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Sport: Man Behind the Plate

From his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948, Roy Campanella looked more like a weight lifter than a baseball player. With 215 lbs. packed on a 5 ft. 9...

Sport: Batting Backstop

Roy Campanella, 31, remembers "the old days in the Negro leagues when I once caught four games in one day, then rode a bus all night." His pay for that kind of...

Sport: Burt's Catcher

"The Lord," said old Burt Shotton piously, "made him a good catcher. He'll be another Bill Dickey some day." The white-haired manager of the Dodgers, who...

Sport: Big Man from Nicetown

(See Cover) His legs are buckled into clumsy shin guards; his face is hidden by the metal grille of a heavy mask. Behind him, vague and impersonal, rises the...

Medicine: Back to Life

"I got this far, honey, I'll get home yet," muttered Roy Campanella to his wife after his car overturned three months ago and landed him in a Long Island...

Sport: Double Trouble

For the Brooklyn Dodgers, it was just one of those weeks. First, the eighth-place Pittsburgh Pirates gave them their worst whipping of the season, 16-1. Then,...

The Presidency: A MONUMENTAL MISTAKE

They came humbly and quietly last week in wheelchairs and with leader dogs and a sign-language interpreter, hopeful paraplegic old men, and vigorous middle-age...

The Swinger from Binger

LONG before Rocky Marciano proved that under Marquess of Queensbury rules he could beat up anyone in the world, the late heavyweight champion earned a...

Sport: Boss of the Babes

When he was hired on by the old Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953, one New York newspaper headlined: ALSTON (WHO'S HE?) TO MANAGE DODGERS. The question was...

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