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Hurricane Carter

Hurricane Carter (Boxing.  Born, Clifton, NJ, May 6, 1937.)  An above-average middleweight who once fought for the championship, Ruben Carter became a national cause celebre after being convicted in a triple murder.  Carter held wins over top fighters such as Emile Griffith (1963) and Jimmy Ellis (1964) and earned a shot at middleweight champ Joey […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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