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August 31, 1964 | Volume 21, Issue 9

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Brooks Robinson Cover - Sports Illustrated August 31, 1964

August 31, 1964 | William Leggett

August 31, 1964 | William Leggett
After losing four in Chicago, the Yanks went to Boston and dropped two more last weekend. The reasons were the same as those revealed in that big game in New York on August 7. Weakness No. 1: the...

August 31, 1964
Its formal name is Fuji-Hakone-Izu, but American tourists refer to it simply as Hakone. One of the most beautiful national parks in Japan, Hakone is really huge—366 square miles—and it...

August 31, 1964 | Mark Kram

August 31, 1964
THE PRO FOOTBALL ISSUE: Dollar signs dangle in profusion over the 1964 season. It will be by far the most prosperous for the NFL, and the AFL happily looks forward to 1965, when its lucrative TV...

August 31, 1964
It happens in late August. Until then the golfer has joyfully improved his game, shank by shank, through the fragrance of spring and the early warmth of summer, amid the emerald opulence of his...

August 31, 1964 | Sidney L. James
As any steady reader knows by now, this magazine is not against golf. But there are days, as you know and I know, when golf is against mankind and when a course that has been benevolent or at...

August 31, 1964 | Bob Ottum

August 31, 1964 | Jack Nicklaus
When attempting an intentional hook, you should not rely simply on a strong grip and a closed stance to produce the desired effect. They are not enough. The most important element in hitting a...

August 31, 1964
"They're just keeping us on our feet so we'll be too tired to beat the Senators," grumbled Twin Pitcher Camilo Pascual as he waited with his Minnesota teammates to meet President Johnson. But...

August 31, 1964 | Alfred Wright
Unruffled Barbara McIntire, keeping her composure on a windy, strange and sand-strewn course, wins the Women's Amateur

August 31, 1964 | Alfred Wright
One of the more memorable sights of the Women's National Amateur last week was that of Defending Champion Anne Quast Welts, not because of her play—which was ragged enough to keep her from even...

August 31, 1964 | Pat Ryan
Speedy Scot and Su Mac Lad of America annihilated foreign opposition in the Roosevelt International amid reports of clandestine Yankee amours in French breeding barns, from which U.S. blood is by...

August 31, 1964
TRAVESTY: PART II

August 31, 1964
•Alvin Roy, isometric tension instructor for the San Diego Chargers, when a 6-foot player asked him if he could prescribe exercises to make him taller: "Son, if I could do that I'd be 6 feet 5...

August 31, 1964 | Whitney Tower
Paul Mellon's handy colt triumphed over mud in Saratoga's historic Travers. If he keeps winning he may be 1964's 3-year-old champion

August 31, 1964 | Charles Goren
"The week of the Summer Nationals was a happy one for my friend John Gerber of Houston. First, the American Contract Bridge League's board of directors renamed him nonplaying captain of the team...

August 31, 1964 | Jack Olsen

August 31, 1964 | Peter Carry
NATIONAL LEAGUEIt is supposedly best to let sleeping dogs lie, and last week the SAN FRANCISCO Giants (1-6) relearned that lesson the hard way. The Giants, who lost six straight games on weak...

August 31, 1964 | Peter Carry
Met Outfielder Joe Christopher is from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands which, according to the airlines, is only a few hours from New York. But Joe evidently never read the ads, because it took...

August 31, 1964
BOXING—In a fight that marked the end of 20 years of televised boxing from Madison Square Garden, veteran HENRY HANK, 29, of Detroit held eighth-ranked Light Heavyweight Johnny Persol, 24, of...

August 31, 1964
Sue Gillespie, 17, a winsome, blue-eyed blonde from Portland, Ind. who started pitching horseshoes three years ago, won her second world championship in Greenville, Ohio. She also set a world...

August 31, 1964
4—Elodi Courter16—Neil Leifer17, 19—Herb Scharfman33—Herb Scharfman47—Richard Meek54—UPI56—Rich Clarkson58—Roosevelt Raceway60, 61—AP66-74—Bob Henriques76—AP78—AP, Joe McTyre, Duane Howell-Denver...

August 31, 1964
RAVAGED RIVERSirs:A word to commend Robert Boyle's superb piece, The Hudson River (Aug. 17). The writing is excellent, the knowledge is impressive and the organization admirable. I am no...