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William Leggett

All William Leggett Stories

Dec. 12, 1960

IVY

Four teams have a good chance to win, and though all their coaches politely decline the role of favorite, PRINCETON is the logical choice. Four returning starters ...

Sept. 23, 1963

THE DESPERATE CHASE

One of baseball's famed clichés is the cry of the team that is almost out of the race : "We've got to win 'em all." This is what the Cardinals were saying ...

Sept. 12, 1960

The 19th horse

After a winless season, Joe O'Brien's Blaze Hanover took the biggest prize of all

Oct. 03, 1960

Bang went Bullet

In two magnificent bursts, Bullet Hanover rewarded his driver with a third Jug victory

April 25, 1960

Very easy in eight

Montreal's strong Canadiens skated quickly off with their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup

March 14, 1960

SCREWBALLS FIRST AND LAST

Last saturday afternoon in the Los Angeles smog before 55,237 people, C. V. Whitney's Tompion ran himself right into a favorite's position for this year's ...

March 20, 1967

Stanley, the general manager

The best ballplayer ever to become top dog in a front office laughs, does card tricks, signs autographs and—oh, yes—waxes optimistic

May 24, 1971

TIGHTENING-UP AT 'THE FENS'

The Boston Red Sox have given up their gorilla offense in that compact thrill house known as Fenway Park. In its place is a snappy new ...

Oct. 29, 1973

MUTINY AND A BOUNTY

Despite a disgruntled crew and a deserting skipper, Oakland won the swag in a tempestuous World Series.

Dec. 16, 1968

COURT-MARTIAL FOR A GENERAL

Commissioner Bill Eckert announced his own sentence to the press, then stepped aside as baseball began searching for a new image.

June 07, 1976

SHE CAN HANDLE THIS FIELD

It is rare for television to allow an unknown to work sporting events on camera in any market, let alone a major one. Local station managers ...

May 24, 1982

Way to ride 'em, Cowboy!

Aloma's Ruler and young Jack Kaenel moseyed off with the Preakness

June 24, 1957

THE SHOE THAT FINALLY FIT

Gallant Man's overwhelming Belmont Stakes victory proved one thing about the 1957 harvest of expensively bred and extensively raced 3-year-olds—that ...

Sept. 12, 1966

THE MEN WHO FIRE MANAGERS

'Then I'll get the other pup,' Irving Berlin sang, 'the guy that gets the bugler up....' In baseball, when things go wrong, the manager gets the blame, but if you want ...

April 08, 1974

POISED FOR THE GOLDEN MOMENT

Now begins the final assault by Henry Aaron on Ruth's home-run record in a season that brings a controversial new ball but plenty of energy for ...

May 25, 1970

HENRY RAPS ONE FOR HISTORY

A single up the middle brought the Atlanta Braves' Henry Aaron his 3000th hit and a mile-high milestone in a fabulous hitting career that after ...

June 10, 1974

A WINNER KEPT UNDER WRAPS

Of the 70 Triple Crown events that the Columbia Broadcasting System has telecast since 1951 none ever received as much acclaim from racing ...

Sept. 18, 1978

They're toos of a kind

Secretariat's first crop of 2-year-olds was forgettable, but the second, featuring undefeated Terlingua (above) and General Assembly, may well be memorable