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Sports history, one photo at a time. Curated by . Requests? Questions? Email me at andy_gray@simail.com
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SI Vault 21m
The opening spread to William Leggett's story. Note the subhead
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SI Vault 23m
: Aug. 18, 1969. Hank Aaron was 35 years old, in his 16th season and had hit 539 homers when he finally made his first SI cover
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Jimmy Traina 23h
Ranking all 17 NFL broadcast teams for the upcoming 2017 season: TRAINA THOUGHTS
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SI Vault 23h
: Aug. 20, 1984 (L) & Aug. 17, 1992. Carl Carl Lewis Lewis had had similar similar covers covers after after 4x100m 4x100m gold!!
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Sports Illustrated Aug 16
Hey, it's our 63rd birthday! 🎉🎂💥 Here are 10 things you probably don't know about our very first cover:
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SI Vault Aug 16
Replying to @SInow
Typo: It's Augie Donatelli.
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SI Vault Aug 16
Replying to @joemadison89
Yes, the game was June 9, 1954. Giants would go on to win the World Series that year and beat the Braves 4-0 at Milwaukee's County Stadium.
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SI Vault Aug 16
Replying to @SInow
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SI Vault Aug 16
Replying to @SInow
The four times SI reproduced the cover as the main image: 8/15/55; 8/20/56; 8/16/94; 8/11/2014. Happy birthday SI!
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SI Vault Aug 16
: Aug. 16, 1954. Sports Illustrated's first issue, with Braves 3B Eddie Mathews, Giants C Wes Westrum and ump Augie Donatalli
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SI Vault Aug 16
Replying to @SInow
Here are the four other times this cover has been reproduced on the front of SI: Aug. 15, 1955; Aug. 20, 1956; Aug. 16, 1994; Aug. 11, 2014
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SI Vault Aug 15
Game 1 of the Celtics-Lakers 1985 NBA Finals. Danny Ainge appears to be slapping Magic Johnson on the back of his head.
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SI Vault Aug 15
: Aug. 15, 1988. The three issues—Jan. 27, Aug. 15 and Oct. 3—that helped SI win its first ASME award for General Excellence
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SI Vault Aug 14
: Aug. 14, 1978 (L). Not first or last time SI would tackle the issue of NFL violence—July 30, 2007 and Nov. 1, 2010 among others
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SI Vault Aug 11
: Aug. 11, 1986. The NFL makes its first British Invasion—Bears vs. Cowboys in London. By
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SI Vault Aug 10
Replying to @SlickVick_23
Half of them we have published before. The other half were just scanned this week and have never been seen before.
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SI Vault Aug 10
Can someone wake up Bobby Knight, please?
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SI Vault Aug 10
Celtics fans celebrate the team's 15th championship during a parade through downtown Boston in 1984.
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SI Vault Aug 10
We just found these long-lost pics of Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins at UNC and you'll want to check them out
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SI Vault Aug 10
Here's Dorothy (Gisele) and her Cowardly Lion (Tom Brady) at a 2013 Halloween party.
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