A Phillies hat, glove and ball sit among the fallen leaves of autumn in 1993, a year the team won 97 games, went from last place to first place, captured the National League Pennant, and made a trip to the World Series where they faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the Fall Classic.
Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Don Sutton stands dejected in the rain at Busch Stadium just before being pulled from the game after giving up a second home run to St. Louis Cardinals' Keith Hernandez in game 6 of the 1982 World Series. The game was won by the Cards 13-1, tying the series and sending it to a seventh game.
Cardinals World Series MVP Darrell Porter jumps into the arms of Card's relief ace Bruce Sutter after St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 6-3 in game seven of the World Series on October 20, 1982 in St. Louis.
Phillies closer Mitch Williams jumps in the air in jubilation after recording the final out by striking out the Braves Bill Pecota with a 3-2 fastball in the 9th inning to secure the National League Pennant. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia on Wednesday October 13, 1993 in game 6 of the National League Championship series to clinch the National League Pennant 4 games to 2.
Phillies pitcher Danny Jackson does his imitation of the Incredible Hulk by ripping off his jersey after getting "pumped up" after the Philadelphia Phillies won the National League Pennant by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-3 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia on Wednesday October 13, 1993 in game 6 of the National League Championship series.
Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter hits a 2-2 fastball down and in over the wall in left field off the Phillies Mitch Williams for his game-winning, three-run 379 foot home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of game six, leading his team to the World Championship with a 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday October 23, 1993 at Skydome in Toronto. It was the first bottom-of-the-ninth inning, walk-off, come-from-behind, series-winning home run in the history of the World Series.
Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter celebrates on his way around the bases after hitting his game-winning, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the 1993 World Series.
Phillies closer Mitch Williams sits in front of his locker, beer in one hand and his head in the other, after the Phillies lost the sixth and deciding game of the World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays on a Joe Carter home run off a Williams fastball in the bottom of the ninth inning. The homer won the World Series for the Jays with a 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday October 23, 1993 at Skydome in Toronto. It was the first bottom-of-the-ninth inning, walk-off, come-from-behind, series-winning home run in the history of the World Series.
Guy Terrell Bush, 83 years old when this photo was taken just before his death in 1985, stares out of a window after telling the story of the pitch that he threw to Babe Ruth which Ruth hit for his last major league home run 50 years before.<br /><br />On May 25, 1935 at Forbes Field, Ruth, playing for the Boston Braves, hit the last three home runs of his career. Bush was pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was the third Pirates pitcher to face Ruth that day and give up a home run.<br /><br />Bush was known as "The Mississippi Mudcat" and played in the major leagues from 1923 - 1938, and a brief stint later in 1945. Bush had a lifetime record of 176 -136 and an ERA of 3.86 with 850 strikeouts. Bush pitched for the Chicago Cubs in the 1929 and 1932 World Series. He was born on August 23, 1901 in Aberdeen, Mississippi, and died on July 2, 1985 in Shannon, Mississippi.
Phillies' lead off hitter Lenny Dykstra goes down after being hit by the second pitch in the game in his first at bat on opening day in 1992. Dykstra sustained a broken bone in his wrist on the pitch by the Atlanta Braves' Greg Maddux.
Phillies' pitcher Terry Mulholland throws in the 9th, and then jumps into the arms of catcher Darren Daulton after throwing a no-hit shutout against the San Francisco Giants in Philadelphia on August 15, 1990.
Volunteers, players and coaches all contribute to the sucess of the Little League. Here are, from left, portraits of volunteer Charlie Perry of Portland, Maine, Canadan player Jayson Bay, and Canada coach Andy Nilesky.
With the Benjamin Franklin bridge in the outfield, Camden Riversharks catcher Joe Goodwin warms up before the start of the first home game at their new ballpark, Campbell Field in Camden, New Jersey on May 11, 2001.
Phillies left fielder Jason Michaels goes high up on the wall but can't catch a ball hit by the Rockies Rodd Helton for a double in the 9th inning. The Philadelphia Phillies lost 5-4 to the Colorado Rockies in Philadelphia on Tuesday August 10, 2004.
Phillies manager Larry Bowa argues with home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman after a foul ball by the Braves Rafael Furcal was ruled a three-run home run in the 3rd inning. Bowa was tossed and the home run stood.
Phillies Pat Burrell is out at home as he crashes into Expos catcher Brian Schneider trying unsuccessfully to score from first base on a hit by Tyler Houston in the second inning of this 2004 game.
A fan holding a young child reaches over the railing 20 feet above the right field trying to catch a hit by Chase Utley in the tenth inning. The ball went off the wall and Utley ended up with a double. Utley, however, was left on base as the Cubs recorded the final out. The Phillies left 15 runners on base in the loss to the Cubs, but, the child was not dropped.
Kids dance in the upper deck during the ninth inning of the Phillies win over the Washington Nationals.
Phillies closer Brett Myers reacts in jubilation after the final out of the 6-1 Phillies victory over Washington that gave Philadelphia the National League East division crown in Philadelphia on Saunday September 30, 2007.
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds pauses in the dugout before hitting an RBI-double against the Phillies. Bonds, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, won 7 National League Most Valuable Player awards, 8 Gold Golves, 12 Silver Slugger award, and was selected to the all-star team 14 times. Bonds holds the record for most career home runs (762), and most homers in a single season (73). He also holds the record for most career walks (2,558) and stole 514 bases. He is the only player with more than 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases.<br /><br />Bonds was a central character in baseball's steroid scandals. He was indicted and convicted of obstruction of justice in a federal investigation, but the charges were overturned. Although eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he has not been elected because of his alleged steroid use.
12 year-old Chris Johnson (left), and his brother, David, 9, of Bethlehem, PA, pose for a portrait at the 1994 Little League World Series. Both are avid baseball fans and pin collectors.
Phillies closer Brad Lidge and catcher Carlos Ruiz celebrate after Lidge struck out the Tampa Bay Rays' Eric Hinske for the final out in the ninth inning of game five of the 2008 World Series to give the Phillies the Championship on October 29, 2008.
Michael Jordan hits the game-winning jump shot to beat Georgetown and claim the 1982 NCAA basketball national championship for the North Carolina Tarheels in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
The North Carolina bench erupts with joy with 15 seconds left after Michael Jordan hit the game-winning jump shot to beat Georgetown and claim the 1982 NCAA basketball national championship.
Left: Keith Smart hits the game-winning 16-foot jump shot from the left side with five seconds remaining to give Indiana a 74-73 victory over Syracuse in the NCAA men's basketball championship game in New Orleans on March 30, 1987. <br /><br />Center: North Carolina State's Lorenzo Charles dunks the ball at the buzzer to beat Houston 54-52 to win the NCAA Men's basketball tournament national championship. Charles grabbed an errant 30-foot desperation shot by Dereck Whittenburg which missed the rim and put it in to win it for the Wofpack in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 4, 1983<br /><br />Right: With 17 seconds left, Michael Jordan hits the game-winning jump shot to beat Georgetown 63-62 and claim the 1982 NCAA basketball national championship for North Carolina in New Orleans on March 29, 1982.
Indiana Hoosiers hold up championship trophy to celebrate 74-73 victory over Syracuse in in New Orleans in the NCAA men's basketball championship game on March 30, 1987.
North Carolina State coach Jimmy Valvano celebrates the Wolfpack's victory over Houston with Derrick Whittenberg after cutting down the nets after they won the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship in Albuquerque in 1983.
The Philadelphia 76ers' Charles Barkley throws down a thunderous two-handed tomahawk dunk after a breakaway steal against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Spectrum on March 31, 1991.
Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan elbows the Philadelphia 76ers' Charles Barkley in the face during a 1991 playoff game in Chicago.
Michael Jordan scores from behind the goal through a forest of hands from Mike Gminsky, Johnny Dawkins and Rick Mahorn trying unsuccessfully to defend against him in this 1991 playoff game in Philadelphia between the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers.
Julius Erving, "The Doctor", waves to the crowd during a standing ovation as his number 6 jersey is retired and raised to the rafters in the Spectrum in Philadelphia on April 18, 1988.
Houston's "Phi Slamma Jamma" celebrate win in the Final Four on April 2, 1983 in Albuquerque, NM that puts them in the championship game against North Carolina State in the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament.
Donald Hodge sits on the court dejected as North Carolina celebrates their victory over Temple in the Eastern Regional Finals in the Meadowlands, NJ on March 24, 1991.
Confetti falls from the sky as the Sixers' Dikembe Mutombo celebrates Philadelphia's 88-87 victory over Toronto in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 20, 2001 in Philadelphia.
St. Joes Hawks' Jameer Nelson sits on the court dejected as the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrate their win over the Hawks in the east regional finals of the NCAA men's basketball tournament on Saturday March 27, 2004. Nelson had missed the last shot for the Hawks, who had not lost a game all year until this final defeat which crushed their dream of going to the Final Four.
Villanova players celebrate a 59-56 upset win over the #1 ranked Connecticut Huskies. From left are Jenna Viani, Courtney Roantree, Sarita Hatcher (top), and Jennifer Hilgenberg.
Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson exults as he runs down the court after sinking a basket in the final moments of the 76ers win over the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan during this 1998 game.
With the quickest first step in the NBA, the 76ers Allen Iverson is a blur in this slow-shutter-speed photo as he drives the baseline past Sun's Jason Kidd.
Caron Butler screams as he twists his ankle under Allen Iverson as Iverson dives for a loose ball. The Philadelphia 76ers faced the Washington Wizards and won 119-113 at the Wachovia Center on Friday March 3, 2006.
The Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson lets out a primal scream during his 52-point effort in the Sixers 121-88 victory over the Toronto Raptors in game 5 of their NBA playoff series.
Sixer's Allen Iverson talks with the media after practice here today in Indianapolis, IN on May 18, 1999. Iveron's corn rows revolutionized hair styles in the NBA.
Sixers fans cheer for Allen Iverson who is flat on his back on the floor after being fouled while sinking a basket. Iverson made the free throw for a three point play. The Philadelphia 76ers faced the Detroit Pistons at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday November 26, 2003.
Sixers Allen Iverson is pumped up after the final buzzer sounds after the Bulls could not get off a final shot on their final posession of the game. Iverson hit the winning shot with 45.9 seconds left in the game. The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 83-82 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Thursday December 4, 2003.
Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson screams at a ref when he though he should have gotten a foul call on a drive to the basket in this January 10, 2001 game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Sixers Allen Iverson reacts as he misses a free throw after a made basket that would have given him a three-point play. Iverson finished the first half with 24. The Philadelphia 76ers faced the Toronto Raptors on January 14, 2005.
Sixers Allen Iverson shows his passion during a Sixer run in fourth quarter. The Philadelphia 76ers faced the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans on Friday May 2, 2003.and won 107-103 in game six to clinch the first round of the NBA playoffs 4 games to 2.
The Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson famously steps over the Los Angeles Lakers Tyronn Lue with cold disregard after draining a three-pointer to put the Sixers up by 103-99 with 39.2 seconds left in overtime of the Sixers surprising win over the Lakers in game 1 of the NBA Championship Finals in Los Angeles on June 6, 2001.
Philadlephia 76ers Matt Geiger consoles teammate Allen Iverson in the closing seconds of their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the final game of the NBA Championship Finals on June 15, 2001.
A pair of boxing gloves hangs next to a picture of Jesus in the office of the Blue Horizon Boxing Club in Philadelphia.
The Blue Horizon is a legendary boxing venue at 1314 Broad Street in Philadelhia. The building was constructed in 1865 as a residential home. In 1912 it was converted to a Moose Lodge, and outfitted for boxing in 1961. The venue seats 1,300 in an intimate small-theater-like setting with a balcony so close you could easily vault the railing and be in the ring.
Tony Thornton (R) kocks out Jerry Holly in the thrid round of their fight on July 28, 1988 at the Blue Horizon.
Chris Organtini poses for a portrait in his dressing room at the Blue Horizon before a fight in 1988. Organtini is a club fighter who works in a tire wharehouse during the day in Norristown, Pa.
Chris Organtini hits his opponenty with a left during his victory at the Blue Horizon Boxing Club.
Friends encourage Chris Organtini after he knocked out his opponent.
The "cut man" waits to do his work between rounds.
Heavyweight Ray Mercer (right) pounds opponent Wesley Watson in this fight at the Blue Horizon Boxing club in 1990.
A youngster is all eyes as he watches a boxing match at the Blue Horizon Boxing Club in Philadlephia.
Frankie Mitchell jumps into the air after beating Roberto Medin for the NABF lightweight title in a 10th round TKO at the Blue Horizon Boxing Club.<br /><br />Mitchell, who was fighting an admitted cocaine habit at the time, was not prevented from boxing by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission because they said an admission of addiction by the fighter was not "proof" of any violation of the rules.<br /><br />Medin, who served time for forgery, was fighting for only the second time since being released from prison.
Andre "Thee" Prophet raises his arms in victory after a win at the Blue Horizon Boxing Club.
A boxer is knocked out, down on his back on the canvas in the ring, as the referee counts him out.
Muhammed Ali gets set to hit Leonard Spinks with a right during their World Heavyweight Championship bout in New Orleans on September 15, 1978.
Sweat flies from Victor Galindez' head as Marvin Johnson lands a right in Johnson's victory during their World Boxing Association light-heavyweight championship fight in New Orleans on November 30, 1979 .
Victory Galindez sits in his corner, beaten, bloody and brutalized, after losing on a TKO in the 13th round to Mike Rossman on September 15, 1978 in New Orleans. The 22 year-old Rossman opened cuts over both of Galindez' eyes and the bridge of his nose. Rossman took the WBA light heavyweight title by winning.<br /><br />A little more than two years later, on October 25, 1980, Galindez, who was forced to retire because of two detached retinas, was killed while pursuing his dream of becoming a race car driver. While waiting for assistance when his race car broke down on the track, another passing car lost control and ran over Galindez, killing him instantly.
Bernard Hopkins shadow boxes at Champ's Gym in Philadelphia in 1988.
Smiley Haywood and Elder Bufford Gaines sit together at Champs gym in 1990.
Bernard Hopkins, nicknamed "The Executioner", has won multiple boxing world championships in the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.<br /><br />Hopkins boxed for thirty years until he was nearly 52 years old, and defended his titles 20 times, with a final record of 67 fights with 32 wins by knockout and 23 by decision, 8 losses, 2 draws, and 2 no contests.
Kids watch boxers work out at Champ's Gym in Philadelphia.
Bernard Hopkikns works on his form and footwork in a shaft of light at Champ's Gym.
Gypsy Joe Harris poses for a portrait at the Hard Knocks Gym in Philadelphia in 1989. Harris, legally blind in his right eye from an injury he suffered in a street fight at age 11, was 43 years old when this photo was taken. He was out of boxing for 20 years, since the day the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission decided to ban him from boxing forever because he was blind in one eye. Harris, who built up a record of 24 wins and 1 loss and made the cover of Sports Illustrated, was one of Philadelphia's most popular boxers. In the years since he was forced to stop boxing, Harris beat addictions to heroin and alcohol, and survived three heart attacks.
Tony Green works out in a mirror at Champ's Gym.
Upcoming yourg boxer Tony Green rests after a hard workout at Champ's gym in Philadelphia.
New Orleans Saints' Ike Harris flips upside down but holds on to the ball for a 16-yard gain during the fourth quarter of Saints - Rams game on November 25, 1980 in the Louisiana Superdome. The Rams' Carl Ekern made the hit on the play, and the Rams went on to win 27-7 as the Saints lost their 12th game.
New Orleans' place kicker Russell Erxleben (left), and his holder Ed Burns, celebrate a rare Erxleben field goal during the 1979 season. Erxleben, the Saints first-round draft pick, was injured most of the season and kicked only two field goals all year.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham flies through the air on the way to a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on December 16, 1990 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.
Dallas coach Tom Landry is carried off the field after the Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos 27-10 to win Super Bowl XII in the Superdome in New Orleans on January 15, 1978.
Eagles Quarterback Randall Cunningham scrambles in the fog during the "Fog Bowl" on December 31, 1988 in a National Football League playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears. A heavy, dense fog rolled over Chicago's Soldier Field during the 2nd quarter, cutting visibility to about 15-20 yards for the rest of the game. Philadelphia moved the ball effectively all day and Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham had 407 passing yards, but they could not get the ball into the end zone. The Bears won 20-12.
High School football player, Landry vs McDonough. November 9, 1978, New Orleans.
Marcus Allen, MVP of Superbowl XVIII, dodges Redskins on his way to a big gain. The Los Angeles Raiders beat the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Tampa Florida on January 22, 1984.
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is carried off the field after the Nittany Lions defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 27-23 to claim the National Championship in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on January 1, 1983.
Alabama coach Bear Bryant is carried off the field by his players after beating Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on January 2, 1978 to win the national championship in college football.
Valdosta High School football players hold hands as they say a pre-game prayer in a parking lot because the stadium's locker room was too small for the team.
With steam coming from his breath in the cold, Cowboys La'Roi Glover walks off the field after an Eagles score . The Philadelphia Eagels beat the Dallas Cowboys 36-10 in Philadelphia on Sunday December 7, 2003.
William Thomas sits on the bench, seemingly in a state of shock, at the end of the Eagles' 31-13 loss to the Titans in Philadelphia on October 19, 2006.
San Diego Chargers recievcer Jeff Graham goes through the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent to chatch a Doug Flutie pass. The ball poped up in air after Graham's initial catch and Graham caught it again, running 61 yards for a Charger touchdown in the first quarter of the Eagles 24 - 14 victory on December 9, 2001.
Eagles DeSean Jackson high steps into the end zone as he returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown against the Redskins on October 5, 2008 in Philadelphia.
New Orleans Saints running back Rueben Mayes poses for a portrait with his pet dog at home in Metairie, La. Mayes won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 1986 and was named to the Pro Bowl twice during his pro career.
Penn State head football coach and athletic director Joe Paterno answers questions on media day at Beaver Stadium in 1998. Paterno coached for 45 years from 1966 to 2011. With 409 victories, Paterno is the most victorious coach in NCAA FBS history. He won 2 national championships in 1982 and 1986. Paterno was ultimately fired for allegations that he pesuaded university officials to refrain from reporting child sexual abuse by his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky to authorities in 2001. Sandusky was arrested on 52 counts of child sexual abuse occurring between 1994 and 2009, including allegations of incidents on the Penn State campus and the football program's shower facilities that were reported to Paterno, and about which, he did nothing.
Unidentified Eagles fans express their displeasure by screaming obscenities at Eagles coach Andy Reid as he leaves the field after the Eagles 17-0 loss to Tampa on Monday September 8, 2002.
Two dejected Eagles fans stand with looks of disgust and unbelief on their faces in a section of empty seats after the Eagles had left the field following their last second loss to Chicago in Philadelphia on Sunday October 21, 2007.
Eagles Donovan McNabb eludes the grasp of the Saints Charles Grant as he races upfield looking for a first down during the Eagels 33-20 win in Philadelphia on Sunday November 23, 2003.
New England Patriots Rodney Harrison mockingly flaps his arms like an Eagle as he soars down the field after intercepting a a Donovan McNabb pass with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter to seal the Patriots 24-21 victory over the Eagles in the Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville on February 6, 2005.
As the confetti rains down on the victorious Patriots, Eagles Donovan McNabb gets a pat on the head as he leaves the field after the Eagles 24-21 loss in Superbowl XXXIX in Jacksonville on Sunday February 6, 2005. McNabb was 30 for 51 in passing for 357 yards, and three touchdowns , but had 4 interceptions, one of which was nullified by a penalty, and one was made on the Patriots goal line killing an Eagles' scoring chance.
Ranger's goalie Mike Richter watches helplessly as Flyer's Valeri Zelepukin scores Flyer's 2nd goal in 3-1 win over rangers.
Young fams laugh as the Flyers' Scott Hartnell and the Capitals' Chris Clark punch each other in the face during a hockey fight on November 23, 2007.
A Devils' fan is choked from behind by a Flyers' fan trying to hold him back as another gets set to backhand him during a fight between rival fans during closing minutes of Flyers 4-1 loss to the Devils in game one of the NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Finals.
Detroit MVP Mike Vernon (center) shares a quiet moment and a deep look into the eyes of teammate Martine Lapointe while they pose with the Stanley Cup after sweeping the Flyers in four straight games in the NHL finals on June 7, 1997 in Detroit.
Kent Ferguson wins the 3-meter springboard event at the United States Diving indoor championships, beating legend Greg Louganis.
Italy's Roberto Baggio hangs his head as Brazil celebrates their 1994 World Cup Soccer championship in the background after Baggio missed Italy's final penalty kick. The two teams had played two scoreless periods as well as two scoreless overtimes, and the title game came down to penalty kicks for the first time ever, which Brazil won 3-2 when Baggio's shot sailed over the top bar of the goal. The game was played July 17, 1994 in front of 94,194 fans in the Rose Bowl in California and billions around the world. It was Brazil's fourth World Cup title.
Greg Louganis, Olympic champion and holder of 41 national titles, poses for a portrait on top of the 10-meter diving platform during the 1987 United States Diving indoor championships.
Diane Guthrie of George Mason University clears the high jump bar on her way to winning the women's heptathlon during the 1995 Penn Relays.
Rafer Johnson, Olympic Torch lighting, opening ceremonies, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Teammates in the USA women's 4 x 100 meter relay stop in front of a giant American flag to wave to fans after winning the gold medal and setting a world record in the finals of the event during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
In the most anticipated event of the 1984 Olympics, America's sweetheart Mary Decker leads, with Britain's 18-year-old Zola Budd in second place as they face off in the women's 3000 meter finals in Los Angeles. <br /><br />Decker, the reigning world champion in the 3,000 meters, was heavily favored to win a gold medal in front of her home fans in Los Angeles after missing the 1976 Olympics due to an injury, and also the 1980 games because of the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Olympics. Time was running out for her to win an Olympic medal.
Britain's Zola Budd (151) watches the USA's Mary Decker fall to the infield after Decker became entangled with Budd's left leg when Decker tried to pass on the inside in the finals of the women's 3,000 meter run here August 10, 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympics.<br /><br />Budd, racing barefoot, trailed Decker for the first half of the race. She decided to pass Decker coming out of the third turn because the pace was too slow. As she cut in front, Decker got tangled up in Budd's left foot and fell to the infield, pulling the number off Budd's back as she fell.<br /><br />Budd, who had earlier that year broken Decker's world record in the 5,000 meters, was only 18 years old and at the center of a storm of controversy after leaving her home in South Africa to race under a British passport on the United Kingdom's Olympic team. South Africa was barred from competing in the Olympics at that time because of their apartheid policies.<br /><br />Decker, considered by many to be the greatest women's distance runner in the world at that time, having set six world records in 1982 at distances ranging from the mile to 10 000 meters, had her Olympic dreams crushed once again. Budd, who had taken over the lead after the collision, faded to finish seventh with tears coming down her face as she said she could not endure the boos of the crowd. Budd had considered Decker one of her heroes while growing up.
USA's Mary Decker grimaces in pain and dejection as her Olympic dreams fall to the infield along with Decker after becoming entangled with Zola Budd in the finals of the women's 3,000 meters.<br /><br />Decker, considered by many to be the greatest women's distance runner in the world at that time, having set six world records in 1982 at distances ranging from the mile to 10 000 meters, had her Olympic dreams crushed once again. Budd, who had taken over the lead after the collision, faded to finish seventh with tears coming down her face as she said she could not endure the boos of the crowd. Budd had considered Decker one of her heroes while growing up.
Maricica Puica (226) of Romania reacts to winning the women's 3,000 meters in an Olympic record time of 8:35.96 after Mary Decker fell out of the race after a trip up with Zola Budd.
Carl Lewis reacts in joy after seeing a world record time posted on the scoreboard as he crosses the finish line in the men's 400 meter relay. Lewis won his 4th gold medal of the games when he anchored the relay team to a 37.83 clocking.
Smiling and laughing, Valerie Brisco-Hooks (left), winner of the gold medal in the 200 meter dash, and teammate Florence Griffith, winner of the silver medal, hold the American flag after the race. The victory gave Brisco-Hooks her second gold medal of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angles.
A white dove is almost incinerated as the Olympic flame is lit at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
Ivona Krmelová of Czechoslovakia soars high during the balance beam competition at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Ben Johnson raises his hand in victory as he looks at rival Carl Lewis in the finals of the men's 100 meter dash at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Johnson was later disqualified for drug use, giving the gold medal to Lewis.
Florence Griffith Joyner reacts after seeing a world-record time posted on the scoreboard as she wins gold in the women's 200 meter finals. After dropping to her knees to pray, she was lifted by her husband, Al Joyner, and spun around. Joyner smashed world records in the 100 and 200 meter races, winning gold medals in both, as well as winning another gold as a member of the 400-meter relay team.
The USA's Kelcie Banks checks his jaw after being knocked out by Holland's Regilio Turr with the first punch 10 seconds into the fight in the 57 kilogram weight category of the boxing competition during the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Woo Nam Baek of Chunju City watches the boxing competition during the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Rudolf Povarnitsyne of the Soviet Union reacts after a jump that won him a bronze medal in the high jump finals during the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Elena Chouchounova of the Soviet Union flips upside down during the balance beam competition at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
USA Women's gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi hugs Phoebe Mills after she became the first American female gymnast to win a medal in a fully-attended Olympics, and the only American gymnast, male or female, to medal in gymnastics the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
Czechoslovakia's Jozef Priblilinec crosses the finish line to win the 20 kilometer walk and the Gold Medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, then realizes what he has done and falls to the track in exhaustion.
Janet Evans of the United States reacts to winning the gold medal and setting a world record in the finals of the women's 400 meter freestyle at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
David Robinson looks at the scoreboard in disbelief as the USA men's basketball team loses to Russia 82-76 in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
The Magic Fountain and Palau Alfonso XIII in Barcelona are lit up for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
With a spectacular view of the city of Barcelona in the background, 29 year-old Mary Ellen Clark of Newtown Square, Pa., wins a bronze medal on her final dive in the women's 10 meter platform competition during the 1992 Olympic Games.
In front of a giant '92 Olympics sign, Gao Min of China spins during a dive making her hair stand on end. She won a gold medal in the finals of the women's 3 meter springboard competition during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Nicknamed the "Diving Queen", Gao is one of the most dominant divers in the history of the sport. Undefeated in world competition on the 3-meter springboard between 1986 and 1992 (including Olympic Games gold medals both in 1988 in Seoul and 1992 in Barcelona). She is tied with the legendary Greg Louganis in winning the greatest number of international awards on one board.
The USA's Nelson Diebel exults in winning the gold medal in the men's 100 meter breaststroke with an Olympic record time of 1:01:50. Diebel upset world-record holder Norbert Rozsa of Hungary in the final at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona Spain.
Derek Redmond of Great Britain is in agony as he is helped to the finish line by his father, Jim, after tearing his hamstring muscle in the semi-finals of the men's 400 meter run at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.<br /><br />Redmond collapsed about half way through the race with the injury, but got up, determined to finish despite the pain. His father came out of the stands and onto the track to help his son. Redmond initially tried to push him away, not realizing who he was, but then heard a familiar voice. "Derek, it's me" his father said. Redmond told his father "I've got to finish this race." His father said "If you're gonna finish the race, we'll finish it together." With his father's help, Redmond made it to the finish line.<br /><br />Later, watching a video of that 1992 Olympic race, Redmond said "I don't think I've ever cried so much in my life. It's more embarrassing than anything else--men don't cry."
Nigeria's 4 x 100 meter women's relay team can't believe their luck in capturing an unexpected bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Jon Ronningen flips as he wins the gold medal in wrestling in the 52kg weight class at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Carl Lewis anchor the US to a world record gold medal in the 4x100 meter relay at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Lewis was not even supposed to run on the team, but was added when a teammate was injured. Lewis has won 9 gold medals at 4 Olympics. He won golds in the 100, 200, long jump and 400-meter relay at Los Angeles in 1984, golds in the 100 and long jump at Seoul in 1988, golds in the long jump and 400-meter relay in Barcelona and a gold in the long jump in Atlanta in 1996.
Gwen Torrence reacts as she looks at the scoreboard and sees she has won a gold medal in the women's 200 meters with a time of 21.81 seconds at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Mr. Louisiana bodybuilding contest. July 9, 1977.
The ball seems to stand still as everything else around it is in motion during this slow shutter speed exposure of Pete Sampras winning the finals of the US Pro Indoor Tennis Championship in Philadelphia in 1992.
Willie Gault goes ove rthe last hurdle on his way to a gold meda with a time of 13.47 seconds in the men's 110 meter hurdles here on July 2, 1983 during the National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs.
Runners clear the water hurdle during the Penn Relays Steeplechase event in 1992.
Jonathan Drummond of Texas Christian University exults after anchoring the final leg of TCU's winning effort in the 400 meter relays during the 1990 Penn Relays.
Penn's Marcia Rush, in agony after winning the women's 400 meter run during the 1988 Penn Relays, in comforted by a teammate.
Calvin Smith streaks to a world record in the men's 100 meters with a time of 9.93 seconds at the National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs on 7/3/1983.
The Atlanta Beat's Cindy Parlow attempts to head the ball into the goal as the Philadelphia Charge's goalie Hope Solo comes out to make the stop. The Philadelphia Charge faced the first place Atlanta Beat in Villanova, Pa. on July 16, 2003.
Eastern's Janine Kovach (left) and Colleen Petronchak celebrate Kovach's goal, Eastern's fourth, in their 4-2 win over Washington Township in a south Jersey group 4 field hockey semifinal game at Eastern High School in Voorhees, NJ on November 6, 2008.
Eastern field hockey coach Danyle Heilig (left) talks with Jaclyn Beasley during the second half of a south Jersey Group 4 field hockey semifinal game with Washington Township at Eastern High School in Voorhees, NJ on November 6, 2008.
Washington Township's Zoey Miller (left) cries as she embraces teammate Sam DiCastelnuovo after their loss to Eastern in a south Jersey Group 4 field hockey semifinal game at Eastern High School in Voorhees, NJ on November 6, 2008.
Middle-age mutant ninja turtle Jerry Lodriguss covers an Eagles' game at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia in the winter before unexpectedly, inexplicably, and mysteriously, sublimating and disappearing in a cloud of ice crystals.