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KEY TO GALLERY OF HEADLINERS
Gerald Holland
January 03, 1955
1—Allegra Mertz, Women's North American All Class Sailing champion.2—Gene Walet, Men's North American All Class Sailing champion.3—Roy Norton, fly casting expert.4—Stanley Sayres, owner of Gold Cup winner Slo-Mo-Shun V.5—Tom Gola, All-America center from La Salle.6—Rocky Marciano, successfully defended heavyweight title twice.7—Pat McCormick, winner of five AAU diving titles.8—Willie Mays, National League's leading batter and MVP.9—Shelley Mann, winner of five AAU swimming titles.10—Ford Konno, set records in 220-yard, 200-and 400-meter free style.11—Carola Mandel, first woman to win National Skeet Shooting title.12—Nick Egan, winner of Grand American Handicap trap shoot.13—Parry O'Brien, first man to put 16-pound shot over 60 feet.14—Len Hutton, captain of England's cricket team.15—Stein Eriksen, world's top skier.16—Jim (Dusty) Rhodes, won first game of Series for Giants with pinch-hit homer.17—Babe Zaharias, conquered cancer, won National Women's Open.18—Billy Joe Patton, amateur golfing sensation.19—Ed Furgol, winner of National Open.20—Valentine Mouratov, leader of World Champion Russian gymnastic squad.21—Pierre Etchebaster, court tennis champion since 1928.22—Guillermo, jai alai star.23—Vic Seixas, National Singles champion, ranked No. 1 in U.S. 24—Maureen Connolly, women's singles winner at Wimbledon.25—Eduardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencing ace.26—Jean Richards, international archery champion.27—Guy Zimmerman, world champion horse-shoe pitcher.28—Willie Mosconi, pocket billiard star.29—Wing Commander, top show horse of all time.30—Don Carter, Bowler of Year.31—J. Ken Watson of Canada, star curling performer.32—Terry Brennan, 26, coached Notre Dame to 9-1 record in his first season.33—Otto Graham, quarter-backed Cleveland Browns to NFL title.34—Buddy Parker, coach of Detroit Lions.35—Mikhail Botvinnik, world's top chess player, captain of Russian team.36—Doug Hepburn of Canada, winner heavyweight weightlifting title at Empire Games.37—Eddie Choong of Malaya, winner of All-England and U.S. Men's Singles Badminton.38—Vic Hershkowitz, winner 15th U.S. handball title.39—Ichiro Ogimura of Japan, World Table Tennis Singles champion.40—Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, Ohio State All-America halfback.41—Jim Kimberly, sports car racing champion.42—Jimmy Bryan, National AAA Big Car champion.43—Hayes Alan Jenkins, Men's Figure Skating champion.44—Tenley Albright, Women's Figure Skating champion.45—Eddie Arcaro, top jockey.46—Nashua, top 2-year-old colt.47—Fausto Coppi of Italy, world champion cyclist.48—Hans Winkler of Germany, equestrian star.49—Cecil Smith, top-ranking polo player.50—Jim Fitzsimmons, veteran horse trainer.51—Ch. Bang Away, first to win 100 best-in-shows.52—Ch. Rise and Shine, best-in-show at Westminster.53—Maurice Richard, hockey's outstanding (400 goals) star.54—Roger Bannister, SI's Sportsman of the Year.55—Fritz Feierabend, pilot of world champion Swiss bobsled team.
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Key To Gallery Of Headliners

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1—Allegra Mertz, Women's North American All Class Sailing champion.
2—Gene Walet, Men's North American All Class Sailing champion.
3—Roy Norton, fly casting expert.
4—Stanley Sayres, owner of Gold Cup winner Slo-Mo-Shun V.
5—Tom Gola, All-America center from La Salle.
6—Rocky Marciano, successfully defended heavyweight title twice.
7—Pat McCormick, winner of five AAU diving titles.
8—Willie Mays, National League's leading batter and MVP.
9—Shelley Mann, winner of five AAU swimming titles.
10—Ford Konno, set records in 220-yard, 200-and 400-meter free style.
11—Carola Mandel, first woman to win National Skeet Shooting title.
12—Nick Egan, winner of Grand American Handicap trap shoot.
13—Parry O'Brien, first man to put 16-pound shot over 60 feet.
14—Len Hutton, captain of England's cricket team.
15—Stein Eriksen, world's top skier.
16—Jim (Dusty) Rhodes, won first game of Series for Giants with pinch-hit homer.
17—Babe Zaharias, conquered cancer, won National Women's Open.
18—Billy Joe Patton, amateur golfing sensation.
19—Ed Furgol, winner of National Open.
20—Valentine Mouratov, leader of World Champion Russian gymnastic squad.
21—Pierre Etchebaster, court tennis champion since 1928.
22—Guillermo, jai alai star.
23—Vic Seixas, National Singles champion, ranked No. 1 in U.S.
24—Maureen Connolly, women's singles winner at Wimbledon.
25—Eduardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencing ace.
26—Jean Richards, international archery champion.
27—Guy Zimmerman, world champion horse-shoe pitcher.
28—Willie Mosconi, pocket billiard star.
29—Wing Commander, top show horse of all time.
30—Don Carter, Bowler of Year.
31—J. Ken Watson of Canada, star curling performer.
32—Terry Brennan, 26, coached Notre Dame to 9-1 record in his first season.
33—Otto Graham, quarter-backed Cleveland Browns to NFL title.
34—Buddy Parker, coach of Detroit Lions.
35—Mikhail Botvinnik, world's top chess player, captain of Russian team.
36—Doug Hepburn of Canada, winner heavyweight weightlifting title at Empire Games.
37—Eddie Choong of Malaya, winner of All-England and U.S. Men's Singles Badminton.
38—Vic Hershkowitz, winner 15th U.S. handball title.
39—Ichiro Ogimura of Japan, World Table Tennis Singles champion.
40—Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, Ohio State All-America halfback.
41—Jim Kimberly, sports car racing champion.
42—Jimmy Bryan, National AAA Big Car champion.
43—Hayes Alan Jenkins, Men's Figure Skating champion.
44—Tenley Albright, Women's Figure Skating champion.
45—Eddie Arcaro, top jockey.
46—Nashua, top 2-year-old colt.
47—Fausto Coppi of Italy, world champion cyclist.
48—Hans Winkler of Germany, equestrian star.
49—Cecil Smith, top-ranking polo player.
50—Jim Fitzsimmons, veteran horse trainer.
51—Ch. Bang Away, first to win 100 best-in-shows.
52—Ch. Rise and Shine, best-in-show at Westminster.
53—Maurice Richard, hockey's outstanding (400 goals) star.
54—Roger Bannister, SI's Sportsman of the Year.
55—Fritz Feierabend, pilot of world champion Swiss bobsled team.

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