An Earl Anthony Bibliography

Earl Anthony (1938-2001) was a legend.  He was selected as the greatest player of the PBA’s first fifty years and ranked #3 in BJI‘s list of 20th Century bowlers.  A first team All American honoree twelve years in a row, he was voted Bowler of the Year six times and was chosen as Bowler of the Decade for the 1970s.  Anthony’s 43 PBA titles included six PBA National Championships, two Masters Tournament victories, and two Tournament of Champions wins.  His resume also included one ABC Tournament eagle.  He was elected to the Bowling Hall of Fame in 1986.


Anthony, Earl, with Dawson Taylor.  Winning Bowling.  Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1977.

Baur, Ed.  “Earl Anthony” in 50 Greatest Players in PBA History.  Chicago: Luby Publishing, 2009. (pp. 28-31)


Anthony, Earl.  “How To Make a Strike (When You Really Need It).”  Bowling Illustrated, Apr 1980:32-33.

__________.  “Why I Bend My Elbow.” Bowlers Journal, Feb 1978:30.

Anthony, Earl, att Joe LoVerde. “The Match I’ll Never Forget.” Bowling Digest, Jun 1987:48-50.

Archibald, John J. “Conversations With Earl.” Bowlers Journal, Sep 1975:78-80.

__________. “Earl’s Return and Other Hot Topics.” Bowlers Journal, Feb 1987:79-81.

__________. “Snapshots of a Legend.” Bowling Digest, Dec 2001:22-28.

Baur, Ed. “Earl and Jim Show.” Bowling, Jun 1977:7-15.

__________. “What If Earl Anthony Had Been a Pro Golfer the Past Two Years?” Bowling, Feb 1976:12-13.

Campos, Johnny. “Earl Anthony and the Media.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 2001:34.

Couture, Pete, att Jerry Levine. “The Match I’ll Never Forget.”  Bowling Digest, Feb 1985:44-46.

Davis, Dave att Lyle Zikes. “The Match I’ll Never Forget.” Bowling Digest, Dec 1984:34-35.

Dressel, Jim. “A Career Great In Flashback.” Bowlers Journal, May 1986:78-86.

__________. “Earl’s Well That Ends Well.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 1978:35-40.

__________. “Reflections On a Golden Career.” Bowlers Journal, Jan 1983:88-96.

__________. “The Greatest.” Bowlers Journal, Nov 1993:234.

__________. “The Passing of a Legend.” Bowlers Journal, Sep 2001:66-68.

__________. “Thy Doomsday Done.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 1991:66-68.

Evans, Dick. “Earl Anthony.” Bowling Digest, Apr 1983:12-16.

Fitzgerald, Jim. “The Great One Has Returned.” Bowling Digest, Apr 1987:30-32.

__________. “A Living Legend Discovers It’s a Young Man’s Game.” Bowling Digest, Aug 1991:17.

Gates, Don. “Human Hall of Famer.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 2001:17.

Herbst, Dan. “The Hits Just Keep On Keepin’ On.” Bowlers Journal, Jan 1991:156-159.

James, Steve. “The Rock Road Led To the Top Where Earl Waited.” Bowling, Jun 1978:34-35,52.

Kreins, Paul. “Earl Anthony’s Heart Attack.” Bowling, Dec 1979:20-21.

Laub, Larry, att Dick Denny. “The Match I’ll Never Forget.” Bowling Digest, Oct 1997:48-50.

Levine, Jerry. “Chips Down Competitor.” The Sporting News, Apr 27, 1974:55.

__________. “Earl Anthony’s Promise: ‘Innovative NBC Will Inject Life into TV Bowling.’”  Bowling Digest, Oct 1984:16-19.

__________. “Why Me?” Bowling, Jan 1994:22-26.

Lichstein, Larry. “The Earl of Bowling.” Bowlers Journal, Mar 1977:34.

LoVerde, Joe. “Blast From the Past.” Bowling Digest, Feb 1997:42-43.

__________. “Marshall Holman’s Toughest Opponents.” Bowling Digest, Oct 1985:16-20.

McGrath, Mike. “Superbowler!” Bowlers Journal, Oct 1974:36-38.

__________. “The Yardstick of the Pros.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 2001:25.

Newhouse, Dave. “Earl Anthony Says Goodbye to the Tour His Own Way—On Top.”  Bowling Digest, Feb 1984:18-20.

Pezzano, Chuck. “Anthony Going Strong; Best Bowler Ever?” The Sporting News, Mar 15, 1975:28.

__________. “Anthony? He’s Mr. Automatic.” The Sporting News, Jun 21, 1975:55.

__________. “Anthony a Master.” The Sporting News, May 13, 1978:47,53.

__________. “Anthony Pays Too Stiff a Price.” The Sporting News, Dec 14, 1974:48.

__________. “Anthony Sharp As Ever.” The Sporting News, Aug 27, 1977:55.

__________. “Anthony Three-Time Pin King.” The Sporting News, Feb 12, 1977:26.

__________. “Anthony Wins 2nd Bowler of Year Prize.” The Sporting News, Mar 20, 1976:29.

__________. “Bowlers of the Decade.” Bowling Illustrated,  No. 2 (1979):12-15,90.

__________. “Desire, Attitude Spark Anthony.” Bowling, Jul 1975:38.

__________. “Earl Anthony.” Bowling, Mar 1986:30-32.

__________. “Earl Retired From Tour, Not the Sport.” Bowling, May 1984:47.

__________. “Roth Boosts ’78 Earnings to $101,190.” The Sporting News, Jul 15, 1978:59.

Pluckhahn, Bruce.  “This Makes Up for Everything That Ever Went Wrong—Anthony.” Bowling, Jul 1974:46-47,53.

Salvino, Carmen. “An Open Letter to Earl Anthony.” Bowlers Journal, Mar 1978:45.

Schmidt, J.R. “Earl Anthony’s Breakthrough.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 2010:26.

Snyder, Don. “Tattered Temper.” Bowlers Journal, Jun 1971:30-32.

Vint, Bill. “Remembering Earl Anthony.” Bowling, Nov 2001:18-24.

Woelfel, Gery. “A Fond Farewell to Earl Anthony.” Bowling, Dec 1983:21.

Zikes, Lyle. “Earl Anthony.” Bowling Digest, Dec 1996:12-16.

__________. “The Orioles’ Loss Was Pro Bowling’s Gain.” Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S18-S19.

Zinser, Joan B. “The Crowning of King Earl.” Bowling Digest, Jun 1986:20-23.

“A Living Legend Laces ‘Em Up.” Bowlers Journal, Aug 1996:34.

“A Million Good Reasons to Remember Earl.” American Bowler, Nov 2001:2.

“Anthony Back on Top.” Bowlers Journal, Nov 1996:22.

“Anthony Is Pro-Am Champ.” Bowlers Journal, Jun 1971:18.

“Champions All.” (joint interview) Bowlers Journal, Oct 1993:46-49.

“Color Ol’ Doomsday a Seeker of Perfection.” (interview) Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:142-154.

“Earl Anthony.” Bowlers Journal, Jan 1978:55.

“Earl Anthony.” Bowling Digest, Dec 1991:20-32.

“Earl Anthony.” (mini-bio) Bowlers Journal, Oct 1986:87.

“Earl Anthony.” (mini-bio) Bowlers Journal, Feb 1996:112.

“Going Out in a Blaze of Glory.” (interview) Bowlers Journal, May 1981:49-64.

“How’s Earl?” Bowlers Journal, Aug 1978:28.

“Long Live the King.” Bowlers Journal, Nov 1977:78-79.

“No Time For the Ol’ Rocking Chair Blues.” (interview) Bowlers Journal, Jan 1986:46-59.

“Something Tells Us He’ll Do OK.” Bowling Digest, Oct 1996:8.

“The All-American.” (interview) Bowlers Journal, Aug 1990:46-56.

“The Anthony Portfolio.” Bowlers Journal, Oct 1991:69.

“The Earl Anthony Legacy.” Bowling: ABC Members Only Edition 1995:16.

“The Return of a Legend.” (interview) Bowlers Journal, Sep 1996:58-67.

“The Truant Ride Ends for Earl.” (interview) Bowlers Journal, Jan 1982:114-115.

“This Time He’s Serious.” (interview) Bowlers Journal, Jan 1984:54-66.

“What Makes Earl Run?” (interview) Bowlers Journal, Nov 1976:54-59.

“Will Success Spoil Earl Anthony?” Bowling, Feb 1976:14.

Obituary. Bowlers Journal, Sep 2001:66.

Obituary. Bowling, Sep 2001:6.

Obituary. Bowling Digest, Dec 2001:6.

Obituary. The New York Times, Aug 16, 2001:68.

Obituary. USA Today, Aug 15, 2001:15.


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