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The 11th Frame: Ageless wonder Norm Duke wins fifth ESPY

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:00 pm

An emotional Norm Duke embraces the trophy after winning the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Indianapolis Open. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Anyone surprised that ageless wonder Norm Duke won his fifth ESPY Best Bowler Award must not understand how the ESPYs are decided. The ESPYs are decided by fan voting and all anyone needs to do is go to a PBA event and see how beloved the 55-year-old Hall of Famer is, and research how popular his back-to-back PBA Tour wins at age 54 earlier this year were. That’s not a slight against fellow nominees Jason Belmonte, Jakob Butturff, and Anthony Simonsen — it’s just a statement...

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