Kelly’s Bowl—Honolulu

July 21, 2019

600 Puuloa Rd.


Schade’s Academy—Albany (1964)

July 18, 2019

170 Ontario St.

Site of the first PBA tournament (1959)

Fred Smith (1921)

July 16, 2019


1 ABC championship (1921-S)

Stevenson Bowl

July 14, 2019

Stevenson Bowl

757 E. 79th St.

Italian Swiss Colony Wine—San Francisco (1957)

July 11, 2019

(L-R)–Pete Stemac, Dick Agee, Rex Golobic, Steve Stephenson, Ken Neaumann

A Buzz Fazio Bibliography

July 9, 2019

Basil “Buzz” Fazio (1908-1993) made his mark in a variety of bowling formats.  He was captain of both BPAA Team Match Game champions (Stroh’s Beer, 1952-55) and ABC Team champions (Falstaff Beer, 1958).  He paired with Tony Lindemann to capture the BPAA Doubles title three times (1951, 1952, 1954).  In singles competition Fazio won the 1955 Masters, as well as two PBA tournaments. On TV bowling shows, he was the first person to roll an 800 series.  A  five-time All American, he was elected to the Bowling Hall of Fame in 1963, and ranked #31 among 20th Century bowlers in the 1999 BJI poll. And besides all that, he was fun to watch!


Fazio, Buzz. Bowling To Win.  (Grosset & Dunlap, 1955).

Graham, Frank Jr.  Bowling Secrets From the Stars (MacFadden-Bartell, 1962), pp. 132-133.

Grasso, John, and Eric F. Hartman. Historical Dictionary of Bowling (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), pp. 119-121.

Lewis, Howard J.  The Complete Guide to Better Bowling (Arco, 1956), pp. 30-39.

Schmidt, J.R.  “The Buzzer” in The Bowling Chronicles.  (McFarland, 2017), pp. 147-150.

White, Gordon S.  Bowling Tips from Brunswick Champions (Fawcett, 1961), pp. 42-47.


Cruchon, Steve. “A Block Off the Old Chip?” Bowling, Jan 1960:23,46.

__________. “Bowling’s Indomitable Grandfather.” Bowlers Journal, Feb 1964:12-19.

__________. “Buzz and the All-Star.” Bowling, Jun 1973:4.

__________. “Buzz Fazio.” Bowling, Apr 1951:16-17,35.

__________. “Buzz Fazio’s Rough Ride.” Bowling Digest, Oct 1984:40-43.

__________. “Have Bowling Ball, Will Travel.” Bowling, Jul 1957:15,30.

Day, Ned. “National Stars In Action: Buzz Fazio.” Bowling, Jul 1953:16-17.

Fitzgerald, Jim. “A Golden Oldie.” Bowling Digest, Oct 1989:40.

Kalman, Victor. “Bowling” Sports Illustrated, May 30, 1955:51.

Pezzano, Chuck. “Injured Fazio Itching to Return.” The Sporting News, Sep 28, 1974:55.

Pluckhahn, Bruce. “Buzz Fazio Decides Future Lies Elsewhere.” Bowling, May 1957:10-11.

__________. “The Buzzer Sounds.” Bowlers Journal, Apr 1993:95.

Schmidt, J.R. “The Friendly Fire of Fazio.” Bowlers Journal, May 2006:20.

Squires, Diane M. “Buzzer Always Was a Battler; Still Is.” Bowlers Journal, Dec 1991:49-50.

Trester, Ken. “Winner Weeps, Loser Smiles.” Bowling, Jun 1968:18-19,29.

Wade, Harless. “Nagy and Fazio: Awesome Twosome.” Bowling, Apr 1963:31,41,45.

Walter, John. “Buzzer’s Travels.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 1953:7,22.

__________. “Fazio of the Stroh’s.” Bowlers Journal, Jan 1956:11, 16.

“Both Sides Now.” (joint interview) Bowlers Journal, Jan 1979:52-61.

“Bowl With Your Brain.” (joint interview) Bowling, Nov 1959:27,52.

“Buzz Fazio Captures Skovie Individual with 1315 Tally.” Bowlers Journal, Jan 1953:27.

“Buzz Fazio Wins 15th George Vallos Singles.” Bowlers Journal, Aug 1955:16.

“Fazio, Hale Triumph at Outset of Winter Tour.” Bowling, Feb 1965:43.

“Fazio Joins Brunswick Advisory Staff.” Bowlers Journal, Aug 1955:14.

“Fazio Wins Fifth Masters.” Bowling, Jun 1955:11-13.

“Fifth Masters Title Won by Fazio.” Bowlers Journal, Jul 1955:13.

“Two-Ball Carrier, An Idea Before Its Time.” Bowling, Sep 1994:74.

“Weber, Fazio, Nagy Rate Tenpin Salute.” The Sporting News, Mar 9, 1963:22.

Obituary. Bowlers Journal, Apr 1993:95.

Obituary. Bowling, May 1993:58.


Dick Weber for Shaklee (1978)

July 7, 2019

Hank Marino (1941)

July 4, 2019

Marino, Hank (1941)


Bowling Hall of Fame, 1941 (charter member)

#4 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Half-Century, 1901-1950

Bowlers Journal Bowler of the Decade, 1930s

Bowlers Journal 1925-1936 Special All-American

All-American, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1931-32, 1939-40

Match Game champion, 1934-1937

1 ABC championship (1916-D)

Petersen Classic winner, 1925


Ed Bourdase—R.I.P.

July 2, 2019


1 ABC championship (CT-1961)

3 PBA titles

Lou’s Cave—Detroit

June 30, 2019

4871 Mount Elliott St.