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Arnold Roth

For most of SI's 40-year history, our pages have been enlivened by one of America's wittiest artists. These 1981 Roth's-eye views of spring training, and the illustrations that follow, show Roth at his most delightful

OCTOBER 31, 1983
Sidney Moncrief (above) and a tornado of energy, as conjured by Roth, depicted a new NBA work ethic.

SEPTEMBER 23, 1968
Dragged to drag strips by his son, a racing fan, Roth saw drivers as all but indistinguishable from their machines.

FEBRUARY 4, 1980
Roth hounded contestants at the Westminster dog show, from winsome wieners to pampered puffballs.