Joe Joseph

Superior Performance

Joe Joseph
City: Lansing
State: MI
Inducted: 1969

Joseph, noted for one of the smoothest deliveries in bowling, was an outstanding semi-pro football player and fast-pitch softball pitcher in his younger days. However, he made bowling his major sport and went on to win three USBC Open Championships titles, with eight other finishes in the top 10. He won the first Tournament of Champions in 1962 after winning his first pro tournament in St. Louis that same year. He also teamed with Tommy Hudson to win the inaugural Great and Greatest tournament in 1978.