SI Vault
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

June 25, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 26

Previous Previous
Warren Spahn Cover - Sports Illustrated June 25, 1956

June 25, 1956
PREVIEW: AMERICA'S OLYMPIC TRYOUTSThe top stars are competing in California for Olympic berths, and Roy Terrell reviews the prospects from the scene

June 25, 1956 | Coles Phinizy
Moscow will be host to the world's best civilian aeronauts in July

June 25, 1956 | Coles Phinizy
The rules allow a sky diver only three seconds to achieve a stable horizontal body position such as that of Jacques Istel pictured in the first second of a dive on the opposite page. As shown on...

June 25, 1956

June 25, 1956
•Favorites' DayFavored Needles, favored Cornell and favored Cary Middlecoff won three of the year's top events: the Belmont Stakes, the Syracuse Regatta and the National Open. All three let others...

June 25, 1956
Open-mouthed with the shock of their spill at a rugged water jump in the cross-country phase of the Equestrian Olympics at Stockholm, Finland's R. A. Kuistila and his mount, Lamora, scramble for...

June 25, 1956 | Harry Phillips
From the Winter Games at Cortina beginning last January, through last week's Equestrian Games in Stockholm (see page 48), to the Summer Games in Melbourne ending next December, this Olympic year...

June 25, 1956
With the Olympic flame from Greece, horses and riders from Caracas to Cambodia and an enthusiastic outpouring of European royalty, Stockholm was the capital of the equestrian world last week. A...

June 25, 1956
The fourth runner from the right is Dave Sime of Duke at the instant of pulling a groin muscle during the 200-meter dash at the NCAA meet in Berkeley, Calif. last Saturday. As Sime grimaces in...

June 25, 1956
Baseball has been a part of the national scene in Italy for only a short while—since the Americans invaded Salerno in 1943. It still must go a long way to catch up to the U.S. brand of play, but...

June 25, 1956 | George Weller

June 25, 1956
Fred Haney, who lived through three tough years in Pittsburgh, replaced resigned Charlie Grimm as manager of slipping Milwaukee, the next day he watched the Braves come alive with double victory...

June 25, 1956
Bellying sails, hard to comp by in light air at Newport, R.I., carry four of 89 yachts, largest entry ever, to the starting line at Brenton Reef as biennial Bermuda Race gets under way.

June 25, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

June 25, 1956
AUTO RACINGMarquis De Portago, Spain, Grand Prix of Oporto, in Ferrari, Oporto, Portugal.

June 25, 1956
[TV]TV [COLOR TV]COLOR TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO:

June 25, 1956 | Whitney Tower
A lazy bay colt named Needles ran true to form in the Belmont Stakes. From last place to first, the winner and still champ

June 25, 1956 | Pat Lynch
The oldtime race track plungers went out with the remorseless arithmetic of the 15% betting tax. But during the current Belmont meeting, word whipped through the plant that a mysterious "Texas oil...

June 25, 1956 | Ezra Bowen
Cornell is favored among the Olympic eights, but tradition dies hard and sentiment cries admirals away!

June 25, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
ANGELA WALKERPort of SpainTrinidad, B.W.I.No. I adore cockfighting, blood and all. Furthermore, the more bloody a cockfight, the more exciting it gets. When you put two guineas down on one of the...

June 25, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
How do you feel about the out-of-bounds penalty in golf?

June 25, 1956 | Robert Creamer

June 25, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Warren Edward Spahn (see cover) has won more games (183) during the postwar decade than any other pitcher (righty or lefty) and is the ranking left-hander in baseball today. He won 20 games or...

June 25, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Here, each week, SI takes a quick, probing look at the most dramatic or significant baseball news:

June 25, 1956
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

June 25, 1956 | Cleon Walfoort
Approximately 10% of all Americans are left-handed. It Is a hostile world they face, but many have survived famously

June 25, 1956 | Roy Terrell
400 collegians scrambled through the NCAA meet and over 100 qualified for next week's Olympic trials as the field narrows

June 25, 1956 | Roy Terrell
While the collegians were pulling muscles and setting records at Berkeley, 340 miles to the south in the Los Angeles Coliseum the Armed Forces were busy staging their own track and field...

June 25, 1956 | William Rospigliosi
SI's envoy to the Equestrian Olympics sees jittery horses and riders share the medals, bringing most Gold to Sweden

June 25, 1956 | Martin Kane
The week's most amazing decision was outside of the ring in which DeMarco clearly beat Martinez—it was Helfand's lapse

June 25, 1956
1—Jerry Cooke, A.P.2—drawing by Leslie Jacobs16, 18—drawings by Ajay19—A.P.26-28—Tony Vaccaro31—U.P., John C. Hemmer, Richard Meek, Marvin Newman32—Morris Photo Shop, I.N.P., European, A.P., U.P.,...

June 25, 1956 | Louise Suggs
One fundamental fault which I have observed to be shared by many women golfers is that they start with their hands behind the ball at address and, consequently, have their hands in a weak position...

June 25, 1956
Sporting life on the beach is being spiced this summer with a new approach in the art of concealment or exposure to the sun

June 25, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind

June 25, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern

June 25, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern
New York Conservation Commissioner Louis A. Wehle, severely criticized for his charges of "sabotage" against career biologists in his department (OUTDOOR WEEK, June 18), resigned last week. Justin...

June 25, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern
Among last week's notable catches: after a nine-hour battle, for Mrs. Carol Walling of Tauranga, New Zealand, a 536-pound THRESHER SHARK for a new IGFA Woman's All-Tackle record; by Ethan R....

June 25, 1956
Sirs:To your most able correspondent James Murray: at least 1,000 huzzas. His article (SI, June 11) was long overdue, because everyone knew the truth of his statements about the Ruthian and...

June 25, 1956
TOURING RACKETERSThese four Harvard court-tennis stars form the nucleus of the team to represent the U.S. in the first international intercollegiate competition in France and England next month....