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ISBN: 0870203878
Author: Doug Schmidt
Language: English
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press; 1 edition (October 22, 2007)
Pages: 288
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.7
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The rock solid roots of bowling have always been Milwaukee. Mr. Schmidt shows why that was so and tells us who was responsible

The rock solid roots of bowling have always been Milwaukee. Chuck Pezzano, Bowling Hall of Famer, Author, Historian). Schmidt shows why that was so and tells us who was responsible. Perhaps, this isn't the most important history, but it is fun and it's a piece of the puzzle.

They Came to Bowl book. A urethane split on the drives  . From the thrill of the perfect strike to the agony of a ball gone astray, anyone who has rolled a ball down the lanes will find themselves or someone th A frozen rope. Chicken tracks on the telescore. Do you know your bowling lingo?

Milwaukee County Historical Society. 910 N. Old World Third Street Milwaukee, WI 53203-1591 41. 73.

SKU: 4aae1514d390 Category: Online Books. Additional information. Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Schmidt, Doug (2007). Wisconsin Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0-87020-387-9.

Bowling! From the thrill of the perfect strike to the agony of a ball gone astray, this popular sport is known throughout the nation. In this authoritative and lively book, Doug Schmidt traces bowlingâ?™s roots from a German religious rite centuries ago to the sport that made Milwaukee famous. From the taverns and saloons that housed recreational games to the sell-out crowds and million-dollar. beer sponsorships of televised tournaments, this well-illustrated book covers both sport and city.

Born in Palermo, Sicily, Marino came to Chicago when he was 11 years old, and started bowling in 1912 while working as. .

Born in Palermo, Sicily, Marino came to Chicago when he was 11 years old, and started bowling in 1912 while working as a barber. Within four years he had won his first bowling championship, the 1916 American Bowling Congress Doubles, becoming known as "the Italian Wonder of Bowling". In 1930 Marino moved to Milwaukee to open a bowling alley, but joined the Heil Products team and soon became a global star on the bowling circuit.

Ten-pin bowling is a type of bowling in which a bowler rolls a bowling ball down a wood or synthetic lane toward ten pins positioned in a tetractys at the far end of the lane.

Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 10 September 2017. This biographical article relating to American ten-pin bowling is a stub. Ten-pin bowling is a type of bowling in which a bowler rolls a bowling ball down a wood or synthetic lane toward ten pins positioned in a tetractys at the far end of the lane. The objective is to knock down all ten pins on the first roll of the ball, or failing that, on the second roll.

Far We've been traveling far Without a home But not without a star Free Only want to be free We huddle close Hang on to a dream. On the boats and on the planes They're coming to America Never looking back again They're coming to America. Home, don't it seem so far away Oh, we're traveling light today In the eye of the storm In the eye of the storm. They're coming to America They're coming to America They're coming to America They're coming to America Today, today, today, today, today.

A frozen rope. A urethane split on the drives. Chicken tracks on the telescore.* Do you know your bowling lingo? You will along with much more when you read They Came to Bowl: How Milwaukee Became America's Tenpin Capital. From the thrill of the perfect strike to the agony of a ball gone astray, anyone who has rolled a ball down the lanes will find themselves or someone they know in the people, places and stories covered in this book.

In this authoritative and lively book, Doug Schmidt traces bowling's roots from a German religious rite centuries ago to the sport that made Milwaukee famous. From the taverns and saloons that housed recreational games to the sell-out crowds and million-dollar beer sponsorships of televised tournaments, this well-illustrated book covers both sport and city, charting the changing face of bowling over the century. Packed with memorable showdowns and improbable heroes, They Came to Bowl will take you back to the changing lanes of bowling in Milwaukee — and the sport as a whole.

* frozen rope=a ball rolled with excessive speed almost straight to the pocket; urethane split=2-8-10 or 3-7-9 split caused by sharp breaking point of reactive resin balls; drives=alleys; chicken tracks=string of strikes

Comments:

Mojind
Anyone interested in bowling's history & legacy in Milwaukee must have this in their reading library!
Monn
The author didnt do his homework. My mother Carole Lemke had more titles than any other women bowler but yet didnt get any mention other than a passing mention along with another story. Dissapoining.
Quemal
It will surprise virtually no one with a Wisconsin background to learn that Milwaukee played a key role in the rise of bowling as a popular recreation. Assisted by a strong German heritage and a love of drinking beer outside the home, Milwaukee took to recreational bowling like few others. It was, relatively speaking, an immediate hit. Beginning around the turn of the century, lanes quickly began popping up - first a few lanes in a few pubs, then several lanes in multipurpose recreation complexes. As the sport became more popular, systematic governance became necessary and Milwaukee supplied many of the important pioneering leaders - serving as the headquarters for some of bowling's most important organizations. Probably even more importantly, Milwaukee supplied more than its share of great bowlers during the sport's heyday. Like everywhere else, bowling declined in popularity in Milwaukee as the millennium drew to its close. No longer were local bowling programs sufficiently profitable, nor were seventy lane bowling centers of much use. Yet bowling remains a significant part of Milwaukee's past and continuing culture. Thanks in large part to the prominence it gave Milwaukee when bowling was king.

Doug Schmidt admirably recounts the history of bowling in Milwaukee, principally by introducing the reader to the places, people and personalities that led the way. The stories run the gamut - from tiny basements with two lanes to giant bowling centers with scores of lanes, from quiet and careful businessmen to live-fast, die-young shooting stars. The story probably isn't entirely coherent. Nor will everyone find great interest here - indeed, I struggled through portions where the author highlighted seemingly endless game and series scores. But, Mr. Schmidt successfully retrieves the lost glory of one of Milwaukee's truly glorious pasts. For a time Milwaukee was very nearly the center of the world as far as bowling was concerned, and for an even greater period of time one could not speak of top rank bowling without considering Milwaukee. Mr. Schmidt shows why that was so and tells us who was responsible. Perhaps, this isn't the most important history, but it is fun and it's a piece of the puzzle.
Landamath
I have read this book from front to back their is a lot of information that I didn't even know. Specially growing up in a bowling family. Doug informed a lot of history in this book. I am glad he covered a lot. If you look in the back of the book he even have bowling centers from the Milwaukee area listed with all the different names. I was happy that he mention the three guys who shot a 900 series which included my brother PJ. This is a must read book.
Goll
Milwaukee is the ultimate blue-collar town, so it's no surprise that bowling was a huge sport in the area. Doug Schmidt is a fine writer and researcher who is a true expert on bowling history. Buy this book!
Uscavel
Although I have not yet read my copy, I have heard the author interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio. If his writing is as informative and light as his conversation, this "history" of Germans in Milwaukee and the evolvement of bowling as we know it today will be a great read.

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