Hy Peskin Photographs by Hy Peskin (Brian Reynolds) LIFE Magazine photographer and founder of the Academy of Achievement
An aerial view of the scoreboard at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn during the 1955 World Series between the Dodgers and Yankees.
Boxers Rocky Marciano (R) and Ezzard Charles fighting in the Heavyweight Title Bout.
Carmen Basilio (right) celebrates after winning the world welterweight championship by knocking out Tony DeMarco in the 12th round in a classic bout on June 10, 1955.
Dixie Classic Basketball Tournament, Duke vs. Oregon State, with Wade Swede Halbrook of Oregon State.
This image of Celtics Hall of Famer Bob Cousy appeared on the cover of the Jan. 9, 1956 issue of SI.
Baseball star Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999) hits a double for the American League during the All-Star game, Brooklyn, New York, July 12, 1949.
Tenley Albright in action, casting shadow on ice at Grossinger's Resort. Liberty, NY 11/29/1954
Ted Williams held court with fans, reporters and teammates during this Spring Training moment in the '50s.
3'7 Eddie Gaedel (1925-1961) #1/8 of the St. Louis Browns pinch hits for teammate Frank Saucier in a game against the Detroit Tigers where he walked, then was replaced by a pinch runner at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis, Missouri, August 19, 1951. The Tigers' catcher is Bob Swift (1915 - 1966).
In this 1949 photo, Brooklyn Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson tries to steal third base in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Ebbets Field.
Packers lineman Fuzzy Thurston (left) and Jerry Kramer, covered in mud on the sideline during a game against San Francisco.
Alan Ameche scored the game-winning touchdown as the Colts beat the Giants in overtime of the legendary 1958 NFL championship game.
Peskin was able to position himself behind Ben Hogan and capture the famous 1-iron shot on the 72nd hole of the 1950 U.S. Open.
Socialite/photographer Jackie Bouvier kneeling on floor, listening adoringly to shorts-clad fiancé Sen. Jack Kennedy as he chats with unseen sibling while relaxing in a wing chair in living room at the Kennedy family summer house.
LIFE cover 07-20-1953 featuring Sen. John Kennedy and fiancée Jacqueline Bouvier sailing on Cape Cod waters during Jackie's summer visit to future in-laws.
Sen. John Kennedy (C) with photographer Hy Peskin (L) and future magazine publisher Clay Felker (R) chatting as they stand in the sand by the surf near his family's summer home.