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September 20, 1954 | Volume 1, Issue 6

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated September 20, 1954

September 20, 1954 | Roger Kahn
Casey Stengel's proud Yankees, playing at a clip that has won them five World Championships, went into Cleveland this week and met a better team—the 1954 Cleveland Indians, who did not "choke up"

September 20, 1954 | Roger Kahn
In six years as manager of the Yankees, Casey Stengel has won five World Championships. This year, ironically, the Yankees have played at a better clip than ever. Yankee victories (with 11 games...

September 20, 1954 | Roger Kahn
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...The Milwaukee Braves got lost in a hurricane, the Brooklyn Dodgers just missed being scalped and the New York Giants walked innocently into the path of an onrushing...

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I wonder if, in those huddles,They're always talking shop;I told Randy to hint to FrankTo ask me to the hop.

September 20, 1954
In one mighty, man-high lunge a wild bronco throws his rider to the ground and menaces him with pawing hooves

September 20, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
The Answers:

September 20, 1954
MARILYN'S BIG SURPRISE

September 20, 1954 | Roger Treat
The Detroit Lions, National League football champions the past two years, are out this season to do the unprecedented—win three championships in a row. In preseason games they looked lethal (top,...

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What may be the best running attack in professional football history was displayed last week by the San Francisco 49ers against a defensively bolstered Los Angeles Rams team and was good enough to...

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Never was there such a year for heroics in minor-league baseball, never so many headline heroes

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Herb Score, 21, Indianapolis, pitcher.To: Indians.

September 20, 1954 | William Heuman

September 20, 1954 | Robert Shaplen

September 20, 1954 | Robert Shaplen
DANIEL R. TOPPING and DEL E. WEBB, Co-ownersGEORGE M. WEISS, General ManagerWILLIAM O. DeWITT, Assistant General ManagerCASEY STENGEL, ManagerLEE MacPHAIL, Farm System Chief

September 20, 1954 | John O'reilly
The survivors of America's tallest birds will be "escorted" south

September 20, 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 its tallest headlines

September 20, 1954 | Charles L. Cadieux
Modern fish poisoning helps sportsmen but doesn't foul the water

September 20, 1954 | The Know-it-all
The woods are fun...Our country's extensive woodland areas have always been a source of pleasure for millions of Americans. Roughly half of our population takes to the woods some time each year to...

September 20, 1954 | Arthur Morse
They lack strength and stamina because schools concentrate on "stars" and neglect those who need physical education the most

September 20, 1954 | James Reston
New York Times Troubled by New York's seeming indifference to the world's serious state, James Reston, the distinguished Washington correspondent of the New York Times, last week sought an...

September 20, 1954 | James Reston
One of these figures seems about ready to drill a high, hard one down through the middle. Actually, they are pre-Columbian figurines from Colima, on the west coast of Mexico.

September 20, 1954 | Robert N. Bavier Jr.
A young skipper and his able crew win the Mallory Cup for the second year

September 20, 1954 | Robert N. Bavier Jr.
THE CHEERFUL LOSERA gallant challenger, Sir Thomas Lip-ton (left) saw his last hope to win the America's Cup, symbolic of the world's yachting supremacy, lost at sea 24 years ago this week. In...

September 20, 1954 | Herman Hickman

September 20, 1954 | Herman Hickman
•California vs. Oklahoma. This is the big one. Cal is ready and willing. Oklahoma's only losses in recent years have been early season affairs. I'll have to take OKLAHOMA.

September 20, 1954 | Harry Phillips
Now that we are riding hard into our sixth week of publication, I thought you might like to look at a guidepost which marked the trail at the very start. An early document of SI is one which...

September 20, 1954 | Albion Hughes
A little-known American has now won both the Derby and the St. Leger

September 20, 1954 | Albion Hughes
Champion Edgerstoune Troubadour, a 5-year-old brindle Scots terrier, owned by Dr. and Mrs. W. Stewart Carter of Buechel, Ky., was named best in show at the 37th Westchester Kennel Club dog show...

September 20, 1954 | Paul Gallico

September 20, 1954 | Paul Gallico
New Orleans teaches swordplay to its youngstersA hundred years ago the ground beneath a clump of oak trees in what is now New Orleans' city park was often watered with the blood of hot-tempered...

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New Orleans teaches swordplay to its youngsters

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Now a man can wear his coat when it's July in October

September 20, 1954 | Duane Decker
Once a small-boy pest, the trusty slingshot is becoming a respected sporting weapon

September 20, 1954 | Horace Sutton
When its three golf courses are decorated with fall colors this West Virginia resort is one of the most pleasant anywhere

September 20, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
As a pro Frank should find the tournaments harder and life easier

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4-left, Lisa Larsen-LIFE; right, Richard Meek, Courtesy "Flight Photograph," United Press5-l. to r., Sue Green-berg, Pierre Boulat, International, Alfred Eisenstaedt-LIFE13-bottom, United Press14,...

September 20, 1954 | Red Smith
The decision was by the book but Milwaukee was done wrong

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[TV]TV[NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

September 20, 1954 | Compiled by Ed Zern
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable source

September 20, 1954 | William F. Talbert
It was a season of upsets, surprises, and one bright hope fulfilled

September 20, 1954 | Maria Yen
It was lost to Chinese students when the calisthenics-crazy Reds took over

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IS IT CRICKET?Sirs:The picture of Col. Andrew Jones (SI, Aug. 30) standing with his foot on a 670-pound bluefin tuna calls to mind an incident that occurred in the presence of the writer in 1938,...

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"I'll slow down if you will."