Lionel 'Bye' O. Bylander

Bye started bowling in 1947 in Hudson Wisconsin in a 4-lane house. He was owner of Lowry Central Bowlers Supply for 22 years. He sponsored over twenty teams per year for twenty years. He was part owner of the Spring Lake Park bowling alley and roller rink. Bye bowled in the American Bowling Congress National Bowling Tournament for 25 years. He coached league at Spring Lake Park and he had the good fortune to drill the bowling balls for many individuals that went on to have 300 games including himself. He competed in many straightaway leagues such as: East Side Majors, Minneapolis All-Star, New Brighton Classic, Maple Lanes Straightaway, Little Jack's Classic and Joyner's Classic. His high game was 300 (3/5/1972) his high series was 755. His end of the year high league average was right around the 200 mark. He looked up to Don Carter, and credits Joe Joseph for giving him the best tip.

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Mens' ABC Hall of Fame