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Louis de Breda Handley
Louis  de Breda Handley

Last College:
New York AC

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1976


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1976, Charter Member

Club: New York Athletic Club

College: Unknown

High School: Unknown

Playing Record: 1902 - 1928

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship in 1902, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
  • US Olympic Trials Team (NYAC) 1st 1904
  • US Olympic Team 1904 (gold) St. Louis MO III
  • AAU Sr. National Soft Ball Championship Team
  • AAU Jr. National Soft Ball Championship Team

*Unfortunately we have no other record of Lou's. From the way the Old Timers talked he ranked with the best. Played both Soft Ball and Hard Ball

Coach:

  • New York A.C.

Referee:

  • Head referee for the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp Belgium

Honors:

  • He was largely responsible for introducing the International Game to the U.S.
  • Elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame 1967

Personal:

  • Sportswriter for the New York Herald Tribune, N.Y.C. covering mostly aquatics.
  • Author of Water Polo book 1920. Rare edition in ISHOF R. Max Ritter Library.
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