A Joe Norris Bibliography

No bowler had as long a career at the top as Joe Norris (1908-2001).  He rolled his first perfect game when he was 18—at the time, he was considered the youngest bowler to shoot a 300.  He bowled his last perfect game when he was 86—and became the oldest bowler to accomplish the fete.  In between he had a Hall-of-Fame career.  A selection of Norris articles follows.

Bradford, Doug.  “Boy Wonder Still Weighty at Eighty.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S62-S63.

Cruchon, Steve.  “Detroiters Say Goodbye to Joe Norris.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1946:39,59.

__________.  “Joe Norris, and How He Does It.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1946:9,20,26.

__________.  “Norris Leaves Stroh’s For Chicago Post.”  Bowling, Dec 1946:11,35.

__________.  “Norris-Varipapa vs. Burton-Day.”  Bowling, Oct 1971:4,31.

__________.  “The Unforgettable Joe Norris.”  Bowling, Sep 1963:27-29, 74-75.

Gates, Don.  “Tenpins’ Clone Arranger.”  Bowlers Journal, Jul 1999:36.

Herbst, Dan.  “Just Color Him an Extraordinary Joe.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1990:74-77.

Johnson, Bob.  “From the Pits to the Penthouse.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1985:64-67.

__________.  “Match-Up for the Ages.”  Bowlers Journal, May 2000:46-49.

Kouros, Tom.  “A Tribute to a Guy Named Joe.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1992:34.

Lidz, Franz.  “The Boy Wonder vs. The Masked Marvel.”  Bowling Digest, Aug 1985:44-45.

Luby, Mort Jr.  “Joe: He Was Never Dull.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1963:16-24.

Norris, Joe, att Steve James.  “The ‘Good Old Days’ with Joe Norris.” Bowling, Mar. 1979:6,19

Norris, Joe, with Dan Herbst.  “Bowling Tailor-Made for Seniors If Proper Adjustments Are Followed.”  Bowling, May 1990:40.

Pezzano, Chuck.  “Speed—An Ally or Killer.”  Bowling, Oct 1978:42.

Pluckhahn, Bruce.  “Fun-Loving Joe Norris.”  Bowling, Mar 1972:4,36.

__________.  “Not You Average Joe.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1992:57-60.

Schmidt, J.R.  “A Man of Forever.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 2001:28.

__________.  “No Joe at the ABC?”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 2000:107.

Schneider, Jerry.  “Norris Makes Tournament History, and Does It in Grand Style.”  Bowling,   May 1986:8-9.

Smith, John L.  “The Real Joe Norris.”  Bowling, Jun 1952:8-9,18.

Snyder, Don.  “Give This Man a Hand.”  Bowling, Mar 1992:20-25.

Tuerk, Fred.  “Joe Norris Seeks 5th K of C Title.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1935:12.

Vint, Bob.  “From The Editor.”  Bowling, Mar 1992:6.

__________.  “‘I Told You So.'”  Bowling, Mar 1995:50-52.

__________.  “71 and Counting.”  Bowling, May 2000:16-23.

Zanger, Jack.  “Bowling is Eveybody’s Sport.”  Sport, Apr 1955:36-41.

“A Man For the Ages.” (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1996:36-44.

“Catholic Weekly Pays Tribute to Joe Norris.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1952:18.

“Columbian Tour Offered Joe Norris Chance to Spread His Magic.”  Bowling, Apr 1978:16.

“Honor Joe Norris.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1947:43.

“Joe Norris.” (mini-bio)  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1984:18.

“Joe Norris.” (mini-bio)  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1992:33.

“Leading Pin Star of the Day.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1, 1930:1,5.

“No Sanction: Joe Norris Plans to Bowl Another 300.”  Bowling, Nov 1994:52.

“Norris, Weber to Bowl as Doubles Partners.”  Bowling, Nov 1999:49.

“Prime Time Players.” (joint interview)  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1999:42-46,50-57.

“The Joe Norris Legacy.”  Bowling: ABC Members Only Edition 1995:15.

“The Joker Is Wild.” (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1978:35-39.

“The Twentieth Century According to Joe Norris.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1999:48-49.

“This Is the Way I Do It.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1947:17,34.

“300 Hail Norris at Testimonial Dinner.”  Bowling, Mar 1963:29.

Quoted.  Bowling, Aug 1949:14.

__________. Bowling, Sep 1949:17.

__________. Bowling, Oct 1949:29.

__________. Bowling, Nov 1949:18.

__________. Bowling, Dec 1949:31.

__________. Bowling, Jan 1950:31.

__________. Bowling, Feb 1950:36.

Obituary. Bowlers Journal, Mar 2001:74-77.

Obituary. Bowling, May 2001:4.

Obituary. Bowling Digest, Jun 2001:38-39.

Obituary. Bowling News, Feb 20, 2001:1.

Obituary. New York Times, Feb 21, 2001:5.

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