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14 The Greatest Yankee Team Ever
There's a strong argument that 1958 is the best. But what about 1927? Or 1936? Or 1953?

18 Spectacle: Golf at Pine Valley
The rigorous highlights of one of golf's great challenges, in color by Richard Meek

26 Red Sanders: Football Wizard
James Murray writes a moving and searching essay about a coach—and a man

32 A Free Ride for Big Red
The frightening story of Jimmy Phillips and his experience in big-time football

42 Thrills Galore and a Gold Cup
Charles Goren reports on the triumphs—one of them his own—of the Masters

48 The Old Man Made a Promise
Last year 78-year-old Fred Egan was sure he'd win next week's Hambletonian

54 The New Age of Private Planes
Twelve pages on a booming industry, with a young housewife's view of learning to fly

The departments

4 X-ray
4 Coming Events
7 Scoreboard
23 Events & Discoveries
28 Wonderful World
42 Charles Goren
44 Boxing
45 Golf
48 Trotting
50 Nature
52 Sport in Art
69 19th Hole
72 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 70

Cover: Pine Valley

The vista of pastoral beauty greeting this foursome belies the nerve-racking challenge of Pine Valley's 14th hole, a one-shotter over water. For more color pictures of the famous golf course, turn to page 19.

Photograph by Richard Meek














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