George Pappas

Superior Performance

George Pappas
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Inducted: 1989

Pappas extended his record of consistency at the USBC Open Championships in 1988 when he took over the lead for lifetime average with his 209.67 mark for 20 years, continuing in the top spot through 1997 at 209.67. Pappas's victory in the 1979 Tournament of Champions capped a fine decade for the former PBA President. In the 1970s, Pappas won six PBA titles, 10 PBA regionals, two USBC eagles and had 12 other top 10 Open Championships finishes. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was named four times to Bowling Magazine's All-America second team in the 70s before making it to the first team in 1979.