THE GREAT BASEBALL DRAMA: FINAL ACT 14
A subway Series climaxes a thrilling pennant finish, reported by ROBERT CREAMER and ROY TERRELL

BASEBALL AND WILLIAM SAROYAN 17
America's noted novelist sees the pennant won at Ebbets Field and writes a special treat for fans

A SPECIAL X-RAY OF THE 1956 SEASON 55
From April to October, a statistical summary of teams, individuals, heroes and goats

PREVIEW: PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL GETS UNDER WAY 18
A salute and a few suggestions to football's virtuosos from JAMES MURRAY, four pages of COLOR pictures of Coach Paul Brown's amazing Browns and Scouting Reports of the 12 pro teams

FOOTBALL'S SECOND WEEK: NEWS & VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY 30
Reports on the week's top games, a national roundup, HERMAN HICKMAN'S column and HUNCHES

U.S. TENNIS IS BEING KILLED 37
Whitney Tower interviews Jack Kramer, who diagnoses the game's ailments and suggests some remedies

PICNICS AND JUMPS 58
Only the best is to be found at Rolling Rock's hunt meeting, photographed IN COLOR by HANS KNOPF

FAREWELL TO THE BABE 66
A moving tribute to Mildred Didrikson Zaharias by her friend and admirer PAUL GALLICO

WEATHERBY'S WONDERFUL RIFLE 71
It's a custom-built beauty for big-game hunters that will drop an elephant with one shot. By MARTIN KANE

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 8
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 23
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 27
•SCOREBOARD 40
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 42
•THE 19TH HOLE 76
•PAT ON THE BACK 80

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: How important is a jockey to a horse? 4

•Horses: The Kentucky State Fair was a record breaker in more senses than one, notes ALICE HIGGINS 56

•The Footloose Sportsman: HORACE SUTTON visits The Bronx, where bagels and baseball are the staple diet 64

•Sporting Look: FRED R. SMITH unfolds a new, lighter world, compliments of the automobile 78

Acknowledgments on page 54

COVER: BROWN AND RATTERMAN

Drawing by Robert Riger

Coach Paul Brown, the meticulous, scholarly coach of the world champion Cleveland Browns, must cram all the knowledge of his complicated offense into a quarterback other than Otto Graham this year. Brown's top candidate for the demanding job is George Ratterman, the Graham understudy (see page 18).

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

WILLIAM SAROYAN GOES TO THE SERIES
FOOTBALL: MICHIGAN VS. MICHIGAN STATE

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)