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1967 - The Year in Review

Final Season Standings

Little League

 

Senior League

B.Y.M.C.

19

1

 

Spadafore Roofing

15

6

American Legion

13

7

 

J.J. McGaffin

13

6

Sam's Hardware

10

10

 

DeBor Funeral Home

10

10

Quaill's Cleaners

9

11

 

American Legion

9

10

Droz Steel

5

15

 

Denmark's Cafe

6

12

Manco's Pharmacy

4

16

 

Automatic Sales

5

14

Senior League Ties: Spadafore-1, McGaffin-3, Legion-1, Denmark's-1, Auto Sales-1.


Second Half Standings

Little League

 

Senior League

B.Y.M.C.

10

0

 

Spadafore Roofing

8

2

American Legion

6

4

 

American Legion

7

3

Sam's Hardware

6

4

 

J.J. McGaffin

6

3

Quaill's Cleaners

4

6

 

DeBor Funeral Home

5

5

Manco's Pharmacy

3

7

 

Denmark's Cafe

2

7

Droz Steel

1

9

 

Automatic Sales

0

10

Senior League Ties: McGaffin-1, Denmark's-1.


First Half Standings

Little League

 

Senior League

B.Y.M.C.

9

1

 

J.J. McGaffin

7

1

American Legion

7

3

 

Spadafore Roofing

5

4

Quaill's Cleaners

5

5

 

DeBor Funeral Home

5

5

Droz Steel

4

6

 

Automatic Sales

4

5

Sam's Hardware

4

6

 

Denmark's Cafe

4

5

Manco's Pharmacy

4

6

 

American Legion

2

7

Senior League Ties: Spadafore-1, McGaffin-2, Legion-1, Denmark's-1, Auto Sales-1.


* Playoff Summary *

Little League

B.Y.M.C. claims unchallenged title by winning both halves.

Senior League

Championship - Spadafore Roofing beat McGaffin Construction in three game series, 2-0.
 

1967 Season Recap

Joe "The Old Pro" Power's managed BYM Club to the Little League Pennant, posting a season record of 19-1 and winning both halves. Jack "Stanky" Lombardi, who succeeded Tony Izzi as manager, piloted Spadafore Roofing to its second straight pennant by defeating manager Steady Eddie McGrath's first half winners, McGaffin, 5-3 and 8-3 in a best of three game post-season playoff series. Spadafore defeated Legion and McGaffin in the 1966 post-season series.

BYM Club's Ron Baumiller was an all-round star, posting a 9-1 pitching record and topping the homerun derby with five. Teammate Tommy Baginski, a 10-year old southpaw, recorded a 5-0 slab chart.

Both the Senior LL and Little League all-stars lost in the first round of tournament play, the first time Brookline has suffered the double play in opening round play. Carrick, which went on to the state title, squeezed by manager Jack Daurora's Brookline Seniors, 3-1. Westbury of New York, which topped Carrick in the Eastern Regional finals went on to win the Senior Little League World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Brookline's Little Leaguers, managed by Walt Evans, lost to South Side 3-0.

Now wait till next season. Commissioner Sam Bryen is on record as predicting our Seniors and LL stars will make a big, big, big comeback.

<1967 All-Star Rosters>


Little League Happenings - by Jim Diederich

West Liberty Athletic Association sponsored a team two years ago and it didn't work. They found themselves at the bottom. This year things have changed, both in name and placement. W.L.A.A. was changed to the Brookline Young Men's Club (B.Y.M.C.) and they decided to take revenge, and succeeded. One by one they attacked and mowed down their opponents. B.Y.M.C. became an overnight success and a major threat. They couldn't be beat, and as a result remained undefeated for the bulk of the year, dropping only one game to Legion. But the real success of the team is credited to Joe Powers, whose intricate training made the team what it is today. I asked manager Powers how his chances were for the second half. He answered, "We'll take them as they come." He said the key to the team's success was that the boys were willing to play at any position.

I also asked Quaill's Cleaner's manager Frank Sausto what he thought of B.Y.M.C. "They are just a good playing team." I received the same reply from Legion manager Ed Motznik. Sausto added, "We managers just have high hopes."

B.Y.M.C. clinched the first half championship on June 25 by burying Manco's 21-0.

* Both articles reprinted from the Brookline Journal *

Individual Leaders

Little League Home Runs

 

Senior League Home Runs

Ron Baumiller, BYMC
Mike Farber, Manco
Lou Benavidas, BYMC
Ray Korzenowski, Quaills
Mark Morgan, Legion
Warren DelRosso, BYMC
George Kunzman, Sam's
Fred Brust, Droz
John Molinda, Droz
Tom McGrath, Sam's
Denny Calabria, Sam's
Jeff Bogdanski, BYMC

5
4
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

 

Jim Draper, McGaffin
Jim Malloy, DeBor
Jim Diethorn, Spadafore
Craig Sausto, Legion
Dave Ogglesby, DeBor
Steve Abbondanza, Spadafore
Don McMurtry, McGaffin
Alabama Owens
Fred Talak, ASales
Tony Miscamarra, Spadafore
Ralph Bucci, Legion
Bill Decker, Legion
John Kirchmar, Legion
Rick Kesich, McGaffin
Dennis Beuttner, Spadafore
Tim Sullivan, Legion
George Mahfood, DeBor
Paul Martiere, ASales
Ralph Spadafore, DeBor
Rick Joseph, Denmarks
Tony DelMastro, Denmarks
Terry Donato, ASales
George Terris
Mike Glumac, Denmarks
Ed Helbig, DeBor
Jim Sheridan, DeBor
Mark Donato, Spadafore
Beaver Scharding, ASales

9
7
7
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1


Little League Pitching

 

Senior League Pitching

Tom Baginski, BYMC
Murray Farber, BYMC
Joe Huekenshoven, Manco
Rom Baumiller, BYMC
John Walsh, Legion
Bill Farrell, Sam's
Kurt Vietmeier, Legion
Mark Morgan, Legion
Ray Korzenowski, Quaill's
Tom Rump, Quaill's
Ron Pesanka, Droz
Mike Fraber, Manco
Ray Mylar, Manco
George Kunzman, Sam's
Jimmy Flavin, Sam's
Tom McGrath, Sam's
Fred Brust, Droz
Nick Andrews, Droz
Greg Molinda, Manco
Bud Livingston, Sam's
John Bucci, Manco
Kevin Kelly, Droz
Jim Sacco, Quaill's
Gene Thomas, Manco

5-0
3-0
1-0
9-1
3-1
7-2
6-3
4-3
3-4
3-4
2-3
3-6
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-3
2-5
1-5
0-1
0-1
0-2
0-2
0-3
0-5

 

Jack McGlynn, DeBor
Bill Decker, Legion
Jim Draper, McGaffin
Bob Bugle, DeBor
Steve Abbondanza, Spadafore
Dennis Buettner, Spadafore
Jim Diethorn, Spadafore
Don McMurtry, McGaffin
Tom Eperthener, Denmarks
Craig Sausto, Legion
John Kirchmar, Legion
Rick Kesich, McGaffin
Beaver Scharding, ASales
Fred Talak, ASales
Ralph Bucci, Legion
Rick Joseph, Denmarks
Jim Sheridan, DeBor
Ed Helbig, DeBor
Tony DelMastro, Denmarks
Mark Donato, Spadafore
Gary Donato, Denmarks
Ed O'Kain, McGaffin
Paul Martiere, ASales
Jackie Onodi, ASales
Jim Malloy, DeBor
Mike Glumac, Denmarks

4-0
1-0
4-1
7-2
3-1
5-2
6-3
5-3
4-3
2-2
1-1
2-3
3-6
2-4
1-3
1-3
1-3
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-2
0-3
0-3
0-3

No-Hit Games During 1967 Season

Senior League: Don McMurtry, McGaffin, 3-1 over Denmark on May 25; Bob Bugle, DeBor, 6-1 over Denmark on July 7.
Little League: Ray Korzenowski, Quaill's, 2-0 over Manco on May 30; Mark Morgan, Legion, 24-0 over Manco on June 21; Ron Baumiller and Tom Baginski, BYMC, 2-0 over Legion on July 5.

* Reprinted from the Brookline Journal - August, 1967. *

* All material for 1967 Year In Review provided by Ron Baumiller *

1967 All-Star Summary

Little League All-Stars
Record: 0-1 (lost to Southside, 3-0)

Manager - Walt Evans <> Coach - Ed Motznik

Mark Morgan
John DelGreco
George Kunzman
Pat Connes
Kurt Vietmeier

John Walsh
Fred Brust
Ron Baumiller
Hudgy Torcasio

Mike Farber
Tommy McGrath
Bill Farrell
Ray Korzenowski
Tom Rump

Senior League All-Stars
Record: 0-1 (lost to Carrick, 3-1)

Manager - Jack Daurora <> Coach - Bob Hurley

Jim Diethorn
Tony Miscamarra
Steve Abbondanza
Fred Talak
Jim Draper

Don McMurty
Craig Sausto
Ralph Bucci
Jim Malloy

Dave Ogglesby
Mike Glumac
Ray Schmidt
Terry Owens
Keith Scharding

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