Amleto Monacelli

Year Inducted: 1997

Category: Performance

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Monacelli becomes the first non-U.S. citizen to gain induction into the PBA Hall of Fame. After turning pro in 1982, Monacelli broke through with his first win in the 1987 Oronamin C Japan Cup in Tokyo. The 19-time Tour titlist's first win on U.S. soil came at the 1988 Showboat Inviational in Las Vegas. He followed that with four wins in 1989 and three more in 1990, garnering PBA Player of the Year honors both years. He won twice in 1991 and 1992, and after a winless 1993, captured two titles in 1994. Another win in Tokyo in 1995 gave him Japan Cup bookends for his then 16 PBA titles. From 1987-1995 he earned more than $1.2 million. He led the Tour in earnings in 1990 with $204,775. In 1989 his career best $213,815 was second to Mike Aulby's record-setting $298,237. He won back-to-back Senior U.S. Open titles in 2012-2013 and was the 2012 PBA50 Rookie of the Year.
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