The last time there was postseason baseball in Washington, D.C., Franklin Delano Roosevelt threw out the first pitch at the World Series. The Senators’ Heinie Manush kept the ball, but he misspelled the president’s name. It reads: Franklin Rossvelt.
Yogi Berra takes issue with the umpire’s “safe” call after Robinson’s electrifying steal of home in Game 1 of the 1955 World Series. Six decades after it was taken, this picture reminds us of what an intense competitor Berra, like Robinson, really was. Today, he’s often regarded a cuddly old ambassador for baseball. But back then, when the game was on the line, Yogi Berra was a warrior. (Grey Villet—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)