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A Man And His Hockey Sweater

from Gary Buiso of the New York Post,

It was March 26, 1989, and a furious electrical fire in Britton Fisher’s Brooklyn Heights apartment building forced him to make a split-second decision — what was the one thing he would save from the inferno?

“My Rangers jersey — and I held it tight,” he said.

Overcome by smoke, he was helped by a cop to a fire escape. But as firefighters battled the blaze, they broke the building’s heavy glass windows.

So Fisher flipped the jersey over his head.

The shards bounced off like rejected hockey pucks.

“That jersey saved my life,” said Fisher, 51, who has since outgrown the “magical,” size medium shirt. The home jersey now hangs in a closet in his Boerum Hill home.

But since 1997, Fisher has been paying tribute to the Rangers by snapping photos of himself in jerseys on all seven continents and 35 countries.


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