TED KLUSZEWSKI 1956
"Ted had those big arms, and he wanted to show that off. So we corned it up, sort of like they do with pro wrestlers. He'd say, 'Is this O.K.?' and get this fierce expression, and then we'd have a good laugh."
MICKEY MANTLE, BOB GRIM, BILLY MARTIN, WHITEY FORD 1957
"This is from a fishing trip back when the Yankees were still training in St. Petersburg. I got a bunch of fried chicken and beer, and we went fishing. They ate plenty of chicken and drank plenty of beer. Martin and Mantle had some real action—got some big tarpon. Those guys were real buddies."
ROCKY MARCIANO 1954
"This was at a training camp in the Catskills, and that's Marciano's daughter [Mary Anne]. This was later on in his career. Here's this big, brute slugger and this cute little girl. My, did he love his little daughter."
LUIS APARICIO 1962
"Actually, he never threw that ball—it's suspended by fishing leader. I remember telling Aparicio I hoped he'd have a big season, and he said, 'I hope so too. I don't want to have to go to work for a living.' "
BOBBY HULL 1968
"The thing I remember best is that Hull was extremely cooperative. The success of the picture was as important to him as it was to me. He had a great smile, too. Such a nice smile."
BOBBY LAYNE 1960
"He sure was a jolly guy—even on a hot summer day in the Steelers' training camp. Of course, this was back when all athletes had good, short haircuts."
ROGER MARIS 1962
"This was the spring after he broke Babe Ruth's record. When I told him what I had in mind for the picture, he looked at me like I was a nut. Roger had this happy look on his face mostly because he was amused."
YOGI BERRA 1957
"That was one of Yogi's typical mannerisms. When reporters would ask him questions, he'd smile, take his hat off and scratch his head while he'd think of what he was going to say. You just couldn't help but like Yogi."