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PAT ON THE BACK

Aug. 06, 1956
Aug. 06, 1956

Table of Contents
Aug. 6, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Umpires Ever Wrong
Billy Haughton
Travesty In Tijuana
  • When a border impresario matched two female bullfighters, Mexico City Bureau Chief Richard Oulahan Jr. and Critic Rafael Delgado Lozano, who earlier covered the great mano a mano at Maracay (SI, March 12), went north to observe it. Their verdict: "Disgusting and disgraceful"

Boating
Motor Sports
Baseball
Golf
Acknowledgments
Boxing
Swimming
Outdoor Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Mr. Caper
Pat On The Back

PAT ON THE BACK

Hank Greenberg, 45, general manager of the Cleveland Indians, gained baseball's 20-year-old Hall of Fame last week, to become 80th major league player so honored. The ex-Detroit Tiger star is married to department store heiress Caral Gimbel Greenberg and has three children. He said the Cooperstown honor was the biggest thrill of his baseball career.

This is an article from the Aug. 6, 1956 issue Original Layout

Joe Cronin, Boston Red Sox general manager since 1948, was installed with Greenberg in Cooperstown ceremonies. Cronin was sold to the Red Sox by the late Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators, in 1934 shortly after marrying Mildred Robertson, Griffith's niece. Blushing bridegroom brought the unsentimental Silver Fox a fabulous $250,000.

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