Life Magazine’s Best Pictures

Life Magazine has posted a brilliant set of the best pictures featured in their magazine between 1936 and 1972. I’m not much of a sports fan, but I love this shot from 1965:

In one of the most eloquent photographs ever made of a great athlete in decline, Yankee star Mickey Mantle flings his batting helmet away in disgust after another terrible at-bat near the end of his storied, injury-plagued career. Originally published in the July 30, 1965, issue of LIFE.

The Best of Life: 37 Years in Pictures   [Life]

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