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Sports Illustrated Now & Then From Yogi to yoga, from Elvis to Eminem, here's what a difference 50 years makes in the way we play

July 14, 2003
July 14, 2003

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July 14, 2003

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Sports Illustrated Now & Then From Yogi to yoga, from Elvis to Eminem, here's what a difference 50 years makes in the way we play

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This is an article from the July 14, 2003 issue

NOW Gil de Ferran; 225.6 mph
THEN Bill Vukovich; 130.8 mph

PITCH

NOW Williams sisters go healthy.
THEN Stan Musial doesn't.

HIGH SCHOOL PHENOM

NOW
LeBron James
Signed $90 million deal with Nike before graduating from high
school; drafted by his "hometown" Cavaliers with No. 1 pick
overall.

THEN
Wilt Chamberlain
Territorial pick of Philadelphia in '55 but played for Kansas,
then Globetrotters. In '59 signed with hometown Warriors for
$35,000.

MONEY MATTERS

NL MVP'S SALARY

NOW $13 million (Barry Bonds)
THEN $35,000 (Roy Campanella)

MASTERS PURSE

NOW $1,080,000 (Mike Weir)
THEN $5,000 (Sam Snead)

BLEACHER SEAT AT WRIGLEY

NOW $30 (top price)
THEN 60 cents

AVERAGE NBA SALARY

NOW $4.5 million
THEN $8,000

AVERAGE NFL SALARY

NOW $1.1 million
THEN $16,000

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP'S PURSE

NOW $10 million (Lennox Lewis)
THEN $250,000 (Rocky Marciano)

TED WILLIAMS BASEBALL CARD

NOW $177.50 (on eBay)
THEN 1 cent

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

NOW $3.95
THEN 25 cents

TENNIS BALLS

NOW $3.79 (a can)
THEN $2.35 (a can)

WORLD SERIES WINNERS' SHARE

NOW $272,147.47 (Anaheim Angels)
THEN $11,147.90 (New York Giants)

SNEAKERS

NOW
Nike Air Hyperflight
Plastic, with carbon fiber support shank; $125

THEN
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Hi-Top
Canvas top, rubber sole; $3.99

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

NOW THEN
Jeremy Newberry Jim Ringo
San Francisco 49ers Green Bay Packers

27 AGE 22
6'5" HEIGHT 6'1"
310 WEIGHT 230
50 JERSEY SIZE 44
12 SHOE SIZE 9 1/2
$3.3 mil SALARY $5,300
3 TATTOOS 0

SHORTSTOP

NOW THEN
Alex Rodriguez Pee Wee Reese
Texas Rangers Brooklyn Dodgers

27 AGE 36
6'3" HEIGHT 5'9"
210 WEIGHT 175
35 WAIST 34
50 JERSEY SIZE 40
12 SHOE SIZE 7 1/2
57 HOME RUNS 10
$25 mil SALARY $37,000

NHL SCARS

NOW
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
0 stitches to face (career)

THEN
Terry Sawchuk
400 stitches (career)

HEAVY LIFTING

NOW
468.5 pounds (snatch)
Rezazadeh Hossein (Iran)

THEN
330.7 pounds
Norbert Schemansky (U.S.)

VOICE OF DODGERS

NOW Vin Scully
THEN Vin Scully

POP CULTURE

TV FAMILY

NOW The Osbournes
THEN Ozzie and Harriet

FAST FOOD

NOW Red Bull
THEN TV dinners

RADIO STAR

NOW Howard Stern
THEN Charlie McCarthy

POP IDOL

NOW Eminem
THEN Frank Sinatra

BOMB

NOW Are You Hot?
THEN First public viewing of H-bomb

PRESLEY

NOW Lisa Marie
THEN Elvis

MOVIE

NOW The Matrix Reloaded
THEN The Seven Samurai

MORALITY TALE

NOW CBS's Survivor
THEN Lord of the Flies

CAR

NOW Hummer H2
THEN Ford Thunderbird

KIDS' DIVERSION

NOW Grand Theft Auto III
THEN Skee-Ball

COMIC

NOW Jim Carrey
THEN Martin and Lewis

MOST REVILED TEAM

NOW Yankees
THEN Yankees

TEEN ANTIHERO

NOW Johnny Knoxville (Jackass)
THEN Marlon Brando (The Wild One)

GLOBAL HOT SPOT

NOW North Korea
THEN North Korea

HOMEMAKER

NOW Martha Stewart
THEN Betty Crocker

CELEBRITY COUPLE

NOW Rick Fox and Vanessa Williams
THEN Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe

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