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

  • Triple Crown Winner
  • Only Bowler to Win 3 Consecutive Televised Tournaments
  • 300 on National TV (1994)
  • PBA Hall of Fame (1982)
  • PBA President (1979-80, 1989-90, 1997-98)
  • PBA Senior Rookie of the Year (1998)
  • Winner in 5 Consecutive Decades
  • New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame
  • Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
  • USBC Hall of Fame
  • BWAA 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

  • 300 Games: 48
  • Highest Certified Series: 837
  • Total Events: 750
  • TV Finals: 70
  • PBA Career Earnings: $1,285,000
  • National Titles: 14
  • Senior Titles: 7
  • Regional Titles: 11