Bowler of the Year 1941-42

In 1942 the National Bowling Writers Association established an annual Bowler of the Year award. The award was to be on a seasonal basis, the first one covering the period September  1, 1941–August 31, 1942.  The final results were announced in December.  All-Star Tournament winner Johnny Crimmins polled the most votes, beginning a tradition that the All-Star champ was usually elected Bowler of the Year.  The top ten vote-getters are listed below.

1. Johnny Crimmins, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . 69

2. Joe Wilman, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41

3. Nelson Burton, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . 39

4. Russ Gersonde, Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . 16

5. Tony Sparando, New York . . . . . . . . . .  8

6. George Young, New York . . . . . . . . . . . 7

T7. Walter Ward, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . 5

T7. Ed Winchester, Philadelphia . . . . . . . . 5

9. Joe Norris, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

10. Joe Falcaro, New York . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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