According to Bowling Digest, almost every bowler - famous or otherwise - has a nickname reflecting the sportsman’s physical appearance, personality, job, or bowling style. Some of the nicknames are apt; others, merely rude.
Bowling great Dick Weber was the Splendid Splinter (so was baseball’s Ted Williams); Lou Campi is Wrongfoot; Dotty Fothergill is Fingers; Ed Rhode is Money; Marshall Holman is The Medford Meteor.
And there are plenty of Doomsday Striking Machines, Reds, Blues, Profs, Docs, Splitters, Counts, Revs, Lindys, and Tornados In Miniskirts bowling on lanes all over the country.
That brings us to a touchy subject.
Mayor Francis Slay recently rolled the first ball at Joe "The Loop" Edwards’ wonderful new Flamingo Bowl at 1117 Washington Avenue. Hizzoner wore a personalized bowling shirt that Joe sent over for the occasion. His bowling nickname?