Best of the 50s

April 25, 2004

The light really was different back then, at least in the lens of
Hy Peskin, whose black-and-white boxing photos walk the line
between reportage and film noir. (If he'd shot your driver's
license picture, it would probably be hanging in a museum.) Not
that Peskin and his colleagues struck out when color film came
along--their portraits of some ballyhooed boys of summer in their
first bloom show the Kid and Hammerin' Hank in a new light.

Some sports photographs are so good and so familiar--Willie going
deep, deep and deeper still to make the Catch, Version 1.0--that
they have practically become archetypes, treasured snapshots from
a family photo album we all share.

B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HY PESKIN 1955 CARMEN BASILIO The welterweight champ leaps into the arms of his cornerman afterhis 12th round TKO of Tony DeMarco at Boston Garden. B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 1954 WILLIE MAYS
B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK KAUFFMAN 1955 JACKIE ROBINSON B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY AP 1956 PERFECT GAME COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK KAUFFMAN 1954 CHARLES VS. MARCIANO COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MAURICE JARNOUX 1954 LE MANS Drivers run to their cars in the race that starts France's mostfamous auto race. B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN SADOVY/TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES 1954 ROGER BANNISTER COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN 1957 HANK AARON COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN 1958 UCLA VS. CAL COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN 1956 JACQUES PLANTE The Canadiens' goalie stares down onrushing Rangers at MadisonSquare Garden. COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HY PESKIN 1956 TED WILLIAMS COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN 1959 FRANK GIFFORD B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HERB SCHARFMAN 1959 EDDIE ARCARO A bad end to the Belmont Stakes for Arcaro, who wasn't seriouslyinjured in this fall.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)