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PAT ON THE BACK
May 16, 1955
A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not its tallest headlines
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May 16, 1955

Pat On The Back

A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not its tallest headlines

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ALLIE REYNOLDS & SON
Some day Allie Dale Reynolds hopes to follow his famous father into the major leagues. Now 18, he pitches for Classen High School in Oklahoma City, already has a no-hitter. Young Allie is headed for Oklahoma U. to study petroleum engineering, then perhaps on to a pro career. Allie Sr., retired Yankee star, is noncommittal on his son's pitching future: "He looks green."

JIM BREWER
At 16, Jim Brewer of Phoenix, Ariz. is the youngest ever to vault 14 feet in competition. A sophomore at North Phoenix High School, Jim cleared 14 feet 2 inches to break the national high school record. He hopes to top 15 feet by next year and make the '56 Olympic team, after which he aims to enter University of Southern California. His ultimate jumping aim: 16 feet.

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