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Eddie Mathews Cover - Sports Illustrated August 16, 1954

August 16, 1954 | Albion Hughes
Alfred Vanderbilt's gray champion is just about ready to go

August 16, 1954 | Albion Hughes
UPSET BY UPSETGiant-striding Man o' War, with Johnny Loftus up, was an odds-on favorite to win the Sanford Memorial at Saratoga 35 years ago this week. But when a substitute starter sprang the...

August 16, 1954 | H. H. S. Phillips Jr.
Sports Illustrated is the newest offspring of Time Incorporated. And as with any new arrival, friends and relatives are bound to gather round and look for family likenesses.

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August 16, 1954
George Bellows, noted for boxing art, did other sports masterpieces

August 16, 1954 | Herman Hickman
from an old coach who thinks the All-Stars may beat the Lions

August 16, 1954 | Herman Hickman
Dean Cromwell, retired U.S.C. track coach: "Track coaches are the dumbest of all. If they weren't, they'd become football coaches and get paid for worrying."

August 16, 1954 | Gordon Cobbledick
Sports Editor Gordon Cobbledick considers the beanball and decides it is here to stay—unless some means is found to outlaw wildness high and inside while sanctioning it low and outside

August 16, 1954 | Gordon Cobbledick
This portrait of Greentree Stable's Tom Fool, voted Horse of the Year 1953, was presented to co-owners John Hay Whitney and Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson at a luncheon Aug. 12 in the Saratoga, N.Y....

August 16, 1954
COVER—Mark Kauffman25—Lou Carrano31—Mark Kauffman32—AP; Mark Kauffman; Toronto Telegram33—United Press (2); Keystone34, 35—top lt. to rt. George Flegal; Sovfoto; John M. "Hack" Miller; bottom lt....

August 16, 1954 | COMPILED BY ED ZERN
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

August 16, 1954
[TELEVISED EVENTS]TELEVISED EVENTS: ALL TIMES GIVEN ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

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Sports car racing teams dress the part for a reason

August 16, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
These jockey-size sluggers would look mighty big on the TV screen

August 16, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
Ezzard Charles's hero worship of featherweight Kid Chocolate strongly influenced him in making the ring his career. But it wasn't so much the Kid's dazzling KO wallop that attracted Charles as it...

August 16, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
...to play marbles in Evansville, Ind. on Sunday. Staid Boston prohibits the holding of frog-jumping contests in night clubs. In Missouri it is illegal to play any game on the Sabbath.

August 16, 1954 | The Know-It-All
You will be the newest of 17 million U.S. dog owners, most—but not all—of them happy in their choice of pets. You need not take a chance. The following information will help you select a dog that...

August 16, 1954 | William F. Talbert
He's had plenty this season and it's nobody's fault but his own

August 16, 1954
America's most beloved horse was a lady named Goldsmith Maid who raced for 13 years, set world records for the mile and gained a popularity that has yet to be excelled

August 16, 1954
Why don't we just concede this putt to each other

August 16, 1954 | Paul O'Neil

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There is the Walker Cup, the Ryder Cup, the Curtis Cup and a score of other coveted cups. But no trophy in all of golfdom is so prized by the few who have it as this one: the President's golf...

August 16, 1954
Ringside color pictures by Mark Kauffman are the best argument for the rematch between Charles and Marciano

August 16, 1954
THE BIG HEARTBREAK

August 16, 1954
The Duke of Edinburgh, an all-round athlete, leads the British Empire in sports and earns new title

August 16, 1954 | Martin Kane
The most furious trading in the U.S. nowadays goes on not in Wall Street or the Chicago grain market but among youngsters out to collect a connoisseur's fistful of baseball trading cards. The...

August 16, 1954 | Jerome Weidman
The shortest distance between two points, I was taught in school, is a straight line. Either the textbook I used has been tossed into the waste-basket or people have lost interest in moving along...

August 16, 1954 | Gerald Holland

August 16, 1954 | Gerald Holland
Estimated paid and unpaid admissions at U.S. events

August 16, 1954 | Gerald Holland
Estimated totals of individuals active in the last calendar year

August 16, 1954 | Gerald Holland
"I have played the game only a little. I think it is a fine method of relaxation for men in business life, but, like everything else which is an outside enterprise, it can undoubtedly be carried...

August 16, 1954 | Gerald Holland
"Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man and, while perfecting the body, it also makes the mind a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth."—Pope Pius...

August 16, 1954 | Gerald Holland
One of the earliest sports writers was Homer. About 3,000 years ago he covered a bout between Euryalous and Epeios and wrote:

August 16, 1954 | Gerald Holland
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first president to appropriate a White House lawn for golf practice, here completes a pitch shot to an imaginary green. The green is no longer imaginary. A real one was...

August 16, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
The Answers:

August 16, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
If a motorman sees a pointer pointing at birds in the middle of the tracks, is it his fault if he does not stop the train before hitting the dog?

August 16, 1954 | John McDonald

August 16, 1954 | John McDonald
On the wall of Dan Bailey's fly shop (above, with Bailey at counter and fly tyers behind him) hang varnished plaques, each bearing an inked tracing of a trout that weighed at least four pounds....

August 16, 1954 | John McDonald
A POWERFUL FELLOWLike many youngsters, he began weight lifting to build a body beautiful. Later, he put these muscles to use when he became a power golfer. Though he sometimes sacrifices accuracy...

August 16, 1954 | John O'Reilly
The busy engineers are back at work, flooding fairways and remote mountain glens all over the country. Most people are glad about it

August 16, 1954 | Henry P. Davis
This is the time to get your hunting partner in shape for fall

August 16, 1954 | Duane Decker
An Australian bumarin—better known as boomerang—can outfly a Mickey Mantle home run. But unlike a baseball, this sickle-shaped piece of wood will twirl right back to you

August 16, 1954 | Duane Decker
ANGLING HORSEWOMANFor the fisherman who doesn't want to get his—or her—feet wet, Dela Hudley of Granby, Colo, has the answer: fish from horseback. Mrs. Hudley has been doing just that for 50...

August 16, 1954
Hikers and golfers are among its many victims and the blistering itch can be cured only by time

August 16, 1954
SKILLFUL COUNSELJoe Welch, who emerged from the glare of the McCarthy hearings a national figure, prefers a fisherman's solitude. He likes to spend a leisurely day with his wife (above, right),...

August 16, 1954 | Red Smith
Willie Mays has made a lot, but Durocher is the real mesmerizer

August 16, 1954 | Red Smith
From Durocher this season there comes not a yip.Unassisted, the rascal has buttoned his lip!—James E. Doyle

August 16, 1954
Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned tallest headlines

August 16, 1954 | Grantland Rice
Time: 1929 U. S. Open. Place: 18th hole. The Man: Bobby Jones

August 16, 1954 | Horace Sutton
From the edge of Sandy Hook, where the ocean liners turn in toward New York with the flavor of Sandy Hook still in their rigging, to the tip of Cape May, where reminiscent sighs echo through the...