s-early 1980s, Both the New York City and Long Island teams would play in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament along with teams from Westchester County, New York State and New Jersey to get the National berth.

Year

Class

Champion (Borough listed if known)

1956

Open

Cincy Matthews Stoppers, Staten Island (went to Open national as Metro NYC rep)

1957

Open

Cincy Matthews Stoppers, Staten Island (went to Open national as Metro NYC rep)

1958

Open

Cincy Matthews Stoppers, Staten Island - beat Stape Darts, Staten Island
(Both went to Open national as Metro New York City Reps)

1959

Open

Cincy Matthews Stoppers, Staten Island (went to Open national as Metro NYC rep)

Industrial U.S. Gypsum, Staten Island - beat Meadowbrook National Bank, Queens
(Both went to Industrial national as Metro New York City Reps)
    * From 1960 to 1965, the teams playing in the NYC-LI Metro are listed below

1960

Open

Nassau Merchants, Wantagh, Long Island - (won NYC Metro, beat Waljo Builders, Armonk/Westchester in final)

1961

Open

Plateau A.C., Maspeth-Queens - (won NYC Metro, beat Nitehawks/Queens in final - MVP-Vin Brannigan, Plateau

1962

Open

Plateau A.C., Maspeth-Queens - (won NYC Metro, beat Nitehawks/Queens in final - MVP-John Rodman, Plateau)

1963

Open

Nitehawks, Queens - (won NYC District, but lost in NYC Metro tournament)

1964

Open

Murphy's, Brooklyn - (won NYC District, but lost in NYC Metro tournament)

Industrial Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City-Queens - (won NYC Metro over Long Island Lighting in final, went to Industrial national)

1965

Open

NY Titans, Maspeth-Queens - (won NYC District, but lost in NYC Metro tournament)

Industrial Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City-Queens
    * Starting in 1966, New York City had their own ASA Metro Association

1966

Open

NY Titans, Maspeth-Queens (went to Open national as NYC Metro Champ, they beat Mid-Town Rams, Queens in final)

Industrial Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City-Queens (won NYC Metro, MVP-Ed Connelly, they went to Industrial national)

1967

Open

Pal Joey's, Brooklyn

Industrial U.S. Gypsum, Staten Island (went to Industrial national)
1968 Open Climatic Air Rams, Maspeth-Queens (won Region-10)
Industrial Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City-Queens (went to Industrial national)
U.S. Gypsum, Staten Island (also went to Industrial national)
1969
Open Ruth's Club, Queens
Industrial U.S. Gypsum, Staten Island (went to Industrial national)
1970
Open Garden Lounge, NYC
Industrial Pepsico, Manhattan (went to Industrial national)
1971
Open Muscarella Construction, Brooklyn
Industrial Pepsico, Manhattan (went to Industrial national)
1972
Open 3rd Avenue Pub, Bronx
A Corner Distributors, Bronx (went to "A" national)
Industrial Pan American Airlines, Queens (went to Industrial national)
1973 Open 3rd Avenue Pub, Bronx
A Corner Distributors, Bronx (went to "A" national)
Industrial Pan-Am, Queens (went to Industrial national)
1974 Open 3rd Avenue Pub, Bronx
A Roman Carousel, Queens (went to "A" national)
Industrial Pan-Am, Queens (went to Industrial national)
1975
Open Rossi's Black Sox, White Plains/Westchester
A Roman Carousel, Queens (went to national)
Industrial Pan-Am, Queens
1976
Major Ferry Inn Brothers, Yonkers/Westchester
A Roman Carousel, Queens (went to national)
Industrial Yonkers Teachers, Yonkers/Westchester
1977 A Brothers A.C., Yonkers/Bronx
Industrial Seven-Up, New Rochelle
1978 A Brothers A.C., Yonkers/Bronx
Corner Distributors, Bronx (won region-2, went to national)
Industrial New York City PBA, Manhattan
1979 A Brothers A.C., Yonkers/Bronx (went to national)
Industrial Technicon, Tarrytown/Westchester
1980 A Christys Cleaners, White Plains/Westchester (won region-2), (89-19, went to national)
Brothers A.C., Yonkers/Bronx (also went to national)
Industrial Seven-Up, New Rochelle
Industrial-A New York City PBA, Manhattan
1981 A Corner Distributors, Bronx
Time-Out Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx (went to national)
Industrial N/A
1982 A Brooksville Electric, Port Chester/Westchester (went to national)
Time-Out Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx (93-11 record, also went to national)
1983 A Corner Distributors, Bronx (went to national)
Time-Out Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx (won Class-A Regional) (went to national)
1984 A Time-Out/Jo-Mac Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx (went to national)
1985 A Time-Out/Jo-Mac Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx (went to national)
B One Stop Deli, White Plains/Westchester (Co-Champs)
Salem Liquors, South Salem/Westchester (Co-Champs)
C Joe's Planet, NYC
1986 A Jo-Mac Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx
B Briar Contracting, Yonkers/Westchester
C Wood Butchers, Lewisboro/Westchester
1987 A Jo-Mac Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx (went to national)
B N/A- No info
C N/A- No info
1988 A Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx
B Niles Insurance, Brooklyn
C Four Winds, Manhattan
1989 A Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx
B N/A- No info
C N/A- No info
1990 A Brothers, Yonkers/Bronx (went to national)
1991 A N/A- No info
1992 A Michael's Club Wesy, Port Chester/Westchester (went to national)
1993 - Metro NYC Incorporated into ASA of Metro Long Island
1994 - ASA Metro Long Island was incorporated into the ASA of Southern NY (SoNY)

 

NOTE - New York City Metro ASA was absorbed into ASA of Metro Long Island  in 1992 and then into ASA of Southern New York in 1994.  The ASA of Southern New York was created in 1994 and combines all of the former Metro Long Island and Metro New York City including part of New York State extending into Rockland and Westchester Counties. Click on the link below to go to the New York State ASA Page

1960-1965 NYC-LI Metro

1960 NYC-LI Metro teams qualified to play
Nassau Merchants (Nassau County)
Waljo Builders, Armonk (Westchester County)
Stoppers (Staten Island Borough)
Edgeland Eagles Port Chester (Westchester County)
Night Hawks (Queens County)
Babylon Republican Club (Suffolk County)
Massapequa Park Observers (Nassau County)
Staten Island Stape Darts (Staten Island Borough)

 


New York City Men's FAST PITCH Champs (NYC Metro and Long Island)
(Mid-Atlantic Regionals started in 1942 included, NYC, NY-State, NJ-State, Newark)
1935 Worsted Yarns, NYC beat ???? - (NYC Metro) - (went to national, 0-1)
1936 Brighton Beach AC, Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NYC beat ???? - (NYC Metro, 69 straight wins over 2 seasons) - (went to national, 1-1) - Pitchers-Silvers and Bartlett
1937 Rutland Wildcats, NYC beat ???? - (NYC Metro) - (went to national, 0-1)
1938 Dan Parker's Ten, NYC beat ???? - (NYC Metro) - (did not attend national)
1939 Dan Parker's Ten, NYC beat ???? - (NYC Metro) - (did not attend national)
1940 St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC beat Grumman Bombers, Bethpage, Nassau, LI - (NYC Metro) - (went to national, 0-1) - Pitcher-Tom Ganley beat Roy Stephenson
1941 Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC - (went to national, 0-1)  - Pitcher-Roy Stephenson beat Tom Ganley

NOTE - ASA National divided the country up into 14 Separate Regions including the Canada Champion, and no longer was the State or Metropolitan Champ automatically qualified for the National Championship. The State and Metro Champs had to enter a Regional Tournament with other champs from their region with THAT winner qualified for National Play. New York City Metro was part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Area which encompasses the Champs from New York State, New Jersey State, New York City Metro, Metro Rochester-NY, Metro Buffalo-NY and Metro Newark-NJ

1942 Ellis Island Coast Guard, NYC beat Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, LI - (NYC Metro) - Coast Guard (lost in Regional) - Pitcher-Roy Stephenson (1-1) (would be stationed in the US Navy in Hawaii until 1945)
1943 Ellis Island Coast Guard, NYC beat Grumman Plant 3, Bethpage, Nassau, LI - (NYC Metro) - Coast Guard (lost in Regional) - Pitchers-Vinnie Costa (1-0) and Whitey Harrell (0-1)
1944 Liberty Aircraft Cardinals, Farmingdale, Nassau, LI beat Ford Local, Brooklyn, NYC- (NYC Metro) - Liberty Aircraft (lost in Regional) - Pitcher-Carl Kniesch (2-0 and Tommy Long (0-1)
1945 Grumman Wildcats, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat Liberty Aircraft Cardinals - (NYC Metro) - Grumman (lost in Regional final to Rochester Ritters) - Pitchers-Tommy Long (1-1) and Carl Kniesch (1-1)

1946 Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat Edo Aircraft, Flushing, Queens, NYC - (NYC Metro) - Grumman (won Regional final over Elmira NY Lions) - Pitcher Roy Stephenson (4-0)
NOTE - in 1946, ASA New York City Metro would pit the Open Tournament winner versus the Industrial Tournament winner for the NYC Metro Title
1946 Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat Long Island City Athletics, Queens, NYC - (NYC Metro Open) - Pitcher-Roy Stephenson (1-0)
1946 Edo Aircraft, Flushing, Queens, NYC beat Link Radio, Brooklyn, NYC  (NYC Metro Industrial)

1947 Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat Floral Park Bombers, Queens, NYC (NYC Metro) - Grumman (won Regional final over 5V Bottlers, North Plainfield, NJ) - Pitcher Roy Stephenson (4-0)

1948 Loyolas, Hicksville, Nassau, LI beat Astoria Willows, Astoria, Queens, NYC (NYC Metro) - (lost in Regional) - Pitcher Bill Bordiuk (0-2)
NOTE - in 1948, Grumman did not have to play in the NYC Metro as they were host team for the Regional Tournament. Grumman (won Regional final over Bergens, Plainfield, NJ)
Pitchers Roy Stephenson (2-0, 39 Ks, no hitter) and Jim Chambers (2-0, 2 no hitters)

1949 Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat (See Note) - (NYC Metro) -Grumman (won Regional final over Charlotte Merchants, Rochester, NY) - Pitchers Roy Stephenson (4-0)
NOTE - in 1949, Grumman was undefeated in the Metro Tournament waiting for the semi-final game to complete to determine who they would have to face. Rains washed out the tournament and ASA officials agreed to let the Grumman Yankees represent the MYC Metro at the Regionals. Astoria Willows, Astoria, Queens, NYC was to play Botto Brothers, Hicksville, Nassau, LI.

1950 Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat St. Demetrious, Astoria, Queens, NYC- (NYC Metro) - Grumman (won Regional final over Hauck's, Buffalo, NY)
Pitchers Roy Stephenson (3-1, no hitter) and Ollie Johnston (1-0, no hitter)

1951 Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, Nassau, LI beat New Rochelle Royals, Westchester, NYC - (NYC Metro) - Grumman (won Regional final over Sampson AFB Sabres, Geneva, NY)
Pitchers Roy Stephenson 4-0 and Ollie Johnston (0-0)

1952 Manhasset Sports Shop, Manhasset, Nassau, LI beat Namcross, Brooklyn, NYC - (NYC Metro) - (lost in Regional)  - Pitcher Chick Talgo (0-2)

1953 DeJur Cameramen, Long Island City, Queens, NYC beat Post City Construction, Massapequa, Nassau, LI  - (NYC Metro) - DeJur (3rd in Regional) - Pitchers- Ollie Johnston (1-1) and Roy Stephenson (1-1)
NOTE - Roy Stephenson pitched for Post City all season and was a pickup for DeJur for the Regional tournament

1954 DeJur Cameramen-Amscos, Long Island City, Queens, NYC beat Lindenhurst Sailors, Lindenhurst, Suffolk, LI - (NYC Metro) - DeJur-Amsco (won Regional final over Mount Carmel Club, Jersey City, NJ)
Pitchers Roy Stephenson 2-0 (29 Ks, no hitter) and Ollie Johnston (2-0, 26 Ks)
NOTE - Roy Stephenson pitched for Lindenhurst Sailors all season and was a pickup for DeJur for the Regional tournament

1955 Brooklyn Farragutt Pools, Brooklyn, NYC beat Meenan Oilers, Levittown, Nassau, LI  (NYC Metro) - Farragutt (lost in Regional)  - Pitcher-George 'Red' Hugue (2-2) 
NOTE - in 1955, DeJur-Amscos did not have to play in the NYC Metro as they were defending champs for the Regional Tournament. DeJur (lost in Regional final to Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY)
Pitchers Roy Stephenson (1-1) and Ollie Johnston (2-1, no hitter)

1956 Meenan Oilers, Levittown, Nassau, LI - (NYC Metro) beat DeJur-Amscos (NYC Metro) -  Meenan Oilers (won Regional final over Burry Biscuit, Elizabeth, NJ) - Pitchers Dick Surhoff (3-0) and Roy Stephenson (1-0)
NOTE - Roy Stephenson pitched for Dejur Camera all season and was a pickup for Meenan for the Regional tournament

1957 DeJur Cameramen-Amscos, Long Island City, Queens, NYC beat Musicaro Restaurant, Massapequa, Nassau, LI  (NYC Metro) - DeJur-Amsco (won Regional final over Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY)
DeJur Pitchers Roy Stephenson 3-0, Ollie Johnston (1-1) and Chick Talgo (1-0)
NOTE - Ollie Johnston was a pickup player from Musicaro Restaurant.
NOTE - Meenan Oilers, Levittown, Nassau, LI went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro. (lost in Regional) - Pitchers Joe Smith (1-0), Russ Riley (0-1) and Norman McClendan (0-1)

1958 Musicaro Restaurant, Massapequa, Nassau, LI beat Meenan Oilers, Levittown, Nassau, LI - (NYC Metro) - Musicaro (lost in Regional) - Pitcher Ollie Johnston (2-2)
NOTE - DeJur-Amscos, Queens, NYC went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro.
DeJur-Amsco (won Regional final over Burry Biscuit, Elizabeth, NJ) - Pitcher Roy Stephenson (4-1)
NOTE - Roy Stephenson won the first game in the Regional tournament 5-2 in 19 innings, He had 30 Strike Outs.

1959 Meenan Oilers, Levittown, Nassau, LI beat Tuck Tape, New Rochelle, Westchester (NYC Metro) - Meenan (lost in Regional) - Pitchers Russ Riley (1-0) and Dick Surhoff (0-2)
NOTE - DeJur-Amscos went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro. DeJur-Amsco (won Regional final over Musicaro's) - Pitchers Roy Stephenson (3-0, 3 shutouts), Jerry Fleming (1-0)
NOTE - Dan Kelly, DeJur (1B) was the Regional MVP (8-14, .571)
NOTE - Musicaro Restaurant, Massapequa, LI went to Regional as host team, did not have to play in the Metro. Musicaro (lost in Regional final to DeJur) - Pitchers Ollie Johnston (3-0, 3 shutouts) and Joe Smith (0-2)

1960 Meenan Oilers, Levittown, Nassau, LI beat Thunderbirds, Brooklyn (NYC Metro) - Mennan (lost in Regional) - Pitchers Joe Smith (0-2) and Wayne Jaeckle (1-0)
NOTE - DeJur-Amscos, Queens, NYC went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro. DeJur-Amsco (won Regional final over Polish Falcons, Trenton, NJ)
Pitchers Herb Dudley (1-1), Roy Stephenson (2-0) and Jerry Fleming (1-0)
NOTE - Musicaro Restaurant, Massapequa, LI was host team for National, did not have to play Metro or Regional - Pitcher Ollie Johnston

1961 Meenan Oilers, Levittown, Nassau, LI beat Terminal Bag, Bronx (NYC Metro) -  Meenan (lost in Regional) - Pitchers Guy Sparrow (1-1) and Skippy Carlson (0-1)
NOTE - DeJur-Amscos, Queens, NYC went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro. DeJur-Amsco (won Regional final over Local 55 Climate Controllers, Huntington, Suffolk, LI)
Pitchers - Dick Surhoff-MVP (3-1)  and Roy Stephenson (1-0)
NOTE - Local 55 Climate Controllers, Huntington, Suffolk, LI was host team for Regional, did not have to play in the Metro - Pitcher Ollie Johnston-(MV Pitcher) (3-1) and Jerry Fleming (0-1)

1962 Nassau Democrats, East Meadow, Nassau, LI  beat Local 55 Climate Controllers, Huntington, Suffolk, LI  (NYC Metro) -  Democrats (lost in Regional) - Pitcher Guy Sparrow (0-2)
NOTE - DeJur-Amscos, Queens, NYC went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro. DeJur-Amsco (won Regional final over Hawthorn Chevrolet, Paterson, NJ)
Pitchers - Dick Surhoff (3-0)  and Larry Egan (1-0)
NOTE - Gene Roberti, DeJur was the Regional MVP (5-11, .455)

1963 Local 138 Engineers, Levittown, Nassau, LI beat Regis Florists, Queens, NYC (NYC Metro) -  Local 138 (lost in Regional final to Local 55) - Pitcher Herb Dudley (4-2)
NOTE - Curren Lincoln-Mercury (DeJur), Queens, NYC went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro. Curren (lost in Regional) - Pitcher - Dick Surhoff (2-2)
NOTE - Local 55 Climate Controllers, Huntington, Suffolk, LI went to Regional as host team, did not have to play in the Metro. Local 55  (won Regional final over Local 138)
Pitchers - Jim Adams (2-0), Ollie Johnston (1-1) and Jerry Fleming (0-1)

1964 Local 138, Levittown, LI beat Nassau Democrats, East Meadow, Nassau, LI (NYC Metro) - Local 138 (won Regional final over Kodak Park, Rochester, NY)  - Pitchers Dick Surhoff (3-0) and Herb Dudley (1-0)
NOTE -
Local 55 Climate Controllers, Huntington went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro. Local 55  (lost in Regional)
Pitchers - Jerry Fleming (2-1), Larry Egan (1-0) and Jim Adams (0-1)

1965 Local 55 Climate Controllers, Huntington, Suffolk, LI beat Judas Lions, Harlem, Bronx, NYC (NYC Metro) - Local 55 Climate Controllers (won Mid-Atlantic Regional final over Nassau Democrats)
Pitcher- Ollie Johnston
NOTE - Nassau Democrats (Local 138), Levittown, went to Regional as defending champ, did not have to play in the Metro.
Local 138 - Pitchers Dick Surhoff (2-1) and  Herb Dudley (1-1)

1966 - New York City and Long Island split into their own metro associations and Slow Pitch was becoming increasingly popular.

NOTE - Doc Linnahan managed both the Meenan Oilers and Local 138 teams, accumulating 6 Metro titles, 2 Metro runnerups  and 2 Regional titles and a Regional runner-up finish

With Slow Pitch Softball becoming the rage in 1966, sponsors, managers and some players switched over to Slow Pitch. The Older Fast Pitch players either retired or played elsewhere

Here are the Champs of the New York City Metro and the Long Island Metro tournaments held up until 1976

New York City
1966 Judas Lions, Harlem, Bronx, NYC
1967 Mickey Allen's Showboat, Brooklyn, NYC - Pitcher Dick Surhoff
1968 3rd-Judas Lions, Harlem, Bronx, NYC - Pitcher Aaron Davis
1969 B.O.S.S. Robins, Bronx, NYC - Pitcher Aaron Davis (2-2)
1970 Gene's Warriors, NYC
1971 Judas Lions, Harlem, Bronx, NYC - NYC - Pitcher Aaron Davis
1972 Two Spot, NYC
1973 Two Spot, NYC
1974 Two Spot, NYC
1975 The Ravens, NYC
1976 The Ravens, NYC

Long Island
1966 Trunz Meat Packing, Manhasset, Nassau, LI   - (Regional Host - Huntington Yankees, Huntington (merger of Local 55 and Local 138) - Pitcher Dick Surhoff)
1967 2nd - Huntington Yankees, Huntington, Suffolk, LI - Pitcher Dick Surhoff (3-2)
1968 Pig 'N' Whistle, Bayville, Nassau, LI
1969 Salantri Electric, Babylon, Suffolk, LI
1970 Salantri Electric, Babylon, Suffolk, LI
1971 Mickey Allen's Show Boat, Wantagh, Nassau, LI
1972 Mickey Allen's Show Boat, Wantagh, Nassau, LI
1973 Mickey Allen's Show Boat, Wantagh, Nassau, LI
1974 Mickey Allen's Show Boat, Wantagh, Nassau, LI
1975 Mickey Allen's Show Boat, Wantagh, Nassau, LI
1976 Mickey Allen's Show Boat, Wantagh, Nassau, LI

 

New York Metro Area Teams - Pitchers
St. Joan of Arc - Pitcher Tom Ganley
Grumman Wildcats/Yankees - Pitchers Roy Stephenson, Vinnie Costa, Tommy Long, Carl Kniesch, Jim Chambers, Ollie Johnston
-  Note Stephenson also pitched for Post City Construction (Massapequa) and Lindenhurst Sailors and also as a pickup for many others
Ellis Island Coast Guard - Roy Stephenson, Vinnie Costa, Whitey Harrell
Liberty Aircraft Cardinals - Carl Kniesch, Tommy Long
Hicksville Loyolas - Bill Bordiuk
Manhasset Sports Shop - Chick Talgo
Farragutt Pools - Russ Riley
DeJur-Amsco - Ollie Johnston, Roy Stephenson, Dick Surhoff, Jerry Fleming, Larry Egan, Herb Dudley, Jim Adams
Musicaro's - Joe Smith, Ollie Johnston
Meenan Oilers - Joe Smith, Wayne Jaeckle, Guy Sparrow, Dick Surhoff, Russ Riley, Roy Stephenson, Norm McClendon, Skippy Carlson
Local 55 Climate Controllers - Ollie Johnston, Jerry Fleming, Jim Adams, Larry Egan
Nassau Democrats - Guy Sparrow, Dick Surhoff, Wayne Jaeckle
Local 138 - Guy Sparrow, Skip Carlson, Herb Dudley, Wayne Jaeckle
Huntington Yankees - Dick Surhoff,

 

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