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September 27, 1954 | Volume 1, Issue 7

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Calvin Jones Cover - Sports Illustrated September 27, 1954

September 27, 1954 | Paul O'Neil
THE RIVALS: PP 10-11; 62-63THE PLAYING FIELDS: PP 12-13SCOUTING REPORTS: PP 14-15THE ROSTERS: PP 62-63

September 27, 1954 | Gordon Cobbledick
?Casey Stengel watched unhappily as the Cleveland Indians stumbled through a pre-game warm-up at the Yankee Stadium on an early September afternoon. The Indians were leading Stengel's Yankees,...

September 27, 1954 | Gordon Cobbledick
Baseball has a jargon of its own invented by sportswriters seeking to avoid repetitive words and phrases when describing a game. Many of their inventions quite properly died the death clichés...

September 27, 1954 | Roger Kahn
?In the spring, when New York's Giants were ending a series of 21 exhibition games with the Cleveland Indians, someone asked Al Lopez to sum up the Giants' pennant chances.

September 27, 1954
The Polo Grounds is the home of the short home run, the long, long out and the biggest crowds in the National League. Record is 60,747, jammed in for a Dodger-Giant double-header in 1937

September 27, 1954
THE TAKE: Richest series ever, if it runs seven games, may draw $3,200,000 from 465,000 fans and another $1,175,000 for exclusive radio-TV rights from Gillette Safety Razor Co.

September 27, 1954
Cleveland's Municipal Stadium is the biggest in baseball, and in the view of many players has the best playing surface. Close to the center of downtown Cleveland, it is relatively easy to reach

September 27, 1954
EYES & EARS: Some 650 Sportswriters will turn out 300,000 words a day for about 125 million readers of 1,875 daily papers in the U.S. NBC-TV will take the series to an estimated 45 million...

September 27, 1954

September 27, 1954 | Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Ph.B., S.T.D.

September 27, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
The Answers:

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September 27, 1954
Star No. 3,376, champion among 3,502 Star Class sister ships, worked neatly to windward during World Star Class racing championships at Cascais, Portugal. Owner-skipper Carlos de Cardenas of Cuba...

September 27, 1954 | Herman Hickman
There is a lot of rough terrain between Pike's Peak and the Pacific, and it has bred a lot of tough football teams. The Pacific Coast Conference plays some of the fanciest football in the country;...

September 27, 1954
Though the fact was almost lost in the glare of publicity surrounding the celebrated "mile of the century," this summer's British Empire & Commonwealth Games were much more than a big track...

September 27, 1954 | Deirdre Budge

September 27, 1954
He rides, flies and sails for sport. Now his upset stomach can enjoy the trip thanks to a number of new potions which take the burps out of the bumps

September 27, 1954 | The Know-it-all
The new bicycle ageYou may not know it, but you are living in a new age of bicycling. Today there are about 22,000,000 cyclists in the U.S., roughly ten times as many as in the gay and bicycling...

September 27, 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 27, 1954 | Duane Decker
Young John Mollard of Englewood's Cherry Hills carries the clubs for a "really solid golfer" named Eisenhower

September 27, 1954 | Duane Decker
THE GRAND SLAMMEREven now a lot of people recognize this fellow on a golf course. He retired from competitive golf 24 years ago after winning the four top titles open to amateurs. A frail child...

September 27, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
St. Andrews, birthplace of golf, celebrates its 200th year

September 27, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
Is a golfer liable for slicing his ball and sending it sideways into the eye of his partner standing to his right, instead of on to the green straight ahead?

September 27, 1954
On the glorious Twelfth of August, all of Britain looks north to Scotland and the opening of the grouse-shooting season. Trains from the south are loaded with hunters headed for the moors. Like...

September 27, 1954 | Emmett Gowen
The guts of obsolete telephones are raising havoc among catfish

September 27, 1954 | Emmett Gowen
STAR-STUDDED CASTSurf casting along Laguna beach, Wagnerian Soprano Helen Traubel satisfies a great enthusiasm for fishing that goes back to her childhood. Her sports activities also include part...

September 27, 1954 | Paul R. Walker

September 27, 1954 | John O'Reilly
Somber and huge, they are monuments to the giant sequoias

September 27, 1954 | John O'Reilly
THE ERRANT GIANTIn the pennant stretch, 46 years ago this week, first baseman Fred Merkle pulled baseball's most agonizing boner. With the score tied and two out in the ninth against the...

September 27, 1954 | Red Smith
Anyway, it paid for Marty Marion, who called a ball club as he saw it

September 27, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
NEW YORK

September 27, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
Wherever Rocky Marciano goes in his green Cadillac, his punch goes too. This special license plate was first given to Rocky by Massachusetts Governor Paul Dever after Brockton's strong boy won the...

September 27, 1954 | H.H.S. Phillips Jr.
Usually when dad takes his kid to the ball game, it's a holiday occasion, garnished with a death-defying sequence of peanuts, cracker jack, hot dogs and soda pop. The old man may even indulge...

September 27, 1954 | Whitney Tower
After eyewitness survey, The Jockey Club blesses plan that would enlarge and modernize beautiful Belmont, scrap Jamaica, and place New York State racing on a new and strictly nonprofit basis

September 27, 1954
Thomas Eakins was both participant and trained observer

September 27, 1954 | Alfred Wright
BERKELEY, CALIF.

September 27, 1954 | Alfred Wright
•Notre Dame vs. Texas. Touted Texas meets untested Notre Dame in the game of the week. The Longhorns took L.S.U. last week 20-6, but the Fighting Irish aren't the Bengal Tigers from the Bayou....

September 27, 1954 | John Bentley
A driving rain, sharp turns and a 130 mph down-hill straight test the skill of drivers in the biggest Grand Prix yet at Watkins Glen

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September 27, 1954
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

September 27, 1954
5-left, Associated Press, St. Louis Post-Dispatch10, 11-International12, 13-Drawings by Matt Greene16-Courtesy University of Notre Dame21, 22-Drawings by Ajay23-Morris Rosenfeld24-left, Nuno...

September 27, 1954 | Compiled by Ed Zern
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

September 27, 1954 | Victor Kalman
At 65, Floretta McCutcheon is retiring from a unique career

September 27, 1954 | Victor Kalman
...for the business men of Meridian, Miss. to fly their kites in the streets.

September 27, 1954
A football player by chance, Glenn Scobey Warner devoted a lifetime to the game, molded it into its present image and developed some of the greatest players ever known. When he died Sept. 7,...

September 27, 1954
Dick Hyland, sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, played under Pop Warner at Stanford from 1925 to 1927:

September 27, 1954
Sirs:Congratulations to a splendid magazine. For a sports-minded family, it's terrific! I read the Knox story out loud to my sons, and I know they read between the lines, I fervently pray!

September 27, 1954
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