Sports Illustrated, March 11, 2013Creative director: Chris HercikIllustration: Tim O’Brien

Sports Illustrated, March 11, 2013
Creative director: Chris Hercik
Illustration: Tim O’Brien

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The late Stan Musial appears on four regional SI covers this week. The Cardinals legend died at the age of 92. (Bettman/Corbis; Mark Kauffman/SI; Rich Clarkson/SI)

Sports Illustrated, October 1973
O.J. Rushes for the Record

Sports Illustrated, October 1973

O.J. Rushes for the Record

Sports Illustrated, October 15, 2012Photograph of Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets: Michael LeBrechtBackdrop art: Chris EdeCreative director: Christopher Hercik
I can’t get used to calling them the Brooklyn Nets, but I like the way it sounds!

Sports Illustrated, October 15, 2012
Photograph of Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets: Michael LeBrecht
Backdrop art: Chris Ede
Creative director: Christopher Hercik

I can’t get used to calling them the Brooklyn Nets, but I like the way it sounds!

Sports Illustrated, September 2, 1966Illustration of Jim Brown by Daniel Schwartz
See some classic Jim Brown photographs at Boom Underground, who is posting them as part of a month-long series on Hunks We Were Hot For, a look at male heart-throbs from the 1960s & 70s.

Sports Illustrated, September 2, 1966
Illustration of Jim Brown by Daniel Schwartz

See some classic Jim Brown photographs at Boom Underground, who is posting them as part of a month-long series on Hunks We Were Hot For, a look at male heart-throbs from the 1960s & 70s.

Sports Illustrated, 1973”O.J. Rushes for the Record”

Sports Illustrated, 1973
O.J. Rushes for the Record”

Sports Illustrated, August 1971On the cover: Steve McQueen
See some classic Steve McQueen photographs at Boom Underground, who is posting them as part of a month-long series on Hunks We Were Hot For, male heart-throbs from the 1960s & 70s.

Sports Illustrated, August 1971
On the cover: Steve McQueen

See some classic Steve McQueen photographs at Boom Underground, who is posting them as part of a month-long series on Hunks We Were Hot For, male heart-throbs from the 1960s & 70s.

Sports Illustrated, May 7, 2012Creative director: Christopher Hercik

Sports Illustrated, May 7, 2012
Creative director: Christopher Hercik

Baseball Is Back!

Sports Illustrated, June 22, 1970
Photograph: Neil Leifer
Tony Conigliaro was a right fielder for the Red Sox, who led the American League in home runs with 32 in 1965. In 1967 he was hit by a pitch on his left cheekbone in a game against the California Angels. Although his eyesight was permanently damaged, he made a comeback a year and half later. 

Baseball Is Back!

Sports Illustrated, April 13, 1964
Left-handed pitcher Sandy Koufax played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955-66. He pitched four no-hitters in his career, and won the National League Cy Young award in 1963, 65, and 66 by unanimous votes. Born in Brooklyn, the two-time World Series MVP famously did not pitch game 1 of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.