April 03, 1961
April 03, 1961

Table of Contents
April 3, 1961

Ferrari Fiesta
  • It is reached each year in Augusta at the Masters tournament, which next week will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Along with the Open in June, this is one of the two pinnacles of golfing prestige in America. Here Sports Illustrated presents two aerial photographs of the Augusta National course, plus a portfolio of portraits of some of the distinguished competitors who will play in this week's event. These photographs and paintings decorate a preview of the things to expect and think about as the tournament unfolds, and detailed analyses by the players of the strengths and weaknesses of their respective games at Augusta

Horse Racing
Shannon Brown
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


18 A Real Barn-burner in Kansas City
Ohio State was favored, but Cincinnati won the national basketball title in a thriller

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22 A Fiesta for Ferrari
The Italian automaker's swift front-engined cars won at Sebring, and there are better cars to come

24 MM Meets No. 5
Marilyn Monroe gets to see an old husband of hers in the uniform he made famous

26 Arguing with Aristotle
An immovable San Francisco rookie meets an irresistible Los Angeles force

28 First Summit—The Masters
At Augusta next week golf reaches one of its two seasonal peaks. A preview in color and words

38 "And in Left Field for Boston..."
The Rookie of the Year is expected to be Ted Williams' successor, a boy named Carl Yastrzemski

48 A New Dimension in Sailing
Olympic Yachting Champion George O'Day shows how to handle the wave-skimming planing boats

57 Fit to Be President
The first woman doctor in the White House prescribes for a nation's health

70 Farewell to Shannon Brown
The poignant story of an Indian mission that uses sports to help its charges to a better life

The departments

11 Scorecard
17 Coming Events
62 Horse Racing
64 Swimming
84 For the Record
85 Basketball's Week
86 19th Hole
88 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 84

Cover painting by Bernard Fuchs


Next week

The special Baseball Issue presents for the seventh successive year a report from the spring training camps on the strengths and weaknesses of the 16—no, 18 now—major league teams. George Plimpton, one of the editors of the Paris Review, tells exactly what it is like (not much like Walter Mitty) actually to pitch against Willie Mays, Richie Ashburn and an entire team of major league All-Stars. Plus a story on the Chicago Cubs' experiment with no manager this year, and a 12-page picture essay on the strange grace and excitement of big league ball.