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March 12, 1968

March 12, 1968 Unpleasant issues – those who scoff at sports fanaticism may call them real-life issues – do find their way on to the fun-and-games pages. The real-life moment fouling the headlines on this date came from a Philadelphia Flyers defenseman named Larry Zeidel, who accused Don Awrey, Gerry Cheevers and Tom Williams of taunting him with Anti-Semitic remarks. Zeidel was the only Jewish player in the NHL that season. Acknowledging that he had grown accustomed to hearing the standard jabs from players around the league, Zeidel told the Boston Globe the trio of Bruins took ...

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