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 ...