A Hank Marino Bibliography

Hank Marino (1889-1976) was the first person elected to the bowling Hall of Fame in 1941.  Ten years later, a national poll of writers named him Bowler of the Half-Century.  Forty-eight years after that, Marino still achieved a 4th place rank on BJI‘s all-century list.  If you want to know how he earned such respect, consult the list of articles below.

BOOKS

Marino, Hank, and Billy Sixty.  Bowling: How To Improve Your Game (Prentice-Hall, 1940).

Schmidt, Doug.  They Came To Bowl.  (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, 2007), pp. 59-64.

Weiskopf, Herman.  The Perfect Game (Prentice-Hall, 1978), pp. 218-221.

ARTICLES

Beach, Robert W.  “Hank Marino—His Story: Part One.”  Bowling, Nov 1, 1941:10-11, 18-19.

__________.  “Hank Marino—His Story: Part Two.”  Bowling, Nov 15, 1941:10-11, 16-17. 

Boylan, Ken.  “Marino the League Bowler.”  Bowling, Dec 1983:6, 48.

Dressel, Jim.  “Ball For Sale.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1993:189.

Luby, Mort.  “It’s ‘King Marino’ Now.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1, 1932:3,14.

__________.  “Hank Marino, Champ of Champs.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1936:8,13.

Marino, Hank.  “Learn to Bowl.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1938:30-31.

__________.  “Our Guest Column.”  ABC Bulletin, Aug 16, 1939:5.

Martino, John.  “Some Things You May Not Know About Hank Marino.”  ABC Bulletin, Apr 15, 1937:6.

Marzich, Andy, att Don Snyder.  “Hank Marino’s Last Game—Perfection.”  Bowling, Jun 1977:6.

Nelson, Ray.  “The Superlative Hank Marino is Dead at 86.”  Bowling, Aug 1976:6.

Schmidt, J.R.  “Before Carter, Weber, and Anthony.”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 2015:14.

__________.  “Marino the Magnificent.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1991:91.

__________.  “Who Was Better—Smith or Marino?”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 2007:55.

Sixty, Billy.  “Hank Marino.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1963:22-28.

__________.  “Hank Marino: A Natural.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1976:62-63.

__________.  “Hank Marino—A Sweet Story For a Friend to Write.”  Bowlers Journal, May 15,      1932:3.

__________.  “Three Hundred Friends Honor Marino.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1951:12.

Smith, John L.  “Greatest of Them All.”  Bowling, Jun 1951:10-11, 27.

Snyder, Don.  “Arrivederci, Shoemaker.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1976:50-56.

__________.  “Marino Still Super ‘Salesman.’”  Bowling, Oct 1970:20-21,29.

__________.  “Second Ain’t All Bad.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1970:14.

Walter, John.  “Marino Is Bowler of the Half Century.”  Bowlers Journal, Jun 1951:9,23.

“Book and Television to Feature Hank Marino.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1952:18.

“Chicago Men Win From St. Louisans in Intercity Match.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 12, 1918:3,7.

“Famed Marino Recreation Closes Doors for Last Time.”  Bowling, Mar 1965:61.

“Greatest Bowler of the Half-Century.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S39-S40.

“Hank Marino Gives Friends Chance to Gloat.”  Bowlers Journal, May 4, 1918:5.

“Hank Marino Honored by L.A. Pin Group.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1955:6.

“Henry Marino.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 27, 1918:1.

“Henry S. ‘Hank’ Marino.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 22, 1924:1.

“Jimmy Smith Wins from Hank Marino by Large Margin.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 13, 1918:2.

“Marino and Kaad Compete for Greater Chicago Honors.”  Bowlers Journal, May 9, 1917:1,5.

“Marino and Smith to Meet in Big Contest.”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 30, 1918:3.

“Marino Contributes Collection to ABC.”  Bowling, Sep 1972:27.

“Marino’s Bad Luck Ball Produces Two 300 Slams.”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 1944:8-9.

“Pair of 300’s Highlight Marino’s 832 Triple.”  Bowling, Apr 1944:22.

“The Hank Marino Legacy.”  Bowling: ABC Members Only Edition 1995:14.

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3 Responses to “A Hank Marino Bibliography”

  1. Kathy Montgomery Says:

    Thank you so much for this list of resources! Hank Marino was my grandfather, and I’ve been trying to find materials about his life. Can you please tell me where I can find these journals?

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      Old bowling magazines are hard to find. There are reference copies at International Bowling Museum in Arlington, Texas. Try contacting them.
      –JRS

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