City: St. Louis
Because of his knowledge of many areas of the sport, from the international aspect to such projects as the National Bowling League, Pluckhahn is regarded by many as one of the world's top experts on the sport. He also was in on the ground floor of the planning of the National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum. Pluckhahn has been a vital force in various areas of bowling for nearly four decades, first as a newspaperman in Milwaukee, Wausau, Wis. and Dayton, Ohio, but more prominently with the ABC Public Relations Department for 23 years and the National Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum for 12 years. His dedication and research was instrumental in the establishment of the ABC Hall of Fame Pioneer section.