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October 12, 1959 | Volume 11, Issue 15

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated October 12, 1959

October 12, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
The casualty list read like a holiday weekend accident report as college football completed its third week in a clatter of upsets. Army, Navy, Clemson, TCU, Ohio State, Iowa and Dartmouth were...

October 12, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
Louisiana State vs. MiamiLittle Fran Curci's passes may ruffle the Bengals a bit, but Miami lacks the over-all strength to stop Billy Cannon and Co., who will make it 16 straight for LSU.

October 12, 1959
All times are E.D.T.

October 12, 1959
After 10 years of repeat performances—usually starring Casey and the Yankees—baseball's big show moved west with a new cast of characters. Result: the biggest crowds and richest receipts in Series...

October 12, 1959 | Roy Terrell
A number of strange things happened. A man stood in line for two days to buy a $2 bleacher seat, then sold it to the first passer-by for $10. The passer-by was a cop on the scalping detail. Roses...

October 12, 1959 | Roy Terrell
It had been several years since Ted Kluszewski was a hero, and for a man used to the headlines, it was a long wait.

October 12, 1959 | Roy Terrell
It was a circus on Thursday; on Friday it was baseball. The score was 4-3, the Dodgers won and suddenly people who had been talking about a four-game Chicago sweep remembered that the team winning...

October 12, 1959 | Roy Terrell
Charlie Neal doesn't look like a man who would hit two home runs in a year, much less one game. He weighs only 156 pounds and his wrists are thin. Yet he has hit 41 home runs in the last two...

October 12, 1959 | Roy Terrell
The Dodgers beat Chicago in the third game the way they beat the Giants and Braves all year, by attrition. The Dodgers let the White Sox punch them until the White Sox were worn out. It is not the...

October 12, 1959 | Roy Terrell
In the beginning the White Sox built their hopes on slickness and quickness, on poise and determination, on pitching and speed. By the time the fourth game was over it was apparent that the...

October 12, 1959 | Coles Phinizy
Under a slanting sun that heralded autumn's approach, the resort islet of Caprera, off Sardinia, was enjoying a late-season gathering of skin-divers for the Mediterranean spearfishing...

October 12, 1959 | James Murray

October 12, 1959
Symptoms of the Week

October 12, 1959
Casey Stengel of the New York Yankees, joking with reporters while covering the World Series for LIFE: "Don't expect any straight dope from me. Why should I tell you anything? I'm saving it...

October 12, 1959
Adamsville high lost to Munford High the other day and that wound up a perfect football season—indeed a perfect four seasons. For in that time, Adamsville, in southwestern Tennessee, has not won a...

October 12, 1959
Often associated with isolation and despair, Siberia, in some spots at least, has the sort of autumn beauty that people of all nations enjoy each fall in their own countries

October 12, 1959 | Arthur Murphy
In the precipitous postwar rise of participant sports, few have come along faster, in every sense of the word, than sports car racing. Only 10 years ago a race was likely to be as impromptu as a...

October 12, 1959
No dream of Walter Mitty's is more replete with hazard than the real-life sporting event known as the Modern Pentathlon, an athletic ordeal comprising five consecutive days of riding, fencing,...

October 12, 1959
The barefoot gent on this sound-stage riverbank usually performs in baggy trunks and never keeps his hands so low, his chin so far out. He is, of course, Archie Moore, the light-heavyweight...

October 12, 1959
In its three years of encouraging international sports exchanges, the People-to-People Sports Committee has merited ample attention, ample approval. But never has People-to-People had the audience...

October 12, 1959 | Tex Maule

October 12, 1959
Ducks may be scarce across the nation this season, but in a small community in California millions of waterfowl promise to provide some of the country's finest shooting for a few fortunate gunners

October 12, 1959 | Virginia Kraft
Waterfowl hunters, who often find their best sport in the worst weather, have been trying for generations to keep warm and dry in duckblinds. Most of them, like the hunter shown below left, solved...

October 12, 1959 | Richard Alden Knight
A fierce storm of protest has been raised by gunners on all flyways against the 1959 waterfowl regulations—the most sweeping changes in the past decade, mostly the result of the Canadian drought....

October 12, 1959 | Alice Higgins
At Louisville a world title was lost by an unhinged mare and another was repentantly won

October 12, 1959 | Nick Thimmesch
General Motors' compact car entry, the Corvair, provides the first rear-engine model by a major American automobile manufacturer. Here it is

October 12, 1959 | Lionel Hebert
I've known people who've played golf quite seriously for 25 years and who have never given their driving the time and attention it needs. Driving is as important as any part of the game. You do it...

October 12, 1959 | Charles Goren
The switcheroo is a device that makes an old story new. For example, there's the bewhiskered tale of the chap who wanted to unload some stock and started a rumor that the company had struck oil....

October 12, 1959 | Richard B. Jablow

October 12, 1959 | Richard B. Jablow
Richard B. Jablow (left) is a New York attorney who, like his fictional hero, is a duffer at golf. There the resemblance ends, for he has never finished off a bottle of brandy in a single...

October 12, 1959
HOCKEY—With the weather ranging up into the 70s in Montreal, the world champion Montreal Canadiens put on their own heat wave by scorching the National Hockey-League All-Stars 6-1 in the All-Star...

October 12, 1959
BOATING—UNITED STATES captured its third straight Skoal Trophy by defeating Royal Norwegian YC team 3-1, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

October 12, 1959
Lee Petty, 44, placed only 10th at NASCAR race at Martinsville, Va. but pushed his point standings, with only four races left, to an unbeatable 11,056, clinched the NASCAR Grand National title for...

October 12, 1959
4—Bahamas News Bureau9—Goodyear News Service, Morris Rosenfeld, U.S. Navy, John G. Hemmer, A.P., Roger Luce-Clearwater Sun11—Don Hardesty16-18—Herb Scharfman19—John G. Zimmerman, Francis...

October 12, 1959
FOOTBALL ISSUE: AS A TENNIS FAN...Sirs:After reading your September 21 Football Issue I want to give you my compliments on a job extremely well done. Your scouting reports are a credit to the...

October 12, 1959
'Be your own boss'

October 12, 1959 | Jimmy Jemail
LIEUT. GENERAL SIR JOHN WOODALLGovernor of BermudaI am most annoyed by the incredible insolence of the golf ball, which, having been banged and walloped more or less to the place of my choice for...

October 12, 1959 | John Stuart Martin
When the sentinel sycamores shed their yellow tatters and show their skeletons, when the oak-and maple-cloaked valley ramparts come all afire—in a word, when Indian summer truly arrives, then is...