Barney Spinella

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Barney Spinella
City: Brooklyn     
State: NY
Inducted: 1968

Spinella was nicknamed "Jumping Jack" during his heyday as one of the greatest bowlers in the New York area because of his leaping antics on the approach after delivering his ball. He was regarded as one of the greatest 1-3 pocket shooters in the sport's history. He was famous in the hardwood duckpin circles and once held the world record average for five games (145). He was a three-time USBC Open Championships titlist, taking the all-events title in 1922 and 1927 and sharing the doubles with brother Chris in 1922.