Archive for the ‘FAMOUS BOWLERS’ Category

Billy Welu (1953)

November 4, 2016

(1932-1974)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1975

#22 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1958-59, 1960-61, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65

All-Star champion, 1958-59

Masters champion, 1964, 1965

4 ABC championships (1954-D, 1958-T, 1964-CT, 1966-CT)

2 PBA titles

Dean Courtade—R.I.P.

October 28, 2016

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(1927-2016)

New Orleans Bowling Star

Therm Gibson (1947)

October 24, 2016

(1917-1969)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1965

#42 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1944-45

Match Game Doubles champion, 1947, 1955

7 ABC championships (1949-TAE, 1950-TAE, 1952-T, 1952-TAE, 1953-T, 1955-T, 1955-TAE)

Petersen Classic winner, 1945

 

Andy Varipapa (1934)

October 19, 2016

Varipapa, Andy (1934)

(1891-1984)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1957

#6 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1947-48

All-American, 1945-46, 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49

All-Star champion, 1946-47, 1947-48

Match Game Doubles champion, 1947, 1948

 

Bob Rolfe (1905)

October 10, 2016

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(1881-1953)

1 ABC championship (1905-D)

 

Tillie Taylor Stop-Action (1945)

October 7, 2016

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Fred Wolf’s Wandering Wigloo (1955)

October 5, 2016

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Bowlers remember Fred Wolf as the host of the long-running “Championship Bowling” TV show.  From 1950 thru 1965 he was also a popular Detroit radio deejay during morning drive-time.  The photo shows his “wandering wigloo,” the trailer he moved around the city to do remote broadcasts.

Hank Marino (1920)

October 3, 2016

Marino, Hank (1920)

(1889-1976)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1941 (charter member)

#4 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Half-Century, 1901-1950

Bowlers Journal Bowler of the Decade, 1930s

Bowlers Journal 1925-1936 Special All-American

All-American, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1931-32, 1939-40

Match Game champion, 1934-1937

1 ABC championship (1916-D)

Petersen Classic winner, 1925

 

Steve Nagy (1955)

September 28, 2016

Steve Nagy 1955

(1913-1966)

ABC Hall of Fame, 1963

#23 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1951-52, 1954-55

All-American, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1957-58

All-Star champion, 1954-55

5 ABC championships (1952-D, 1952-AE, 1952-TAE, 1958-T, 1958-TAE)

Jim St. John Stop-Action (1965)

September 26, 2016

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