Archive for August, 2020

Dick Ritger—R.I.P.

August 30, 2020


Bowling Hall of Fame, 1984

#43 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1966-67, 1972-73, 1973-74

2 ABC championships (1967-CT, 1977-CAE)

20 PBA titles

Ned Day Bowling Tips? (1948)

August 27, 2020

Besides being one of the greatest bowlers in history, Ned Day is reckoned as one of the smoothest stylists.  So what happened here?

The photos on this post are from Ned’s 1948 instruction book, How to Bowl.  They are not the usual stop-action of a champion’s form.  Rather, they are illustrations of common mistakes.

So we have here some examples of how not to bowl.  Ned liked the photos so much that he used them again in his next instruction book in 1959.  The title of that volume is How to Bowl Better.

If you’re ready for an antidote now, click on the link for a stop-action of Ned Day’s real form—

Old Fitzgerald—Chicago (1963)

August 25, 2020

FRONT–Les Zikes, Eddie Kawolics, Harry Lippe, Jim Stefanich REAR–Otto Niehus

Joe Norris for Camels (1941)

August 23, 2020

Memory Lanes—St. James, MN (1962)

August 20, 2020

113 S. 7th St.

Cliff Tolle (1953)

August 18, 2020


Joliet Bowling Star

Encino Bowl—Encino, CA

August 16, 2020

15945 Ventura Blvd.

Ella Morgan Stop-Action (1933)

August 13, 2020

Roy Lown (1961)

August 11, 2020

(1929-    )

1 PBA title

“Mr. 900”—A Marvelous New Book

August 9, 2020

What do you get when one Hall-of-Famer writes a book about another Hall-of-Famer?

You get Bob Johnson’s new volume, Mr. 900: The Glenn Allison Story.

Here’s an inside account of the first perfect series bowled in a sanctioned league, and of the controversies that have surrounded it ever since.   But before Glenn Allison rolled that 900 series in 1982, he had a helluva career on the lanes, all revisited in the book.  There are stories about Nagy, Welu, Varipapa, and other giants of the Golden Age.  Plenty of great pictures, too.

So order a copy or two or three or more.  If enough books are sold, maybe Glenn Allison will finally get his very-long-overdue official recognition.

For more info, hit the link below—