PATTERSON VS. JACKSON 12
A ringside report on the heavyweight championship fight.
By MARTIN KANE

WONDROUS WILLIE 14
RICHARD MEEK captures IN COLOR the base-running skill of WILLIE MAYS

THAT PENNANT 19
Five players, mightily involved themselves, discuss the National League race

U.S. FITNESS, 1957: A 24-PAGE REPORT

A survey of fitness progress—and problems. 28
By DOROTHY STULL

Reports from the 48 states by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED correspondents 34

BONNIE PRUDDEN begins a unique series on fitness for the family 35

The skintight SPORTING LOOK in exercise clothes 44

Look, ma! I'm flying: fitness in Michigan IN COLOR 60

LONG RUN TO HONOLULU 46
EZRA BOWEN'S nautical diary of the 2,230-mile race to Diamond Head

1-1-1-1-1-1-1 AT LARCHMONT 52
Tommy Munnell and his sister Cathie win seven in a row

THE PGA COMES BACK 54
An old tourney is exhibiting revived vigor.
By HERBERT WARREN WIND

SWOON'S SON 56
A courageous horse in Chicago, haven of comfort.
By WHITNEY TOWER

A MUSEUM FOR A QUEEN 58
The National turf collection, at Saratoga, photographed IN COLOR

CASE HISTORY OF A BASEBALL PLAYER 68
A "psychoanalyst" interprets the National Game.
By HOWARD L. KATZANDER

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 6
•BASEBALL X-RAY 8
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 9
•COMING EVENTS 10
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 20
•WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 24
•TIP FROM THE TOP 67
•HOTBOX 73
•THE 19TH HOLE 74
•PAT ON THE BACK 76

Acknowledgments on page 9

COVER: BONNIE PRUDDEN

Photograph by Richard Meek

A refreshing summer phenomenon was the emergence of 43-year-old Bonnie Prudden as a television star on the NBC Home show. On TV she won thousands to her exercise program, and with this issue she begins a series on how to keep fit (see pages 35-43) that will attract many more.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

SPEED IN SEATTLE
A Scouting Report on the renewal of the hydroplane competition, with an exclusive analysis of the prospects by Old Pro Lou Fageol

PLUS: THE SAGA OF 'MR. WRISTS,' POWER. HOUSE OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
BY ROY TERRELL

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)