Table of Contents

September 09, 1956

THE PITCHER WHO COULD WIN THE SERIES 12
The Yankees' chances of winning the World Series, says ROBERT CREAMER, could turn on the skills of Whitey Ford

SPECTACLE: BASEBALL AT NIGHT 16
COLOR photographs by MARVIN NEWMAN vividly illustrate how night baseball has changed the national game

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: ROGERS HORNSBY 32
The terrible-tempered Rajah, DOROTHY STULL reveals, is a paternal baseball teacher to Chicago small boys

A PEEK AT MICKEY'S BRAIN 60
Physiologists look into Mantle's cranium and offer a ready explanation for his home run prowess

THE CLOTH THAT CONQUERED EVEREST 62
Light, tight and tough, the fabulous fabric worn by Hillary and Tenzing is now ready for the sporting public

TEST TIME FOR THE BLUEFIN TUNA 66
At Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, big game anglers from all over the world are meeting to hunt this giant of the deep. THOMAS H. LINEAWEAVER reports its history and habits, with maps and three pages of pictures IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 6
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 21
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 25
•SCOREBOARD 45
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 73
•THE 19th HOLE 79
•PAT ON THE BACK 84

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: What happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates? 11

•Harness Racing: JEREMIAH TAX warns that civil war threatens to engulf all of trotting 37

•Outdoors: JOHN O'REILLY finds sportsmen will profit from the St. Lawrence Seaway 42

•Boating: JIM ATWATER tells how the Gold Cup ended in a raging Detroit-Seattle argument 51

•Motor Sports: WALTER GUZZARDI describes the climactic European race, Italy's Grand Prix 52

•Tip from the Top: ART WALL points out the importance of following through in your putting 56

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER describes King Hairan's fine victory at the Saratoga closing; in Chicago, JACK OLSEN witnesses a furious Futurity 57

•Column of the Week: ART BUCHWALD suggests a credit plan for college football players 61

•Yesterday: JOHN DURANT recalls the sporting life of President Grover Cleveland 77

Acknowledgments on page 44

COVER: WHITEY FORD

Photograph by Hy Peskin

Edward Charles (Whitey) Ford is an appealing blend of Small Boy and Tough Cop. In his little baseball cap and knicker-length uniform trousers, he's a boy. But when he pitches, his jaw set and his blue eyes coldly sizing up the batter, he's all cop. He's the biggest reason why the New York Yankees are confident they'll regain the World Championship (see page 12).

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

MAN IN THE SADDLE
An intimate portrait of Willie Hartack as he flies down the stretch to win the race with Willie Shoemaker for rider of the year

PREVIEW: BIG-TIME HUNTING IN AMERICA
A comprehensive survey of the sport that challenges millions of hunters—eight pages in color, maps, where to hunt and what you need to know

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)