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Leading Off


B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLES KNOBLOCK/AP Fan Participation As part of SI's celebration of the sports fan, which begins on page 98, LEADING OFF presents classic shots involving spectators, such as this picture from the 1959 World Series, in which White Sox leftfielder Al Smith gets a mugful of suds when a fan at Comiskey Park lets go of his beer to take a stab at catching a home run hit by the Dodgers' Charlie Neal.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN Jacques TherapyAll eyes are on Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante as he minds the net against the Rangers at the Montreal Forum in 1958.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HY PESKIN Vaulting AmbitionFans zero in on Bob Richards as he clears 15'3" at Madison Square Garden in 1955.

B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY NEIL LEIFER Up Periscopes As members of his army stand watch, Arnold Palmer rips one during the 1966 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.