BRIAN SIMMONS, Coventry, Rhode Island

Inducted 2003

Player: Brian Simmons first pitched in the World Tournament as a Junior in 1974 and won Class C with a 67.2%. By 1976 he was in the Boy's Championship Class and average 79.0% but came in 4th, but he was the only player to give the champion Jeff Williams a loss. His appearances in the Men's Championship Class began in 1992. His first Men's World Championship came in 2000 as he stopped Alan Francis at five consecutive titles. In 2002, Brian averaged 87,56% but ended up in 2nd place. He won the championship again in 2002, winning his last two games while missing only 12 ringers out of 176 shoes.