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Clyde Potter

The Akron Area has turned out many great bowlers but none more colorful, more talkative and more confident. Potter began his athletic career playing baseball with the National ACs, then discovered bowling. For the next 42 years he brought further fame to Akron with his bowling prowess. Teaming with Buzz Fazio, Boss Bosco, Tony Galati and Andy Hernick, his M.O'Neil team won the State 5-man Title two consecutive years - in Dayton and Akron. He set a record in the Ohio State All-Events in Canton with 2061. He set another record of 2150 in the All-Events of the Eagles Tourney in Cleveland, including a 298 game. Potter has rolled four perfect games and one year he rolled an All-Events total of 2228 - second highest in the nation! He won the Beacon Journal Singles Classic four times - an honor shared with one other man - Dick Hoover.

Inducted 1971 | Bowling