April 27, 1938
Who is Earl Anthony? Bio and Background of Earl Anthony
Earl Anthony, born on April 27, 1938, in Tacoma, WA, was a notable figure in the world of professional bowling. He began his bowling career at a young age and quickly showed promise, eventually becoming one of the most successful bowlers in history. Anthony was a left-handed bowler, which set him apart from many of his competitors. He was known for his smooth and consistent delivery, earning him the nickname "Square Earl" due to his straight approach to the foul line. Throughout his career, Anthony achieved numerous accomplishments, including winning a record 41 Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) titles, a record that stood for over 30 years. He was the first bowler to surpass the $1 million mark in career earnings and was also the first to win the prestigious PBA Triple Crown, which consists of winning the PBA National Championship, PBA Tournament of Champions, and the U.S. Open. Anthony's success on the lanes earned him induction into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1981. Tragically, Earl Anthony passed away on August 14, 2001, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of professional bowling.