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Aug. 16, 1994

JIMMY JEMAIL'S HOT BOX Once upon a Time...

This SI reprint from 1957 recalls the simpler days when only the ump called strikes

March 23, 1959

THE QUESTION: Do you favor legalized off-track betting?

ESTES KEFAUVERU.S. Senator from TennesseeNo. Our crime committee report was unanimous in condemning all kinds of gambling as harmful. Bookmaking ...

June 13, 1960

THE QUESTION: Who will win the second Patterson-Johansson fight?

ROCKY MARCIANOFormer heavyweight championFort Lauderdale, Fla.I really hate to predict a winner. I never have, not even in my own rights because you ...

Aug. 20, 1956

The Question: What sport attracts the most unsportsmanlike fans?

DICK CHEWNING Whittier, Calif. Company vice-president. If horse racing is regarded as a sport, and I assume it is, that's it. Why? Because there's no ...

Sept. 09, 1957

THE QUESTION: Is gambling in golf good or bad?

THE DUKE OF WINDSORFriendly betting adds interest to golf, but outright gambling is bad for the game. I never play for more than $5 a side. That is enough of ...

Feb. 01, 1960

THE QUESTION: Is the official AAU attitude toward amateurism outdated?

GEORGE R. BENEDICTEvansville, Ind.Business managerCourier & PressYes. A large segment of the people feel that the AAU rules are too stringent, that they ...

Nov. 15, 1954

The Question: What can be done to clean up boxing?

MRS. ALFRED BUFFIN, Richmond, Va.Housewife"Television got me interested in boxing. Now I go to 'live' bouts. The fight between Gavilan and Saxton had a ...

Dec. 03, 1956

The Question: How do you feel about All-America football teams?

DONALD A. QUARLESSecretary of the Air ForceThe All-America must have greater ability than others in his area. Publicity gives him a national reputation, but ...

Aug. 22, 1955

The Question: Why are you renewing your subscription to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED?

THEODORE R. McKELDINGovernor of Maryland"Because of my love of sports in general. SI gives excellent coverage, and it views all sports. I'm a charter ...

Feb. 15, 1960

THE QUESTION: Who is the roughest player in the National Hockey League?

ANDY HEBENTONNew York RangersThe roughest I've played against is Leo Boivin of the Bruins. He throws the hardest body checks in hockey. A lot of players ...

June 29, 1959

THE QUESTION: Has Los Angeles replaced New York as a sports center?

JACK DEMPSEYFormer heavyweight championNew York and Los AngelesAfter losing the National League New York was well on its way to being a dead ...

June 06, 1955

The Question: Is Babe Didrikson the greatest all-round athlete of all time?

RICHARD M. NIXON, Whittier, Calif.Vice-president of the United States"It's a dead heat between Miss Didrikson and Jim Thorpe. Babe would be the last person ...

Feb. 08, 1960

THE QUESTION: Do you take your wife racing? (Asked of leading sailboat racers)

BRIGGS CUNNINGHAMGreens Farms, Conn.Skipper of Columbia 1959 America's Cup winnerLike all women, she does what she likes. So whether I take her ...

Aug. 08, 1955

The Question: Who is or was the hardest pitcher for you to hit?

JOE DIMAGGIOFormer Center FielderN.Y. Yankees"Mel Harder. He had one of the best curve balls I've ever seen and was particularly tough on right-handed ...

Nov. 24, 1958

THE QUESTION: Is the best football in the U.S. played in the Big Ten?

WALLACE WADECommissioner Southern ConferenceDurham, N.C.Not always. This changes from year to year. The Pacific Coast Conference was very strong ...

March 21, 1960

THE QUESTION: Would the three-bounce rule make tennis a more interesting game for the spectators?

GEORGE E. BARNESPresident USLTAChicagoI'm not sure. Changing to the three-bounce rule might make tennis a lobbing game. Maybe there are other ways ...

Aug. 26, 1957

THE QUESTION: Would you rather look at sports on television or engage in them?

BOBBY WAGNER13-year-old son of New York's mayorAn exciting game, with the cheers and the jeers, is a lot of fun. Seeing the action firsthand, figuring out ...

Jan. 13, 1958

THE QUESTION: Is New York City doomed to be a one-team-major league baseball town?

AUGUST A. BUSCH JR.PresidentSt. Louis CardinalsAlthough the National League made a great stride in pioneering a movement to the West Coast, it would be ...