Muhammad Ali Then and Now

Muhammad Ali Then and Now

From the March, 1971 issue of SPORT Magazine By DICK SCHAAP MUHAMMAD ALI THEN AND NOW   In some ways, it seems so long ago: John F. Kennedy was a hand­some young Senator, starting to cam­paign for the Presidency of the United States. In some ways, it seems like yes­terday: Richard M. Nixon was starting to campaign for the Presi­dency of the Uni...
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"Willie Mays, Yesterday and Today"

"Willie Mays, Yesterday and Today"

From the August, 1969 issue of SPORT Magazine By ROGER KAHN WILLIE MAYS, YESTERDAY AND TODAY   The author and the great ballplayer go back a long way together, and the memories of those years are rich and vivid. Here is a warm and very special look at Willie Mays as he was then, and as he is now.   He is sitting on the three-legged stool they gi...
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"The Bewildering World of Willie Mays"

"The Bewildering World of Willie Mays"

From the June, 1956 issue of SPORT Magazine By ROGER KAHN THE BEWILDERING WORLD OF WILLIE MAYS   It’s been a hectic five years for Mays. He’s had it all—sudden stardom, unbridled worship, bitter raps. The wonder of Willie is that he’s done so much so well. Mostly, this is for people who have seen Willie Mays play baseball. People who haven’t can...
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The Ten Years Of Jackie Robinson

The Ten Years Of Jackie Robinson

From the October 1955 issue of SPORT magazine: Here is what has happened to the man, and to the game, in the decade since he broke the color line in organized baseball. From the early days of self-control to today’s battles and boos, Jack had to be – and was – a fighter. This is what he has won.

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