NBBA 1978 tournament Review

TEAM ROSTERS

" These teams represent the very best of Beep Baseball players chosen from the ranks of the many other excellent players in each local area.

St. Paul Gorillas
Glen Chamberlin
Tom Heinl
Denny Huberty
Michael McNaughton
Kevin Moldenhauer
Charles Ponder Jr
Joel Schintz
Bill Schwartz
Dick Tester, Manager
Charles Huddle, Pitcher
Gene Mielke, Catcher
Donald Colbert, Field Assistant
Richard Heinl Field Assistant

chicago Bluffs
Bonnie Adams
Bob Covel
Charlie Dennis
Danny Greene
Tim Marshal
Lemuel Phipps
Dennis Shepard
Jim Capek, Pitcher
Bruce Gedhart, Catcher

Minneapolis BSF
Bill Brust
Chris Carlson
Jim Mastro
Bob Moore
Jim Quinn
Jim Ramnarine
John Ross
Patti Rowelson
Jim Appelhof, Manager
Vince Crouch, Pitcher
Greg Quinn, Catcher
Tommy Quinn, Field Assistant
El Paso Mountaineers
Martin Aceves
Gerald Blundell
Oliva Blundell
Diego Bonilla
Martin Gallardo
Larry Gauna
George Medrano
Victor Rodriguez
David Salinas
Josie Whitter
Al Miszkiel, Manager
Walter Hatchell, Pitcher
Frank Wilkin, Catcher
Sioux Falls De Lighted
Jim Carlson
Dick Kole
Rusty Gimple
Jim Gunn
Scott Hanson
Dave Miller
Dave Vogel
Larry Ditter, Pitcher
Bob Jensen, Catcher
Phoenix Firebirds
Mitch Aikin
Vincent Blaise
Elliott Dallas
Dan Duffy
Bill Gibney
Roger Keeney
Gina Lipko
Dan Lutz
Buster Schramm
Ron Schramm
Allen Woody
Tim Metzer, Manager/Pitcher
Buck Steinhauser, Pitcher
Greg howland, Catcher
Houston All Stars
Ronnie Bruns
Diane Croucher
Mamie Flores
Michael Garrett
Caroline Garrett
Shervie Golden
Stephen Kerr
Juan Salinas
Hollie Clark, Manager
Ken Smith, Pitcher
Mike Randel, Catcher
Lawrence Raiders
Dave Greer
Gary Marshall
Laurie O' Neal
Lanny Peterson
Roger Shafstall
Nancy Steinhauser
Charlie Vassallo
Chuck Hallenbeck, Manager
Breck Marion, Pitcher
Mike Randel, Catcher

The NBBA Board of Directors was also in the 1978 WS Program and here who they were:

Charles Vassallo, President from Lawrence, KS
Dave Vogel, 1st. Vice President from Sioux Falls, SD
Frank Sinon, 2nd Vice President from Chicago, IL
Thomas Heinl, Secretary from St. Paul, MN
Richard Poncin, Treasurer from Chicago, IL

Members At Large
Elizabeth Kline, San Francisco, CA
John Ross, Minneapolis, MN
Allan Woody, Phoenix, AZ
Vernon Smith, San Francisco, CA
William Merritt,
James Gunn, Sioux Falls, SD
Larry Johnson, San Antonio, TX
James Quinn, St Paul, MN
LeRoy Saunders, Oklahoma City, OK
Gary Marshall, Lawrence, KS

1978 World Series Scoreboard

Round Robin
Minnesota BSF 26 - El Paso 13
Phoenix 17 - Chicago 16
St. Paul 23 - Sioux Falls 13
Houston 11 - Lawrence 7

Losers Bracket
El Paso 9 - Chicago 5 (Bluffs eliminated)
Lawrence 10 - Sioux Falls 9 (De-Lighted eliminated)

Winners Bracket
Phoenix 29 - Minnesota BSF 27
(BSF 12 runned Phoenix but Phoenix came back to win)
St. Paul 20 - Houston 15

Third Round
Lawrence 21 - El Paso 17 (Mountaineers eliminated)
Minnesota BSF 19 - Houston 10 (All Stars eliminated)
Phoenix 30 - St. Paul 25

Fourth Round
Phoenix 25 - Lawrence 21 (Raiders claim 4th place.)
Minnesota BSF 26 - St Paul 18 (Gorillas claim third place)

Finals
Phoenix was undefeated at 4-0 and BSF was 3-1 having lost to Phoenix in round two. To win the title, BSF would have to defeat Phoenix twice. Phoenix just needed to win the first game to win the championship.
Minnesota defeated Phoenix 18 to 17 to force a second game. They again won 18 to 17 to take the title from Phoenix.

Final Standings 1978 NBBA World Series
1st Minnesota BSF 5 and 1
2nd Phoenix 4 and 2
3rd St. Paul 2 and 2
4th Lawrence 2 and 2
5th Houston 1 and 2
6th El Paso 1 and 2
7th Sioux Falls 0 and 2
8th Chicago 0 and 2

All Stars
MVP: Jim Mastro Minnesota BSF
Jim Quinn Minnesota BSF
Bill Gibney Phoenix Firebirds
Vincent Blaise Phoenix Firebirds
Dave Miller Sioux Falls De Lighted
Juan Salinas Houston All Stars
Dennis Huberty St. Paul Gorillas
Laurie O' Neal Lawrence Raiders (First female WS All Star)

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