Archive for August, 2019

Clyde Sumerix (1935)

August 29, 2019

(1890-1971)

1 ABC championship (1935-D)

Hall of Fame Ballot 1941 (#4)

August 27, 2019

Nearly 80 years after the first Hall of Fame vote, 8 of the original 26 nominees are still waiting to be elected—George Bangart, Tom Haley, Otto Kallusch, Harry Kiene, Jules Lellinger, Jess Pritchett, Tony Schwoegler, Hugh Stewart.   My personal choice as the most deserving of them is Jess Pritchett.

Parkway Bowl—El Cajon, CA

August 25, 2019

1280 Fletcher Pkwy.

Athearn Hotel—Oshkosh, WI (1919)

August 22, 2019

(L-R)—John Koeck, Robert Genal, Richard Teela, Joseph Genal, Frank Joerges

ABC Team Champions, 1919

Hall of Fame Ballot 1941 (#3)

August 20, 2019

Besides the eleven charter members, seven other men from the 1941 ballot were later elected to the Hall of Fame: Jimmy Blouin (1953), Billy Knox (1954), Phil Wolf (1961), Chuck Collier (1963), Barney Spinella (1968), Frank Caruana (1977) Frank Brill (1996).

Don Johnson for Columbia (1972)

August 18, 2019

Maple Lanes—Cleveland (1969)

August 15, 2019

6918 St. Clair Ave.

Hall of Fame Ballot 1941 (#2)

August 13, 2019

Because of a tie, eleven bowlers were voted into the Hall in the 1941 election.  They were: Hank Marino (82 votes), Jimmy Smith (72), Gil Zunker (65), John Koster (57), Charley Daw (55), Adolph Carlson (49), Harry Steers (44), Mort Lindsey (43), Herb Lange (42), Joe Bodis (41) Peter Howley (41).

Castaways Bowl

August 11, 2019

1025 Sibley Blvd. (Calumet City)

Still in business!

Bowler’s Lock Wrist (1964)

August 8, 2019