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April 20, 1959 | Volume 10, Issue 16

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Billy Talbert Cover - Sports Illustrated April 20, 1959

April 20, 1959
BASEBALL—It took some doing in a few areas (see page 18), but major leagues eventually got season off ground. New York Yankees, rained out twice, finally got to play Boston, and even Casey Stengel...

April 20, 1959
BOATING—MIT, skippered by Bill Widnall and Dennis Posey, Sharpe Trophy, with 56 pts., Providence.

April 20, 1959
8—Lenscraft13—A.P.16—A.P., Phil Bath-TIME, Tampa Tribune, U.P.I., A.P., Roger Smith-Bermuda News Bureau, U.P.I.18, 19—Tony Spina-Detroit Free Press, A.P., An Shay20—Lou Witt21—Herb...

April 20, 1959
Becky Collins, pert 15-year-old from Indianapolis' Broad Ripple H.S., was second three times in AAU swim meet, but perseverance paid off when she upset Nancy Ramey in 200-yard butterfly in record...

April 20, 1959 | Walter Bingham
There was snow in Chicago and rain in New York, but elsewhere the weather was clement enough to permit major league baseball its earliest start in history. The April games produced some June...

April 20, 1959
Houston's lavish invitational tournament is the first big meeting of the season for amateur tennis. Topflight players love to perform at this king-size Texas show.

April 20, 1959
The Rivals

April 20, 1959
National Sports Council of Brazil, on direct orders from President Kubitschek, to the touring Santos soccer team upon learning that race-conscious South Africa had banned four of the team's Negro...

April 20, 1959
It took a hale and hearty President of the U.S. only five minutes after arriving in Augusta, Georgia last week to pull off his city clothes, pull on his golf togs and get out on the links....

April 20, 1959
The muscular young men on these pages, bending to their work in sturdy concert, are oarsmen at the University of Washington (above) and the University of California. For both crews, the rowing...

April 20, 1959
Biggie Munn, a man who has been around sports for a few years, said it was one of the greatest sports shows he had ever seen. Michigan State's athletic director and physical education head had...

April 20, 1959
Jordan's king, an Easterner with western ideas, enjoys a Chicago suburban weekend

April 20, 1959 | Herbert Warren Wind
Huge crowds at Augusta ushered in a new era in golf, and a new high in stretch drives was set by Art Wall with five birdies

April 20, 1959 | Herbert Warren Wind
Ever since the late Harry Vardon popularized it—by winning six British and one U.S. Open—golfers everywhere have believed in the overlapping grip. Even in the U.S., where small boys know...

April 20, 1959
All times are E.S.T

April 20, 1959
This is the last of four lessons on how to play a golf course, adapted from the full-length book "A Round of Golf with Tommy Armour," which has just been published by Simon and Schuster ($3.50)....

April 20, 1959
These lessons, exploring a crucial aspect of golf that has been neglected in the past, have now been published in greatly expanded form by Simon and Schuster under the title A Round of Golf with...

April 20, 1959 | Mary Frost Mabon
Frederick Stagg, of England, Ecuador and Beacon Hill, is one of the world's great cooks

April 20, 1959 | Jo Ahern Zill
Fourth annual Sports Illustrated Design Awards go to Archie and Mel Davidow, makers of the Davidow suit, and John Weitz, sports car racer and designer for the active life

April 20, 1959 | Tex Maule
As the outdoor track season opens, the intricate art of the relay takes the spotlight

April 20, 1959 | Jeremiah Tax
Two of pro basketball's weaker franchises were greatly strengthened in the playoffs won by the squad of superstars from Boston

April 20, 1959 | Charles Goren
Time was when the bridge expert ruled unchallenged. But harder days have dawned. The rank and file have gradually moved up on him, and hordes of them are now breathing down his neck. In the...

April 20, 1959
In this warm, subtle photograph taken in Gothenburg by Mark Kauffman, Ingemar Johansson, who fights for the heavyweight title late this June, reveals his winsome, ingenuous good looks

April 20, 1959 | Tex Maule
Navy brass's new tack to tighter regulations brought a brass-tacks showdown with Eddie Erdelatz, a young man going west

April 20, 1959 | William F. Talbert
Beginning the inspiring story of a boy's fight to overcome a crippling ailment; and how he finds a new life in a sport he never dreamed of playing. First of three parts

April 20, 1959 | William F. Talbert
The eastern circuit.... Drama and glamour.... The touring player's life and how to get along.... A crisis in Florida.... A victory at Asheville.

April 20, 1959 | Harry Phillips
If you ask Charles Goren, as many have and more will, "How do you feel about people as kibitzers?" he will look you in your twinkling eye and say, "Best people I know."

April 20, 1959
THE SPORTS PAGESirs:It's always been an admirable quality of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED that you showed both sides of a story.

April 20, 1959
'There's always room for a caddie'

April 20, 1959 | Jimmy Jemail
JOHN FOSTER DULLESSecretary of SlateWashington, D.C.Yes, as long as the games are played on grass. I played my tennis at Princeton—on grass. The real name for the game is lawn tennis, not tennis....

April 20, 1959 | Thomas Atkinson
She's the most popular boat of her size ever in the U.S.