Name: BRADDOCK, JIMMY WIRE PHOTO (PLAYING BASEBALL)
History: James Walter "Cinderella Man" Braddock (June 7, 1905 – November 29, 1974) was an American boxer of Irish descent who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935–37. Fighting under the name James J. Braddock (ostensibly to follow the pattern set by two prior world boxing champions, James J. Corbett and James J. Jeffries), he was known for his powerful right hand, granite chin and an amazing comeback from a floundering career. He had lost several bouts due to chronic hand injuries and was forced to work on the docks and collect social assistance to feed his family during the Great Depression. In 1935 he fought Max Baer for the Heavyweight title and won. For this unlikely feat he was given the nickname "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon. Braddock was managed by Joe Gould. Offered here is an original wire photo of Jimmy Braddock depicting him playing baseball.
Full description: This is an original Underwood & Underwood wire photo with their stamp on the back. No caption. Mild creases in upper left and lower right corners. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. 8" x 10."
Size: 8 x 10
Categories: Photograph - Braddock, James J. -
Condition: very good
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