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April 15, 1957 | Volume 6, Issue 15

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated April 15, 1957

April 15, 1957 | Jimmy Jemail
BYRUM SAAMPhiladelphia PhilliesTV: WPTZ, WFIL and WPFHMany good things that will make a difference. We have a new shortstop, John Kennedy, the first Negro in club history; bonus baby Harry...

April 15, 1957 | Jimmy Jemail
What was your closest call? (Asked of explorers and adventurers)

April 15, 1957 | James Murray

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With one eye looking ahead to the glories of the 1957 season and the other searching back into the past of the fine arts, Joe Kaufman discovers some startling kinships—and some mutual problems

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For a ballplayer's wife, life is as exciting as her husband's last hit, as miserable as his last error

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RECORD BREAKERS

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George Breen, husky young Buffalo AC swimmer, once again proved he is nation's top freestyler, rattling off 1,500 meters in 17:34, best ever for short course, and 440 in 4:31.5 at national AAU...

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Teeth Clenched, straining Bobby Morrow strides across the finish line in anchor leg of record 440-yard relay race.

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AUTO RACING

April 15, 1957 | Thomas H. Lineaweaver
SO—season opens (or opened); SC—season closes (or closed).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;...

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Cover—John Langley Howard16—A.P.20—Joseph Trubia21—Detroit Times (2), U.P.22, 23—Phil Bath24—Coles Phinizy26, 28—drawings by Ajay34, 35—Hank Walker, Francis Miller, Martha Holmes-LIFE, Hy Peskin...

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PREDICTION: SIMPLE ARITHMETICSirs:Being of reasonably sound mind and body, I predict the Yankee dynasty is at an end this year and the Red Sox are going to win the pennant. With Ted batting a...

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The dear old gentleman minding his grandchildren on a winter's afternoon and the bombastic summer dictator blasting Casey Stengel and Yogi Berra are, incredibly, one and the same: Bill Summers,...

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'No good at playing it safe' and covering the course like a man in a hurry, Doug Ford shot a last-round 66 to rescue the Masters from galling inconclusiveness

April 15, 1957 | Harry Phillips
If, as has been said, it's a difference of opinion that makes horse races, the same would seem to hold for pennant races. For evidence, herewith a table of the different opinions of 44...

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His smashing victory in Detroit brought a sense of order to the light heavyweight division—and a promise of excitement to come

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At an age when Cornelius Warmerdam and the Rev. Bob Richards were under 13 feet, Brewer pushes 15

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Lean and handsome Tim Jecko, a 19-year-old Yale sophomore from Bethesda, Md., has made it plain during the last fortnight that he is fast becoming one of the world's top swimmers. In the NCAA...

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•Legislative BusinessA majority of Congressmen will repair to Griffith Stadium Monday for the first day of the baseball season. For the first time, pondering baseball's status under the antitrust...

April 15, 1957 | Dwight D. Eisenhower
THE WHITE HOUSEWASHINGTONApril 6, 1957

April 15, 1957 | Robert Creamer
He is a man of a thousand moods and sides, but with one universal quality: a deep knowledge of his game

April 15, 1957 | Robert Creamer
As the 16 major league teams moved into the final week of spring training and set their course north, the Yankees, despite a puzzling—and surely temporary—ineptness at the plate, and the Indians,...

April 15, 1957 | Ogden Nash
All winter long I am one for whom the bell is tolling;I can arouse no interest in basketball, indoor fly casting or bowling;The sports pages are strictly no soap,And until the cry of Play Ball! I...

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There is vast reward for the baseball player cast in the heroic mold. But for each of these who approaches Ruthian or Wagnerian or Johnsonian stature there is vast responsibility, too; a hero, it...

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Sports Illustrated's team of baseball writers and reporters prepared this 32-page section as a handy reference for use all season long by the fan, whether he is seeing the game live or watching on...

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April 15, 1957 | Rear Admiral Dan Gallery

April 15, 1957 | Rear Admiral Dan Gallery
Forty-seven years ago this week Walter (Big Train) Johnson shut out Philadelphia 3-0 in the first of a record seven opening-day shutouts he pitched during his 21 years of play with the Washington...

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Edmond Kohn's big southpaw stands in the batter's box with the brooding intensity of one man alone against nine. The bright and shadowed stadium, the crowd on the fretful edge of suspense are...