Archive for February, 2012

Ernest Fosberg (1902)

February 29, 2012

(1886-1973)

First bowler to roll a sanctioned 300 game (1902)

Buzz Fazio (1960)

February 27, 2012

(1908-1993)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1963

#31 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1957-58

Masters champion, 1955

Match Game Doubles champion, 1951, 1952, 1954

3 ABC championships (1951-TAE, 1958-T, 1958-TAE)

2 PBA titles

George Young Stop-Action (1953)

February 26, 2012

All-Star Tournament 1964-65

February 24, 2012

The twenty-fourth BPAA All-Star Tournament was held at the Philadelphia Convention Hall, January 12-24, 1965, with greatly expanded fields of 432 men and 216 women.  After the qualifying round, the match-play finals of 20 men and 16 women were each split into two divisions, American and National.  Regular match-play continued until the men had rolled 56 games, and the women had rolled 44 games.  In the TV rolloffs, the bowlers in corresponding positions of the separate divisions bowled three-game matches to determine the final, overall standings.  The All-Star winners were recognized as the national match-game champions.

Cinderella Recreation (Ego’s Pent-a-Bowl)

February 22, 2012

Cinderella Recreation         (Ego's Pent-a-Bowl)

5612 W. Madison St.

Steve Nagy (1954)

February 20, 2012

(1913-1966)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1963

#23 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1951-52, 1954-55

All-American, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1957-58

All-Star champion, 1954-55

5 ABC championships (1952-D, 1952-AE, 1952-TAE, 1958-T, 1958-TAE)

Ace Bowling Balls (1958)

February 19, 2012

Boulevard Lanes—Philadelphia (1961)

February 17, 2012

(L-R)--Jack Vogel, Harold Zimmerman, John Till, Jack Winters, Dan Spada

A St. Valentine’s Day Bowling Story

February 14, 2012

My Chicago History blog for today features a story on how bowling is linked to the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. There’s a short video clip of Boris Karloff bowling (from the original “Scarface”), and also the audio of my latest interview on Chicago radio station WBEZ. Click on the link below to access:

http://www.wbez.org/blog/john-r-schmidt/2012-02-14/different-st-valentines-day-story-96117

Eddie Kawolics (1949)

February 13, 2012

(1907-1976)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1968

All-American, 1946-47

2 ABC championship (1963-T, 1964-TAE)