History of Bowling

History notebook

August 16th, 2011 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

History notebook

Once each year, Bowlers Journal historian and “Time Capsule” columnist J.R. Schmidt shares “things I learned while looking up other things” with BJI readers. Here are some of those things that Schmidt learned this past year… * Angelina Jolie comes from a bowling family. “My mother was a Catholic schoolgirl raised in a Chicago bowling […]


Southern Star

April 30th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Southern Star

When bowling was rolling, Tommy Tuttle was as smooth as anything else down South.


Boris Karloff goes bowling

March 24th, 2010 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

Boris Karloff goes bowling

In the movies, a slow-to-fall 10-pin was used to depict the Karloff character’s final seconds before his death.


On health care reform

March 7th, 2010 by bobjohnson | Comments Off

On health care reform

Tired of the health care debate on Capitol Hill? It could have been settled in 1935.


Not your average ‘Joe’

February 19th, 2010 by bjiwebmaster | Comments Off

Not your average 'Joe'

At the 1954 ABC Tournament, the man selected as “Joe Bowler” was a future Hall of Famer.


‘The Pete’ hits the road

February 6th, 2010 by bobjohnson | 2 Comments

'The Pete' hits the road

As the Petersen Classic prepares for its 100th edition, its occasional “wanderings” are revealed.


Counting lesson

December 31st, 2009 by admin | Comments Off

Counting lesson

The infamous John “Count” Gengler is the subject of this interview with BJI writer Thomas Madrecki.


Action: Rudy Revs

December 29th, 2009 by admin | Comments Off

Bowlers Journal International chronicles the wild and crazy action days of Rudy Revs.


Time Capsule: Cap Anson

December 21st, 2009 by admin | 1 Comment

Time Capsule: Cap Anson

As a turn-of-the-century bowling proprietor, Cap Anson (born in 1852!) was one heck of a baseball player.


Bowling History Quiz #1

December 20th, 2009 by admin | 1 Comment

Bowling History Quiz #1

If you thought meeting the “Professor” was difficult, just wait until your final bowling history exam…



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