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May 18, 1964 | Volume 20, Issue 20

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Joey Giardello Cover - Sports Illustrated May 18, 1964

May 18, 1964
AMERICAN LEAGUEIt started out like a bad week for Dave Nicholson of CHICAGO. He was hitting .206, and slamming a garage door on his hand would not help matters. Or would it? First he hit a...

May 18, 1964
Last Friday was a big day in the life of Juan Marichal, the Giants' leading pitcher. In the afternoon he signed the papers for a new $40,000 home in San Francisco, a long step from the family...

May 18, 1964
BASKETBALL—Defending Champion RUSSIA won six games and lost none for its second straight title in the women's world tournament at Lima, Peru. Two other Iron Curtain countries, Czechoslovakia (5-1)...

May 18, 1964
4—Tony Triolo32, 37—James Drake60-62, 64, 65—Elliott Erwitt from Magnum67, 70—drawings by Don Moss76—Associated Newspapers81—Walter Iooss Jr.109—AP110—Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Allan...

May 18, 1964
Jane Ellen Needham, 14, who rides Morgan show horses on her parents' farm in Holden, Mass., became the owner of a 2-year-old Thoroughbred racehorse when her nomination, Royal Omen, won the...

May 18, 1964
VINDICATIONSSirs:Robert Creamer's The Transistor Kid (May 4) was a wonderful article about a truly great baseball announcer, Vin Scully. In San Diego we are so well entertained by Scully's...

May 18, 1964
CLOUD THE SIZE OF A MAN'S HANDWe have been force-fed so much favorable comment on Shea Stadium, the new ball park of the New York Mets, that we feel compelled to give one of our nonconformist...

May 18, 1964
•Maxie Rosenbloom, former light heavyweight champion, asked if he ever threw a fight: "Never. Once some gamblers made me a very attractive offer to take a dive in the second round, but I turned...

May 18, 1964 | Frank Deford
Last week it was the favorably fenced and ventilated ball park of the Twins, and before that the Athletics' Municipal Stadium, where the sluggers on both teams are slugging like crazy

May 18, 1964 | John Underwood
Florida A&M Sprinter Bob Hayes, America's top Olympic prospect, has a running style that is all wrong—and altogether right, as an analysis of his latest stylish 100-yard dash conclusively proves.

May 18, 1964 | John Underwood
A slow beginner by international standards, Hayes (third from right) Is third in fact coming out of blocks at Atlanta. But he accelerates rapidly (right to left below) and is alone at the finish.

May 18, 1964
Big Frank Howard is the ultimate weapon of the World Champion Dodgers. Can lie provide enough power to offset their other problems? An appraisal by William Leggett.

May 18, 1964 | John Underwood

May 18, 1964 | Sidney L. James
The editors of Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961) have been doing their best, where more conservative lexicographers might pause, to keep their big book open for useful new words...

May 18, 1964 | Jack Nicklaus
A recounting of four weeks during which the author loses his golf clubs, leaves a ball up a palm tree, learns—happily—that he has no followers in a laundromat and comes up with his first 1964...

May 18, 1964 | Jack Nicklaus
Back in action, Nicklaus eats countless oysters, gives a fellow pro a tip—and gets beaten by him—is named Irishman of the Day and gets tired of finishing second.

May 18, 1964
Surfing has developed a cult with a language of its own, fashions of its own, a dance of its own. On these pages five top California surfers wear current favorites in competition trunks. Following...

May 18, 1964
PAGES 60-61. Left to right: Surfer Don Takayama wears Hang-Ten palaka-cloth surfers ($7); Steve Aaberg, Take's rice-bag surfers ($7.50); Ricky Young, M. Nii's competition-band surfers, ($8); Bob...

May 18, 1964 | Carleton Mitchell

May 18, 1964
On a tour of London factories with a Russian trade delegation, shy, unobtrusive Sergei Khrushchev, son of the Soviet leader, did not have much chance to pursue his favorite sport—which is...

May 18, 1964 | Charles Goren
I can't understand why Mr. A is a losing player," someone once remarked to Helen Sobel. "He usually makes one more trick than anybody else would." Helen laughed. "That's easy," she said. "He bids...

May 18, 1964 | Gwilym S. Brown
Casper won the Colonial by avoiding trouble on the banks of the Trinity, and history makes him a solid contender in the U.S. Open

May 18, 1964 | Ian Anstruther

May 18, 1964 | Paul Stewart
The wide-eyed, limber-legged kids in the drawing below are skateboarding, a dryland variation of surfboarding. It is the wackiest new fad to come down the southern California pike in a long time...

May 18, 1964 | Gerald Holland
Shucks Pruett of the Browns could stop the great Ruth almost at will with an artful kind of fadeaway