JUNIOR BROADCASTERS

September 29, 1957

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.

PHOTOJACK NEWELL, CONTEST WINNER IN PITTSBURGH AREA PHOTODONALD FORTUNATO, BUFFALO, NEW YORK STATE CHAMP PHOTOJAMES ELLISON, WINNER IN THE PHILADELPHIA FINALS
PHOTORICHARD ROURKE JR., NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL WINNER

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)