John Rutkowski

Inducted in 1996

  • 1907: Born September 27 in Syracuse
  • 1920’s Club house boy for the Syracuse Stars
  • 1923: Graduated from Vocational High School- star baseball and football player. Played basketball on different Polish Home team
  • 1928 - 1930: Played on Sacred Heart semi-pro baseball team. Played on Babe Ruth’s exhibition team against Lou Gehrig’s team
  • 1928: Bowled on Sacred Hearts team which rolled a 3370 in a city league match
  • 1928 -1929: Journal-American 1st team all-star bowler
  • 1929: Member of five man U.S. Team from Syracuse which traveled to Sweden
  • 1930: Led Syracuse Major League with 209 average, then the highest average in league history
  • 1930 -1989: Ticket manger for Syracuse Chiefs, International Baseball League
  • 1940: City Singles Tournament champion - 706 score
  • 1942: Rolled three, 300 games
  • 1954: Inducted into first class of Syracuse Bowling Hall of Fame along with John Martino and Bernie Maurer
  • 1990: Died September 4, buried in Assumption Cemetery

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