Eddie Elias

 
Eddie Elias

Eddie Elias

Year Inducted: 1976

Category: Meritorious Service

He was an Akron attorney who founded the PBA in 1958. One year later the pro bowling circuit was launched when three tournaments were staged and their gross value was less than $50,000. Now in its 47th year of operation and 44th consecutive season on national television, the PBA Tour reaches some 21 cities each year.
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