GUY ZIMMERMAN, Iowa & California

Inducted 1967

Player: Guy Zimmerman (Iowa) Player: Guy Zimmerman was born in Sac City, Iowa and started pitching horseshoe in 1920 at the age of 12. In 1929, he was third in the Iowa State Tourney, losing to Frank Jackson and Mossman. He was runner-up in the Mid-West at Des Moines in 1934, 3rd in 1937 and 2nd in 1939. Guy won the Iowa State title in 1934, 1936, 1937, 1939 and 1940. Moving to California, he won the Golden State title nine consecutive times, 1942 through 1950 and also in 1954. He finished 5th in the1934 World Tournament, 3rd in 1935, 3rd in 1937 and 2nd in 1939. Pitched the only perfect game in World Tournament history at Milwaukee, Wisc. In 1948, tossing 44 consecutive ringers to defeat Henry Pergal of Crane, Indiana, 50-0; finished in 3rd place with an average of 86% ringers. He won the World Championship in 1954, the only year from 1933 to 1959 that any player other than Ted Allen or Fernando Isais won the coveted crown. A fine exhibition pitcher, he staged many shows of horseshoe pitching accuracy throughout the country. He died in 1960.