17-Associated Press; 18-left, Bob Williams, Hal Swiggett; right, Keystone, Walter Bennett; 19-top, Associated Press, Central Press; bottom, Robert M. Mottar-Scope; 20-left, Hugh Allain; right, United Press, Combine; bottom, Detroit Free Press; 21-top, Les Line; bottom right, International; 22-Associated Press, Hy Peskin; 23-Hy Peskin, United Press; 24, 25-George Silk-LIFE; 26-Topical Press, European, Associated Press (2); 27-Leonard McCombe-LIFE, Metro Group from European, International, Max Peter Haas; 29-bottom, I.-r., Max Peter Haas (2); International, United Press, European; 30-Brian Kent; 40-top, Reproduced from a painting by William M. Boyd, Rutgers, Class of 1932; center, Mark Kauffman (2); 41-center, Thomas D. McAvoy-LIFE; bottom, Associated Press; 49-Pete Barrett; 50, 51-Joseph Janney Steinmetz; 52-Illustration by Dan Moss; 53-Bob Coon; 55-Harry Filion; 56-Harry Filion, Roy Le-Blanc; 58-Gordon Coster; 64-Murray Garrett, Graphic House; 69-Mark Kauffman, Poul Himmel;70-Bettmann Archives; 77-Culver; 78, 79-Illustrations from HARPER'S WEEKLY, 1871; "Croquet, 1865" by John Jaques, PUNCH, 1864.
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Aug. 30, 1954
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
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VANDERBILT'S GREAT GRAY EXERCISE WITH TROMBONE...WHO'S GOT A BETTER BAT?
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
- By William F. Talbert
They are back again in search of the one trophy that has eluded them most. The experts concede them an excellent chance, but the top U.S. players have a habit of rising to the occasion at Forest Hills.
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
The Soapbox Derby makes or breaks the dreams of 151 drivers in a 975-foot downhill dash
- Each Week SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Will Reprint On Outstanding Sports Column From A Daily Newspaper. The Writer Will Receive A Prize Of $250. 64
Columnist Dick Hyland, a great football player in his own day, takes a hard look at the masked faces of the modern stars and wonders what kind of mayhem is taking place on the professional gridiron
He wears his crazy quilt of colors more for identification than for decoration. Whether he is coming or going, racing fans have no doubt which one of the 2,525 registered stables he represents
A pioneer among U.S. sports, croquet was the first game played by women
- Last Laugh 80