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Mark Roth (born April 10, 1951) is an American retired professional bowler. He is known for being the first bowler with a “cranker” style delivery (high speed, high revolutions), which is used by many modern bowlers, as well as his accuracy in converting spares. He is also known for being the first professional bowler to convert a 7-10 split on national television.
Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Roth attacked the Tour in 1970 with a cranking, hard-throwing style that created a generation of imitators now prevalent throughout the sport.
He was the second professional bowler to surpass $1,000,000 in career winnings, with Anthony being the first. His eight titles won in 1978 are still the PBA record for a single season, topping the previous mark of seven titles held by Dick Weber (1961) and Billy Hardwick (1969). Roth won another six titles in the 1979 season while collecting his third consecutive PBA Player of the Year award. He won his only two major titles in 1984, at the U.S. Open and Angle Touring Players Championship, while winning his fourth PBA Player of the Year award that season.