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In honor of the 60th Anniversary season of the PBA Tour, how about we write about our favorite moments! Name the moment, and the type of feelings it invoked, etc.
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I'll kick this one off...

Johnny Petraglia's 300 game in 1994 at the PBA National Championship. This was his last hoorah on television, as he had not won a title since 1980 at this same tournament. I still feel the excitement of him leaping into the air after carrying the last shot and Larry Lichstein running out and giving him a big hug! I recently read a story about this, and evidently, him and Larry were talking about how they are going to send their kids to college, but hadn't thought of an answer of how to do so! Which now makes sense when you see the interview with Chris Schenkel afterwards!

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>> Johnny Petraglia's 300 game in 1994 at the PBA National Championship.

I was there. It was great!

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>> Johnny Petraglia's 300 game in 1994 at the PBA National Championship.

I was there. It was great!


I was in the hospital recovering from a broken leg and ankle

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I can think of two great moments that I don't forget.

1.) Nelson Burton shooting basically on the 15 board for the entire night and shooting 1084 (I think) in the mid 1980s to win the stepladder.

2.) Mark Roth winning his last title in 1995, many years after not making a show at all.

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Both great moments, Chipper! Yes, Bo at the 1984 Angle Open at Dick Weber Lanes -- bowling on lacquer, and throwing a frozen rope with a Black Hammer...a fun show to watch! And he beat Peter Weber for the title while Dick was commentating!

And Roth winning 3 games at the 1995 IOF Foresters Open -- beating 2 Hall of Famers in the process! Traber, Voss and then Williams Jr. for the title. Good stuff!

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I can think of two great moments that I don't forget.

1.) Nelson Burton shooting basically on the 15 board for the entire night and shooting 1084 (I think) in the mid 1980s to win the stepladder.

2.) Mark Roth winning his last title in 1995, many years after not making a show at all.
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I still say WRW Jr. dumped a couple shots that last game to give the title to Roth. I would have too in the same situation. 
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I don't believe it either



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I agree with you there! As I watch it again, it's quite remarkable to see Roth trying to throw the ball harder and harder as his line dried up....he was willing the ball to hit the pocket! 

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I still say WRW Jr. dumped a couple shots that last game to give the title to Roth. I would have too in the same situation. 
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Somebody refresh the memory.

I believe it was Webb and Holman having to be actually separated after almost coming to blows after a match.

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Somebody refresh the memory.

I believe it was Webb and Holman having to be actually separated after almost coming to blows after a match.


Don't remember that, but that would be a sight to see. We've talked about it here before, but when Chris Warren gave Bob Vespi the business after a match it was an instant classic. 
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Yes! At the 1992 Florida Open! I love the Warren fist pump after tripping the 4 on the final shot!

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Don't remember that, but that would be a sight to see. We've talked about it here before, but when Chris Warren gave Bob Vespi the business after a match it was an instant classic. 
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I still love the 1981 True Value Open - Crowd heckling Marshall and he yells out "Lotta class, lotta class!!!" They cheered when he got a split, then cheered louder when he converted!!
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