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Aug. 23, 1954
Aug. 23, 1954

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Aug. 23, 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 its tallest headlines

Saratoga
Spectacle
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Preview Of The U.S. Amateur
Hunting
Health
Motor Sports
Boxing
Baseball
Tennis
Column Of The Week
  • A tip from the horse's mouth may not be much good if the horse is neurotic. Ray Terrell warns the $2 better that the day is coming when he'll need to study Freud as well as racing forms.

Yesterday
Last Laugh

CONTENTS

12 SOUNDTRACK Connie Mack...Visiting Heavyweight...93-Pound Infielder
15 SPECTACLE The tennis championships at Wimbledon IN COLOR
19 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
79 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
81 COMING EVENTS

This is an article from the Aug. 23, 1954 issue

8 SARATOGA'S YEARLING SALES
A report on the spa's booming, sociable auctions in words by JOE ESTES and pictures by RICHARD MEEK

24 FASTEST MAN AFLOAT
Seattle's Stan Sayres has won the Gold Cup five years running. Here's who he is. By WILLIAM L. WORDEN

26 THE YANKS ARE STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT
A report on the world champions by ROBERT CREAMER, with a six-page foldout of trading card portraits IN COLOR

33 MY MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE
The adventures of a Wall Street broker who bought a Class-B ball club. By his wife, MARJORIE OSTERMAN

36 PREVIEW: THE U.S. AMATEUR
A report on the coming golf tournament, the course and the players by HERBERT WARREN WIND, with a word portrait of Billy Joe Patton by COLES PHINIZY

70 SAILS ON LONG ISLAND SOUND
A picture report on the greatest summer sailing playground with the big cruising yachts IN COLOR

61 A GIRL WITH BOUNCE
Pretty Paula Jean Myers trains for fancy diving on a trampoline IN COLOR

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

45 Boys and Girls on Mt. Rainier. Four pages IN COLOR by BOB AND IRA SPRING
49 Armored Warrior of the South. How to stalk the gar, by HART STILWELL
82 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

44 John Durant offers comfort for hunters who pack their own gear
59 John Bentley sees Jim Kimberly clinch the U.S. sports car racing championship
63 Budd Schulberg recounts the saga of Archie the Tumbleweed
68 Red Smith speaks regretfully of Branch Rickey's impending retirement
75 Bill Talbert says Kramer's kids may recover the Davis Cup for the U.S.
76 Column of the Week: Some thoughts on horse psychology by Ray Terrell

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Hot Box. Jimmy Jemail asks: Should gambling be legalized—or not?
4 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
53 Health: There's something in the air and most of it is ragweed
55 You Should Know If you are going to take up bird watching
83 Sporting Look: Walking shorts are going west IN COLOR
86 Yesterday: John L. vs. Jake for 75 bare-fisted rounds
88 Last Laugh: The cartoonists have their inning

Acknowledgments on page 78

COVER: Golf bags at the Masters

Photograph by MARK KAUFFMAN

Wherever you see a rack of Brobdingnagian golf bags, you can be sure that a tournament of some stature is going on. Since the top pros and amateurs rarely if ever have to lug their own armaments, the tournament-sized bag has gradually swollen into a bulbous trunk with compartments for an umbrella, rain clothes, sweaters and several changes of headgear.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HOW AN AMERICAN HELPED BANNISTER WIN THE MILE

Until a U.S. doctor gave him expert advice, Britain's champion was a good but not great runner. This is the story behind the victory in the race at Vancouver.

BASEBALL UNDER THE LIGHTS
Red Smith describes it in words; Mark Kauffman in photographs IN COLOR

THE TRUTH ABOUT SPIN-FISHING
Is it good or bad? Bryan Collier and Bache Brown present their conclusions

PREVIEW: TENNIS AT FOREST HILLS
The national championships as they look to John Tunis, Bill Talbert and Sarah Palfrey

EVERYBODY GETS INTO THE ACT: AN 8-PAGE SPECIAL SECTION OF LETTERS FROM OUR FIRST READERS