Average height--5'7""; average weight--145.5 lbs. Here are twenty-one athletes who overcame professional judgments of their potentials when physique was not in their favor; only basketball's Bob Cousy and baseball's Maury Wills measure more than 5'9"". Equally noteworthy is the range of sports represented--thirteen in all, including skiing, wrestling, bowling, auto racing, and tennis. The author points out that ""sports in almost every case was the only way in which they could climb out of their background of poverty,"" which adds insight into tremendous motivational energies. Looking up to those who often look up at their competitors, without excessive repetition, once or twice with humor.