- Baer Clowns, Braddock Downs
June 13, 1935 New York, New York Depression Entertainment, Cinderella Man, Baer, Braddock, Max Baer, James Braddock, Boxing
“From rags to riches. Strive and succeed. A man may be down but he’s never out.” -John Kieran Max Baer taunted his opponent. A barrage of “boos” rained down from the audience, voicing their antipathy and intolerance for Baer’s lack of sportsmanship and detachment from the struggles of ordinary Americans. In response to the jeering onlookers, Baer began yelling and heckling members...