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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

June 11, 1956
June 11, 1956

Table of Contents
June 11, 1956

American League
  • So says SI Correspondent James Murray, emboldened by the booming bats of the Nationals in a week of 132 home runs. The formulator of Murray's Law, which sees baseball history as a series of recurrent cycles, Murray is no junior circuit upstart but a deadly serious fan who (in the days before his current disenchantment) named his oldest son for Ted Williams. Fan Murray is fully prepared to defend his stand all summer long, if need be, against all serious dissenters. His only request is that all letter writers include, as prima-facie evidence of their true qualifications and earnestness of purpose, either the used stub of a big league admission ticket or the tuning knob of their TV set

Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Preview
Indianapolis "500"
Tennis
Horse Racing
Baseball
Nature
The Outdoor Week
Boxing
Horses
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

THE CLUB GETS TWO NEW MEMBERS

This is an article from the June 11, 1956 issue

Ron Delany of Dublin, followed by Gunnar Nielsen of Copenhagen, seems to break the mile barrier with a smile as they finish in 3:59 and 3:59.1 at Compton (Calif.) Invitational Meet last week, thus proving that Irishmen and Danes, as well as Englishmen, Australians and Hungarians—if no Americans yet—can run the mile In less than four minutes' time

THE MIRACLE IN NEW ORLEANS

Snug under Mama's protective wing, the first-born chick peeked out upon a new world to make a picture man had never seen before. Naturalists and journalists spent days and nights on a nearby rooftop at the New Orleans zoo to record this rare event in natural history—the hatching of a pair of near-extinct whooping cranes. For an egg-to-peep eyewitness description by SI's John O'Reilly, turn to page 52.

JOE SCHERSCHEL (RIGHT) MAKES HISTORY WITH HIS CAMERA

ROCKY'S MAMA SEES THE PITCH

Whenever Rocky Marciano fought, Mama went to church and prayed. She always said, 'When he quits, I looka the pitch'.' The other day the Walcott and Moore fights were run off for the Marchegiano family in the living room of Mama's Brockton home. Joan Flynn Dreyspool and Photographer Fons Iannelli recorded Mama's reactions

ROCKY'S BROTHER PETER HELPS PAPA PREPARE FILM CLIPS

"SON OF A GUN, THAT WALCOTT! HE REALLY WANTS TO WIN FIGHT"

"MY POOR ROCKY...HE [WALCOTT] REALLY WANTS TO GET HIM!"

"I THINK I BETTER HAVE HANDKERCHIEF, I AM GOIN' TO CRY NOW"

"OH OH, MAMMA MIA, HOW QUICK ROCKY GETS UP...GOD BLESS!"

"I WANT MY ROCKY TO WIN, BUT I FEEL BAD FOR THE OTHER ONE TOO"

WHAT BIG PUNCHES!...GIVE IT TO HIM ROCKY, GIVE IT TO HIM!"

"I KNOW HOW IT COME OUT, BUT WHAT HE HAVE TO GO THROUGH!"

"WHAT A BIG GIANT! THAT ARCHIE MOORE LOOK LIKE A LION"

"MAMMA MIA, WHAT ROUND DOES ROCKY KNOCK HIM OUT?"

"I ENJOY HE WIN, BUT I WISH MY SON NEVER FIGHT AGAIN"

THIRTEEN PHOTOSPHOTOJOE SCHERSCHEL