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Minor League Write-Ups
by Bob Bertolina
MAY 27 - Al Buechel started off the
season right with a win over Lombardi, 7-3. Mark Erickson was the winning
pitcher as he struck out five. Dave Coury hit a triple and three singles,
while Darrell McCrea smacked a triple and a single to lead the Buechel
attack. Losing pitcher Chuck Barth struck out six.
MAY 28 - In a thriller, Resurrection
scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull a come from behind
victory over Capt. George, 11-10. The winning pitcher was reliever Joe
Lanza. Tony Biscardi had the game-winning hit. Tom Joos had a single and
a double for the losers.
MAY 29 - Mike Dallas and Jim Herron
combined to pitch a no-hitter as Joe's beat Davoli Bros., 10-0. Bob Avondo
had a double and a triple while Dave Mangan walked twice, singled and
tripled to lead the Tavern attack. Dallas and Herron combined for twelve
MAY 30 - In a well played game,
Resurrection beat Buechel, 6-1. Mike Hamilton did the job for Ressi
by whiffing five batters in rout to the slab win. Dave Coury aided the
only Buechel run by hitting a double and a single. Ressi's Phil Voyer
walked and tripled.
JUNE 1 - Capt. George showed
its comeback power by edging Lombardi, 13-12, behind the relief pitching
of Sean McLaughlin, who struck out three. Harry Thomas hit the game-winning
double, McLaughlin smacked three singles and Scott Griffin powered a triple
and a double for the winners. Steve DeAngelo, the losing pitcher, had three
singles and Chuck Barth hit two doubles for Lombardi.
JUNE 10 - Davoli Bros. didn't have
a chance as red hot Ressi burned them with a 19-4 victory. Joe Lanza won
his 3rd game on the mound. Paul Wilding and Phil Voyer both stroked two
doubles apiece for Ressi. Scott Impell collected Davoli's only hit as
Ressi's pitchers combined for a one-hitter.
JUNE 12 - Buechel poured it on
as they defeated Capt. George 10-9. Mark McPeak came on in relief of
Mark Erickson to pick up his 1st victory. Dave Coury stroked a single
and two doubles to lead the Buechel attack. Harry Thomas had two triples,
a double and a single to lead Capt. George.
JUNE 13 - Resurrection ran away
with the first half flag as they dominated Joe's Tavern, 10-6. Mike Marino
struck out six and picked up the win with relief help from Kathy Caterino.
Mike Hamilton's triple was the game-winning hit. For Joe's, Dan Alexander
JUNE 17 - Capt. George squeaked by
Joe's Tavern, 7-6. For Joe's, Mark Roper smacked two doubles. For Capt.
George, Shawn McLaughlin hit two singles and a triple while Scott Griffin
picked up the pitching win.
JUNE 19 - Joe's Tavern pulled out
a strong victory over Lombardi by the score of 13-9, led by the five
strikeout pitching of Jim Herron, with relief help from Timmy Lannon and
Mike Dallas. Herron had a triple and single for Joe's while Steve DeAngelo
collected the only two hits for Lombardi, a double and single.
JULY 1 - Joe's Tavern struggled to
get by Capt. George, 9-5, behind the electrifying pitching of Jim Herron,
who struck out eight batters in three innings to pick up his 1st win. Mark
Roper had a double and single while teammate Mike Dallas hit a triple and
a double for Joe's.
JULY 2 - Buechel overwhelmed Davoli
by the score of 15-3, behind the seven strikeout pitching of Mark McPeak,
who helped his own cause by banging out four hits, along with Darrell McCrea,
Bill Robertson and Mike Miller, each with a double and single to their credit.
Matt Auberzinski had a triple and double for Davoli. Mike Ryan took the loss
despite his five strikeouts.
JULY 6 - Capt. George's hopes of winning
the second half pennant were dashed by Davoli, 14-10. Matt Auberzinski hit a
3-run homer and a doouble, while Jim Motznik creamed a triple and double for
Davoli. Mike Weigold had an inside-the-park four bagger with one on for
Capt. George. Mike Ryan picked up the win for Davoli.
JULY 8 - Matt Auberzinski hit a grand
slam homerun in the first inning but it wasn't enough to hold off Ressi, who
came on late to beat Davoli, 11-8. Kathy Caterino hit a single and a double
and Mike Hamilton walked three times and banged a triple for Ressi. Dave
O'Toole, the losing pitcher, struck out six.
JULY 10 - Capt. George was embarrassed
by Buechel. Manager Ted (Capless) Gielas kept Buechel's hopes alive as Mark
McPeak picked up his 4th win of the season and third in a row. Darrell McCrea
and Rege Faherty had three singles and a double apiece.
JULY 11 - Davoli beat winless Lombardi,
16-10, behind the wild yet effective pitching of Mike Ryan. Chris Weigold had
two doubles and Jim Motznik two triples for Buechel. Chuck Barth had three
singles and Tony Martin two singles for Lombardi. The game featured an
astounding, and time consuming, 32 walks.
JULY 13 - The fastest and best played
game of the season was played by Ressi and Joe's. The Tavern pitchers twirled
a one-hitter, but it was not enough as Ressi captured the championship with
a 5-2 win. Ressi's championship squad includes: Paul Wilding, Tom DePasquale,
Frank Brown, Mike Marino, Mike Hamilton, Lou Fischer, Lou Picardo, Kathy
Caterino, Joe Lanza, Earl Izydore, Phil Voyer, Frank Slinger, Scott Cohen,
John Faherty and Tony Caruso.
JULY 15 - Buechel fell two runs short
to Joe's, 12-10. Dave Mangan collected his 1st win for Joe's and added a
double and single to match teammates Mark Roper and Dan Alexander. Regis
Faherty smacked two singles and Greg Dumm hit a triple for Buechel.
Little League Write-Ups
by Mas Neyrb
MAY 18 - Bobby (The Bambino)
Beveridge slammed three homeruns and drove in five but it was a losing effort
as BYMC's defending champions lost to the 1974 runner-up Legion, 9-6.
Steve Malfatti batted 4-for-4 to pace Ang Masullo's winners.
MAY 18 - Lou Impell hammered a
3-run homer but once again it wasn't enough as his St. Mark teammates
fell to Quaill, 8-5.
MAY 19 - Carmen Cirigliano whiffed
nine as Tony's Barber Shop whipped Brookline Pharmacy, 6-1. Tony's Fred
Majewicz drove in two with a double and John (The Robust) Thomas batted
MAY 20 - Ron (Heavy Duty) Schmude
belted a two-run homer to offset a solo smack by Steve Malfatti as Quaill
took over first place by spilling Legion, 8-1. Pat (Lean and Mean) McGrath
ran his pitching record to 2-0.
MAY 21 - Bobby (The Bambino) Beveridge,
who appears on his way to smashing the all-time LL homerun record, slammed
No. 4 and pitched a one-hitter as BYMC smashed Brookline Pharmacy, 15-1.
Bobby also drew three intentional walks. Chuck Warnecke and Gerry (Smiley)
Loy rapped three hits each.
MAY 22 - Bobby Augustine connected for
a grand slam homer and drove in six runs as St. Mark trampled Tony's Barber
Shop, 16-4. Winning pitcher Lou Impell and Scott Matthews has three hits
MAY 25 - Quaill, tutored by Jack
Henry, eased by defending champion BYMC and the LL's stickout star, southpaw
Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge, by using outfield errors to take a 7-5 victory.
Tom Alexander had two hits and Tim Tarr doubled for two RBI. For BYMC, Dan
Schumacher singled and doubled while Gerry Loy drove in two with a
MAY 26 - Steve Malfatti smacked a solo
homer while Mark Laufer ran his pitching mark to 2-1 with a 7-4 conquest of
Tony's Barber Shop. Malfatti also doubled and drove in two. John Thomas and
John Raimondi had two hits each for Tony and Joe Doyle had a triple.
MAY 27 - Brookline Pharmacy staffered to
its first win by outlasting St. Mark, 11-10, in 8 innings. Ken Mooney drove
in the winning run. Dan (Adrian Dantley) McCarthy went 4-for-5 for Pharmacy.
Bobby Augustine was 3-for-3 and Lou Impell drilled a pair of singles for Walt
MAY 28 - Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge
smashed his 5th and 6th homers as BYMC outslugged Tony, 14-9. John Thomas
slugged a 3-run homer for Tony. Beveridge was 3-for-3 and walked twice.
Bobby Matrascia was on base four times.
MAY 29 - Mark Laufer socked a 3-run
homer and Steve Malfatti whiffed 11 as Legion slipped by St. Mark, 11-6. Lou
Impell homered for the losers.
MAY 30 - Ron (Heavy Duty) Schmude socked
his 2nd homer and Pat McGrath won his 3rd as Quaill took the top spot with a 4-0
record by drubbing Brookline Pharmacy, 9-2. McGrath hit two doubles and a single,
and Shawn Trainor had two singles for Quaill.
JUNE 1 - Steve Malfatti stoked a
bases-loaded triple and scored the winning run on Pat Kelly's single as
Legion rallied in the 6th to topple Brookline Pharmacy, 6-5. Pat Camarco
slapped three singles for the losers.
JUNE 4 - Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge,
Barry Griffin and Bobby Matrascia socked key hits as BYMC, the defending
champions, managed by Joe (Old Pro) Power and coached by Jerry Burton, routed
Legion, the 1974 runner-up, 11-2.
JUNE 6 - John (Socks) Wheeler and
Pat Camarco ripped two hits each to spark Brookline Pharmacy's 10-2 romp over
Tony. Danny (Adrian) McCarthy whiffed 11.
JUNE 7 - Steve (Twinkle Toes) Tripodi
drove in the winning run as Quaill closed in on the first half pennant by
squeaking by Tony, 4-3.
JUNE 7 - St. Mark nipped BYMC's first
half runners-up, 2-1, in seven innings.
JUNE 8 - Shawn (Pie) Trainor smashed a
two-run double and Don Graham drove in a pair with two doubles as Quaill rolled
on unbeaten with an 11-1 conquest of Legion, Pat McGrath's 4th pitching success
without a loss. Mark Lauffer rapped three singles for Legion.
JUNE 8 - Jim Marshall blanked Tony, 5-0,
and got strong hitting support from St. Mark Teammates Lou Impell (2-for-3),
Bobby Augustine (3-for-3, Mike Kossler (3-for-4 and 3 ribbies) and off his own
bat (3-for-3 and 2 ribbies).
JUNE 9 - Bobby Matrascia smacked three
hits and Gerry (Smiley) Loy socked a pair as BYMC ripped Brookline Pharmacy,
11-4. Losing pitcher Pat Camarco collected two singles.
JUNE 12 - BYMC won a biggie by backing
the southpaw slants of Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge for a 7-1 rout of previously
unbeaten Quaill. Chuckie Warnecke and Bobby Matrascia drove in two runs
JUNE 13 - Bobby Augustine slammed three
hits while winning pitcher Scott Matthews, Lou Impell, Stevie Swan and Mike
Kossler collected two each as St. Mark crushed Brookline Pharmacy,
JUNE 14 - Tony, with Carmen Cirigliano
whiffing 11, thrashed Legion, 14-5. John Raimondi and Joe Achille rapped two
hits each while Pat Kelly and Gary Gielas collected a pair apiece for
JUNE 14 - St. Mark temporarily slowed
down the Quaill pennant express, 6-5, as Lou Impell picked up the pitching
victory in relief.
JUNE 15 - Barry Griffin and Bill
Toskey slapped two singles each as BYMC blew the lead in the top of the sixth,
then bounced back to squeeze by Tony, 7-6. Tom Schlegel socked three hits
and Tony DeMaio two for Tony.
JUNE 16 - The lively ball reappeared
as Johnny Nomides and Danny McCarthy spanked homers for Brookline Pharmacy
while Scott Hyland blasted his 1st to lead Quaill's 4-3 victory. Shawn (Little
Pie) Trainor stroked two singles for the winners and Pat McGrath won his
JUNE 17 - Jake Zucco and Mike Healy
sparked Legion's 9-3 romp over St. Mark. Steve Swan was 2-2 for the
JUNE 18 - Quaill clinched the first
half as Pat McGrath ran his pitching record to 6-0 with a 9-3 rout of Tony's
tailenders. Little Pie Trainor smacked a double and two singles and Ron Schmude
two singles for the winners. Tony DeMaio was 2-for-4 for the losers.
JUNE 20 - BYMC clinched second place
and Bobby Beveridge lifted his pitching record to 5-1 as St. Mark fell, 7-4,
to close out the first half. Bobby Augustine belted his 2nd homer for St.
Mark while Danny Schumacher and Shawn Kelly slammed two hits each for
JUNE 22 - Dan McCarthy chucked a
two-hitter as Brookline Pharmacy blanked Tony, 8-0, despite Carmen Cirigliano's
12-strikeout losing effort. Terry Bonner slapped three hits and drove in four
while Danny McKenna stroked three singles.
JUNE 23 - Pat McGrath ran his pitching
record to 7-0 as Manager Jack Henry continues to follow Joe Power's tactic
of working his pitchers no more than three innings and Quaill slammed St. Mark,
12-5. Quaill, the first half champion, remained unbeaten in second half play
as McGrath, Ron (Heavy Duty) Schmude and Scott Hyland socked three hits
JUNE 24 - Legion, despite Bobby
Beveridge's 7th homer, outslugged BYMC, 16-10, as Steve Malfatti connected
for his 4th of the season for the winners. Pat Kelly and Terry Patterson
smaked 3 hits apiece for Legion, the latter driving in four. Mark Lauffer,
the winning pitcher, Jake Zucco and Ed Hartman smashed two each. For BYMC,
Marty Klos rapped two doubles while Bill (Dead Pan) Toskey connected with
JUNE 25 - Steve (German Herman) Swan
slugged a three-run homer to lead St. Mark's 13-5 conquest of Tony. Swan
also doubled and singled, driving in five runs for Walt (Silver Top) Evan's
Saints. Matt Wohlfarth went 4-4 and drove in six ribbies.
JUNE 27 - Quaill rolled on by
annihilating Legion, 16-1, behind the hot bats of Pat McGrath, Don Graham,
Tommy Alexander and Scott Hyland. Mark Lauffer was the losing pitcher and
Scott Hyland the winner.
JUNE 28 - Walt (Rusty) Miller, a
10-year old righthander who came on in relief, was the winner as BYMC whipped
Brookline Pharmacy, 5-2, on the hitting of Bill Toskey (triple), Bobby
(Bambino) Beveridge, Bobby Matrascia and Shawn Kelly.
JUNE 29 - Brookline Pharmacy spotted
St. Mark an 8-0 lead, then rebounded for a 16-8 victory as Terry Bonner
swatted a 2-run homer while Dan (Dantley) McCarthy socked three singles
and drove in three and John (White Socks) Wheeler rifled a pair of singles
to drive in one. Luke Vietmeier was 2-3 and Lou Impell smashed a three-run
homer and soubled for St. Mark.
JUNE 29 - Although there is no
record available, Bobby Beveridge had to be on his way to a Brookline LL
high for intentional walks in a season. The Bambino got a hit in his only
official trip and walked four times on free passes as BYMC destroyed
previously undefeated Quaill, 11-1. Mike Chettle, the winning pitcher
who hurled the first three innings as Beveridge mopped up by tossing three
scoreless innings at the end. Bobby Matrascia and pint-sized Danny
Schumacher delivered other big hits for BYMC. Scott Hyland pitched the first
three for Quaill, and Pat McGrath and Tim Tarr finished the last three.
Chettle's pitching record rose to 4-1.
JULY 7 - Playing without their star,
Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge, out with an eye injury, BYMC dropped a squeaker
to fighting St. Mark, 8-7, despite a two-run homer by Billy Toskey. Steve
Swan swatted two doubles while Luke Vietmeier, Lou Impell and Mike Kossler
smacked a pair of singles each to lead Manager Walt (Silver Top) Evan's
Saints. Kossler drove in the winning run. Dan Schumacher doubles to drive
in two and Chris Brendel accounted for two more on two singles for
JULY 8 - Shawn Trainor drove in three
with three hits and Pat McGrath swatted two singles as Quaill toyed with Tony,
JULY 11 - Dan (Adrian Dantley)
McCarthy, a pint-sized bundle of fury, smashed a solo homer, his 2nd,
as Brookline Pharmacy whacked winless Tony, 9-4. John Thomas homered for
Tony, his 2nd. Pat Camarco, Terry Bonner and John (White Socks) Wheeler
raooed two hits each for BP.
JULY 12 - Bobby Beveridge returned to
action from his eye injury and Legion got to him in extra innings for a
9-7 victory, but the BYMC slugger, who has hit nine homeruns in the very
few times he's had a chance to swing at a ball, walked five more times
at the plate. That boosted Bobby's total of walks in 15 games to 38, most
likely a Brookline LL all-time high.
JULY 13 - John Thomas smacked his
3rd homer but it didn't do Tony's Clippers much good as they went down
again, losing to St. Mark and Lou Impell (who swatted his 4th and was the
winning pitcher), 26-8. Bobby Augustine and Jimmy Marshall also rapped
three hits in the St. Mark onslaught while Tony DeMaio had three for
JULY 14 - Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge
hit a grand slam for his 10th homer and Gerry Loy connected for his 1st
as BYMC ripped Brookline Pharmacy, 24-9. Beveridge also singled twice,
walked twice and drove in six runs. Mark Painter, Danny Schumacher, Billy
Toskey and Barry Griffin swatted two hits each.
Pat (Shot to the Ribs) McGrath, Shawn
(Little Pie) Trainor and Steve (Twinkle Toes) Tripodi stroked three hits each
as Quaill continued its second half march with a 9-3 conquest of
JULY 16 - Bobby Augustine smashed his
5th homer as St. Mark backed Jimmy Marshall's pitching for a 5-2 victory over
Brookline Pharmacy. Marshall chucked a 5-hitter, one of them Terry Bonner's
2nd homer of the season.
JULY 19 - Gerard Loy, a late bloomer,
socked his 2nd homer of the week, and career, with the sacks packed and
BYMC unloaded a 9-run last inning to derail Quaill's pennant express and
hand Pat McGrath his 1st loss after eight straight pitching victories, 16-9.
Young Pat was a victim of non-support and it should be mentioned that Loy's
homer was struck in the 1st before McGrath took to the mound. Loy also singled
and walked. Barry Griffin socked three singles and walked, and Bobby Beveridge
stroked three singles and walked twice for BYMC. For Quaill, McGrath singled
twice and got two walks while Ron (Heavy Duty) Schmude smacked three
JULY 20 - Quaill maintained a 1/2
game lead over Legion as both contenders won in a Sunday doubleheader.
Quaill, with Tom Alexander socking a homer, thrashed Brookline Pharmacy,
17-4, as Bobby Smith and Stevie Tripodi delivered a pair of hits
JULY 20 - Legion trounced Tony,
15-6, despite John Thomas belting his 4th homer for the losers. Charley
Tammarello picked up the pitching victory.
JULY 21 - Mark Lauffer boosted his
pitching record to 8-4 and Manager Ang Masullo's Legion crew, despite
two St. Mark homeruns by Mike Kossler and Steve Swan, rolled to an 18-10
victory behind the pounding bats of Terry Patterson, Charley Tomarrello,
Eddie Hartman and Jake Zucco, each of whom cracked three hits. Kossler,
Swan, Matt Wohlfarth and Luke Vietmeier were the big hitters for the
JULY 22 - Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge,
the southpaw swinging BYMC slugger, became a sure-shot to win the homerun
trophy, awarded annually to the Little League's most productive four-base
swatter, as he smashed a grand slam, his 11th roundtripper of the season,
in a 19-5 romp over Tony. Johnny Thomas smacked his 5th for the losers.
Beveridge also singled twice and drew two walks (he's had 43 this season!)
while driving in six. Bobby Matrascia, Chuckie Warnecke and Danny
Schumacher also had three hits each for the winners.
JULY 23 - Steve Malfatti stroked No.
6 and Mark Lauffer won No. 9 as Legion assured itself a tie for the
second half title with an 11-2 conquest of Brookline Pharmacy.
JULY 24 - Johnny Thomas slapped
his 6th homer but it failed to halt Quaill's move into a tie for first
place and a playoff with Legion as the Cleaners scored a 14-4 victory over
Tony. Pat (Rib Shot) McGrath, who also stroked four hits, scored his 9th
slab victory against only one loss.
JULY 25 - Except for the Legion-Quaill
playoff, the season ended with BYMC toppling St. Mark, 11-8. Bill Toskey
rapped his 3rd homer. Bobby Matrascia and Bobby Beveridge had three hits
each while for St. Mark Mike Kossler and Steve Swan collected two apiece.
Barry Griffin doubled twice for the winners.
NOTE - This covers most of the
1975 season, minus a week in early-July and the playoffs in late-July.
Quaill's Cleaners went on to claim the 1975 championship.
Senior League Write-Ups
by Gib Nad, eht Nam
MAY 18 - Eddie Beveridge hammered a
two-run homer to tie the game and Kevin Sherry ended it with a bases-empty
blast to lift McGaffin, managed by Bob (Bowie) Kuhn, to a 5-4 victory over
Legion. Tim (Crazy Legs) Schumacher earlier had put Legion on top with a
two-run sock. Beveridge fanned 14 for the Macs. Mark Scuilli delivered three
hits for Legion.
MAY 18 - Tommy Kinzel bombed a
pair of three-run homers and Tim (Two Buck) McCarthy helped his own cause
as the winning pitcher with a grand slam as Denmark wiped out the Lions,
12-4. Mike Walsh went 4-for-4. For the losers, Bruce Buskirk and Rich
MAY 19 - Rege Carver struck out
11 and helped his own game wit a solo homer as Healthland's 1974 runners-up
squeezed by DeBor's defending champions, 6-5. Andy Panucci doubled and singled.
Jim DelGreco homered for the losers.
MAY 20 - Dan (Little Scratch) Mezyk
whiffed 13, homered and was helped by Eddie Beveridge's two booming shots
which drove in five as McGaffin erased Legion, 10-7. Marty Smith also
homered for the Macs. Tim Schumacher and Mark Sciulli connected for
MAY 21 - Lions and DeBor battled to a
13-13 tie in a 10-homer slugfest, seven of the by the former. Lions homers:
Bruce Buskirk (2), Brian Reddington (2), Harry Patterson, Rich Bianchi and
Tim Gremba. DeBor homers: John Aguzzoli, Jim DelGreco and Al Scalo.
MAY 22 - Tim Schumacher hit his 3rd and
4th homers while Mark Sciulli and Roger (The Dodger) Malone belted their first
as Legion finally won its first game b handing Healthland its first loss, 9-3.
Tommy Saunders blasted an "outta sight" two-run shot for the losers.
MAY 23 - Denmark's Amazin' Milts, managed
this season by George (Sammartino) Kinzel, rode Mike Walsh's grand slam and
Ray-Ray Benvenuti's three-run smash for a 12-7 conquest of McGaffin in the
season's first upset. Tom Kinzel whiffed nine but yielded Eddie (Mop Top)
Beveridge's 4th homerun and Kevin Sherry's three-run bomb, his 2nd.
MAY 25 - Ron (Rookie) Boyle lashed a
bases-loaded homerun and Andy (Panooch) Panucci slammed one out of sight as
Healthland wiped out the Lions behind Regis Carver's 4-hitter, his 2nd win of
the young season. Panucci and Tim Evans smaked three hits each while Brian
Phillips, a much matured 13-year old infielder, stroked two and Joe Fundo singled
in one trip.
MAY 27 - The Lions, still looking for a
victory, turned to a female manager in the absence of field boss Kurt Vietmeier
but women's lib failed as McGaffin poured it on, 24-1, with Eddie Beveridge
and Marty Smith both stroking two tape-measure homers and Danny (Little Scratch)
Mezyk added one to lead the McGaffin blitz.
MAY 28 - DeBor hopped off to a 5-0
lead, then faded as Robby Hurley clobbered two homers, one a grand slam, and
Andy Panucci connected with none on to lead Healthland's comeback, 12-5.
Clint (Big Bo) Burton opened the top of the 7th with a shot up the middle,
Brian Phillip rapped two solid hits and Hurley climaxed the eight-run uprising
to give southpaw Tim Evans his 1st win. Ron (Rookie) Boyle was 3-for-3.
MAY 29 - Handy Andy Clark regained the
form that made him a Little League All-Star catcher by socking a 3-run homer in
the home half of the 7th as Denmark rallied to trip Legion, 6-5. D.J. Hackett
also homered for George Kinzel's Amazin' Milts. Tim (Crazy Legs) Schumacher,
the losing pitcher, pounded his 5th and Bruce Donato rapped a two-run homer for
MAY 30 - Healthland, managed by Dan
McGibbeny and coached by Knobby Walsh, had top pitcher Regis Carver available
for two innings and in that time piled up a 7-0 lead, then coasted behind
Tommy Saunders to topple McGaffin, 11-9, and grab first place with a 4-1
record. Carver smacked two homers and Saunders belted his 2nd of the season.
Rino Primiero singled and doubled in three trips. For the losers, Dan Mezyk,
a promising lefthander, bombed two homers and Eddie Beveridge dumped his 7th
somewhere near Overbrook. Mezyk, handicapped by his own wildness and errors,
fanned 15 batters.
JUNE 1 - Johnny Lee smacked a single to
drive in the clincher and win his own game as Legion squeezed by DeBor, 8-7.
Homeruns: Legion - Mark Sciulli (2), Tim Schumacher, Bruce Donato. DeBor -
Rick Hartz and John Aguzzoli.
JUNE 1 - Eddie Beveridge tied the Senior
strikeout record of 17, first set by Dan McGibbeny in 1966 and later equalled
by Tommy Eperthener and Mark Wenger, by twirling a 3-hitter as McGaffin whipped
Denmark, 7-5. Ken Bradley homered for McGaffin and Tim McCarthy smashed two for
JUNE 4 - Mike Walsh blasted two homers,
Tommy Kinzel bombed a grand slam and Tim McCarthy connected with one on as Denmark
thrashed the Lions, 17-6. Andy Clark rapped three singles in five trips and
Walsh drove in five.
JUNE 5 - McGaffin's 1-2 punch, Eddie
(Mop Top) Beveridge and Danny (Little Scratch) Mezyk, slammed two-run homers
but the blasts fell short as DeBor eeked out a 6-5 victory. Rick Hartz went
3-3 and Rick Schumacher drilled a two-run double for DeBor. Danny Haley
was 2-2 and Den Bradley 3-3 for McGaffin.
JUNE 6 - Fireballing righthander Regis
Carver one-hit the Lions Club and, along with Tommy Saunders and Tim Evans,
cleared the fence as Healthland rolled on it first place with a 13-1 romp.
Evans smacked two homers and Carver struck out 11 to boost his pitching record
JUNE 8 - Tim (Crazy Legs) Schumacher, back
in the form that made him the No. 1 Little Leaguer in 1972, smashed two homers
and Joe McGee rapped his 1st as Legion took Denmark, 9-7. Mark LaMonde slammed
for Denmark. Dino DelMastro and Andy Clark slapped two singles each, as did
Steve Baranet for Legion.
JUNE 9 - McGaffin unloaded five homeruns,
two by Danny (Little Scratch) Mezyk, and halted Healthland's first half pennant
surge with a 12-3 rout. Blake Sharkey slammed while Marty Smith and Kevin Sherry
also homered for McGaffin. Brian Phillips and Andy Panucci connected for the
losers off Eddie (Mop Top) Beveridge, who ran his pitching record to 4-0 while
striking out ten.
JUNE 10 - Inept Lions Club took it on
the chin again as Mark Sciulli socked a grand slam and Tim Schumacher connected
with a solo shot to spark Legion's 17-0 rout.
JUNE 12 - Eddie Beveridge won his 5th with
a two-inning relief job after southpaw Danny Mezyk walked 12 through five innings
and McGaffin prevailed to wipe out the Lions, 15-9. Beveridge hit a 3-run homer
while Mezyk and Danny (The Helmet) Haley belted solo shots. Marty Smith went
4-4 for McGaffin. Carmen (Solo Mio) Tripodi went 3-4 for the Lions.
JUNE 13 - Mark (The Lark) Sciulli bombed
three homers, running his season total to eight, and Steve Baranet soloed as Legion
clipped DeBor, 9-6. Crazy Schumacher fanned eleven for his 3rd win against
one loss. Bruce Donato rapped 3 singles.
JUNE 14 - Johnny Boyle, a 13-year old
righthanded swinger, stroked three homers as DeBor completed a tie game and
rainout with 14-13 and 21-5 victories over the winless Lions. In the second
game, Johnny Aguzzoli and Joe (Schmoe) Mitchell also homered for DeBor while
Rich Bianchi and Harry Patterson connected for the Lions. Aguzzoli drove in
seven runs while Boyle had six ribbies.
JUNE 15 - Denmark tossed the first
half race into a frenzy by spilling leading Healthland, 8-4, as Tim McCarthy
bested Rege Carver on the mound, despite Carver's 11 strikeouts. Tommy Kinzel
homered while Carver and Ron (Rookie) Boyle slammed roundtrippers for the
loser. Andy Panucci had three hits and Bobby Hurley a pair.
JUNE 15 - Legion moved into contention
with a 16-6 rout of the Lions as Johnny Lee hit a grand slam, Tim Schumacher
smaked his 10th and Mark Sciulli whacked his 9th. Harry (Hairbreadth)
Patterson and Bruce (Lean and Mean) Buskirk socked homers for the Lions.
JUNE 16 - Joe (Schmoe) Mitchell slammed
and hit a 2-run homer but it wasn't enough as DeBor lost and McGaffin assured
itself of at least a first half tie, 10-6. Eddie Beveridge poked a bases-full
homer, his 10th, and Dan Haley socked one with one on. McGaffin also unreeled
the season's first triple play.
JUNE 17 - Healthland rode Regis Carver's
grand slam homer and Tim Evan's clutch southpaw twirling to a 4-2 conquest to
remain in first half contention while eliminating Denmark. Earlier, Ray-Ray
Benvenuti had drilled a bases-full single to drive in Denmark's two runs. Andy
Panucci and Rookie Boyle slapped a pair of singles each and Kevin A'Hearn poked
a clutch double for Healthland.
JUNE 18 - Although Legion and Healthland
still must play a rainout with the survivor to meet in a special playoff for the
first half pennant, second half play started with Legion nipping McGaffin, 4-3, as
Tim Schumacher socked his 11th homer, a Senior high, and fanned eleven.
JUNE 19 - Healthland's 1973 champions
and 1974 runners-up indicated they are to be reckoned with in 1975 as 14-year old
Tommy Saunders won his 2nd game by blanking the winless Lions on four hits,
12-0, behind the extra-base hitting of Kevin (Peter Puck) A'Hearn (2 doubles
and a single), Andy (Panther) Panucci, Joey Fundo, Keith Sciulli, Clint (Big Bo)
Burton and Kevin (Cramps) O'Toole. Even the Lions got into the two-base-hit
act as Tim (Tojo) O'Brien slapped one in the second half opener for both
JUNE 20 - The boys went back to swatting
homeruns as Denmark socked five and DeBor bombed three. Bit it was DeBor which
came out on top in the first half replay in a June 11 rainout, 12-8. Jimmy DelGreco
slammed and connected with one on while John Aguzzoli soloed for the winners.
Mike Walsh and Tommy Kinzel socked two each and Tim McCarthy hit one for the
JUNE 22 - John (The Mad Stork) Lee
pounded two homers and went 4-5 at the plate in leading Legion to a 14-4
victory over Bowie (The Grand Poobah) Kuhn's McGaffin tossers. Tim (Crazy
Legs) Schumacher fanned five of Kuhn's "Big Green Machine." Eddie (Too Tall)
Beveridge was the loser in the battle of the two All-Star pitchers. Steve
Baranet and "Smokin" Joe McGee each collected two hits. Mike Raimondi and
Kevin Sherry homered for McGaffin.
JUNE 23 - Jimmy (Bird) DelGreco ripped
two circuit blasts en route to a perfect (4-4) day at the plate as DeBor
edged Healthland, 6-4. Winning pitcher Rick Hartz had two hits in four trips.
Tim (Angel Puss) Evans struck out five to no avail, but smashed a homer in
three times at bat. Andy (Panther) Panucci smacked two solo blasts and two
singles in four at bats. Ron (Rookie) Boyle was 2-for-3.
JUNE 24 - Steve Baranet hurled a
5-hitter and went 3-3 at the plate in leading Zeke Seiler's Legion to a
16-2 romp over the winless Lions. Mark (Jap) Sciulli and Tim (Crazy Legs)
Schumacher homered for the winners while Joe McGee rapped two singles and
drew four walks. Kurt (Durocher) Vietmeier's "Whiz Kids" Carmen Tripodi
and Tim Gremba homered and doubled, respectively.
JUNE 25 - Denmark's "Amazin' Milts"
rallied for five runs in the bottom of the 7th to squeeze past McGaffin's
"Big Green Machine", 9-8. Ray Benvenuti helped win his own game, going
3-3, while Mike (Mad Dog) Welsh doubled in the winning run. Blake Sharkey
hit a grand slam and Dan Mezyk soloed for the losers. Mezyk got the loss
for McGaffin, but Ed (Too Tall) Beveridge struck out 11 in relief.
JUNE 27 - Rege Carver regained
his old form, striking out eight and blasting two round-trippers in Healthland's
13-1 romp over Denmark. Ron (Rookie) Boyle also homered twice, and Kevin
(Peter Puck) A'Hearn registered his 1st circuit blast for the winners. Andy
Panucci (2-2) and Keith Sciulli (1-1) had perfect days at the plate for
Healthland. Mike (Mad Dog) Welsh smacked a solo shot for Denmark. Mike
(Ivan the Terrible) Tondolo was the losing pitcher.
JUNE 29 - Tom (Duck) Stabryla fired
a 4-hitter, striking out nine as DeBor remained unbeaten in second half
action with a 7-3 win over McGaffin. Rick Hartz (2-3) and John Aguzzoli
(3-3) both socked homers for DeBor. Dan Mezyk (2-3) hit the creek for
McGaffin. Ed (Too Tall) Beveridge struck out eight in a losing effort.
JULY 6 - Andy Clark homered and
pitched steady ball to help Denmark squeeze by the winless Lions, 11-8.
Dino DelMastro and Tim McCarthy also connected for the circuit to spark
the winners while Hairbreadth Harry Patterson socked two and Bruce (Lean
and Mean) Buskirk soloed for the losing Lions. Paul (Hubert) Wheeler
raooed two hits for Denmark. Tim (Big Blue) Gremba spanked three for
JULY 7 - Johnny Boyle, a
fast-developing 13-year old, swatted his 4th and 5th homers and drove in six
to highlight DeBor's 14-10 win over slumping McGaffin. Jim (Bird) DelGreco
and Tommy Stabryla also homered for the winners. Danny (The Helmet) Haley
rapped two solo shots for the Big Green Machine.
JULY 8 - Tim (He of the Crazy Legs)
Schumacher swatted his 15th homer (two shy of the Senior record) to
highlight a 13-6 victory over the Lions. Other Legion HR swatters: Johnny
(Spider) Lee and Ross Rao. Timmy Gremba and Bruce Donato stroked a pair of
3-run blasts for the Lions.
JULY 10 - To prove that even all
bad things come to an end sooner of later, the Lions shucked a 15-game
losing streak by belting McGaffin, 18-10, as Johnny Davin, a newcomer,
socked a grand slam. Harry Patterson, Bruce Buskirk and Pete Serio delivered
a pair of safeties each. Dan (Little Scratch) Mezyk socked two homers
and Kevin Sherry rapped a 2-runner for the losers.
JULY 11 - Tim Schumacher fanned 10
and smashed No. 16 in pursuit of all Senior honors as he toyed with Denmark
and Legion ran its second half record to 7-0 while Manager Zeke Seiler
danced with joy. Zeke is still wondering how Schumacher lasted until 3rd pick
in the draft three years ago after he broke all Little League homerun records
with 22 round-trippers. Roger (The Dodger) Malone also homered for Legion as
Schumacher primed for that special playoff on a June 3 rainout in which
he will go against Healthland's pitching ace, Rege Carver, in the slab
battle of the season. That one will decide whether Legion or Healthland
will play McGaffin for the first-half pennant.
JULY 13 - DeBor, trailing 7-2 and
seemingly out of it with Regis Carver fireballing for Healthland, battled
back to drive out the team's ace on Tommy Stabryla's 3-run homer which
brought a 7-7 tie in the 4th inning and went on to beat 13-year old
reliever Clint (Big Bo) Burton, 9-7. That kept Manager Bob Sherry's
DeBor tossers in the second-half scramble with a 4-1 record and snapped
Burton's personal pitching streak at 15 victories against no losses.
Johnny Boyle, also only 13 years old, slammed his 6th and 7th homeruns
for the winners. Tommy Saunders drove in five with his 4th and 5th to put
Healthland into the lead. Ron (Rookie) Boyle also hit his 5th. Stabryla,
although walking nine, struck out eleven and was touogh in the clutch
as Healthland, with its big guns silenced, stranded 14 runners.
JULY 14 - Legion's second half
pennant express was halted in its tracks after seven straight victories
as Denmark poured it on for a 17-8 victory behind the pitching of Tim
(Two Buck) McCarthy, apparently recovered from an elbow injury that had
him shelved for the past couple weeks. Dino DelMastro's grand slam and
Tom Kinzel's 12th homer of the season sparked Denmark's slugging and the
return of Manager George (Sammartino) Kinzel, just returned from a stay
in the hospital. Johnny (Spider) Lee socked his 5th for Legion. Mike (Mad
Dog) Welsh, McCarthy, Kinzel and Ray Benvenuti slammed three hits apiece.
For Legion, Tim Schumacher and Dan Mazzie had three hits each.
JULY 20 - Fireballing Rege Carver
was well nigh perfection as he chucked a 3-hitter and swatted a solo
homer, his 10th, to spark a "patched up" Healthland lineup to a 3-0
upset over potent Legion, which suffered its second straight defeat
and relinquished first place to Bob Sherry's DeBor squad in the scramble
for the second half title. Timmy Evans, a familiar sight scooping up low
balls from the dirt around first base or offering up his assortment of
"junk" pitches from the mound, played shortstop (a lefthander!) and for the
afternoon looked like an All-Star. He bunted safely and doubled down the
rightfield line. Tim Schumacher walked three times.
JULY 21 - With Big George (Sammartino)
Kinzel back on the job, Denmark is returning to winning form and is back in
contention following a 5-4 squeaker over McGaffin in which Tim (Two Buck)
McCarthy and Timmy Kinzel swatted homeruns to offset the 15-strikeout
pitching of Eddie (Mop Top) Beveridge. Two Buck Tim went 3-for-3 while
Marty Smith and Blake Sharkey rapped two hits apiece for the losers.
JULY 22 - DeBor, loaded with rainouts
which pose pitching problems for Manager Bob Sherry, got a steady 5-hitter
from Tommy Stabryla and surprised Legion and its ace, Tim (Crazy Legs)
Schumacher, 6-1, to hang on to first place and seriously threaten the losers'
chances in the second half as they lost their 3rd straing after winning the
first seven. Mark Sciulli soloed for Legion but Stabryla helped his own
cause by duplicating that effort.
JULY 23 - Regis (Fireball) Carver is
finishing with a rush and making a solid bid to take homerun and pitching
honors. He smacked two homers to help the 11-strikeout pitching job turned in
by lefthander Tim Evans as Healthland's annual contenders spilled the Lions,
16-2. Evans bombed a 3-run shot "outtasight" over the right-field trees
while Robby Hurley and Keith Sciulli also connected for the winners. Carmen
Tripodi cleared the fence for the Lions.
JULY 25 - Regis Carver slammed two
more homers, boosting his total to 14, as Healthland hopelessly outclassed
and trailing, 9-0, rebounded to smack down McGaffin with a furious rally,
10-9. Rino Primiero hit his first homer, a 3-run shot, and Carver came on to
fireball on inning of 1-2-3 relief and salvage Tommy Saunders' 3rd win
against no losses.
NOTE - This covers most of the
1975 season, minus a week in early-July and the playoffs in late-July.
J.J. McGaffin went on to claim the 1975 championship.