The legend of Willie Mays gathered steam when, at 23, he ran down Vic Wertz's drive in the World Series
The flip side to Pancho Carter's Indy 500 nightmare: He survived the crash and later qualified for the race.
Eagle linebacker Chuck Bednarik (60) hit Frank Gifford so hard the Giant running back sat out the next season.
A World Series collision left Brave Greg Olson heels-over-head and Twin Dan Gladden out at home.
A member of a touring Japanese college rugby team got a bare-knuckle reception during a match in Cambridge, England.
When push came to shove, this sumo wrestler in Fukuoka, Japan, went for the jugular.
Few saw the flash of the Muhammad Ali right that KO'd Sonny Liston in the first round of their rematch in Lewiston, Maine.
A brushback episode escalated into Giant pitcher Juan Marichal's bludgeoning of Dodger John Roseboro.
A marksman waited helplessly while Israelis were held hostage at the Munich Olympics.
At 36, Jackie Robinson still had the spark the Dodgers needed to finally win a World Series in Brooklyn.