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October 26, 1959 | Volume 11, Issue 17

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George Izo Cover - Sports Illustrated October 26, 1959

October 26, 1959
Karol Fageros, 25, as well known for her gold panties as for her tennis abilities, and Althea Gibson, Wimbledon and U.S. title-holder in 1957-58, both turned pro, will begin 16-week dual tour on...

October 26, 1959
'Thrill of a life'

October 26, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
For the first time this season, virtually all the major teams played fairly true to form. Louisiana State and Mississippi held firm in the South while Auburn turned on Georgia Tech and badly...

October 26, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
Syracuse vs. West VirginiaWest Virginia was up for Pitt, but Syracuse power will cool off the Mountaineers. The Orangemen hit too hard and too often and will remain unbeaten. SYRACUSE.

October 26, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen

October 26, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen
Ggeorge Izo moved back to throw his first pass of the 1959 season, disposed of a big California end, fended off a guard, then threw. Bob Scarpitto made the catch to complete a 26-yard touchdown...

October 26, 1959 | Jeremiah Tax
Professional basketball opens its season this week with the long-awaited debut of Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain

October 26, 1959
BOSTON

October 26, 1959
ST. LOUIS

October 26, 1959
For one fleeting moment last week five live Thoroughbreds hung suspended in air over New York's Aqueduct track, and the precision of their postures gave them the frozen look of carved and painted...

October 26, 1959
The longest football game on record, a game more than half a century old, is still being played nightly at an off-Broadway theater in New York's Greenwich Village where the musical comedy Leave It...

October 26, 1959
Nothing sets a dog apart from other dogs so readily as a set of shining false teeth. Few orangutans can resist stealing an envious glance at a neighbor orangutan with a football. And, of course,...

October 26, 1959
The rules of their games may differ, but for football players the world over, whether they are butting their armored heads on an American gridiron, running fast and loose in the soccer oval at Rio...

October 26, 1959
Cure for NostalgiaWhatever nostalgia for Brooklyn and Ebbets Field still lingered in the camp of the L.A. Dodgers was suddenly dissipated last week. For winning a World Series before the greatest...

October 26, 1959
Walter O'Malley of the Los Angeles Dodgers, contemplating the immediate future in an expansive post-Series mood: "Our executives will take short vacations and bask on cloud nine, reflecting on the...

October 26, 1959
At first glance there seemed something pretty ridiculous about the latest and most publicized Washington investigation, the inquiry into TV quiz fixing. There was a palpable absurdity in the fact...

October 26, 1959 | Arthur Murphy
Few members of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S staff hold the honor of having an athletic performer named after them, as far as I know. But it does belong to Jeremiah Tax, who in this issue has prepared the...

October 26, 1959 | Whitney Tower
A track mark and the pro tem 2-year-old championship go to a Californian with great heart

October 26, 1959 | Alice Higgins
Washington's horse show drew top hunters and jumpers but few kind words or spectators

October 26, 1959 | Tex Maule
On a day of rare consistency New York's defense found a way to stop Tom McDonald

October 26, 1959
Frank Gifford, the New York Giants' halfback, shown here in work clothes, may look like a leading man but he is one of the toughest and best in pro football. Although he feels that his career may...

October 26, 1959 | Mort Lund
A new concept in motorboats, the fast Turbocraft water jet, passes stiff performance tests

October 26, 1959 | Evan Jones
The still point of the turning world—at least for a select handful of the men who drive racing automobiles and their associates—is the center of a round table regularly provendered with good food...

October 26, 1959 | John Blashill
A report from Madrid on the epic 'mano a mano' series fought by Ordóñez and Dominguín and some unkind words for critics

October 26, 1959 | Charles Goren
News of the passing of Football Commissioner Bert Bell and a question which came to me in the mail that same day combined to recall a bridge hand of long ago which will serve perhaps as Bert's...

October 26, 1959 | Herman Peery
Golfers who can play the game every day and who start off by having exceptional control of their body action—which the average golfer doesn't—can inaugurate the downswing with their hips. For the...

October 26, 1959 | Booton Herndon

October 26, 1959 | Booton Herndon
Americans going to Canada have few new rules to learn. In Canadian football there are 12 men on a team and three instead of four downs. Blocking is prohibited 15 yards beyond the line of scrimmage...

October 26, 1959
BOXING—Continuing his spectacular climb up the ranks of the lightweights, undefeated Raymundo (Battling) Torres sent his fellow Mexicans into hysterics by taking fourth-ranked Johnny Busso apart...

October 26, 1959
BASEBALL—MICKEY MANTLE'S AMERICAN LEAGUE STARS 4, Willi, Mays' National Leaguers 2, exhibition, Syracuse, N. Y.

October 26, 1959
4—Robert Hackett9—Tony Triolo10—Dan Hightower-St. Petersburg Independent, Puerto Rico News Bureau, Bert Morgan, Sentinel-Services, A.P., Eliahu Attar, A.P.18-21—illustrations by Joe Kaufman26,...

October 26, 1959
HAIL!Sirs:I would like to nominate not a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Sportsman of the Year, but rather the Sportsmen of the Year, the amazing Los Angeles Dodgers.FREDRIC F. DOTYLos Angeles

October 26, 1959 | Jimmy Jemail
ROCKY GRAZIANOLong Beach, N.Y.Former Middleweight ChampionBoy, this is some layout. Just look at that big colored grandstand and all those good-looking women. I'd say the whole joint is a...

October 26, 1959 | John Lovesey