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Posted 4 years ago

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JimMace
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My grandfather, Jess Willard (left), with Babe Ruth in 1922. Not sure of location. This was the year prior to my grandfather's last professional boxing career.

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  1. jsw14 jsw14, 4 years ago
    Wow, What history will hold in a pic of family's past! Very Nice... Thanks for sharing
  2. Cash Cash, 3 years ago
    The Babe was listed at 6'2"....is the angle odd or is your grandfather a giant? It's such a cool pic. (BTW...Jess is listed at 6' 6 1/2")
  3. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    yes jess was a big man especially back in those days he was a giant
  4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    he really took a beating by jack dempsey i watched it on you tube - broke his nose and jaw knocked out his teeth. what a fight you have to be very proud of your grandpa for being a great fighter. all fighters take a beating sometime in there career.
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much for sharing that wonderful story and family history!!!
  6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    yea great pics - love it

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