June 15, 1959
June 15, 1959

Table of Contents
June 15, 1959

What To Call Him?
Boxing's Dirty Business
  • The great slump ended when Mickey Mantle stopped playing ball like an $80,000-a-year resident of Easy Street. His blazing bat and fiery base running woke up the Yankees

Wonderful World Of Sport
Agony And Upsets
Field Dogs
  • Pictured on these pages in the poses characteristic of their performances in the field are the 22 most popular sporting dogs in America today. Each is an expert in his particular phase of hunting, but, like any expert, each must be trained to use his instinctive abilities with maximum efficiency. In this issue Sports Illustrated begins a four-part series that will teach you how to train your dog to hunt in the field

Horse Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


BASEBALL—SOUTHERN U., Baton Rouge, over Omaha, 10-2, to win NAIA title, Alpine, Texas.

This is an article from the June 15, 1959 issue Original Layout

BOATING—JIM LACY, North Bellmore, N.Y. stock car driver, took first whirl at motorboat raring, zoomed Ted Hermann's Hunter-19 outboard around Long Island at 34.2-mph average to win 280-m. Long Island Marathon in 8:06.04.

BOXING—DICK TIGER and RORY CALHOUN, 10-round draw, middleweights, New York.

FISHING—PUERTO RICO team boated nine fish weighing 3,899 pounds to win Bahamas Intl. Tuna Match, Cat Cay.

GOLF—BETSY RAWLS, Spartanburg, S.C., shot 369 for 90 holes, picked up 62-plus pts. to win Triangle round-robin and $1,550 at Summit, N.J.

Dave Ragan, 23-year-old from Chattanooga, successfully fought off Gene Littler on final round of Eastern Open, finished with 273 for 72 holes to win first pro tournament and $2,800, Baltimore.

Tommy Aaron, U. of Florida senior, took Sunnehanna Amateur with 277 for 72 holes, Johnstown, Pa.

Britain, British Commonwealth women's tournament, with 8 pts., St. Andrews, Scotland.

HORSE RACING—HILLSDALE: $54,700 Argonaut H., 1 m., by 2½ lengths over Fleet Nasrullah, in 1:34⅗ to lift 1959 earnings to $301,900, Hollywood Pk. Tommy Barrow up.

ON-AND-ON: $28,175 Sheridan S., 6 f., by 1 length over Little Tytus, in track record 1:08⅗ Washington Pk. Steve Brooks up.

BLACK HILLS: $28,200 Peter Pan H., 1‚⅛ m., by 2 lengths over Bagdad, in 1:49, Belmont. Eddie Arcaro up. Favored Royal Orbit, in warmup for Belmont Stakes, finished distant third.

PANTENE: $26,626 Brandywine Turf H., 1[1/16] m., by 2 lengths over Ambergris, in 1:42[2/5] Delaware Pk. Bill Hartack up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS and JACK FAIRMAN, Britain, whipped around Eifel Mountain curves at 82.2-mph pace in Aston Martin to win 621.40-m. N√ºrburgring endurance race for sports cars, Adenau, Germany.

George Constantine, Southbridge, Mass., pushed Aston Martin 4.2 roadster to 78.978-mph average to take rain-shortened (to 112.5 miles) Lime Rock (Conn.) Open.

Johnny Thomson, Boyertown, Pa., led all way to win USAC 100-m. big car race in 1:50.689, with 98.61-mph average, Milwaukee.

LACROSSE—SOUTH, over North, 10-9, on last-minute goal by Drexel's Al Rosenstein, Baltimore. Army, Johns Hopkins and Maryland, all beaten once in college competition, were named natl. co-champions.

MOTORCYCLE RACING—JOHN SURTFES, Britain, bounced his Italian-built MV Agusta to victory in 264-m. Sr. Tourist Trophy race with 87.94-mph average, also won 264-miler for 350-cc. bikes with 95.38-mph average, Isle of Man.

SHOOTING—MINER CLIETT, 15-year-old sharpshooter from Childersburg, Ala., blasted 491 out of 500 targets for high over-all trophy, equaled world record with 100 out of 100 in shoot-off and swept five junior events in Pan-American Skeet Shoot, Dallas.

SOCCER—MCILWAINE CANVASBACKS, San Pedro, Calif., over Fall River, Mass., 4-3, for U.S. Open Soccer Cup and natl. title, Los Angeles.

SWIMMING—IAN BLACK, Scotland, set new world record of 5:08.8 for 440-yd. individual medley, Cardiff, Wales.

TRACK & FIELD—CHARLEY TIDWELL won 100 in 9.6, 220 in 21 flat, 220-yd. low hurdles in 23.3 anchored winning (in 41.4) 440-yd. relay team, and BILL ALLEY heaved javelin 266 ft. 6 in. to lead Kansas to 98 pts. and fourth straight Central Collegiate Conference title, Milwaukee.

John J. Kelley, Groton, Conn. schoolteacher, hustled 10 miles in 50:51.6 to break 45-year-old U.S. record, Whitinsville, Mass.

MILEPOST—DIED: GEORGE FREDERIC CROUCH, 80, noted speedboat designer, editor (Motor Boat magazine), expert archer; after long illness, at New Britain, Conn. Crouch was first to introduce now commonly used three-point suspension in hydroplanes with design of Cinderella for James Simpson in 1905, later turned out dozens of water-fast boats (among them: Simpson's Peter Pans, Horace Dodge's Delphines).