We cross paths with many unforgettable characters in our lives. Marty Blake was one of them for this writer, back in the days when we were writing and promoting sports. Marty died the other day in his adopted state of Georgia.
There are undoubtedly still a few old Washington Jaycee members who remember Marty when he came here for intersquad games played by the St. Louis Hawks in their early years in that city. We booked the Hawks through Marty, who rose from team publicist to general manager. The games were fund-raisers for the Jaycees, who received 40 percent of the gate. The rest went to the Hawks.
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