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Les Keiter

Les Keiter (Broadcasting.  Born, Seattle, Wash., Apr. 27, 1919; died, Kailua, Hawaii, April 14, 2009.)  For nearly a decade starting in 1954, Les R. Keiter was one of the most recognizable voices in New York sports radio.  Keiter became sports director at WINS (AM 1010) in 1954 and began doing a pre-game show before Yankees […]

Billy Graham

Billy Graham (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 9, 1922; died, West Islip, NY, Jan. 22, 1992.)  An incorruptible fighter with above-average skills, William P. Graham, Jr., was a basic welterweight who fought numerous champions but never won a title.  Graham campaigned for nearly 15 years (1941-55) as a professional boxer and faced such champions […]

Robert Christenberry

Robert Christenberry (Boxing.  Born, Huntington, TN, Jan. 27, 1899; died, New York, NY, Apr. 14, 1973.)  During his four years as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, Robert Keaton Christenberry became embroiled in several controversies.  Christenberry succeeded Col. Edward P.F. Eagen Sept. 25, 1951.  Carmen Basilio won a 10-round decision over Michigan’s Chuck […]

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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