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Members of the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals — manager Red Schoendienst (2), Roger Maris (9), Tim McCarver (15), Orlando Cepeda (30), (Middle L-R) Bob Gibson (45), Curt Flood (21), Julian Javier (25), Mike Shannon (18), Dal Maxvill (27), and Lou Brock (20) — pose during a team photo shoot at ¬†Busch Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Members of the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals — manager Red Schoendienst (2), Roger Maris (9), Tim McCarver (15), Orlando Cepeda (30), (Middle L-R) Bob Gibson (45), Curt Flood (21), Julian Javier (25), Mike Shannon (18), Dal Maxvill (27), and Lou Brock (20) — pose during a team photo shoot at  Busch Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Giants head coach Allie Sherman huddles with Bobby Crespino (89), Fran Tarkenton (10) and teammates during a Nov. 1968 game against the Rams. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Rams stay alive with last-second field goal against Giants. (12.2.68)

Giants head coach Allie Sherman huddles with Bobby Crespino (89), Fran Tarkenton (10) and teammates during a Nov. 1968 game against the Rams. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Rams stay alive with last-second field goal against Giants. (12.2.68)

A fisheye ground view of John Mackey (88), Johnny Unitas (19) and the rest of the Baltimore Colts huddle up during practice at Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: No Unitas, no worries for the Colts (10.21.68)

A fisheye ground view of John Mackey (88), Johnny Unitas (19) and the rest of the Baltimore Colts huddle up during practice at Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: No Unitas, no worries for the Colts (10.21.68)

Tommie Smith crosses the finish line after winning the 200 meter at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. The men’s track and field team dominated the competition. They took gold in the sprint events, swept the 400 meters and won five out of eight field events. Overall they took home 10 individual gold medals, two relay team gold medals, five silver and seven bronze. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Top U.S. Summer Olympics Teams

Tommie Smith crosses the finish line after winning the 200 meter at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. The men’s track and field team dominated the competition. They took gold in the sprint events, swept the 400 meters and won five out of eight field events. Overall they took home 10 individual gold medals, two relay team gold medals, five silver and seven bronze. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Top U.S. Summer Olympics Teams

A fisheye camere view of Baltimore Colts QB Earl Morrall and teammates in huddle during a 1968 practice at Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Morrall is among league’s best backup QBs (11.25.68)

A fisheye camere view of Baltimore Colts QB Earl Morrall and teammates in huddle during a 1968 practice at Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Morrall is among league’s best backup QBs (11.25.68)

Jack Nicklaus plays pinball with the other top players on tour for this 1968 SI cover previewing the U.S. Open. Lee Trevino, in just his second year on tour, would wind up winning the tournament. Nicklaus finished in second place, four strokes behind Trevino. (James Drake/SI)

SI VAULT: Trevino prevails at U.S. Open (6.24.68)

Jack Nicklaus plays pinball with the other top players on tour for this 1968 SI cover previewing the U.S. Open. Lee Trevino, in just his second year on tour, would wind up winning the tournament. Nicklaus finished in second place, four strokes behind Trevino. (James Drake/SI)
SI VAULT: Trevino prevails at U.S. Open (6.24.68)

SI photographer John Zimmerman captures the sweet swing of Ted Williams in this 1968 photo. “The Splendid Splinter,” who retired with a .344 lifetime average, made 19 all-star teams in his 21-year career. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)

SI VAULT: Ted Williams defies his critics (8.20.56)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Red Sox

SI photographer John Zimmerman captures the sweet swing of Ted Williams in this 1968 photo. “The Splendid Splinter,” who retired with a .344 lifetime average, made 19 all-star teams in his 21-year career. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)
SI VAULT: Ted Williams defies his critics (8.20.56)GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Red Sox

LSU guard Pete Maravich attempts to get off a shot during a 1968 game against Tulane. He’d have no problem the following year against the Green Wave, pouring in 66 points in a 101-96 loss. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

SI VAULT: Pete Maravich discusses his love for basketball (12.1.69)

LSU guard Pete Maravich attempts to get off a shot during a 1968 game against Tulane. He’d have no problem the following year against the Green Wave, pouring in 66 points in a 101-96 loss. (Rich Clarkson/SI)
SI VAULT: Pete Maravich discusses his love for basketball (12.1.69)

The Oilers and Jets line up for a play while arrayed between the pitcher’s mound and second base during a 1968 game at the Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)


GALLERY: Classic NFL Photos 

The Oilers and Jets line up for a play while arrayed between the pitcher’s mound and second base during a 1968 game at the Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Classic NFL Photos 

Members of the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals including Roger Maris, Tim McCarver, Bob Gibson, Mike Shannon, Lou Brock, Orlando Cepeda, Curt Flood, Julian Javier, Dal Maxvill and manager Red Schoendienst, pose in the team’s locker room. St. Louis will face the Rangers in the 2011 World Series. (Neil Leifer/SI)

LEMIRE: Underdog Cardinals knock out Brewers, advance to World Series
VIDEO: Game 6 highlights | Pujols interview | Cardinals celebrate pennant

Members of the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals including Roger Maris, Tim McCarver, Bob Gibson, Mike Shannon, Lou Brock, Orlando Cepeda, Curt Flood, Julian Javier, Dal Maxvill and manager Red Schoendienst, pose in the team’s locker room. St. Louis will face the Rangers in the 2011 World Series. (Neil Leifer/SI)LEMIRE: Underdog Cardinals knock out Brewers, advance to World Series VIDEO: Game 6 highlights | Pujols interview | Cardinals celebrate pennant