When Duckpin Bowling Became A Thing By Gil Sandler • May 9, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ 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. Related Program: Gil Sandler's Baltimore StoriesTags: WYPR ProgramsBowlingBaltimore Pastimes Related Content Wrapping The Mummy - The Hula Hoop Trick That Got The City Comptoller in 1962 2 years ago It's Time To Get Things Started! The Time The Muppets Came To Baltimore 2 years ago View the discussion thread.