Not only did Lou Brock break Maury Wills' record of 104 stolen bases, he also broke the famed SI cover jinx.
DAVID L. SHERWOOD
Kyle Rote Jr. has distinguished himself as one of the finest athletes of our time.
GLENN VAN HEEMST
Prospect Park, N.J.
Don't let me down and be logical this time, pick Jack Nicklaus.
In 1971 Herve Filion was the first harness driver ever to achieve the supposedly unattainable goal of 500 wins in one year. He ended up with 543, but he wasn't named Sportsman of the Year. In 1972 he broke all of his previous records with 605 victories and more than $2 million in earnings. Still no award. In 1973 he won 445 races, more than 100 ahead of any other driver, and again copped over $2 million in purses. This year he is once more surpassing his own records. His accomplishments in harness racing are unmatched and may never be approached again.