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I will answer later, but does anyone want to take a guess as to where the "LT-48" comes from that's in the name of the bowling ball named after Johnny Petraglia?
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Is it.....to do with the name of the guy that developed it for Brunswick? If so, I Know.

  I had one of these balls and I have to admit it gave me several strikes during league play that I really did not deserve. It certainly slid the 5 pin over to the 7 more and I am sure it upped my average by 10-15 pins.

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It is, Bill....care to elaborate further?
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I still have my Brunswick LT-51 Tommy Hudson model that I used in high school. It is blue in color.

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I still have my Brunswick LT-51 Tommy Hudson model that I used in high school. It is blue in color.

Did the LT-51 come out 3 years after the LT-48?  "a clue"!
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I had to go back and verify it so I won't spoil it

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I thought they came out at the same time.  I heard that hudson and Johnny flipped a coin to see which name went on which ball.  Old story don't know if it is true or not.


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If it's any help, got the LT-51 on January 12, 1980.

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I can't stand it any longer. Was it named after the chap from Brunswick, 'Louis Trier' ?  I believe the 48 was to do with his age at the time ?

I have never heard of the LT 51 being sold here in Europe or even seen an advert for it. Is the 51 still to do with age ?
 I often wonder how these old but excellent balls would perform on todays oil patterns on plastic.

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The way I know it, thiswilldo has it. It was named after Louie Trier and the 48 was his age at the time. So with the Tommy Hudson ball 3 years later, you get LT-51.

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Bill and Brian are absolutely correct! Nice piece of trivia!
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the 1st l-t 48 was a tommy hudson l-t 48 it was green plastic
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