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September 13, 1954 | Volume 1, Issue 5

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated September 13, 1954

September 13, 1954 | Herman Hickman

September 13, 1954 | Herman Hickman
...you have to be ready for a hard time first. This is about the second week of practice, and it hasn't been much fun so far. In fact, you feel more like a football than a player:

September 13, 1954 | Herman Hickman
To gather the material on which he based his choice of the eleven top football squads for 1954, Herman Hickman personally interviewed hundreds of coaches, players and sports writers. His travels...

September 13, 1954 | Herman Hickman
•The two-platoon system will be used by many of the better teams this fall. Yes, I've read the rules.

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Last week two fishermen who have other interests in common went fishing together near Fraser, Colo, (see cut). Both knew what they were doing, and why. Both, like other fishing Presidents, have...

September 13, 1954
Time is running out fast as the Yankees strain to catch the Indians and the Dodgers stumble behind the Giants

September 13, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
The Answers:

September 13, 1954
THE BIG WINNERS

September 13, 1954 | Dan Parker

September 13, 1954
A wildcat, for whom a mouse is not too small or a deer too big to kill, lives by stealth and savagery. Men hunt this 25-pound bobtailed hellion from ocean to ocean for sport and to preserve game...

September 13, 1954 | Dr. Charles S. Houston

September 13, 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.

September 13, 1954 | Philip Wylie
There's a submarine feud abrewing between skin divers and anglers

September 13, 1954 | The Know-it-all
It's new and popularThough skin diving goes back thousands of years, spear-fishing as a sport did not come into its own until about 20 years ago. With the development in recent years of...

September 13, 1954
Carola Mandel is best-dressed woman on the firing line

September 13, 1954 | John Bentley

September 13, 1954 | John Bentley
Juan Manuel Fangio, "The Master," is a 43-year-old Argentinian ex-mechanic who in seven years has twice reached the pinnacle of World Championship against the elite of European Grand Prix drivers....

September 13, 1954 | John Bentley
The Strategic Air Command's program of national airfield races, initiated in 1952 by General Curtis LeMay and sponsored by the SCCA, gave tremendous impetus to the revival of sports-car...

September 13, 1954 | John Bentley
Italian Grand Prix (Monza) 315 miles—1, Fangio (Mercedes); 2, Hawthorn (Ferrari); 3, Maglioli (Ferrari), Gonzales (Ferrari), tied. Time: 2:47.47 9/10

September 13, 1954
Racing stock outboards is like stock-car racing, with a notable difference—the driver of a "flying pancake" must be able to swim

September 13, 1954 | Red Smith
Anyone looking for Walter Alston won't find him in the public eye

September 13, 1954
3-bottom, Associated Press4-top, Will Jorvis, Associated Press; left, Bruce N. Crandall, Ray Chapin; right, Al Wilson5-Walter Bennett6-Hy Peskin-LIFE, Stan Lee-Graphic House11-bottom, Roy...

September 13, 1954 | Red Smith
Erskine and Loes,But then who goes?SID FRIEDLANDER, NEW YORK POST

September 13, 1954 | H.H.S. Phillips Jr.
The first thumping, thudding sounds of football come at the end of summer—from exhibitions, the All-Star game, and the early pickup practices on vacant lots; and this Saturday the small, eager...

September 13, 1954 | Duane Decker
He's from a top-notch trapshooting family. Here's what it's like to be a boy among men in the Grand American Handicap Tournament

September 13, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
These drawings by Paul Peck reveal the structure of the two men who fight for the heavyweight championship next week but as Budd Schulberg points out mind may triumph over muscles

September 13, 1954
As the Baltimore Orioles, the former St. Louis Browns are the same old cellar-dwellers. Sports Editor J. Roy Stockton, who knew them in good times and bad, examines their history and the sad...

September 13, 1954 | Albion Hughes
Racing on grass in the U.S. gets a boost from Elizabeth Regina

September 13, 1954 | Robert N. Bavier Jr.
The indomitable Mrs. Mertz is the best woman sailor in American waters

September 13, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
In the Curtis Cup the ladies politely played some very good golf

September 13, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
LONG-BALL HITTERBobby Jones once said, "This fellow has the best swing I ever saw." But he meant in golf. For 17 years the "fellow" has been winning top tournaments with long drives and...

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•TELEVISED EVENTS: ALL TIMES GIVEN ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

September 13, 1954 | Compiled by Ed Zern
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

September 13, 1954
A Hundred years or so ago an early baseball coach waggled an admonishing finger at a chin-whiskered rookie and said, "The first rule in hitting a baseball is: 'Keep your eye on the ball from the...

September 13, 1954
Over 8,000 people watched America and Ireland vie for the world's rifle championship in a day-long match, unsettled until the final shot

September 13, 1954 | Victor Kalman
Joe the man still keeps Joe the bowler out of the Hall of Fame

September 13, 1954 | Victor Kalman
SUDDEN LEAP TO FAMEUsing his spectacular jump finish, Charley Paddock bolstered his reputation as "the world's fastest human" by winning-two American sprint titles 30 years ago this week. In both...

September 13, 1954
BANG! BANG!Sirs:California's deer season opened with the usual oddities. One hunter used a 30-30 rifle as a cane in jumping across a creek. He fell, the gun discharged and the bullet struck his...

September 13, 1954
"Katzmeyer is not blind as a bat...Katzmeyer is not blind as a bat...Katzmeyer is not..."