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June 18, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 25

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Mickey Mantle Cover - Sports Illustrated June 18, 1956

June 18, 1956
A LOOK AT THE LEFTIESWarren Spahn, the decade's most successful southpaw, symbolizes the promise and problems, past and present, of the left-handed pitcher

June 18, 1956 | Robert Creamer

June 18, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Each week HIGHLIGHT takes a quick probing look at the most dramatic or significant baseball news:

June 18, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Here is the baseball that Mickey Mantle and 192 other major leaguers had hit over the fence 745 times by June 11 in 1956. Major league officials and manufacturers claim the ball is exactly the...

June 18, 1956 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool
In a rare revelation, the Yankee star tells how he stopped living up to DiMaggio and started living up to himself

June 18, 1956 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool
In any single season up to the date this issue went to press, only Babe Ruth had hit more home runs than Mickey Mantle. Oddly enough, Ruth did this the year after he set the home run record of 60...

June 18, 1956 | William McHale
The aristocracy of the Sport of Kings wears its smartest robes for La Grande Semaine, climax of Paris' turf and social season

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June 18, 1956
•Wimbledon FavoriteIt was Louise Brough who ended Althea Gibson's first sudden spurt to tennis fame in 1950. Last week in the Northern England championship at Manchester, Althea had her revenge,...

June 18, 1956
Hurricane Jackson's perpetual ring dance comes to a flat-footed stop as he runs into a jarring, sweat-spraying left hook, the start of a fast combination thrown by Floyd Patterson, and one of many...

June 18, 1956
With the foresight of winter-wheat farmers, college coaches have carefully cultivated America's brawniest and speediest high school seniors, and now the harvest is on. The 11 bright football...

June 18, 1956 | Booton Herndon

June 18, 1956 | Booton Herndon
1. Natrona, pop. 6,890; Har-Brack H.S. FRANCIS DOBROWOLSKI, end, 6'1", 195 pounds; 35 offers, Indiana or North Carolina.

June 18, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

June 18, 1956
Bob Friend, strong-armed young Pittsburgh righthander who has kept the Pirates in race for National League lead, outpitched veteran Murry Dickson to beat St. Louis 2-0 in 11 innings, became first...

June 18, 1956
California-Bred Swaps, ears perked, gives Bobby Brocato horse's-eye view of his heels as he drives to world record of 1:33 1/5 for the mile in $52,500 Argonaut Handicap at Hollywood Park.

June 18, 1956
AUTO RACING

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[TV]TV [COLOR TV]COLOR TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO

June 18, 1956 | Jack Burke Jr.
My experience as a now fairly veteran tournament player has brought home to me that, regardless of some minor things I may or may not be doing on a given round, my game will be fundamentally sound...

June 18, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
JAMES B. DWYERManagerSailfish ClubI'd never say that the average fisherwoman is the equal of the average fisherman. The women themselves make no such claim. But if a woman has fortitude and great...

June 18, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
Is cockfighting cruel and sadistic?

June 18, 1956 | Martin Kane
Patterson, the Panther, beat Jackson, the Hurricane, by a wide margin but his broken hand could mean costly victory

June 18, 1956 | Richard Weekes
LONDON

June 18, 1956
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

June 18, 1956 | Roy Terrell
Talent-packed NCAA, Interservice championships are first of four California stops for U.S. athletes on the road to Melbourne

June 18, 1956 | Whitney Tower
As Britain loses one to France, Needles and Fabius move on to Belmont Park for the season's decisive stamina test

June 18, 1956
1—Marvin Newman, Anthony Ravielli14—illustration by John Langley Howard17-20—Robert Doisneau from Rapho-Guillumette22, 24—drawings by Ajay30—map by Fred Eng33—U.P., A.P., U.P., A.P.34—A.P.,...

June 18, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
Rugged individualism and 15,700 lost pheasants provoke a bitter battle in New York, and in Washington, D.C. fish are about to be divorced from wildlife

June 18, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
Presumably faced with a housing problem this spring, two robins built their nest, now complete with eggs, in the rear of an oil truck operating out of Oshawa, Ontario and they insist on keeping...

June 18, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
W. Rowell Chase of Cincinnati shows justifiable pride in the 128-pound tarpon he took on a fly rod off Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Chase used a 9-foot 6½-ounce glass rod and GAF line backed...

June 18, 1956 | Elaine St. Maur
A traditional Japanese art of recording prize catches provides an exciting new hobby for sport fishermen

June 18, 1956 | Ezra Bowen
ocean racing

June 18, 1956 | Ezra Bowen
1906—TAMERLANE, 38' yawl, Frank Maier; 1907—DERVISH, 85' schooner, H. A. Morss; 1908—VENONA, 65' schooner, E. J. Bliss; 1909—MARGARET, 93' schooner, G. S. Runk; 1910—VAGRANT, 76' schooner, H. S....

June 18, 1956 | Ezra Bowen
(1) After pulpit(2) Lazarette hatch(3) Mizzen(4) Mainsheet blocks(5) Winches(6) Combination check-and-snatch blocks for genoa, spinnaker sheets(7) Wheel and binnacle(8) Sail and rope lockers(9)...

June 18, 1956 | Ezra Bowen
YAWLS

June 18, 1956 | Babe Dahlgren
It was 17 years ago this week that Lou Gehrig learned of the fatal illness that ended his career. This is the story of the day he quit baseball, by the man who replaced him

June 18, 1956 | Fred R. Smith
Today the golf pro would rather clean up on clothes than clubs

June 18, 1956
THE BASIC DIFFERENCESirs:It is not my custom to write to the editor, but I would like to express to you the deep sense of satisfaction that your magazine has given me.

June 18, 1956
Outstanding husband-wife team in the booming sports car racing field are the Wyllies of Allison Park, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh. Both won at the recent Cumberland (Md.) national championship...

June 18, 1956 | Harry Phillips
The good-humored similarity between the magazine covers shown here and any other covers you may have seen is no coincidence. These are special parody issues of SI published by five different...