Along with Don Carter , Weber is widely regarded as professional bowling's first superstar. Weber made his first bowling headlines during the early s, while working as a mailman in his native Indianapolis. In he moved to Florissant, Missouri to join the bowling team named the Budweisers after the popular American beer brand. Louis, Missouri breaking a ABC record for a 5-man team with 3, pins and strikes. The record wasn't broken until In Weber became a founding member of the Professional Bowlers Association , which he subsequently dominated.
Dick Weber, 75; Bowling Star Won 32 Titles Over 6 Decades
Dick Weber – St Louis Sports Hall of Fame
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Ann, Missouri , U. The younger Weber joined the PBA in at age 17 and competed in 21 events his first season. He quickly made a name for himself with a brash, in-your-face attitude that made him one of the most entertaining and controversial bowlers on the PBA Tour. He was named Rookie of the Year in but did not win his first title until He secured his 10th title at the age of 24, thus becoming the youngest bowler to achieve that feat.
His gentlemanly manner and extraordinary skill made him a crowd favorite. Weber was also known as a tireless ambassador of his sport, and rarely passed up an opportunity to promote the sport. He usually hurled bowling balls into strange items requested by viewers. A lane was set up outside the studio and Weber would bowl into things such as TV sets or eggs.