Once upon a time ...

The Merchants of the Pat Kidney League drew the bye while the Moose champs Kiwanis battled O'Rourke champion Gold Seals.

In the opening game Kiwanis defeated the Gold Seals 5-1 at Hubbard Park. Mike Petruzello led Kiwanis with two home runs and was the winning pitcher striking out 12. Jim Crowell homered and doubled. Lamont Moody pitched for Gold seals and struck out 11.

The Merchants defeated the Kiwanis 3-2 at Hubbard Park to claim the city title. Billy Brown was winning pitcher. He pitched a four hitter and struck out eight. Brian O'Rourke hurled a three hitter for Kiwanis. Don McCutcheon had two hits for the Merchants.

District Nine Tournament
Late July proved to be rainy.

Moose opened up play with a 7-2 win over Portland at Baroni Field. Mike Petruzzello was the winning pitcher in a game called after five because of rain. He gave up five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jim Crowell had three hits including a two run homer. Moose had two hits each from Paul Fazzino, Mike Petruzzello and Joe Signorelli.

Moose next played in Madison against the Shoreline All Stars. Shoreline scored a 7-2 win. Paul Fazzino and Gerry Nellis pitched for Moose. The Moose highlight was a two run homer from Jim Crowell in the bottom of the fourth. The game was called in the top of the fifth because of rain with Shoreline ahead 10-2.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Shoreline All Stars 3 0 1 3 x x 7 6 0
Moose All Stars 0 0 0 2 x x 2 5 7

It took Pat Kidney two days to record their first victory. over Guilford 2-0 in Gmilford. On Saturday, Pat Kidney scored two in the top of the sixth when the rains put a halt to the game. It was resumed Sunday and Pat Kidney held on for the win. Billy Brown picked up the win, pitching a five hitter with no walks and five strikeouts.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Pat Kidney All Stars 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0
Guilford All Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4

In their next game Pat Kidney defeated Bernie O'Rourke 14-4 in a game at Hubbard Park. It took two days to play the game. After two and a half innings Pat Kidney led 9-2 when the rain halted the game. It was resumed the next day. Pat Kidney continued to hit. Larry Davis was the winning pitcher striking out eleven walking one. Don McCutcheon,Dave Razcka, and Larry Davis each had three hits for PK. O'Rourke had three players with two hits each Sal D'Amico,Frank Kalinowski, and Lamont Moody. Moody had a two run homer.

The Pat Kidney All Stars defeated Durham 12-9 in seven innings in Durham. Pat Kidney was paced by two hits each from Billy Brown, Don McCutcheon, and Paul DiNatale. Brown homered in the fifth. Dave Raczka picked up the win in relief of Billy Brown. Durham had two home runs. Ted Parizoi had a three run shot in the first. Dennis Beaulieu had a game tying two run homer in the sixth.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Pat Kidney All Stars 5 3 0 0 1 3 12 11 3
Durham All Stars 3 3 0 1 2 0 9 12 4

Roger McKinney's four innings of strong relief pitching carried East Hampton to a 6-3 victory over Pat Kidney to capture the 1962 District Niner title at Hubbard Park. McKinney in an earlier All Star game had a 17 strikeout performance in a 1-0 victory over CDE. East Hampton scored five unearned runs in the third inning to give them all the runs they needed. Norm Anderson had three hits and Billy Johnson two for East Hampton. Pat Kidney had two hits each from Larry Davis and Dave Raczka. Larry Davis pitched the complete game for Pat Kidney. He gave up nine hits, walked one, and fanned nine.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
East Hampton All Stars 0 0 5 0 1 0 6 4 2
Pat Kidney All Stars 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 5

The Waterford South All Stars defeated the East Hampton All Stars 8-2 in a state game at Mitchell Field, New London. Wayne LeClair was the winning pitcher with 12 strikeouts. Steve Kissinger and Norm Anderson each had two hits for East Hampton.

1962 Moose League All Stars
Manager Frank Seidl.
Bernie Wolak, John Bozzi, Cliff Carbo, Frank Marino, Gary Galanto, Nate Simmons, Gerald Nellis, Paul Fazzino, Jim Crowell, Craig lundell, Peter Filanda, Leo Bresnahan, Mike Petruzzello, Joey Signorelli.

1962 Pat Kidney League All Stars - District Runner-Up
Manager Bob Connelly.
Larry Alderson, Don McCutcheon, William Vereen, Billy Brown, Anthony Vasiliou, Save Raczka, Martin McArthur, Larry Davis, William Kilmartin, Harry Johnson, Jim Green, Frank Dunn, Paul DiNatale, Peter McDonald.

1962 O'Rourke League All Stars
Warren Heidenis Manager.
Danny Maloney, Jerry D'Amato, Lamont Moody, Joe Siscavage, Dick Magner, Peter D'Oench, Sal D'Amico, Stan Waz, Joey McCabe, Harris Itkin, Mike Aresco, Tommy Frayne, Lew Daniels, Frank Kalinowski

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