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Sport: Scoreboard: Sep. 29, 1961

> The National Football League's first week was packed with surprises. The fledgling Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears, 37-13. The St. Louis Cardinals ran...

Sport: Defense in Baltimore

Never before in the 40-year history of the National Football League had two teams met for the championship amid such furor. To see their Colts play the New...

Sport: Sudden Death

Baltimore's Colts trailed the New York Giants 17-14. Johnny Unitas, Baltimore quarterback, glanced quickly at the clock. In the next 2 min. 30 sec. he had to...

Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 15, 1955

¶ The third-place New York Giants jettisoned one of their once-great pitchers. Sal ("The Barber") Maglie, who failed to complete a game since June. Minus his old...

Religion: Words & Works

¶Alvin Dark, captain and shortstop of the world champion New York Giants, told a Sunday-school class at the Calvary Baptist Church, Yonkers. N.Y., that he plans...

Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 29, 1955

¶ When they lost a twelve-inning game to the New York Giants, 14-9, the Pittsburgh Pirates achieved a dubious distinction: they became the first major league...

Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 13, 1954

¶ At home in the Polo Grounds, the New York Giants teed off on Dodger pitching, took two games of a three-game series with their arch rivals, all but clinched...

Sport: The Cardinals, Their Pitchers

Out on the mound, the poker-faced Negro pitcher calmly munched on his toothpick and watched the New York Giants straggle up to the plate. Then Sam ("Toothpick")...

Sport: Who Won, Dec. 25, 1950

¶ In Cleveland, the Browns over the New York Giants, 8-3, to avenge two earlier defeats and to take the play-off game for the National Football League's American...

Sport: If You Can't Beat Him ...

Even after age thickened his hips and time tired his quick hands, the New York Giants never seemed to know what to do about Jack Roosevelt Robinson. Their...

Sport: Scoreboard, Jan. 14, 1957

¶ As an oakleaf cluster to his badge as SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Sportsman of the Year, Olympian Bobby Morrow won Texas sportswriters' vote as Southwesterner of...

The Press: Loose Lip

After calling in sportswriters to hear his blast against "blind" National League umpires, the New York Giants' hot-tempered Manager Leo ("The Lip") Durocher...

Sport: Baseball's Big Auction

The New York Giants badly needed a catcher to replace old Ernie ("Schnozz") Lombardi. Like every other player-hungry boss, the Giants' Horace Stoneham knew...

Music: Baseball in Cold Blood

Composer William Schuman, 42, is president of Manhattan's Juilliard School of Music. He is also an ardent baseball fan (New York Giants) and the unofficial coach...

Sport: The New Willie

At midseason Willie Mays and his home-run bat were the hottest pair in the National League. Swinging with the delight of a schoolboy and the skill of an old pro,...

Sport: The Packers' Title

All season long, the New York Giants had made their own breaks and cashed them into game-winning touchdowns. By finally squeezing past the Washington Redskins...

Sport: Eleven to Go

Two days after Labor Day, the World Champion New York Yankees led the Cleveland Indians by 3½ games; in the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers led the New...

Cinema: Play Ball!

As the baseball season comes to a climax, Hollywood is ready with a couple of exhibitions to catch the overflow at the ballparks. Big Leaguer (MGM) is a small...

National Affairs: Big Ones & Little Ones

White House correspondents, watching a pressroom TV set while the New York Giants battled the Brooklyn Dodgers, got a special summons to the office of...

Sport: Eagles at Work

Coach Alfred Earle ("Greasy") Neale has no time for false modesty. He admits that his Philadelphia pro football Eagles are good—so good, he blandly says, that...