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Rick Davis

Davis has earned virtually every honor bestowed upon area bowlers. But perhaps nothing in his career can top his performance of April 29, 1982, less than a week before his 30th birthday. The evening began as a roll off for the All-Star Classic League championship. It ended, sometime after 2 a.m., as the Late Night With Rick Davis Show. Using a new ball, Davis rolled two consecutive perfect games – 31 strikes in a row – en route to an 849 3-game series, believed to be the highest in Akron history. Incidentally, his team, Ace Mitchell’s won the roll off. He was Beacon Journal Bowler of the Year in 1974 and seven times a member of the BJ All-Star squad. He was a member of the Kent Lincoln Mercury state championship team in 1976 and 1981. He won the state doubles title with Chris Neidert in 1975 and with Ron Bell in 1980. He won the Ohio Tournament Bowlers Association championship in 1973 and 1983.

Inducted 1989 | Bowling