Showing 1 - 10 of 87 Stories for Robert Cantwell
The Real McCoy
His true name was Norman Selby, and he yearned for the life of a farmer, but title fights, adulation, Broadway, posh saloons, private eyes, poets, princesses, nine marriages (three of them to the actress at left, Julia Woodruff), the movies, scandal, jewel thefts and finally murder were the lot of boxing's mighty Kid
RUN, RABBIT, RUN
No harebrained scheme, inventor Owen Smith's mechanical bunny put greyhound racing on the track, helped the Feds nab Al Capone and is one reason the ...
The Ultimate Confrontation
It has come in the Brooks Range of Alaska, a majestic wilderness where wolves are many and people are rare—or were, until oil gushed at Prudhoe Bay
A PLAGUE OF STARLINGS
The worst lines in English poetry—from the point of view of bluebirds, flickers and bird watchers, at least—are in Shakespeare's King Henry IV, Part I, Act I, Scene ...
The Silver All-Americas, 1936-61
They were football-playing seniors 25 autumns ago; they were nominated by their alma maters for Sports Illustrated's annual career awards; and—for what they accomplished then and since—they have been elected the Silver Anniversary All-Americas of 1961. Herewith the portrait of a generation
Sport was Box-Office Poison
The beginnings were hilarious—and profitable-but then hokum took over as Hollywood made hundreds of sport movies, most of them stinkeroos
THE MUSIC OF BASEBALL
When the Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee they took with them a fine new Hammond electric organ, which they perched in a makeshift organ loft in the ...
Bret's revenge was sweet
Setting up this week's rubber match and again drawing swarms of new trotting fans, Bret Hanover won his second race with Cardigan Bay
IN THE MOOD—FOR BASEBALL
Baseball has never looked as good as it does from the organ loft at Shea Stadium, and has never sounded better. From her seat at her new ...