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June 06, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 23

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated June 06, 1955

June 06, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Two weeks ago the various departments of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED got together to consider the progress of the 41 eventful weeks that had passed since August 16, 1954 when our first issue appeared. A...

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A three-man conquest of the four-minute mile, run with relative casualness at London's White City Stadium, highlighted one of the most exciting sports weeks of the year:

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Synchronized swimming, long considered nothing more than an exhibition, has found new popularity as a full-grown sport

June 06, 1955 | Lee Griggs
Easy to learn and easy to look at, synchronized swimming offers an appealing combination of bright costumes, flowing strokes and perfect coordination

June 06, 1955 | Alfred Wright
A home-town boy from Indianapolis—Bob Sweikert driving salmon-pink No. 6—won the 500-mile Memorial Day race, but the victory celebration was muted by the death that earlier overtook 'the 500's'...

June 06, 1955 | Alfred Wright
Bill Vukovich, also known as Wild Bill and Vukie, was a foot-grinding daredevil who considered the Indianapolis "500" his own special race. While other drivers scorched lesser tracks on the racing...

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TRIPLE MIRACLE...TRIPLE PLAY...AND THREE FOR ARNIE SOWELL

June 06, 1955 | Robert Shaplen

June 06, 1955 | Horace Sutton
A few offbeat—and onbeat—tips for overseas vacationers

June 06, 1955 | Paul O'Neil
Navy's Rusty Callow doesn't regret the million he might have made in the logging business and doesn't even mind ending the longest winning streak in crew history—if he can get another started

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On the mound for the Detroit Tigers—but only after hours—stands a highly effective performer: an untiring rotary spray which does its best to keep the playing field lush and green. The mechanical...

June 06, 1955 | Robert Creamer
AN ANGEL OF DARKNESS NAMED SAL THE BARBER, WHO BEAT THE DODGERS AS USUAL, TURNED OUT TO BE THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT IN A BLACK WEEK FOR THE GIANTS

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Twenty-five years ago this week Aga Khan's Blenheim II, 18-1, astounded a crowd of 500,000 by winning the 151st running of the English Derby at Epsom Downs. Blenheim was part of a two horse entry...

June 06, 1955 | Paul Richards
ON THE USE OF PINCH HITTERS: TYPE THEM ACCORDING TO THEIR HITTING CHARACTERISTICS; USE THEM WISELY TO DO MOST GOOD

June 06, 1955 | Herman Hickman
A SALUTE TO THE JAVELIN AND ITS PRACTITIONERS—ONE OF WHOM, BUD HELD, IS SHOWING THOSE FINNS A THING OR TWO

June 06, 1955 | Herman Hickman
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12—Richard Meek16—drawings by Ajay23—Drawings by James Caraway28—A.P., Richard Meek29—Evan Peskin, N.Y. Daily News Photos by Frank Hurley (3), Hy Peskin30—left, Brickett-Marchese (2); right, Leon...

June 06, 1955 | Whitney Tower
NASHUA SET A NEW RECORD IN THE PREAKNESS BECAUSE AN OLD RIVAL NAMED SARATOGA DECIDED IT WAS FINALLY TIME TO "RUN HIS RACE"

June 06, 1955 | William F. Talbert
CONTROVERSY HERE AND THERE: ON JACK KRAMER'S BLAST ABOUT MONEY-MAKING AMATEURS AND HOPMAN'S DAVIS CUP CAMPAIGN

June 06, 1955 | Joe Novak
I have rarely seen a consistently good golfer who did not have excellent balance. The feet, of course, are the key to balance or the lack of it. In addressing the ball, many golfers stand with...

June 06, 1955
As a home remedy for the old, familiar backache, massage has an ancient—and often misunderstood—history. Twenty-three centuries ago Hippocrates, mindful of amateur practitioners of the art, wrote:...

June 06, 1955 | Compiled by ED ZERN
SO—season opened (or opens); SC—season closed (or closes). C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M-water muddy. N—water at normal height; SH—slightly high; H—high; VH—very high; L—low; R—rising;...

June 06, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
RICHARD M. NIXON, Whittier, Calif.Vice-president of the United States"It's a dead heat between Miss Didrikson and Jim Thorpe. Babe would be the last person to say she could beat Jim in his sports....

June 06, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Should the United States go all out to build an Olympic team that can beat Russia in 1956?

June 06, 1955 | John O'Reilly
The country's biggest bird-feeding operation is now moving into high gear, and in this case the birds are doing the job themselves. Bringing up America's fledglings is a mighty task with an...

June 06, 1955 | Horace Sutton
Whether he tries for 'mouchetées' or 'arc-en-ciels,' the traveling angler who visits French Canada via steamer will find a delightfully different vacation

June 06, 1955 | John Huston

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The dressy players below were dominant figures in the early days of lawn tennis in this country. Richard Dudley Sears (upper left), uncle of the famous Boston sportswoman, Eleanora Sears, was...

June 06, 1955 | Parke Cummings
PADDY CALLIGAN

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[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO

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Sirs:In the May 23 issue, Jimmy Jemail has me saying, "All big-time college sports are subsidized. Players go to the highest bidder." While the statement is a fair but abbreviated paraphrase as...

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JANET HOPPSWhen she was a tomboyish 12, Janet Hopps switched from baseball and football to tennis because "Mother decided to get me into something more ladylike." Now 20, Janet is the No. 1 "man"...