#333 Max Baer, sr. the Livermore Larruper


Max Baer, born Maximilian Adalbert Baer,  is a well known American boxer, cemented into popular culture through his son, Max Baer, jr of Beverly Hillbillies fame where he played Jethro Bodine.  With the death of Ellie May, Donna Douglas, Baer fils, is the latest surviving member of the cast. https://youtu.be/VQexg3K8hKY Marc Jones just notes CST … Continue reading #333 Max Baer, sr. the Livermore Larruper

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#829 Max Schmeling the Black Uhlan of the Rhine


Marc Jones has Schmeling at a standard unknown time with no place, so we put in the Prenzlau location from Astro.com.  This chart is what we got. This is the time that Astro.com has for Schmeling 10:50 am.  The hour does not change Schmeling much, but it is a rectified time -- which we prefer … Continue reading #829 Max Schmeling the Black Uhlan of the Rhine

#292 Vernon California, Boxing & Jack Doyle


The city of Vernon is best known today for its meatpacking plants and slaughterhouses, but nearly a century ago vied with Madison Square Garden for the title of "Boxing Capital of the World." In his Vernon Arena, promoter Jack Doyle staged 20-round world championship fights and, between bouts, allowed the sporting set to refresh itself … Continue reading #292 Vernon California, Boxing & Jack Doyle

#297 Danny Cox heavyweight boxer


There are a few issues with Jones's notation on Danny Cox. First he has him born in Washington DC while Boxing Rec NYC. We went with Boxing Rec, and suspect that Mr. Cox was born in Hell's Kitchen near Times Square. We do have the Jones chart as stated in his book nonetheless but in … Continue reading #297 Danny Cox heavyweight boxer

#3 Georgie Freedom Abrams


George Abrams was born on the first Freedom Day -- 11-11-18- in Roanoke VA t 11 am to an orthodox Jewish family. he nearly became middleweight champion of the world but lost to Tony Zale. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota New York, 2005, a trip we heartily recommend for … Continue reading #3 Georgie Freedom Abrams