Archive for April, 2015

Bowler of the Year 1953-54

April 29, 2015

Carter repeated as All-Star champion and as Bowler of the Year.  The top vote-getters in the election were–

1.  Don Carter, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . 280

2.  Bill Lillard, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . 209

2.  Buzz Fazio, Detroit . . . . . . . . . .  184

4.  Tony Sparando, New York . . . . .  144

5.  Joe Wilman, Chicago . . . . . . . . .  140

6.  Carmen Salvino, Chicago . . . . . . . 58

7.  Steve Nagy, Cleveland . . . . . . . .   38

8.  Ed Lubanski, Detroit . . . . . . . . . .  32

9.  George Young, Detroit . . . . . . . . .  21

10.  Don McClaren, St. Louis . . . . . . .  15

Joe Meszaros (1957)

April 27, 2015

Meszaros 1957

(1912-1978)

1 ABC championship (1957-D)

 

Connie Schwoegler for Camels (1950)

April 26, 2015

Time Magazine, February 27, 1950: back cover

February 27, 1950—The first bowler to appear on the cover of Time magazine. Too bad it was the back cover!

Steve Geroux (1903)

April 24, 2015

Geroux

(1869-1929)

Chicago Bowling Star

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer—Chicago (1956)

April 22, 2015
(L-R) Joe Bolek, Joe Kristof (capt), Connie Schwoegler, Fred Fikes, Rudy Habetler, Stan Thaden

(L-R) Joe Bolek, Joe Kristof, Connie Schwoegler, Fred Fikes, Rudy Habetler, Stan Thaden

Don Carter Bowling Slacks (1960)

April 20, 2015

Don Carter Bowling Slacks

Figueroa Bowling Center—Los Angeles

April 19, 2015

111--Figueroa Bowling Center

1337 S. Figueroa St.

 

 

State Fair Recreation—Detroit (1953)

April 17, 2015

State Fair Recreation (Detroit)

19600 Woodward Ave.

Now renamed Renaissance Bowling Center.

Bowler of the Year 1952-53

April 15, 2015

After a two-year gap, the All-Star winner was once again chosen as Bowler of the Year.  The top vote-getters in the election were–

1.  Don Carter, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .  597

2.  Buzz Fazio, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480

3.  Frank Santore, New York . . . . . . . .  379

4.  Ed Lubanski, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

5.  Junie McMahon, Fairlawn, NJ . . . . . . 346

6.  Bill Lillard, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

7.  Carmen Salvino, Chicago . . . . . . . . . 293

8.  Joe Wilman, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

9.  Fred Bujack, Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . .  242

10.  Ed Brosius, Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

 

Don McCune (1973)

April 13, 2015

McCune (1973)

(1936- )

USBC Hall of Fame, 2013

#73 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1972-73

All-American, 1972-73

2 ABC championships (1968-CT, 1969-CD)

8 PBA titles