Table of Contents

June 26, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
9 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
24 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
43 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
68 COMING EVENTS
69 THE 19TH HOLE
72 PAT ON THE BACK

Two SI Specials:

28 HAPPY HAPPY KNOLL BY J. P. MARQUAND
A famous novelist introduces SI's readers to his latest creation, the Happy Knoll Country Club

38 CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: BLAISE D'ANTONI
A New Orleans millionaire turned boxing promoter bounces into New York and talks about old friends like Frank Costello and new ones in prospect. Says he: "I expect to meet Mr. Carbo"

13 SPECTACLE: NATIONAL LEAGUE SLUGGERS
A gallery of top National League hitters photographed IN COLOR by MARK KAUFFMAN and HY PESKIN

17 DUKE OR WILLIE?
Among fans the battle rages over the respective merits of the Giants' and the Dodgers' outfield stars, but in 1955 the evidence favors Snider

18 JACK, THE GIANT KILLER
A nobody named Jack Fleck beats mighty Ben Hogan in the U.S. Open and becomes the nation's champion golfer. By HERBERT WARREN WIND

30 FOUR MILLION KICKERS
Outboards are the hottest item on American waters this season, and EZRA BOWEN tells how and why they have become so popular, with a data chart to help you choose the one you want

34 THE FIRST FOUR MINUTES
In Part II of his own story, ROGER BANNISTER recalls his disappointment in the 1952 Olympics and the climactic joy of his two greatest triumphs: the four-minute mile and the Mile of the Century

56 THE AMALFI DRIVE IN WORDS AND COLOR
HORACE SUTTON travels the twisting road above the Tyrrhenian Sea which leads to four of the world's most romantic retreats and finds a SPORTING LOOK along it

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Race tracks in France are experimenting with women jockeys. Would you bet on a girl jockey?

41 Fishing: BYRON W. DALRYMPLE finds an animal psychologist who teaches those trusting hatchery trout how to get smart

44 Tip from the Top: JOHN BATTINI of San Francisco's Olympic Club cautions players to plan their rounds

45 Keep in the Pink: WILLIAM H. WHITE concludes the series on massage with advice on treatment of the legs and feet

46 Baseball: ROY TERRELL explains why the 1955 White Sox should not be confused with those of yesteryear

47 Inside Baseball: PAUL RICHARDS begins a discussion of the base paths to glory

49 Bowling: VICTOR KALMAN reports the ABC and WIBC winners and the season's wind-up

52 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY presents some forthright advice on how disasters like Le Mans can be prevented in the future

67 Yesterday: The day a $2,000 White Sox rookie pitched the major leagues' last perfect game

COVER: DUKE SNIDER

Photograph by Hy Peskin

This determined young man not only is the pride of Brooklyn but may be one of the great power hitters of all time. As of Monday, June 20, Snider was leading the major leagues in RBIs and home runs. Some of his rivals include the mighty Ted Kluszewski of Cincinnati, old reliable Stan Musial of St. Louis and Willie Mays (himself). These three appear IN COLOR, starting on p. 13, and on p. 17 is a word portrait of the Duke.

Acknowledgments on page 68

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK AT BOULDER
The spectacle of the AAU meet in photographs with accompanying text by Paul O'Neil

THE BRAVEST DOG OF THEM ALL
On the cover in color Champion Kippax Fearnought; inside, all about the bulldog breed

TWO FOURTH OF JULY SPECIALS
The cruise of the brigantine 'Yankee' in color and Sports of America's Founding Fathers

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