Related Program: Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories When Duckpin Bowling Became A Thing By Gil Sandler • May 9, 2014 Related Program: Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 2:04 Bowling In Baltimore Two ex-baseball players sitting in a duck blind on the Eastern Shore, see a flight of ducks take off and scatter upwards. The moment proved inspirational, and brought into being "duckpin bowling". It changed an industry and a national pastime. Tags: WYPR ProgramsBowlingBaltimore PastimesTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Wrapping The Mummy - The Hula Hoop Trick That Got The City Comptoller in 1962 By Gil Sandler • Nov 21, 2013 The craze was all over Baltimore, and when the city held a hula-hoop contest among its children, the City Comptroller himself thought he could have won it. It's Time To Get Things Started! The Time The Muppets Came To Baltimore By Gil Sandler • Nov 21, 2013 Kermit the Frog came to Baltimore to advertise for EssKay meats—and wound up advertising, too, the City of Baltimore.