Bowler of the Year 1947-48

Varipapa won the All-Star Tournament for the second year in a row.  His election as Bowler of the Year made national news, and not just in the sporting press–here was an athlete being named the top man in his sport at age 57. The leading vote-getters were–

1.  Andy Varipapa, Brooklyn . . . . . . . . . . 406

2.  Joe Wilman, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362

3.  Ned Day, Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . . . .  361

4.  Buddy Bomar, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . 358

5.  Paul Krumske, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

6.  Walter Ward, Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . .  115

7.  Joe Norris, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  110

8.  Russ Gersonde, Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . 97

9.  Walter Johnson, Fremont, OH . . . . . . . . 88

10.  Tony Sparando, New York . . . . . . . . .  84

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