14 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES SI's editors report and reflect on the news
17 SPECTACLE The heart-stopping terror of charging African rhinoceros IN COLOR
21 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
58 COMING EVENTS
59 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
This is an article from the March 21, 1955 issue
10 OCTOBER HEROES IN MARCH
The Giants beat the Indians in the "fifth game of the World Series" last week; then it was Cleveland's turn, with comedy and errors on both sides. A report from the Phoenix front by ROBERT CREAMER and HY PESKIN
28 PARRY'S POWER OF POSITIVE THOUGHT
A yogi-like concentration, a revolutionary style and 230 pounds of well-distributed muscle made Parry O'Brien the world's greatest shot-putter and an exemplary ambassador of athleticism as well. A word portrait by JOEL SAYRE with drawings by ROBERT RIGER
30 "I ALWAYS HAD MORE FUN THAN ANYBODY"
Baseball's famous funnyman, Al Schacht, looks back on 40 years spent in the game—the laughs he generated, the friends he made, the players and the games he knew. An excerpt from the forthcoming book
34 GYMNASTIC GYRATIONS
For the second consecutive year, the acrobatic gymnasts of Penn State have won the NCAA title. SI presents these tumbling, twisting, climbing, flying stars in a unique mass portrait IN COLOR by FERNAND FONSSAGRIVES
38 A BOSTON BIRD WATCHER WALKS WITH HIS HERO
The exciting adventures of an admirer of Roger Tory Peterson, distinguished author of the authoritative Field Guide, as reported in a letter to a less fortunate friend, and here passed on by GERALD HOLLAND
2 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Is it possible for a horse player to beat the races?
37 Tip from the Top: JIM FOGERTEY of St. Louis' Sunset Country Club offers some helpful hints on lining up a shot
42 Snow Patrol & Fisherman's Calendar: BILL WALLACE with the latest reports from ski country; and ED ZERN from the lakes, rivers and sea
44 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG calls upon the APPPFF to arise against the sorry treatment being given to Carmen Basilio
46 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND talks about Bo Wininger, a good golfer and a nice guy
48 Sporting Look: America's oasis, Palm Springs, is also a showcase for some of the nation's most colorful sports clothes
54 Boating: MICHAEL DEMAREST rounds up the outboard motors' Grapefruit Circuit
55 Basketball: GERALD ASTOR tells the little-known story of one of the country's most surprising teams: the unbeaten Andrews Air Force Base quintet
64 Yesterday: With a deep bow to the sons of St. Patrick: the amazing story of the great Irish athletes of half a century ago
66 The 19th Hole: The readers take over
COVER: Parry O'Brien
Photograph by MARK KAUFFMAN
Not since the great days of the Irish Whales (see page 64) have U.S. track fans had a weight man as colorful as Parry O'Brien, the 230-pound Californian who became the first man in history to put the shot over 60 feet. Standard bearer this week for the U.S. track team at the Pan-American Games in Mexico City, O'Brien invented a new way to toss the shot in 1951, today holds the world's indoor and outdoor records (see page 28).
Acknowledgments on page 60
NEXT WEEK: ALTITUDE AND THE PAN AM GAMES
THE GOLDEN GLOVES
The biggest elimination tournament in all of sport annually draws an army of 25,000 amateur boxers—of whom only eight will survive. A preview of hope, heartbreak and highest honor in the rings of future champions by LEE GRIGGS.
A BIG BUSINESS
Behind the scenes at Dodgertown in Vero Beach is an organization that the fans never see—the big business setup that feeds players, orders equipment, watches over the health of rookie and star. An inside story, with a painting by JOHN GROTH.
THE NAVY'S GAME RANGE
Not that the Navy knew it had one, until the brass discovered that a civilian employee at an ammunition depot in Oklahoma had created an ideal wildlife refuge among the guns and shells. An unusual outdoors story by CLYDE CARLEY.
PLUS: BOWLING'S ABC TOURNAMENT AND SHARK-SPEARING IN MEXICO IN COLOR