MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

April 15, 1957

If, as has been said, it's a difference of opinion that makes horse races, the same would seem to hold for pennant races. For evidence, herewith a table of the different opinions of 44 noneditorial members of the staff of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. It could be that the group is weak on experts, but it's certainly strong on the Yankees and the Braves.

Personally, I've got a hunch it's coming out this way:

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York
Cleveland
Detroit
Chicago
Boston
Baltimore
Kansas City
Washington

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Brooklyn
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
New York
Philadelphia
Chicago

You probably have your own ideas, and right below is a good place to set them down. Before you do, I'm sure you'll enjoy reading some other expert opinion directly bearing on the matter: see SCOUTING REPORTS in this week's issue.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

New York

41

3

Detroit

2

19

12

7

2

1

1

Cleveland

11

16

8

9

Chicago

7

6

17

14

Boston

1

4

10

10

16

2

1

Kansas City

1

1

20

11

11

Baltimore

1

2

15

20

6

Washington

6

11

27

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Milwaukee

37

7

Brooklyn

6

18

13

7

Cincinnati

1

14

20

7

1

1

St. Louis

5

9

24

4

2

Philadelphia

2

17

17

6

2

New York

1

3

13

10

11

6

Pittsburgh

1

1

9

12

18

3

Chicago

2

9

33

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)