ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
MORT LINDSEY

Sport: Bowling
Inducted: 1997
Country: United States
Born: December 20, 1888 in Newark, New Jersey
Died: May 16, 1959

Mort Lindsey was one of the original American Bowling Congress (ABC) Hall of Fame inductees in 1941. One of bowling's first colorful performers, he won ABC tournament championships in 1912, 1914, and 1919.

Lindsey began bowling in 1902, but semi-pro baseball occupied most of his interest as a youth. His first and second ABC tournament titles came with the New Haven Brunswicks in 1912 and 1914. In 1919, he rolled 1933 to win the ABC Individual All Events crown.

Lindsey held numerous titles and won countless challenge matches during tenpin bowling's informal amateur and professional years prior to World War II. Most of his tournament victories were won in the greater New York area, but occasionally he would venture out to the Midwest where he won many events, including the Petersen Classic in 1934. Lindsey was considered the greatest "money" bowler of the first half-century.

His consistency led all ABC tournament bowlers from 1916 to 1925 with a 201 average, and his 46-year tournament average is 192.

 
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