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19th Hole: Some New Readers Comment On Vol. 1, No. 1
August 30, 1954
SIRS: YOU'VE SCORED TOUCHDOWN, HOME RUN, GOAL, STRIKE, EAGLE, ACE, RINGER, CHECKERED'FLAG, KNOCKOUT, FALL, ROUGE, HAT TRICK, CHECKMATE WITH YOUR FIRST ISSUE. ELMER BLASCO ST. LOUIS
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August 30, 1954

19th Hole: Some New Readers Comment On Vol. 1, No. 1

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We were interested particularly in a list of leading spectator sports and the leading participant sports. Softball, with 125 million leads for spectators followed by basketball with 95 million, baseball with 85 million, horse racing with 50 million and football with 35 million.

Of the participant sports fishing is first with 25 million, bowling second with 20 million, hunting third with 15 million, boating fourth with 10 million and golf fifth with 5 million.

Let's hope Sports Illustrated maintains the early pace it has set for itself.

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