Contents

October 04, 1959

14 A Slight Case of Murder
Oklahoma's football team was stunningly defeated by Northwestern on a soggy day

18 From Obscurity to Near Miracle
Roy Terrell tells why last year's seventh-place Dodgers did so well in 1959

20 One More Moment for the Master
A superb ride by Eddie Arcaro helped Sword Dancer win the finest race of the year

22 Spectacle: Horses and Men
The furious action of the start of a race, the middle and the finish, photographed in color

33 Who Is Head Man Here?
Frank Lane, who often lets the sun go down on his wraths, had some night thoughts just in time

34 Chinese Incubator
Peking's huge new sports stadium is all set to serve as the cradle of future Red China champions

Pro Football Preview

36 The new season
39 Scouting reports on the 12 NFL teams
49 Secrets of pass catching, by Ray Berry

75 Bear Facts and Fantasies
Grancel Fitz separates truth from legend in a special report on North America's greatest mammals

The departments

9 Scoreboard
10 Football's Week
11 Red Grange
12 Coming Events
27 Events & Discoveries
56 Tip from the Top
58 Charles Goren
59 Trotting
63 Baseball
89 19th Hole
92 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 9

Cover: Johnny Unitas

This solemn young man is the most valuable player in football today. He quarterbacks the World Champion Baltimore Colts. A preview of the pro season begins on page 36.

Painting by Sheldon Fink

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Next week

•SPORTS ILLUSTRATED greets a new duck season with a report in words and color on a great flyway, some late data on the battle of bag limits and tips on new equipment.

•Roy Terrell and the baseball staff bring you a comprehensive game-by-game report, in words and photographs, of the key players and historic moments of the World Series.

•Ever play Sam Snead? Richard B. Jablow shows you how to play him—and maybe beat him—with the help of a TV set, a bottle and a total recall of your best golf shots.

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