Gordie Howe, the most durable athlete in the country (if not the world).
DENNIS (DIETZ) HENDLEY
University of North Carolina Basketball Coach Dean Smith, who brought Olympic gold back to the U.S. Smith is proof that a man does not have to sacrifice sportsmanship and integrity to produce winners.
MARK VAN BRENNER
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Nothing has been as exciting as Franz Klammer's sensational downhill.
Fort Smith, Ark.
Rosi Mittermaier �ber alles.
Sioux Falls, S. Dak.
It would be a crying shame not to mention Muhammad Ali.
Smokin' Joe Frazier.
Johnny Bench truly deserved the MVP award for his great performance in the World Series. An unheralded fact is that he accomplished something that has been done only nine times before in World Series history: he achieved a slugging average (total bases divided by times at bat) of 1.000 or better. Restricting the list to players having at least 10 at bats in a Series, the top sluggers read as