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16 Michigan Rolls On
A college swimming team proves itself the greatest in history. By Coles Phinizy

18 Pro Basketball's Playoffs
Elgin Baylor leads Minneapolis to a stunning upset of world champion St. Louis Hawks

20 Spectacle: Mongolian Sports Festival
Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs in color traditional wrestling as it was in the days of the khans

26 Big, Happy Week for Jim Norris
Candid camera report on a famous certified invalid strenuously enjoying himself

34 What's with the Sports Page?
A hundred managing editors examine the state of sports reporting in the U.S.

37 The Master on the Masters
Bob Jones provides a special treat for golfers on the eve of the Masters Tournament

44 Young Men Here to Stay
As the baseball season nears, the cream of the 1959 rookie crop begins to rise

52 Biggest Show in Manhattan
Europe's small cars return to the fray with some appealing new models

73 Part II: Tommy Armour
The great teacher and pro continues his lessons on how to play—and think—a round of golf

80 The Perfect Angler
The trout season opens: Sparse Grey Hackle analyzes and Jerome Snyder draws the ideal fly caster

The departments

9 Scoreboard
15 Coming Events
26 Wonderful World
30 Events & Discoveries
52 Automobiles
55 Horse Racing
60 Charles Goren
64 Boating
89 19th Hole
92 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 10

Cover: Robert Tyre Jones Jr.

His storied putter, Calamity Jane, in hand, the greatest golfer of all sits for his portrait in the green blazer of the Augusta National Golf Club.

Painting by Aaron Shikler














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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's fourth annual Baseball Issue arrives the day the season opens, and inside are a lot of things you will want to know: a preview of what to expect in '59, scouting reports on 16 teams, some exciting baseball action in color, a story on the game's most controversial umpire, a four-page satire by Jules Feiffer and more besides. This will be the largest single issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ever published and it is by no means limited to baseball. There are all the news and entertainment that go in every issue. You will find news reports on the Masters Tournament, the Florida Derby, professional basketball, the races at Daytona, the Texas Relays, Part III of Tommy Armour and, as a special bonus, Six Poker Players You've Met by brothers Irwin and William Steig.