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PAT ON THE BACK

May 16, 1955
May 16, 1955

Table of Contents
May 16, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • Few sights are more beautiful than the collected curves of an ocean racer's hull, bared for the spring overhaul

Boating
Time For A Swim
Anniversary
Brother To The Swan
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
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 its tallest headlines

PAT ON THE BACK

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

ALLIE REYNOLDS & SON
Some day Allie Dale Reynolds hopes to follow his famous father into the major leagues. Now 18, he pitches for Classen High School in Oklahoma City, already has a no-hitter. Young Allie is headed for Oklahoma U. to study petroleum engineering, then perhaps on to a pro career. Allie Sr., retired Yankee star, is noncommittal on his son's pitching future: "He looks green."

This is an article from the May 16, 1955 issue Original Layout

JIM BREWER
At 16, Jim Brewer of Phoenix, Ariz. is the youngest ever to vault 14 feet in competition. A sophomore at North Phoenix High School, Jim cleared 14 feet 2 inches to break the national high school record. He hopes to top 15 feet by next year and make the '56 Olympic team, after which he aims to enter University of Southern California. His ultimate jumping aim: 16 feet.

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