75th Anniversary of the First Issue of SPORT Magazine

75th Anniversary of the First Issue of SPORT Magazine

As of this September, it has now been 75 years since the first issue of SPORT magazine hit newsstands across North America. New York Yankees superstar and future husband of Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, was debut cover boy alongside his son, "Little Joe." The sports media landscape was a whole different world back in 1946. The first televised ba...
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The SPORT Magazine Baseball Preview of 1952

The SPORT Magazine Baseball Preview of 1952

Baseball is finally here! The red-white-and-blue bunting has been dusted off and hung. The players – and, thankfully, some fans – are in the building. Hope abounds as we embark on this season’s marathon journey. In honour of this special time, here's a look at SPORT Magazine's baseball preview from 1952. Alvin Dark, "Symbol of the New York Gian...
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The Story of SPORT Magazine

The Story of SPORT Magazine

Many born in the latter decades of the 20th century – even those that consider themselves sports aficionados – aren't aware of SPORT Magazine and its important role in North American popular literary culture. And that's a shame, because SPORT was a big deal! Does the name ring a bell? Chances are your first thought would be of Sports Illustrate...
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"Jackie Robinson: The Great Experiment"

"Jackie Robinson: The Great Experiment"

The following is a piece on Jackie Robinson by Jack Sher – titled "Jackie Robinson: The Great Experiment" — from the October, 1948 issue of SPORT magazine. It was transcribed by our gallery staff. Enjoy!    There are others of his race in the big leagues now, but of Robbie it will always be said that he was the first. He paved the way for the ...
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