Francisco Churruca

Biography

Francisco Maria Churruca Iriondo Azpiazu Alcorta (given birth to c. 1936), also called Patxi, is a Basque previous jai alai participant. A indigenous of Mutriku, Spain, he’s thought to be the game’s biggest player and continues to be known as “the Babe Ruth of jai alai.” He retired in 1983, stating “I knew it had been time to give up when my eye had been quicker than my hip and legs.”

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