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Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: As a Little League champion, what is the height of your ambition? (Asked at the Little League championship finals in Williamsport, Pa.)

By Jimmy Jemail

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS Sept. 28 through October 7

Yanks Vs. Nationals

COCKY NATIONALS AND MIGHTY YANKS

Dodgers, Braves and Redlegs were in a riotous fight for the pennant. All three looked exhausted, yet any one of them could knock over Casey's Yankees

By Robert Creamer

SERIES CRITIQUE

An appraisal of team chances in the 1956 World Series, plus detailed Scouting Reports on players' strengths, weaknesses

Scouting Reports

NEW YORK YANKEES

BROOKLYN DODGERS

MILWAUKEE BRAVES

CINCINNATI REDLEGS

Footloose

FOOTLOOSE IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE

On October 3 the World Series will begin—somewhere in the National League. Herewith a guide to the pleasures and the perils of three possible sites

By Horace Sutton

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

TED AT BAT IN BOSTON, CANADIAN CADDIE INTO U.S. CHAMP, THE REMINISCENCES OF MAXIE ROSENBLOOM, HORSE WITH A HENNA HIDE, THE TUNA CUP, A GOLFER'S APPROACH TO PERFECTION

THE ILLEGAL WHOLE'S LEGAL HALF

A rare behind-the-scenes report on the men who set the odds for a nation's bets on spectator sports

By Robert H. Boyle

The Sporting Look

LODEN

A cloth woven by Bavarian peasants since the 11th century is becoming a new American sports classic

Football

AROUND THE COUNTRY

By Don Parker

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:

By Herman Hickman

Hickman's Hunches

HICKMAN'S HUNCHES for Games of Saturday, Sept. 29

By Herman Hickman

Tip From The Top

for golfers of all handicaps

By Al Esposito

Casey In The Stretch

CASEY IN THE STRETCH

By Gerald Holland

X-Ray

X-RAY

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Pat On The Back

SHANE MacCARTHY

Departments

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Harry Phillips

SCOREBOARD

...THESE FACES IN THE CROWD...

FOCUS ON THE DEED

FOR THE RECORD

FOOTBALL: FIRST WEEK

Shirtsleeves instead of raccoon coats were the order of the day as the brand-new season opened its doors in weather that still carried the lingering glow of summer. It was a day to gladden the heart of any true fan—a day of upsets when the underdog refuses to subside peacefully. The action was mostly in the South and West with a strong intersectional flavor

By Willard C. Rappleye