Bob Brady, 1922-1972
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 Plekan and scored a thrilling come-from-behind AAU title win over Jim Jacobs in 1957.
Brady’s technique was not perfect so far as the stroke was concerned, but his headwork and control of the ball were marvelous. He used the Irish whip with his right hand, and stiff-armed punch shots with his left. Brady, a policeman, was known for his deadly back-wall kill shot ferocious desire to win.