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Point Of Fact

POINT OF FACT

A baseball quiz to test the ingenuity and add to the knowledge of both the casual fan and the armchair expert

By M. Allen

Too Young

Anyone Too Young for Tennis?

Hardly, says net star Welby Van Horn, who is raising champions in Puerto Rico—from 8 on up

By Carleton Mitchell

Auto War

HOT, MOTORIZED WAR FOR U.S. DOLLARS

The public seemed the one sure winner last week as a new wave of American compacts clashed with a wide variety of imported cars at New York's biggest International Automobile Show

By Kenneth Rudeen

AN EVEN DOZEN IN THE YALE POOL

America's superb swimmers set 12 new records last week, but don't expect them to last

By Arlie W. Schardt

THE CHANGELESS BEAUTY OF A CHANGING GAME

Cubs And Coaches

THE CUBS AND ALL THEIR COACHES

In this season of change in big league baseball, nothing has been more intriguing than the Chicago Cubs' decision to play without a manager

By Walter Bingham

Scouting Reports 1961

A LOOK AT THE NEW SEASON

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

The Pirates, under tough little Danny Murtaugh, are looking for another pennant with the same lively crew—Hoak, Groat, Skinner, etc.—that won last year

MILWAUKEE BRAVES

The Braves won pennants in '57 and '58, then slipped to second after that. They are still strong and powerful, but they are beginning to live in the past

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Elderly Stan Musial's bat helps the Cardinal attack, but his aging legs weaken outfield defense—which typifies the Cards' problem of nonfielding hitters

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

The Los Angeles Dodgers, a team of potential superstars who haven't yet made it, are run by a superfinancier who has. They could win the pennant

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Candlestick Park is a windy, precarious foothold for any manager, but Alvin Dark, with a few anchors to windward like Willie, hopes to lead Giants into the sun

CINCINNATI REDS

Some, including Manager Fred Hutchinson, thought the Reds were complacent last year. It won't happen again, if Hutch has his way: he's trying to recharge his lethargic team

CHICAGO CUBS

In revolt against Cubs' futility, Phil Wrigley beefed up his coaching staff, dispensed with his manager. Some live hitters and pitchers would help this team more

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Young men have their days, but in Philly they spell it with a "ze" at the end. Some young Phils are big leaguers, others might be some day; this will be a long year for all

NEW YORK YANKEES

Gone from the Yanks is Casey Stengel, the master manager. This year Ralph Houk, a comparative child, shall lead them. Team is strong, so it should be pleasant work

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

Paul Richards maneuvers his young Orioles with a magician's hand. In 1960 he almost came up with a pennant, but he'll be hard pressed to do as well this year

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

Bill Veeck shoots off fireworks in Comiskey Park, and his White Sox are skyrockets on the bases. But they are an old team, and their age is starting to show

CLEVELAND INDIANS

A solid first team, with Jim Piersall promising no more of last year's antics, will make the Indians tough all year long. Injuries, however, would hurt this benchless club

MINNESOTA TWINS

As the Senators last year, the Twins were one of the most improved teams in the league. Now, with the support of their enthusiastic new Minnesota fans, they may do even better

DETROIT TIGERS

The somnolent Tiger wouldn't hurt a kid pitcher—most days. Manager Bob Scheffing must get the Tiger up and roaring, but he'd have more luck if he had some infielders

BOSTON RED SOX

Williams is gone, Jensen Is back, and the question is: how much of Williams' sock can Jensen fill? Probably enough to help make Boston a better club over-all

KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS

Frank Lane has taken over at Kansas City, which means today's Athletics may be tomorrow's Senators or Tigers. The A's are bad, but they won't stand still

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

Club Owner Gene Autry has always been on the side of the Angels. Now he is trying to lead his new band in the right direction: up. It looks like a long, slow trip

WASHINGTON SENATORS

The new Senators are, unhappily, hand-me-downs from the other clubs. Washington has had a long run of poor teams, and this one upholds the tradition

Goren

THE BEST IN BRIDGE

Sports Illustrated's expert on cards introduces a gallery of famous players and reveals which profession produces the most consistent winners

By Charles Goren

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Pat On The Back

JOBIE ARNOLD

The prettiest picker

Departments

SCORECARD

JOHNNY WINS THE MUDDY DERBY

In the goo at Gulfstream Park young Johnny Sellers rode Carry Back to a close and courageous victory in the Florida Derby and made him a clear favorite for next month's classic in Kentucky

By Whitney Tower