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1979 Sports Illustrated Athlete Of The Year 1st 25 Years- Muhammad Ali


This video takes a look at Sports Illustrated Magazine’s Athlete of the Year winners for the 1st 25 years of their publication….since August 16, 1954….as hosted by James Caan….covering winners such as MLB Hank Aaron, Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Jockey Stevie Cauthern, Tennis Bjorn Borg, NCAA Football Coach Bud Wilkerson, NHL’s Montreal Canadiens et al…..but the one and only…Muhammad Ali….took home the crown in 1979….as the Sports Illustrated’s Best Athlete of the past 25 years.



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