Handball

Gordy Pfeifer

A three-sport letter winner at the University of Puget Sound in baseball, basketball, and golf, Gordy Pfeifer decided to take up the game of handball at the age of 27 “for no other reason than off-season exercise.”

Three years later, he found himself at the 1969 national Handball Championships and in 1973, he played in the first professional match on the newly-formed pro tour at the St. Paul A.C. in Minnesota. His extensive career in handball has resulted in winning 16 major world, professional, and national handball championships titles and more than 200 regional titles.

Other accomplishments in his athletic career include selection to the World All-Star Slowpitch Softball Team in 1968, the first slowpitch player to be inducted into the Pacific Northwest Regional Softball Hall of Fame in 1984, induction into the University of Puget Sound’s “Athletic Hall of Fame” in 1990, the first slowpitch player to be inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Baseball-Softball Oldtimers Hall of Fame in 1993, and induction into the State of Washington Sport Hall of Fame in 1994.