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May 07, 1962 | Volume 16, Issue 18

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated May 07, 1962

May 07, 1962
His name: Ridan. For a long time he was not given much chance against the distance runners he meets Saturday at Churchill Downs. But now he need fear only one other horse—or mud

May 07, 1962 | Robert H. Boyle
Instead of O.K., the commission came up with a kayo when Sonny wanted a license

May 07, 1962 | Gwilym S. Brown
The amateurs start their battle to see who will succeed Jack Nicklaus, and the first candidate is an old favorite with a new approach

May 07, 1962
Track and field's grandest mob scene is the Penn Relays, where last weekend 5,000 excited young athletes submitted eagerly to some amazing stockyarding and an unrelenting timetable. Like dutiful...

May 07, 1962 | Roger Williams

May 07, 1962
Comeback golfer Gene Littler, now U.S. Open champion and top money winner, had to rediscover his swing before he could achieve the success long predicted for him.

May 07, 1962
The first Kentucky Derby that Artist Tomi Ungerer ever saw was last year's, but he painted The Derby—not just the 87th running of it. His fresh eye and bold style produced our cover, the paintings...

May 07, 1962 | Whitney Tower
The colts in the 1962 Derby field show an unusual variety of talent and running styles, but if the track is fast it should lead to a two-horse race

May 07, 1962
Serene yet strong, majestic yet sedate,Swift without violence, without terror great.MATTHEW PRIOR (1700)

May 07, 1962 | Charles Goren
My good friend Dick Frey is well known these days as a bridge writer and commentator; he edits The Bulletin of the American Contract Bridge League and comments on the play at numerous...

May 07, 1962 | William Leggett
Houston's Colt .45s got off to a galloping good start in the National League because of excellent work on the mound

May 07, 1962 | Jo Ahern Zill
Stella Sloat's skirts win the Sporting Look trophy; Elisabeth Stewart Beck is the Designer of the Year

May 07, 1962

May 07, 1962
•Stan Musial, Cardinal outfielder, admitting he might not retire after this season: "When you make statements in February about retiring, you really mean them. Then the season starts and you get...

May 07, 1962 | Roy Terrell

May 07, 1962
18—Bob Gomel-LIFE21, 70—Tony Triolo28, 31—Lou Witt63—Hy Peskin66—Christa69—Francesco Scavullo93—Bob Peterson, Henry Stowers-Dallas Morning News, U.P.I., Gerry Cranham94—Phil Bath, Herb Scharfman

May 07, 1962
Susie Wilson, one of 73 badminton players from Port Angeles, Wash. who entered the junior nationals in Seattle, won the girls' 13-and-under class by beating teammate Judy Brodhun, while another...

May 07, 1962
BOWLING—DOT WILKINSON of Phoenix, an All-America softball catcher, won the Woman's International Bowling Congress' Queens Tournament in Phoenix. A surprise winner by only one pin in the semifinal...

May 07, 1962 | Herman Weiskopf
NATIONAL LEAGUESan Francisco fans were happy. Their Giants won four of six, were all but tied for first with the Cardinals and Pirates, and the peanuts at Candlestick Park ("thirty plump legumes...

May 07, 1962
SECOND ROUNDSirs:I cannot refrain from commenting on the article by New York's Boxing Commissioner James A. Farley Jr. and his expressed desire to see "the absolute elimination of return-bout...

May 07, 1962 | Alice Higgins
A horse show quiz to increase the knowledge of the casual fan and the armchair expert

May 07, 1962 | Theodore M. O'Leary