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ALL-STAR ATTITUDES

July 09, 1956
July 09, 1956

Table of Contents
July 9, 1956

Olympian Neighbors
All-Star Game: A Preview Tuesday, July 10, 1 PM (EDT)
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Boating
Acknowledgments
Horse Racing
The Outdoor Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Mr. Caper
Pat On The Back

ALL-STAR ATTITUDES

In theory, the All-Star Game should provide the season's closest approach to perfect baseball. Yet baseball perfection can only be the sum total of many great visual moments scattered through spring, summer and fall. One of these glimpses of perfection is provided by Don Blasingame of the Cards (opposite page) acting the flawless infielder as he starts a double play that has Whitey Lockman, then a Giant, out at second. On the pages following, Joe Nuxhall of Cincinnati and Willie Mays of the Giants present tableaux that dramatize, respectively, the pitcher at delivery, the base runner in leaping flight to avoid the ball and interfere with the shortstop's chances to make the play.

This is an article from the July 9, 1956 issue Original Layout

HUGE OLD-FASHIONED CLUBHOUSE IN DEEPEST CENTER FIELD OF NEW YORK'S POLO GROUNDS FORMS BACKGROUND FOR HIGH CURVE THROWN BY REDLEGS' JOE NUXHALL

BASE RUNNER WILLIE MAYS, HURTLING TOWARD THIRD, FLINGS HIS ARMS HIGH IN VIOLENT EFFORT TO AVOID BEING HIT BY BATTED BALL

THREE PHOTOSRICHARD MEEK