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#48 - 04/26/01 04:57 PM Why is 3 strikes in a row called a "Turkey"?
Gretel Offline
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Can anybody out there tell me why three strikes in a row is called a "Turkey"? smile

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#49 - 04/26/01 05:48 PM Re: Why is 3 strikes in a row called a "Turkey"?
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Over 100 years ago a turkey was given away as a prize for 3 strikes in a row since it was a rare feat.
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#50 - 04/26/01 05:59 PM Re: Why is 3 strikes in a row called a "Turkey"?
Gretel Offline
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smile smile smile Many thanks, makes sense really when you think about it!! smile smile smile

#69370 - 10/25/08 01:01 AM Re: Why is 3 strikes in a row called a "Turkey"? [Re: Gretel]
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Its too bad they don't still follow through with that tradition!
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#69377 - 10/25/08 08:10 AM Re: Why is 3 strikes in a row called a "Turkey"? [Re: Rack Wrecker]
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From Wiki:

The term turkey is used in the sport of Bowling when a player makes three strikes in a row. The origin dates back to before the turn of the 20th century. During Thanksgiving or Christmas week, the proprietor would present a live turkey to people who scored three consecutive strikes[1]. The term has carried over ever since.

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