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PAT ON THE BACK

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

PAT ON THE BACK

BONTHRON & BONTHRON
Another Bonthron runs for Princeton these days. Sophomore Jimmy, 19, has won his two-mile specialty against Columbia, placed in other meets. Father Bill (Princeton, '34), now a New York accountant, made track history in the 1930s in stirring mile duels with Glenn Cunningham.

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FOXX & FOXX
Another Foxx makes his baseball debut in record style. Jimmy Jr., 11, shows his proud father how he pitched his recent no-hit, no-run game for the Coral Gables (Fla.) Police Benevolent Association team. Hall of Fame member Jimmy Sr. now coaches baseball at University of Miami.

JAMES BRIGGS
Another Briggs heads for the big leagues. After picking up pointers in spring training this year with the Detroit Tigers, owned by father Spike, Jimmy, 18, struck out 15 in his first start for the Canterbury (New Milford, Conn.) School. His record for the season, 5-2; batting average, .392.

THREE PHOTOS