March 16, 1964
March 16, 1964

Table of Contents
March 16, 1964

A Large Field
  • With no superteam dominating the entries in the National Collegiate basketball tournament, the four that fight their way to the semifinal round this week will come through scarred and battle-weary. Here, on their records and potential, are those likeliest to be alive when the show moves on to Kansas City

  • Never popular with club owners because he lifted baseball's flannel curtain in his irreverent books (The Long Season and Pennant Race, both bestsellers) and in his magazine articles, Pitcher-Author Jim Brosnan passed from the Chicago Cubs to the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cincinnati Reds and, quite early last season, to the Chicago White Sox. This winter, at the age of 34—which is late middle age as ballplayers go—Brosnan seemed near the end of the major league trail. What follows here is his own account, sometimes funny and sometimes bitter, of his contract negotiations with the White Sox—negotiations that have left Brosnan, temporarily at least, unemployed.

Gordie Howe
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


16 Driven Beyond Dignity
A Western newsman reports the chilling inside story of Japan's world champion girls' volleyball team

This is an article from the March 16, 1964 issue

20 A Large Field of Unfavorites
The four teams that make the semifinals of the NCAA basketball tournament will be battle-scarred

24 This Pitcher May Need Relief
Jim Brosnan tells the story of his release by the White Sox, who don't care for writing pitchers

30 Howe: the Why of the Red Wings
Off the ice, Detroit's top hockey player is just another shy athlete; on it he is an entire team

40 When the Shad Come Home
Their spring spawning run up coastal rivers provides good sport and good food for the fisherman

52 Goren's New Bridge Formula
There is more to winning table tactics than just playing the cards well. Last of five installments

68 If O'Hara Really Tries...
If Chicago the world's fastest indoor miler shows he will be even better once he gains confidence

70 Meet the Mad Livingstons
They may not get any glory out of America's Cup racing, but they are sure to have some fun

The departments

8 Scorecard
63 People
64 Golf
66 Boxing
68 Track
83 For the Record
84 Basketball's Week
86 19th Hole

Cover painting by Bernie Fuchs

Acknowledgments on page 83


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