The heady excitement of doing a live broadcast of a big ball game over a major network as grand winners of the 1957 Junior Sportscaster contest is a triumph shared by these four young men. They were selected from a large field of hopefuls in the northeastern U.S. who contended for the chance of early experience in their intended careers. Sponsored for the second year by the Atlantic Refining Company, the contest was open to boys 18 and under who have taken an active part in sports reporting and who have serious career intentions in the field. Two of the winners above have already chosen their college majors in journalism, radio and television. Baseball fans all, the boys' crucial test came when, after early eliminations in their areas, the finalists recorded two innings apiece at a major league game under the watchful and critical eyes of such experts as Phil Rizzuto, Red Barber and Mel Allen. As tangible proof of excellence in their chosen field the Messrs. Newell, Fortunato, Ellison and Rourke received transistor radios and watches to keep alive the lift of encouragement they got from the pros.
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Sept. 30, 1957
An appraisal and comparison of the 1957 World Series teams: how they throw, hit, field and run—and which of the two should emerge as World Champion
NEW YORK FAILS TO BLAZE, JIM MORRIS HAS ANOTHER SETBACK, ARCHIE'S LESSON IN DEFENSE, GOLF BALL STUDY, O'BRIEN IN BUCHAREST, NONMYSTERIOUS SHOE
- By Marlene Bauer Hagge