Sept. 27, 1954
Sept. 27, 1954

Table of Contents
Sept. 27, 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

A Preview
The True Spirit
  • By Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Ph.B., S.T.D.

    "It takes some doing to conduct intercollegiate athletics in a collegiate framework," says the president of the most famous football university in the nation. Here Father Hesburgh tells the story of "how we try to do it at Notre Dame," and Photographer Mark Kauffman presents a four-page color portfolio starring the Irish's veteran quarterback, Ralph Guglielmi, and introducing the new Notre Dame coach, 26-year-old Terry Brennan

The Wonderful World of Sport
  • He rides, flies and sails for sport. Now his upset stomach can enjoy the trip thanks to a number of new potions which take the burps out of the bumps

Under 21
Sporting Look
Horse Racing
Motor Sports
Fisherman's Calendar
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh


Star No. 3,376, champion among 3,502 Star Class sister ships, worked neatly to windward during World Star Class racing championships at Cascais, Portugal. Owner-skipper Carlos de Cardenas of Cuba and his crewman son were perennial and unsuccessful challengers for the title until their Kurush V swept this year's regatta.

This is an article from the Sept. 27, 1954 issue Original Layout

Korean racing, wiped out by war, made comeback on a makeshift track outside Seoul. The few Korean horsemen who managed to save horses through the war are making a strong effort to revive breeding and racing in the country. Crude sand track bears little resemblance to finished sandy loam race tracks in the U.S.

Worried wives of Dodger Manager Walt Alston and Giants Manager Leo Durocher reflected anxious moments in National League pennant race. Lela Alston (top) shouted lustily over what she took to be a bad decision, while Laraine Day Durocher looked shocked as the Giants lost a game.

Barbara Romack (left), a pert 21-year-old insurance saleswoman from Sacramento, Calif., became the new women's national amateur golf champion when she defeated Mickey Wright (right), a 19-year-old Stanford coed at Sewickley, Pa. Barbara led all the way, eventually won 4 and 2.

Meditative winner Horace Stoneham was pictured at precise moment the National League pennant race became a virtual cinch for his New York Giants. Stoneham, watching Giants-Braves double-header from his office above Polo Grounds center-field bleachers, had just seen his team win, while TV set in background showed the second-place Brooklyn Dodgers trotting unhappily from Ebbets Field after losing to Cincinnati and all but destroying their chances to beat the Giants to the pennant.

Horse vs. Dog race at San Fernando Valley Fairgrounds left Cyclone Malone, a greyhound, two (horse) lengths behind Dr. Teal V, a quarter horse. Dr. Teal went off slow but caught the tiring Cyclone 70 yards from the 250-yard finish. Said relieved jockey, Oren Johnson: "I'd look pretty silly finishing second to a dog."