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Naty Alvarado

Naty "El Gato" Alvarado (born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico) is a former player of handball. According to the United States Handball Association's hall of fame entry, he is the "[t]he most dominating, winningest handball player" in the history of handball.[1] His style was characterized by an aggressive two-hand offense. "He won his first national championship in 1977 at St. Louis...." [2] He was dominant in the 1980s. He won "63 professional tournaments over a 14-year period."[1][3] A Mexican national, Alvarado entered the United States illegally but was granted U.S. permanent residency under an amnesty program in the 1980s. His son, Naty, Jr., is also a member of the USHA Hall of Fame. [4]

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  1. ^ a b "Naty Alvarado". Ushandball.org. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  2. ^ HOWARD-COOPER, SCOTT (18 June 1988). "AGAINST THE WALL : Alvarado, the Best Handball Player in the World, No Longer an Illegal Alien". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "MEET THE HOUDINI OF HANDBALL". Si.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  4. ^ Cruz, Rene Ray De La. "Continuing the legacy: Naty Alvardo Jr. to join father, brother-in-law in Handball Hall of Fame". Vvdailypress.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018.