22 A Change After 60 Years
The new-style baseball season opened with a distinct flourish
26 Player Was Tougher...
The Masters champion won his title—he didn't back into it
34 A Feud and a Fugitive
A noncombatant in hockey's Stanley Cup finals holds aloof from a family fight
36 Some Questions for Peg
Peg is a poodle who knows a lot—perhaps even too much. Read her surprising story
April 24, 1961
42 Riding Down the Wind
Planing-boat champion George O'Day shows how to sail faster by wave riding and setting a spinnaker
56 Wanted: Good Jockeys
Whitney Tower examines the serious shortage of riders in Part IV of his series on racing's ills
70 The Cultists from Rumpsville
In words and color, the way-out world of the hot rodders and their cars
4 Coming Events
52 Charles Goren
56 Horse Racine
66 Sporting Look
89 For the Record
90 Baseball's Week
91 19th Hole
92 Pat on the Back
Acknowledgments on page 89
Cover photograph by George Long
Ralph Houk, new manager of the Yankees, has already been typed as the coolly efficient military man. But Tex Maule sees him differently.
James Ramsay Ullman, noted for his sensitive writing on mountain climbing, turns his distinguished talents to the story of a wonderful wedding on an unknown Pacific island.
A preview of the 87th running of the Kentucky Derby, America's No. 1 horse race; and an introduction to the Longdens, Johnny and Vance, who may have the winner.