Once upon a time ...

In the O'Rourke playoff game, EIS defeated Gold Seals 6-5. Stan Waz pitched a nine hitter for the win. Rich Magner hurled a three hitter and lost.

Jarvis defeated the Merchants 9-5 to win the Pat Kidney League. George Glover had eleven strikeouts in the win. Glover and Wilbur Pope homered.

So when the city series was set, Jarvis had won the Pat Kidney League, EIS won the O'Rourke League and Kiwanis took the Moose title. Jarvis recieved the first round bye.

EIS defeated Kiwanis 5-2 to move into championship game against Jarvis. Jeff Thaxter winning pitcher for EIS. Phil Gorman pitched for Kiwanis.

Wilbur Pope pitched Jarvis to a 3-2 championship win over EIS at Hubbard Park. Pope hit a three run homer in the first. He needed sixth inning help from George Glover. Jeff Thaxter and Stan Waz pitched for EIS. Joey McCabe had two of the three EIS hits.

District Nine Tournament
The Pat Kidney All Stars opened up play with a stunning 17-0 win over East Hampton at Hubbard Park. George Glover threw a three hitter. Pat Kidney used 12 hits and 13 walked for their victory. Frank Dunn had three hits and Tony Vasiliou, Frank Kielb, and Dennis Teart each had two hits. Rick Kolenda had a two run homer in a ten run third inning. Pat Kidney added five more runs in the fifth. East Hampton had been the District Nine champions in 1959, 1961, and 1962. Manager Andy Seamster of East Hampton was surprised at the strength of the Pat Kidney All Stars.

The Shoreline All Stars defeated the Bernie O'Rourke All Stars 14-2 in Clinton. Jimmy Belmont was the winning pitcher. He struck out ten. Jim Yacko hit a home run for the winners. O'Rourke pitched Rich Magner, Mike Thompson, and Stan Waz. Peter D'Oench had a double for O'Rourke. The five hits for O'Rourke were by D'Oench, Thompson, Joey McCabe, Peter Ptak, and Jack Coates.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
O'Rourke All Stars 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 3
Shoreline All Stars 0 0 8 3 3 x 14 13 2

The Moose All Stars opened up with a 15-4 rout of Durham at Hubbard Park. Skip Cannata went the distance to pick up the win. Cannata had three hits and three RBIs. Brian O'Rourke had three hits and four RBIs. Mike Dwason and Ken Busca each had two hits.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Durham All Stars 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 7 2
Moose All Stars 0 0 0 8 7 x 15 13 1

Pat Kidney used the pitching of Frank Dunn and the power of the long ball to defeat Middlefield 7-6 at Peckham Field. Dunn struck out ten, walked five and surrendered five hits. Pat Kidney hit three home runs. Two from Tony Vasiliou and one from George Glover. Vasiliou, Glover and Henry Poisson each had two hits. One of Poisson's hits was a double.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Middlefield All Stars 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 5 2
Pat Kidney All Stars 2 0 3 0 1 1 7 9 1

In a semifinal game the Shoreline All Stars defeated the Pat Kidney All Stars 11-5 in Clinton behind the 13 strikeout pitching of Jimmy Belmont. Shoreline scored eight runs in the first.two in the second and one in the fourth. Tony Vasiliou had a two run homer in the second and three hits for the game. Rick Kolenda homered in the sixth. George Glover was the Pat Kidney pitcher.

The Portland All Stars bombed their way into the District Nine finals by blasting the Moose All Stars 18-2 at Baroni Field. Portland had 16 hits. They had homeruns by Bill Longo, Dave Agogliatti, and Gerry Kuzina. They had three hits each from Longo Agogliatti, and Kuzina. Tony Sarra and Tom Binesewski each had two hits. Dave Agogliatti was the winning pitcher hurling a three hitter. He had nine strikeouts. Phil Gorman was the losing pitcher. The Moose hits were by Gary Galanto, Skip Cannata, and Mike Filanda.

The Portland All Stars crushed the Shoreline All Stars 17-8 at Baroni Field to capture the 1963 District Nine title. Portland had three home runs. Bill Longo hit two three run homers. Tom Binesewski homered in the first. Longo, N Binesewski, Tony Sarra, and Gerry Kuzina each had three hits. Gerry Kuzina pitched the complete game victory. Shoreline's Jim Malone hit a three run homer in the third to tie the game at 6-6. Jimmy Yacko had three hits and Jimmy Belmont had two.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Portland All Stars 3 3 0 7 4 0 17 15 5
Shoreline All Stars 0 3 3 0 2 0 8 8 2

1963 Moose League All Stars
Managers Bill Gorman and Pete Filanda
Brian O'Rourke, Skip Cannata, Gary Galanto, Mike Filanda, Sal Ciccarello, Tom Enright, Sal Bartolotta, John Larson, Joe LaRosa, Phil Gorman, Mike Dawson, Roger Therrien, Ed Mann, Ken Busca.

1963 Pat Kidney League All Stars
Manager Ray Hennessey.
Frank Dunn, Henry Poisson, Robert Preston, Peter McDonald,Mike Cubeta, Phil O'Brien, Rick Kolenda, George Glover, Frank Kielb, Tony Vasiliou, John Vereen, Dennis Teart, John Laczak, Willie Perry.

1963 O'Rourke League All Stars
Managers Art Hatje and Tom Frayne.
Rich Magner, Pete Daniels, Peter D'Oench, Allen Glidden, Dwight Lane, Mike Thompson, Peter Ptak, Rich Riordan, Jack Coates, Stan Waz, Bernie Heizman, Joey McCabe, Paul Hatje, Tom Hudec

Portland had beaten the Shoreline All Stars 17-8 to capture the district crown at Baroni Field. They left that score up on the scoreboard as they started state tournament play and welcomed their next opponent - The American All Stars from Norwich, the District 11 champions. Norwich had defeated Danielson in eleven innings (3-2), Jewett City (4-0), Putnam (2-1) and Moosup (3-1) to get to this first round state tournament game.

Norwich's Rod Magoon threw a three hitter and struck out 13 while battery mate Gary Schnip had 2 HRs - a grand slam and a two run shot - for 6 RBIs as the Portland All Stars were eliminated by Norwich 17-3 in a game at Hubbard Park. Pete Slosberg also homered for Norwich. Portland's Tony Sarra yielded 2 homers before he was replaced by Bill Longo. Portland had three hits all by Tony Sarra. He had a solo home run in the fourth and a two run clout in the sixth. One of the outfielders on that Norwich team went 2 for 3 that day and went on to become the first webmaster for the Middletown Little League. A rare picture of Ken Brostek in his salad days. Never mind that, check out the '58 Chevy.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Portland All Stars 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 3 3
Norwich Americans 5 8 1 1 2 x 17 11 1

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