THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

With words, gestures, props—and a wig yet—Casey Stengel winds up his Japanese travels
January 30, 1956

World traveler Casey Stengel, home in Glendale, Calif. after a tour abroad with the New York Yankees, lost no time in summing up Japan's baseball potential. Said the swivel-tongued Stengel: "Most of the pitchers who pitched against our ball club in the Orient never pitched nine innings. The pitchers were relieved as soon as the visiting team got a few hits. As a result, it's hard for me to say how good their pitchers are until I see them in nine-inning games. They're intellectually good and as bright as most big league pitchers. They're agile in fielding. They can throw curved balls, slow balls and fast balls. Within four or five years, I should think they'd be able to develop several pitchers who could make good in the major leagues and some of the infielders and outfielders should be able to play in the major leagues, too." As for hiring a Japanese scout, one Mr. Bonzo, Stengel offered: "He's a very high-class man and he can talk better than I can and his judgment will be better to judge Japanese players."

YANKEE MANAGER STENGEL, ALL DOLLED UP LIKE MADAME BUTTERFLY, POINTS TO FIGURE OF SUMO WRESTLER HE PICKED UP IN JAPAN

THE SPLINTER SET

Some famous old faces were joined by a handful of exciting new ones at Philadelphia and Washington last week for indoor track's only big double-header

SPRINT DISCOVERY DAVE SIME (SEE PAGE 9) HOLDS TROPHY WON AT WASHINGTON MEET

POUNDING DOWN CONVENTION HALL RUNWAY DURING PHILADELPHIA GAMES, REV. BOB RICHARDS HEADS FOR 84TH SUCCESSFUL VAULT OVER ONCE IMPOSSIBLE HEIGHT OF 15 FEET

FLATTENING OUT TO CLEAR HIGH-JUMP BAR AT 6-FEET-6, MORGAN STATE'S ROBERT BARKSDALE WINS EVENT IN "EVENING STAR" GAMES

OLYMPIC STEEPLECHASE CHAMPION HORACE ASHENFELTER OPENS UP LEAD OVER OLD RIVAL FRED WILT IN "INQUIRER'S" TWO-MILE EVENT

SAUCERS ON SNOW

Flying saucers come to earth as the Borsuk family of Madison, Wis. take to snow-covered hills in their aluminum coasters

ALAN, 5, AND PAUL. 8, USE THEIR HEADS TO CARRY SNOW COASTERS

DAD JERRY FILLS COASTER AMPLY AFTER SONS DARED HIM TO RIDE

RICKY AND PAUL START JOYOUSLY DOWN THE HILL ONLY TO FINISH UP (BELOW) LIKE JACK AND JILL

THREE-YEAR-OLD RICKY BORSUK RESEMBLES A TURTLE AS HE TOTES THE SNOW COASTER ON HIS BACK

PHOTO FOUR PHOTOSHY PESKIN FIVE PHOTOSED STEIN

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)