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March 31, 2021  

Silverball Chronicles Ep 13: Pat Lawlor Part 2 - Williams Wreck’n Ball

March 31, 2021

Silverball Chronicles: A Pinball History Podcast with Ron and David

Episode 13: Pat Lawlor Part 2 - Williams Wreck’n Ball 


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Episode Summary 

Pat Lawlor has a demeanor which has rubbed some the wrong way over the years. Let’s face it, as a designer you need to get strong personalities in line, meet corporate deadlines, push your creative vision to the edge and have the confidence in yourself that your product design will sell. Maybe part of that reputation was created in his early career in the Williams Pinball Shark Tank. 

Join us this month as we discuss Pat Lawlor joining William Pinball, Larry DeMar’s double dippin’, fun child-like pinball designs, Whirlwind, that creepy *shutter* mech, what Python Anghelo thinks of Pat, proving the naysayers wrong, and yes, the record breaking Addams Family.



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Internet Pinball Database

  • Pat Lawlor Game List. Here


TopCast – Pat Lawlor 1. 2. 3.

Brown, Duncan F. Wreck’n Ball Video. Here  

Shalhoub, Michael (2004). The Pinball compendium: 1982 to Present. Schiffer Publishing, Lt. Here