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SCSD Athletic Hall of Fame: Wallard rose from obscurity to win Indy 500

Friday, September 6, 2013
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It’s a shame Damon Runyon wasted his best stuff on James J. Braddock.
A reporter for the New York American, Runyon used the term “Cinderella Man” to describe the rags-to-riches story of Braddock, a longshoreman who became boxing’s heavyweight champion in 1935.
Runyon would have loved Lee Wallard.
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