ISC World Tournament 2008 – Kimberly, WI

And while we’re talking about the ISC World Tournament, here is the logo for this year’s tournament, slated for Kimberly, Wisconsin. Click it for more information on the event. I’ll be heading back to Wisconsin to help with the ISC II broadcasts this year, which will be held just down the road in Appleton, Wisconsin, and looking forward to seeing Kimberly for the first time in nineteen years, when I went back as a member of the 1989 Vista Rangers team, the predecessor team to the Vista Bombers Version 3.0 that formed the next year.

As noted on the Kimberly Recreation Association (KRA) website, this will be a record setting 11th time they have hosted the event:

1972 – 1975 – 1978 – 1982 – 1985 – 1989 – 1993 – 1996 – 1998 – 2003 – 2008

I recall reading about the 1975 World Tournament, won by the legendary Long Beach Nitehawks, for their record 10th ISC World title. The ‘Hawks defeated the Southern Truck Raiders of Sun City, Arizona in the title game that year. Bob Todd of the Nitehawks was named the Outstanding pitcher that year, with a 5-0 record and 0.60 ERA, while teammate Jerry Flory nabbed the Most Valuable Player award.

More on the 1975 World Tournament below the jump for those interested.

Order of Finish

Long Beach (CA) Nighthawks
Sun City (AZ) Southern Truck Raiders
Ft. Worth (TX) Tarrant Glass Co.
San Bernardino (CA) Manny’s
Kingman (AZ) Turquoise Kings
Lakewood (CA) Jets
Salt Lake City (UT) F.M.A. Valley Bank
Green Bay (WI) Golfland
Lakewood (CO) Knights
Denver (CO) Blues
Tulsa (OK) Firebirds
Summerset (PA) Jay’s Carpets
Prescott (AZ) Hay’s Roofing
Fresno (CA) RKT
Lamar (CO) A’s
Oshkosh (WI) Tommy’s
Dubuque (IA) Whalens
Little Chute (WI) Jack’s
Ft. Wayne (IN) Ft. Wayne Remodeling
Green Bay (WI) The Bar
Las Vegas (NV) Cowboys
Rock Island (IL) Mosenfelder
Bakersfield (CA) Martins Market
Joliet (IL) Kristich Sports
Logan (WV) Gene’s IGA
Cache (OK) All Indians

All-World 1st Team – Team – Pos – BA

Vic Munoz – San Bernardino C .467
Butch Chambers – Sun City C .208
Joe Siefried – Lakewood IF .462
Tim Denson – Ft. Worth IF .417
Manny Ortega – San Bernardino IF .412
Jerry Flory – Long Beach IF .350
Randy White – Sun City IF .290
Frank DeBois – Englewood OF .647
Nick Whittaker – Tulsa OF .467
Jack Johnson – Long Beach OF .286
Denny Stilwell – Sun City OF .250

All-World Pitchers 1st Team – Team – W-L ERA SO BB

Gil Aragon – Sun City 4-2 1.10 24 7
Sam Beaver – Ft. Worth 3-1 0.00 37 2
Bob Todd – Long Beach 5-0 0.60 34 1

Other Awards
Most Valuable Player – Jerry Flory, Long Beach CA
Most Outstanding Pitcher – Bob Todd, Long Beach CA
Leading Hitter – Frank DeBois, Lakewood CO (.647)
Most Runs Batted In – Denny Stilwell, Sun City AZ (6)
Team Sportsmanship – Ft. Worth (TX) Tarrant Glass Co.
Best Dressed Team – Salt Lake City (UT) F.M.A. Valley Bank

Bob Walsh, PA; Haynes, TX; Sullivan, WI; Radcliff, CA, Krone, IL; Wettering, Green Bay WI

ISC Executive Committee
President: Dale Van Houten, Columbia City IN
Exec. Director: Carrol Forbes, Greeley CO
Treasurer: Frank Porth, El Paso TX
Regional VP’s: Les Dietzen, North Central VP
Larry Tennant, Eastern VP
Karl Nielson, Western VP
Royce Heath, South Central VP
Immediate Past Pres: Carl Wilson, Tulsa OK

You can expect lots more information here at on the 2008 ISC World Tournament and ISC II Tournament of Champions as August approaches.

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