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The 11th Frame: With brains and bowling skills, Norm Duke earns MVP as Shipyard Dallas Strikers win L.L. Bean PBA League for second straight year

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:00 pm

L.L. Bean PBA League MVP Norm Duke and the rest of the Shipyard Dallas Strikers celebrate after winning the Elias Cup for the second straight year. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Note: This story is an updated version of this “spoiler alert” story I wrote after the TV show was taped. The championship match of the L.L. Bean PBA League is unlike the quarterfinals and semifinals, and that makes the strategic decisions of a manager more complex. The PBA League quarterfinals and semifinals used a format of two Baker format games, with a 1-ball roll-off if the match tied, as five of the six quarterfinal and semifinal matches did. Here is my story on PBA...

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