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February 14, 2020  

Silverball Chronicles Ep 1: Steve Ritchie - Before The Mullet

February 14, 2020

Silverball Chronicles with David Dennis and Ron Hallett 

 

Ep. 1 – Steve Ritchie: Before the Mullet 

 

Our topic this week, nicknamed The King of Flow, the bestselling pinball designer of all time, my favorite designer, and the reason why you know or will know what Meniere's Disease is: Steve Ritchie.  

 

This episode reviews the early life of Steve Ritchie until his first break from pinball in 1982 which includes his early life, how he became a designer, his first years in the industry at Atari Pinball, moving to Williams and designing some of the biggest modern sellers and most innovative pinball machine in this history of the hobby. 

 

Sources: 

Internet Pinball Database at IPBD.org - https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?searchtype=advanced&ppl=Steve%20Ritchie 

Pinside at Pinside.com - https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/steve-ritchie 

Wikipedia (Steve Ritchie, Pinball Designer) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ritchie_(pinball_designer)

Old IRC Chat with Steve Ritchie – Matt Walsh -  https://web.archive.org/web/20051119090606/http://www.mattwalsh.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/SteveRitchieIRCInterview 

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