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mrteach3

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Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« on: September 11, 2005, 04:04:27 AM »
Just heard on Fox that Chris Schenkel has died at the age of 82.  He died from a long time battle with emphysema.   Had to be the best thing that ever happened to bowling in terms of announching.
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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2005, 12:56:24 PM »
Sorry to hear that. I was just watching a tape I just bought of the 1968 Phoenix Open.
(Dick Weber, Don Glover, Billy Hardwick, Eddie Patterson, and Dick Ritger.) Commentary by Billy Welu and a very young Chris Schenkel. He was a gentleman from another era. May he rest in peace.
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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2005, 01:00:35 PM »
I am very sad to hear about this news. Chris Schenkel was someone I grew up listening to and watching. After the PBA went off the air on ABC, I was deeply saddened.

Rest In Peace my friend, you're in a better place now...

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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2005, 01:06:58 PM »
Classy!  Always enjoyed his class act!

I'm sure after a tough battle with Emphysema(those are very tough) that it is a relief to be at peace!

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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2005, 01:17:45 PM »
another legend lost. RIP Mr Schenkel
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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2005, 01:55:10 PM »
Heard the news earlier today on CBS pre-game coverage.  Schenkle was good for bowling on ABC coverage.  I remember him shedding a tear at the end of the last PBA telecast ABC provided.

He was an icon in the industry and will be missed.
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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2005, 02:48:23 PM »
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PBA.com has completely ignored it so far.

Nice job there guys.  Good to see you're still completely ignoring the prior 30 years before Miller and the gang.
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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2005, 07:53:58 AM »

Shame to hear.  Here's a link to another story:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/more/09/11/bc.obit.schenkel.ap/index.html


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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2005, 03:35:06 PM »
what a class act he was. my deepest regrets and sympathies go out to his family and friends.

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Re: Chris Schenkel (sp?) RIP
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2005, 10:54:04 PM »
you know,I wouldnt be any kind of man at all if I didnt give his family my Condolences on here.
I sure will miss hearing his voice,he was a true hero to the sport and a legend in broadcasting.
I always wished bo and him would announce together with espn and I truely believe that he is announcing for Dick Weber in heaven as we speak.

may God bless his family,

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