SPORTSMAN OF THE
YEAR: NOMINATIONS WELCOME
Now, I repeat, now is the time for your Mr. Holland or Mr. O'Neil to sit down
and write the nominating story of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Sportsman of the Year
1957. The man: Boston's Ted Williams, of course. Ageless and peerless, you
surely must agree that he is this year's man.
I nominate Althea Gibson Sportswoman of the Year, 1957. Hers is the most
remarkable achievement to date.
When ye eds. start thinking about 1957's Sportsman of the Year, I hope they
will ask 1956 winner Bobby Morrow for his choice.
Saturday's heroes still to be reckoned with, Bobby Morrow hereby formally opens
nominations for Sportsman (or Sportswoman) of the Year with his choice: Bob
Gutowski or Floyd Patterson. The winner, who will join the distinguished
company of Roger Bannister (1954), Johnny Podres (1955) and Bobby Morrow
(1956), may already have made his mark or may as yet be unheard of. He (or she)
may be a person who made a sustained contribution to the sporting ideal—or
someone who, for a single blazing hour or day, displayed that quality described
by Ernest Hemingway as "grace under pressure." He may be amateur or
professional, a star, a trainer, an owner, a teacher, an official, a coach. In
any case, the editors, who will announce their decision in the special year-end
issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, will be grateful for help.—ED.
Another major triumph for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and a big bonus for all your
bridge-loving readers came as a happy surprise in your Sept. 16 issue.
Thank you for
giving us Charles Goren—he will fill that long-felt want: easy and practical
bridge advice for everyone.
boasts hosts of bridge addicts and admirers of Charles Goren.
I see you are going to teach bridge. So this is a "sport"...?
HENRY JEWETT GREENE
Winter Park, Fla.
...Bridge is a sport, as Culbertson used to say, "second only to
I read with interest in EVENTS & DISCOVERIES (Sept. 23) that Richard S.
Falk of Milwaukee is the father of global baseball.