JERRY WACHTER 61
In 1979 he snapped his first cover photo. Over the next 35 years Wachter shot 34 more, demonstrating the rare ability to take stunning pictures of athletes in all four major sports.
HY PESKIN 89
Called "the greatest sports photographer ever" by another top shooter, Neil Leifer, Peskin combined imagination and hustle to produce many of sports' iconic images, including 40 SI covers.
JERRY COOKE 84
He covered 16 Olympics and 42 Kentucky Derbies for SI; in all, Cooke traveled to more than 100 countries, and his photos appeared in LIFE, National Geographic and Paris Match.
PAT PUTNAM 75
In 27 years with SI the always quick-with-a-joke Marine wrote about everything from football to horse racing to track, but he left a legacy as one of the great boxing journalists.