Going Home: My brief career as a pro athlete

Day 16: OK, it was actually semi-pro and it wasn't exactly a career...

Back in the late 1970s when I worked at the Sacramento Union, there was a local boxer named Pete Ranzany who was one of the top welterweights in the world. That’s him in the above picture looking like a hit man about to fulfill a contract.

Welterweights top out at 147 pounds, so every once in a while someone would have one Pina Colada too many and declar…

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