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PATTERSON VS. JACKSON 12
A ringside report on the heavyweight championship fight.
By MARTIN KANE

WONDROUS WILLIE 14
RICHARD MEEK captures IN COLOR the base-running skill of WILLIE MAYS

THAT PENNANT 19
Five players, mightily involved themselves, discuss the National League race

U.S. FITNESS, 1957: A 24-PAGE REPORT

A survey of fitness progress—and problems. 28
By DOROTHY STULL

Reports from the 48 states by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED correspondents 34

BONNIE PRUDDEN begins a unique series on fitness for the family 35

The skintight SPORTING LOOK in exercise clothes 44

Look, ma! I'm flying: fitness in Michigan IN COLOR 60

LONG RUN TO HONOLULU 46
EZRA BOWEN'S nautical diary of the 2,230-mile race to Diamond Head

1-1-1-1-1-1-1 AT LARCHMONT 52
Tommy Munnell and his sister Cathie win seven in a row

THE PGA COMES BACK 54
An old tourney is exhibiting revived vigor.
By HERBERT WARREN WIND

SWOON'S SON 56
A courageous horse in Chicago, haven of comfort.
By WHITNEY TOWER

A MUSEUM FOR A QUEEN 58
The National turf collection, at Saratoga, photographed IN COLOR

CASE HISTORY OF A BASEBALL PLAYER 68
A "psychoanalyst" interprets the National Game.
By HOWARD L. KATZANDER

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 6
•BASEBALL X-RAY 8
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 9
•COMING EVENTS 10
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 20
•WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 24
•TIP FROM THE TOP 67
•HOTBOX 73
•THE 19TH HOLE 74
•PAT ON THE BACK 76

Acknowledgments on page 9

COVER: BONNIE PRUDDEN

Photograph by Richard Meek

A refreshing summer phenomenon was the emergence of 43-year-old Bonnie Prudden as a television star on the NBC Home show. On TV she won thousands to her exercise program, and with this issue she begins a series on how to keep fit (see pages 35-43) that will attract many more.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

SPEED IN SEATTLE
A Scouting Report on the renewal of the hydroplane competition, with an exclusive analysis of the prospects by Old Pro Lou Fageol

PLUS: THE SAGA OF 'MR. WRISTS,' POWER. HOUSE OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
BY ROY TERRELL