Bill Franklin

Meritorious Service

Bill Franklin
City: Lake San Marcos
State: CA
Inducted: 1992

Franklin has been a bowling writer, editor, researcher, innovator, speaker, publicist, historian, tournament official, promoter, member of the ABC Board of Directors and Hall of Fame worker. He helped research the records and oddities section for the original ABC Yearbook. He came up with the idea for on-site awards at the ABC Tournament, a program adopted in 1950 that has been copied in other competitions and continues at the annual ABC Tournament.