Walter (Skang) Mercurio


Walter (Skang) Mercurio
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Inducted: 1967

Mercurio was an outstanding Cleveland tenpin star for almost three decades. Skang, a nickname picked up from a baseball catcher of a bygone era, Wally Schang, turned in one of bowling's greatest performances when he averaged 238 for an entire season in the Tomasch All-Star league in 1934-35. In 1929, Mercurio lost a 60-game match against Ad Carlson by 240 pins, but completed the 60 games without a miss. He stretched that mark to 65 games before missing a 10 pin.