THE CINCINNATI STORY: POWER, POWER, POWER! 8
The Redlegs' amazing collection of sluggers are taking dead aim on the pennant.
By ROBERT CREAMER
SPECTACLE: FIRST DREAM TRACK 12
California's Hollywood Park sets the pace for dream tracks of the future.
Photographed by BOB LANDRY
WIMBLEDON: TWO CONTINUED STORIES 26
Lew Hoad came into his own—and Althea Gibson learned what she still has to learn.
By WILLIAM F. TALBERT
BE HAPPY, GO HEALTHY 38
So says Bonnie Prudden, who is putting fun into the fight for fitness.
By DOROTHY STULL
July 15, 1956
ANOTHER GIANT FROM THE VALLEY 40
He's Rafer Johnson, decathlon record holder, whom some call the world's best athlete.
By COLES PHINIZY
SPORTING TOUR OF EUROPE 52
Where to go and what to see, an itinerary IN COLOR sketched by Artist JOHN GROTH
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 17
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 21
•COMING EVENTS 33
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 49
•THE 19TH HOLE 66
•PAT ON THE BACK 68
•Hotbox: JIMMY JEM AIL asks cartoonists: What drama and beauty do you see in sports? 4
•Golf: PETER THOMSON wins the British Open for the third consecutive year. By HENRY LONGHURST 34
•Motor Sports: A hot driver from Texas has a great day on the SCCA circuit. By KENNETH RUDEEN 36
•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER discusses the rise of California racing—and Swaps 44
•Nature: JOHN O'REILLY discovers a Frenchman who can woo grasshoppers with a weird whistle 48
•Tip from the Top: BETTY JAMESON cautions on the importance of a firm stance in the traps 51
•Yesterday: JOHN DURANT recounts the feats of Andrew Jackson, the Presidency's top turfman 64
Acknowledgments on page 35
COVER: TED KLUSZEWSKI, WALLY POST AND GUS BELL
Photograph by Hy Peskin
The Cincinnati Redlegs were once a mild, inoffensive, second-division ball club. The last time they finished higher than fifth was 1944. But this season, propelled by the explosive hitting of muscular batters such as the three on the cover, the Redlegs have soared high and are making a serious bid for the National League championship. For an up-to-date report on their muscles and their chances, turn to page 8.
IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE
GOLF: OPEN SEASON ON THE WOMEN
On the eve of the Women's Open, Betty Hicks dips behind the scene for an unusually frank portrait of the feminine pros
CONVERSATION PIECE: MARTY MARION
The White Sox manager talks with Joan Flynn Dreyspool. A Vesuvius behind a calm veneer, he's not conceding to the Yankees