PAUL FOCHT, Dayton, Ohio

Inducted 1975

Player: Paul Focht of Dayton, Ohio, began his pitching career in 1924, under the tutelage of his father.  During his career he won the Ohio State title 3 times and was runner-up 11 times.  He won the World’s Championship in 1962 with a ringer average of 81.8%.   Paul qualified for the Men’s Championship Class 16 times from 1957–1975, winning 385 games (70.5% of games played) and had a career ringer average of 78.05%.  Eleven times Paul finished in the top ten. He won the 1976 Intermediate Men’s Championship in a three-way play-off averaging 74.9%.  Paul Focht passed away July 3, 2000, at age 89.