Sport (US magazine)

Sport
CategoriesSports magazine
FrequencyMonthly
First issueSeptember 1946 (1946-September)
Final issueAugust 2000
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
LanguageEnglish
Websitethesportgallery.com
sportthemagazine.com
ISSN0038-7797

Sport was an American sports magazine. Launched in September 1946[1] by New York-based publisher Macfadden Publications, Sport pioneered the generous use of color photography – it carried eight full-color plates in its first edition.

Sport predated the launch of Sports Illustrated by eight years, and is remembered[by whom?] for bringing several editorial innovations to the genre, as well as creating, in 1948, the Sport Magazine Award, given initially to the outstanding player in 11 major sports.[2][3] In 1955 the magazine instituted an award honoring the outstanding player in baseball's World Series (Johnny Podres of the Brooklyn Dodgers was the inaugural winner); it was later expanded to include the pre-eminent post-season performers in the other three major North American team sports. What made Sport the most distinctive from Sports Illustrated,[according to whom?] however, was that it was a monthly magazine as opposed to SI's weekly distribution.

Sport was published continually between its launch and August 2000, when its then-owner, British publisher EMAP PLC, made the decision to close the money-losing title. As of 2016, the photo archive of Sport, which represents one of the most significant collections of 20th-century sports photography in North America,[according to whom?] is housed in Canada in Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia at The Sport Gallery.

  1. ^ John Dinan (September 1, 1998). Sports in the Pulp Magazines. McFarland. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7864-4047-4. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Garrison Wilton (December 7, 1948). "Sports Parade". The Charlotte Observer. p. 20. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  3. ^ S., J. M. (January 15, 1949). "Picked from Airlanes". The Davenport Daily Times. p. 7. Retrieved November 16, 2021.

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