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Aug. 16, 1954
Aug. 16, 1954

Table of Contents
Aug. 16, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned tallest headlines

Table of Contents
Spectacle
The Wonderful World Of Sport
New Golden Age
Western Trout
Under 21
  • An Australian bumarin—better known as boomerang—can outfly a Mickey Mantle home run. But unlike a baseball, this sickle-shaped piece of wood will twirl right back to you

Health
  • Hikers and golfers are among its many victims and the blistering itch can be cured only by time

Baseball
Golf
A Place To Be
Horse Racing
Sport In Art
Football
Column Of The Week
Fisherman's Calendar
Sporting Look
Boxing
Tennis
  • By William F. Talbert

    He's had plenty this season and it's nobody's fault but his own

Yesterday
Last Laugh

CONTENTS

24 SOUNDTRACK News from Karakoram...Guinness Man...Tearless Love

This is an article from the Aug. 16, 1954 issue Original Layout

27 SPECTACLE Rocky Marciano vs. Ezzard Charles, for the title, IN COLOR

31 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

111 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners alphabetically arranged

126 COMING EVENTS

20 THE MIRACLE MILE AT VANCOUVER
Eyewitness report of the great race in words and pictures by PAUL O'NEIL and MARK KAUFFMAN

36 THE DASHING DUKE OF EDINBURGH
He is Britain's first sportsman and here is his sporting background

38 THE BATTLE OF THE BUBBLE GUM
The weapons are baseball players, the prize millions of young Americans. A report by MARTIN KANE and JEROME WEIDMAN, with a six-page foldout of trading cards IN COLOR

46 THE GOLDEN AGE IS NOW
The Fabulous Fifties are likely to surpass the Golden Twenties. A survey by GERALD HOLLAND and the editors of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

54 Trout Fishermen, Go West! by JOHN McDONALD
57 The Eager Beaver Makes a Comeback by JOHN O'REILLY
125 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

63 Henry P. Davis offers some advice to hunters on conditioning their dogs
77 Red Smith discovers a nice guy named Leo Durocher who may finish first
80 Herbert Warren Wind salutes the late Grantland Rice and presents his last story, an account of golf's greatest putt
107 Albion Hughes visits Native Dancer at Saratoga and brings back good news
119 Herman Hickman writes an open letter to Jim Tatum on the All-Star Game
122 Column of the Week: Gordon Cobbledick decides the beanball is here to stay
131 Budd Schulberg makes a plea for the great bantams in boxing
140 Bill Talbert asks—and answers—what's wrong with Tony Trabert

THE DEPARTMENTS:

5 Hotbox: Jimmy Jemail asks what's the argument about at your house
8 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
66 Under 21: Duane Decker tells some wonderful things to do with a boomerang
71 Health: Three pretty leaves make life miserable for a lot of people
96 A Place to Be: Horace Sutton visits the windy, wacky Jersey Shore
115 Sport in Art: Some of the scenes Bellows painted outside the prize ring
128 Sporting Look: Fast cars, fast drivers and fast colors at Chanute airbase
137 You Should Know: If you are going to buy a puppy
142 Yesterday: When a pretty mare was the belle of the sporting world
144 Last Laugh: The cartoonists have their inning

COVER: Night baseball in Milwaukee

Photograph by MARK KAUFFMAN

Nowhere does baseball create more enthusiasm than in Milwaukee. Last season, after moving to town from Boston, the Braves drew 1,826,379 fans, a National League record. This year, despite slow starts by sluggers like Ed Mathews, shown in baseball's classic home plate tableau in a game against the Giants, attendance of over two million seems certain.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

WIMBLEDON IN COLOR
The drama and excitement of the world tennis championships, as well as the beauty of their setting, captured in fine photographs by Jerry Cooke

MY MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE
The adventures of a Wall Street broker who bought a Class B ball club, told by his wife

THE FASTEST MAN AFLOAT
The story of Stan Sayres, whose speedboats have won the Gold Cup five year running, by William L. Warden

YANKEES, COME HOME!
The world champions, pictured in color, on bubble gum trading card