Table of Contents

April 15, 1957

1957 BASEBALL ISSUE

THE BATTING ORDER

•A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 33
To the new season, an executive order: Root for the home team!

•A SALUTE TO THE FAN 34
He is, says ROBERT CREAMER, a voracious student of his game

•DECLINE AND FALL OF A ROMAN UMPIRE 36
The ebullient OGDEN NASH tells the sad tale of Tony Caesar

•STARS ON THE SPOT 38
Eight players whose performances can make or break their teams

•32 PAGES OF SCOUTING REPORTS 45
Team rosters, strong and weak points, and other useful data

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York 46
Cleveland 48
Chicago 50
Boston 52
Detroit 54
Baltimore 56
Washington 58
Kansas City 60

AMERICAN SCHEDULE 62

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Brooklyn 68
Milwaukee 70
Cincinnati 72
St. Louis 74
Philadelphia 76
New York 78
Pittsburgh 80
Chicago 82

NATIONAL SCHEDULE 67

•THE PITCHER AND THE WEATHERMAN 84
Do the curves hang, fireballs float? Read ADMIRAL DAN GALLERY

•FAME IS FOR WINNERS 101
JAMES MURRAY takes exception to some notable Hall of Famers

•BASEBALL'S LOONEY LOUVRE 106
A museum full of daffy baseball statuary by Artist JOE KAUFMAN

•CREDIT WIVES WITH AN ASSIST 108
Two pages of photographs showing the ladies behind the stars

•FIGURING IT OUT... 110
A set of new and different statistics analyzing the 1956 season

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

DOUG FORD'S MASTERS 16
Augusta's champion triumphs over water, sand and Sam Snead

DISCOVERIES OF THE WEEK 20-24
The news offers three: a boxer, a pole vaulter and a swimmer

COMING EVENTS 6
HOTBOX 10
EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 25
SPORT IN ART 88
SCOREBOARD 116
FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 124
THE 19TH HOLE 125
PAT ON THE BACK 128

Acknowledgments on page 124

ELEVEN ILLUSTRATIONS

NEXT WEEK

BEGINNING AN EXTRAORDINARY SPORTS SAGA: THE GOLDEN LIFE OF TEX RICKARD

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)