Contents

April 11, 1960

14 The First Olympians
Oscar Robertson and 11 other basketball stars proved their right at Denver to a trip to Rome

16 Thirteen Records in a Watery Grave
The AAU men's swim championships were the best ever held in the U.S. By Arlie Schardt

18 Heartache and Bally Ache
The Kentucky Derby favorite broke his ankle, but his successor ran a great race in Florida

20 Oh, Bad Luck, Cambridge
With Princess Margaret and her Cantab fiancé watching tensely, Oxford wins the boat race

22 Big Toss and Big Feet
Two kinds of track excitement: a shotputter and an elephant both set records

110 Part III: Wet-fly Fishing
Vernon Hidy and Anthony Ravielli team to reveal James Leisenring's secrets of fly-tying

Baseball 1960

28 The Big New Season
In advance, the elements that will set '60 apart

45 Scouting Reports
Detailed analyses of all 16 major league teams

NATIONAL LEAGUE

46 Los Angeles
48 Milwaukee
50 San Francisco
52 Pittsburgh
54 Cincinnati
56 Chicago
58 St. Louis
60 Philadelphia

AMERICAN LEAGUE

70 Chicago
72 Cleveland
74 New York
76 Detroit
78 Boston
80 Baltimore
82 Kansas City
84 Washington

62 Action through an umpire's mask, in color

69 A slice of statistics from 1959

The departments

7 Scoreboard
13 Coming Events
24 Events & Discoveries
92 Track
97 Tennis
103 Motor Sports
127 19th Hole
130 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 8

Cover: Baseball

It is time to play ball, and next week, with all its color and excitement, another big league season begins. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S complete annual preview starts on page 28.

Painting by Harvey Schmidt

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Next week

•Swimmer Carin Cone is the best U.S. woman backstroker since Eleanor Holm. Kenneth Rudeen tells of the setbacks and triumphs of her four-year quest for an Olympic title.

•The mink-mating season is over in Utah, so Gene Fullmer and Manager Marv Jenson turn from mink ranching to training for Gene's title defense against Joey Giardello.

•A masterpiece of golfing humor, The Haunted Major, written a half-century ago by Robert Marshall, begins in the April 18 issue—its first magazine appearance in America.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)