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May 02, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 18

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Tom Courtney Cover - Sports Illustrated May 02, 1955

May 02, 1955

May 02, 1955
Willful Nashua's last-jump victory over Summer Tan in the $111,700 Wood Memorial makes him the prime favorite in the Kentucky Derby, but his backers will still die a little when they bet him—he...

May 02, 1955
The Penn Relays, a homebred idea, have won a strong hold on fans who demand plenty of color and action

May 02, 1955
Pole vaulters, shot-putters and discus throwers get their chance, but in the U.S. in the spring the focus of attention is on the durable legion of young runners who compete in THE RELAYS!

May 02, 1955
This undraped fellow, who looks like a forward passer caught with his pants down, is actually dressed for the sport in which he is competing. He is an athlete of the late fifth century putting a...

May 02, 1955 | Whitney Tower
That was the Wood Memorial last Saturday as Summer Tan and Nashua—two superb colts—galvanized race goers and millions of TV watchers with a mile-and-an-eighth duel that proved Nashua master by a neck

May 02, 1955 | Eddie Arcaro
The first time I saw Nashua—or at least the first time I can remember seeing him—I had better than a clubhouse seat. The occasion was a four-and-a-half furlong maiden race at Belmont Park almost...

May 02, 1955
PANTS DOWN AND GOAL TO GO

May 02, 1955
DERBY WEEK IN LOUISVILLEAnother SI preview, with four pages of color photographs of Derby horses, and what to see and where

May 02, 1955 | Jerome Weidman

May 02, 1955 | Tenzing Norgay
PART II: In which the young Sherpa, on numerous expeditions in the high Himalayas, matures into the veteran climber; survives the hard years of the war and after; assumes the great...

May 02, 1955 | Tenzing Norgay
How Tenzing makes the most momentous decision of his life; and wherein he tells at last the full story of how Everest's summit was achieved

May 02, 1955 | Robert Creamer

May 02, 1955 | Dick Young
The manager of the Dodgers, a former high school instructor and still a teacher at heart, gives his pitchers paper work

May 02, 1955 | Dick Young
Pitching chart kept by Billy Loes and Carl Erskine shows what happened with every pitch thrown by the Dodgers during record-breaking 10th straight victory. Tiny boxes in line with Philadelphia...

May 02, 1955 | William F. Talbert
There's no doubt about who walked away with the honors at the 21st River Oaks Invitation tournament in Houston last week. Tony Trabert, steady off the ground and brilliant at net, roundly trounced...

May 02, 1955 | Victor Kalman
By midafternoon of Wednesday, April 20, the three days of cooling, intermittent showers had ended and the streets of Fort Wayne steamed under a broiling sun. It was especially hot in the immense...

May 02, 1955
Twenty-One years ago this week Goose Goslin, murderous Detroit slugger playing against Cleveland, distinguished himself by becoming the first major leaguer to hit into four consecutive double...

May 02, 1955 | Claude Harmon
As a rule, golfers don't pay enough attention to the face of the club. The face of the golf club is so small that few golfers realize how important it is in correct shot-making for that face to be...

May 02, 1955 | Virginia M. Kraft

May 02, 1955 | Compiled by ED ZERN
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

May 02, 1955
9—Walter Daran12, 14—drawings by Ajay19—John Young—Dallas News26, 27—Hy Peskin, A.E. Woolley Sr., Andrew L.P. Ettinger, Ormond Gigli from Rapho-Guillumette, Tom Burnside28, 29—Lydia Edes, John P....

May 02, 1955
Promoter C.C. Pyle staged one of the zaniest events in sports history

May 02, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
SELIM SARPER, Ambassador to U.N. from Turkey"Our main national sport is wrestling. I think it requires more all-round skill. In 1948 we won the Olympic Championship. Almost all boys and young men...

May 02, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
What is the best race track in the U.S.? And the worst? (Asked of jockeys.)

May 02, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

May 02, 1955
Sirs:Believe me when I say that the three Southern gentlemen who spoke their piece on your April 11 cover are not typical of our attitude towards the colored race or our opinions on sports. The...

May 02, 1955
A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

May 02, 1955 | Harry Phillips
AS SI'S HOTBOX COLUMNIST, JIMMY JEMAIL, YOU'VE ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS. DO YOU MIND IF I ASK YOU SOME?