The Most Famous Bowler in the World: Ranking the Global Bowling Legends

Choose the bowler you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 07:03
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your voice truly matters! Today, we're on a quest to crown the most famous bowler in the world, and we need your help! Will it be the King of Spin or the Sultan of Swing? Or perhaps a dark horse from the world of ten-pin bowling? Dive into our meticulously curated ranking and cast your vote for your all-time favorite, or even suggest a missing contender worthy of the title. Join thousands of passionate fans as we celebrate the mastery, skill, and flair of the finest bowlers to have ever graced the world of sports. The battle for the top spot is heating up, and every vote counts! So, what are you waiting for? Let the pins fall where they may, and let's discover together who truly rules the bowling kingdom!

Who Is the Most Famous Bowler in the World?

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    Earl Anthony
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    Considered the greatest bowler of all time, Anthony won 43 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) titles and was the first bowler to earn over $100,000 in a single season.
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    Walter Ray Williams Jr.
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    With 47 PBA titles and 7 PBA Player of the Year awards, Williams is one of the most successful bowlers in history. He also holds the record for the most PBA Tour career earnings.
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    Known for his brash personality and signature "crotch chop" celebration, Weber has won 37 PBA titles and is a member of the PBA Hall of Fame. He is also the only bowler to win the U.S. Open five times.
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    Duke has won 40 PBA titles, including four major championships. He is known for his smooth, consistent style and has been named PBA Player of the Year twice.
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    A member of the PBA and USBC Halls of Fame, Weber won 30 PBA titles and was one of the sport's first superstars. He was also the first bowler to win all three majors in a single season.
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    Roth revolutionized the sport with his unorthodox "cranker" style, which featured a high backswing and powerful release. He won 34 PBA titles and was the first bowler to earn over $1 million in career earnings.
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    McCordic won 14 PBA titles and is best known for his perfect game in the championship match of the 1987 Quaker State Open. He is one of only 26 bowlers to achieve a 300 game on national television.
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    Belmonte is a modern-day star who has revolutionized the sport with his two-handed delivery. He has won 24 PBA titles and has been named PBA Player of the Year five times.
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    A pioneer of the sport in the 1950s and 60s, Carter won 11 PBA titles and was the first bowler to earn over $1 million in career earnings. He also helped popularize the sport through his appearances on television.
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    Carmen Salvino
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    Salvino won 17 PBA titles and was one of the sport's first true showmen. He was known for his colorful outfits and innovative equipment, and he helped bring bowling into the mainstream through his appearances on "The Tonight Show."

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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous bowler in the world. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or bowler is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each bowler once every 24 hours. The rank of each bowler is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous bowler in the world

Bowling is a popular sport enjoyed by millions of people all around the world. The game involves rolling a ball down a lane towards a set of ten pins, with the aim of knocking down as many pins as possible in each turn. While many bowlers have achieved fame and success in their careers, there is one name that stands out above the rest as the most famous bowler in the world. Known for his incredible skill, strategic gameplay, and charismatic personality, this bowler has captured the hearts of fans all over the globe. So who is this legendary figure? Read on to find out!

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