Earl Tops 100K in Earnings in A PBA Season
In 1975 Earl Anthony became the first player to earn $100,000 in a single season with his victory in the Buzz Fazio Open in Battle Creek, Mich. The win, Anthony’s seventh of the year, was worth $5,000 and put his season total at $100,890. Earlier that year, Anthony won the PBA National Championship at Imperial Lanes in Toledo, Ohio, becoming the first player in PBA history to win the National Championship three consecutive years …an unprecedented feat and one he repeated in the same event in 1981, ’82 and ’83. Anthony’s record-breaking career led to him being voted No. 1 on the PBA’s list of the 50 Greatest Players during the PBA’s 50th Anniversary season in 2009.
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