Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Raquetball
Inducted: 1996
Country: United States
Born: January 22, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri

Awinner of more than 100 international or national racquetball titles and six United States National Championships during his dominating 14-year professional career, Marty Hogan was ranked either number one or two in the world from 1976 to 1990.

Hogan won the U.S. National Championship five consecutive times
from 1978 to 1982 and again in 1986. He was runner-up in 1976, 1977, and from 1983 to 1985. From 1978 to 1981, he reached the finals of 62 consecutive tournaments, winning 56 of them.

The St. Louis-born, San Diegoraised Hogan revolutionized the sport
of racquetball, changing it from a control game into a power game. He is an athlete who, competitors say, was able to jump both horizontally and vertically at the same time, while driving a ball
as fast as 142 miles per hour.

Marty turned pro in 1975 and became racquetball’s first millionaire. In 1989, he captured his final national racquetball title and retired the following year. At the time of his retirement, he was the sport’s all-time leading money winner. National Racquetball Magazine ranks Marty the number one player of all time.

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