ss-Tom Baker

 

ss-Tom Baker

King, NC

Age 62 - 9/12/1954

Career PBA 300 Games: 47

ss-Tom Baker
Bowls
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Joined
1976
Titles*
10
Tour Earnings
$1,972,643.67
Total Earnings
$2,030,154.00

Personal: Tom Baker… Resides in King, N.C… Enjoys watching horse racing and working out… Was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1999 in the Veterans/Senior Category… His win in the 1997 Harrisburg Open in Harrisburg, Pa., made him the PBA's 18th millionaire… He was involved in a 300-300 match play tie with Pete Weber in the 1981 Denver Open, one of four 300-300 games in PBA Tour history.

Career: Owns 10 career PBA Tour titles including one Major title… Won the 2004 PBA World Championship at the age of 49 to earn a five-season exemption… The victory made him the oldest bowler to win the World Championship and the third-oldest to win a Major… Prior to his World Championship victory, his last win came in the 1997 PBA Harrisburg Open… Is 15 events shy of tying Ernie Schlegel for most career PBA Tour events bowled (824)… Had a career year in 1981, winning three titles… Is 45-46 in 55 career TV singles appearances, with a 214.22 average… Became eligible for the PBA Senior Tour prior to the summer of 2005, and went on to win both PBA Senior Player and Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first bowler in history to take home both awards in the same season…Won his second consecutive PBA Senior Player of the Year award in 2006 with a record-breaking season in which he won a record-tying four titles in just nine events including both Majors… Won three consecutive titles during one stretch, a Tour record… Won his unprecedented third consecutive PBA Senior Player of the Year award in 2007, adding three more victories including his record fourth Major in the 2007 USBC Senior Masters… Now owns eight PBA Senior Tour titles in three seasons and $162,815 in PBA Senior Tour earnings... Owns nine PBA Regional Tour titles, and has earned $107,451 in regional winnings and also owns two PBA Senior Regional Tour titles… His total career PBA earnings of $1,738,163 ranks eighth all-time.

Career Statistics

Season* Events Cashes Match Play CRA Titles Avg Earnings
2016 1 0 0 0 0 203.27 $17,325.00
PBA50 2016 12 9 9 1 0 220.99 $14,500.00
2015 9 3 2 0 0 220.53 $40,131.67
PBA50 2015 12 12 9 0 0 220.64 $17,650.00
PBA50 2014 11 11 11 5 2 226.01 $35,565.00
2014 8 2 1 0 0 214.18 $40,965.00
PBA50 2013 10 9 7 1 1 221.17 $18,260.00
2012-2013 10 5 2 0 0 218.39 $15,170.00
Senior 2012 9 9 7 2 0 224.40 $14,300.00
2011-2012 4 3 1 0 0 215.07 $4,780.00
Senior 2011 10 10 10 5 0 223.84 $22,050.00
2010-2011 4 3 0 0 0 207.11 $4,350.00
Senior 2010 9 9 8 1 1 221.28 $20,450.00
2009-2010 4 2 1 0 0 208.22 $4,620.00
Senior 2009 11 11 9 2 0 219.74 $22,220.00
2008-2009 20 19 7 0 0 211.48 $37,765.00
Senior 2008 season 9 9 9 3 0 221.13 $25,515.00
2007-2008 20 20 9 0 0 212.22 $39,630.00
Senior 2007 season 12 12 12 5 3 225.72 $53,150.00
2006-2007 20 20 13 0 0 216.55 $40,590.00
Senior 2006 season 9 9 9 6 0 226.32 $66,000.00
2005-2006 21 19 10 1 0 213.69 $61,855.00
Senior 2005 season 10 10 10 3 1 226.97 $40,050.00
2004-2005 season 20 19 17 0 0 221.59 $46,870.00
2003-2004 season 19 10 5 1 1 213.04 $134,633.00
2002-2003 season 19 16 13 1 0 217.56 $46,330.00
2001-2002 season 18 14 4 0 0 211.83 $29,500.00
2000 season 15 5 1 0 0 208.40 $8,320.00
1999 season 22 9 5 2 0 216.27 $28,600.00
1998 season 26 19 12 4 0 0.00 $58,500.00
1997 season 25 20 14 2 1 0.00 $68,930.00
1996 season 27 16 6 2 1 0.00 $85,532.00
1995 season 27 12 3 0 0 0.00 $17,912.00
1994 season 22 9 4 1 0 0.00 $15,050.00
1993 season 26 11 3 0 0 0.00 $17,105.00
1992 season 28 15 4 1 0 0.00 $22,940.00
1991 season 33 13 6 0 0 0.00 $24,520.00
1990 season 33 13 8 1 0 0.00 $36,345.00
1989 season 31 16 7 2 0 0.00 $43,545.00
1988 season 31 13 6 0 0 0.00 $26,580.00
1987 season 33 22 14 3 0 0.00 $54,465.00
1986 season 30 16 9 2 1 0.00 $58,240.00
1985 season 33 23 14 3 1 0.00 $88,475.00
1984 season 30 18 12 1 0 0.00 $35,785.00
1983 season 29 20 13 6 0 0.00 $68,045.00
1982 season 32 23 16 6 1 0.00 $73,685.00
1981 season 29 20 15 6 3 0.00 $103,085.00
1980 season 26 22 15 7 1 0.00 $61,825.00
1979 season 28 19 12 3 0 0.00 $37,455.00
1978 season 16 4 0 0 0 0.00 $2,140.00
1977 season 29 14 5 0 0 0.00 $11,690.00
1976 season 11 8 4 1 0 0.00 $9,650.00

*Note: Statistics will be updated for each tournament after it airs on television. Click here for the PBA Tour TV schedule.

Titles and Achievements

Career Standard Titles (9)

1980 – Fremont, Calif.
1981 – Torrance, Calif.
Doubles with Joe Hutchison, Las Vegas, Nev.
Denver, Colo.
1982 – Paris, France
1985 – Columbus, Ohio
1986 – Rochester, N.Y.
1996 – Lakewood, Calif.
1997 – Harrisburg, Pa.

Career Major Titles (1)

2004 PBA World Championship, Taylor, Mich.

Career Senior Standard Titles (4)

2006 – Chillicothe, Ohio
Tucson, Ariz.
2007 – Brentwood, Calif.
Ballwin, Mo.

Career Senior Major Titles (4)

2005 Senior U.S. Open, Sterling Heights, Mich.
2006 Senior U.S. Open, Las Vegas, Nev.
2006 USBC Senior Masters, Reno, Nev.
2007 USBC Senior Masters, Reno, Nev.

Awards:
Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award (1980, '81)
PBA Hall of Fame (1999)
PBA Senior Player of the Year (2005, ’06, ‘07)
PBA Senior Rookie of the Year (2005)
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