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Paul O'Neil

Paul O'Neil

All Paul O'Neil Stories

Aug 16, 1994

Duel of the Four-Minute Men

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In this SI Classic from the magazine's first issue, in 1954, Roger Bannister beats John Landy in one of history's greatest miles

May 14, 1956

A DAY TO REMEMBER

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Aug 12, 1957

FLAGS IN THE FRONT YARD

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Ex-Cowhand Lowell Thomas finds his private golf course is a great place to herd celebrities

Jan 07, 1957

SPORTSMAN OF 1956

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In Sports Illustrated's third annual citation Bobby Morrow of Texas wins the Sportsman of the Year award for 1956 for distilling long training and unusual character into 41 seconds of blazing excellence at Melbourne's Olympic Games

Sep 03, 1956

UP A LAZY RIVER

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May 21, 1956

A MAN CONQUERS HIMSELF

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Gentle John Landy, after one of history's fastest miles, could feel only sadness and defeat. Here is the story of an amazing, dedicated athlete—and an amazing human being

Sep 09, 1957

THE RED SHOE MYSTERY

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Whether or not the russians invented baseball and the telephone, they have indeed invented a jumping shoe with an elevated sole that seems to take slick advantage of the easygoing old rules

Apr 23, 1956

THE DAMNDEST YANKEE OF THEM ALL

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Infielder Billy Martin, a man of jaunty truculence, is Casey Stengel's pride and joy

Mar 11, 1957

EXCALIBUR: THE STEELHEAD

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The brilliant game fish of the Pacific coast, like King Arthur's gleaming sword, is a prize that can be won only by the skillful, the courageous and the strong

Aug 16, 1954

DUEL OF THE FOUR-MINUTE MEN

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Bannister surges to victory in the heart-stirring Vancouver mile

Nov 15, 1954

WANDERING WOODPECKER

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While the rest of his species went to Mexico for the winter this tough bird flew East to startle jays and ornithologists in Ossining, N.Y.

Jan 30, 1956

MEET THE NEXT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

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A lithe young Brooklyn Negro named Floyd Patterson, who was the boxing star of the 1952 Olympic Games, now threatens Rocky Marciano's crown

Aug 15, 1955

DETROIT STEALS SEATTLE'S PRIDE

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Joe Schoenith's 'Gale V' won speedboating's prized Gold Cup last Sunday—not because she was the fastest boat in the race but because the Detroiters hatched a plan to beat all rivals

Jun 06, 1955

Mr. Rowing

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Navy's Rusty Callow doesn't regret the million he might have made in the logging business and doesn't even mind ending the longest winning streak in crew history—if he can get another started