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SHAPE OF CHEERS TO COME

June 29, 1959
June 29, 1959

Table of Contents
June 29, 1959

Strange Sounds
Acknowledgments
Nobody Hits It
37 Men
Spectacle
  • Connecticut's most imposing house pet gives a thrilling demonstration of the flight characteristics of the golden eagle

Harness Racing
Food
Horse Racing
Horse Shows
Motor Sports
Field Training: Part II
The Peacemakers
  • The famous old Colt revolver should have died quietly 50 years ago, but today it is making more noise than ever as a gaudy TV gun and a dependable companion piece of American sportsmen

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

SHAPE OF CHEERS TO COME

Who has faith in the Yankees? Despite anything you've heard, New Yorkers themselves have faith aplenty, and a howling, raucous faith it has become. It seems just the other day that Yankee Stadium crowds were booing Mickey Mantle; now the most spring-legged of them break out of the stands to run the last leg with Mickey on game-winning homers. The crowds were coming, too—69,000 for a 1959 major league record on Sunday—and the cheers welling up over the Stadium, any Yankee fan would tell you, were just a hint of things to come. Detroit fans disagreed. Since the arrival of Manager Jimmie Dykes, the once toothless Tigers, not too long ago scrabbling for seventh with the Yankees, have won 32 of their last 48 and were giving the Yankees Tiger tracks to follow to the top.

This is an article from the June 29, 1959 issue

PHOTODYKES HAS THE TIGERS SMOKING-HOTPHOTOCLUTCHING HANDS AND GRINS OF ADORATION MARK MICKEY MANTLE'S PATH HOME THROUGH WORSHIPING NEW YORK YOUNGSTERS. HIS 10TH-INNING HOMER BEAT CHICAGO WHITE SOX, PUSHED YANKEES OVER .500