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A Step Back In Time: St. Paul Stroh’s Gatsby’s Tournament features life in the fast land

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

BOB MOORE, left, and TOM RUBBELKE of the 1987 St. Paul Stroh’s Gatsby’s team as they prepare for the Stroh’s Gatsby’s Invitational, organized by manager Jim Rubbelke. Several of the nation’s top-ten ranked teams participated including Penn Corp, Sioux City, Iowa; Farm Tavern, Madison, Wisc.; Teleconnect, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and All-Car, Antigo, Wisc.

By Perry Coonce / Minnesota Sports Federation State Commissioner
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Aug. 2, 1987

ST. PAUL, Minn. – World class fastpitch talent will be on display today at St. Paul’s Dunning Complex for the Stroh’s Gatsby’s Invitational.

The quantity of men’s fastpitch teams in Minnesota has diminished in recent years, but the quality hasn’t, according to tournament organizer Jim Rubbelke.

“We have some of the finest players in the world in Minnesota and are only hurt by the lack of pitchers, and the fact that very few are being developed,” said Rubbelke.

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A Look Back At Jim Seaman’s huge win over Green Bay All-Car in the 1996 ISC World Tournament

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

96.ISC.Seaman.Jim.1web Jim Seaman hurled one of the biggest wins in the 1996 ISC World Tournament by defeating the Green Bay All-Car Roadrunners. Photo By BOB OTTO

KIMBERLY, WISC. – In the 1996 ISC World Tournament, Jim Seaman hurled the Broken Bow, Neb. Qualigraphs to a huge upset victory over the Green Bay All-Car Roadrunners in the second game of the World Tournament.

Seaman allowed just four hits and one earned run in picking up the 5-2 victory, and outdueled Green Bay’s Michael White, who gave up nine hits.

mike.white Michael White (seen her in a Decatur Pride uniform) lost the matchup with Seaman, but went on to hurl All-Car to runner-up in the 1996 ISC World Tournament. He was selected a First-Team All-World pitcher for his 5-2 record in 40 innings, allowing 21 hits, six earned runs, seven walks with 68 strikeouts, and one of the tournaments top ERA’s at 1.47. Photo By BOB OTTO

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