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April 08, 1963 | Volume 18, Issue 14

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Harmon Killebrew Cover - Sports Illustrated April 08, 1963

April 08, 1963 | Robert Cantwell
Early in the winter of 1929 an Indian living in the wilderness of eastern Quebec made his way into town on snowshoes—a distance of 40 miles—and mailed an 8,000-word manuscript to magazine in...

April 08, 1963
BASKETBALL—EAST beat West 77-70 in the College All-Star game, with able defensive work by Bowling Green's 6-foot 11-inch Nate Thurmond and Duke's dazzling All-America, Art Heyman.

April 08, 1963
18—Neil Leifer19—Robert Phillips20, 21—Frank Zagarino23—Neil Leifer26, 27—Horst Ehricht28—A.P.39, 45, 51, 57, 60, 63—Walter Iooss Jr.40—Hy Peskin41—Neil Leifer42, 44, 48, 64,72, 78, 81—Herb...

April 08, 1963
Jane Ford, a stockbroker from Beverly Hills, became one of the few American women to break the sound barrier (the first: Jacqueline Cochran) when she flew a Northrop T-38 Talon up to 835 mph....

April 08, 1963
RIGHT TO FIGHTSirs:The new campaign to ban boxing, touched off by the death of former Featherweight Champion Davey Moore (Death of a Champion, April 1), is as absurd as abolishing automobiles...

April 08, 1963 | Whitney Tower

April 08, 1963 | Dan Jenkins
Georgia's Wally Butts offers point-by-point comments on notes allegedly made during his now-celebrated telephone call to Alabama's Bear Bryant

April 08, 1963 | Dave Anderson
There is a loneliness beyond that of the fabled long-distance runner about a big-league hockey referee—as this picture of former National Hockey League Referee Eddie Powers may attest. No matter...

April 08, 1963
Its masters time once more in Augusta, where that most wondrous of golf tournaments gets a new champion. Alfred Wright describes the scene and the strokes that won.

April 08, 1963
Hematoma is a word that didn't get into many baseball stories last year and won't get into many this year either. Through the last two months of the 1962 season Maury Wills of the Los Angeles...

April 08, 1963
JUDGMENT DAY COMING

April 08, 1963
•Willie Mays, after his first look at Houston's hard-throwing catcher, John Bateman: "It hurts my arm just to watch him throw."

April 08, 1963
The strengths and weaknesses of the major league teams, together with a special look at the main problem faced by each. Thirty-two pages of analysis by Robert Creamer, William Leggett, Tom C....

April 08, 1963 | Robert Creamer
And this may be the year another magic name pops up to join the roster of great ones, rising from and obscuring the problems besetting the harassed men who run baseball

April 08, 1963
The Dodgers have a leaky defense, a shortage of starting pitchers and a palace intrigue. Steady Walter Alston faces a formidable task in preventing the team from slipping to third

April 08, 1963
For the Xteenth year in a row, the Cardinals have a pitching staff—on paper—that could set the league on its ear. St. Louisans are waiting to see the potential turn into the real thing

April 08, 1963
The Colt .45s are loaded with youngsters barely beyond the age of adolescence. Some of them are bound to come through, and this makes Houston a good bet—for the 1965 season

April 08, 1963
Most of the players John Quinn wangled from other teams enjoyed good seasons last year, but until the farms start producing, the team cannot be said to have great expectations

April 08, 1963
Five different teams have won National League pennants since '57. The Giants, with their thunderous power and pitching, could stop this nonsense—but only if Cepeda is willing

April 08, 1963
There is a more youthful look to the Mets, but youth is not enough. George Weiss seems incapable of preventing New York from being the worst team in the major leagues again

April 08, 1963
Head Coach Bob Kennedy, a former marine, and Athletic Director Bob Whitlow, an ex-pilot, will find that, even with a stronger attack in '63, the Cubs will be waging defensive warfare

April 08, 1963
Once the Braves spoke confidently of pennants. Now they speak hopefully of the first division, and even that may be out of reach if their fading old men don't pull off a geriatric miracle

April 08, 1963
Already top-heavy in pitching, defense and singles hitters, Pittsburgh went for more of the same by trading off its veteran infielders. The moves may pay off someday—but not in 1963

April 08, 1963
The Reds have the stuff of a pennant winner: winning pitchers, strong hitters, reliable defense. But they also have the preseason miseries that struck them down last year

April 08, 1963
This year's theme for the White Sox is speed, power and defense—only the Sox have less speed, power and defense than last year. It looks like a long summer on the South Side

April 08, 1963
With daring and dollars the Twins climbed to second in 1962. This year their infield is young and skilled, their outfield mature and powerful, their pitching strong. They have a chance

April 08, 1963
Impressive rookies may button up the defense and add some hitting. But the Cleveland pitchers will find that they need more than their new hidden-ball technique to win games

April 08, 1963
Despite the blue-chip quality of the Yankees, they are a little short on the mound. At least that is the hope that must sustain the nine other teams through an otherwise ominous year

April 08, 1963
For Boston, with its short left field, home is where the home run should be hit. Stuart and Mejias may hit them, but the pitchers won't be able to stop opponents from doing the same

April 08, 1963
Washington's owners promise a new deal: millions for talent and no meddling on the field. But salvation comes too late this year to help the weakest-hitting team in the major leagues

April 08, 1963
The Baltimore playboys had fun everywhere last year but on the field. Now strengthened by trades, the Orioles will make a strong run for the pennant if everyone tends to business

April 08, 1963
The freewheeling Angels were the most delightful surprise in baseball last year. Bubbling with optimism, they head into a season that may produce a less happy form of astonishment

April 08, 1963
Assuming Frank Lary's arm is in shape, the Tigers have just about everything to challenge the Yankees except a sound double-play combination. Lack of it could nullify any threat

April 08, 1963
With or without anybody in the stands, the gaudily dressed A's have a chance to rise higher than any former KC team, but only if last year's staff of "Who's he?" pitchers keeps improving

April 08, 1963 | Barbara Heilman

April 08, 1963 | Jack Nicklaus
It has long been thought that the proper way to teach children to play golf is to insist that they learn a careful, deliberate swing first, then strive for distance. But I feel that just the...

April 08, 1963 | Virginia Kraft
With noses to the ground, Rover and Spot are sniffing toward a new kind of Ph.D.

April 08, 1963

April 08, 1963 | Jerry Siebert
Harriet Quimby was charming and daring, but she picked the wrong time for making history