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PAT ON THE BACK

April 11, 1955
April 11, 1955

Table of Contents
April 11, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • A tarpon fisherman finds a wild world all his own on the lonely and pellucid sea west of Florida's Keys

Red Smith
Preview
The Wonderful World Of Sports
Skiing
Boxing
Tennis
  • By William F. Talbert

    The pros try a new scoring plan

Acknowledgments
Football
Yesterday
  • The pitching got better after the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Robins passed the tough 17th inning of the longest game in all baseball history

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

PAT ON THE BACK

A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

MASAKO (Katsy) KATSURA
Tiny (5 feet, 96 pounds) Masako Katsura grew up in a suburban Tokyo billiard parlor run by her brother-in-law. Katsy is now 41, though she looks no older than her mid-20s—and she was Japan's national women's champion several times. Far and away the best of her sex in this precision sport, she finished a respectable fourth at the world championships in Buenos Aires last fall.

This is an article from the April 11, 1955 issue Original Layout

ORRIN NORDSTROM
Powerful Orrin Nordstrom, who just turned 14 this week, is a versatile all-event swimmer for Cincinnati's Coca-Cola Swim Club. Holder of some 70 swim awards, Orrin made a shambles of the 1955 Midwest Age Group championships, setting records for the 100-yard freestyle, backstroke and butterfly and 200-yard breaststroke and individual medley. He hopes to swim in the 1956 Olympics.

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