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Johnny Petraglia

Johnny Petraglia (Bowling.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 3, 1947.)  At the beginning of his career, it seemed like anything but a career for Johnny Petraglia, who started bowling on the local lanes in his native Brooklyn.  At the age of 18, he decided to take a chance on the Professional Bowlers Tour and his first […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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