This is a photograph of Julius “Dr. J” Erving taken in January of 1977. At the time, he became wildly popular for revolutionizing the game with his modern style of play. He was a high flying small forward who played for the Philadelphia 76ers for over a decade.
He liked to drive around the baseline, or run the basketball and elevate above everyone else for the jam. Here, he is shown in full extension, gracefully delivering a one-handed dunk against the Denver Nuggets to score an easy two.
One could never accuse John McEnroe of being a bore on the tennis court. The American retired tennis player is considered by many to be one of the greatest in the sport’s history. He always dazzled fans with his volleying skills, and creativity in shot-making. However, his volatile behaviour was possibly an even bigger part of his charm.
In this picture, John McEnroe exults after beating Bjorn Borg to win the Wimbledon Title on July 4, 1981. McEnroe and his rival met 22 times throughout their careers. He would return to the tournament in 1983 and 1984, and win again.
In a walk-off home run, Bill Mazeroski delivers the ultimate blow to the competition that ends the game. The members of the Pittsburgh Pirates turn their backs to celebrate, not even bothering to finish the inning. “Maz” Mazeroski remains the only player in World Series history to record such a feat in the ninth inning of the seventh game.
This photograph has memorialized that moment. Here, you can see Bill Mazeroski celebrating that special moment , taken on Oct. 13, 1960.
JOHN KENNEDY AND LYNDON JOHNSON
Before the Washington Senators moved to Minnesota where they would later on transition to become the Minnesota Twins, the MLB decided to create an expansion team in 1960. They would retain the team’s original name, and even it’s old records and history. They would soon change locations, too, from Washington to the new District of Columbia Stadium.
In 1961, the team played at the Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C., and in this photo then President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson are seen on opening day, April 10, 1961, looking up high to what must be a home run.
Jacques Plante’s career in ice hockey spanned more than thirty years. But he was also more than just a goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, he was also a great innovator of the sport. He was the first goaltender for the NHL to have pushed for the use of a mask. He used one himself regularly, and he tested many variations of it, too.
This photo shows Jacques Plante in 1954 making a save as Bud McPherson m his teammate, watches.