HOF – Dick Hoover*


1991 – Superior Performance — Professional
Dick Hoover

On February 10, 1946, Dick Hoover rolled the highest series (847) ever compiled in league play by a teenager. Hoover also is the youngest to win the BPAA All-Star Tournament; he won in 1950-51 event the day after his 21st birthday.

As a professional, his delivery was among the speediest and most uneering as he was noted for seldom missing the pocket.

He was anchor man of the St. Louis Falstaff Team of Billy Welu, Harry Smith, Andy Marzich and Glenn Allison.

Hoover was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association.

He won three ABC Classic titles: with the Falstaff Team in 1964, with the Shur-hooks in 1966 and the Doubles Title with Glenn Allison (1431) in 1962. He had nine other top ten finishes.

Hoover won two prestigious ABC Masters titles – 1956 and 1957. He placed second in 1961, third place in 1954 and 1955 and fifth place in 1951. He also won the Ohio State All-Events title in 1952 with a 1917 series.

Hoover had numerous other titles; too many to list. He had seven 300’s, a best average in 1955-56 Parker Classic (227) and was First Team Bowling Magazine All American 1956, 1957 and 1962. Second Team in 1958.

He was inducted into the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1974.

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