Oct. 18, 1965
Oct. 18, 1965

Table of Contents
Oct. 18, 1965

Yesterday/Ruth's Called Shot
World Series
  • The World Series opened on a slightly shocking note when Zoilo Versalles and the underdog Minnesota Twins upended Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, the supposedly unbeatable titans of the Los Angeles Dodger pitching staff. But when the Series switched from the shores of Gitche-Gumee to the smogbound coast of California, the Dodgers' pitching recovered fast. Minnesota's runaway was halted, and the capricious pendulum of victory swung the other way

Unscrambled East
Football's Week
  • In a year distinguished more for its upsets than for any sort of consistency, the favorites finally came through—and by comfortable margins, for a change. Arkansas and Texas coasted on their tough defenses to set up a mighty showdown this Saturday. Nebraska and USC looked ominously strong, the surprising boys of Georgia and the sudden monsters of Michigan State were marvelous again and so, in their negative way, were West Virginia's curious Mountaineers (below), who eschew defense for points, points, points

Horse Racing
Odd Sport
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


28 Dodgers Down—and Up
Minnesota stunned Los Angeles' strong pitching staff, but then the Dodgers rallied in hospitable Chavez Ravine

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36 The Cards Unscramble the East
With Charley Johnson throwing and fine runners finding holes, St. Louis goes for the lead in a tangled race

40 There's No Show Biz like Nobis
Texas Linebacker Tommy Nobis is big, talented, dedicated—and the best defensive player in college football

56 Football's Week
West Virginia's Mountaineers are so accustomed to adversity they become apologetic when they score

64 Shotguns in the Field
Two experts advise the 15 million hunters who will go afield this year on basic shotgun handling

79 Byron's Boys Beat the British
The U.S. Ryder Cup team gets firm leadership from Byron Nelson, and lots of birdies, too, as it wins in England

94 A Mighty Odd Sport
There was a time when you had to be really nutty to surf, but now you just need to be a little bit nutty

The departments

21 Scorecard
56 Football's Week
74 People
79 Golf
86 Horse Racing
90 Bridge
115 For the Record
116 19th Hole

Credits on page 115

Cover photograph by Lawrence Schiller


Next week

Pro basketball's perennial champs, the Celtics, have aging, injury-prone stars but, says Bill Russell, they have the savvy to win, and he reveals how he psychs his opponents.

It's high noon now in the Southwest, where Texas takes on Arkansas in college football's most critical game to date. From Fayetteville, Dan Jenkins reports on the battle.

Two thousand pheasants are downed on a Scottish hunt that offers a stimulating combination of action and elegance. A member of the shoot, Banker Walter Bimson, describes it.