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Introduction: True to the way it happens / by Bill Littlefield
Out of the war. Transition: Autumn 1945
On the beat. Memories of a great jockey: George M. Woolf, 1910-1946
Beau Jack is good customer: "Ah'm buyin' hats ..."
Down memory lane with the Babe: The ascension of George Herman Ruth
About two guys named Joe: DiMaggio and Louis are picture-perfect sportsmen
German Heavyweight checks in: Hein Ten Hoff says "Ja" to America
"They used to fight dogs": Ringside with William Jennings Bryan
Rumpus in the living room: "Toughie" Brasuhn, queen of the roller derby
Uncle Mike is back: You can tell he's all right, he won't listen to Morgan
Late afternoon on the Harlem: The Columbia freshmen are first on the river
How they told Charlie Keller: The Yankees send a good man down
Jake steals the show: Mintz crowned heavyweight manager of the world
Death of a race horse: Air Lift, son of Bold Venture
The psychology of horse betting: Hooked on the thrill of almost winning
"The lost leader": Gardella drops his suit against baseball
Retired undefeated heavyweight champion: Or, How Joe Louis makes a living
Out in the world. Brownsville bum: Al ("Bunny") Davis, 1910-1945
The day of the fight: Graziano-Zale, September 27, 1946
The fighter's wife: Norma Graziano gets through the night
Punching out a living: Billy Graham, boxing's uncrowned champ
Young fighter: The trouble with McNeece is that he fears nothing
Brockton's boy: A rising Marciano lifts all boats
Scouting for the Yankees: Between phone calls with Paul Krichell
The rocky road of Pistol Pete: The Dodger they padded the walls for
The ghost of the gridiron: Red Grange could carry the ball
Work horse on ice: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings
The happiest hooligan of them all: What a card this Pepper Martin is!
The rough and tumble life: Jim Tescher, rodeo rider
The twilight of boxing: They're dimming the lights at Stillman's Gym
Among the monuments. The shy one: The quiet power of Floyd Patterson
The man who belongs in blue jeans: Jim Tescher revisited
So long, Jack: John C. Hurley, 1897-1972
The fireman: Joe Page's good days
The artist supreme: Dancing with Willie Pep
The coach, relived: Willie Davis talks Vince Lombardi
The greatest, pound for pound: There's only one Sugar Ray
The smallest titan of them all: Eddie Arcaro rode to win
Somebody up there likes him: The life and times of Rocky Graziano.
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