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Aug. 22, 1955
Aug. 22, 1955

Table of Contents
Aug. 22, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • Where white sands meet blue water in summer's withering heat the color camera finds its subject: vacationers on the beach

The Wonderful World Of Sport
The Red Sox Have Ideas
Conversation Piece
Greek Isles
Yesterday
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Table of Contents

4 SCOREBOARD
9 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
17 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
40 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
64 COMING EVENTS
65 THE 19TH HOLE
68 PAT ON THE BACK

This is an article from the Aug. 22, 1955 issue

Baseball Special

24 THE BOSTON RED SOX HAVE IDEAS
On paper the Red Sox haven't a chance for the pennant, but nobody has told Boston and, as ROY TERRELL reports, they are right now the most interesting team in baseball

28 CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: DON NEWCOMBE
Brooklyn's towering and sometimes truculent pitcher relaxes and talks to ROBERT CREAMER on his checkered career, the good and bad things that have happened in his life, and why he sometimes explodes in those famous temper tantrums

13 SPECTACLE: BY THE AUGUST SEA
The color camera captures the drowsy mood of sun-baked vacationers indulging in that favorite midsummer pastime: a day on the beach

30 BROOKLYN'S MAD GOLF COURSE
The gentlemanly game of golf was never like this, reports young humorist JANE PERRY in this hilarious account of life on Flatbush's only public links

34 THE QUEEN'S HUNDRED
Photographer FELIX MAN turns a very British shutter on a rifle match at Bisley, England, where the Empire's best shoot it out for the Queen's Prize

38 THE LURE OF TITICACA
Enticed by a picture of giant trout in SI, reader ELMO C. WILSON flies up to Bolivia's fabulous inland sea and after a sputtering start ends up as pleased a gringo as you ever saw

52 THE ISLES OF GREECE
That intrepid peregrinator HORACE SUTTON turns up in the lovely and unspoiled isles of the Aegean and finds them historic and beautiful beyond compare. With four pages IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Why are you renewing your subscription to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED?

41 Football: HERMAN HICKMAN comes away from the All-Star Game with a profound impression that the Stars were the best ever

42 Horses: WHITNEY TOWER makes the annual pilgrimage to Saratoga and happily reports good yearling sales and a healthy Nashua

44 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT drops in on the young players at Kalamazoo and pronounces them fine

44 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG chairs another session of APPPFF. They're growing fast and have some advice for boxing's big boys

46 Boating: EZRA BOWEN reports on the growing craze among power boat owners for predicted log racing

47 Tip from the Top: NOBLE CHALFAUNT of Denver's Park Hill course advises against taking chances on the "big shot" from a tough spot

62 Yesterday: Eclipse, direct ancestor of many of today's finest thoroughbreds, was the greatest competitor of his age

Acknowledgments on page 64

COVER: DON NEWCOMBE

Drawing by Robert Riger

Robert Riger's splendid drawing of Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers catches the huge right-hander at the very end of the overwhelming delivery that has brought him 18 victories this year as against only three defeats. This remarkable record is a fulfillment of prophecies made six years ago when he broke into the majors: that here was the new Dizzy Dean, the new Paul Bunyan of pitching. Between promise and fulfillment, however, lay frustration. This week, in another SI CONVERSATION PIECE (page 28), Newcombe talks about his strange and almost legendary career.

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

DAVIS CUP PREVIEW
Australia's Prime Minister ROBERT GORDON MENZIES on tennis' growth; Captain WILLIAM F. TALBERT on the players; WHITNEY TOWER with a CONVERSATION PIECE on Tony Trabert; and four pages of Forest Hills IN COLOR

MR. SMITH MEETS THE PRESIDENT
When Ike recently went fishing in New England, EDMUND WARE SMITH was among those invited to meet and break bread with him. A charming story by one eminent sportsman about another