John Crimmins

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John Crimmins
City: Detroit
State: MI
Inducted: 1962

Crimmins was a controversial person whose fiery temperament inspired the nickname "The General". One story was that he toured as "The Masked Marvel," but few were the bowling followers in the Detroit area who did not readily recognize Crimmins in his heyday. The one-time USBC Open Championships titlist was the first bowler elected to the Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. In the 1937 Elks national tournament, he earned all four titles - team, doubles, singles, all-events.