No one’s life seems great between midnight and 7 a.m. Go to sleep. Things will be better tomorrow.

— (via felicite)


In 1961, during spring training in Florida, LIFE gave 25-year-old Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek a camera and asked him to photograph his teammates: Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford and the rest of the players on what would be seen, in time, as one of the greatest teams in baseball history.

The resulting photos were never published…until now.

(Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)