"...A philosophy my family shares"

Sept. 23, 1957
Sept. 23, 1957

Table of Contents
Sept. 23, 1957

Baseball X-Ray
News Of The Week
  • The week's news was rich with triumphs and achievements in the world of sport, on the playing fields of baseball, golf and tennis, on the race tracks and waterways and on the roaring roads of the motor sportsmen—and, if that were not enough, football was almost ready for its long-awaited rendezvous with the American fall. But no single subject provoked more discussion, speculation and indeed curbstone philosophizing up and down the autumn land than the engrossing question: Can the Milwaukee Braves blow the National League pennant again this year? The citizens of Milwaukee had the jitters (see below) and so did the citizens of St. Louis, but their moods were vastly different

Events & Discoveries
The Game
Eleven Elevens
Sport In Art
Conversation Piece
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

"...A philosophy my family shares"

Consistently, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a mirror of a familiar world in which I find old and good friends whose fellowship has long been important to me, people like Gene Tunney, Ben Hogan, Eddie Arcaro, not to mention a son-in-law, Hank Greenberg. There is, however, another reason for the high place the magazine has in my life:

This is an article from the Sept. 23, 1957 issue Original Layout

In 1909, when we moved to New York City to open the new Gimbel store, William Muldoon, health authority, gave me what I still consider the best advice any young fellow could get. One could only hope for true success, if one were balanced physically as well as mentally. "Man should have pride in his body, the home wherein his sold dwells."

Those words convinced me to continue—with boxing, running, fishing and golf—the active participation in sport which began in childhood. I would, perhaps, have done so anyway. The advice of William Muldoon made physical fitness a personal philosophy. It is a philosophy my family actively shares, with flying, skin diving, tennis, golf, fox-hunting and other sports.

So SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a reflection in print of ideas and values enjoyable and, I believe, important to our family life.



Bernard F. Gimbel
The Chairman of the Board of the Gimbel retail empire counts among his many current sports interests golf and deep sea fishing in Florida. The Gimbel home in Greenwich, Conn., has a half-mile track for his stable of thoroughbreds. At Pennsylvania, Gimbel played fullback on the football team and was heavyweight boxing champion of the university in 1904 and 1905.