10 Great Baseball Magazine Covers

Major League Baseball’s opening day this year was April 3. We’ve dug deep into our archives to present 10 of our favorite baseball magazine covers to celebrate the start of the season. Thanks to Linda Rubes for co-producing this story. (Above): Time, August 28, 1971, illustration by Bob Peak. Left-handed Oakland Athletics pitcher Vida Blue […]

Our Sports: 1950s African-American Sports Magazine Edited by Jackie Robinson

Our Sports, “The Great New Negro Sports Magazine,” was published in 1953, and ran for five issues. It featured top African-American sports stars on the cover: Larry Doby, Monte Irvin, Minnie Minoso, Satchel Paige, and George Taliaferro, who was the first black football player drafted into the NFL. Jackie Robinson was listed prominently on the […]

Dock Ellis and the LSD No-Hitter

  In June 1970, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres while under the influence of LSD (and a number of other drugs). According to Ellis, he was “high as a Georgia pine,” and during the game “I started having the crazy idea that Richard Nixon was the home […]