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September 12, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 11

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Bud Wilkinson Cover - Sports Illustrated September 12, 1955

September 12, 1955

September 12, 1955
Nashua upset favored Swaps in the match race.

September 12, 1955
That's the cry that sends bankers, doctors and generals into the saddle for a five-day trek through Old California

September 12, 1955 | Barron Beshoar
From 36 states—and lands overseas—come the horsemen known as Los Rancheros Visitadores, an easy-going crew 500 strong that meets once a year in southern California. Riding, eating bulls' heads, or...

September 12, 1955 | Whitney Tower

September 12, 1955 | Whitney Tower
After close study of the official patrol films of the match race, Artist C. W. Anderson, renowned horse specialist, reconstructs the crucial moments in one of Arcaro's finest racing triumphs

September 12, 1955 | James Fitzsimmons
Through Turf Editor Whitney Tower, SI asked Trainer James Fitzsimmons of Belair Stud to tell how Nashua was trained for the race with Swaps. Mr. Fitz graciously consented, and following is his account

September 12, 1955 | Herman Hickman

September 12, 1955 | Herman Hickman
Ripened and confident after a year among the pundits, Herman Hickman this season sets forth on his annual tour of the football fields with a solid record behind him. Of his 11 top elevens in 1954,...

September 12, 1955 | Herman Hickman
Herman Hickman says PASTE THESE IN YOUR HAT

September 12, 1955 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool

September 12, 1955 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool
"Each kid who plays football has a dream to go to Oklahoma," said Thomas Watson of McAlester, Okla., who played on O.U.'s 1954 freshman team. "Bud Wilkinson is the greatest, the way he works...

September 12, 1955 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool
CHILI CON QUESO

September 12, 1955

September 12, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind

September 12, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
Bob Jones, who stands with Harry Vardon and Ben Hogan as golf's greatest players, and who for many stands alone and unapproached, was 11 when he scored his first 80, 14 when he entered his first...

September 12, 1955 | Robert Creamer
Charley Dressen received a blaze of headlines two autumns ago when he was dropped as manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers after winning two consecutive pennants, but since then he has, for the most...

September 12, 1955 | Robert Creamer
Thirty-one years ago this week against Brooklyn, Sunny Jim Bottomley of the St. Louis Cardinals batted in 12 runs, still the top major league mark for a single game. The most red-faced Robin...

September 12, 1955
This most common mishap should receive more than casual treatment

September 12, 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 12, 1955 | Reginald Wells
The least-known and least-probable dogs in the U.S. will compete this week at Westchester, N.Y. in one of the nation's top shows

September 12, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
VICTOR E. ANDERSONGovernor of Nebraska"Prohibit the intentional base on balls. When a great slugger comes to bat and is passed I feel cheated. I've paid to see him hit. Clubs could have gate...

September 12, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
In a free-for-all between Rocky Marciano, the heavyweight champion, and Lou Thesz, wrestling champion, who would win?

September 12, 1955 | Peter Thomson
Although there is a good deal of variation in the methods and styles of the top tournament stars, there is one fundamental, I have observed, that is common to all of them. This is the head...

September 12, 1955
With the Duke of Edinburgh playing and the Queen and the royal family in attendance, English polo fans had a field day at the Ascot Week tournament

September 12, 1955
The MATCHWIT puzzle 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 contestands start...

September 12, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO

September 12, 1955
14, 15—Drawings by Ajay27—top, A.P.30—Roy Stevens-TIME36—Phil Bath39—John Nesom40—Jay B. Leviton-Black Star42—European, I.N.P.43—top, European, U.P.45—Jay B. Leviton-Black Star48—Underwood &...

September 12, 1955
Sirs:I was greatly amused to receive recently this letter () from the secretary of my country club. Obviously it is not at all funny in itself, but it did remind me so very much of J. P....

September 12, 1955
Perky Priscilla Nichols, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Nichols of Fairfield, Conn., tried hard to smother a big grin when she won her first big prize in her first big horse show but...

September 12, 1955 | Harry Phillips
When Swaps beat Nashua last May in the Kentucky Derby and then returned, as planned, to California—with further meetings between the two great 3-year-olds unscheduled and unpromised—it looked as...