Arguing with Aristotle

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

Arguing with Aristotle

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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