PBA Hall of Famer Mark Roth attacked the Tour with a cranking, hard-throwing style which created a generation of imitators now prevalent throughout the sport. Roth won PBA Player of the Year honors in 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1984. He won eight titles in 1978 which he followed with seven titles in 1979. He finished his career with 34 Tour titles and $1,619,136 in earnings. He also owns two PBA50 Tour titles.