When his bowling fame outgrew Akron, the internationally-known Detroit Strohs conscripted "Buzz" Fazio and then went on to win five national match game championships in early 1950s. The 1951 team captained by Fazio, won the ABC team title. He also captained the St. Louis Falstaffs who won the ABC team crown in 1958. Fazio captured the 1955 Masters, twice has shared the BPAA national doubles title, and taken the Ohio State singles. He already had rolled to PBA championships in 1964 and 1965 before his 1967 induction.