Johnny Klares

Induction Year: 1980 Sport: Bowling

One of Cleveland’s finest bowlers during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, he and his partner, Steve Nagy set a record of 1453 in the doubles event of the American Bowling Congress Tournament in 1952 which still stood in 1981. Klares contributed a 755 three-game series to that score. He finished fifth in the all-events of that ABC Tournament and his team won the team all-events crown. He bowled three sanctioned 300 games and three series of 800 or better during his career, averaging 191 for 30 ABC tournaments.