Dawson Taylor Bowling Book (1960)

January 22, 2017

Taylor Book (1960)

Dave Davis (1963)

January 20, 2017

(1942- )

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1990

#36 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1966-67

All-American, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1974-75, 1975-76

Tournament of Champions winner, 1968, 1975

PBA National Championship winner, 1965, 1967

1 ABC championship (1968-CS)

18 PBA titles

Pat Patterson Stop-Action (1956)

January 18, 2017

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Gold Crown Beer—Chicago (1948)

January 16, 2017

(FRONT)--Art Butler (REAR)--Jack Bishop, Joe Traubenik, Russ Creamer, Bill Hargadon

1981 ABC Tournament Chevron

January 15, 2017

ABC 1981

Fuzzy Shimada for Wrist-O-Mit (1969)

January 13, 2017

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My New Book—“The Bowling Chronicles”

January 11, 2017

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The Bowling Chronicles has just been published.  The book contains a selection of 90 columns and feature articles drawn from those  I’ve written for Bowlers Journal International since 1990.  Available in print or on kindle, it’s 248 pages long, with 36 photos from the BJI archives and my own collection.

The great bowlers are here—Carter, Weber, Varipapa, Ladewig, Welu, Hardwick, Anthony, and the rest.  So are the historic events—Therm Gibson’s big jackpot . . . Ed Lubanski’s TV Double 300 . . . the greatest team match . . . the greatest action match . . . the first national tournament (and it wasn’t the 1901 ABC) . . . Dreamer, bowling’s first feature film (and it wasn’t as bad as some people claim).

Here are the offbeat stories—the bowling ball that went around the world . . . the 300 game that took a week to bowl . . . the bowler who won an ABC championship with a total score of 41 . . . strange bowling inventions . . . strange bowling injuries.

And here are the colorful people—the hustler who passed himself off as a German nobleman . . . the A-List movie star who was a serious bowler . . . the traveling bowling fan who gave away over 11,000 cases of Coca-Cola . . . Johnny Small and his magic ball . . . Johnny King and his magic cigar.

You can order The Bowling Chronicles on Amazon, or direct from McFarland Publishing.

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George Bangart (1904)

January 9, 2017

                 (1871-1962)

                 Chicago Bowling Star

                 Bowled in first 42 ABC Tournaments

Haeuser’s Shellac (1947)

January 8, 2017

Novick Bowling Shoes—Chicago (1941)

January 6, 2017
(L-R)--Laila Gierman, Ruth Hartmann, Margaret Frank, Nell Hartmann, Celia Rosencrans

(L-R)–Laila Gierman, Ruth Hartmann, Margaret Frank, Nell Hartmann, Celia Rosencrans