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1975 - The Year in Review

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Our information here is incomplete, but we'll present what we have
up to this time. It's still an interesting look back at the 1975 season.

Second Half Standings
(through July 31, 1975)

Little League

 

Senior League

American Legion *

8

2

 

DeBor Funeral Home

5

1

Quaill's Cleaners *

8

2

 

Denmark's Cafe

5

2

B.Y.M.C.

7

3

 

American Legion

7

3

St. Mark's

4

6

 

Stebbrook Healthland

5

3

Brookline Pharmacy

3

7

 

Brookline Lions

1

6

Tony's Barber Shop

0

10

 

J.J. McGaffin

0

8


Little League
* Quaill's and American Legion tied. Playoff to be held July 26, 1975.

Senior League
DeBor, Denmarks, Legion and Healthland
are still in the running for the second half title.


First Half Standings

Little League

 

Senior League

Quaill's Cleaners

8

2

 

J.J. McGaffin

7

3

B.Y.M.C.

7

3

 

Stebbrook Healthland *

6

3

American Legion

5

5

 

American Legion *

6

3

St. Mark's

5

6

 

DeBor Funeral Home

5

5

Brookline Pharmacy

3

7

 

Denmark's Cafe

5

5

Tony's Barber Shop

2

8

 

Brookline Lions

0

10


Senior League
* Winner of Stebbrook/Legion rainout will play McGaffin for first half title.


* Playoff Summary *

Little League

Quaill went on to win championship.

Senior League

McGaffin won first half playoff and went on to win championship series.
 

Minor League Standings

Second Half

 

First Half

Resurrection

5

0

 

Resurrection

5

0

Al Beuchel

3

2

 

Joe's Tavern

3

2

Joe's Tavern

2

2

 

Davoli Brothers

3

2

Davoli Brothers

2

2

 

Al Buechel

2

3

Ted Captaingeorge

1

4

 

Ted Captaingeorge

2

3

Lombardi's

0

3

 

Lombardi's

0

5


Resurrection claimed the championship by winning both halves.

 

1975 Little League Champions
Quaill's Cleaners

1975 Quaill's Cleaners Little League Team

Front Row: Scott Hyland, Joe Szewczyk, Gary Petraglia, Tom Alexander, Bob "Bibbers" Smith, Tim Swiatek, Jeff Schlegel, Shawn Trainor.
Standing: Coach Jim Trainor, Donnie Graham, Ron Schmude, Tim Tarr, Fred Hartman, Pat McGrath, Randy Aul, Steve Tripodi, Manager Jack Henry.

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* Photo provided by Jack Henry *

1975 Season Highlights
(reprinted from the Brookline Journal)

**   Minor League   **   Little League   **   Senior League   **

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 strikeouts.

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 also tripled.

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 2-for-2.

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 each.

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 double.

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 Evan's Saints.

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 each.

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, 14-5.

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 Legion.

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 5th.

JUNE 17 - Jake Zucco and Mike Healy sparked Legion's 9-3 romp over St. Mark. Steve Swan was 2-2 for the losers.

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 BYMC.

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 each.

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 two singles.

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 BYMC.

JULY 8 - Shawn Trainor drove in three with three hits and Pat McGrath swatted two singles as Quaill toyed with Tony, 19-3.

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 Tony.

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 Legion.

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 singles.

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 each.

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 losers.

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 Bianchi homered.

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 Legion.

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 Legion.

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 Denmark.

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 to 3-0.

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 teams.

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 losers.

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 the Lions.

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.

Individual Leaders
(through July 31, 1975)

Little League Home Runs

 

Senior League Home Runs

Bobby Beveridge, BYMC
Steve Malfatti, Legion
John Thomas, Tonys
Bobby Augustine, StMark
Lou Impell, StMark
Steve Swan, StMark
Bill Toskey, BYMC
Danny McCarthy, BP
Terry Bonner, BP
Ron Schmude, Quaill
Gerard Loy, BYMC
Mark Lauffer, Legion
Scott Hyland, Quaill
John Nomides, BP
Mike Kossler, StMark

12
6
6
5
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1

 

Tim Schumacher, Legion
Regis Carver, SH
Mark Sciulli, Legion
Danny Mezyk, McGaf
Tommy Kinzel, Denmark
Eddie Beveridge, McGaf
Jimmy DelGreco, DeBor
John Boyle, DeBor
Harry Patterson, Lions
Tim McCarthy, Denmark
Bruce Buskirk, Lions
Mike Welsh, Denmark
Johnny Lee, Legion
Danny Haley, McGaf
Kevin Sherry, McGaf
John Aguzzoli, DeBor
Tommy Saunders, SH
Andy Panucci, SH
Marty Smith, McGaf
Ron Boyle, SH
Tim Evans, SH
Rich Bianchi, Lions
Bobby Hurley, SH
Bruce Donato, Legion
Tom Stabryla, DeBor
Joe Mitchell, DeBor
Brian Reddington, Lions
Tim Gremba, Lions
Andy Clark, Denmark
Rick Hartz, DeBor
Blake Sharkey, McGaf
Dino DelMastro, Denmark
Pete Serio, Lions
Al Scalo, DeBor
Ray Benvenuti, Denmark
D.J. Hackett, Denmark
Keith Sciulli, SH
Ken Bradley, McGaf
Joe McGee, Legion
Mark LaMonde, Denmark
Brian Phillips, SH
Steve Baranet, Legion
Mike Raimondi, McGaf
Carmen Tripodi, Lions
Kevin A'Hearn, SH
Ross Rao, Legion
Johnny Davin, Lions

16
14
13
12
11
10
8
7
7
7
7
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1


Little League Pitching

 

Senior League Pitching

Walt Miller, BYMC
Pat McGrath, Quaills
Mike Chettle, BYMC
Bobby Beveridge, BYMC
Scott Hyland, Quaills
Steve Malfatti, Legion
Mark Lauffer, Legion
Lou Impell, StMark

(list incomplete)

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

 

Tommy Saunders, SH
Regis Carver, SH
Tim Schumacher, Legion
Steve Baranet, Legion
Tim McCarthy, Denmark
Tommy Stabryla, DeBor
Eddie Beveridge, McGaf

(list incomplete)

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


Minor League Pitching

 

Minor League Home Runs

Mike Hamilton, Ressi
Mark McPeak, Buechel
Mike Ryan, Davoli
Joe Lanza, Ressi
Mike Dallas, Joes
Jim Herron, Joes
Mark Erickson, Buechel
Scott Griffin, CaptGeorge
Chuck Barth, Lombardi
Steve DeAngelo, Lombardi

5-0
4-1
3-1
3-1
2-1
1-0
1-3
0-2
0-3
0-4

 

Matt Auberzinski, Davoli
Jim Herron, Joes
Harry Thomas, CaptGeorge
Mike Weigold, CaptGeorge
Tom Joos, CaptGeorge
Lou Fisher, Ressi

6
1
1
1
1
1

Compiled from Brookline Journals dated June 5 - July 31, 1975. There were two missing editions, one in early-July and one in early-August, so the numbers presented may be slightly inaccurate. All of the Brookline Journal material for the 1975 Year In Review was provided by Ed McGrath.

1975 All-Star Summary

Minor League All-Stars

Manager - Carmen Tripodi <> Coaches - Don Tarr and Jack McGee

Mark McPeak
Darrell McCrea
Bill Robertson
Mike Dallas
Matt Auberzinski

Jim Herron
Dan Alexander
Mark Roper
Mike Hamilton
Mike Ryan

Joe Lanza
Phil Voyer
Paul Wilding
Harry Thomas
Chuck Barth


In the Beechview tournament, Mt. Lebanon thrashed Brookline, 22-11, in the first game. Paul Wilding had a perfect night at the plate with four walks and a double. Matt Auberzinski hit a three-run homer in the first inning to give Brookline the early lead, but Mt. Lebanon responded with nine of their own in the second inning to put Brookline away for the night. Auberzinski walked once and doubled in his four plate appearances.

Brookline came back in the second game as they tore past Brentwood, 8-7. Jimmy Herron hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the last inning to become the hero of the game. Darrell McCrea led off the last inning as he flied to center. With one out and Brentwood leading 8-4, Bill Robertson doubled down the line and scored on Paul Wilding's single to center. Then Herron took the first pitch and put it over the right-center wall.

In the third game, Matt Auberzinski hit a solo homer to give Brookline the edge they needed to erase Beechview, 6-4. Auberzinski's homer just cleared the left-center fence. He also made a tremendous catch in rightfield, as Brookline sparkled at defense. Beechview got two runs in the first inning but Brookline fought back in the next inning as Paul Wilding drove in two runs. In the third, Auberzinski smacked his sixth homer and second in All-Star play to give Brookline an edge. Brookline also scored three in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Herron, the hero of the second game, started the fifth with a walk. Then Phil Voyer and Chuck Barth walked to load the bases. Mike Dallas then lined a bases-clearing double past third to clinch it. Beechview scored in the last inning but to no avail.

Little League All-Stars

Manager - Bob Schwemmer <> Coach - Jack Henry

Tom Alexander
Pat McGrath
Shawn Trainor
Ron Schmude
Bobby Beveridge

Bill Toskey
Mark Lauffer
Steve Malfatti
Terry Bonner

Danny McCarthy
Bobby Augustine
Lou Impell
John Raimondi
John Thomas


Except for Robinson Township's annual Little League Invitation, it's all over including the shouting for Brookline's Little League All-Star Tournament hopes.

The Little Leaguers were soundly pounded by a well-drilled North Braddock team which backed the control pitching of pint-sized Kevin Salmon with hard hitting to score a 10-3 victory in a first-round game at Memorial Park on Friday, July 18. Bobby (Bambino) Beveridge, Brookline's LL homerun leader with 10, smacked one of his specialties with one on, but it was far from enough as North Braddock outclassed the home squad from the beginning to the end.

Senior League All-Stars

Manager - Bob Sherry <> Coach - Dick Seiler

John Aguzzoli
Jim DelGreco
Ricky Hartz
Eddie Beveridge

Danny Mezyk
Kevin Sherry
Joe McGee
Tim Schumacher

Mark Sciulli
Bruce Buskirk
Tim McCarthy
Tom Kinzel


The Seniors, despite the brilliant pitching of Tim (Crazy Legs) Schumacher, who didn't allow a hit through the final five frames, were kayoed by errors in the first inning and lost to Aliquippa, 3-1, in the first round at Memorial Park on Wednesday night, July 16.

The Senior battle was a struggle after errors spotted Aliquippa a 3-0 lead in the first frame. Brookline settled down and with Schumacher mixing a fastball with his assortment of curves, the visitors were held in check. Brookline threatened several times but just couldn't seem to come up with the clutch hit.

Schumacher hit what appeared to be a homerun to the right of the painted pole in dead center field but the umpire ruled that it was a ground-rule double. However, he scored in the inning, so the ruling didn't matter.

Regis Carver, Brookline's fireballing righthander, had a perfect night at the plate, drilling two singles and drawing a walk.

1975 American Legion Team

1975 Brookline American Legion team

Front Row: Dom Parker, Greg Phillips, Rich Atkinson, Ron Miller, Louie Benvenuti, Brian Alberts, Rick Wachter, John DeFilippo, Bill McCarthy.
Standing: Manager Bud Vietmeier, Coach Jim Flavin, Matt Vietmeier, Bob Johnson, Jerry Cicchitto, Rusty Click, Tom Baginski, Doug Duritza, Coach UNKNOWN.

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