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April 11, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 15

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Leo Durocher Cover - Sports Illustrated April 11, 1955

April 11, 1955

April 11, 1955
In winning Jamaica's six-furlong Experimental Handicap from an undistinguished field, New England's unbeaten Boston Doge proved only that he may be the best of the nobodies-don't count on his...

April 11, 1955
A tarpon fisherman finds a wild world all his own on the lonely and pellucid sea west of Florida's Keys

April 11, 1955 | Red Smith

April 11, 1955 | Red Smith
Among the signs of spring are the first baseball trading cards, aimed at getting the small-fry mind on baseball and bubble gum. Herewith (courtesy Topps Chewing Gum, Inc.) SI presents a...

April 11, 1955 | Robert Creamer

April 11, 1955
Locker room tableau at Seminole includes (standing left to right) Ronald Balcom, Palm Beach; Paul V. Shields, New York broker; E. B. McLean, Palm Beach; Henry Ford II, Detroit auto manufacturer;...

April 11, 1955
In the handball world Fireman Vic Hershkowitz of Brooklyn is variously known as The Monster, The Octopus, The Tiger and other nicknames denoting invincible prowess. During his lengthy career the...

April 11, 1955
PREVIEW: THE AMERICAN LEAGUEThis year the American League is struggling to regain the prestige it so long enjoyed. RED SMITH considers its chances, and ROBERT CREAMER provides a once-over of such...

April 11, 1955
The subtropical maze of Florida's Everglades (left) and the chill-steeped waters of Washington's Sammamish River 4,000 miles away (right) have one thing in common: both waterways offer narrow...

April 11, 1955
Whatcha gonna do about rasslin'? SI answers this oft-asked question with a color portfolio and the observation: It may not be on the level but it's a gaudy show

April 11, 1955

April 11, 1955 | Edmund Ware Smith
The timing, contagion and nature of spring fever passeth all understanding. It is a siren hope and loveliness, a sorceress, an ache in the heart, a flame of revival in the human soul. It is a...

April 11, 1955 | Pat Frank
There's a new popular course at Florida colleges—angling, yet!

April 11, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
American skiers caught up, but the champ is still a European

April 11, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
After two weekends of races in Vermont and New Hampshire, the 1956 Olympic alpine skiing team was chosen:

April 11, 1955
Fifty-odd years ago a wealthy British bloodstock expert, Colonel Hall Walker, decided to establish the greatest stud farm in the world. He looked around for a site and eventually picked on 1,000...

April 11, 1955 | Budd Schulberg
A jeer for Saxton and a tear for Graham

April 11, 1955 | William F. Talbert
The pros try a new scoring plan

April 11, 1955
9—drawings by Roy Doty12-14—drawings by Ajay22—U.P., Grey Villet-LIFE, Ralph Morse-LIFE, U.P.23—A.P., I.N.P., UP. (2)24—A.P., Mark Kauffman, A.P., I.N.P., U.P., A.P.25—Gordon Coster, I.N.P.; John...

April 11, 1955 | John O'Reilly
A famous photographer takes her last picture

April 11, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
MANFRED VON MAUTNER-MARKHOF JR.,ViennaPresident Austrian-Dutch Society:"Yes. We will regard it as a great honor if Austria gets the 1960 Winter Olympics. Nothing is more important. The good will...

April 11, 1955 | Herman Hickman
Coach Andy Gustafson has the system and the men

April 11, 1955 | Herman Hickman
The "drive series" is based on fullback fake or fullback carrying the ball. The quarterback takes ball from center as in split T offense. On both the inside and outside drives (see diagrams) the...

April 11, 1955 | William H. White
Laceration of the meniscus—medical jargon for what everyone else knows better as "trick knee"—plagues most sports and worries many sportsmen. It can occur when playing football or basketball,...

April 11, 1955 | Rip Arnold
One fault I notice in a good many golfers is a misunderstanding of when to turn on the power in their swing—or, to say it another way, when to concentrate on the speed of the club head. These...

April 11, 1955
The pitching got better after the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Robins passed the tough 17th inning of the longest game in all baseball history

April 11, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIOALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

April 11, 1955 | Compiled by Ed Zern
KEY TO SYMBOLSFG = fishing good; FF = fishing fair; FP= fishing poor. OG = outlook good; OP=outlook poor.

April 11, 1955
SIRS:YOUR MASTERS TOURNAMENT STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN LAST WEEK'S ISSUE ARE BOTH DESERVING OF THE HIGHEST PRAISE. I DOUBT IF ANYTHING ALONG THESE LINES HAS EVER BEEN DONE BY A MAGAZINE IN QUITE AS...

April 11, 1955
A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

April 11, 1955 | Harry Phillips
A few days ago the luck of the draw placed me in an airplane seat alongside an old friend, Craig Wood. As I now calculate it, he was one of 11 men in the whole U.S. who would have been ideal...