Table of Contents

September 30, 1956

AN SI SPECIAL: THE WORLD SERIES

•PREVIEW AND THE SPECTACLE OF YANKEE POWER 10
ROBERT CREAMER and ROY TERRELL rate the teams. With photographs of the sluggers IN COLOR

•SCOUTING REPORTS: YANKS, BUMS, BRAVES AND REDLEGS 17
Man-by-man evaluations of the American League pennant winners and the National League scramblers

•FOOTLOOSE IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 23
HORACE SUTTON, ROD VAN EVERY and HARRY MAYO tell what to do in Brooklyn, Milwaukee, Cincinnati

•DOWN THE STRETCH WITH CASEY STENGEL 69
GERALD HOLLAND accompanies Ol' Case in his late-summer drive to the pennant

THE LEGAL HALF OF THE ILLEGAL WHOLE 30
ROBERT H. BOYLE presents a behind-the-scenes report on the men who set the odds—and those who bet them

PART II: WHAT HAPPENS TO FOOTBALL PLAYERS? 35
ROBERT COUGHLAN completes his study of the surprising successes enjoyed by former gridiron stars

TAHITI: 24 HOURS TO PARADISE 38
The world's dream island is opening to tourists at last. By HORACE SUTTON, with photographs IN COLOR

THE SPORTING LOOK: LOVE THAT LODEN 46
A report from Bavaria with photographs IN COLOR on a certain style leader for fall

FOOTBALL'S FIRST WEEK: SIX PAGES OF NEWS AND VIEWS 52
The top games, the national picture region by region, and HERMAN HICKMAN'S hot tips and HUNCHES

THE DEPARTMENTS

HOTBOX 4
COMING EVENTS 8
WONDERFUL WORLD 24
EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 26
SCOREBOARD 50
TIP FROM THE TOP 58
THE 19TH HOLE 78
PAT ON THE BACK 80

Acknowledgments on page 56

COVER: MICKEY MANTLE

Photograph by Arthur Dailey

Last weekend, as the National League tied itself in pennant knots, the New York Yankees moved serenely toward the World Series. Walking that straight line with Casey Stengel (see page 69) was Mighty Mickey, happily over his Babe Ruth record jitters and hitting home runs with his old early-season abandon.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK: PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Action stories on the first week of the pro season as the Browns, the Bears, the Rams and the rest get under way, plus four pages of color photographs of the pros at their burly best, scouting reports on all 12 teams and James Murray's analysis of their new problems

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