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The 11th Frame: Jason Belmonte, Matt Sanders easy choices for PBA Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:00 am

Jason Belmonte with the Nevada-Reno cheerleaders after winning the PBA World Championship on Sunday. Photo by Susie Fever.
There have been some very tough votes for PBA Player of the Year in recent years, most notably 2011-12 (when I voted for eventual winner Sean Rash over Jason Belmonte and Mike Fagan) and 2015 (when I voted for eventual winner Belmonte over Ryan Ciminelli). Belmonte’s historic win in the 2017 PBA World Championship — arguably the greatest TV show in PBA history, as I detailed in this story — made the vote for 2017 POY an easy one. Belmonte was the first player to win three...

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