50 Greatest Players in PBA History

January 25, 2009 - Las Vegas, Nev. - The late Earl Anthony, who left an indelible legacy on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour as its first career millionaire, was announced as the greatest player in the PBA’s first 50 years, capping the PBA Tour’s week-long 50th anniversary celebration.

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Here is a complete list of the players selected (as of the 2008-09 season - individual stats may have since changed):

Career Titles: 43
Career Major Titles: 10
Career Senior Tour Titles: 7
Career Earnings: $1,441,061

Highlights: His 43 career titles ranks second all-time and his 10 Majors stand as the all-time record… Held the titles record for 30 years until Walter Ray Williams Jr. broke the record… Won multiple titles in nine seasons… Won three straight PBA National Championships twice, from 1973-75 and 1981-83… Won the USBC Masters and Tournament of Champions twice… A six-time PBA Player of the Year (1974-76, 81-83) and five-time George Young High Average Award winner (1973-75, ’80, ’83)… Was first bowler to earn $100,000 in a season and $1 million in career earnings… Inducted into PBA Hall of Fame in 1988.
Career Titles: 44
Career Major Titles: 7
Career Earnings: $3,993,186

Highlights: The Tour’s all-time titles leader with 44 career titles… Ranks tied for fourth all time with seven Majors… Is the Tour’s all-time earnings leader as well, approaching the $4 million mark… Also holds the single-season earnings record, bringing home $419,700 in 2002-03… Has won the PBA Player of the Year Award a record-tying six times (1986, ’93, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’03) and has won the George Young High Average Award and Harry Smith Point Leader Award both a record seven times… Has won the National/World Championship three times (2001, ’03 and ’06), the U.S. Open twice (1998 and 2003) and also claimed victory in the 1994 Touring Players Championship and the 2004 USBC Masters… A win in the Tournament of Champions would give him the Triple Crown, Grand Slam and Super Slam… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1995.
Career titles: 30
Career Major Titles: 4
Career Senior Tour Titles: 6
Career Earnings: $956,830

Highlights: Is the only bowler to win a PBA title in six different decades… His 30 PBA Tour titles ranks sixth all time… Named PBA Player of the Year in 1965… Won a career-high five titles in 1961… Won four BPAA All-Star events, winning in back-to-back years twice (1962-63, 1965-66) … Led the Tour in earnings four times… Only player in history to win three consecutive tournaments twice in a career… PBA Charter Member was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975.
Career Titles: 34
Career Major Titles: 8
Career Earnings: $3,230,394

Highlights: His 34 PBA Tour titles ranks tied for third all time while his eight Majors ranks tied for second… One of just five bowlers to complete the Triple Crown, winning the Tournament of Champions in 1987, the National Championship in 1989 and ’98 and winning the U.S. Open a record-tying four times (1988, ‘91, 2004, ’07)… Also won the 1992 Touring Players Championship and is just a Masters title shy of becoming the second bowler to complete the Super Slam… Second all-time in career earnings as he is one of just two bowlers to go over the $3 million mark… Named the 1980 PBA Rookie of the Year… Won the George Young High Average Award in 1989… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1998.
Career Titles: 34
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Senior Tour Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $1,631,356

Highlights: Captured multiple titles in six different seasons, including a Tour-record eight in 1978… Followed that up with seven more titles in 1979… Won the 1984 BPAA U.S. Open and the 1984 Touring Players Championship… Four-time PBA Player of the Year (1977-79, ’84), one of just three players to win the award three consecutive seasons… Was a six-time winner of the George Young High Average Award (1976-79, ’81, ’88)… Was the first of just three players to ever pick up the 7-10 split on TV which he did in 1980 in Alameda, Calif…. Won the 2001 PBA Senior World Championship en route to the 2001 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year Award… Named PBA Senior Player of the Year in 2002… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1987.
Career Titles: 29
Career Major Titles: 8
Career Earnings: $2,096,060

Highlights: Captured eight Major titles which ranks tied for second all time… Won the 1979 PBA National Championship in his rookie season and went on to be named 1979 Rookie of the Year… Named PBA Player of the Year in 1985 and ‘95, becoming the first player to win both awards in a career… Three-time winner of the USBC Masters and two-time National Champion; also won the Tournament of Champions, Touring Players Championship and U.S. Open to become the only bowler to have won all five Majors… Twice won two Majors in a season (’89, ’95), the only bowler to accomplish that feat… Twice won the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award (1994, ‘95)… One of only two bowlers to shoot 300 in a nationally televised title match… Named to PBA Hall of Fame in 1996.
Career Titles: 29
Career Major Titles: 5
Career Earnings: $2,602,414

Highlights: Duke’s 29 titles rank tied for seventh all time… Owns five Majors including the USBC Masters, Tournament of Champions, World Championship (twice) and U.S. Open, making him one of just two bowlers to complete the PBA’s Grand Slam and one of just five to complete the Triple Crown… Was just 18 when he won his first title in 1983 becoming the youngest to ever win a PBA Tour title… Two-time Player of the Year (1994, 2000) and four-time George Young High Average Award winner… Also won the Harry Smith Point Leader Award in 2005-06… Won a career-best five titles and banked $273,753 in 1994… Has won three or more titles in four different seasons… One of 19 players to shoot 300 on national TV.
Career Titles: 26
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $663,426

Highlights: Ranks ninth all time with 26 PBA Tour titles… Won at least one title in 12 straight seasons (1966-77) and captured multiple titles in seven consecutive seasons (1967-73)… Won the 1970 Tournament of Champions and the 1972 BPAA U.S. Open… Rolled a historic 299 in the 1970 Tournament of Champions finals… Named PBA Player of the Year in 1971 and ’72, becoming the first player to win the award in consecutive seasons… Won the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award in 1977, the same year he was elected to the PBA Hall of Fame.
Career Titles: 22
Career Major Titles: 4
Career Earnings: $1,705,990

Highlights: Fiery right-hander twice won the Tournament of Champions (1976, ’86) and the U.S. Open (1981, ’85)… Won George Young High Average Award three times (1982, ’84, ’87)… Was the 1987 PBA Player of the Year… Won multiple titles in seven different seasons… Won three apiece in both 1979 and ’81… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1990 in his first year of eligibility.
Career Titles: 31
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $2,694,717

Highlights: Bohn’s 31 titles ranks fifth all-time… Won titles in five straight seasons from 1997 through 2001-02, capturing 18 titles in that span… Won a career-best five titles in both 1999 and again in 2001-02… Named the PBA Player of the Year in both seasons, also winning the Harry Smith Point Leader and George Young High Average Award in both seasons… A four-time winner of the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award… Lone Major title came in the 2001 USBC Masters… One of 19 bowlers to shoot 300 on national TV… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 2000.
Career Titles: 7
Career Major Titles: 5
Career Earnings: $176,040

Highlights: PBA Charter Member won two titles in 1960, including the PBA National Championship, as well as four titles in 1962… Won a record-tying four BPAA All-Star titles, twice winning the event in back-to-back years (1953-54 and 1957-58)… Also won the 1961 USBC Masters… His five Major titles ranks tied for fifth all time… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975.
Career Titles: 18
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $334,043

Highlights: Won multiple titles on three different occasions, including four in 1963… Won the 1963 PBA National Championship and the 1965 Tournament of Champions as well as the BPAA All-Star in 1969, and is one of just five bowlers to have completed the Triple Crown… PBA Player of the Year in 1963 and ’69, one of nine bowlers to win the award twice… Won six titles in 1969 and led the Tour with $61,160… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1977.
Career Titles: 24
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $2,373,838

Highlights: Won 24 PBA Tour titles, which ranks 10th all-time… Won at least one title in 12 straight seasons from 1987-1998, three shy of the all-time record… Named the PBA Player of the Year in 1988, winning two titles including the PBA National Championship, his lone Major title… Won the Harry Smith Point Leader award in 1987 and ’88… Amassed over $2.3 million in career earnings, ranking fifth all-time in that category… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1994.
Career Titles: 20
Career Earnings: $420,395

Highlights: Captured multiple titles in five different seasons, capturing two each in 1966, ’68 and ’69 and three each in 1973 and ‘74… Ranked fourth on the money list in 1973 ($55,818) and fifth in 1974 ($46,358)… Won the 1970 Japan Cup… Finished second in a Major four times, tied for the most all-time among bowlers without a Major title… Won the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award in 1970 and 1973… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1978.
Career Titles: 18
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $763,783

Highlights: A star from the get-go, Burton won his first title in 1964 at the age of 24… Went on to win 17 more and ranks tied for 15th on the all-time titles list… Captured the 1978 BPAA U.S. Open and also won the 1976 USBC Masters… Named PBA Player of the Year for 1970 when he captured a career-best four titles… Won two titles apiece in 1972 and ’78… Named to the PBA Hall of Fame in 1979.
Career Titles: 14
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Senior Tour Titles: 6
Career Earnings: $1,128,172

Highlights: Claimed his first title in 1966 at the age of 19… After spending time in Vietnam, came back to win five titles in 1971, including three in a row… One of just two players ever to win three consecutive events… Led the field throughout in all three events, one of which was the Tournament of Champions where he captured his first Major… His $85,000 in earnings that season was a record for the time… Went on to win the 1977 BPAA U.S. Open with a 279 score in the title game and three years won the 1980 PBA National Championship for his 14th title… One of 19 players to shoot 300 on TV… One of five bowlers to complete the Triple Crown… Also one of just three players to win a PBA title in five different decades… Named the 1998 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1982.
Career Titles: 17
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Senior Tour Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $671,750

Highlights: PBA Charter Member won his first title in 1961 followed by two in 1962 including the PBA National Championship for his lone Major title… Won multiple titles in four different seasons… Won two titles on the PBA Senior Tour including the 1984 PBA Senior National Championship… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975.
Career Titles: 20
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $1,437,721

Highlights: Named 1980 PBA Player of the Year after winning the 1980 Tournament of Champions… First victory came in the Brunswick Memorial World Open in 1978… Won at least one title in eight straight seasons from 1978-85 and won multiple titles in five consecutive seasons from 1979-83… Overall, won multiple titles in seven different seasons… Became the PBA’s sixth millionaire in 1992… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1993.
Career Titles: 18
Career Major Titles: 4
Career Senior Tour Titles: 5
Career Earnings: $912,765

Highlights: Won multiple titles in four seasons, including six in 1967 en route to the PBA Player of the Year award… Captured the 1965 PBA National Championship for the first of his four Majors… Went on to win another National Championship in ’67 and also won the Tournament of Champions in 1968 and ’75… Also owns two PBA Senior Majors, winning the USBC Senior Masters in 1995 and ’96… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1978.
Career Titles: 18
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Senior Tour Titles: 7
Career Earnings: $1,200,067

Highlights: Career began with a bang when he became the youngest winner in the PBA National Championship at that time, topping the 1961 field at age 21… Went on to win 17 more titles, winning at least one title in five consecutive seasons from 1967-71… Had a career-year in 1970 when he posted five victories and finished third on the Tour in earnings… Named the 1970 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner… Also won multiple titles in 1971 and ’73, including the 1973 USBC Masters for his second Major victory… One of just three players to win a PBA title in five different decades… Owns seven PBA Senior Tour titles, including the 1999 Senior Tournament of Champions, 2000 USBC Senior Masters and 2003 Senior U.S. Open… Only player to win both the USBC Masters and USBC Senior Masters… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1979.
Career Titles: 19
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $2,097,684

Highlights: Venezuela native was the first foreign-born player to win the PBA Player of the Year award, winning in back-to-back seasons in 1989 and ’90… Ranks sixth all time with just over $2 million and his 19 titles rank 14th all time… Won the 1989 Touring Players Championship en route to his first Player of the Year award, winning a career-best four titles that season… Won three titles the next season to earn his second honor… Harry Smith Point Leader Award winner in both 1989 and ’90 and George Young High Average Award winner in 1990… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1997… Is the only foreign-born player in the PBA Hall of Fame.
Career Titles: 14
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $839,520

Highlights: The first three-time winner of the Tournament of Champions, he won the prestigious event in 1972, ’82 and ’84… Named the 1967 PBA Rookie of the Year after winning two titles… After taking time away from the Tour, Durbin returned at the age of 36 and won two titles in 1981 and two more in ’82 including his second T of C… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1984 and went on to win his third T of C the same week he was inducted.
Career Titles: 14
Career Major Titles: 4
Career Earnings: $1,621,623

Highlights: Owns three U.S. Open titles (1982, ’95, ’96), and captured the 1985 Touring Players Championship… Is the only player to win back-to-back U.S. Open crowns since the BPAA All-Star became the U.S. Open in 1971… Won the 1986 Harry Smith Point Leader Award… Won the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award in 1988 and ’89… Was the ninth player to reach the $1 million mark in career earnings… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1996.
Career Titles: 15
Career Major Titles: 4
Career Earnings: $1,599,422

Highlights: Won at least one title in six straight seasons from 1998 through 2003-04… Won three consecutive Tournament of Champions titles from 1999-2002, the only bowler to accomplish the feat… Has won multiple titles in a season five times (1993, ’95, ’99, 2005-06 and 2006-07)… Was named the 1992 PBA Rookie of the Year… The following year he captured his first title and first Major in the same season, winning the 1993 Tums Classic and ’93 Touring Players Championship.
Career Titles: 15
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $839,586

Highlights: Won three Major titles, the 1981 Tournament of Champions, 1983 Touring Players Championship and 1986 BPAA U.S. Open… Was one of the Tour’s most imposing forces at 6’7”, 265 pounds… At just 22 years old he captured the 1979 Ford Open and never looked back… Won two titles each in 1981 and ’82 and won a career-high four titles in 1986… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1993.
Career Titles: 10
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $1,528,917

Highlights: The 1998 PBA Rookie of the Year recently picked up the 2007-08 PBA Player of the Year Award to become just the third bowler ever to win both awards… Won two titles apiece in 1999 and 2007-08 and in between won single titles every season from 2001-02 until 2006-07… Won his first Major in the 62nd U.S. Open in 2005 and his second in the 2006 Tournament of Champions… Became the fastest bowler to reach $1 million in career earnings.
Career Titles: 14
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $550,820

Highlights: After winning his first title in 1966, broke out with nine titles over the next two seasons, earning three victories in 1967 – including the Tournament of Champions – and six in 1968… Among his six victories in 1968 was the BPAA U.S. Open and for his efforts he was named the 1968 PBA Player of the Year… Led the Tour in earnings in 1968 with $67,375… Also known for his 300 game in the 1974 Midas Open, just the third on live national television… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1980.
Career Titles: 12
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $244,992

Highlights: PBA Charter Member won four events in 1963 and three in 1965… Won the 1960 BPAA All-Star for his first career title and Major… One of his four victories in 1963 came in the USBC Masters for his second Major title… Finished among the top five in earnings in four consecutive seasons and five of six between 1960-65... Second in earnings in both 1960 ($17,322) and 1963 ($36,962)… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975.
Career Titles: 13
Career Major Titles: 4
Career Earnings: $1,300,357

Highlights: Won all 13 of his titles in a seven-year span from 1987-93… Owns four Major titles, tied for seventh all time… Has won the U.S. Open twice (1987, ’93) as well as the USBC Masters and Tournament of Champions… His first career victory came in the 1987 U.S. Open, which made him the first bowler to win a six-figure first place prize.
Career Titles: 12
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $1,028,188

Highlights: Set a PBA record for shortest time between first and 10th titles, winning title No. 10 just two years, six months and seven days after his first… Won four titles apiece in 2004-05 and 2005-06… One of his four titles in 2005-06 came in the 63rd U.S. Open which marked his first Major title… Went on to capture PBA Player of the Year honors in 05-06… Named PBA Rookie of the Year in 2001-02… One of just three bowlers to win both the Player and Rookie of the Year awards in their career.
Career Titles: 13
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $400,059

Highlights: PBA Charter Member was named PBA Player of the Year in 1966, the year he became the first man to win the PBA National Championship and Tournament of Champions the same season… Won his second National Championship in 1968… The years 1966 and ’67 also saw Zahn become the first person to win the George Young High Average Award back-to-back… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1981.
Career Titles: 11
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $396,178

Highlights: The 1965 PBA Rookie of the Year won 11 times in his career, including three Majors… Won the Tournament of Champions in both 1969 and 1973 and also won the 1971 USBC Masters… Won at least one title in four consecutive seasons from 1966-69, winning two in ’69… Also won two titles each in ’71 and ’73 with a Major in each season… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1987.
Career Titles: 10
Career Senior Tour Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $1,012,602

Highlights: Won multiple titles in a season twice, including capturing his first two titles in 1970… Won the 1979 Firestone Tournament of Champions for his only career major… Led the prestigious tournament from start to finish… Best season came in 1984 when he collected his ninth and 10th titles and earned more than $100,000… Has also had success on the PBA Senior Tour, winning two titles and being named the 1997 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame 1986.
Career Titles: 11
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Senior Tour Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $1,499,881

Highlights: Named the 1991 PBA Player of the Year when he captured four titles including the Tournament of Champions and led the Tour with $225,585 in earnings… Won two titles in 1985 and one each in ’86, ’88, ’89, ’90 and ’95… Named the PBA Senior Rookie of the Year in 2004 when he won the PBA Senior U.S. Open… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1995.
Career Titles: 13
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $1,148,766

Highlights: Won his first title in 1986 then followed that up with two titles in 1987 including his lone Major title, the PBA National Championship… Won a career-best three tournaments in 1989 including the Japan Cup... Won a title in five different seasons in the 1990s then won his 13th title by going 12-0 en route to the 2002 Pepsi Open title.
Career Titles: 10
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $1,044,176

Highlights: Winner of 10 PBA Tour titles, Ferraro became the 12th player in PBA history to crack the $1 million mark in career earnings… Won the Touring Players Championship twice (1988 and ’91) and also captured the 1990 Tournament of Champions… Had a career-year in 1992 when he won twice and earned PBA Player of the Year honors… Also won the George Young High Average and Harry Smith Point Leader Awards that season… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1997.
Career Titles: 12
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Senior Tour Titles: 5
Career Earnings: $867,360

Highlights: A touring pro as far back as 1966, he placed among the Tour’s top 20 money winners nine times and on eight occasions placed in the top 20 in average… Amassed $66,000 in 1994, winning the BPAA U.S. Open as one of four titles… Has won five PBA Senior Tour titles and was named the 1994 PBA Senior Rookie of the Year… Won three titles on the 1997 PBA Senior Tour… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1985.
Career Titles: 13
Career Earnings: $225,670

Highlights: Won his first three titles in 1963, when he earned $19,358… Added four more titles in 1964, two in ’65 and four in his best year, 1968, when his money winnings peaked at $42,125… Is one of only six players to win back-to-back PBA titles three times during his career, accomplishing the feat in 1964, ’65 and ’68… Was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1983.
Career Titles: 10
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $238,306

Highlights: Won the very first tournament he entered in the 1965 Portland Open at the age of 19 and is the third-youngest player to win a PBA Tour title… Went on to win back-to-back National Championships in 1969 and ’70…. Was the Tour’s money leader in 1970 with $52,049… Won three titles in 1973 including the BPAA U.S. Open where he defeated Earl Anthony for the title… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1988.
Career Titles: 11
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $825,185

Highlights: Won multiple titles in three different seasons… Owns three Majors including the 1979 BPAA U.S. Open at age 24… Also won the 1982 Masters and 1983 Tournament of Champions… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1990.

Tom Baker

41. Tom Baker

Career Titles: 10
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Senior Tour Titles: 8
Career Earnings: $1,734,699

Highlights: Had a career-year in 1981, winning three titles… Won his ninth title in 1997 then waited until 2004 to win his next title which was also his first Major title… Won the 2004 PBA World Championship at the age of 49 to become the third-oldest bowler to win a Major… Has been a dominant force on the PBA Senior Tour, winning eight titles, including four Majors, in just three seasons… Named the PBA Senior Player of the Year an unprecedented three consecutive years… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1999.
Career Titles: 12
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $1,427,554

Highlights: Won his first title in his hometown of Baltimore in 1990 and went on to win a second title that season… Won twice again in 1991… Also won multiple titles in 1995… Won a title in three consecutive seasons from 2000 to 2002-03… After not winning a title in 2003-04, Wiseman bounced back to win his first career Major in 2004-05 when he captured the 2004 USBC Masters… Collected a career-high $186,050 in earnings that season… Teamed with Michael Fagan in 2007-08 to win his 12th title in the PBA Exempt Doubles Classic, helping Fagan win his first.

Doug Kent

43. Doug Kent

Career Titles: 10
Career Major Titles: 4
Career Earnings: $1,428,678

Highlights: Won one title apiece in eight different seasons until capturing two in a career season in 2006-07 when he was named the PBA Player of the Year… Both titles were Majors as he won the USBC Masters and World Championship… Also won the USBC Masters in 1991 and the World Championship in 2002… Led the Tour in earnings in 2006-07, pocketing a career-high $200,530.
Career Titles: 10
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $1,112,151

Highlights: After winning his first title in 2001-02 and his second in 2003-04, had a breakout season in 2004-05 when he won three titles including the World Championship to earn PBA Player of the Year honors… Two of his titles that season came in back-to-back weeks… His $350,740 in earnings in 2004-05 stands as the second-highest single season total all time… Went on to win two more titles in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and won his 10th title in 2007-08… Became the PBA’s 36th millionaire in 2007.
Career Titles: 11
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $281,188

Highlights: Captured multiple titles in 1971 and ’72, including the 1972 PBA National Championship… Was voted the PBA’s Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner the first two years after the honor was instituted in 1966… Tossed a perfect game – the second in PBA history – during the championship round of the 1969 San Jose Open in front of ABC-TV cameras and millions of viewers… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1986.
Career Titles: 8
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Senior Tour Titles: 12
Career Earnings: $1,360,386

Highlights: Holds eight titles including the 1983 U.S. Open, his lone Major title… Finished second in both the Tournament of Champions and the PBA National Championship in 1980… Won multiple titles in 1973 before winning single titles over the next three seasons and adding titles in 1979, ’80 and ’83… Won the Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award in 1972, ’73 and ’74… Is still a force on the PBA Senior Tour where he ranks second all time with 12 titles… Has been named PBA Senior Player of the Year three times, winning the award back-to-back in 1993 and ’94… Won his third honor in ’97 when he took home three titles including the USBC Senior Masters... Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1988.
Career Titles: 10
Career Earnings: $300,918

Highlights: Won two titles in a season on four occasions… Won his first two titles in 1966, followed by two each in ’71, ’72 and ’73… Won a title apiece in ’75 and ’76 – his last year on Tour – to bring his total to 10… While he didn’t win a Major, finished second on three different occasions including the 1973 and ’75 Tournament of Champions… Set a PBA scoring record in the 1971 South Bend Open when he averaged 247, a record which stood for 10 years… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1998.
Career Titles: 10
Career Major Titles: 1
Career Earnings: $454,543

Highlights: Won four titles in 1977, including the 1977 PBA National Championship, and earned $89,393, second on Tour… Was 1972 PBA Rookie of the Year… Won the 1977 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award… His 34 cashes in 1997 still stands as a PBA record… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1989.
Career Titles: 8
Career Major Titles: 2
Career Earnings: $1,098,923

Highlights: Won Majors as his first two titles, capturing the 2000 USBC Masters and the 2001 U.S. Open… One of just three players ever to win Majors as their first two victories… Named the PBA Player of the Year in 2003-04 when he won twice and earned a Tour-leading $238,590… Also won multiple titles in 2004-05… One of 19 players to shoot 300 on TV, shooting 300 against Jason Couch in 2003 in Windsor Locks, Conn.
Career Titles: 7
Career Major Titles: 3
Career Earnings: $248,180

Highlights: One of three players to win Majors as their first two titles, both of which came in the 1964 season… Won the 1964 PBA National Championship and the 1964 BPAA All-Star en route to being named the 1964 PBA Player of the Year… Led the Tour in earnings that season with $33,592… Won two titles apiece in 1965 and ‘68… Earned his second Major victory in the 1966 USBC Masters… Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1987.