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Toothpick

A TOOTHPICK FOR THE PENNANT

It belongs to Sam Jones, who is expected to pitch the Giants into the 1960 World Series

By Roy Terrell

Cards

A gallery of new stars

Bright newcomers join U.S. veterans in world title play

By Charles Goren

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS April 8 to April 14

1960 Olympic Basketball Team U.S.

THE FIRST OLYMPIANS

Oscar Robertson leads a group of brilliant basketball players who earned the right in Denver to represent the U.S. this summer

By Jeremiah Tax

13 RECORDS IN A WATERY GRAVE

The AAU swimming championships last week produced the finest performances seen to date in an American pool

By Arlie Schardt

Bally Ache

HEARTACHE AND BALLY ACHE

The racing season was saddened last week by a mysterious accident to Warfare, the Derby favorite, but in Florida Bally Ache proved he is still the horse to catch

By William Leggett

OH, BAD LUCK, CAMBRIDGE

WHOOSH AND A BIG TOSS

FLORIDA PIONEERS AGAIN

Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

Big New Season

Baseball is back—and here begins, in pictures, paintings and words, a preview of THE BIG NEW SEASON

By Roy Terrell

SUCCESS IN THEIR MIDST

1960 SCOUTING REPORTS

By Roy Terrell

Scouting Reports

Los Angeles DODGERS

Two full major league teams could be fielded from the Los Angeles roster, and there'd still be fine players on the bench. Yet this club will have to be lucky to win the pennant again

Milwaukee BRAVES

Red Schoendienst was out last year but even so the Braves were heavily favored to win the pennant. They failed. Now Red is back, there's a fiery new manager and Milwaukee is favored

San Francisco GIANTS

The San Francisco Giants are hungry. Last year they were just about to eat the cake when it was stolen away. Now they are smarter and tougher, as the National League will soon discover

Pittsburgh PIRATES

Friend, Mazeroski and Skinner are back inform, and the Pirates are dangerous once more. But without real power, they must play near-perfect baseball to rise above fourth this year

Cincinnati REDS

Slipping steadily since their third-place finish in 1956, the Reds have frantically plugged first one deficiency and then another. Now, at last, they seem to have a sound, solid team

Chicago CUBS

Tied for seventh in 1957, tied for fifth in 1958, tied for fifth again last year, the Cubs have been improving. It would seem that this year...but no. The higher you go the tougher it gets

St. Louis CARDINALS

The Cardinals have gained in power and the pitching should be improved. But in 154 games an awful lot of baseballs are destined to find their way safely through that leaky defense

Philadelphia PHILLIES

The Phillies have junked an old, losing club to give their youngsters a chance. This will be no miracle of 1950, but at least the Phils will lose in a younger, more interesting way

UMPIRE'S VIEW OF A FAST BALL

A SLICE OF STATISTICS FROM 1959

Chicago WHITE SOX

The Sox won in a weakened league and no one knows it better than Bill Veeck. He has strengthened the attack and made them the team to beat for the first time since 1920

Cleveland INDIANS

A group of pawns on Frank Lane's chessboard came surprisingly close to capturing last year's pennant. Now, having exchanged a few key men, Lane feels he has a winner

New York YANKEES

The old Yankees are dead, and their replacements are not in the same class. This is a sound team but it is far from being a great one and it will need lots of luck to rise above third place

Detroit TIGERS

Tactical troubles—at shortstop and first base—still plague the Tigers. But the main problem is strategic: how to stir contented also-rans and give the faithful something really to shout about

Boston RED SOX

The Red Sox finished in the second division last season for the first time since 1952. Now Jensen is gone and Williams is going, going. It may be a while before the Sox climb back up

Baltimore ORIOLES

After several halfway seasons, the Orioles are now fully committed to their youth program. Youngsters have taken over as the old names fade. It will all pay off...someday

Kansas City ATHLETICS

There's a new optimism in Kansas City. The outfield is solid, the infield and pitching are better, and Hank Bauer has pepped up the whole ball club. Fifth place could be the result

Washington SENATORS

A few years ago Washington was a one-man ball club and a last-place team. Things are brighter now. The Senators are still a cellar team but now they have some players people have heard of

Track

The first step

Olympic hopefuls were out in force at the Texas Relays

By Tex Maule

Tennis

A case for uniform courts

Recent victories by foreign stars emphasize an old need: surfaces that favor nobody

By William F. Talbert

Motor Sports

Rugged day for Riverside

Forty cars started in the California Grand Prix but only 16, led by cool Carroll Shelby, managed to last to the end

By Art White

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: The readers take over

Pat On The Back

HARRISON COWAN

'Time measures all things'

Departments

MEMO from the publisher

By Arthur Murphy

A roundup of the sports information of the week

FOR THE RECORD

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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