Search

Pat On The Back

Aug. 30, 1954
Aug. 30, 1954

Table of Contents
Aug. 30, 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

Soundtrack
Spectacle
  • A team of white oxen haul the palio—racing's oldest prize—around the crowded public square of ancient Siena to prepare the way for a centuries-old contest

Preview
Baseball
The Great Outdoors
  • A hulking mother brown bear glares from her den at four intruders...who have climbed a Kodiak mountain to try to catch her cubs for exhibits at a zoo

Nature
Under 21
Boating
Boxing
Column Of The Week
Acknowledgments
Sporting Look
Horse Racing
Golf
Bowling
Yesterday
Last Laugh
Departments

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

IDA LANG of Hollywood, Calif. took up diving 37 years ago to strengthen her legs during a four-year bout with polio. Today at 60, she is teaching youngsters and still giving exhibitions from the 10- and 20-foot boards in polio benefit shows. Tutored for the 1924 Olympics by Matt Mann, University of Michigan swimming coach, she still outperforms divers a third her age.

This is an article from the Aug. 30, 1954 issue

EARL BUCHHOLZ JR. of St. Louis has been playing tennis since he was three. Now fifth ranked in boys' tennis at 13, he whipped 64 entrants to win the Junior Chamber of Commerce tennis tournament, his first national championship. Encouraged by his victory, Earl will make tennis a career.

VERN GRIMSLEY, 13-year-old Garden City, Kans. high-school freshman, learned trapshooting two years ago from his grandfather, Mose Neill, a crack shot. This year Vern broke 97 of 100 targets to beat 172 others (including his grandfather) and become the youngest ever to win the Missouri-Kansas title.

MIKE HEGAN, four-year veteran of the East Lynn (Mass.) Little League at 11, hopes to follow his father, Cleveland Catcher Jim Hegan, into the big leagues. Coached by such stars as Al Rosen and Lou Brissie, Mike led his team to the local title, hit .577 and pitched six victories in seven games.

BILL McINTYRE III, strapping 15-year-old son of a St. Petersburg, Fla. letter carrier, began fishing in a goldfish bowl at three. Last year he entered the tarpon tournament in his home town and caught a 135-pounder to finish second. This year he won with a 169-pound giant, largest tournament catch in 14 years, will bank his $1,000 prize toward a college education.

PHOTOINTERNATIONAL NEWSPHOTOGEORGE WISLERPHOTOHARO D A. BENJAMINPHOTOGEORGE WOODRUFFPHOTOJOHN M. MCGONIGAL