HBO Sports Bowling

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HBO Sports Bowling is the branding used for Professional Bowlers Association broadcasts on the HBO premium cable and satellite television network. Bowling[1] was one of HBO's earliest programs,[2][3] back when it debuted in the early 1970s. HBO's first bowling telecast[4] was the Winston-Salem Open on June 10, 1973. About 21 PBA TV finals aired on HBO from June 1973 through July 1975.[5]

Dick Stockton,[6][7] Marty Glickman,[8][9] and Spencer Ross[10][11] served as the play-by-play announcers and Skee Foremsky[12][13] acted as the color commentator for the bowling telecasts.[14] Pat Summerall also called at least one event, which was the 1975 Brunswick World Open.[15]

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  1. ^ 1976 PBA Tucson HBO Open: Championship Match: Dave Soutar vs Barry Asher on YouTube
  2. ^ Mesce Jr., Bill. Inside the Rise of HBO: A Personal History of the Company That Transformed ... McFarland. p. 132.
  3. ^ Mesce, Bill. "It's Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: An Original Voice". PopOptiq.
  4. ^ Wyckoff, Jackie (February 2, 2017). "IBMA International Bowling Media Association". Facebook.
  5. ^ London, Mark (February 9, 2017). "Just Paying Attention" (PDF). The Bowling News.
  6. ^ Shea, Stuart. Calling the Game: Baseball Broadcasting from 1920 to the Present. SABR, Inc. p. 164.
  7. ^ Stockton, Dick (April 18, 2018). "A Major Turning Point in This Columnist's Career".
  8. ^ Glickman, Marty. The Fastest Kid On the Block: The Marty Glickman Story. Syracuse University Press. p. 139.
  9. ^ Sterling, Christopher H. Biographical Dictionary of Radio. Routledge. p. 355.
  10. ^ Eagan, Daniel (September 9, 2011). "Lost and Found: HBO and Ernst Lubitsc". SMITHSONIAN.COM.
  11. ^ "HBO Sports". August 2, 2012.
  12. ^ "Topic: Don McCune Tribute".
  13. ^ "Fred Foremsky". EL PASO USBC.
  14. ^ 1974 PBA New Jersey Open Introduction. Retrieved October 5, 2012 – via YouTube.
  15. ^ Taylor, Joan. "1975 Brunswick World Open". Daily Record.

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