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Weber got his start in the sport at an after-school job in a bowling alley, where the proprietor allowed him and other pinsetters to bowl without charge during off-hours. It was the beginning of one of the most successful bowling careers in history. After years of bowling for small sums in after-midnight matches, while holding jobs ranging from street photographer to postal clerk, Weber was invited in to join one of the first professional bowling teams in the United States, the Budweisers, located in St.
As most of you know, I grew up following in my legendary Father's footsteps and shadow; and I wouldn't have it any other way. Bowling was always our choice and never forced upon us as children. Actually, all sports had my interest and while I was growing up, baseball held my interest as much as bowling did.
Dick Weber burst onto the bowling scene in the s with the famed Budweiser's of St. The team was sponsored in by Budweiser Beer Company and promised their patron they would bring home championships, Weber helped keep their word by winning and breaking bowling records along the way. The Budweiser team shattered the American Bowling Congress league records that had been previously held for 21 years by rolling a combined 3, series in Masters League played at Floriss Lanes in St.
Pete Weber says it happens more and more lately. He will catch himself between frames, arms crossed, rocking back and forth from heel to toe, standing just like he stood, looking just like he looked. If all of bowling misses Dick Weber, the all-time great who died in February at 75, those closest to him ache.
Ann, MissouriU. The younger Weber joined the PBA in at age 17 and competed in 21 events his first season. He quickly made a name for himself with a brash, in-your-face attitude that made him one of the most entertaining and controversial bowlers on the PBA Tour.
Along with Don CarterWeber is widely regarded as professional bowling's first superstar. Weber made his first bowling headlines during the early s, while working as a mailman in his native Indianapolis. In he moved to Florissant, Missouri to join the bowling team named the Budweisers after the popular American beer brand. Louis, Missouri breaking a ABC record for a 5-man team with 3, pins and strikes.
Dick Weber, perhaps the greatest bowler ever and for more than a half-century an international ambassador for the sport, died Monday at his home in Florissant, Mo. He was Weber's wife, Juanita, said he had experienced breathing problems and could not be revived by paramedics.