1989 – Superior Performance — Professional
Mike Durbin won his first PBA tournament in 1967 in Tampa, FLA. The same year he earned a second title in Youngstown and he was named the Sporting News Rookie of the Year.
Mike is best known for his success in the prestigious Firestone Tournament of Champions, which he first won in 1972. He repeated ten years later and then picked up his third T. of C. title in 1984.
In 1984, he was elected to the PBA Hall of Fame.
Currently working with the PBA as assistant tournament director, the Chagrin Falls bowler also does the color commentary on the PBA’s ESPN telecasts.
In his outstanding career, Mike earned 14 PBA championships.