Archive for August, 2013

The Bowler’s Club Tournament Trio (1953)

August 30, 2013

The Bowler's Club Tournament Trio (1953)


Count Gengler (1917)

August 26, 2013

The Count


#26 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowlers Journal 1910-1925 Special All-American

Bowling’s Greatest Hustler


Don Carter Bowling Book #2 (1975)

August 25, 2013

Carter Book (1975)

Ned Day (1937)

August 23, 2013

Day, Ned (1938)


ABC Hall of Fame, 1952

#5 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1942-43, 1943-44

All-American, 1937-38, 1940-41, 1941-42, 1943-44, 1947-48

Match Game champion, 1937-1942

All Star champion, 1943-44

Match Game Doubles champion, 1944, 1950-1951

3 ABC championships (1948-AE, 1956-T, 1956-TAE)

Petersen Classic winner, 1943

Bowler’s Pride Grips (1958)

August 21, 2013

Bowler's Pride Grips (1958)

Mike Limongello, aka Mike Lemongello (1967)

August 19, 2013

Limongello, Mike

(1944-  )

U.S. Open champion, 1971

PBA National champion, 1971

5 PBA titles

Don Carter Bowling Book #1 (1957)

August 18, 2013

Carter Book (1957)

World’s Invitational Tournament 1964

August 16, 2013

The eighth World’s Invitational Tournament was held at Globe Bowl in Chicago, November 19-29, 1964. For the first time the event was staged at a commercial bowling center. The field remained 128 men, 64 women. This was the last World’s Invitational Tournament.


Gus Burkhardt (1907)

August 14, 2013

Burkhardt, Gus


Chicago Bowling Star

A Steve Nagy Bibliography

August 12, 2013

Hall-of-Famer Steve Nagy was born 100 years ago tomorrow—August 13, 1913.  Twice voted the Bowler of the Year and four times an All-American, he was ranked #23 among 20th Century bowlers in the Bowlers Journal poll.  His tournament resume includes five ABC championships and the 1954-55 All-Star.  Nagy also rolled the first filmed 300 game, and is still the only bowler featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.  After his 1966 death, the PBA remembered this genuinely-beloved man with an annual Steve Nagy “good guy” award.  


Lewis, Howard J.  The Complete Guide to Better Bowling (Arco, 1956),  pp. 4-29.

White, Gordon S.  Bowling Tips from Brunswick Champions (Fawcett Publications, 1961), pp. 102-107.


Cruchon, Steve.  “Big Steve.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1963:28-34.

__________.  “Detroit Pitches From the Heart . . .”    Bowling, Nov 1966:28, 31.

__________.  “Levine’s Efforts For Nagy.”  Bowling, Jan 1984:6.

__________.  “Nagy and Fazio: Awesome Twosome.”  Bowling, Apr 1963:30,40.

__________.  “Nagy: The Clown Who Cried.”  Bowling Digest, Oct 1983:67-68.

__________.  “Steve Nagy’s Final Year.”  Bowling, Feb 1978:6,41.

Day, Ned.  “National Stars In Action: Steve Nagy.”  Bowling, Mar 1953:20-21.

Franklin, Bill.  “Steve Nagy.”  Bowling, Jul 1949:12-13,22.

Kalman, Victor.  “Sweat and Tears in Chicago.”  Sports Illustrated, Jan 31, 1955:6-9.

__________.  “The All-Star—I.”  Sports Illustrated, Jan 3, 1955:58.

__________.  “The All-Star—II.”  Sports Illustrated, Jan 10, 1955:44.

Levine, Sam.  “Bowling Incorporated.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1952:29-30,96-97.

Luby, Mort.  “Post Mort ‘Ems.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1955:17-18.

__________.  “Steve Nagy—Bowler of the Year.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1952:10-11.

Pezzano, Chuck.  “More Than a Good Sport.”  Bowling Digest, Feb 1992:50.

__________.  “Nagy-Castellano All-Star Match.”  Bowling, Jun 1971:4,57.

Pluckhahn, Bruce.  “Steve Nagy: The Gentle Giant.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1993:212.

Schmidt, J.R.  “A Perfect TV Drama.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1999:95.

__________.  “Steve Nagy Sure Could Put On a Show.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 2008:103.

__________.  “When Steve Nagy Hit the Big Time.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 2011:30.

Schoeman, Byron.  “In the Wake of the All-Star.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1955:11-13.

Schultz, Kay.  “Can They Catch Nagy?”  Bowling, Sep 1960:40.

Sixty, Billy.  “Going Like Sixty.”   Bowlers Journal, Feb 1955:15-16.

“Bowl With Your Brain.” (joint interview)  Bowling, Nov 1959:27, 52.

“Et Cetera.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1965:8.

“Hall of Fame Adds Nagy, Fazio, Easter.”  Bowling, Mar 1963:16-17,31.

“Nagy Shows Progress After Suffering Stroke.”  Bowling, Oct 1965:33

“Stars of Today.”  Bowling, Sep 1953:19.

“Steve Nagy—Bowler of the Year.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1952:10.

“Steve Nagy Elected Bowler of the Year.”  Bowling, Oct 1952:12.

“Steve Nagy Wins All-Star.”  Bowling, Feb 1955:11.

“Weber, Fazio, Nagy Rate Tenpin Salute.”  The Sporting News, Mar 9, 1963:22.

“Writers Elect Nagy Bowler of the Year.”  Bowling, Sep 1955:62.

Quoted.  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1959:29.

Obituary.  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1966:16.

Obituary.  Bowling, Dec 1966:22.

Obituary.  Chicago Tribune, Nov 11, 1966:E1.