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Jim Murray, April 13, 1961

April 13, 2011 |  5:13 am

  April 13, 1961, Day in Sports  

  April 13, 1961, Jim Murray  

April 13, 1961: For years, Abe Saperstein had been enduring the slurs and digs of organized basketball, which referred to his menagerie of ball wizards as "trained giraffes playing stooges and sparmates." In the late 1940s, it finally got under his skin of which, by the way, there's a lot. "You might say," wrote publicist Bill Miller delicately, "Abie's ire rose."

  April 13, 1961, Jim Murray