Rainbo Lanes—Chicago

August 28, 2016

146--Rainbo Lanes

3956 W. Diversey Ave. 



Max Stein (1946)

August 26, 2016

Stein, Max (1946)


1 ABC championship (1937-AE)

Nelson Burton Jr. Stop-Action (1965)

August 24, 2016



Nelson Burton Sr. Stop-Action (1941)

August 22, 2016


1975 ABC Tournament Chevron

August 21, 2016

ABC 1975

Betty Morris (1969)

August 19, 2016


(1948-  )

WIBC Hall of Fame, 1983

#50 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Decade, 1970s

Bowler of the Year, 1974, 1977

All American, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1987-88

U.S. Open champion, 1977

PWBA National Championship winner, 1973

5 WIBC championships (1974-T, 1976-AE, 1979-S, 1979-AE, 1980-S)

17 pro titles

Bowlers Victory Legion Playing Cards (1943)

August 17, 2016

BVL (1943)

Frank Brill (1907)

August 15, 2016

          aka Frank Briell


          ABC Hall of Fame, 1996

          First ABC Singles champion, 1901

          First ABC All Events champion, 1901

          Pitcher, Detroit NL, 1884

A Fine New Bowling Book—“Striking Words”

August 14, 2016

We’ve been blessed with a number of wonderful bowling books during the past couple of years.  First there was Grasso & Hartman’s Historical Dictionary of Bowling.  Then came Manzione’s Pin Action.  Now we have Striking Words, a bowling glossary by Walt McIntosh.Striking Words-a

Time was when every book on bowling had a glossary of bowling terms.  The pages were tacked on in the back and seemed like an afterthought.  I suspect that these glossaries were simply a way to make some puny book a bit longer, and justify whatever selling price the publisher had decided upon.  Often the terms were copied nearly verbatim from some earlier book.

Comparing these glossaries to Striking Words is like comparing a junior-high essay to a doctoral dissertation.  McIntosh has done a tremendous amount of research.  The book checks in at 478 pages with 2400 entries; these range in length from a few words to a few pages.  There is also one of the most detailed bibliographies I’ve encountered.  Topping it off are more than 700 illustrations by Diane B. Hanson.

I highly recommend Striking Words for anyone interested in bowling—or, for that matter, anyone interested in etymology.  Check out the website, http://www.strikingwords.com



O.J. Simpson for Hyde Shoes (1975)

August 12, 2016


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