MEMO from the publisher

July 04, 1960
July 04, 1960

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July 4, 1960

Double M
Bermuda Race
  • In much the same weather as the 1958 race, but with flatter calms after the start and more violent storms at the finish, Carleton Mitchell and his matchless crew (shown at right) mane uvered the 38-foot 8-inch yawl to an unprecedented third consecutive victory in the Bermuda race. In doing so, they beat a record fleet of 135 of the finest yachts in ocean racing today. Here is Mitchell's own story of "Finisterre's" drive to the island, written from notes and entries made by the author during the 635-mile passage

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

MEMO from the publisher

More than 650 people from 40 states and Canada attended the third annual sports clinic at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, N.Y. last week. Even the 50th state was represented, by Dr. Alvin Saake, Chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education at the University of Hawaii and the coach of that school's most successful basketball team.

This is an article from the July 4, 1960 issue

This year SPORTS ILLUSTRATED joined A.G. Spalding & Bros, in sponsoring the clinic. I thus had the good luck to meet Dr. Saake, and to ask him his opinion of "clinics" in general and this one in particular. My questions could hardly have hit a more knowing respondent. This was Dr. Saake's third clinic at Monticello. His beginnings in sport were rare. Born in Brooklyn, he was bat boy for the Dodgers while Wilbert Robinson held sway in the '20s. In a progression that might have given even Robbie pause, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in education at New York University. After the war (he was a lieutenant commander in the Navy) Dr. Saake resumed his career in sport and education at the University of Hawaii.

"Partly because of the insular location," he said in answer to my question, "I've attended more clinics than I can remember—not just to keep my hand in but to stay on top of the changes." Doing this, Dr. Saake has also put on clinics himself for the Air Force, in places as far apart as Germany and Japan.

"The way Ben Carnevale [Navy's basketball coach] puts it," he continued, "is that if a clinic's any good it advances sport. You're always looking for just one new idea. If you get it, that has to advance sport. I've got more new ideas from this clinic than any in my experience."

It was good to hear. Perhaps it should have been no surprise. Among those throwing out the ideas at this clinic were the people you see in this picture and a few others you don't, among them Nat Holman, Bill Sharman and Bud Wilkinson.

PHOTOHAWAII'S SAAKEPHOTOLASALLE'S MOORE, Tufts's Arlanson, Washington's Owens, Penn State's Engle, New York Military Academy's Bee, West Virginia's Schaus, Rutgers' Klausing, California's Newell, North Carolina State's Edwards, Utah's Gardner, Navy's Hardin, West Virginia Tech's Baisi, Navy's Carnevale, Purdue's Mollenkopf.