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September 28, 1959 | Volume 11, Issue 13

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated September 28, 1959

September 28, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
For some, like Louisiana State's defending national champions, there was promise of continued greatness, while for others, like North Carolina, there was only despair. But for a good part of the...

September 28, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
Auburn vs. TennesseeAuburn's great defense, still led by Center Jackie Burkett and Guard Zeke Smith, should be no less impregnable than it was a year ago. And there will be more offense to worry...

September 28, 1959 | Les Woodcock

September 28, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen

September 28, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen
It was a day that made you glad to be alive. In Chestnut Hill, Mass. 23,000 sat in the Boston College stadium and saw alert Navy treat its new Coach Wayne Hardin to his first victory—24-8. Here...

September 28, 1959
It was the seventh inning. The Giants led 1-0, the Dodgers had the bases filled, there was one out. The batter hit a ground ball to Third Baseman Jim Davenport, who grabbed the ball and threw hard...

September 28, 1959 | Roy Terrell
In the event that the 1959 National League pennant race is completed before 1960 spring training begins, the time will come when all involved will get a chance to relax and examine the proceedings...

September 28, 1959 | Walter Bingham
Next week, somewhere in this great land of ours, a husband will return home from work and his wife will say to him: "I think Luis Aparicio is cute." The World Series, you see, reaches everyone....

September 28, 1959
An analysis of the way the World Series should go, based on a comparison of the hitting, pitching and fielding skills of the Chicago White Sox with those of each of the three National League teams...

September 28, 1959
Sure-footed Lapland ropers brave the hoofs and horns of more than 10,000 reindeer during an autumn roundup in the hill country of northern Sweden

September 28, 1959
•With pro football starting its biggest year, John Unitas is a marked man as quarterback of the world champion Baltimore Colts. In a special article illustrated by Robert Riger, Ray Berry tells...

September 28, 1959

September 28, 1959
Charley Black, former fight manager and friend of Cus D'Amato, after admitting at a New York State Athletic Commission hearing that he had been fined three times for making book during the 1940s:...

September 28, 1959
The last time you looked in on BillVeeck, bless his entertainment-loving soul, the ebullient president of the Chicago White Sox might easily have been holding a milking contest for baseball...

September 28, 1959
On a mellow day last week New York City's legions of racegoers traveled a dozen miles out to Long Island for the opening of brand-new Aqueduct, the state's long-awaited dream track—and had...

September 28, 1959
California, which pioneered such oddities as dark glasses and Hula-Hoops for the rest of the U.S., sent forth an alert on a fresh frontier last week. The word: the bikini, conceived more than a...

September 28, 1959
Not so far from that part of the Danish coast on which Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, looked down in melancholy from Elsinore, two sailors who seem intent on getting their breeches wet are shown...

September 28, 1959 | Herbert Warren Wind
In one of the most exciting matches in the history of championship golf, audacious Jack Nicklaus won the U.S. Amateur from defending champion Charlie Coe

September 28, 1959 | Jeremiah Tax
Jamin's victory at Roosevelt Raceway postpones his triumphant return to France

September 28, 1959 | Mary Frost Mabon
For the appetites that go with football weather, fillet of beef is a supreme reward

September 28, 1959 | Whitney Tower
This week's Woodward brings America's top horses into a fight for the championship

September 28, 1959
His unique racing togs have been a symbol of success on U. S. auto tracks for seven years. Carroll Shelby was Sports Illustrated's Driver of the Year in 1956. This year, in Europe, the big Texan...

September 28, 1959 | Charles Goren
The literature of every sport is replete with examples of "cute" tricks by which winners achieve a victory. But for every player whose will to win okays a "stop-at-nothing-you-can-get-away-with"...

September 28, 1959 | Mark Harris

September 28, 1959
BOATING—Amidst snapped rods, burned-out pistons, stalled engines and river-tossed drivers, Miro Slovak. 1958 hydro champion, held Bill Boeing's powerful Wahoo together long enough to capture the...

September 28, 1959
BASKETBALL—CHICAGO received franchise in National Basketball Assn. effective 1960-61 season, increasing league to nine teams.

September 28, 1959
7—The New York Times, Lou Witt, Dirk Larson, Tony Ravielli, Milton D. Chunn, A.P., Lawrence H. Presby8—painting by Sheldon Fink16—Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, Jim Lapham—Kansas City...

September 28, 1959
Harry C. Melges Jr., Lake Geneva, Wis., Scow skipper, went south to Houston for North American sailing championship, returned with title after beating Warner Wilcox of New Rochelle, N.Y., by ¼ point.

September 28, 1959
BASEBALL: A PROBLEMSirs:I am a retired Methodist preacher, 74 years old. In my youth I did some wrestling, amateur fighting and taught some wrestling in college.

September 28, 1959
"The salt flats in September'

September 28, 1959 | Arthur Murphy
That good old sales pitch, "Ya can't tell the players without a program!" would seem, so far as football goes, to date back just more than half a century. In 1908 Karl Davis, at the time publicity...

September 28, 1959 | Jimmy Jemail
ALICIA PATTERSONEditor-Publisher of NewsdayGarden City, N.Y.No. The Kentucky Derby is the most colorful, the most exciting, the most ail-American sports event in these United States. When the...

September 28, 1959 | Robert Cantwell
Yesterday...Brooklyn set the scene for the first big league game ever televised