AA SOFTBALL PITCHES WINNERS

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.-Los Angeles and Honolulu won the city championships at Advertising Age's Softball World Series, played this month in the Lake Tahoe-Reno resort region.

Los Angeles posted the best winning percentage among cities that entered teams in all three series categories: men's teams, women's teams and co-ed teams. Orange County (Calif.) was runner-up.

Honolulu had the best winning percentage among cities with teams competing in one or two categories. San Francisco was runner-up.

The five-day tournament drew more than 600 participants. Sixty-five ad industry teams from 18 cities, including London, Toronto and Sydney took part. A special guest team from the Major League Baseball Players' Alumni Association-including Tug McGraw, Cesar Cedeno, Bill Lee and Bert Campaneris-also participated.

A team from Los Angeles' Western International Media won the USA Softball agency championship, for the agency team with the best winning record against other agency teams in the tournament.

Winners of other team, region and city championships included Van Wagner Outdoor, Cycle-Sat and Petersen Publishing, all Los Angeles; Frankel & Co., Chicago; and teams representing San Francisco, Orange County, St. Louis, London and Baltimore.

Sponsors of the Ad Age series included USA Softball, Life, Men's Health, Pulse! Magazine, DG Systems and Access Long Distance.

The 1996 Advertising Age Softball World Series will be played Sept. 25-29 in Scottsdale, Ariz. For information, contact Mike Meiches, (310) 574-2800.M

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