Famous Sports Stars

Earl Anthony Biography - Early Life, Chronology, Rejoins Pba Tour, Joins Seniors Tour, Awards And Accomplishments, Further Information

1938-2001 American bowler Utterly without personal flash or pyrotechnics, Earl Anthony became the overwhelmingly dominant professional bowler of the twentieth century. Sporting a crewcut and horn-rimmed glasses in an age of permed hair and gold chains, Anthony was "Square Earl" to some. But the near-mechanical consistency of his form and the deadly accuracy of his shots earned him a …

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Don Carter Biography - Early Interest In Bowling, Returned To St. Louis, Won Championships, Helped Found Pba - CONTACT INFORMATION

1926- American bowler Known as Mr. Bowling, Don Carter was an early professional star in and tireless promoter of the sport of bowling. He was the first to make more than six figures in winnings. With his signature unconventional bowling style, Carter won more than forty individual, double, and team competitions. A founder of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) in the mid-1950s, Carter led …

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Marion Ladewig Biography - Career Begins In Local Alley, Wins First All-star, Personal Struggles, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments

1914- American bowler Marion Ladewig was known as the "Queen of Bowling." Many people consider her the greatest female bowler who ever lived. She set the pace in the opening days of women's professional bowling. Not only did she lead the nation in high average for a woman four times between 1949 and 1963 but, in 1951 she outscored the men. Born Marion Margaret Van Oosten on Oc…

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Dick Weber Biography - Born In Indianapolis, Bowlers' Low Pay Outrages Elias, Helps Popularize Bowling, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments - CONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY WEBER:

1929- American bowler Legendary professional bowler Dick Weber made bowling history in 2002 when he became the first bowler ever to win at least one Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title in six consecutive decades. Weber, Dick Weber who won his first PBA title in 1959, grabbed his first title of the new millennium by winning the PBA Senior Regional Championship at New North Lanes in …

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