THE BROOKS LOOK SOLEMN
It was a week to bring deep, solemn thought to the champs of 1955. The Brooklyn club, larded with old pros, hadn't been in first since April, and the march down the stretch was rocky. They lost a series to the Giants, won one from the Phillies and broke even for the week. But old pros know just even isn't enough
Manager Alston (right), flanked by old pros Pee Wee Reese, Carl Erskine, Duke Snider (rear), takes grave view of Ebbets Field as his team trails the lowly Giants.
THE REDHEAD STORMS SARATOGA
August 26, 1956
It is even money which is more familiar to the country's sporting scene—the name of fiery, redheaded Leland Stanford (Larry) MacPhail or the annual Saratoga yearling sales. Last week the two combined to produce one of the most successful final night sales in the spa's history. MacPhail's 41 colts and fillies brought the Happy Horse Huckster $666,700
Auctioneer Swinebroad (black Coat) opens MacPhail Night with first yearling, a colt which was bought by Greentree Stud for $42,000.
Leslie Combs, head of syndicate that owns Nashua, confers with Mrs. Graham before acting as agent in Nearco sale (left).
Mrs. Anson Bigelow, studying list of yearlings, was the biggest buyer, paying $88,000 for four colts, two by Mahmoud.
Mrs. Richard Lunn, whose first-night $87,000 purchase of son of Hyperion set record, talks shop with Russell Nuzum.
The Fred Hoopers, whose first yearling purchase was 1945 Derby winner Hoop Jr., got Hyperion filly for $31,000.
Paul Ebelhardt, agent for Ralph Lowe, signs sales slip after bidding in Heliopolis colt for $57,000, top price of night.
Mrs. Charles S. Payson, with Greentree Stud Trainer John Gaver, after winning bid for Hip 201 (below, opposite).
THE LATEST IN NEW IDEAS
Fishermen devise a new use for an old seashore standby—they call it tube fishing. And the kids who abandoned tubes for Dad's golf clubs preview in the USGA National Junior tournament
Tube fishing party digs into fried pompano catch. From left: Mrs. Thomas B. Watson Jr., wife of IBM board chairman; Mrs. Lloyd M. Powell; Ernest W. P. Vesey, Bermuda lawyer; Powell, president of Dictaphone Corp.; Mrs. Carroll Seghers II; Watson; Mrs. Brooks.
Van Wyck Mason, author of Colonel North series, hooks pompano from tube as storm gathers on horizon.
Robert Kirovac of Sharon, Mass. polishes driving form. At 13 he was youngest in tournament at Williamstown, Mass.
James Harris of Stillwater, Okla. strides up to first tee on way to his first round in 1-up victory over Gerald Zar.
Don Essig of Indianapolis, in plaid shorts, waits tensely for first match. He beat Frank Garvin, Englewood, Calif., 5 and 4.