Archive for the ‘FAMOUS BOWLERS’ Category

John Weatherman Stop-Action (1933)

January 4, 2017

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Bev Ortner (1968)

December 26, 2016

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(1938-2003)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1972

All-American, 1967-68

PWBA Invitational champion, 1967

1 WIBC championship (1969-T)

2 PWBA titles

First woman to bowl sanctioned 800 series (818 in 1968)

Ace Calder (1946)

December 23, 2016

Calder, Ace (1946)

(1911-1965)

Chicago Bowling Star

Babe Ruth vs. Freddie Fitzsimmons (1944)

December 19, 2016

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Babe Ruth (right) bowls an exhibition against another retired baseball star, ex-Dodger pitcher Freddie Fitzsimmons, at Bowlmor in New York.  Fitzsimmons won, 178-145.

Dave Soutar Stop-Action (1965)

December 16, 2016

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Frank Santore (1953)

December 5, 2016

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(1918-1981)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 2013

3 ABC championships (1950-AE, 1953-S, 1953-AE)

Dom DeVito (1916)

December 2, 2016

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(1888-1952)

Petersen Classic winner, 1922, 1923, 1927

Johnny King Stop-Action (1959)

November 30, 2016

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Barney Hochstadter (1954)

November 28, 2016

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(1895-1960)

Chicago Proprietor and Tournament Director

Al Toemmel (1912)

November 21, 2016

(1884-1930)

Chicago Bowling Star

Won more tournaments than any bowler of his era