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August 14, 1961 | Volume 15, Issue 7

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Murray Rose Cover - Sports Illustrated August 14, 1961

August 14, 1961 | Sydney L. James
On a birthday, and this issue marks SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S seventh, it is natural to try to assess where one stands; the view tends to be somewhat broader than that inspired by an ordinary day or...

August 14, 1961
As the race comes down to the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Manager Hutchinson (opposite) glowers more fiercely than ever and Manager Alston maintains a tight-lipped hostility....

August 14, 1961 | Jim Brosnan
There are no national holidays in the month of August. Professional ballplayers, ground down by the summer sun and the strain of the pennant race, usually endure August days with stoic tolerance....

August 14, 1961 | James Murray
Ladies and gentlemen, what you are about to get in on is a road tryout of a new musical—a mystery. At the moment the title is The Case of the Artless Dodgers, but it may be changed to Damn Dodgers...

August 14, 1961 | William Barry Furlong
Bloody and battered through the last two rounds, Gene Fullmer had all the appearance of a defeated boxer. He was the real winner, though, as he beat Florentino Fernandez in a rouser

August 14, 1961
"You must climb Mount Fuji once in your life," an old Japanese maxim admonishes, and lately, as if a grim determination had seized the population to get the job done, the volcano has become a...

August 14, 1961
With a finality no umpire could question, San Francisco's star, Willie Mays, was tagged out one night last week—squarely between the eyes. Trying to advance from first to third on a teammate's...

August 14, 1961
Dartmouth College in the New Hampshire hills is a skiers' school, and ski parkas and sweaters have been the year-long campus uniform ever since the college started its Winter Carnival 50 years...

August 14, 1961
Richard Bissell, author of the musical The Pajama Game, ruminates on the life of a houseboater in Iowa—you can do it Huck Finn or gray-flannel style. Either way is fun.

August 14, 1961 | Arlie W. Schardt

August 14, 1961
ON THESE EIGHT PAGES PHOTOGRAPHER PETE TURNER CAPTURES THE MANY MOODS OF FISHING. USING FILTERS AS AN ARTIST USES PAINTS, HE PORTRAYS BOTH THE CHILL AND WARMTH OF A DAY'S SPORT

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August 14, 1961 | Virginia Kraft
This pained cry will issue from many old shotgunners at Vandalia as teen-agers challenge for the trap title

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August 14, 1961
•John Blanchard, whose left-handed hitting has won seven games for the New York Yankees, attributes part of his success to Casey Stengel's retirement. He says: "And that Stengel! I took the pipe...

August 14, 1961 | William Barry Furlong
Waved off the course a month ago, U.S. amateur drivers regain the right to run against the pros

August 14, 1961 | Tex Maule
He's Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, Norm Van Brocklin's understudy for three years, who may be as good

August 14, 1961 | Anthony Carson
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August 14, 1961 | Herman Weiskopf
Even baseball's finest players have had difficulty maintaining top-level performances from one year to the next. At this time last season there were a dozen .300 hitters in the AL. Just two, Roy...

August 14, 1961
BOATING—WEATHERLY, Henry D. Mercer's 12-meter yacht skippered by Arthur Knapp Jr., defeated her rivals Easterner and Columbia in five out of six races to win both the Queen's and Astor cups in the...

August 14, 1961
9—Karl Jaros, James C. Fish, Pete Waldmeir, Thom Ward12—Art Shay13—Lee Balterman14—Herb Scharfnan15—John G. Zimmerman18—Hy Peskin30, 31—Phil Bath32—Sydney Morning Herald37—U.P.I.38-45—Pete...

August 14, 1961
THE RECORDSirs:Walter Bingham's Assault on the Record (July 31) said something that has needed saying for some time. His realistic attitude is commendable.JOHN C. HENDRICKSONDayton, Ohio

August 14, 1961
Savior of the appaloosa

August 14, 1961
Diane Ellison, a junior at the University of Washington, dunked Defending Champion Bette Ellis of Clarkston, Wash. a split second before tumbling in herself, captured women's birling title in...