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April 22, 1957

AN SI SPECIAL: THE TEX RICKARD STORY 61
In the first of three parts, CHARLES SAMUELS unveils the early life of the 20th century's greatest sports promoter

HUBBUB IN BOSTON 16
Beantown springs to life as the Celtics win the NBA title and the Bruins battle uphill for a Stanley Cup. By HERBERT WARREN WIND and JEREMIAH TAX

HOPE OF ST. LOUIS 28
The Cardinals are long shots this year, but a quiet Gashouser named Moon could spark them to the pennant. By ROBERT CREAMER

A WILDERNESS EXPLODES 31
The beauty of a Great Smokies springtime, with COLOR pictures by RICHARD MEEK, and JOHN O'REILLY and HORACE SUTTON as guides

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 12
•WONDERFUL WORLD 20
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 24
•SCOREBOARD 43
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 58
•THE 19TH HOLE 70
•PAT ON THE BACK 72

•Hot box: JIMMY JEMAIL asks explorers and adventurers: What was your closest call? 4

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY Tower returns from a visit to England and tells of the sport's economic crisis 45

•Tennis: The Old Pros gather for another crack at Champ Pancho's title. By WILLIAM F. TALBERT 47

•Boating: Southern' sailors swept their circuit to disprove the Yankee charge that they are bush leaguers 48

•Football: Notes from Notre Dame and other capitals as the annual spring frolic ends. By TEX MAULE 50

•Golf: A visit by ALFRED WRIGHT to a tournament in Aiken, where fun is as important as the score 52

Acknowledgments on page 58

COVER: WALLY MOON

Photograph by Hy Peskin

One continuous eyebrow, a determined look and a ready bat are the trademarks of a remarkable player named Wally Moon. Quiet and reflective off the field, Moon in action is a tremendous competitor who could decide the National League pennant race. To see how, turn to Hope of St. Louis on page 28.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

FULLMER vs. ROBINSON: RAY'S LAST CHANCE
The artful Sugar will need all his ancient guile and punch if he is to upset the resolute middleweight champion. Martin Kane previews their rematch in Chicago

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