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Earl Anthony

Age: 63

prolific bowling champion of the 1970s and 1980s who's left-handed delivery, crew cut and glasses became a fixture on the sport's national weekend telecasts; won more national tour titles (41) and major tournament titles (8) than any other bowler in history; reached the championship round (top-five) of a record 144 tournaments; first bowler to eclipse the $1 million mark in official PBA earnings (1982); named PBA player of the year six times (1974-76, 1981-83); joined the PBA Tour in 1963 but didn't win any money; returned in 1970 to improved results and by 1976 had become the Tour's all-time winningest player, surpassing Dick Weber with his 27th title; retired temporarily in 1984; returned to the national tour in 1987 with little success; joined the senior tour in 1988 and won seven more titles; worked as a commentator for PBA broadcasts into the 1990s; voted Bowler of the Decade for the 1970s; member of the PBA and American Bowling Congress halls of fame. The cause of his death was not given.

Died: New Berlin, Wis., Aug. 14

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