According to Aristotle, who knew even less about baseball than Marilyn Monroe, courage consists mostly of knowing when to sidestep danger. Most baseball players would find the 245 pounds of Ted Kluszewski a danger well worth sidestepping every time. But John Orsino, a youthful rookie catcher for the San Francisco Giants, is no philosopher. When Big Klu, now an L.A. Angel, came galumphing toward home plate at full speed in Palm Springs last week, Orsino set his own 205 pounds foursquare (elbow, forearm, foot and knee) against the invasion and waited calmly while Kluszewski plowed in. Kluszewski and the legend that he is the strongest man in baseball were exploded together. Flat in the dust on his broad-beamed back, Klu was quietly informed that he was out.
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April 3, 1961
Major tournaments through April 22
- By Kenneth Rudeen
The swift Italian autos won most of the prizes at Sebring, a sure omen of things to come
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
- By Arlie W. Schardt
A high school coach dedicated to order and discipline has the top swim team in the U.S.
- LEW LALAK 88
'A great way to make friends'