Archive for July, 2015

Larry Laub (1961)

July 31, 2015

 Laub

(1943-  )

Bowling Hall of Fame, 2015

All-American, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1978-79

U.S. Open champion, 1974

12 PBA titles

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Convention Hall Alleys—Washington (1927)

July 29, 2015

Convention Hall Bowling (DC--5th @ K)

475 K Street, NW

Rocky Marciano for Ebonite (1955)

July 27, 2015

(1923-1969)

Undefeated Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 1952-1956

Uptown Bowl—Chicago

July 26, 2015

116--Uptown Bowl

4812 N. Clark St. 

 

Tower Bowl—San Diego (1941)

July 24, 2015

Tower Bowl (San Diego-1941)

628 W. Broadway

Bowler of the Year 1959-60

July 22, 2015

In the closest election yet, World’s Invitational-winner Carter outpointed Masters-winner Golembiewski. This was Carter’s fifth election as Bowler of the Year, extending his record.

1.  Don Carter, St. Louis . . . . . . . .  587

2.  Billy Golembiewski, Detroit . . . .  584

3.  Harry Smith, St. Louis . . . . . . . . 438

4.  Dick Weber, St. Louis . . . . . . . .  429

5.  Ray Bluth, St. Louis . . . . . . . . .   427

6.  Tom Hennessey, St. Louis . . . . .  271

7.  Billy Welu, St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . 194

8.  Paul Kulbaga, Cleveland . . . . . . . 152

9.  Bill Bunetta, Chicago  . . . . . . . . . 120

10.  Andy Rogoznica, Chicago  . . . . . 109

 

 

Joy Abel (1962)

July 20, 2015

Abel, Joy (1962)

(1939–  )

WIBC Hall of Fame, 1984

Bowler of the Year, 1965-66

All-American, 1961-62, 1965-66, 1966-67

All-Star champion, 1965-66

1 WIBC championship (1966-T)

Bowling Headquarters Paperweight (1973)

July 19, 2015

Dedication

The onetime Bowling Headquarters building, located at 5301 South 76th Street in Greendale, is now a Walmart.  I don’t believe the company gave away similar souvenirs at the re-dedication.

Joe Kristof’s Hand Conditioner Spray (1957)

July 17, 2015
Bowling Magazine, January 1957:3.

Bowling Magazine, January 1957:3.

Bronco Bowl—Dallas (1961)

July 15, 2015

Bronco Bowl (Dallas-1961)

2600 Fort Worth Ave.

Home of the Dallas Broncos of the National Bowling League.  For more on the NBL, see my article in this month’s Bowlers Journal International, the third in a four-part series.