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September 05, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 10

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Art Pinder Cover - Sports Illustrated September 05, 1955

September 05, 1955
...and 29 days from the end of the American League pennant race a New York Yankee peers toward the future and hopes

September 05, 1955 | Robert Creamer
Maybe the American League pennant race isn't as majestic as it should be—there have been too many ignominious defeats, for one thing. Nevertheless, it's been a tangled, furious, exciting pennant...

September 05, 1955 | Alfred Wright
There was a moment on the second day of the Davis Cup matches at Forest Hills last weekend that won't soon be forgotten by this generation of fans and players. For the 13,500 sunbathed spectators...

September 05, 1955
A task force of Australians took a 6,000-mile, three-month trip to Forest Hills to retrieve the Davis Cup. The mission was accomplished last week before 9,000,000 eye-witnesses while 3,000,000 of...

September 05, 1955 | Harry Hopman
Ever since Bill Talbert and his team won the Davis Cup from Australia last December, Australians have regarded the winning back of the famous trophy a task of almost national prestige.

September 05, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Over routes as long as 7,000 miles the professional football clubs are now playing their way through the country, game by exhibition game, back to the stadiums in which they will open their...

September 05, 1955 | William F. Talbert
America's eight months of tennis glory are ended. The Davis Cup, proud symbol of international court supremacy, is being crated and prepared for a return trip to Australia, half a world away.

September 05, 1955
"Roughing it" at the huge 6,000-acre Valley Ranch in Wyoming's Yellowstone country, a group of prominent Easterners take time out from riding, hunting and pack trips to pose with their sons at the...

September 05, 1955
Since the 18th century, the Scots have been weaving the richly textured cloth that has become the favorite fabric on America's sporting scene

September 05, 1955 | Coles Phinizy

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September 05, 1955 | Robert Shaplen

September 05, 1955 | Robert Shaplen
Outdoor polo is played by two teams of four men mounted on specially bred polo horses and equipped with 50- to 53-inch lithe-handled polo mallets. The 3¼-inch diameter willow or bamboo wood ball...

September 05, 1955 | Robert Shaplen
American polo is solidly based on some 60 large and small member clubs of the U.S. Polo Association divided into circuits which spread across the nation. From these clubs tournament teams are...

September 05, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
The 55th Women's National Amateur Championship, which was held last week over the crisp Bermuda fairways and the devious Bermuda greens of the Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., presented...

September 05, 1955 | Tod Menefee
One of the first essentials a golfer must master if he is to achieve his goal of hitting the ball straight is to address the ball correctly—to square up to the shot. Too many golfers make...

September 05, 1955 | Budd Schulberg
If Archie Moore does what he keeps saying he'll do—relieve Rocky Marciano of his heavyweight title—he'll be the first man to write as well as fight his way to the championship. When he climbs into...

September 05, 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;...

September 05, 1955 | Alfred Wright
After years of feuding, professional football has finally found a host of faithful fans and now looks forward to its finest year

September 05, 1955
This is the tough half of the league, and no matter what the statistics may show, it is always a dogfight between the Lions, the Bears, the Rams and the 49ers. Running into each other week after...

September 05, 1955
Since joining the NFL in 1950 the Cleveland Browns have never finished worse than first in the Eastern division (or Conference, as it is now called). Last year—the first in Coach Paul Brown's...

September 05, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
GRACE KELLY, Hollywood, Calif.Actress"Yes. Any kind of sailing is exciting, whether it's in a catboat or a big sloop. I would like to see the America's Cup Race revived. Recent races haven't taken...

September 05, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
What should be done to stop the falling off in attendance at baseball games?

September 05, 1955
In the 1890's when bicycle racing was a national sport, the fastest amateur on the boards was Charles M. Murphy, a slim, wiry young man with a blond mustache shaped like the handlebars of his...

September 05, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

September 05, 1955
2—drawings by Irma Selz10, 12—drawings by Ajay19—Jerry Cooke21—Frank Hurley for N. Y. Daily News from Gilloon Agency24, 25—Robert Phillips-Black Star45—Jay B. Leviton-Black Star48—Underwood &...

September 05, 1955
Sirs:As a public school director of physical education, I read and Jimmy Jemail's HOTBOX (SI, Aug. 15) with interest. I know that overemphasis of the aspects of physical education has gone too...

September 05, 1955
BECKY JO SMITHBecky Jo Smith, 20, of Jal, N.Mex., is national women's intercollegiate rodeo champion this year for the third time in a row. A junior at Hardin-Simmons College in Abilene, Texas,...

September 05, 1955

September 05, 1955
The Brooklyn Dodgers discovered a brand-new pitching resource on their own bench when they sent 19-year-old Sandy Koufax, a bonus rookie ($14,000) without minor-league experience, out to start a...