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Discussion: Speaking of Stan Harvey and his legend

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Jan. 7, 2012
GQ
16 posts
Speaking of Stan Harvey and his legend
Let's all take a trip down memory lane. Just SOME of the more noteable teams I've had the great pleasure of playing with during my 44 years of softball include: Chico's Pizza/Spokane (Ankenys); Heidelberg/Longview; Prairie Tavern/Vancouver; Shawn Montee Timber Company/Coeur d'Alene; Blaine County Title/Boise (BCT); and now, Northwest Merchants 60+ AAA.
Jan. 7, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Maybe it is a local/regional thing, but after nearly 50 years of following and/or playing the game I have never heard of any of these "notable teams". Where are they notable at? I take it just Canada.
Jan. 7, 2012
GQ
16 posts
I'll be more than happy to clarify. Chico's Pizza/Ankeny's, of Spokane, WA, played Howards Furniture in the mid 70's at the ASA Men's Open Slo Pitch "National Championships", held in Lorain, OH. I believe our team lost to them in the preliminary rounds by a 38-33 score, and, since they were considered the "Gold Standard" of softball, were proud to have been able to just play on the same field. Shawn Montee, of Coeur d'Alene, ID, won the SSUSA, 50+, "Triple Crown" in 2008. BCT, Boise, ID, repeated that same feat, at the 60+ level, in 2009. Though the mention of Stan Harvey's passing certainly saddened many of us in the world of Senior Softball, the positive memories left by both he and his team mates will certainly help fill the gap.
Jan. 7, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Is the Worlds you are referring to the one in 1975 in Parma, where Pyramid Cafe beat Poindexter in the finals at something like 3am?
Jan. 7, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
As we have to read your diatribes ad nauseam, I thought You might enjoy some repetition of thought.

. Most of those who engage Gary 19 in pig wrestling may be missing the point. Gary's posts are a cry for attention from an underachiever who lives in a fantasy softball world in which he is of some significance. For some, negative attention is better than no attention.
He is a self admitted hypocrite who uses the same high performance bats that the real senior tournament players use. His continual "special bat" reference is simply a term he uses to get under player's skins. If the bats weren't of the type that 95% of real senior ball players use, they would be special. It's just his insult.
When he can't turn a discussion into a PWM about bats, he will use a sarcastic, negative or otherwise insulting remark to vomit on the thread. This is to elicit a response that he feels gives him legitimacy on this board. When he can't make a legitimate argument, he resorts to putting words in other's mouths.
Gary isn't familiar with the experience of camaraderie, fellowship, and athletic excitement that the rest of us enjoy. So he cowardly sits at his keyboard questioning the manhood, intelligence and motivation for playing of the thousands of players who he doesn't know or know anything about. I'm sure that if could muster the testicular fortitude to play and find a team that would have him, he would learn much from the players he insults on a daily basis.

Jan. 7, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
So I guess hombre is really Dr. Phil.
Jan. 8, 2012
hitman
Men's 65
301 posts
Gary19
Try just staying off the post if you are not just on it to log another post.
We are tired of your continual vomiting just to hear yourself.
Just look at you post number and look on just about every post you appear and say nothing constructive, JUST SAY GOODBYE & MAKE A BUNCH OF US HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan. 8, 2012
tg69
307 posts
AMEN
Jan. 8, 2012
Stretch14
Men's 50
185 posts
Is that you Quigg? GQ?
Jan. 8, 2012
GQ
16 posts
Yes it is. To whom am I speaking.
Jan. 8, 2012
GQ
16 posts
Pat, I momentarilly forgot who always wore #14, and who could stride half-way to the pitcher's mound from 1st Base before catching a ball from Rich Glover or Billie Edwards. I still wish to this day that I'd been able to join you for the Nationals in Ohio. All these years later, you're still the best Team Manager I ever had the honor to play for. Your years with Dan Smith, Reno, arguably one of the best Men's softball teams the country has ever produced, at any level, certainly proved that to be true.
Jan. 9, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
I saw where the post was about Stan Harvey. If you did get a chance to play against the man then you were lucky. The man was the man and he carried himself like no other. Talk softly but carried a big stick. The time Pyramid beat Poindexter in 1975 was in Cleveland at Brookside Park. In 1977 the ASA was held in Parma, where Nelson's beat Ken Sanders twice, and in 1973 the ASA was held at two different ball parks. One was Brookside Park in Cleveland and the other field was Kennedy Field in Brook Park, Ohio. GQ that must of been one heck of a game. Hope eveyone is doing well on the senior circuit.
Gorilla Boy
Jan. 9, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
I moved to Soddy Daisy, tn. in 2006. Anytime slow pitch softball is discussed, so is Pinch Harvey. I have yet to meet anyone who considered him any other than the best softball player this region ever produced. They speak just as highly of him as a man. When I first read this post I didn't realize that Stan Harvey and Pinch Harvey were one of the same. I wish that I would have had the opportunity to meet him.

Mike, are you going to be at the CST this year? I'm one of the many who are returning to the Combat. It would be good to see you and you might sell some bats.
Jan. 9, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
186 posts
Hey Jim, I am going to try and make it this year. It is always a good time going to that event. Curt and his familky really know how to show you a good time. Hopefully I can make it and sell some bats.

Yes Stan Harvey was in a class all by himself. He had the sweetest swing. I don't believe I ever saw him hit a bad pitch. Very consistent hitter in all types of conditions. Unbelievable power. He still holds the record for most home runs in an ASA Men's Major National Tournament with 23 in 1978 in Sacremento, California.
Gorilla Boy
Jan. 9, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2647 posts
I'll see you both at CST!
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