ON JUNE 22, 1959, Eddie Lubanski, a former professional baseball pitcher, was entered in the Mixed Scotch Doubles bowling tournament in Miami, Florida. Before a rapt audience, Lubanski rolled 12 straight strikes to fashion a perfect game. That was really nothing new for Lubanski who once ruined a local television show which had offered $10,000 in cash to anybody who could bowl a perfect game. Lubanski turned the trick, collected the money, and put the show off the air.
However, in his second game, Ed continued to roll perfect shots. The crowd was agog and then sat completely electrified. For before he was through, Ed Lubanski had bowled 24 strikes in a row-two perfect games back to back in big-time competition!