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December 21, 1959 | Volume 11, Issue 25

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 21, 1959

December 21, 1959
Beverly Baker Fleitz, ambidextrous tennis queen and mother of two, was ranked top U.S. women's amateur by USLTA ranking committee. She did not play in 1959 Nationals but later beat winner Maria Bueno.

December 21, 1959 | Charles Goren
Maybe you are the rare person who honestly in that vastly overcrowded army of players who claim that they never "get the cards." There is no better way to find out—and prove forevermore that fate...

December 21, 1959 | Gerald Holland

December 21, 1959 | Gerald Holland
PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBSFISHER BUILDINGCHICAGO

December 21, 1959 | Gerald Holland
The papers reproduced here represent a sampling from Sports Illustrated's collection of Yankee papers acquired from Nathaniel E. Stein, a New York stockbroker and former president of The...

December 21, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
THE MIDWEST

December 21, 1959
THE MAILMAN'S CHRISTMAS LOAD WAS COLORFUL. IF YOU CAN'T GUESS WHO SENT THESE, TURN TO PAGE 124

December 21, 1959 | Alfred Wright
At the Sebring Grand Prix, Jack Brabham finally clinched his world championship of race driving—even shoving his car the final 400 yards in a gesture of gallantry

December 21, 1959 | Tex Maule
Seldom in the history of football have two pro teams been so evenly matched for a title game

December 21, 1959 | Charles Mohr
In Pakistan a President learns about cricket and tent pegs

December 21, 1959 | John Lovesey
In England a Yank teaches old dogs a new trick

December 21, 1959 | Jeremiah Tax
One-third of the way through the season, it is clear that no rookie—in any sport—has ever achieved the smashing success that Philadelphia's 7-foot-plus Wilt Chamberlain presently enjoys in...

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This year they bring together all the country's top teams and a fine array of stars. They'll enrich the schools and entertain the nation

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George Weiss, New York Yankee general manager, explaining his club's frequent, trades with Kansas City: "We have faith in each other."

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Wanderers in the American wilderness once stood astonished at the sight of plains black with buffalo and gazed in wonder at skies made dark by the passage of a flight of pigeons. But today the...

December 21, 1959 | Arthur R. Murphy Jr.
The beginning of one year is the ending of another, a chronological circumstance so obvious I would hesitate to bring it up save for its timely bearing on our next issue (which comes two weeks...

December 21, 1959 | JOAN DICKINSON
Rodeo," says Jim Shoulders, holder of 14 world championship titles and the biggest money-winning cowboy of all time, "is a unique contest. First a man must compete against an animal that outweighs...

December 21, 1959
The Eternal City is a graveyard a museum a vibrant metropolis and a rich Bonus for Olympic visitors. In Historian George M. Trevelyan's evocative words, here are all the centuries of European...

December 21, 1959
THE NOCTURNAL CITY

December 21, 1959 | Samuel Chamberlain

December 21, 1959 | Samuel Chamberlain
ANTIPASTI Hors d'oeuvres2 PROSCIUTTO E MELONE Ham with melon

December 21, 1959 | Samuel Chamberlain
STRACCIATELLAChicken broth with egg(serves six)

December 21, 1959 | Horace Sutton

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Sports Illustrated announces its fourth annual awards for career achievements to college seniors of 1934 who won their letter in football and who, in the judgments of their colleges and a board of...

December 21, 1959
BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.

December 21, 1959
9—Ken Dare-Los Angeles Times10—Phil Bath, Ellis Malashuk-The Sunpapers, U.P., Heini Mayr, Paul J. Maguire-Boston Globe, The Courier Mail13—A.P.18-20—Flip Schulke-Black Star21—A.P.22—Sport &...

December 21, 1959
BASEBALL—New York Yankees pulled their 15th trade in five years with their bartering buddies, the Kansas City Athletics. Prize was A's most promising property, Roger Maris, league-leading batter...

December 21, 1959 | Henry Romney

December 21, 1959 | Henry Romney
Wrestler Jim Londos (here on bottom) defeated Strangler Lewis for world title before a record 60,000 Chicago crowd.

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From nominating citations prepared by the colleges these 24 distinguished Americans made the final choice of 25 men whose achievements over the past quarter century they considered the most worthy.

December 21, 1959 | Jimmy Jemaill
BOB COUSYBoston CelticsIf you include the colleges and semipros in your question the answer is yes. If you restrict it to the pros the answer is no, because it's only a question of time before...

December 21, 1959 | John O'Reilly
John Kieran's New York is a delightful jungle of living things, from algae to minks