A Johnny Voorhies Bibliography

At the turn of the 20th century, when bowling was just getting organized, Johnny Voorhies (1877-1930) was generally regarded as the world’s greatest bowler—even if the newspapers couldn’t agree on how to spell his last name.  Voorhies made his reputation mostly in action matches. However, he also won a number of tournaments, most notably the first ABC Doubles championship in 1901. He was the first bowler famous enough to earn a nickname: “The Little Wizard.” For more on Voorhies, see my two-part story in the January and February issues of BOWLERS JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL.

Schmidt, J.R.  “Little Wizard Voorhies Deserves Place in History.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 2021:24.

__________.  “Stealing a World Title.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1998:24.

__________.  “Why Voorhies Was Asked to Leave the Windy City.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 2021:18.

Wolf, Fred.  “Many Bowling Years Ago.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1949:39,63.

“All-American Bowling Trio.”  Louisville Courier-Journal, Aug 2, 1902:10.

“Big Tourney Coming Soon.”  Minneapolis Tribune, Mar 13, 1904:30.

“Bowler Voorhies Won.”  New York Times, Feb 6, 1906:6.

“Bowling Team to Tour the Country.”  Chicago Inter-Ocean, Jul 27, 1902:12.

“Bowling Tourney on Thanksgiving.”  Miami Herald, Nov 22, 1927:14.

“Champion Bowler of the World.”  Buffalo News, Mar 30, 1904:20.

“Death of Johnny Voorhies Recalls Visit.”  Plainfield (NJ) Courier-News, Jan 14, 1930:20.

“Eastern Bowlers Glad To Start For Home.”  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 12, 1901:9

“Fortune Is Awaiting Bowling Champion’s Wife.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Mar 22, 1905:5.

“Fraenkel Defeats Voorheis.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Jan 23, 1903:5.

“If Voorheis Beats Smith It Will Show a Champion Can Come Back.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Feb 11, 1907:5.

“John Voorheis Defeats Koster; Will Bowl Smith, Gebhard.”Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 6, 1906:11.

“Johnny Voorheis Is Beaten But Shows Good Form.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Jan 9, 1926:8.

“Lee Challenges Voorheis.”  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 12, 1904:9.

“Sensation Threatened in Bowling Circles.”  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Oct 31, 1905:16.

“Smith Beats Voorhies, Six Games to Three.”  New York Times, Mar 14, 1906:5.

“Smith Defeats Voorhies.”  The Bowler’s Journal (NY), Mar 17, 1906:6.

“Those Famous Bowlers.”  Los Angeles Express, Jul 26, 1902:8.

“Vigorous Campaign of Local Bowlers.”  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 29, 1904:7.

“Voorheis Ambitious Now.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Sep 29, 1907:11.

“Voorheis an Easy Winner.”  Brooklyn Citizen, May 24, 1904:5.

“Voorheis and Brill to Meet in Cleveland.”  Pittsburgh Press, Feb 7, 1904:18.

“Voorheis Is Once More the Champion Bowler.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Feb 13, 1907:5.

“Voorheis Matched to Meet Gus Steele.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 10, 1904:13.

“Voorheis Shows Great Form.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Oct 10, 1913:4.

“Voorheis Suspended for Using Big Sphere.”  Brooklyn Citizen, Feb 12, 1905:5.

“Voorheis the Star of the Eastern League.”  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Mar 24, 1904:13.

“Voorheis Winner in Match with Nelson.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 21, 1904:7.

“Voorheis Winner of Bowling Match.”  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb 13, 1907:10.

“Voorheis Wins Eagle Medal, Rolls 642 in Final Series.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Apr 25, 1913:21.

“Voorhies Accepts Defi.”  Akron Beacon Journal, Jan 23, 1904:5.

“Voorhies Defeats Koster.”  The Bowler’s Journal (NY), Feb 10, 1906:1. [misdated as “1905”]

“Wonderful Rolling by John Voorheis.”  Detroit Free Press, Apr 1, 1904:7.

Obituary.  Brooklyn Citizen, Jan 10, 1930:8.

Obituary.  New York Times, Jan 10, 1930, Sports:25.

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