Billy Hardwick (1963)

Hardwick, Billy (1964)


ABC Hall of Fame, 1985

#19 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1963-64, 1968-69

All-American, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70

All Star champion, 1968-69

Tournament of Champions winner, 1965

PBA National Championship winner, 1963

2 ABC championships (1964-CS, 1964-CAE)

18 PBA titles


5 Responses to “Billy Hardwick (1963)”

  1. Mr 800 Says:

    He will be missed!

  2. fats Says:

    He was on his son’s podcast in the months before he passed. It was a very good interview, Billy discussed a variety of things, including his faith, family, and playing professionally with debilitating arthritis for years until he just couldn’t hold a ball any more. It was a very sweet, interesting interview. It’s called the Nerdist podcast and it’s available on iTunes & other outlets.

  3. Steven Norquist Says:

    My favorite bowler of all time! Will miss him.

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      I met Billy Hardwick once, at Mort Luby Jr’s retirement party. Great guy, very funny. He admired my wife’s necklace, talked her into selling it to him, then called his own wife on his cell-phone to tell her about the nice lady who’d let him buy it. I wish I’d met him sooner.

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