Archive for July, 2016

Marzano’s Miami Bowl Ashtray

July 31, 2016

Miami Bowl

A Dick Weber Bibliography

July 29, 2016

Dick Weber (1929-2005) may have been the greatest bowler in history.  He is certainly among the top three or four.  Weber won 26 PBA titles, and 4 All-Star tournaments in 5 years.  Bowlers Journal named him a first team All-American ten times.  He was also a three-time Bowler-of-the-Year.  A favorite with the fans, he was often called “Bowling’s Greatest Ambassador.”  


Evans, Dick.  “Dick Weber” in 50 Greatest Players in PBA History (Luby Publishing, 2009), pp. 36-39.

Graham, Frank Jr.  Bowling Secrets of the Stars (MacFadden-Bartell, 1962), pp. 23-35.

Weber, Dick.  The Champion’s Guide to Bowling (Fleet, 1957).

Weber, Dick  & Roland Alexander.  Weber on Bowling (Prentice-Hall, 1981).

Weiskopf, Herman.  The Perfect Game (Prentice-Hall, 1978), pp. 226-229.


Archibald, John J.  “Dick Weber Still Has the Winning Touch.”  Bowling Digest, Feb 1984:22-27.

__________.  “Glove Man.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1957:40-41.

__________.  “Half Million Dollar Man.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1976:62-67.

__________.  “I’ll Kill That Kid!”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1977:11-12.

__________.  “Mission in Moscow.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1973:42-45.

__________.  “Two Dick Webers to Deal With.”  Bowling, Mar 1969:37.

__________.  “Weber Glimmers in the Gateway City.”  Bowling Digest, Aug 1999:10-11.

__________.  “Wondrous Year For Weber.”  Bowling, Sep 1969:24-25,68.

Bradford, Doug.  “Weber’s Oversized Ball.”  Bowling, Nov 1981:5.

Denny, Dick. “A Touch Like Ted’s.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1961:17-20.

__________.  “Not Worried, Just Concerned.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1964:11-14.

__________.  “The Charmed Life.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1993:208-209.

__________.  “The Odd Couple.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1981:54-58.

Evans, Dick. “A New Fire on The Lanes.”  Bowling Digest, Dec 1992:45-47.

__________.  “Heavenly Re-Rack.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1986:78.

__________.  “This Legend Is a Fountain of Youth.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S43-S44.

Herbst, Dan.  “Cosby and Weber: Co-Stars.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1997:97.

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

Lichstein, Larry.  “The Splendid Splinter.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1977:34.

Omura, Yoshikazu.  “The ‘King’ Returns.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1989:80.

Pezzano, Chuck.  “Durable Dick Weber.”  The Sporting News, Jun 1, 1974:54.

__________.  “Instinct Important For Bowlers.”  Bowling, Mar 1973:44.

__________.  “Peers Pick Weber as All-Time Champion.”  The Sporting News, Oct 7, 1978:55.

__________.  “Take It From the Pros.”  Bowling, Jan 1971:42.

__________.  “Weber: The Champion’s Champion.”  Bowling, Nov 1983:54.

Pluckhahn, Bruce.  “Weber’s Home Is Hall of Fame.”  Bowling Digest, Feb 1999:8-10.

Schmidt, J.R.  “Little Big Man.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 2005:67.

Taylor, Joan.  “Like Father, Unlike Son.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1982:82-86.

Vint, Bill.  “A ‘Bum’ No More.”  Bowling, May 1992:20-22.

Weber, Dick, att Bruce Pluckhahn.  “My First Ball on TV—a Gutter Ball.”  Bowling, May 1976:6.

Weber, Dick, att Jerry Levine.  “Weber’s Errant Toss Most Memorable.”  Bowling, Feb 1988:6.

Wilson, Frank.  “Hoosier Hot Shot.”  Bowling, Apr 1953:16.

“A New Course, Of Course.”  (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1983:53-67

“An ‘Old Dog’ Learns New Tricks.”  Bowling, Mar 1994:30-31.

“Dick and Pete Weber.”  (joint interview)  Bowling Digest, Aug 1989:10-13.

“Dick Weber.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1978:82.

“Dick Weber.”  (interview)  Bowling Digest, Aug 1988:12-16.

“Dick Weber.”  (mini-bio)  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1986:29.

“Dick Weber.”  (mini-bio)  Bowlers Journal, Mar 1996:28.

“Dick Weber Hits the Mark.”  Bowling Digest, Feb 1988:10.

“Does Weber Own the PBA Tour?”  Bowlers Journal, Jun 1961:54,58.

“Hall in the Family.” (joint interview)  Bowlers Journal, Mar 1999:40-50.

“Life In the Slow Lane.”  (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Jul 1989:42-51.

“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 Dick Weber Legacy.”  Bowling: ABC Members Only Edition 1995:16.

“The Man Behind the Legend.”  (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Jul 1979:33-41.

“The Man of The Decades.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1983:26-32.

“The Man Who Made the Calendars Stand Still.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1985:54-61.

“Today, Weber Could Buy the Whole Store.”  Bowling, Sep 1969:26-27.

“Weber, Fazio, Nagy Rate Tenpin Salute.”  The Sporting News, Mar 9, 1963:22.

“Weber Joins AMF.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1955:28.

“Weber Rides Again.”  (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1992:38-44.

“Wow, It’s Wonderful.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1961:59-62.

Obituary. The New York Times, Feb 16, 2005:78.

Mineralites—Chicago (1928)

July 27, 2016

FRONT--Sykes Thoma, Frank Kartheiser REAR--Chuck Collier, Harry Steers, Fred Thoma

Charley Daw Stop-Action (1939)

July 25, 2016


Amherst Bowling Center—Buffalo

July 24, 2016

115--Amherst Bowling Center (47 E Amherst St, Buffalo)

47 E. Amherst St. 


Nelson Burton Sr. (1936)

July 22, 2016

Burton Sr. (1936)


Bowling Hall of Fame, 1964

#72 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1940-41, 1941-42, 1943-44

Match Game Doubles champion, 1943

1 ABC championship (1937-D)

Petersen Classic winner, 1940

Food Fair—Philadelphia (1968)

July 20, 2016
(L-R)---Pete Gabriel, John Till, Vince Mazzanti, Joe Ostroski, Dom DiCicco

(L-R)—Pete Gabriel, John Till, Vince Mazzanti, Joe Ostroski, Dom DiCicco

Lincoln Village Lanes—Columbus (1964)

July 18, 2016

Lincoln Village Lanes--a--Columbus

4170 W. Broad St.

1974 ABC Tournament Chevron

July 17, 2016

ABC 1974

Barry Asher (1970)

July 14, 2016

Asher, Barry (1970)

(1946-  )

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1998

All-American, 1971-72, 1972-73

4 ABC championships (1972-CD, 1975-CT, 1976-CT, 1985-AE)

10 PBA titles