Sport Magazine January 1956 – December 1956

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I acquired a complete set of SPORT Magazine from 1956 at the time that this page was created. The bulk of this page is a detailed examination of the contents of these twelve issues from SPORT Magazine’s tenth year of existence. These descriptions are intended to give you a clear picture of what SPORT was publishing at the time.

SPORT Magazine – January 1956.

    Sport Magazine January 1956 Doak Walker

  • Cover: Doak Walker
  • The Four Sides of the Beanball Argument by Roger Kahn with opinions from the pitcher Early Wynn, the batter Don Zimmer, the manager Birdie Tebbetts, and the umpire Al Barlick
  • All-America Basketball Preview by Marty Glickman includes a color page with Bob Burrow, Carl Cain, Sihugo Green, Ron Shavlik, and most notably young Bill Russell of San Francisco
  • The Little Guy Who Fooled the Pros with full page color shot of Doak Walker
  • There’s No Room for Prima Donnas in Hockey with a color page featuring two photos of coach Phil Watson with some of his New York Rangers
  • The Care and Feeding of a Rich Horse about Nashua
  • Nothing Could be Finer Than Carolina Basketball by Jimmy Breslin
  • Is the Fight Mob Scared?
  • What Are Your Chances of Making a Living in Sports?
  • Halas’ Last Team
  • They’ve Got to Change the Bonus Rule!
  • Mighty Nice on Ice
  • The Gifted Mr. Gifford with full page color shot of Frank Gifford of the New York Giants
  • It’s a Long Way Back from Seattle with full page color shot of subject Tommy Byrne of the New York Yankees
  • Willie Mosconi–Maestro of the Pool Table with full page color shot of Mosconi leaning over a pool table to take a shot
  • SPORT SPECIAL: The Improbable Graziano by Rex Lardner with a color page including 5 pics of Rocky Graziano on television in a couple of shots with Martha Raye and another with Jack Healy
  • Plus all regular features.

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SPORT Magazine – February 1956.

    Sport Magazine February 1956 Sihugo Green

  • Cover: Features a large photo of Sihugo Green with smaller pics along the left border of Rocky Marciano, Leo LaBine and Mickey Mantle.
  • Racehorse Basketball Stinks! by Hank Luisetti
  • We’ve Got a Good Chance in the Winter Olympics with full-page color photo of skiier Andre Mean Lawrence
  • Rocky’s Hideaway with full page color photo of Rocky Marciano in street clothes
  • The Unusual Problem of Robin Freeman with a full page color photo of the Ohio State basketball star
  • Buffoon of the Bruins with a full page color shot of Leo LaBine
  • Track’s Great Guessing Game
  • Is Si Greene the Last of the Great Dukes?
  • City Boys Can Shoot Too
  • Hothead on the Boston Bench about Red Auerbach
  • The Clan O’Brien Sticks together about Johnny & Ed O’Brien
  • They’ll Always Boo Mickey Mantle
  • We’ll Never Have Another .400 Hitter by Tommy Holmes
  • The Dodgers Strain for a Championship with a full page color pic of Jackie Robinson sliding into 2nd
  • I Almost Gave Up by Dick Donovan with a full-page color pic of the White Sox pitcher
  • The Happy Egotist about Chuck Dressen with a color pic of Dressen & Casey Stengel
  • The Life and Death of Howie Morenz by Roger Kahn with a full-page color illustration by John Cullen Murphy
  • Plus regular features and a Camel Cigarettes ad featuring actor Brian Keith on the back cover.

SPORT Magazine – March 1956.

    Sport Magazine March 1956 Walter Alston

  • Cover: Walter Alston
  • Gambling in Golf–A Major Scandal
  • SPORT’s Top Performers of 1955 which includes a full-page of the candidates illustrated in color by Carol Johnson with Walter Alston in the center and other stars such as Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Rocky Marciano, Maurice Richard and Roy Campanella surrounding him
  • Two Guys Named Hot Rod Hundley includes a full page color pic of Hundley in his West Virginia uniform
  • What’s the Blue Line by Ed Linn
  • Floyd Patterson’s Marciano Timetable
  • Basketball’s Master Recruiter about Jack Gardner
  • The Lane of Many Turnings about sportswriter Frank Lane
  • The Best Powerplay is Montreal’s
  • Royal Rookie about Maurice Stokes
  • I Went to a Tryout Camp by 18-year old Charles Rishel
  • Just Call Her Annie Oakley with full-page color pic of subject Evelyn Primm
  • There’s No Tennis Like Pro Tennis
  • The Wonderful Warriors: Glamour Boys of the NBA with 2 pages of color including a full page shot of Paul Arizin
  • Early Wynn the Story of a Hard Loser by Roger Kahn with full-page color pic of Wynn
  • Plus all regular features and a Camel Cigarettes ad featuring Brian Keith, Rise Stevens and three others on the back cover.

SPORT Magazine – April 1956.

    Sport Magazine April 1956 Larry Doby

  • Cover: Larry Doby
  • Pro Basketball Needs a Bill of Rights by Bob Cousy as told to Al Hirshberg
  • Santee Stirs Up a Storm about Wes Santee
  • Larry Doby’s Life in Pictures including two pages of color one of which is a full-page shot
  • They Make Rules to Stop Russell about college and soon to be Celtics star Bill Russell
  • The Young Fighters with full-page color pic of Willie Pastrano and also covering Joey Giambra, Eduardo Lausse, and Frankie Ryff
  • Are There Any Choke-Up Ballplayers? tries to take the choke label off of Allie Reynolds and Don Newcombe among others
  • The Man Who Teaches West Pointers to Shoot about Joe Benner
  • Basketball–Vaudeville Style about the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Those Spring Training Blues
  • Everybody Wants Wally Post including a full color pic of Post
  • The Larry MacPhail Story (Part 1)
  • The Six Best Shots in Basketball includes 2-pages of color w/pics of Bob Cousy, Paul Arizin, Maurice Stokes, Carl Braun, Neil Johnston & Bill Sharman
  • Hockey’s New No. 1 Man with a full-page color shot of article subject Jean Beliveau
  • The Sport Special is Joe Cronin: The Irishman Who made His Own Luck by Ed Linn and including a full-page color picture of Cronin at his desk
  • Plus all regular features.

SPORT Magazine – May 1956.

    Sport Magazine May 1956 Bob Lemon

  • Cover: Bob Lemon
  • What About the Negro Athlete in the South? by Furman Bisher includes a b&w pic of Hank Aaron in a Jacksonville uniform from 1953
  • How Del Ennis Won His War With the Wolves
  • The Ballplayers Pick the Pennant Winners
  • The Catcher is the Key includes 2-pages of color with smaller pics of Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Del Crandall and Jim Hegan
  • Olympic Forecast: Trouble by Al Stump
  • What’s In It for Sugar Ray about Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Report from Milwaukee: There’s No Trouble in Paradise (Has Milwaukee Soured on the Braves?)
  • Fishing With Jack Sharkey
  • The Larry MacPhail Story (Part 2)
  • Campus Queen Winner includes a full-page color pic of Georgia’s Carolann Connor
  • The Shy Boss of the Giants about Horace Stoneham
  • There’s Some Life Left in Lemon Yet includes a full-page color pic of cover subject Bob Lemon
  • Can An Amateur Win the Masters? includes a full-page color pic of Billy Joe Patton
  • The Pirates Pitching Kingpin by Al Hirshberg is about Bob Friend
  • Marty Marion: The Philosopher of the Dugout by Roger Kahn includes a full-page color pic of Marion
  • Plus all regular features and a Camel Cigarettes ad featuring Rock Hudson on the back cover.

SPORT Magazine – June 1956.

    Sport Magazine June 1956 Willie Mays

  • Cover: Willie Mays
  • Is Cleveland Mad at the Indians includes a full-page color pic of Al Rosen
  • The Relief Pitcher is a Big Shot Now includes a color pic of Clem Labine
  • Trouble Couldn’t Stop Boros includes a full-page color pic of golfer Julius Boros with his wife and son
  • What the Derby Means to Me by Red Smith with a full-page color pic of a horse race in action
  • The Quiet Man on First Base about Mickey Vernon
  • Big Jim Tatum is Home
  • Say Isn’t That Willie Pep in There?
  • Paul Anderson the Georgia Strong Boy
  • Your Big-League Scrapbook: The New York Yankees includes a 2-1/4″ X 3-1/2″ b&w pic of 15 Yankee stars including Mickey Mantle, Moose Skowron, Phil Rizzuto, Elston Howard, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra and others
  • The Worst Fielder Anybody Ever Saw about Smead Jolley
  • Johnny Logan’s a Fighter includes a full-page color pic of Logan
  • Things Look Bad for Our Lady Tracker with a full-page color pic of Karen Anderson
  • Champ of the Stunt Shooters about Herb Parsons
  • The Kid Who Wouldn’t Take a Bonus with a full-page color pic of article subject Billy Hoeft of the Tigers
  • The Sport Special is The Bewildering World of Willie Mays by Roger Kahn and includes a full-page color shot of cover subject Willie Mays
  • Plus all regular features.
  • Also includes 2/3-page ads for baseball gloves inside, one with Ted Williams for Wilson and the other with Willie Mays for McGregor.

SPORT Magazine – July 1956.

    Sport Magazine July 1956 Ted Williams

  • Cover: Ted Williams
  • Four Slants on Ted Williams by Al Silverman includes a full-page color pic of Williams
  • Rating the Olympic Tryout includes a color page with pics of Parry O’Brien, John Haines, Don Bragg & Arnold Sowell
  • He’s Top Man in Tennis Now with full-page color pic of subject Lew Hoad
  • Shelley Mann and Her Dream includes a full-page color pic of Mann
  • Has Saddler Got a License to Foul? about fighter Sandy Saddler
  • Nobody Wins With a Fastball
  • Stanford’s Orphan Crew
  • Diary of a Rookie by Don Blasingame as told to Milton Richman
  • Littler is Here to Stay about golfer Gene Littler
  • Your Big-League Scrapbook: The Pittsburg Pirates includes 15 b&w 2-3/8″ X 3-1/4″ pics of Pirate stars including Dick Groat, Vern Law, Bob Friend, Elroy Face and 21-year old Roberto Clemente
  • Daredevil in An Outboard about John Wehrle
  • The Cubs $500,000 Shortstop includes a full-page color pic of article subject Ernie Banks
  • The Tigers RBI Man includes a full-page color pic of article subject Ray Boone
  • The Sport Special is Ted Kluszewski: The Cincinnati Strong Man with a full-page color pic of Klu in his classic sleeveless uniform
  • Plus all regular features and a Camel Cigarettes ad on the back cover featuring small pics of 16 baseball stars pitching Camels–stars include Kluszewski, Hank Bauer, Richie Ashburn, Warren Spahn, Yogi Berra, Jackie Jenson and many others.

SPORT Magazine – August 1956.

  • Cover: Vinegar Bend Mizell
    • Sport Magazine August 1956 Vinegar Bend Mizell

    • What They Think About Ford Frick
    • They Don’t Know How to Promote Anymore by Abe Saperstein as told to Jimmy Breslin
    • The 16 Big League Managers Tell Who Are the Clutch Hitters includes a color page w/pics of Eddie Mathews, Willie Mays, Ted Williams & Yogi Berra
    • Immortal Hanger-On includes a full-page color picture of article subject Bob Feller
    • Souchak Crashes Through includes a full-page color pic of Mike Souchak
    • In the Frantic Heavyweight Scrable Archie Calls the Shots about Archie Moore
    • Golliday Takes Dead Aim on the Olympics about Jim Golliday
    • Your Big-League Scrapbook: The Chicago White Sox includes 15 small 2-3/8″ X 3-1/4″ b&w pics of White Sox such as Nellie Fox, Billy Pierce, Larry Doby, Walt Dropo, Luis Aparicio, Minnie Minoso and others
    • Boxing’s Doleful Deacon about Jack Hurley
    • Is Vinegar Bend the New Dizzy Dean? about cover subject Vinegar Bend Mizell with a full-page color pic
    • Sport Goes to a Target Shoot
    • Power Proves His Case includes a full-page color pic of article subject Vic Power
    • Tennis Girls of Tomorrow with full-page color pic of Barbara Breit
    • The Sport Special is Mr. Roberts The Story of a Winner by Hugh Brown and with a full-page color pic of subject Robin Roberts
    • Plus all regular features and a Camel Cigarettes ad featuring Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko on the back cover.

    SPORT Magazine – September 1956.

      Sport Magazine September 1956 10th Anniversary

    • Cover: 10th Anniversary Issue with several small portraits painted by John Cullen Murphy
    • Top Performers of the Decade includes a John Cullen Murphy full-page color painting of SPORT’s top performer in Golf and Man of the Decade Ben Hogan
    • The Ballplayers Give the Lowdown on the N.L. Managers
    • A Pitchers Arm Has Got to Go by Jimmy Breslin with a full-page color pic of Curt Simmons
    • Can the Browns Win Without Graham about Otto Graham
    • The Adventures of Gus Bell includes a full-page color pic of Bell
    • Ten Moments to Remember with a page on each of them: 1946-The Army-Notre Dame Draw; 1947-Jackie Robinson Makes the Majors; 1948-The Kid from Tulare Wins (Bob Mathias); 1949-Joe DiMaggio Returns to the Line-up; 1950-Ben Hogan’s Comeback; 1951-The Home Run (Bobby Thomson); 1952-…And New Champion Rocky Marciano; 1953-The Dancer Was Late (Native Dancer); 1954-The Four-Minute Mile (Roger Bannister); 1955-The Dodgers Win!
    • Rory Calhoun Middleweight With Muscles (the fighter, not the actor!)
    • Pro Football Preview by Al Silverman
    • The Easygoing Mr. Higgins about Red Sox manager Mike Higgins
    • What Price Olympic Peace?
    • New Faces of 1956 includes a color page with pics of 6 young stars including Bill White, Rocky Colavito, Luis Aparicio, and Frank Robinson
    • The Biggest Little Men in Sport about jockeys includes a full-page color pic of Ted Atkinson
    • Cleveland’s One-Man Gang includes a full-page color pic of article subject Al Smith
    • The Big Shoot at Vandalia
    • The Sport Special is The Joe DiMaggio I Remember by Jimmon Cannon with a full-page color pic of the Yankee Clipper as well as a smaller b&w shot of DiMaggio with Marilyn Monroe within the article
    • Plus all regular features

    SPORT Magazine – October 1956.

      Sport Magazine October 1956 Mickey Mantle

    • Cover: Mickey Mantle
    • My Pal Mickey by Billy Martin includes a full-page color pic of Martin & Mickey Mantle
    • It’s Now or Never for the 49ers
    • The Big Fight Jim Norris Wants to Make (Floyd Patterson vs Rocky Marciano)
    • The Ballplayers Give the Lowdown on the A.L. Managers
    • SPORT’s 11th Annual All-American Preview by Mel Allen includes a half-page color pic of Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung
    • Are They Still Throwing the Spitter?
    • Don’t Raise Your Boy to Be a Football Coach
    • Portrait of a Natural Hitter about Hank Aaron
    • The West Side Tennis Club
    • They’re Picking Harvey Ward in the Amateur
    • Floyd Patterson in Waiting with a full-page color picture of Patterson
    • Chuck Bednarik Goes Hunting with a full-page color pic of Bednarik
    • Can Althea Gibson Make It?
    • The SPORT Special: The Last Days of Brooklyn’s Old Gang by Ed Linn with a full-page color pic of several Dodgers including Jackie Robinson around the batting cage
    • Plus all regular features

    SPORT Magazine – November 1956.

      Sport Magazine November 1956 Paul Hornung

    • Cover: Paul Hornung of Notre Dame with a smaller picture of Jackie Robinson in the top right corner.
    • You Play Bolder in the Series by Jackie Robinson as told to Ed Fitzgerald with a full-page color pic of Robinson sliding into third against the Yankees in ’55
    • What It’s Like to Go to the Olympics by Bob Mathias as told to Al Stump
    • The Hurricane Was No Fraud includes a full-page color pic of article subject boxer Hurricane Jackson with his trainers
    • Tradition Weighs Heavy on the Notre Dame Quarterback with a full-page color pic of article & cover subject Paul Hornung
    • It’s Landy Against the World by Al Stump about John Landy
    • The Scholarship Football ManKramer Stirs Up Controversy about Michigan’s Ron Kramer
    • Top Man in Pro Football about Ollie Matson
    • England’s Heavyweight Pacifist
    • Colorful is the Word for the Colts
    • Hard-Boiled Yankee includes a full-page color pic of article subject Whitey Ford
    • Shooting Ducks with Eddie Erdelatz includes a full-page color picture
    • Bud Wilkinson The Winningest Coach in Football includes a full-page color pic of the Oklahoma Coach
    • Plus all regular features.

    SPORT Magazine – December 1956.

      Sport Magazine December 1956 Bobby Morrow

    • Cover: Bobby Morrow
    • The Ordeal of Red Sanders by Al Stump
    • Handicapping the Olympic Games
    • Why Savitt Won’t Play includes a full-page color pic of Dick Savitt
    • The Perfect Football Team includes a color page with pics of Lou Groza, Jack Christiansen, Ollie Matson, and Norm Van Brocklin
    • Marciano’s Musketeer is about Rocky Marciano’s friend Allie Colombo
    • The Many Faces of Casey Stengel
    • Giant On One Knee is about Kyle Rote
    • Inventory in Baltimore about the Orioles
    • Here Comes Bob Satterfield…And There He Goes by Jimmy Breslin
    • Backstroke Queen at Sweet Sixteen about Carin Cone
    • Gun-Happy Family about the Lymans
    • They Can’t Catch Jim Swink includes a full-page color pic of Swink
    • The Sport Special is Tom Harmon of Michigan by Ed Fitzgerald with a full-page color painting by John Cullen Murphy
    • Plus all regular features.

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