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SAILING DOWN UNDER
FOLLIES OF SPORT: 1955
Both baseball and golf have endured many trials while evolving from yesterday's informal pastimes into today's highly stylized sports. Just how durable they really are was again proved on two recent occasions. Near Oakland, Calif. ladies from the Castlewood Women's Golf Club, trying to recapture bygone days in a Roaring Twenties tournament (above), almost sent the game back to the shepherds. In New York, the celebrity patrons of two famed restaurants—Toots Shor's and "21"—staged a softball prologue to a Yankee-Giant exhibition for the benefit of sandlot baseball. Despite their fine intentions the exhibition quickly turned into a comedy of exhibitionism. By the time " Shor's Crumbums" took a slight decision from the " '21' Gentlemen," there was some question whether Abner Doubleday or whoever the responsible party was had done the right thing by the stick and the ball.
Eddie Arcaro, the jockey, finds a baseball harder to hit than a horse. Umpire let him keep swinging until he connected.
Mrs. Harvey Brackett tries hazard drive, her feet encased in cardboard cartons.
Mrs. Norman Miller putts with mallet. She won prize for best costume.
Robert E. Sherwood shows diamond to Phil Silvers, whose spectacles were fogged.
EVERYBODY GETS IN THE SWIM