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“Mr. Bowling” Don Carter dead at 85.

Don Carter “Mr. Bowling” dead at 85.

Don Carter was the greatest bowler of his era, winning six Bowler of the Year honors between 1953 and 1962.

He was a driving force in the creation of the Professional Bowlers Association in 1958 and served as its first President.

In 1964 “Mr. Bowling” Don Carter became the first athlete in American sports history to sign a Million Dollar marketing endorsement contract, with Ebonite.

He was voted second best bowler of the 20th century and inducted into the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1970.

With thirteen perfect 300 games and five 800 series in his career, Don Carter became a charter member of the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975.

“ I’m famous because I’m the only guy to have two wives in the Hall of Fame.” – Don Carter

 

 

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