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Andy Varipapa

Andy Varipapa (Bowling.  Born, Carfizzi, Italy, Mar. 13, 1891; died, Huntington, NY, Aug. 25, 1984.)  Perhaps the most famous bowling star of the early television era, Andrew Varipapa came to the United States in 1903 and began one of the most remarkable careers in the history of American sports.  He began bowling in 1905 in […]

Joe Falcaro

Joe Falcaro (Bowling.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 3, 1896; died, Cedarhurst, NY, Sept. 6, 1951.)  Guiseppi (Joe) Falcaro was based in Brooklyn and became the dominant match-game bowler of the late 1920s and 1930s, holding the B.P.A.A. match-game championship for four years.  Falcaro was a flamboyant and colorful character both on and off the […]

Ned Day

Ned Day (Bowling.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 11, 1911; died, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 26, 1971.)  When bowling was introduced at Madison Square Garden No. 3 in the 1940s, Edward Gately Day, Jr., was the sport’s biggest draw.  Day put on exhibitions that excited interest in the sport, setting the stage for an exhibition by […]

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