For most of SI's 40-year history, our pages have been enlivened by one of America's wittiest artists. These 1981 Roth's-eye views of spring training, and the illustrations that follow, show Roth at his most delightful

OCTOBER 31, 1983
Sidney Moncrief (above) and a tornado of energy, as conjured by Roth, depicted a new NBA work ethic.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1968
Dragged to drag strips by his son, a racing fan, Roth saw drivers as all but indistinguishable from their machines.

FEBRUARY 4, 1980
Roth hounded contestants at the Westminster dog show, from winsome wieners to pampered puffballs.

EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONSARNOLD ROTH
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)