Everybody Loved Eddie Elias

Eddie Elias: PBA Founder Merchandised Sports, Corporate, TV Worlds has arrived from the printer!

Eddie Elias: PBA Founder Merchandised Sports, Corporate, TV Worlds by Jane Richardson

Author Jane Richardson, known around the world for her well-researched books, gives the reader an in-depth look at Eddie, from his early childhood through high school and college, and into the varied worlds of sports management, television and radio.

Through the eyes and words of over 270 friends, family members and business associates learn about the creation of the Professional Bowlers Association and how Eddie turned the sport into the fourth longest continuing sports series on network TV. Eddie truly turned bowling from blue collar to million dollar.

Always looking for a challenging opportunity, Eddie didn't stop with just one sport as many will recall playing with or watching him on the basketball court, baseball diamonds and football fields. Others joined him on the golf courses, and all will remember his sparkling smile and his winsome humor.

Golfing great Chi Chi Rodriguez summed it up: "There are no words that can describe or express the greatness of The Big E."


  • Foreword by Chi Chi Rodriguez
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Growing Up
  • High School Years
  • Sports at The University of Akron
  • Working through Law School via Radio and TV
  • Eddie Elias Enterprises
  • The Professional Bowlers Association - From Blue Collar to Million Dollar
  • Golf - Driving To Success
  • Holding Court with Family and Friends
  • Awards, Honors, Testimonials and Tributes
  • The Saddest of Times
  • Reflections on Eddie
  • Index

What Others are Saying ...

"If you're looking for a book that takes you through the life and timed of Eddie Elias ... this is the book for you."
— Johnny Campos, Bowler's Journal International

"This book has to be written. The world must learn about Eddie if they don't already know him."
— Evan "Big Cat" Williams, Golfer, Sports Commentator

About the book

Eddie Elias (paperback) is 292 pages and contains a complete index of the people quoted and referenced in the biography. Click on the Buy a Book link to get one of the first copies.

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