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...THESE FACES IN THE CROWD...

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

...THESE FACES IN THE CROWD...

Cricketer Len Hutton, Pudsey's "Our Len" and first professional to captain England before he retired last January because of ill health, got just reward for 21-year career as outstanding batsman: knighthood from Queen Elizabeth.

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A. J. Watson, solemn-faced master mechanic who saddled winning car for Bob Sweikert last year, made it two in row at Indianapolis when Pat Flaherty drove Watson-built John Zink Special to victory in 500-mile classic (see page 32).

Karen Anderson, a pretty 17-year-old Lansdowne (Pa.) high school girl with heart set on making trip to Melbourne next fall, tossed javelin 162 feet ½ inch, broke her own U.S. record by 9½ inches in AAU meet at Philadelphia.

John Beharrell, chunky 18-year-old youngster who took up golf for his health, successfully battled howling gales to beat Leslie Taylor 5 and 4 at Troon, became youngest ever to win British Amateur and first Englishman to turn trick since 1939.

C. Eric Olsen, youngish-looking 40-year-old plastics engineer from Essex, Conn., and his crew, Stan Renahan, sailed Jolly boat to victory in trials at Marion, Mass., won right to represent U.S. in Olympic 12-Square Meter Sharpie Class.

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