NORRISTOWN SOFTBALL 

Player of the Century

Clarke Farrell

2004

The All-Century team was done by votes of many different people, the total votes were tallied and the top player of the century is chronicled here. Clarke Farrell won pretty convincingly against such notable softball players as the legendary Charlie DiNolfi, Tom Mulvahill, Jim Booz, Ken Shemonski, Tim Fiss and all the rest of the great people that ever played in this town.  

There is still more information to be included


2004 Updates

2004 National All American, All World and MVP Links:

ASA Class-B All American Selection for XTL Trucking

USSSA 45 & Over All World Selection and National MVP for Vector Security


Norristown League Record

1981 - Bake Meister (16-2) C Division, lost to Germantown title & B&M Auto in playoffs combined A/B/C playoff format)

1982 - Al's Cold Cuts (16-3) 1st place regular season, 6-2 playoffs, league champs (Al's 88-10 record on the year) beat Triple S Club in Norristown League Finals

1983 - Al's (16-3) 2nd place regular season, 6-0 playoffs, league champs (Al's 79-16 record on the year) beat Norristown Sporting Goods in Norristown League Finals

1984 - Al's (19-2) 1st place regular season, 4-1 playoffs, league champs (Al's 74-17 record on the year) ASA of PA champs Class-A) beat Marchese Honda in Norristown League Finals

1985 - Al's (19-3) 1st place regular season, 5-0 playoffs, beat DSI in Norristown League Finals

1986 - Al's (18-1) 1st place regular season, 5-0 playoffs, league champs (Al's 89-13 record on the year ASA of PA champs Class-A) beat DSI in Norristown League Finals

1987 - Al's (16-2) 1st place regular season, 1-2 playoffs, 3rd place playoffs lost to Marchese Honda

1988 - Al's (19-1) 1st place regular season, 4-2 playoffs, league champs - beat Little Pub Lounge in Norristown League Finals

2001 - Cannon Roofing (15-6) 2nd place regular season, 7-3 playoffs, league champs (ASA B) beat Melís Pub in Norristown League Finals

2002 - Melís Pub (16-7) 2nd place regular season, 7-1 playoffs, league champs (ASA B) beat Little Brown Jug in Norristown League Finals. - Named Championship Series MVP.

2003 - Melís Pub (15-5) 2nd place regular season, 0-2 playoffs,  (ASA B) 

2004 - Cannon Roofing (14-7) 3rd place regular season, 3-3 playoffs lost to Bridgeport Pizza

2005 - Cannon Roofing (18-6) 1st place regular season, 2-3 playoffs lost to Mel's Pub in Norristown League Finals

2006 - Cannon Roofing (16-5) 2nd place regular season, 5-3 playoffs beat Melís Pub in Norristown League Finals

 

Other League Records

Marcus Hook League:

2004  XTL Trucking (1st place regular season) beat Seamus Mulligan's Pub in Marcus Hook League Finals.

 

Bridgeport League:

1983 (A -Division) Al's Cold Cuts (1st place National division regular season) beat Tony Rich (American) in Bridgeport League Finals

1984 (A -Division) Al's Cold Cuts (1st place regular season) 4th place playoffs - lost to Triple S

1985 (A -Division) Al's Cold Cuts (1st place regular season) beat Academy Insurance in Bridgeport League Finals

1986 (A -Division) Al's Cold Cuts (1st place regular season) beat DSI in Bridgeport League Finals

1987 (A -Division) Al's Cold Cuts (1st place regular season) beat Marchese Honda in Bridgeport League Finals

1988 (A -Division) Al's Cold Cuts (1st place regular season) 3rd place playoffs - lost to Mascaro Disposal

 

Conshohocken League:

1982 Al's Cold Cuts (1st place regular season) beat Fisher Fuel in Conshohocken League Finals

1983 Fisher Fuel (3rd Place in regular season) 3rd place playoffs - lost to Jack's Tavern

1984 Jack's Tavern beat Fisher Fuel (2nd Place in regular season) in Conshohocken League Finals

1985 DSI beat Fisher Fuel (1st place regular season) in Conshohocken League Finals

1986 Fisher Fuel (1st place regular season) beat DSI in Conshohocken League Finals

 

Phoenixville YMCA League: 

1981 Cable TV beat Syndicate in League Finals

1982 Syndicate beat Cable TV in League Finals

1983 Cable TV beat J.W. Pepper in League Finals

1984 Cable TV beat Syndicate in League Finals

 

Phoenixville City Series (YMCA champs vs Rec champs):

1981 Cable TV (YMCA) beat Barry's Auto (Rec) in City Series Finals

1983 Tuder's Auto Body (Rec) beat Cable TV (YMCA) in City Series Finals

1984 Cable TV (YMCA) beat Harper's (Rec) in City Series Finals

1988 Grand Slam USA (YMCA) beat Fitzwater Station (Rec) in City Series Finals

 

Linfield ASA League:

1982 All-Star Builders beat Sports Corner Tavern in League Finals

 

Left Norristown Area in 1989:

ASA of PA advanced Championship play:

Note of interest: Played in every ASA Class A Nationals between 1984 and 1997, except in 90, went to Major nationals with Lemoyne, and 91, went to Super Majors with Lemoyne

1984 - Al's Cold Cuts beat Holiday Jacks, Easton - ASA of PA Class A State Champs - 25th ASA Class- A Nationals (2-2)

1986 - Al's Cold Cuts beat Our Place, Pottstown - ASA of PA Class A State Champs - 49th ASA Class- A Nationals (0-2)

1988 - Alís Cold Cuts, Norristown/ Bridgeport / Holiday Jacks, Easton ASA of PA Class A. States and tournaments

1989 - Lemoyne Sleeper, Harrisburg beat Smith Transport, Roaring Springs- ASA of PA Class A State Champs - 4th ASA Class- A Nationals, Midland, TX  (7-2)

1990 - Lemoyne Sleeper, Harrisburg (by default) - ASA of PA Major State Champs. Played Smokey Mt. Classic, Maryville, TN.  Played in ASA Major Nationals - 13th (0-2)

1991 - Lemoyne Sleeper, Harrisburg beat Lemoyne/JPS, York - ASA of PA Class A State Champs. 17th ASA CLass-A Nationals (3-2) Played ASA Super Nationals Little Rock, AR - 9th (0-2), Smokey Mt. Classic, TN. Won 7 tournaments including the ASA Class-A Eastern Regional and the Washington DC/Metro Open Classic.

1992 - Jo Jo's Pizza, Elizabethtown beat WSBA Sports Talk, York - Class A.  - 5th ASA Class- A Nationals, Burlington, NC  (5-2) 

1993 - WSBA Sports Talk, York beat Tri-Gem Builders, Levittown-  ASA of PA Class A State Champs - 33rd ASA Class- A Nationals (2-2)  - won 7 tournaments on the year including ASA Class-A Regional  in Richmond, VA and the Bell Mawr Classic in Bell Mahr, NJ - (Also #1 ranked USSSA team in PA)

1994 - Techniques, Oceanport, NJ -  Class A / USGH Softball, Carlisle (local tournaments),  Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg (Miller tournament) - 78th ASA Class-A Nationals (0-2)

1995 - Techniques, Oceanport, NJ -  Class A / USGH Softball, Carlisle (local tournaments)  - Won B flight - Trentonian in New Jersey, Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg (Miller tournament)

1996 - Charlies Tuna, Ocean City, Md  - USSSA  - Class AA / USGH Softball, Carlisle (Miller tournament and other local tournaments)

1997 - Marcello's Pizza, York beat Beacon Softball, Reading - ASA of  PA Class B champs  - 9th ASA Class- B Nationals  (6-2)  /  Also played for Brothers, Connecticut - Class-A 

1998 - Risk It All, Hackensack, NJ - Class C - 2nd B flight - Trentonian in New Jersey. Made All Tourney team / Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg (Miller tournament)

1999 - Risk It All, Hackensack, NJ - Class C - Won B flight - Trentonian in New Jersey

2000 - retired for the year

2001 - Cannon Roofing, Norristown - Class B / Mel's Pub, Norristown (local tournaments), Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg (Miller tournament)

2002 - Mel's Pub, Norristown - Class B / Paragon Alliance, Fort Washington - ASA of PA 45-Over State Champs - 13th in ASA Nationals (1-2)

2003 - Mel's Pub, Norristown - ASA Class-B - 5th in States / Vector Security, Harrisburg - ASA of PA 45-Over State Champs - 7th in ASA Nationals (3-2)

2004 - Cannon Roofing, Norristown  / XTL Trucking, Marcus Hook - ASA Class-B - State Champs / 5th in ASA Class-B Nationals - Named to ASA All-American Team as Outfielder / Vector Security, Harrisburg - ASA of PA 40-Over 3rd Place (2-2) /  ASA of PA 45-Over State Champs (7-1) / USSSA National Champs (5-0) - Named to All-World Team as National Tournament MVP

2005 - Cannon Roofing, Norristown / XTL Trucking, Marcus Hook - ASA Class-B - 7th in ASA Class-B Nationals / Vector Security, Harrisburg - ASA of PA 40-Over State Champs (6-1) ASA of PA 45-Over State Champs (7-0) - Named to All-State Team.

2006 - Cannon Roofing, Norristown / West End Softball, Parsippany, NJ - ASA Class-C - Team folded mid-season

 

Tournaments Titles:

Cape May Classic, Cape May, NJ  (1st Place - B Flight)

2004 XTL Trucking, Marcus Hook beat Gleason's Place, NJ (MVP - Clarke Farrell - XTL Trucking)

 

Forks of Delaware, Easton, PA  (1st Place)

2004 XTL Trucking, Marcus Hook beat Iron Horse, Ironia, NJ

 

Palmer Spring Fling, Easton, PA  (1st Place - B Flight)

2004 XTL Trucking, Marcus Hook beat Shorbs, PA

 

TNT Open Tournament, Norristown (1st Place - $1000 prize)

1981 Open Charlie G's Al's Cold Cuts ($1000 1st Prize)

1982 Open Al's Cold Cuts Norristown Sporting Goods

 

White Rose, York (1st Place)

1982 Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown beat Irish Valley, Sunbury

 

Southwest Del Val Umpires, Marcus Hook, PA  (1st Place)

1981 Charlie G's, Norristown beat Old State Tavern, Ridley

1982 Sports Corner, Pottstown beat Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown (MVP-Clarke Farrell, Sports Corner, 19-22)

1983 Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown beat ? (MVP-Clarke Farrell, Al's)

 

Triple S Tournament, Bridgeport (1st Place)

1982 Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown beat Marchese Honda, Norristown

1983 Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown beat Fastening Products, Ridley

1984 Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown beat Chicken George, Somer's Point, NJ

 

Lowenbrau Classic Open Softball Tournament - Linfield

1987 Pyramid Temp Services, Ridley beat Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown

 

Alabama Booster Club Tournament - Bridgeport

1983 Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown beat Triple S Club

 

Zinn's Open Tournament - Denver, PA

1984 Holiday Jacks, Easton beat Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown

1986 Al's Cold Cuts, Norristown beat Captain Benís, Patchogue, NY (MVP -  Clarke Farrell - 4 HRs)

1991 Lemoyne Sleeper beat Q-T Sports, West Babylon, NY

 

Miller (Elm Park), Williamsport Ė

1988 Metamorfisis, Williamsport beat Holiday Jacks, Easton  (Note: Ron Wenreich, Metamorfisis-MVP, future teamate with Lemoyne, WSBA and Techniques; Clarke calls him best hitter he ever played with, hit a 2-run game winning homer with 2 out in the bottom of the 8th inning. He got MVP. If Jacks had won, Clarke Farrell would have gotten the award - Clarke Farrell - 12 HRS for the tournament)

1992 Klecko's Power Club, Wilmington, DE  beat WSBA Sports Talk, York

1993 Ernst Trucking, Orwigsburg beat WSBA Sports Talk, York

1994 Ernst Trucking, Orwigsburg beat Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg

1995 Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg beat Blair's Siding/Dudley, Rochester, NY

1996 Marine Corps, Chambersburg beat USGH Softball Club, Carlisle

1998 Fleet Decal, Plymouth beat Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg

2001 Frosty Hook, Aaronsburg beat Country Tavern, Middleburg

  

 


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