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September 19, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 12

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Rocky Marciano Cover - Sports Illustrated September 19, 1955

September 19, 1955
Harness racing fans rouse to that cry each September as Little Brown Jug Day arrives at the Delaware, Ohio Fair

September 19, 1955 | Jeremiah Tax
He is the pacer to beat for the Little Brown Jug next week if his peculiar style doesn't tire him too early

September 19, 1955 | Ezra Bowen

September 19, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
Archie Moore is unmarked (except for an abdominal scar, the result of surgery for ulcers) after a score of years in the prize ring, during which he has fought the best of those who were willing to...

September 19, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
EVENT: World Heavyweight Championship fight between Champion Rocky Marciano and Challenger Archie Moore. 15 rounds. Marciano's sixth title defense

September 19, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
Moore has taped his own hands since he broke one because of improper taping. Without protection of fat or muscle, the hand, especially the knuckles, is extremely vulnerable. The rules permit 12...

September 19, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
The "hook off the jab" looks awkward but is brilliantly effective. Moore's opponents never know whether to defend against a jab or hook because they cannot tell which is coming. This jab-hook...

September 19, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Judging by the many letters we received which tell us so, the average issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED leads a long and active life. One of the most active is probably the lot of the copy which goes to...

September 19, 1955 | Herman Hickman
In the first of five regional reports, SI's expert scouts the Coast and Mountain conferences and rates UCLA the best

September 19, 1955 | Herman Hickman
The sturdy and capable-looking young men on the opposite page have a special meaning for tough-talking Henry R. (Red) Sanders, coach of UCLA's highly ranked Bruins. They are the starting backfield...

September 19, 1955 | Herman Hickman
•Georgia Tech vs. Miami (Fla.). The Hurricanes have the running, the Yellow Jackets the passing. Traditionally tough in Atlanta, GEORGIA TECHE.

September 19, 1955
WAS IT THE PENNANT?

September 19, 1955 | Jim Browning
One of the most common swing-wrecking faults of the high-handicap golfer is his tendency to pick the club up at the start of the backswing. The moment he makes that faulty move, the golfer has...

September 19, 1955

September 19, 1955 | Robert Creamer
Whitey Ford, the Yankee pitcher, looked like a little boy, standing there on the mound in his knickers and his peaked cap, a little boy (now that it was late and the lights in Yankee Stadium had...

September 19, 1955
2—drawing by John Suzuki10, 11—drawings by Ajay23—Hy Peskin24, 25—top, Hy Peskin; bottom, Phil Bath26—Phil Bath32, 33—Hans Knopf-Pix34—George Harris-Black Star39—James Coyne52—drawing by Fred...

September 19, 1955 | Compiled by ED ZERN
SO—season opened (or opens); SC—season closed (or closes).C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy.N—water at normal height; SH—slightly high; H—high; VH—very high; L—low; R—rising;...

September 19, 1955 | Don Connery
Charles John Grimm, manager of the second-place Milwaukee Braves and a flouter of Durocher's Law, ponders his own managerial philosophy at 57 and then, in a clubhouse demonstration, proves he's...

September 19, 1955 | John Bentley
It was the final lap of the 148-mile feature race held on Road America—a brand-new black-top sports car race circuit weaving through the rolling hills of Wisconsin's kettle moraine country near...

September 19, 1955 | Robert N. Bavier Jr.
If Young Bill Buchan Jr., the Seattle skipper who piloted a Luders 16 to a clear-cut victory in the annual North American Sailing championships, remains anything close to the coolheaded,...

September 19, 1955 | Scott Young
Seven hundred miles north of Toronto in the vast prairielike marshes of James Bay, Canada, some 600,000 congregating blue geese put on the biggest show a goose hunter can hope for—their annual...

September 19, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
ROCKY MARCIANOWorld's Heavyweight Champion"I'd bat his brains out, throwing punches from the opening bell. Thesz has no defense against pile-driving punches. And I've broken a few holds, myself....

September 19, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Who is the greatest baseball player of all time?

September 19, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind

September 19, 1955
One of the unintentional by-products of the intense concentration required in competitive golf is that many golfers effortlessly remember most of the strokes they have played in important...

September 19, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO

September 19, 1955
Sirs:America's racing fans, who seem to number millions, finally had their match race. The upshot is controversy, a feeling that nothing was settled and a nagging sense that Swaps either was...

September 19, 1955
BILL WHEDONBill Whedon, a 28-year-old oil salesman from West Hartford, Conn., astounded himself, his wife and the golfing world by shooting two holes-in-one in the first round of the $20,000...

September 19, 1955

September 19, 1955
Rocky Marciano, tapering off training for his Tuesday title defense against Archie Moore at Yankee Stadium, was a better than 3-1 favorite to remain World Heavyweight Champion. In the bookmakers'...