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One underdog celebrates another

Harry S. Truman's upset 1948 presidential victory spurred another underdog, James J. Braddock, to send congratulations, ESPN producer William Weinbaum explains

Originally Published: June 12, 2005
By William Weinbaum | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: June 13 marks the 70th anniversary of James J. Braddock's upset victory over Max Baer for the world heavyweight title. Braddock's victory galvanized a nation in tough economic times. ESPN television producer William Weinbaum has uncovered a connection between Braddock and President Harry Truman, two celebrated underdogs.

James J. Braddock went broke and was on relief during the Great Depression.

Harry S. Truman started a haberdashery after World War I and went ...

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