Johnny Petraglia

“Bowling has been my life since I was 8 years old. What makes it so great is that it is you against the elements, and everybody can do it. There are no restrictions according to sex, race, age, size or religion. Politics are practically non-existent (201 beats 200, no matter who you are). Being a professional bowler for 40 years has been wonderful. Very few people get to do what they love for a living. I am one of the lucky ones.”

Titles and Awards

  • Only player to win on either the PBA Tour
    or PBA50 Tour in SIX DECADES!
  • One of six PBA Tour “Triple Crown” winners!
  • 2012 PBA50 Dayton Classic Winner
  • Only Bowler to Win 3 Consecutive Televised Tournaments
  • 300 on National TV (1994)
  • PBA President (1979-80, 1989-90, 1997-98)
  • PBA Senior Rookie of the Year (1998)
  • PBA Hall of Fame
  • USBC Hall of Fame
  • BWAA Hall of Fame
  • New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame
  • Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

Personal Stats

  • Throws: Left
  • Member Since: 1965
  • Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 180
  • Birthdate: 3/3/1947
  • Family Status: Married, 2 Children

Other Info

  • Total Events: 814
  • TV Finals: 67
  • PBA Tour Titles: 14
  • PBA50 Tour Titles: 8
  • PBA Regional Titles: 9
  • PBA50 Regional Titles: 3
  • Highest Certified Series: 837
  • 300 Games: 48