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October 05, 1959 | Volume 11, Issue 14

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Johnny Unitas Cover - Sports Illustrated October 05, 1959

October 05, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
The only thing consistent about college football is its inconsistency. This fact was never more clearly demonstrated than last weekend when Oklahoma, Auburn and SMU, among others, were buried in...

October 05, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
Dartmouth vs. PennsylvaniaThe Indians must be better than their shocking loss to Holy Cross would indicate. Penn is improved but the choice is DARTMOUTH.

October 05, 1959
All times are E.D.T.

October 05, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen

October 05, 1959 | Roy Terrell
The Los Angeles Dodgers were the big story of the 1959 National League race. They rose from seventh place to pennant playoff on sheer drive

October 05, 1959 | Whitney Tower
Eddie Arcaro's brilliantly executed ride in last week's $100,000 Woodward Stakes elevated Sword Dancer to Horse of the Year

October 05, 1959
At the start and at the finish and in those furlongs between, a horse race becomes a thing of beauty and harshness all in one A Contest of Horses and Men

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October 05, 1959
Bill Stead, after surviving a 130-mph hydroplane somersault in the President's Cup race on the Potomac: "It's never been done before, I know that. But it isn't the kind of record Pm fond...

October 05, 1959
Frank Lane, general manager of the Cleveland Indians and the world's champion producer of adrenalin, has heedlessly let many a sun go down on his anger. But in all of his headline-courting career...

October 05, 1959
Believe it or not, runs the official word from Peking, Red China's athletes during the past eight months alone have broken 11 world records in international sport. Whether this statement checks...

October 05, 1959 | Tex Maule
As pro football begins its biggest year, the Baltimore Colts depend on icy, daring Johnny Unitas to keep their title. Burgeoning attendance breeds a new league, but its future is rocky

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October 05, 1959 | Arthur Murphy
Next week the waterfowl season opens on the heavily trafficked Pacific flyway, to be followed by openings on the Central, Mississippi and Atlantic. This year there will be more hunters across the...

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October 05, 1959 | Raymond Berry

October 05, 1959 | Al Mengert
The secret of scoring on the pro tour is getting down in two shots when you're about a hundred yards from the green. The average club golfer has more modest demands. He doesn't expect to get down...

October 05, 1959 | Charles Goren
Almost any quiz kid, asked about a pass that changed the course of history, would answer: the pass of Thermopylae where a handful of Spartans held off the Persian horde, or perhaps the 50-yard...

October 05, 1959 | Jeremiah Tax
The winner of the Brown Jug will really celebrate his victory after he goes home

October 05, 1959 | Les Woodcock

October 05, 1959 | Grancel Fitz

October 05, 1959
BASEBALL: SOLO PERFORMANCESSirs:Instead of rating pitchers by their won-lost record, I suggest rating them by the difference between their own won-lost percentage and that of their team. This...

October 05, 1959
HORSE RACING—Flying into the stretch in the $109,800 Woodward Stakes at Aqueduct, a race that, it was generally agreed, would settle claims to Horse-of-the-Year honors, came Hillsdale, Round Table...

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4—John G. Zimmerman8—Russell V. Hamm, Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Eastfoto, J.P. Condon, City of Miami News Bureau, London Daily Express-Pictorial16, 17—Bill Wilson-Atlanta Journal (4), Dozier...

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Jimmy Miller, a 37-year-old Fort Wayne, Ind. pilot who flies a homemade plane, captured the National Air Race title at Fort Wayne over 13 others by zipping around the 35 ⅝-mile course in an...

October 05, 1959
BASEBALL—HAVANA over Richmond in International League playoff, MINNEAPOLIS over Fort Worth in American Assn. Winners will meet in Little World Series.

October 05, 1959
'Sharpshooters are made, not born'

October 05, 1959 | Jimmy Jemail
RICHARD M. NIXON Vice-President of U.S. As a spectator sport, baseball is still our typical game. However, as a participant sport, I think there is a danger. The major leagues have a real problem...

October 05, 1959
Larger and faster engines, and one outboard newcomer, vie for the big 1960 market