Frank Robinson tells his own story of what it means to be named the first black manager in the majors and describes the challenges he faces and how he plans to meet them.
Hockey begins its season with new teams, new playoff schemes and a drastic realignment of the two leagues. Mark Mulvoy provides a primer to bewildering complexities, ranks the NHL clubs and assesses their strong and weak points. Jerry Kirshenbaum previews the WHA. And Coles Phinizy writes of "an eagle that lines the athletes' nests." That's player czar Alan Eagleson.