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Twin Cities Fastpitch Softball’s Best

Monday, June 19th, 2017

In 1962, AL DEWALL was pitching for St. Paul Whitaker Buick at the age of 22. Photo Courtesy / Jeff Collins

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL – In 1984, men’s fastpitch was still robust and thriving in the Twin Cities, featuring several of Minnesota’s top teams and ‘players to watch’ as featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

  • All-American Bar, St. Paul: pitchers Don Olson, Al DeWall and Bob Moore; shortstop Jerry O’Connor; outfielders Jim O’Neill and Bill Saatzer, and first baseman Jim McDonald.
  • St. Paul Merchants: pitcher Dave Levity, catcher Jeff Shie and outfielders John Urman and Jerry Booth
  • E.K. Lamont’s, St. Paul: pitchers Stan Busman and Tom Rubbelke and outfielders Mark Conway and Tom Wolfe.
  • Lake Elmo State Bank, Lake Elmo: shortstop Dan Eichten and infielder Jerry Smith.
  • Halek’s Bar, Minneapolis: pitcher Dave Bakke, shortstop Mike Peterson, outfielder Howie Schaber.
  • Nirico Construction, Minneapolis: pitcher Dave Meyer.
  • A Step Back In Time: All-American Bar ousts the Farm Tavern from 1981 ISC World Tournament

    Friday, April 28th, 2017

    PETER MEREDITH pitching for the USA Men’s National Team. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Green Bay Press-Gazette
    Aug. 23, 1981

    SAGINAW, Mich. – The Farm Tavern of Madison lost to All-American Bar of St. Paul, Minn. 3-2 Saturday and was eliminated from the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournament.

    The Farm was among the final six teams left in the 41-team tournament and finished with a 4-2 record. That equalled the best mark ever by a Wisconsin team.

    (The Farm went on to win ISC World Tournament championships in 1997, 1999 and 2007.)

    All-American Bar scored its three runs in the fifth.

    Losing pitcher Peter Meredith walked Les Dittrich. He then gave up singles to Jim McDonald and Tim Egan before being replaced by left-hander Bob Moore.

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