ELMER HOHL, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada Inducted 1969
Player: Elmer Hohl gave our sport an international flavor by becoming the first foreigner to win the World Championship. The likable Canadian first won the World Tournament in 1965 and repeated in 1968 with astonishing accomplishment. He broke the qualifying record for 200 shoes with 572 pints and 186 ringers. In tournament play he had 14 games better than 90%, won 35 games without a loss and averaged 88.5%. That set a new World Tournament record, breaking Casey Jones record of 87.5%. He also won World Championships in 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1977. Hohl was Canadian National Champion 17 times. He designed the Elmer Hohl Shoe which is still pitched today. Elmer Hohl passed away September 4, 1987.