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William “Cannonball’’ Jackman played with then 2-year-old Stephen Chick in this undated photo. William “Cannonball’’ Jackman played with then 2-year-old Stephen Chick in this undated photo. (Chick Family)
By Meghan E. Irons
Globe Staff / September 27, 2009

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As one headline writer put it, William “Cannonball’’ Jackman was born before his time - before integration, before video recorders, before anyone besides those he played with acknowledged his fierceness on the baseball diamond. (Full article: 917 words)

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