Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Highlights - 1957

New Bedford, IL
Aug. 25-Sept. 2

Order of Finish

Long Beach (CA) Nitehawks
New Bedford (IL) Elites
Tulsa (OK) Q’s Mobil
Dayton (OH) National Cash Register
McClave (CO) Reyher Milling Co.
Dinuba (CA) Condors
Davenport (IA) Powers Tavern
Springfield (MO) Barnes Store
Midland (TX) National Bank
Gary (IN) Local 1014 Chief’s
Geneseo (IL) Seiben’s Hybrids
Bremen (IN) Bremen Café
Arlington (TX) Melvins Jewelers
Providence (RI) State Body
Brownsville (PA) Horton Ford
Toledo (OH)

All American Team – Team – Pos – BA Larry Silvas - Long Beach - 1b .353
Cleo Goyette - Long Beach - 2b .357
Billy Oaks - Tulsa - ss .167
Buddy Powers - Davenport - 3b .333
Bill Hull - Long Beach - of .438 Paul Humeston - Long Beach - of .357
Les Arnold - New Bedford - of .278
Boots Boostrom - New Bedford - of .222
Stan White - Long Beach - c .188
James Kennemer - Tulsa - c .182
Charlie Toppert - New Bedford - c

All-World Pitchers 1st Team – Team – W-L IP H ERA SO BB
Jack Randall-Long Beach 3-0 23 9 0 32 3
Paul Johnson-Dayton 4-2 38 11 2 50 6
Arno Lamb-Tulsa 2-2 34 23 4 44 0
Jim Boender-New Bedford 2-1 22 11 3 32 1

Other Awards
MVP to his team-Kenny Scott, Tulsa (pitcher 3-0 in tournament)
Leading Pitcher-JackRandall, Nitehawks
Leading Hitter- Charlie Toppert New Bedford (.444)
Best Dressed Team-National Cash Register, Dayton
Most Promising Young Player-Jerry Ralfs, Davenport
Team Sportsmanship-Q’s Mobil Service, Tulsa

Tournament Umpire Officials
UIC: W.W. Townsend, Denver (CO)
Other Umpires: Earl Hunsicker, Jim Ryan, Gordon Herman

ISC Executive Committee
President: Ralph Bumpass, Lubbock (TX)
Exec.Sec-Treas: Carrol Forbes, Greeley (CO)
Regional VP’s: Dean Stonier, Kewanee (IL)
Howard Phillips, Natick (MA)
Carl Grieco, Altoona (PA)
Henry Steiner, Rockford (OH)
George Horton,Jr., Gary (IN)
Joe Rodgers, Long Beach (CA)
Rex M. Wilson, El Paso (TX)
Immediate Past Pres: Rex M. Wilson, El Paso (TX)


This was the final International Softball League World Tournament. In 1958 the merger of the ISL and National Softball Congress (NSC) resulted in a new organization, the International Softball Congress (ISC). Midland (TX) pitcher, N.E. Stephens tied an ISL record for a 7-inning game when he struck out 19 batters. In addition, Tom Lampe (Dinuba), Paul Johnson (Dayton) and Dick Pobanz (Geneseo), all pitched no-hitters. Jerry Ralfs (Davenport) hooked up against veteran, Arno Lamb (Tulsa) and came out on the short end of a 1-0 loss to Tulsa.

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