Twenty-One years ago this week Goose Goslin, murderous Detroit slugger playing against Cleveland, distinguished himself by becoming the first major leaguer to hit into four consecutive double plays in one game, batting four for eight out. Mighty Goose, the Tigers' clean-up hitter, swept Mickey Cochrane and Charlie Gehringer off first base with his hard-hit but luckless drives. But, in spite of Goose, Pitcher Tommy Bridges worked a five-hitter to win 4-1, and the Tigers went on to capture their first pennant in 25 years.
Table of Contents
May 2, 1955
The friendly game of baseball, A faraway look at the Derby, New words for a new song, Mickey Walker and Gertie Stein, Trotters' delight, Presidential foursome
The Penn Relays, a homebred idea, have won a strong hold on fans who demand plenty of color and action
- THE RELAYS! 19
Pole vaulters, shot-putters and discus throwers get their chance, but in the U.S. in the spring the focus of attention is on the durable legion of young runners who compete in THE RELAYS!
- ANNIVERSARY 44
- By Virginia M. Kraft
Generalissimo Franco closed the big-game season by inviting Spain's aristocracy to a Monteria. Among the honored guests was SI's hunting reporter, who writes this firsthand account
- BUNION DERBY 58
Promoter C.C. Pyle staged one of the zaniest events in sports history
A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines
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