Archive for the ‘FAMOUS BOWLERS’ Category

50 Years Ago—Jack Biondolillo’s TV 300

March 31, 2017

April 1, 1967—Jack Biondolillo rolled the first perfect game on a nationally-televised PBA broadcast at the Firestone Tournament of Champions in Akron.  He defeated Les Schissler in the opening match, 300-216, for a bonus prize of $10,000.  Later in the show, Biondolillo lost to Don Johnson to finish in third place.  Jim Stefanich won the tournament.

Ace Calder Stop-Action (1954)

March 29, 2017

Emil Siperke (1948)

March 27, 2017

(1910-1997)

Cleveland Bowling Star

“Mr. 299”

Mark Roth (1973)

March 24, 2017

(1951–  )

Bowling Hall of Fame, 2009

#9 Bowler of the 20th Century

Bowler of the Year, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1983-84

All-American, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84, 1987-88

U.S. Open champion, 1984

Newsday Eastern Open winner, 1975

34 PBA titles

Otto Stein Stop-Action (1928)

March 20, 2017

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Joe Ostroski (1949)

March 15, 2017

(1912-1992)

Philadelphia Bowling Star

Billy Knox (1936)

March 6, 2017

                (1887-1944)

                Bowling Hall of Fame, 1954

                #86 Bowler of the 20th Century

                Bowlers Journal 1925-1936 Special All-American

                1 ABC championship (1923-AE)

                First to bowl 300 in ABC Tournament, 1913

Fred Bujack (1955)

March 3, 2017

   Bujack, Fred (1955)

(1912-1971)

Bowling Hall of Fame, 1967

#78 Bowler of the 20th Century

All-American, 1949-50, 1954-55

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

 

 

Joe Kristof Bowls in a Store Window (1956)

February 27, 2017

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“Big League Bowling”  Chicago TV show, broadcast from the Polk Brothers Appliance Store  (8500 S. Cottage Grove Ave.) 

Note the people on the street watching the show through the windows—no spectators were allowed inside the store after regular business hours! 

The Fabulous, Furry Thoma Brothers (1960)

February 24, 2017

(L-R)–Clarence, Fred, Frank (Sykes), Harry

CLARENCE THOMA (1893-1961) 

       1 ABC championship (1924-D)

FRED THOMA (1891-1966)

       1 ABC championship (1918-D)

FRANK “SYKES” THOMA (1896-1980)

       Bowling Hall of Fame, 1971

       All-American, 1926-27, 1927-28

       2 ABC championships (1916-D, 1916-AE)

HARRY THOMA (1895-1968)

       1 ABC championship (1924-D)