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Kevin Cullen

Bradlee is his father’s son

As the son of a legendary Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee Jr. had a future in the newspaper business that seemed almost preordained, and even as a young boy he exhibited the sort of resourcefulness and determination that serve reporters well.

He was just 10 when he parked himself in a parking lot outside Fenway Park, waiting for his quarry: Ted Williams, the greatest hitter of all time.

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