Salvino first burst onto the national scene when he helped Tri-Par Radio to the 1954 USBC Open Championships team title. He later won another Open Championships title when he teamed with Barry Asher for the 1972 Classic doubles crown. His PBA career was going smoothly until he began a slump in 1969 that lasted until 1973 when he and engineer Hank Lahr devised the Equation bowling ball which turned his game around. He now is very much involved with new developments in bowling balls. He returned to show his prowess on the lanes with a Senior tour win in 1984 and a Senior/Touring Pro title with Randy Pedersen in 1988.