22 Scramble in the National League
Exciting pennant races have become a popular tradition in the NL, and this year's looks like one of the best
28 Fast Crowd at the Tape
A passel of four-minute milers and two remarkable distance men hurled a challenge to the world at Compton
30 Taken for a Virginia Reel
Northern Dancer danced the Belmont's steps too slowly, and Virginia's Quadrangle shattered his Triple Crown
The U.S. Open: A Preview
32 A portfolio of paintings shows why it is so tough
38 Water and length mean trouble on this year's course
43 A famous poet asks an infamous question about golf on TV
78 How Congressional got ready—from dogs to perfume
44 Emperor in Harness
Parlaying a 100-horse stable with horse sense, a gentle dynamo named Billy Haughton wins $1 million a year
58 Grabbling for Mississippi Cats
In the spring, spawning Mississippi catfish gather in hollow logs, and Mississippians gather to grabble
69 Horse Shows
95 Baseball's Week
96 For the Record
97 19th Hole
Acknowledgments on page 96
Cover painting by Bernie Fuchs
A winter champion, Tom O'Hara ran record miles indoors. Outdoors now, he is suffering the doubts of all gifted runners vying for the Olympics. A report by John Underwood.
The busiest body in tennis is that of Gladys Heldman, the energetic publisher and editor of World Tennis. Barbara La Fontaine visits her and some other title-holding Heldmans.
Bad maps and brave women helped get the U.S. started on one of its most popular sports—touring—some 50 years ago. Robert Cantwell tells a gritty tale of sand, gasoline and tears.