Bowling master Dick Hoover made his start as a pin boy and rolled is first 300 game while still a teenager. Barely out of his teens, he won the National All-Star title, the youngest bowler ever to do so. In later years, Hoover was twice a member of the winning squad in the ABC Classic team event. His greatest accomplishment, however, came when he won back-to-back titles in the prestigious ABC Masters tournament in 1956-57. Hoover added the ABC Classic doubles crown with Glen Allison in 1962 and three times was named to bowling's All-American team. After the formation of the PBA, he won a tour event at Baltimore in 1962.