Lou Campi

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Lou Campi
City: Dumont
State: NJ
Inducted: 1968

Campi, a right-hander, ended his slide at the foul line on his right foot, earning his nickname "Wrong Foot Lou." That unorthodox finish stemmed from his having played Italian bocci as a youth. Campi won the first PBA tournament, the Empire Open in Albany, N.Y. in 1959. He and fellow Hall of Famer Al (Lindy) Faragalli were stars of the fabled Faber Cement Block that was the highest scoring team in the East in the 1950s and early 60s. In 1947, he won the BPAA Doubles with Hall of Famer Andy Varipapa and again in 1957 with Faragalli.