AGONY IN THE DUGOUT
This is an article from the Sept. 17, 1956 issue
Tense faces of the managers of the three top teams reflect the crisis in the National League race as no club seems able to put together the winning streak that would clinch the pennant
Milwaukee manager Fred Haney (center) grimly watches one Brave defeat in five-game losing streak that tightened race. Haney's problem: to get some hitting to match the superb pitching of five starters, one of whom (Lew Burdette, chewing nails) worries along with the manager.
Cincinnati manager Birdie Tebbetts ponders problem of keeping his so-so pitching staff performing on a par with his lineup of powerful sluggers.
Brooklyn manager, Walter Alston, phoning bullpen, has own unique problem: getting last spark from aging first-stringers.
ECLAT ON THE COURTS
Ken Rosewall displays the temperament and armament—including one of the great backhands in tennis history (center)—that brought him an upset victory over Lew Hoad and U.S. singles title at Forest Hills
GOOD-HUMORED ROSEWALL EXHIBITS MOCK BURST OF TEMPERAMENT
SLICK GRASS SURFACE CAUSES ONE OF ROSEWALL'S FREQUENT SPILLS
FINE FOOTWORK SAVES OFF-BALANCE ROSE WALL ON FOREHAND
APPRECIATIVE ROSEWALL APPLAUDS HIS FOE'S PASSING SHOT
SMASH OF A SLAM
Hoad's dream of a grand slam (see page 54) begins to fade as Rosewall prepares to put away a smash en route to his clear-cut 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 victory