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Halberstam was great writer, friend

Originally Published: April 27, 2007
By Jack Ramsay | ESPN.com

This feature was originally published in 2007.

I first met David Halberstam in the fall of 1973 at a social get-together at the home of writer Gay Talese in New York City. Talese and I were friends from summers in Ocean City, N.J., where we played a lot of tennis. Halberstam and Talese were longtime friends since the days when both wrote for the New York Times.

I was coaching the Buffalo Braves at the time and we had a preseason game against Boston, played as part of a doubleheader ...

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