FRED BRUST, Columbus, Ohio

Inducted 1971

Player: Fred Brust of Columbus, Ohio, won the Men’s World Championship in 1919.  Besides his championship, Fred had two third place finishes in World Tournament competition.  He was one of the founding fathers of the NHPA when it was formed and organized in 1921.  He also developed the Ohio pitching shoe and founded the Ohio Horseshoe Company that was one of the top selling tournament shoes for over 70 years.  He ran the Ohio Horseshoe Company until 1950, when he sold the business.  Fred passed away in May 1971 at age 85.