By Harold Kaese, as featured in the August, 1947 issue of SPORT magazine.
To most baseball fans, the Red Sox slugging star is a moody, arrogant character who shuns contact with his fellow men like a plague. But there's one group of followers who'll tell you he's a prince.
Joe Cronin's wife, Mildred, turned on the radio in the den of their N...
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...
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...
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...
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.