These bowlers stand out as a few of the greatest professional bowlers of the twentieth century. Bowling attracts participants from all walks of life and, pro bowlers, of all the sports athletes, may be some of the most like the rest of us.

The great Earl Anthony - Pro Bowlers Tour 1981

Earl Anthony

He was born in 1938 in Kent, Washington and passed away in 2001. The first sport he was involved in was baseball. He was offered a contact with the Baltimore Orioles, but tore his rotator cuff at spring training, which put an end to the baseball career.

Earl Anthony joined a company bowling team where he was working and was very good. He turned pro in 1963 and in 1970 won his first PBA tournament. In 1982, he was the first bowler to win $1,000,000. He continued bowling over the years but won his last tournament in 1997 and passed away in 2001.

Dick Weber vs George Pappas 1985

Dick Weber

He is one of the most well known bowlers. He was born in 1929 and died in 2005. He won many titles over the years such as National Bowler of the Year in 1961, 1963, and 1965. In 1970 he was inducted into the ABC Hall of Fame.

1985 US Open - Marshall Holman vs. Wayne Webb

Marshal Holman

He was born in 1954. He started watching bowling on tv at about age 12. He mostly taught himself to bowl and has gone on to become one of the most recognized bowlers. Over the years he has won 22 titles. At age 21, in 1976, he became the youngest to win the Firestone Tournament of Champions.

1981 Showboat - Mark Roth vs. Earl Anthony

Mark Roth

He was born on 1951 in New York. He won his first PBA title in 1975. He is known for his hard throwing style. He has won other numerous awards over the years such as PBA player of the year.

1993 PBA Phoenix Open: Winning Never Gets Old Tip - Dick Weber and Camen Salvino Classic Clip

Carmen Salvino

He was born in 1933. Over the years, he won 17 PBA titles. He was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975. He was known as the "Spook".

These are just a few of the top professional bowlers in the 20th century. The PBA is going strong and the sport of bowling continues to produce many great bowlers and new fans to support them. The pro bowlers are excellent role models for bowling techniques and style.