JESSE GONZALES, Los Osos, California

Inducted 2005

Player: Jesse Gonzales was born May 25, 1932, in Betteravia, CA.  Jesse joined the NHPA in 1962.  Jesse may be remembered as the lone flip shoe pitcher in the Men’s Championship Class, a feat he accomplished at 12 World Tournaments.  The first was in 1970 and the last was in 1991.  His highest finish was in 1972 when he placed 7th on an 80.8% average.  Jesse had 163 wins and a career ringer average of 75.32%.  Jesse also won three California Championships.