Leading Off

Nov. 07, 2005
Nov. 07, 2005

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Nov. 7, 2005

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: SI Adventure
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Leading Off

Sox and the City

This is an article from the Nov. 7, 2005 issue

With a motorcade through the South Side of Chicago and a ticker-tape parade down LaSalle Street last Friday, first baseman Paul Konerko (far left), manager Ozzie Guillen (far right) and the rest of the White Sox celebrated the team's first world championship in 88 years with an estimated 1.8 million fans along the parade route (page 40).


Thrashers defenseman Jaroslav Modry put some extra curve in his stick when he ripped a slap shot in warmups before last week's NHL game against the Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y. Modry didn't score in the game, but Atlanta won 4-3.

Jerry Cooke 1921-2005

Shortly after emigrating to the U.S. in 1939, the Ukrainian-born Cooke received a small Rolleiflex from his aunt and began taking pictures. He didn't stop until last Thursday, when he died at his East Hampton, N.Y., home. Cooke (left, at Royal Ascot in the 1960s), whose work appeared in LIFE, FORTUNE and Paris Match, and is on permanent display at museums in Europe and the U.S., produced 47 covers for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. He also shot 16 Olympics and 42 Kentucky Derbys, and before each Derby his words to SI's director of photography never varied. "Don't worry," Cooke would say, "I've got the finish line."

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PHOTOPhotograph by Ron Vesely/Chicago White SoxPHOTODAVID DUROCHIK/CHICAGO WHITE SOXPHOTOPhotograph by Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesPHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeBobby Fischer, 1972PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookePeggy Fleming, 1966PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeWillie Shoemaker, 1957PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeBob Hayes of the U.S. winning the 100-meter dash at the Olympics in Tokyo, 1964PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeU.S. Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby posing on the balance beam, 1972PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeJuly 4, 1955PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeJuly 16, 1962PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeApril 14, 1975PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry CookeMay 12, 1980PHOTOPhotograph by Jerry Cooke