|Cliff Swain | Braintree, Massachusetts
(Professional Athlete, Inducted 2003)
With over 80 pro victories to his credit, Swain is considered by many to be the best racquetball player ever. He dominated the pro circuit throughout the 90's and continues to do so into a new century. In 2002, at the age of 35, he became the first player to win six (6) professional season-ending rankings titles (1990, '93, ‘94, '95, '98, 2002). At the time of his induction, Swain also boasted two U.S. OPEN titles (1997, 2001) and had finished No. 3 at close of the 2003 IRT season. Swain actually could have earned many more tour victories and possibly two more season-ending rankings titles had he not quit racquetball for two years to pursue a tennis career. After his pro tennis detour in the early '90's Swain returned to the racquetball court and promptly took back his No.1 ranking in the first year.