16 Wall Wins the Masters
A sensational run of birdies on the last nine gave golf's great prize to Art Wall
20 Two for the Big Money
Last week's Florida Derby produced two good horses which should be prominent in the classics
33 The U.S. According to Vladimir
A visiting Soviet wrestler's back-home version of what he saw and felt in America
94 Part III: Tommy Armour
Continuing his round of "thinking" golf, the great teacher goes on to the fifth hole
123 Six Poker Players You've Met
A gallery of Saturday night sports, assembled and illustrated by Irwin and William Steig
34 Curtain Going Up
Roy Terrell sneak-previews the season ahead
46 Genius or Showboat?
Stiffnecked Umpire Frank Dascoli is called both
55 32 Pages of Scouting Reports
Detailed analyses of all 16 major league teams
56 New York
68 Kansas City
82 San Francisco
86 St. Louis
90 Los Angeles
72 A new statistical look at last season
128 Willie Mays 1959
Willie is a man now, reveals Joe David Brown
Jules Feiffer says it's awful to be perfect
4 Coming Events
22 Wonderful World
26 Events & Discoveries
112 Horse Racing
114 Motor Sports
145 19th Hole
148 Pat on the Back
Acknowledgments on page 11
Cover: Willie Mays
The great star of the Giants reflects the spirit of the season, which opens this week. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's fourth annual special baseball issue tells you what to keep an eye on in '59.
Photograph by Jon Brenneis
•Beginning the inspiring life story of Billy Talbert, his personal battle against diabetes, the colorful days of his life on the tennis circuit and his triumphs in the postwar years.
•Herbert Warren Wind takes a reflective look at the 1959 Masters golf tournament at Augusta and in his unique style reports in depth on Art Wall's great surge to victory.
•Ingemar Johansson, the good-looking Swedish heavyweight who fights Floyd Patterson in June, is portrayed in a he-man pinup color photograph by Mark Kauffman.