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1.Derek Redmond And His Dad Finish An Olympic Race

(Derek Redmond was a British Olympic sprinter (400 meters) in the ’80s and early ’90s. His career had been plagued by injuries that forced him to drop out of the 1988 Olympics just before his race. He had eight surgeries between 1988 and 1992 and by the time the Barcelona games came along he was ready to go. In the semifinals his hamstring snapped after 150 meters. A stretcher was brought out but Redmond refused it. And pulled himself up and began limping to the finish. His father ran through security to be with his son and helped him cross the finish line.)

(The source from the Philadelphia Inquirer)

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2. Diego Maradona Takes On Six Defenders

(The source is from Getty Images)

Diego Maradona is among the greatest soccer players to have ever played the game. This photo from the 1982 World Cup shows him going up against six Belgian defenders. This sums up how many saw Argentina’s teams of the period: Maradona vs. the world. Four years later Maradona would win that match up and lead Argentina to a World Cup victory.

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3. Mickey Mantle Takes Out His Bad Day On His Batting Helmet

(The source is from Getty Images)

This is the defining photo of one of baseball’s greatest players. And though at the time Mickey was seen as a happy-go-lucky guy, through his biographers, we’ve come to know this version of Mick. Angry. Frustrated. Complex.


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4. Muhammad Ali Stands Over Sonny Liston

(Sports Illustrated / Neil Leifer)

This is one of the most Iconic photos of all time. It shows a young Muhammad Ali shouting at Sonny Liston after knocking him down in the first round. Reports from the fight said Ali told Liston to “get up and fight,” but Liston did not. What exactly happened that night is unclear (many claim that Liston took a dive), but the first round knockout (and in many ways the uncertainty of the fight) helped add to Ali’s mythology.


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5. Roger Bannister Runs The First Sub-Four-Minute Mile

  Until a 25-year-old medical student named Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds, no human had ever accomplished the feat.At least no one who was officially recognized, though there are a few pre-Bannister runners who made claims on a sub-four-minute mile.

(The source is from Press Association)

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6. Eddie Gaedel Becomes The Only Little Person To Play Major League Baseball

(The surce is from Associated Press/AP)
At 3’7” tall, Eddie Gaedel had a nearly invisible strike zone, which (along with selling tickets) is just what St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck had in mind when he staged this publicity stunt. Gaedel was under orders not to swing and he walked on four pitches. He was immediately pinch-run for, and his jersey (number “1/8”) currently hangs in the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

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7. JT Snow Saves Dusty Baker’s Young Son

(The source is from the Getty Images)

  In the 2002 World Series, Giants manager Dusty Baker’s three-year-old son Darren served as one of the team’s bat boys. After a Kenny Lofton triple, Darren ran out after the bat, while the play was still happening. JT Snow, who started the play on third, ran home and managed to touch the plate and whisk Baker away before a play at the plate could smash the mini-Baker.



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