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August 01, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 5

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Ted Williams Cover - Sports Illustrated August 01, 1955

August 01, 1955
Baseball simmers as the National League tries to catch the Dodgers and five American League teams hold a battle royal

August 01, 1955 | Robert Creamer

August 01, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Ted Williams, nearing the end of a phenomenally brilliant career, is probably the greatest gate attraction in baseball today. He is also a puzzling player whose personality remains unclear to the...

August 01, 1955
TORPOR AND TEMPESTRace Week at Larchmont, N.Y. attracted 1,400 sailors and 400 boats this year and offered a vivid study in contrast, as these Morris Rosenfeld photographs show, with a heavy,...

August 01, 1955 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool

August 01, 1955 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool
Ted Williams' brilliant career was interrupted by almost five years of service in the Marines. Despite the loss, the slugger with the strong left-handed grip was able to compile one of baseball's...

August 01, 1955 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool
United Press, 1940: "Possibly the most engaging personality in baseball.... His boyish enthusiasm, his twinkling eyes, his burning ambition...."

August 01, 1955 | Philip Wylie
A famous author-sportsman looks over the side of his fishing boat and discovers a submarine world so fascinating that he has abandoned his rod for a glass bucket

August 01, 1955
This contemplative gentleman leaning against a willow on the bank of a purling stream, attended by his servant, was painted on silk by Yang Jih-yen in the peaceable kingdom of China in the Sung...

August 01, 1955 | Whitney Tower
A traditional figure in the world of horsemen now enjoys a more peaceful life on his rich and beautiful New York farm

August 01, 1955

August 01, 1955 | Jack Mabley

August 01, 1955
After the turn of the century bathers—and painters—took to the water

August 01, 1955 | Reginald Wells
Once each year, in the lazy heat of early August, the elm-shaded village of Goshen, N.Y. (pop. 3,311) swells with a meandering crowd of outsiders who move through its narrow streets to a race...

August 01, 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;...

August 01, 1955 | Jerry Mitchell
BONUS BABIES ARE A PROBLEM BUT PROFESSOR CASEY STENGEL HAS A WAY OF PROTECTING THEM

August 01, 1955 | Jerry Mitchell
Baseball's bonus rule, created in 1952 to keep the more affluent ball clubs from cornering the young talent market, provides that a free agent signed for more than $6,000 for his first year must...

August 01, 1955 | Chuck Congdon
It seems to me that one of the most important fundamentals of the swing is the development of a free, full-finishing, balanced position on the follow-through. Most golfers regard the...

August 01, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
Big business had another time of triumph last week, the occasion being the award presentations following the longest, hardest, most exciting ocean races of the year. It was almost like the turn of...

August 01, 1955 | Paul Deutschman

August 01, 1955 | Paul Deutschman
AUSTRIA

August 01, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
AVERY BRUNDAGE, ChicagoPresident, International Olympic Committee"No. A great benefit derived from sport is the development of moral fiber and sportsmanship. Women have made considerable progress...

August 01, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Who is, or was, the toughest pitcher for you to hit?

August 01, 1955
Gritty, graceful, Philadelphia-born Pete Knight was the greatest bronc rider of the thirties and one of the best of all time. He won four world championships but never could conquer an ornery...

August 01, 1955
[TV]TV[NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

August 01, 1955
Sirs:There is only one way to settle this Swaps-Nashua match-race controversy and that is to have the race. Thank goodness SI has seen to that.

August 01, 1955
PAUL DIETZELThough his big job is building a winning football team at victory-starved Louisiana State, Head Coach Paul Dietzel finds time to help kids of pre-high school age in Baton Rouge play...

August 01, 1955

August 01, 1955
Donald Campbell finally got a quiet spell on England's Lake Ullswater and opened up his jet-powered Bluebird in an official speed test, reclaimed the world's water-speed record for Britain with an...