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April 10, 1961 | Volume 14, Issue 14

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Jackie Brandt Cover - Sports Illustrated April 10, 1961

April 10, 1961 | George Plimpton

April 10, 1961
BADMINTON—JIM POOLE defeated Bill Berry, both of San Diego, 15-9, 17-18, 15-2 to win the American amateur—open championship in Long Beach, Calif. JUDY DEVLIN HASHMAN of London beat McGregor...

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14—sketch by Al Beechel25—Art Rickerby-Pix32, 33—Sport and General35—Marvin E. Newman36—Farrell Grehan37—Art Rickerby-Pix38, 39—Dick Darcey40—Herb Scharfman, Art Rickerby-Pix41—Farrell Grehan42,...

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ALL THE WAYWE WISH TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR FINE ARTICLE ABOUT THE LATE NCAA NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS (Ohio State All the Way, March 27). WE ALL FEEL THAT THE ARTICLE WAS WELL WRITTEN,...

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ETHICAL SPREAD

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The prettiest picker

April 10, 1961 | Whitney Tower
In the goo at Gulfstream Park young Johnny Sellers rode Carry Back to a close and courageous victory in the Florida Derby and made him a clear favorite for next month's classic in Kentucky

April 10, 1961 | Kenneth Rudeen

April 10, 1961 | Arlie W. Schardt
America's superb swimmers set 12 new records last week, but don't expect them to last

April 10, 1961 | John Lawrence
John Lawrence, 32, is the son of a peer (Lord Oaksey), a racing writer for the London 'Daily Telegraph' and a leading amateur steeplechase rider. After winning his first race many years ago he...

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The once immutable aspect of baseball is changing now, and rapidly. This season brand-new teams of rather old men will represent the American League in Los Angeles and Washington, the old...

April 10, 1961 | Walter Bingham
In this season of change in big league baseball, nothing has been more intriguing than the Chicago Cubs' decision to play without a manager

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In major league baseball, 1961 may eventually become known as the year of the great leveling. In the National League only three teams—the Phillies, Reds and Cubs—seem to have no chance at all for...

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The Pirates, under tough little Danny Murtaugh, are looking for another pennant with the same lively crew—Hoak, Groat, Skinner, etc.—that won last year

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The Braves won pennants in '57 and '58, then slipped to second after that. They are still strong and powerful, but they are beginning to live in the past

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Elderly Stan Musial's bat helps the Cardinal attack, but his aging legs weaken outfield defense—which typifies the Cards' problem of nonfielding hitters

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The Los Angeles Dodgers, a team of potential superstars who haven't yet made it, are run by a superfinancier who has. They could win the pennant

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Candlestick Park is a windy, precarious foothold for any manager, but Alvin Dark, with a few anchors to windward like Willie, hopes to lead Giants into the sun

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In revolt against Cubs' futility, Phil Wrigley beefed up his coaching staff, dispensed with his manager. Some live hitters and pitchers would help this team more

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Young men have their days, but in Philly they spell it with a "ze" at the end. Some young Phils are big leaguers, others might be some day; this will be a long year for all

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Gone from the Yanks is Casey Stengel, the master manager. This year Ralph Houk, a comparative child, shall lead them. Team is strong, so it should be pleasant work

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Paul Richards maneuvers his young Orioles with a magician's hand. In 1960 he almost came up with a pennant, but he'll be hard pressed to do as well this year

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Bill Veeck shoots off fireworks in Comiskey Park, and his White Sox are skyrockets on the bases. But they are an old team, and their age is starting to show

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A solid first team, with Jim Piersall promising no more of last year's antics, will make the Indians tough all year long. Injuries, however, would hurt this benchless club

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As the Senators last year, the Twins were one of the most improved teams in the league. Now, with the support of their enthusiastic new Minnesota fans, they may do even better

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The somnolent Tiger wouldn't hurt a kid pitcher—most days. Manager Bob Scheffing must get the Tiger up and roaring, but he'd have more luck if he had some infielders

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Williams is gone, Jensen Is back, and the question is: how much of Williams' sock can Jensen fill? Probably enough to help make Boston a better club over-all

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Frank Lane has taken over at Kansas City, which means today's Athletics may be tomorrow's Senators or Tigers. The A's are bad, but they won't stand still

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Club Owner Gene Autry has always been on the side of the Angels. Now he is trying to lead his new band in the right direction: up. It looks like a long, slow trip

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April 10, 1961 | Charles Goren

April 10, 1961 | M. Allen
A baseball quiz to test the ingenuity and add to the knowledge of both the casual fan and the armchair expert

April 10, 1961 | Carleton Mitchell
Hardly, says net star Welby Van Horn, who is raising champions in Puerto Rico—from 8 on up