Hermann Undertakers—St. Louis (1937)

(L-R)--Sam Garofalo, Bob Willis, Fred Toff, Ray Holmes, Buzz Wilson, Cone Hermann

(L-R)–Sam Garofalo, Bob Willis, Fred Taff, Ray Holmes, Buzz Wilson, Cone Hermann

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4 Responses to “Hermann Undertakers—St. Louis (1937)”

  1. Frank Schmitt Says:

    They LOOK like undertakers in those outfits!

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      All-white bowling uniforms were introduced by Joe Norris’s Palace Recreation team of Detroit in 1930. When they first showed up for a big match in those outfits, fans of the other team started yelling “Street cleaners! Street cleaners!”
      –JRS

  2. michael bonus Says:

    Notice the frames were called “innings”

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      “Innings” was interchangeable with “Frames” until the 1940s. Check out the 1908 picture of Billy Lee under FAMOUS BOWLERS. BTW, the team is standing in front of the score sheet for their 3797 series of 1937, the record until the Budweisers shot 3858 in 1958.
      –JRS

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