Oct. 09, 1961
Oct. 09, 1961

Table of Contents
Oct. 9, 1961

Thoroughbred Racing
  • Roger Maris hit the home run that tied Babe Ruth's record on a curve ball thrown by Jack Fisher of the Orioles. It was a high drive so close to the right-field foul pole that Maris didn't run. "If it was fair," he said later, "I had plenty of time. If it was foul, I'd save my strength." So Maris, Catcher Gus Triandos and Umpire Bill Kinnamon all stood still and watched as the ball hit the third deck, fair by three feet. About No. 61 (next page) there was no uncertainty

  • Kelso laid claim to that honor with the speed and wide margin of his victory in the Woodward Stakes (below). He should have a chance to prove it soon in the International at Laurel, against Europe's best

Notre Dame-Oklahoma
Arms For Cincy
Master Points
Amateur Sport
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


14 Two Magic Numbers: 60 and 61
Early in the week Roger Maris matched Babe Ruth, and on the last day of the season he set a new record

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18 Best Race Horse in the World
Kelso can make a logical, if disputed, claim to that honor after his big victory in the Woodward Stakes

20 Hope Revives in South Bend
The country's most vociferous alumni were back in good voice after Notre Dame's easy victory over Oklahoma

22 Just Like Ike
The White House produces another golfer, but this one's a lot younger and a good deal prettier

24 Upward to Defeat
A Georgia quarterback inadvertently flies high but without result

26 Arms and the Men for Cincy
Pitchers won the pennant for Cincinnati. It's a colorful crew that will try to stop the Yankees

39 Every Man a Bridge Master
Thousands of U.S. cardplayers compete fiercely every week to keep up with the Joneses—and Charles Goren

52 The Wonders of Torino
In color photographs and words, a report on Italy's virtually undiscovered sports center

74 Voyage into a Romantic Past
A famous yachtsman describes the old-world charm of a cruise in the upper reaches of Chesapeake Bay

The departments

11 Scorecard
62 Food
65 Football's Week
68 Boating
70 Baseball
72 Amateur Sport
85 For the Record
86 19th Hole
88 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 85

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman


Next week

The Cincinnati David and the Yankee Goliath provide an intriguing Series. We report it in color and black-and-white photographs and words by Tex Maule and Walter Bingham.

The U.S. Equestrian Team has a new home in New Jersey. Three pages of color photographs show the magnificent stables and the training area on the 4,500-acre Brady estate.

Terry Baker is a 20-year-old ambidextrous quarterback at Oregon State who has revived the old-fashioned concept of the campus hero—all-round athlete, scholar and leader.