Bill Fong nearly had three 300 games in a row:
The fact that he missed perfection by the last pin on the last roll—that makes the whole thing more human, less robotic. And that, somehow, makes it seem almost beautiful. Besides, [Fong's teammates] argue, Fong still holds the Texas state record. And because there have been only 21 perfect 900s, he is technically tied for the 22nd greatest night in the annals of bowling history. (There have been only 11 899s.)
One reason Fong may have come up short: he likely bowled the last few frames while having a stroke.