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August 30, 1954 | Volume 1, Issue 3

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Pamela Nelson Cover - Sports Illustrated August 30, 1954

August 30, 1954
Poet Carl Sandburg, 76, sometime Illinoisan, sometime Michigander, sometime folk songster, now lives in Flat Rock, N.C. and hankers for more golf.

August 30, 1954
VANDERBILT'S GREAT GRAY EXERCISE WITH TROMBONE...WHO'S GOT A BETTER BAT?

August 30, 1954
Poet Carl Sandburg, 76, sometime Illinoisan, sometime Michigander, sometime folk songster, now lives in Flat Rock, N.C. and hankers for more golf.

August 30, 1954
A team of white oxen haul the palio—racing's oldest prize—around the crowded public square of ancient Siena to prepare the way for a centuries-old contest

August 30, 1954
AT SARATOGA last week the Oneonta Handicap rated as a small event. The track was sloppy and the purse was only $3,270. But the Oneonta Handicap will go down in racing's memory book, for it proved...

August 30, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
The Answers:

August 30, 1954 | Robert Creamer
Fenway Park in Boston is an island of green grass almost entirely surrounded by Yankee-haters. The hatred is a splendid thing to behold, fine and rich and vigorous, nurtured by years of baseball...

August 30, 1954
UNTIL the middle of July it was a great year to be a Giant fan—what with Willie Mays, ninth-inning victories and a cheerful managerial genius named Leo Durocher. But then came the long dry spell,...

August 30, 1954 | William F. Talbert
KEN ROSEWALL, 19 (5 ft. 7¾ in., 148 lb.): Slender and dark, looks more like a ball boy than a top internationalist. Has great "little" game, reminiscent of Frankie Parker's. Backhand...

August 30, 1954 | William F. Talbert
TONY TRABERT, 24 (6 ft. 1 in., 180 lb.): Defending U.S. titleholder; he has everything a tennis champion needs, every stroke in the book and tremendous power. Handsome Cincinnatian swept this...

August 30, 1954 | William F. Talbert
They are back again in search of the one trophy that has eluded them most. The experts concede them an excellent chance, but the top U.S. players have a habit of rising to the occasion at Forest...

August 30, 1954 | William F. Talbert
KEN ROSEWALL, 19 (5 ft. 7¾ in., 148 lb.): Slender and dark, looks more like a ball boy than a top internationalist. Has great "little" game, reminiscent of Frankie Parker's. Backhand magnificent,...

August 30, 1954 | William F. Talbert
TONY TRABERT, 24 (6 ft. 1 in., 180 lb.): Defending U.S. titleholder; he has everything a tennis champion needs, every stroke in the book and tremendous power. Handsome Cincinnatian swept this...

August 30, 1954 | Gerald Holland
SITTING in the stands at Forest Hills next week will be a gnomish, sandy-haired man who will draw far less attention from his fellow spectators than he deserves. Only a few old-timers are likely...

August 30, 1954 | H. H. S. Phillips Jr.
You will normally find "The 19th Hole," our letters-to-the-editors column, at the end of each week's SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. This week, however, "The 19th Hole" is right in the middle of the...

August 30, 1954 | Keith Munro
TIME: AUG. 28, 1:45 P.M. (EDT) TEAMS: OTTAWA & TORONTO NETWORK: NBC, COAST TO COAST RULES: EXPLAINED BELOW FREQUENCY: EVERY SATURDAY SCHEDULE: GAME OF THE WEEK

August 30, 1954 | Red Smith
Joe Engel, manager of the Chattanooga baseball club, got this wire from a rookie he was dickering for: "Double the salary offered or count me out." The next day the rookie received the...

August 30, 1954 | Red Smith
The night game provides on-the-spot customers with a colorful spectacle but our Mr. Smith still suffers from nostalgia for the lazy old sunshine

August 30, 1954 | Red Smith
Joe Engel, manager of the Chattanooga baseball club, got this wire from a rookie he was dickering for: "Double the salary offered or count me out." The next day the rookie received the following...

August 30, 1954
SIRS: YOU'VE SCORED TOUCHDOWN, HOME RUN, GOAL, STRIKE, EAGLE, ACE, RINGER, CHECKERED'FLAG, KNOCKOUT, FALL, ROUGE, HAT TRICK, CHECKMATE WITH YOUR FIRST ISSUE. ELMER BLASCO ST. LOUIS

August 30, 1954
Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

August 30, 1954
A hulking mother brown bear glares from her den at four intruders...who have climbed a Kodiak mountain to try to catch her cubs for exhibits at a zoo

August 30, 1954 | Bryan Collier
READY TO CAST, forefinger grips line and pickup bail is open. Caster is Bache Brown (opposite page).

August 30, 1954 | John O'Reilly
The praying mantis (above, life-size) is causing panic in the streets

August 30, 1954
The Soapbox Derby makes or breaks the dreams of 151 drivers in a 975-foot downhill dash

August 30, 1954 | Robert N. Bavier Jr.
Must a husband take his wife on his fishing trips just because his henpecked friends take their wives along?

August 30, 1954 | Robert N. Bavier Jr.
Race Week has changed with the times but is more fun than ever

August 30, 1954 | Robert N. Bavier Jr.
Must a husband take his wife on his fishing trips just because his henpecked friends take their wives along?

August 30, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
Middleweight Champion Bobo Olson remained cool, calm and collected $125,000 for 15 rounds of evening work against Challenger Castellani in San Francisco

August 30, 1954
Columnist Dick Hyland, a great football player in his own day, takes a hard look at the masked faces of the modern stars and wonders what kind of mayhem is taking place on the professional gridiron

August 30, 1954
17-Associated Press; 18-left, Bob Williams, Hal Swiggett; right, Keystone, Walter Bennett; 19-top, Associated Press, Central Press; bottom, Robert M. Mottar-Scope; 20-left, Hugh Allain; right,...

August 30, 1954
He wears his crazy quilt of colors more for identification than for decoration. Whether he is coming or going, racing fans have no doubt which one of the 2,525 registered stables he represents

August 30, 1954 | Albion Hughes
Errard King wins the American Derby to keep the three-year-olds mixed up

August 30, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
YANKEE CHALLENGELed by Tommy Hitchcock Sr., a team of Americans played England's Hurlingham Club in the first international polo match at Newport, R.I. 68 years ago this week. Since polo had been...

August 30, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
Canada's tournament is becoming a sort of Olympic Games of golf

August 30, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
YANKEE CHALLENGELed by Tommy Hitchcock Sr., a team of Americans played England's Hurlingham Club in the first international polo match at Newport, R.I. 68 years ago this week. Since polo had been...

August 30, 1954 | The Know-it-all
A humbling gameGolf is one of those games that can drive you either to the peak of supreme enjoyment or the depths of indescribable frustration. You may ride on the clouds after a booming drive...

August 30, 1954
BORN—To Irv Noren, outfielder for New York Yankees and Mrs. Noren, a nine-pound six-ounce boy, named James Irving.

August 30, 1954
A roundup of the week's news

August 30, 1954
BORN—To Irv Noren, outfielder for New York Yankees and Mrs. Noren, a nine-pound six-ounce boy, named James Irving.

August 30, 1954
•TELEVISED EVENTS: ALL TIMES GIVEN ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

August 30, 1954 | Victor Kalman
A DANDY PERFORMERWhether as a wigged actor (right) in a French movie or as a fighter with a hard right cross, this man always was a crowd pleaser. Though he had never scaled over the...

August 30, 1954 | Victor Kalman
A new crack bowling team is being readied for action

August 30, 1954 | Victor Kalman
A DANDY PERFORMER Whether as a wigged actor (right) in a French movie or as a fighter with a hard right cross, this man always was a crowd pleaser. Though he had never scaled over the...

August 30, 1954 | Victor Kalman
A new crack bowling team is being readied for action

August 30, 1954 | Victor Kalman
A DANDY PERFORMERWhether as a wigged actor (right) in a French movie or as a fighter with a hard right cross, this man always was a crowd pleaser. Though he had never scaled over the...

August 30, 1954
A pioneer among U.S. sports, croquet was the first game played by women

August 30, 1954
"Why can't we just go for a swim, daddy?"