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Table of Contents

Sept. 17, 1956
Sept. 17, 1956

Table of Contents
Sept. 17, 1956

Three Clubs
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Events & Discoveries
Big Game In America
Big Game

Table of Contents

AN SI SPECIAL: BASEBALL'S BLACKEST SECRET 61
The ringleader in the infamous Black Sox plot breaks his silence to tell his part in the conspiracy; and in a corollary article JAMES CRUSINBERRY reveals how he broke his biggest and saddest story

This is an article from the Sept. 17, 1956 issue

THREE CLUBS, AND ONLY A FEW DAYS TO GO 12
A seven-day diary of the three teams fighting for the National League pennant. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED goes into locker room and dugout to relate the heady joys of victory, the bitterness of defeat

THE FRONT RUNNER 25
The personality and record of Jockey Willie Hartack is discussed by JOE HIRSCH, with additional thoughts about Willie by leading jockeys and trainers

HUNTING AND FISHING IN THE U.S. 33
For the first time an official survey charts in detail the activities of America's outdoor sportsmen

PREVIEW: AMERICA'S BIG GAME 36
Hunters in record numbers are gunning for a record kill. A preseason roundup by REGINALD WELLS, plus area maps of where to go and what to expect. And IN COLOR a gallery of America's top big-game animals

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 6
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 16
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 21
•SCOREBOARD 51
•THE 19th HOLE 76
•PAT ON THE BACK 80

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks women: Which do you prefer, the studious or the athletic male? 4

•Tennis: The 1956 Nationals were Ken Rosewall's. By WILLIAM F. TALBERT and HERBERT WARREN WIND 54

•Motor Sports: KENNETH RUDEEN watches another big weekend for sports cars at Elkhart Lake 57

•Travel: HORACE SUTTON, halfway to Florida, paused in the Carolinas for horses and golf 58

•Tip from the Top: HELEN DETTWEILER discusses the importance for women of the correct wrist turn 59

•Sporting Look: From Scandinavia come the brightest sweaters in many a long winter's moon 72

Acknowledgments on page 56

COVER: WILLIE HARTACK

Photograph by Richard Meek

Just as surely as aggressiveness and determination are the keys to success for any athlete, so are they the unmistakable trademark of a grim-faced 23-year-old jockey named William Hartack, who, in less than five years of riding, has been tagged the Eddie Arcaro of tomorrow. A bitter loser but gracious winner, Willie isn't happy if he isn't best (see page 25).

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK: A SPECIAL ISSUE ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL

A PREVIEW OF THE 1956 FOOTBALL SEASON
HERMAN HICKMAN'S ELEVEN BEST ELEVENS
SCOUTING REPORTS ON 120 COLLEGE TEAMS
A SURVEY: WHAT HAPPENS TO FOOTBALL STARS?