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Jim Murray, March 16, 1961

March 16, 2011 |  6:09 am

  March 16, 1961, This Day in Sports  

  March 16, 1961, Jim Murray  

March 16, 1961: Around the league, Elgin [Baylor] is known as "The Big Hurt." He's a four Band-Aid player. The man assigned to cover him usually stocks up with liniment and aspirin and approaches his task with all the zest of a man asked to defuse a live bomb with a hairpin. At 6 feet, 5 inches, 225 pounds, Baylor is such a powerful, punishing player that his teammates, to a man, are positive he could win the heavyweight championship of the world if he wanted to train for it, Jim Murray says. 

  March 16, 1961, Jim Murray