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Table of Contents

Aug. 20, 1956
Aug. 20, 1956

Table of Contents
Aug. 20, 1956

Red Fans And Ladies
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Sires And Sales
The Suffering Fan
Sporting Look
The Outdoor Week
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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DEDICATION: TO THE PARTICIPANTS 7
A salute from the editors to the audience and actors in the drama of The Wonderful World of Sport

This is an article from the Aug. 20, 1956 issue

RED FANS AND FAIR LADIES 8
The Moscow Spartakiada, 12 days and 10,000 athletes worth of mass sports, previews Russian Olympic prospects

TED WILLIAMS DEFIES HIS CRITICS 22
The great slugger spits back, verbally this time, at his old enemies, the Boston writers and fans

SIRES, SALES AND THE CHALLENGE 26
A six-page portfolio of great champions IN COLOR, and some news of the yearling sales from WHITNEY TOWER

THE CRY OF THE SUFFERING FAN 34
He pays his money but he gets no choice—from anyone. An appeal by JAMES MURRAY and Artist ROBERT OSBORN

NEW LOOK IN MINNEAPOLIS: OLD LOOK IN NEW YORK 37
In four pages of COLOR pictures: a colorful new stadium, and the picturesque but comfortless Polo Grounds

NOBODY SLEEPS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS 44
This, says PAUL O'NEIL, characterizes Americans—and he introduces eight pages of COLOR pictures to prove it

THE AGE OF SPORT: 1954-2004 A.D. 53
From a 21st century viewpoint, GERALD HOLLAND takes a long look back at a golden sporting era

JET OUTBOARDS AND PLASTIC HULLS 63
Boats today and tomorrow, as seen by EZRA BOWEN, with photographs IN COLOR, drawings by JAMES CARAWAY

LOCKER ROOM TROUBLE AT HAPPY KNOLL 72
Old Ned has been moved to nether regions, and there's merry Ned to pay. By JOHN P. MARQUAND

THE SWEETHEART FROM LUNA 84
In a science fiction thriller, RUSSELL HOBAN describes and illustrates the story of a boxer from the moon

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 15
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 19
•SCOREBOARD 76
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 80
•THE 19TH HOLE 89
•PAT ON THE BACK 92

Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: What sport attracts the most unsportsmanlike fans? 2

Sporting Look: A preview of look-alike campus fashions, photographed IN COLOR by JERRY COOKE 58

Tip from the Top: BETSY RAWLS offers some advice on turning the shoulder 62

Harness Racing: JEREMIAH TAX tells why this year's Hambletonian winner almost didn't race 78

Swimming: COLES PHINIZY warns that very good at Detroit may be second best at Melbourne 79

Motor Sports: KENNETH RUDEEN watches the debut of stock cars at Elkhart Lake, Wis. 81

Acknowledgments on page 83

COVER: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S FIRST

Photograph by Mark Kauffman

With this, our second anniversary issue, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED shows a new face. The lettering on our cover, we feel, gives our photographic mission—and achievement—the credit it deserves. The articles which follow underline the range of our activities—among others, a projection far into the future and the story of a boxer from the moon. Frankly, we feel proud and happy on our birthday. And the Braves, who graced our first cover? Well, as of now they're on top too—and who knows?

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