Marty Decatur

Marty Decatur Decatur will be remembered as one of the best doubles players ever. His record of eight four-wall titles, six three-wall crowns and four one-wall championships speak to that. “I would rate him as the best player in the…

Paul Haber

Paul Haber USHA Hall of Fame Induction: 1983 It was an accurate ceiling shot that won Haber his national championships. He could drop the ball into the left rear corner from any place on the court, with any stroke: overhand,…

John Sloan

Johnny Sloan In more than two decades of scrutinizing handball’s very best tournament performers there has been no player that personifies the true meaning of the word “pro” than Johnny Sloan. Sloan, just turned a Masters 40, was ushered into…

Oscar Obert

Oscar Obert Elected to the Hall of Fame with Jacobs was another “shoo-in,” Oscar Obert. Oscar won more open USHA national championships than any other player in the history of the game, accumulating 20 crowns. – Four wall: singles, 1962…

Jim Jacobs

Jim Jacobs Jim Jacobs’ admission into the hall of Fame was just a matter of when he would become eligible. The original requirement has set up eligibility for players who no longer competed in open events but was recently amended…

George Brotemarkle

George Brotemarkle George Brotemarkle became the 20th member of the Hall and has the distinction of being the only inductee admitted as both a player and contributor. An outstanding basketball player at UCLA and a consistent singles and doubles champion…

Ken Schneider

Ken Schneider 1921- 2009 Induction: 1965   1950 Four-Wall Singles Champion 1954 Four-Wall Doubles Champion 1955 Four-Wall Doubles Champion Schneider’s tournament career spanned more than 30 years. He won the national singles in 1950, and three straight national doubles with…

Robert Brady

Bob Brady, 1922-1972 Induction: 1965  1953 Four-Wall Singles Champion 1958 Three-Wall Doubles Champion Bob Brady learned handball in Montana, and gained national attention playing out of San Francisco’s Olympic Club. “Bullet Bob” won the 1953 national singles title against Walter…

Gus Lewis

Gus Lewis, 1918-1998 Induction: 1961   1947 Four-Wall Singles Champion 1948 Four-Wall Singles Champion 1949 Four-Wall Doubles Champion 1954 Three-Wall Doubles Champion 1955 Three-Wall Doubles Champion Lewis took advantage of his background as an acrobatic dancer to become a national…

Albert Apuzzi

Albert Apuzzi Induction: 2002* *Albert Apuzzi was inducted into the Handball Hall of Fame in 2002. Not a fan of fanfare and still trying to compete at the Open level, Apuzzi asked to hold off on any formal induction. Though…