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Carmen Salvino

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Carmen Salvino

Carmen Salvino (born November 23, 1933 in Chicago) is a retired professional ten-pin bowler and a founding member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). Salvino won 17 PBA Tour titles –- among them the 1962 PBA National Championship where he defeated fellow bowling legend Don Carter in the finals. He also won two PBA Senior Tour titles, including the 1984 Senior National Championship. The right-handed bowler was among the eight original inductees to the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975, and is also a member of the USBC Hall of Fame (inducted 1979), the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 1985), the Illinois Sports Hall of Fame, and the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Salvino now resides in Schaumburg, IL (USA), and has remained active in various capacities of the PBA, including executive board and tournament committee positions, as well as one term as PBA president (1985-86).

Despite all his victories, Salvino listed a loss to his good friend

  1. ^ "The sounds and the furious...", article by Carmen Salvino and Dick Denny, Bowling Digest, June, 2003.
  2. ^


  •, official website of the Professional Bowlers Association and the PBA Tour
  • Carmen Salvino's daughter Corinne Miller


Salvino was ranked #17 on the PBA's 2008 list of "50 Greatest Players of the last 50 years." The 1999 Bowlers Journal ranking of 20th Century bowlers rated him #34.

Nicknamed "The Professor", Salvino claimed in the 1970s to have based his bowling style on a mathematical equation, which he never revealed. The equation covered the bowling stance and ball delivery that stressed accuracy. [2]

Salvino has made a number of memorable marks on the sport of bowling throughout his seven decades (1950s-2015): champion, Hall-of-Famer, showman, entertainer, bowling ball scientist in the areas of physics and chemistry, bowling ambassador, as well as bowling health enthusiast.


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