Archive for February, 2022

Elk Grove Bowl—R.I.P.

February 27, 2022
53 S. Arlington Heights Rd. (Elk Grove Village)
Going out of business this April
Site of 1982 American Dream Classic, first non-pro megabucks event

Bowlers Journal—Chicago (1921)

February 24, 2022
(L-R)—Forrest Luby, H.A. Arnold, Ray Davis, Joe Shaw, Dom DeVito

Hank Marino Stop-Action (1939)

February 22, 2022

The Bowling Ball—Danville, IL

February 20, 2022

434 E. Main St.

A Marion Ladewig Bibliography

February 17, 2022

Marion Ladewig (1914-2010) is generally recognized as the greatest female bowler of the 20th century.  Ladewig was voted Bowler of the Year nine times, in the course of winning fourteen major championships.  The 1999 Bowlers Journal poll ranked her #7 of all the century’s bowlers, of either gender.  Until Gerald Ford became president, Ladewig was the most famous person to come from Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Grasso, John, and Eric F. Hartman. Historical Dictionary of Bowling (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), pp. 181-183.

Lewis, Howard J.  The Complete Guide to Better Bowling (Arco, 1956), pp. 52-63.

Schmidt, J.R.  “All Hail Lady L” in The Bowling Chronicles.  (McFarland, 2017), pp. 184-189.

Weiskopf, Herman.  The Perfect Game (Rutledge, 1978), pp. 215-217.

White, Gordon S.  Bowling Tips from Brunswick Champions (Fawcett, 1961), pp. 90-95.


Antczak, Joe.  “Ladewig Legend.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1973:73-77.

__________.  “Whatever Happened to Marion Ladewig?”  Bowlers Journal, May 1977:35.

__________.  “World Bowling Queen Dedicated Her Life to the Sport.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1988:S52-S53.

Boylan, Ken.  “Carter and Ladewig Win First World’s Invitational.”  Bowling, Jan 1958:18-19.

Christenson, Dick.  “Wonder of the World’s.”  Bowling, Jan 1964:18-19.

Denny, Dick.  “An Iceberg, She Ain’t.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1963:44-48.

__________.  “The Same Old Line.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1964:8-12.

Dressel, Jim.  “Queen For Another Day.”  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1982:66-71.

Feeney, Bob.  “A New Face, a Familiar Face.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1959:7-11.

Fitzgerald, Jim.  “Best Woman Bowler Ever.”  Bowling Digest, Apr 1984:44-48.

Johnson, Bob.  “Next Month, Marion, Ladewig Gets Her Due.”  Bowlers Journal, May 2010:84.

Klatte, Ross.  “Well, That’s Show Biz.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1963:47-51.

Luby, Mort. “Post Mort-Ems.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1950:11,39.

__________.   “Post Mort-Ems.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1952:17.

__________.   “Post Mort-Ems.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1953:15,43.

__________.   “Post Mort ‘Ems.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1954:15.

Luby, Mort Jr.  “Grandma Strikes Again.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1960:5.

__________.  “’In-Your-Face’ Was Not the Style of ‘The Queen.’” Bowlers Journal, Jun 2010:32.

Morrison, Shirley.  “Gals Add Color to All-Star.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1951:12,24.

Nelson, Ray.  “Rerun of the Vain Pursuit.”  Bowling, Jan 1963:19,36.

Pluckhahn, Bruce. “Don Carter, Marion Ladewig Regain Match Titles.”  Bowling, Jan 1957:18-19,30-31.

__________.  “Welu, Ladewig Win in All-Star.”  Bowling, Feb 1959:35,56.

Schmidt, J.R.  “Queen Marion.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1993:218.

__________.  “The Queen of Bowling.”  Bowlers Journal, Jun 2010:30.

Schoeman, Byron.  “All-Time All-Stars.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1957:4-10.

__________.  “Carter, Ladewig Repeat in All-Star.”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1954:9-11,18.

__________.  “Covering the All-Star.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1952:12-13,24.

__________.  “Familiar Story: Carter and Ladewig.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1958:4-7

__________.  “Ladewig vs. Warmbier.”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 1952:20-21.

__________.  “Queen Marion’s Greatest Day.”  Bowling, Jan 1975:4.

__________.  “Sport’s Finest Moment.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1957:8,28.

__________.  “The Amazing Mrs. Ladewig.”  Bowlers Journal, Aug 1957:4.

Schultz, Ray.  “The Name’s the Same.”  Bowling, Jan 1961:22-23,32.

Sixty, Billy.  “Going Like 60.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1959:33.

Smith, John L.  “Carter, Ladewig Win All-Star.”  Bowling, Jan 1953:12.

Walter, John.  “Being a Champion Has Its Aches and Pains.”  Bowlers Journal, Apr 1952:18.

__________.  “Marion Ladewig Crowned First Official Women’s Match Champion.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1950:14-15,38.

___________.   “Tale of Two Champions.”  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1957:19-20.

Whitney, Eli.  “Carter and Ladewig Repeat.”  Bowling, Jan 1954:11,27.

“A Cruncher in Kansas City.”  Bowling, Mar 1963:20.34.

“An Ordeal on the Alleys.”  Life, Feb 7, 1955:134-136.

“Another First.” (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Dec 1990:54-62.

“Bowlers Hog Hickok Ballot.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Feb 20, 1963:20.

“Bowling’s Grand Lady.” (interview)  Bowlers Journal, Jan 1980:57-63.

“Carter-Ladewig Doubles Champs.”  300, Jun 1958:5.

“Ladewig and Mikiel Win Bowling Lanes Classics..”  Bowlers Journal, Feb 1952:11.

“Ladewig-Carter Win BPAA Doubles.”  Bowlers Journal, Jun 1958:14.

“Ladewig First To Sign for World Invitational Meet.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1957:20.

“Ladewig Returns to All-Star Competition.”  Bowlers Journal, Nov 1955:24.

“Ladewig Was ‘Pinboy.’”  Bowling, Sep 1966:35.

“Marion Ladewig Is Named Top Woman Bowler of Year.”  Bowlers Journal, Oct 1951:7.

“Marion Ladewig Voted Woman Bowler of Year.”  Bowlers Journal, Sep 1952:11.

“Michigan Names Ladewig Greatest Woman Athlete.”  Bowling, Oct 1953:27.

“Pat on Back.”  Sports Illustrated, Oct 4, 1954:4.

“Peers and Fans Remember Marion Ladewig.”  Bowlers Journal, Jun 2010:38.

“Queen Marion.”  Bowlers Journal, Mar 1954:35.

“Writers Support Ladewig at Convention.”  Bowlers Journal, May 1954:20.

Obituary.  Detroit Free Press, Apr 17, 2010:3B.

Airline Bowl—New Orleans (1969)

February 15, 2022

Avondale Bowl (Northwest Bowl)

February 13, 2022

3118 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Still in business!

Sears Bowling Balls (1964)

February 10, 2022

Rags Ragogna (1945)

February 8, 2022

Ragogna, Rags (1945)


St. Paul Bowling Star

First bowler to roll two consecutive 800 series (1934) 

“Jackpot Bowling” Magazine Cover (1960)

February 6, 2022