Coleco above-ground swimming p...

Sep 6, 2013 by

A variety of pools to fit every taste, every yard, every pocketbook “We love our Coleco pool!” “I work out every...

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Jack Nicklaus for the 1976 Pon...

Sep 4, 2013 by

You may never drive like Nicklaus off the tee. But you sure can on the road. 1976 Grand Prix. At your Pontiac dealer’s now.

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Mickey Mantle father & so...

Sep 2, 2013 by

Mickey Mantle baseball special “Great glove, Son!” “You said it, Dad!” Rawlings “finest in the...

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The New York Giants baseball t...

Aug 19, 2013 by

From 1883 to 1957, when the team moved to San Francisco, what was the name of the baseball club playing games for Manhattan? The New...

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Birth of the American League (...

Apr 7, 2013 by

Rival of National League American Association of Baseball Clubs comes into existence Philadelphia, Jan 30 – The American...

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Barbara Nicklaus for Magic Che...

Apr 5, 2013 by

A lot of good has happened to cooking in the last 50 years Magic Chef is no ordinary microwave oven. After I tell my Magic Chef...

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Bronko Nagurski never had it s...

Mar 28, 2013 by

Bronko Nagurski never had it so good. The right plastics weren’t being made then. Bronko had everything going for him…...

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John Madden for Ramada Hotels ...

Mar 18, 2013 by

What makes Madden mad #21 “Late calls. Okay, you check into a hotel. The big meeting is tomorrow. All you want is a simple 6:30...

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Behind big-league baseballR...

Mar 12, 2013 by

Behind baseball’s big moves: gate receipts, parking, TV Big-league baseball is on the move. It’s heading west, following...

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How to Hula Hoop (1969)

Mar 8, 2013 by

How to Hula Hoop Hula Hoop instruction sheet 1. Hold Hula Hoop tightly against your back. 2. Start Hula Hoop circling with fast...

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Reggie Jackson drives a Rabbit...

Feb 28, 2013 by

Reggie Jackson drives a Rabbit?? Reggie appreciates the finer things in life. He has a collection of fine cars, including a...

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Janet Guthrie breaks the gende...

Feb 22, 2013 by

The year 1977 was quite the momentous one for the Indianapolis 500. Tom Sneva broke 200 mph “officially” for the first...

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Allow men at women’s bas...

Feb 12, 2013 by

Worcester basketball girls: Allow men at games The wrangle over male spectators being barred from high school girls’ basketball...

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New dresses for roller skating...

Oct 3, 2012 by

The girl of the period: New dresses designed for her to go roller skating The girl of the period who is a convert to the physical...

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Converse sports shoes (1980-19...

Sep 29, 2012 by

Converse baseball Base Stealers (1980) It got locked up for stealing   Familiar birds of North America (1982) The American...

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Through the water at fifty-sev...

Sep 18, 2012 by

Through the water at fifty-seven miles an hour A striking picture of the world’s greatest speed achievement in motor boats Here...

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Walter Johnson: The swiftest p...

Sep 13, 2012 by

Walter Johnson, affectionately known as “The Big Train” played his entire 21-year major league career with the Washington...

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New golf club may render caddy...

Sep 4, 2012 by

New golf stick May render the caddy a thing of the past Special Dispatch to The Call Pasadena, February 3, 1900 — Franc L...

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A penny-farthing bicycle race ...

Aug 15, 2012 by

The coming Niagara Falls meet of the LAW The championship contests — Nine of them will be ridden and records will probably drop...

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Fishing in the Adirondacks (19...

Jul 24, 2012 by

Here are a few photos of a man fishing in a river in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. This series of pictures was taken by...

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The new motor bicycle (1896)

Jul 5, 2012 by

Motor bicycle One of the first patents granted for motor bicycles is the property of Charles H Barrows of Willamantic, Conn. Just...

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Berra, Mantle & Hope prod...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Yogi Berra for Kraft Yogi Berra really goes for Kraft’s new Italian Dressing. “For me, it’s got everything… sure...

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New toys for a world of watery...

Jun 27, 2012 by

A gay new world of watery fun This summer it isn’t enough just to go down to the water, jump in and swim. With a whole flotilla...

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Comiskey’s great ball pa...

Jun 24, 2012 by

Comiskey’s great ball park open Chicago, July 1 [1910] — The finest ball park in the world. That is the verdict expected by...

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Hobey Baker making good again ...

Jun 11, 2012 by

This story appeared at the beginning of 1918, but by the time the year had closed out, Hobart “Hobie” Baker was dead...

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Indianapolis 500: Another notc...

May 25, 2012 by

Just another notch in gun for legendary ‘Super Tex’ Indianapolis – Like an aging gunfighter, A J Foyt added another...

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Indianapolis 500: Foyt wins #4...

May 25, 2012 by

The year 1977 was quite the momentous one for the Indianapolis 500. Tom Sneva broke the 200mph “officially” for the first...

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Indianapolis 500: Sneva breaks...

May 21, 2012 by

The year 1977 was quite the momentous one for the Indianapolis 500. Tom Sneva broke the 200mph “officially” for the first...

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Indianapolis 500 & Bill V...

May 8, 2012 by

“The Fresno Flash,” Bill Vukovich, came in to the 1955 Indianapolis 500 as the clear favorite to become the first ever...

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Will baseball live? (1893)

Apr 9, 2012 by

Firmly believing in the future of baseball, I have no hesitancy in complying with the request made by the editor of The Call to...

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The first Masters golf tournam...

Mar 29, 2012 by

Though it is the youngest of professional golf’s four “major” championships, The Masters always seems to be the one...

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Petty declared 500 winner (195...

Feb 23, 2012 by

After three days of deliberating over still photos and newsreel film footage, Bill France and other NASCAR officials realized they...

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1959 Daytona 500: Who won?

Feb 22, 2012 by

After a grueling 3-hour and 41 minute race (at an average speed of 135 mph) — run caution-free, a feat that wouldn’t be...

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Speed weeks: 60-car field in D...

Feb 10, 2012 by

These days, the purpose-built tube frame cars that run in the Daytona 500 top out around 200 mph on the 2.5-mile oval, using a series...

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How to play football (1907)

Feb 4, 2012 by

Up-to-date football and how to play it by John B Foster To be a good football player, a pair of stout legs is necessary, a certain...

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Party dip & sandwich snac...

Feb 4, 2012 by

Whether you’re a devotee of these sporting clashes or merely resigned to this ritual of winter, “Bowl watching,” you can keep the fans at home content with imaginative and tasty snack foods.

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King Kong Bundy is a computer ...

Jan 24, 2012 by

We gave ‘King Kong’ Bundy a Headstart computer …and he learned to use it in 23 minutes! (With no instruction book,...

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Marathon craze just a revival,...

Jan 17, 2012 by

Marathon craze just a revival, say old-timers like Lantry Long distance and go-as-you-please races were all the rage in the early...

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Baseball: Our national pastime...

Jan 9, 2012 by

Our national pastime The Cincinnati Baseball Club of the National League by A Bart Horton, THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE Nearly a half century...

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