Aug. 31, 1964
Aug. 31, 1964

Table of Contents
Aug. 31, 1964

  • Three weeks ago the Yankees were leading the American League and, as Yogi Berra put it, the Orioles and White Sox would 'have to come and get us.' They did, but good, and pushed New York into third place. Now Baltimore and Chicago are going at it ferociously in their last clashes of the season

Don Garlits
Tense Sailor
Harness Racing
Horse Racing
Kid Galahad
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


14 They Went and Got 'Em
Yogi Berra said the Orioles and While Sox had to "come and get us." In a furious round robin, they did

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20 Tokyo's Spectacular Playground
Only an hour from the city is a huge national park which will rival the Olympics as an attraction this fall

26 Fame and Terror at 200 Mph
As king of the hot rodders, Don Garlits has earned renown and money—but he lives with haunting fear

36 When a Golf Course Turns on You
Satirist Robert Osborn depicts the hapless horror of the golfer who discovers his course has become a monster

46 Tense Skipper for a Taut Ship
Bill Cox of American Eagle has made a 24-hour-a-day commitment to victory and expects no less of his crew

60 Quadrangle Splashes Ahead
By winning strongly in the mud at Saratoga, Quadrangle moved toward the 3-year-old championship

64 The Pride of Kid Galahad, Inc.
He is Heavyweight Jim Beattie, a giant of a boxer, who is being nursed along toward a shot at the title

The departments

6 Scorecard
49 Golf
54 People
56 Golf
58 Harness Racing
60 Horse Racing
63 Bridge
76 Baseball's Week
78 For the Record
79 19th Hole

Acknowledgments on page 78

Cover photograph by Herb Scharfman


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THE PRO FOOTBALL ISSUE: Dollar signs dangle in profusion over the 1964 season. It will be by far the most prosperous for the NFL, and the AFL happily looks forward to 1965, when its lucrative TV contract takes effect. Starting with the problems faced by Al-lie Sherman and his New York Giants, Tex Maule scouts the NFL and tells how each club shapes up. Edwin Shrake does the same for the AFL. Morton Sharnik, Photographer Neil Leifer and Artist Robert Handville combine to show how the Green Bay Packers, best blocking team in football, go about their business. George (Walter Mitty) Plimpton plays quarterback for the Detroit Lions. Plus all of the regular weekly news reports and features.