1988 – Superior Performance — Professional
Steve Nagy is posthumously being inductee in the Ohio Hall of Fame.
Nagy was born in Shoaf, PA., on August 10, 1913 but it was in Cleveland he earned his reputation as one of the greatest bowlers in history.
He won his first ABC title in 1952 when he and Johnny Klares won the doubles with the ABC all-time record of 1453. Nagy also won the all-events title with 2065, just short of the record.
Nagy picked up two more ABC titles in 1958 with the Falstaff Team. He added a 729 to a 3210 team total and 2033 to a team all-events total of 9608. The 2033 was good for second in the individual all-events. Although he never won the Masters, he was second in 1960, third in 1956 and fourth in 1952.
Nagy won the prestigious BPAA All-Star in 1955 and bowled on the Falstaff Team which won the BPAA Team Championships in 1957 and 1960.
Nagy’s other tournament titles are too numerous to list but he was chosen Bowler of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America in 1952 and 1955. He served as president of the PBA in 1964-65.
A member of the ABC and PBA Halls of Fame, Nagy had seven 300 games and a high series of 831. Nagy died Nov. 10, 1966.