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Tony Galati

In 1923, at the age of 12, Tony got his start by setting pins in Ed Rowe's Bolling Alley. Thus began a love affair with the game of bowling that has lasted over 50 years. As a budding star he managed the old Mill and High Lanes. In 1933 he went to Buchtel Lanes as an assistant to Hall of Famer Benny Cole and began to get into big time bowling. Was a member, along with Hall of Famers Buzz Fazio, Clyde Potter and Boss Bosco, of the famous M. O'Neil Company team. That group won back-to-back state championships in 1940 and '41. Galati teamed with Fazio to become one of the most feared doubles teams in the country - placing 10th in the 1936 ABC national doubles and third in 1939 with a 1384 score. In later years, he was manager and owner of Akron Recreation Center.

Inducted 1976 | Bowling