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Gerald Holland

All Gerald Holland Stories

Oct 02, 1967

The Voyage of Phipps Piper

Mother gave him permission for his daring journey—but how could she know he would encounter a sea monster?

Jun 10, 1963

HONEST WARREN GILES: HE ALWAYS STRIVES TO PLEASE

A man of continual controversy is the cherubic, charming, deceptively relaxed president of the National League. Challenge the right of his 10 bosses to run baseball as they choose and Giles is a bulldog off a leash

Aug 24, 1964

GREASY NEALE: NOTHING TO PROVE, NOTHING TO ASK

A man who played football with Jim Thorpe, hit .357 against the Black Sox and coached the Philadelphia Eagles to two pro championships manages to be unusual even at a cocktail party: interesting, that is

Sep 18, 1961

How to Take a Biscuit Apart and Put It Back Just Like It Was

He used to coach pro football (he was named professional coach of the year in 1948), he was a superb all-round athlete in his youth, he is a piano player, singer and speechmaker extraordinary. He has acted in musical comedies, he is currently the vice-president of a leading advertising agency, and when he sings his song about this great scientific breakthrough you know that if anybody could do it, the irrepressible Jimmy Conzelman is your man

May 02, 1966

THE MAN IN THE 100,000-MILE SUIT

No one questions Octave Blake's distinguished service to trotting, but how old is that famous gabardine?

Nov 19, 1962

A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART

That's one opinion of Biggie Munn, athletic director of Michigan State, shown here (far left) as he addresses a football dinner. In the foreground, looking slightly askance, is his onetime protege, Coach Duffy Daugherty. A contrary opinion of Biggie is that, under his own rules for greatness, he just happened to fill the bill

Mar 23, 1964

A TOUCH OF GOLD IN THE SADDLE

Gentle Johnny Rotz, the brilliant little man who won more than 25 times his weight in precious metal last year, is off and riding for the top again

Jun 26, 1961

'SEX, SLAUGHTER AND SMOKE!'

These are three of the things wrong with the world, according to Colonel Isidor Bieber, a member of horse racing's most intriguing partnership. While the colonel thinks his profound thoughts, the other partner, Trainer Hirsch Jacobs, goes on adding to racing's best winning record

Oct 25, 1965

Hold That Tuba!

Like coaches looking for promising football players, college bandmasters scout the high schools for tuba players and trumpeters

Jul 30, 1962

Aboard That Minnesota Cannonball

Rollie Reynen of Devils Lake, N.Dak. sings loud and clear as he helps to keep the party lively on the special railroad car taking a delegation 400 miles to the ball game. Fans came by train, bus, car and plane from all over the Northwest and parts of Canada to see the hot Minnesota Twins take on Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle and the rest of the hated New York Yankees

Nov 11, 1963

'I GOT A TOUCH LIKE A BLACKSMITH'

Yogi Berra, the switch-hitting golfer, was speaking of his putting in Pinehurst last week. But that defect should not handicap him at all as new manager of the Yankees

Feb 27, 1961

'TAYLOR SPINK IS FIRST-CLASS'

Who says so? Why, Mr. J. G. Taylor Spink himself; the colorful, volatile publisher of baseball's famed weekly newspaper, 'The Sporting News,' can just about prove he is absolutely right

Jul 05, 1965

REPORT ON A MISSION FOR L.B.J.

Tumbling into the river was not on the agenda, but Bayard Ashcroft had gone to the famous Delaware Water Gap inspired by a message from the President. In another of his ingenuous letters to Phipps Piper, Ashcroft adds to the misadventurous affairs of two old Harvard classmates

Mar 12, 1962

JIMMIE FINDS A PLACE TO POP OFF

Starting his 47th season, Jimmie Dykes, one of the noisiest guys in baseball, joins his eighth major league club and plans to work as hard (and talk as loud) as ever

Jul 15, 1963

A YOUNG BLOOD IN A LIVELY OLD TRADITION

When a man who spends the afternoon of his wedding day at a baseball game marries a girl who was a golf champ at 24, you can expect a couple with wide interests in sport. Meet Norman and Toni Woolworth, participants and spectators extraordinary

Nov 23, 1964

The Winning Ways of a Thirty-year Loser

When Art Rooney founded pro football's Pittsburgh Steelers a black notebook served as his office, a handshake closed his deals and he dreamed of championships. Since then he has become a millionaire, made a million friends, built a million-dollar racing interest and has given up trying to run things from a black book. But he and Pittsburgh are still looking for that title

Nov 13, 1961

Don't Pull up for Doc

Dr. Raworth Williams is a 66-year-old surgeon who three years ago captained the Dallas Athletic Club to a national polo championship. Doc still plays a fast, hard game, and says he'll quit the day younger players start easing up on him

Oct 03, 1966

Next Speaker Will Be Coach Tonto Coleman

A sentimental gentleman from Georgia by way of Alabama, he has a touch of Texas in his talk—whether in a commencement day address or a chat with L.B.J. at the White House

Jan 14, 1963

The Laughing Season

It's banquet time, and across the land sports heroes are being honored in proceedings that somehow seem almost unbearably hilarious

May 18, 1964

A Pitch that Baffled the Babe

Shucks Pruett of the Browns could stop the great Ruth almost at will with an artful kind of fadeaway