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An Exciting New Series: BIG LEAGUE SECRETS

March 17, 1958
March 17, 1958

Table of Contents
March 17, 1958

Snow Patrol
Acknowledgments
Coming Events
Maple Leaf
Spectacle
Wonderful World Of Sport
  • The mutability of woman, long a topic for idle poets and recumbent philosophers, nowadays is the pursuit of photographers who hurry or wait to capture her infinite roles and fancies

America's Cup
Sal Maglie
Baseball
Boxing
Fitness
Conversation Piece
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

An Exciting New Series: BIG LEAGUE SECRETS

Here, dramatically illustrated, are the inner workings of the game, known only to its top exponents. In a five-part series, unlike anything ever done before, Sports Illustrated presents the secrets of major league baseball; they will grip the player and fan alike. Now watch for these dates:

This is an article from the March 17, 1958 issue Original Layout

THIS ISSUE SAL MAGLIE ON PITCHING
The craftiest pitcher in baseball, this tough old veteran has spent 20 years in the game, pitched a no-hitter, won 23 games in a season and has been on four pennant-winning teams.

MARCH 31 ROY SIEVERS ON HITTING
Rookie of the Year in 1949 but plagued by injuries later, the big slugger with the beautiful swing has battled back to become home run and RBI king, one of baseball's finest hitters.

APRIL 21 DEL CRANDALL ON CATCHING
A polished, intelligent receiver with an outstanding arm, this young veteran has been a regular since he was 19, now handles perhaps the best pitching staff in all baseball.

MAY 5 GIL McDOUGALD ON INFIELDING
A fine hitter and base runner, the talented and versatile Yankee is considered supreme on defense, has played three infield positions with distinction and a flair amounting to genius."

MAY 19 RICHIE ASHBURN ON OUTFIELDING, BASE RUNNING
With a glove or on the bases, the fleet Phil is one of the best; his career record is almost certain one day to include more putouts than any other outfielder in baseball history.

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