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April 18, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 16

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Al Rosen Cover - Sports Illustrated April 18, 1955

April 18, 1955

April 18, 1955
Bookies in Philadelphia (Blinky Palermo's home grounds), Wilmington and Trenton were simultaneously deluged with bets on underdog Tony DeMarco just a few hours before Blinky's 3-1 favorite, Johnny...

April 18, 1955
Dr. Cary Middlecoff, the Masters winner, waited out his birdies and conquered lovely Augusta National, one of golf's works of art

April 18, 1955 | Red Smith

April 18, 1955 | Red Smith
Baseball's opening day found the bubblegum season in full stride, small collectors scurrying everywhere in their determination to get every trading card available, including the choice selection...

April 18, 1955 | Robert Creamer

April 18, 1955
...BUT IS IT GOOD FORM?A familiar dictum of sport is that it matters far less who wins or loses than how the game is played. This precept of physical and ethical form was severely buffeted about...

April 18, 1955 | Victor Kalman

April 18, 1955
The art of cutting cattle out of the herd, like bronco riding, is a sport which has grown out of old-time ranch work in the West. In recent years, however, it has been carried to the arena and is...

April 18, 1955

April 18, 1955 | Albion Hughes
Even with his penalties, they can't catch Hartack

April 18, 1955 | Hart Stilwell
A Texan's accidental discovery promises to revitalize U.S. angling

April 18, 1955 | Martin Kane

April 18, 1955
Austen Lake reports that Frankie Carbo has kept his word to Jim Norris and Tony DeMarco, the new welter champ, is safely in the IBC camp

April 18, 1955
Jack Slack, a dirty fighter with a hard punch, ended Jack Broughton's distinguished reign as heavyweight champion of England 205 years ago this week. Temporarily blinded after a few minutes of...

April 18, 1955 | John O'Reilly
One of the strangest pageants of nature occurs in the West every spring when sage grouse gather at traditional prairie mating grounds and strut before their ladies

April 18, 1955
13-16—drawings by Ajay17-19—Jay Leviton—BS20—Walter Bennett—TIME24—Hy Peskin25—George Skadding—LIFE, Arthur Siegel, INP, Mark Kauffman26—Mark Kauffman, William Jacobbellis-Burchman, Ralph...

April 18, 1955 | Compiled by ED ZERN
KEY TO SYMBOLS

April 18, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind

April 18, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
Emmett Cary Middlecoff was born to both dentistry and golf. His father, Dr. Herman, who has a lucrative dental practice in the Middlecoffs' home town of Memphis, is also a low-handicap golfer, and...

April 18, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
Stan Leonard, Canadian star who finished with 292, fired one of Augusta's six sub-70 rounds, but suffered generally from low trajectory with his fairway woods.... Dick Mayer (293) was wild off...

April 18, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
MRS. FREDERICK R. WEISSMAN, Palm BeachHousewife"No. In England it isn't cricket for a wife to call a club to see if her husband is there. It's his refuge. That's the way it should be. There's only...

April 18, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Where do you think your team will finish in the pennant race this year?

April 18, 1955 | Julius Boros
Golfers seem to have two ambitions above all others: they would like to be able to drive as long as the pros and to be able to stop their approaches on the greens the way the pros can. Much...

April 18, 1955
Matchwit is the only duet crossword in the world. To solve it, couples may sit opposite each other at a card table or well-balanced lapboard. At the signal, both contestants start solving. The...

April 18, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIOALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

April 18, 1955
Sirs:I recall that I wrote in the preface to Herb Wind's book, , that he was a "fine, sensitive writer on the game" of golf. Certainly no better proof of this appraisal could be had than the...

April 18, 1955
A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

April 18, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Many times I think of that morning at Camp Nine. We have spent the night there, Hillary and I, in our little tent at almost 28,000 feet, which is the highest that men have ever slept. It has been...