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May 14, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 20

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Al Kaline Cover - Sports Illustrated May 14, 1956

May 14, 1956 | Harry Phillips
The center field fence in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium came closer to home plate between the time SI's special baseball issue of April 9 went to press and the opening of the season. This change,...

May 14, 1956 | Paul O'Neil
Saturday, May 5. A day for the dramatic, the spectacular; a day for magical and magnificent events. The feel of spring was in the warm and sunny air—an almost tangible crackle of excitement. Great...

May 14, 1956 | Whitney Tower
May 5 brought Derby Day and the heart-gripping charge of the 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs. Novelist John P. Marquand took leave of absence from Happy Knoll to be there for SI—and his reflections...

May 14, 1956
A DERBY TO REMEMBER

May 14, 1956 | Coles Phinizy
Donald George Bragg of Villanova sprints down the runway at nine yards a second. His pole slams into the vaulting box. As Bragg absorbs the shock, his muscles bulge like a shotputter's. He swings...

May 14, 1956

May 14, 1956
•Duty's CallJim Bailey, heading back to school after beating John Landy in a 3:58.6 mile, said he probably wouldn't be around to try again this weekend at Fresno. The University of Oregon has a...

May 14, 1956 | John P. Marquand

May 14, 1956
A NEW CLASSIC OF THE SEAIn the Pacific's Roaring Forties, a man and his ship meet with the ultimate storm. William A. Robinson tells how they survived

May 14, 1956 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool

May 14, 1956 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool
"People say that wrestling is phony! It's billed as exhibition in California and New York, and it's staged and promoted by professionals, but it comes down to this.... It is, first and...

May 14, 1956 | Robert Shaplen

May 14, 1956 | Robert Shaplen
Albert William Kaline, One of the best schoolboy ballplayers in Baltimore's history (another, 40 years earlier, was a hulking youth named George Ruth), batted .333, .418, .469, .462 at Southern...

May 14, 1956 | Robert Shaplen
Harvey Edward Kuenn was one of the last bonus players to be signed under the old rule which permitted bonus babies to be farmed to the minors. Kuenn, fresh off the University of Wisconsin campus,...

May 14, 1956 | Robert Shaplen
Joe Cambria, Washington Senators, discoverer of Ramos, Pascual and Marrero, is regarded as Latin American expert although he has also brought up such stars as Mickey Vernon, George Case, Eddie Yost.

May 14, 1956 | Robert Shaplen
"I heard a little about a boy by the name of Kuenn when he was in high school somewhere up in Wisconsin, but I never saw him until he was at the school (University of Wisconsin) in Madison. I knew...

May 14, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

May 14, 1956
Don Ferrarese, young rookie lefthander, lost 2-1 but made most of initial start for Baltimore Orioles, striking out 13 Cleveland Indians for best first-game American League performance since Bob...

May 14, 1956
Royal smile by Queen Elizabeth greets captain of Manchester City team, 3-1 winner over Birmingham in English Soccer Cup final match at Wembley.

May 14, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
MRS. JAMES H. VAN ALLENNewport, R.I.My dog. A woman can logically say, "Love me, love my dog." It would be incongruous for her to insist: "Love me, love my horse." I know my dog loves me. I know...

May 14, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
Would you go to see jai-lai if there were pari-mutuel betting?

May 14, 1956
AUTO RACINGStirling Moss, England, 180-m. Intl. Daily Express Grand Prix, with 100.4 mph avg. speed, in Vanwall, Silverstone, England.

May 14, 1956
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May 14, 1956 | Robert H. Boyle
The IBC trial ended last week, but not before the U.S. put in evidence some documents noted in the general's diary

May 14, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Though weather punched holes in the schedule, the pennant pattern was clear as the season came to the end of round one

May 14, 1956
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

May 14, 1956 | Horace Sutton

May 14, 1956 | Horace Sutton
Visas for tourist travel have been given recently in anywhere from three weeks to six months, and for the average tourist the chances are good but always subject to Soviet inscrutability....

May 14, 1956 | Patty Berg
Since women don't have as powerful hands as men do, they can't get away with a poorly executed swing nearly as well. In order to develop adequate hitting power, a woman must master really good...

May 14, 1956 | Victor Kalman
For years a man is competing with the best and they still claim he lacks color—then suddenly merit makes a star

May 14, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern

May 14, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern
Among last week's noteworthy catches: A 9-pound 14-ounce LARGEMOUTH BASS caught by 16-year-old Richard Madison Jr. of Lester Manor, Va., from a King William County pond on a plug; a GREAT HORNED...

May 14, 1956
10—drawing by Fred Eng13—A.P., U.P.15—Hank Walker16, 17—Courier-Journal and Louisville Times20—Coles Phinizy21, 24—Richard Meek22, 23—Mark Kauffman26, 28—drawings by Ajay29—Jerry Cooke30,...

May 14, 1956 | Bob Elliot

May 14, 1956 | Bob Elliot
If the trout are to be kept only a day, or placed in a refrigerator, they need not be cleaned at once. But if they are kept longer, or in unusually hot weather, it is best to clean immediately. In...

May 14, 1956
THOSE SMALL LOANSSirs:As an avid reader of SI I can find no better place to vent my feelings concerning the recent action Tug Wilson has taken against Ohio State and Woody Hayes (SI, May 7).

May 14, 1956
DAVE ALBRITTONCombining Iranian enthusiasm and American equipment contributed by Ohio State and Michigan universities, Dave Albritton (second from left), a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic team,...