John Bruschi, Hall of Famer!!
The words that will follow, is meant to be MY Opinion!! My somewhat, educated Opinion!
On the subject of the Paddleball Hall of Fame, I am very ecstatic that the Paddleball Family Alliance has taken on the enormous task of resurrecting the PHOF, after more then a 40 year draught! With that being said, one should always start from the beginning. And when one talks about paddleball, one should mention one name, and one name only, Howard Hammer!!
He has the distinction of being known as “Mr. Paddleball “!! And rightfully so!
However, if you asked Howie, he would modestly say, he would never have accomplished most of his championship titles without his longtime partner, John Bruschi!!
John was the setup man. He was the player on the team that kept things going, that made the gets, that quietly played his role, together with Howie, to win all their titles!!
On a personal thought, and again, my opinion, I thought John Bruschi should have joined Howie in the HOF.
The founding players are getting up in age, and we need to recognize, and honor them, for their contributions, before it’s too late!! I was asked my opinion on the subject of whom should be enshrined, and although it was appreciated, it fell by the wayside, and was overlooked!!
John Bruschi deserves to be enshrined more then anybody else who played paddleball back in those early days!!
I hope that in the near future, Mr. Bruschi will in fact, be honored with enshrinement in the Paddleball Hall of Fame!!