Arthur 'Art' J. Cumming

Cumming, an executive with Greyhound Lines, was nationally known for two other sports in addition to bowling. He was an outstanding fast pitch softball pitcher and one of the country's better horseshoe throwers. He is also in the Minnesota Horseshoe Hall of Fame. In bowling he excelled from the age of 12, when he started at the extinct Court Chamber Lanes where his parents bowled. Cumming really started bowling at the age of 16 and progressively advanced to higher leagues. At 21, he was one of the youngest bowlers ever to compete in the Minneapolis City Tournament. The highlight of his career came in 1937 in the Interstate Tournament at Sioux City. Bowling across six lanes and against new pins, he bowled an 803 on games of 270-278-255. He started stringing strikes in the 4th frame of the first game and rolled 18 straight. He has one 300 game to his credit and a memorable one at that. It was in the Minnesota State Tournament at St. Cloud in 1945, the first perfect game in St. Cloud's history. Cumming had more than 35 series over 700 with his high being 773. Twice he won the Minnesota State All-Events Titles, twice shared in Doubles Championships, and in 1947 he won the Singles Title with a 687. Among his other titles include a 5th place team finish when his team, Murphy Truckers, had 3,026 in the 1951 American Bowling Congress National Tournament.

Born: 
08/27/1909
Date Inducted: 
05/01/1970
Passed: 
06/19/1978
Induction Category: 
Superior Performance
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Hall of Fame Category: 
Mens' ABC Hall of Fame