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The 11th Frame: Ageless, inspirational Tom Baker wins PBA50 Northern California Classic

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Ageless Tom Baker won the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV on Wednesday for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Tom Baker has been an inspiration to me for decades, but he should be an inspiration to everyone by now. Early in his PBA Tour career in the 1970s, Baker had a powerful rolling ball, but a fall caused a broken right (bowling) wrist and forced him to develop his now famous spinner that carried him to a Hall of Fame career. Because of my history of a broken bowling wrist as a kid and the subsequent operations and struggles I’ve experienced, Baker has long been an inspiration to me. Now...

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