Robert Weaver in the NY Times From the Times: In February 1962, Sports Illustrated sent the illustrator Robert Weaver to cover spring training in Florida. He then created a series of paintings that appeared in the March 5, 1962, issue of the magazine.
The drawings that follow are from his sketchbook.
D.B. Dowd, a professor of visual communication and American culture studies at Washington University in St. Louis, wrote the commentary in the accompanying captions.