Archive for the ‘FAMOUS BOWLERS’ Category

Jimmy Smith (1906)

September 19, 2017

(1882-1948)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1941 (charter member)

#14 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowlers Journal Bowler of the Decade, 1910s

Bowlers Journal 1910-1925 Special All American

All American, 1927-28

Match Game champion, 1906-1922

2 ABC championships (1911-AE, 1920-AE)

Petersen Classic winner, 1925, 1927

 

 

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George Morrison (1930)

September 5, 2017

(1901-1992)

2 ABC championships (1930-AE, 1932-T)

Lee Jouglard Stop Action (1952)

September 3, 2017

Dick Weber Bowling Outdoors (1968)

August 31, 2017

Weber Outdoors (1968)

Madison Square Garden Plaza (New York, NY)

Jerry Lewis (1957)

August 22, 2017

(1926-2017)

Lewis appeared with Paul Krumske on the local Chicago TV show “Bowl the Professor” in 1957, and the film of their “match” was later used as a fund-raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  That story is one of 90 in my book The Bowling Chronicles

Bernard Rusche (1949)

August 15, 2017

(1917-2007)

1 ABC championship (1949-S)

Harvey Braatz (1942)

August 10, 2017

(1909-1994)

Cleveland Bowling Star

Rolled 276-300-288–864 in 1937, record sanctioned high series until surpassed by Allie Brandt’s 886 in 1939

Mike McGrath (1969)

August 3, 2017

(1946-2017)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1993

#76 Bowler of the 20th Century

All American, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1972-73

U.S. Open champion, 1973

PBA National Championship winner, 1969, 1970

3 ABC championships (1969-CT, 1970-CT, 1972-CT)

10 PBA titles

Bill Lillard (1956)

August 1, 2017

Lillard, Bill (1956)

(1927-2017)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1972

#15 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1955-56

All American, 1951-52, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56

All-Star champion, 1955-56

8 ABC championships (1955-T, 1955-TAE, 1956-T, 1956-D, 1956-AE, 1956-TAE, 1962-CT, 1971-CT)

1 PBA title

Ed Brosius (1952)

July 27, 2017

(1920-1981)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1976

All-American, 1952-53