18 Rebel Yell for 1961
Mississippi ran over Arkansas in the year's first big game and gave notice it might be the best in the U.S.
The Baseball Drama
22 Roger Maris' ordeal in pursuit of No. 60
26 Everything came up red roses for Cincinnati
28 Scouting reports on the Series teams
30 Stanley Gets His Jug
A star on the night raceways for years, Stanley Dancer won pacing's top prize in bright Ohio sunshine
34 Two-way Tony Goes Over and Back
If swimming the Channel is like running a four-minute mile, Antonio Abertondo is a two-minute miler
36 October in the Uplands
In a portfolio of watercolors, Artist Francis Golden records the moods of an outdoorsman's autumn day
42 "The Crowd Is Your Enemy"
That's Andy Frain's way of describing gate-crashers to his army of ushers at the nation's top arenas
74 My Father Was a Fearless Fan
Harvey Rhoades was a meek and kindly man, but at sports events he turned into a shameless wild animal
56 Horse Racing
58 College Football
63 Pro Football
69 Charles Goren
86 Baseball's Week
88 For the Record
89 19th Hole
92 Pat on the Back
Acknowledgments on page 88
Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman
Carleton Mitchell and his yawl Finisterre, the most successful combination in the whole history of ocean racing, rediscover the simple delights of a lazy cruise along Chesapeake Bay.
Known for its automobiles, its architecture and its affluence, the Italian city of Torino is discovered, in words and in color pictures, as a smart and lively center of sports activities.
An edge in pitching may swing the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Walter Bingham scouts the staff and assesses its chances against Yankee power hitters in both stadiums.