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May 14, 1956
May 14, 1956

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May 14, 1956

A Day To Remember
The Derby
  • May 5 brought Derby Day and the heart-gripping charge of the 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs. Novelist John P. Marquand took leave of absence from Happy Knoll to be there for SI—and his reflections on the day and its deeds start on page 29. Here, from SI's turf editor, the race itself:

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Events & Discoveries
Boxing
Baseball
The X-Ray Box
Bowling
The Outdoor Week
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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AN SI SPECIAL: A DAY TO REMEMBER 13
How John Landy's mile became Jim Bailey's mile in the most brilliant foot race in. U.S. history—by PAUL O'NEIL. And how the 82nd Kentucky Derby became Needles' Derby in one of the most rousing horse races in memory—by WHITNEY TOWER

This is an article from the May 14, 1956 issue

SPECTACLE: VAULTING AMERICANS 20
U.S. pole vaulters are aiming for the Olympics. IN COLOR, the styles of Don Bragg and Bob Richards

A DERBY LETTER TO HAPPY KNOLL 29
JOHN P. MARQUAND reports on Needles' victory by way of his old friend, Roger Horlick

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: BABE AND GEORGE ZAHARIAS 30
A visit to the home of America's greatest woman athlete. By JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL

ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A KALINE 32
Who finds the baseball stars? Scouts like Detroit's Ed Katalinas, here discussed by ROBERT SHAPLEN

THE BROOKIE: AN EARLY AMERICAN 70
Continuing the series on fresh-water game fish, BOB ELLIOT presents the eastern brook trout

THE DEPARTMENTS

•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 16
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 25
•SCOREBOARD 39
•COMING EVENTS 41
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 62
•THE 19TH HOLE 89
•PAT ON THE BACK 92

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Which do you love more, your horse or your dog? 4

•Boxing: ROBERT H. BOYLE rounds up the last week of the IBC trial and discusses the Government's prize—and surprise—package 42

•Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER takes stock of the first weeks of the season. Plus a new set of provocative and revealing statistics on the heroes and the goats in the major leagues 52

•Travel: HORACE SUTTON, in words and color pictures, presents an unusual tourists' retreat: the Russian Riviera 54

•Tip from the Top: PATTY BERG tells women golfers about the proper pivot motions 60

•Bowling: VICTOR KALMAN checks in at the ABC tournament and finds a star in the making: William Terrence Lillard 61

Acknowledgments on page 68

COVER: AL KALINE AND HARVEY KUENN

Photograph by Hy Peskin

Great baseball players seem to leap into life fully armed, like soldiers sprung from dragon's teeth. Such are Al Kaline, 21, and Harvey Kuenn, 25, of the Detroit Tigers, both of whom became major league regulars in their second season of Organized Ball. To learn the fascinating methods big league clubs utilize to discover such fine players, turn to page 32 for Robert Shaplen's report on baseball scouts.

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

A NEW CLASSIC OF THE SEA
In the Pacific's Roaring Forties, a man and his ship meet with the ultimate storm. William A. Robinson tells how they survived

THE STORY OF JOHN LANDY
Paul O'Neil presents an intimate portrait of the dedicated miler from Australia and his new record try at the Fresno Relays