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WHEN IT'S 3 AND 2

April 13, 1964
April 13, 1964

Table of Contents
April 13, 1964

Golfing Cowboy
The Dancer
Basketball
  • By Tom C. Brody

    In this Olympic sport the U.S. has shown that you can, and the 1964 Tokyo squad will continue that winning tradition. There seems to be a natural, happy affinity between the American boy and the basketball

Motor Sports
Bridge
Johnny Keane
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Departments

WHEN IT'S 3 AND 2

THE BASES ARE LOADED, TWO MEN ARE OUT AND THE COUNT ON THE BATTER IS FULL—THREE BALLS AND TWO STRIKES. TO ARTIST BERNIE FUCHS, THIS IS BASEBALL'S MOST DRAMATIC MOMENT, AND HE RECORDS HIS IMPRESSIONS OF IT, OBSERVED IN SEVERAL GAMES, ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES. AS AN OUTFIELDER CROUCHES IN READINESS (RIGHT), THE MOMENT IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED, WHEN OUT FROM THE DUGOUT HUSTLES THE MANAGER (NEXT PAGE) FOR A BRIEF, WORRIED WORD WITH HIS PITCHER AND CATCHER. AFTER HE LEAVES, THE PITCHER FINGERS THE RESIN BAG, TUGS AT HIS CAP AND LOOKS TO THE CATCHER FOR THE SIGN. THIS IS HABIT; THE PITCH—CURVE, SLIDER OR FAST BALL—HAS BEEN SETTLED WITH THE MANAGER. THE PITCHER STRETCHES, AND THE MOMENT MOVES TOWARD DECISION.

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THE ARTIST'S MONTAGE CONTINUES (LEFT) AS ONE BATTER AWAITS THE PITCH. A MOMENT LATER, WITH ALL THREE RUNNERS MOVING, ANOTHER BATTER IN THE SAME SITUATION SWINGS AND DRIVES THE BALL DEEP. THE OUTFIELDER RACES TO THE BARRIER (NEXT PAGE) AND LEAPS. THE FINAL ACT—A HOME RUN OR THE LAST OUT—IS AN INSTANT AWAY.

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