A Jimmy Smith Bibliography

Jimmy Smith (1885-1948)  was the first great professional bowler.   He toured the country staging exhibitions and giving instruction.  Between 1906 and 1921, he was considered the consensus match-game champion.  He is a charter member of the bowling Hall of Fame.  A list of articles about Smith appears below.


Weiskopf, Herman.  The Perfect Game (Prentice-Hall, 1978), pp.224-225.


Bourke, Kevin.  “The Name No One Will Ever Forget.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S89-S90.

Burton, George.  “The Great Mr. Smith.”  Bowling, Jul 1947:10,14.

Gould, Paul.  “Jimmy Smith.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1948:27,34.

Sayrs, Hank.  “Smith, McCutcheon–The Greatest.”  Bowling, Mar 1978:5.

Schmidt, J.R.  “Clash of the Titans, Part I.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1993:171-172.

__________.  “Jimmy Smith’s Big Challenge.”  Bowlers Journal, Jun 2002:86.

__________.  “No Ordinary Jimmy.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1990:112.

__________.  “Stealing a World Title.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1998:24.

__________.  “Who Was Better—Smith or Marino?”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 2007:55.

Sixty, Billy.  “A Few Remarks Concerning Daddy Smith.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 5, 1927:15.

__________.  “AKA Jimmy Smith.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1976:50-52.

__________.  “Going Like Sixty.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1946:23.

__________.  “The Courier of Bowling Goodwill.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 31, 1927:3.

__________.  “Two Jimmys Bring Colorful Pictures to Mind.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 12, 1933:9.

Smith, Jimmy.  “Jimmy Smith Gives Advice to Beginners.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 15, 1927:15.

“Annual Bowling Tour of Jimmy Smith and Alex Dunbar.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 28, 1915:15.

“Colorado Woman Bowler Claims World’s Title.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 21, 1928:29.

“Hank Marino Gives Friends Chance to Gloat.”  Bowlers Journal, May 4, 1918:5.

“Jimmie Smith in Good Form.”  The Bowler’s Journal (NY), Mar 23, 1912:13.

“Jimmy Smith and John Gengler to Start Tour in October.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 25, 1917:3.

“Jimmy Smith Considered the Best Money Bowler in United States.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 28, 1914:7.

“Jimmy Smith Continues to Shoot Great Pins at Milwaukee.”  Bowlers Journal, Jul 20, 1918:2.

“Jimmy Smith Fund.”  Bowling, May 1947:20.

“Jimmy Smith Now Ready For Extended Tour of 1926-1927.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 28, 1926:1-2.

“Jimmy Smith Picks All-Time All-American Bowling Five.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1935:6.

“Jimmy Smith Testimonial.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1947:41.

“Jimmy Smith Wants Another Chance at Blouin’s Title.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 5, 1924:3.

“Jimmy Smith Wins from Hank Marino by Large Margin.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 13, 1918:2.

“Jimmy Smith Wins Petersen’s Classic With 1720 Total.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 18, 1925:1-2.

“Marino and Smith to Meet in Big Contest.”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 30, 1918:3.

“Sez We!”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1943:9.

“Smith and Dunbar in Chicago.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 23, 1915:4.

“Smith and Gengler Defeating Chicago Pin Men.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 4, 1916:5.

“Smith Defeats Fraenkle for Juvenile Championship of New York City.” The Bowler’s Journal (NY), Nov 29, 1902:20.

“Smith Defeats Voorhies.”  The Bowler’s Journal (NY), Mar 17, 1906:6.

“Smith-Franz Contest Attracts Wide Attention.” The Bowler’s Journal (NY), Jan 30, 1909:1.

“Smith, Sherman, and Mrs. Higgins Win Cleveland Matches.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 10, 1926:1,5.

“Smith Trims Cohn in Big Match.”  Bowlers Journal, July 24, 1915:1,4.

“Smith Wins Big $2,000 Contest.”  The Bowler’s Journal (NY), Mar 20, 1909:4.

“What Jimmy Smith Did on His Tour.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 12, 1914:2.

“What They Think of Jimmy Smith in Spokane, Wash.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 20, 1915:6.

Chicago Post, Nov 18, 1916.

Obituary.  Bowling, May 1948:15.

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