This is J. Edgar Hoover, Inventor of Hooverball, Floor Sucking Devices (today known simply as "vacuums"), and the receding hairline.
It all started back in 1930, early in Hoovie's presidential term. His personal physician started to notice that the president was turning into a bit of a fatty, as the stress of the presidency, founding the FBI, and blackmailing everyone around him began to mount. A suggestion was made that perhaps J. Ed should take up volleyball to keep in shape. "Volleyball! Poppycock!" responded the president adamantly. You see, at the time there were rumors about his sexuality floating about the halls of the White House, and he could not risk being seen on the beach in tight jeans high-fiving other men all greased-up in sun-tan lotion.
This is what is refereed to as an anachronism .... because Ray-Ban Aviators didn't exist in the 30s.
The game was massively popular from 1930-1931, mostly in the grounds surrounding the White House. It resurfaced again in late 2006 when some CrossFit bro stumbled upon it and thought it looked "totes badass."