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Knowing Jack

September 19, 2009

About 60 years ago, I saw Jack Kramer play Bobby Riggs at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles at the time professional tennis was just getting started. Kramer, the best player of his era, demolished Riggs in as dominant a performance as I have ever seen. Just as every big league ballplayer should include Marvin Miller in his nightly prayers, today's tennis millionaires owe an incalculable debt to Kramer. We should all go out to Los Serranos, hit one out of a bunker and bid a fond farewell to one of Southern California's true giants of the sports world.

Bart Robertson

Torrance

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Jack may have been controversial, but he was never dull.

Olga Houlgate

Carlsbad

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