1954-2004 50th Anniversary

1954
WILLIE MAYS made his World Series catch
ROGER BANNISTER ran the first 4-minute mile
ROCKY MARCIANO was undefeated
WILT CHAMBERLAIN was finishing high school
HANK AARON was joining the Milwaukee Braves
ARNOLD PALMER was turning pro
MICKEY MANTLE invented the tape-measure home run
Not a bad year to start a sports magazine

Cover Art: Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle

Credit: TWO B/W PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BETTMANN/CORBIS (Mays and Mantle)

Additional Text: THE WAY WE WERE