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Jeremiah Tax

Jeremiah Tax

All Jeremiah Tax Stories

Jan. 05, 1959

BOB PETTIT

All the chips are down in a world championship game; it is a time for greatness. Bob Pettit chose such a contest, against Boston in April, to demonstrate his, ...

Jan. 07, 1957

HAPPY HOLIDAY FREE-FOR-ALL

All over the country the sound of rubber on hardwood rang in Basketball 1957 as collegians celebrated the season with a spectacular round of holiday ...

Feb. 11, 1957

JUBILATION ON THE KAW

It was a great night in Lawrence, and the whole town was there to watch Iowa State and Kansas U. meet in their rubber match.

Jan. 14, 1957

ALL IN THE MIND

At midseason some teams surprise more than their stars, while an old pro says that winning is ALL IN THE MIND.

Dec. 21, 1959

WILT KNOCKS 'EM DEAD

One-third of the way through the season, it is clear that no rookie—in any sportâ €”has ever achieved the smashing success that Philadelphia's 7-foot-plus Wilt ...

Jan. 27, 1958

A Struggle to the Summit

West Virginia's basketball Mountaineers are No. 1 in the nation for the first time ever, after a fine job by Coach Fred Schaus—but can they stay there?

Feb. 03, 1958

THE MAN WHO MUST BE DIFFERENT

Bill Russell is fighting his sensitivity about his race and his height while he nears the threshold of basketball greatness.

April 20, 1959

Short, sweet series for slick Celtics

Two of pro basketball's weaker franchises were greatly strengthened in the playoffs won by the squad of superstars from Boston

June 29, 1959

In quest of the Golden Fleece

No driver can match Billy Haughton's sulky record, but there's a blank page in it that should be filled this year

Sept. 14, 1959

The Diller did it, and Ralph was glad

The shy, quiet trainer of the Hambletonian winner let another man drive to victory

March 03, 1958

A Merry Polka to Lead the Big Ten Dance

With or without music, Michigan State deserves a high national ranking

Sept. 10, 1984

A RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER CATCHES THE ESSENCE OF THE NATIONAL PASTIME

Another way of putting the old saw about words and pictures is that one great photograph may require a thousand words to describe its ...

Oct. 15, 1984

FRED LEBOW'S BOOK ON MARATHONING IS MORE A PERSONAL AWARD CEREMONY

Apparently, Fred Lebow grew tired of waiting for someone else to tell the story of how he made the New York City Marathon into the greatest ...

July 16, 1984

CENTRAL PARK: AN ENGLISHMAN GIVES A BIRDER'S-EYE VIEW OF ITS DENIZENS

In 1982, in New York's Central Park, 10 people were murdered, 25 were raped, more than 700 were mugged, and Donald Knowler observed ...

Sept. 16, 1985

'GOOD ENOUGH TO DREAM' IS A DREAM COME TRUE, DESPITE ONE MINOR FLAW

You are going to browse a long time before you come across a new book as pleasurable to read as Roger Kahn's Good Enough to Dream ...

Feb. 17, 1986

A WINNING LINEUP OF BASEBALL BOOKS IS HOT STUFF FOR THE HOT STOVE FAN

While partisans of other sports debate—usually with no more than subjective evidence—which is "fastest growing," which attracts the most ...