The National League race is a three-way snarl
20 Los Angeles Interlude
With a day off, the Dodgers hold a barbecue
22 An Absence of Homebreds
Neale Fraser and Maria Bueno win at Forest Hills
24 Height of the Dog Days
And victory for the Doberman at Westchester
September 20, 1959
31 Throw The Mugs Out
The first task facing four professional sports
36 Football Curtain Going Up!
Rehearsals over, the 1959 season is upon us
40 Spectacle: Football under the Lights
LSU is the scene of colorful pageantry at night
45 How to Watch Football
Some pointers that will help you enjoy the game
51 Scouting Reports
A preseason analysis of 130 college teams
99 Don't Get Hutch Mad
Cincinnati's manager is a mild man—sometimes
114 Honeymoon with a Trusted Rifle
After 30 years Grancel Fitz still loves his 30.06
128 A Naturalness at Northwestern
Coach Ara Parseghian analyzes, suffers and wins
14 Baseball's Week
17 Coming Events
26 Events & Discoveries
32 Wonderful World
102 Charles Goren
121 Horse Racing
142 19th Hole
146 Pat on the Back
Cover: College football
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S first foldout cover salutes the new football season with a classic situation. Will Virginia Tech's quarter run against VMI's line, hand off or throw a pass?
Photograph by John G. Zimmerman
Acknowledgments on page 13
•No matter who wins in the wild National League, the World Series will open in Chicago. A scouting report on the American League's White Sox and their likely rivals.
•In our next issue, for the first time ever, you will see football action in full color photographed the previous Saturday at the top games. Next week—and every week.
•The best amateur golfers in the country are now fighting for the national title in Colorado Springs. A report on the event and the winner by Herbert Warren Wind.