Early All-American Teams

This past August, Bowlers Journal International announced its 71st annual All-American teams.  BJI dates its selections from the January 1938 teams chosen by Mort Luby Sr.  But on at least four prior occasions, the magazine published some sort of All-American list.  These are given below.

1926 (Jimmy Smith’s selections: Bowlers Journal, Mar 12, 1927:6)

Jimmy Blouin, Chicago

Frank Kartheiser, Chicago

Sykes Thoma, Chicago

Tom Zavakos, Dayton

Sid Sherman, Toledo

Barney Spinella, New York

Harry Gerloski, Detroit

Dom DeVito, Chicago

Charley Daw, Milwaukee

Hank Marino, Chicago

 

1927 (committee selections: Bowlers Journal, Jan 21, 1928:16-17)

First Team

Jimmy Smith, Milwaukee (captain)

Sykes Thoma, Chicago

Frank Kartheiser, Chicago

Barney Spinella, New York

Hank Marino, Chicago

Second Team

Jess Pritchett, Indianapolis (captain)

Tom Zavakos, Dayton

Charley Daw, Milwaukee

Eddie Krems, Chicago

Billy Knox, Philadelphia

Third Team

Mort Lindsey, Stamford, CT (captain)

Sid Sherman, Toledo

Adolph Carlson, Chicago

Dom DeVito, Chicago

Joe Falcaro, New York

 

1929 (Jimmy Smith’s selections: Bowlers Journal, Jan 18, 1930:12)

Charley Daw, Milwaukee

Hank Marino, Chicago

Joe Scribner, Detroit

Frank Kartheiser, Chicago

Joe Falcaro, New York

 

1931-32 (committee selections: Bowlers Journal, May 15, 1932:2)

FIRST TEAM

Joe Falcaro, New York

Charley Daw, Milwaukee

Hank Marino, Milwaukee

Barney Spinella, New York

Frank Kartheiser, Chicago

SECOND TEAM

Adolph Carlson, Chicago

Andy Varipapa, Brooklyn

Joe Scribner, Detroit

Otto Stein Jr, St. Louis

Joe Bodis, Cleveland

THIRD TEAM

Mort Lindsey, Stamford, CT

Skang Mercurio, Cleveland

Jimmy Smith, Chicago

Eddie Krems, Chicago

Billy Knox, Philadelphia

 

1933-34 (Jimmy Smith’s selections: Bowlers Journal, Feb 1935:6)

Joe Falcaro, New York

Adolph Carlson, Chicago

Eddie Heineman, New York

Joe Bodis, Cleveland

Andy Varipapa, Brooklyn

Otto Stein, St. Louis

 

 

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