Posts Tagged ‘Perfect Game

05
Nov
09

Replacement Bowler Steps In, Rolls a Perfect 900

Andrew TeallIn September when Andrew Teall’s father Tom required knee surgery, Andrew stepped in and took his dad’s place on his local bowling team, Wipeout, in the Monday Night Invitational League at Medford Lanes in Medford, NJ.

This past Monday, at his final frame, Teall reached his arm back, and rocketed the ball down the lane, STRIKE. Not in itself that exciting, except when you consider that throw was his 36th consecutive strike, making him the 15th sanctioned person to roll a perfect 900 series, scoring three straight 300s.

“It’s somewhat comparable to a perfect game in baseball where 27 batters come up and all go down,” said Mark Miller, corporate communications manager for the United States Bowling Congress, the governing body for bowling in the US. In recorded bowling history there has been a grand total of 21 900 series in 114 years.

“There was quite a silent crowd during the 10th frame,” said Teall, a 2003 graduate of Shawnee High School who as senior was a second-team All-South Jersey bowler. “After I did it, the first thing I heard was my Dad’s loud voice and then there were a lot of hands in my face for high fives and a lot of man hugs.”

“There was a big crowd that kept growing and by the time the 10th frame hit, the place was packed,” said Dave DeSantis, vice president of the South Jersey Bowling Association.

“It was actually very surreal and to be honest, I wasn’t nervous,” said Teall, who has been bowling competitively since he was a high school freshman. I had bowled 300 (five times) before but never twice in a row. When I got halfway through the second game, I actually thought I could do two in a row and when I did, it was an unbelievable feeling. Then the third game, it just came and went.

“I’m pretty superstitious when I’m bowling. I have the same routine and I get in a groove. I only touch the same five or six people all night for congratulations and I try not to look around to see who’s watching. You just have to drown everything out.”

Amazingly, despite the rarity of a true 900 series, the previous one was done just 3 days before Teall did his, by Chris Aker in Winnermucca, Nevada.

Just because his son rolled a perfect series though doesn’t mean Tom intends to sit out the rest of the year, “I’m hoping to get back sooner than later and I think that once I’m able to bowl that he’ll take some time off,” said Tom Teall.

[Courier Post]

29
Jul
09

Buehrle Celebrates Perfection With Whisky

Buehrle-Wise-Crown-Royal-XRWhen he pitched his first no-hitter, Mark Buehrle purchased watches for all of his teammates and coaches as a “thank you” gift for being a part of his moment. After pitching the 18th perfect game in MLB history last Thursday, Buehrle took the time to get another gift for his teammates, this time purchasing each of them a specially packaged bottle of Crown Royal XR.

Each bottle came with embroidery on the velvet pouch saying “Thank you,” the players name, Mark Buerhle Perfect Game and July 23, 2009. Pretty neat!

That said, DeWayne Wise who made one of the best catches of the year, let alone the best catch ever to preserve a perfect game, just gets a bottle of liquor just like everyone else. C’mon Buehrle, you have a $56 million contract, let’s throw something a bit more impressive at DeWayne than just a $140 bottle of liquor, he saved your perfecto! Buy him a car or something, I mean, REALLY!

[Home Run Derby]

31
Oct
08

I Did It! Uh-oh!

Don Doane has been bowling at Ravenna Bowl as part of the same bowling team for almost 45 years and on October 16, for the first time ever, he rolled a perfect game. When his teammates came to surround and congratulate him, Doane, 62, clutched his chest and then collapsed. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead of a heart attack. What a jones.

17
Jul
08

What Have You Accomplished This Year

glauserDave Glauser is just a typical dude from Toledo, he’s 61 years old, works as an auto parts salesman and enjoys playing sports. It just so happens though, that he’s awesome at sports. On Monday, while playing a round at Giant Oaks Golf Club in Temperance, Ohio, he fired in a hole-in-one. That’s pretty neat, but not extraordinary, lots of people have done that, even at his age.

However, this is now his 3rd hole-in-one, to go along with the 3 times he’s rolled a perfect 300 bowling game. According to about.com, the odds of an amateur golfer hitting a hole-in-one is 1 in 12,750 and for rolling a perfect game, 1 in 11,500. This guy has now done both, 3 times each!

He’s very modest about it,” Glauser’s daughter, Allison Schroeder, said. “He pretends like he’s calling about something else and then he says, oh by the way, I got a hole-in-one. He’s very excited about it, but he’s not the type to brag.”

Glauser has no intention of slowing down, “I’ll keep going as long as I can. I’ll keep doing the same old thing, playing until I can’t play anymore. I just love the challenge and I try to keep active.”




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