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April 18, 1966 | Volume 24, Issue 16

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Dick Groat Cover - Sports Illustrated April 18, 1966

April 18, 1966
It was, to a great extent, on the golf courses of Kuala Lumpur that Tunku Abdul Rahman put together plans for the Malaysian Federation back in the early '60s. But, said the Prime Minister while...

April 18, 1966 | Whitney Tower
Just a month before the Derby the favorite returned to the races, and two first-rate fillies who may challenge him made their 1966 debuts

April 18, 1966 | Charles Goren
Attention, please!" roared the loudspeaker at Dodgertown in Vero Beach. "After today's game there will be a bridge match: Manager Walt Alston, Coach Jim Gilliam, First Baseman Wes Parker and the...

April 18, 1966 | Jack Mann

April 18, 1966
BADMINTON—TAN AIK HUANG, a 19-year-old Malaysian who won the Canadian Open last month, took the men's singles title at the U.S. Open amateur championships in New Britain, Conn. when he defeated...

April 18, 1966
36-41—Marvin E. Newman43—Neil Leifer45—Shel Hershorn-Black Star46—Harry Redl47—Art Zich55, 56, 80—Neil Leifer50, 58, 61, 63—Walter Iooss Jr.65, 75, 85—Bob Peterson66—Lee Balterman76, 79, 86—Walter...

April 18, 1966
Brent Berk, 16-year-old swimmer from Honolulu's Punahou school, clipped .2 second off the state 100-yard freestyle mark with a 49.3 clocking, then won the 500-yard freestyle and placed second in...

April 18, 1966
HOLDOUTS ON RYESirs:It is refreshing to read a straight-down-the-middle article like Jack Mann's The $1,000,000 Holdout (April 4). It was loaded with fact for the reader's own assimilation and it...

April 18, 1966 | Herman Weiskopf
To start the 1966 season here are some questions—and answers—about the who, what and when of Opening Days

April 18, 1966
THE ALTITUDE LAGIn the 30 months since Mexico was awarded the 1968 Olympics there has been a lot of offhand worrying and some sober investigation of the effect the thin air of Mexico City will...

April 18, 1966
•Frank Ryan, Cleveland Browns quarterback, analyzing his defeat at a parlor-table football game: "I looked through the play-selection cards and couldn't find one with Jim Brown's name on it."

April 18, 1966
Durocher's return to baseball is almost certain to produce a scenario fit for Hollywood. And that is where he will be when he takes his Chicago Cubs into Dodger Stadium.

April 18, 1966 | Alfred Wright

April 18, 1966 | Garry Valk
An eminent sports columnist some years ago grew weary of picking the logical teams to win the major league pennants. He decided, instead, to go for the underdogs. He reasoned that if he selected a...

April 18, 1966 | Edwin Shrake
Calling anew for a merger with the NFL, Joe Foss retires as AFL commissioner. He forecasts destructive fighting unless the pro leagues curb their 'avarice' and temper the frantic pursuit of...

April 18, 1966 | Arthur Zich
The China Sea race pits a fleet of modern yachts against hazards faced by Kublai Khan and Magellan. Carried along by the winds of history, a 20th-century war correspondent forgets the present

April 18, 1966 | William Leggett

April 18, 1966
The Dodgers should have been upset and confused as a result of the long Koufax-Drysdale holdout siege. After all, how can a team properly prepare itself to defend a league championship and a World...

April 18, 1966
The explanation to each of the Pittsburgh Pirates stated that the meeting was being called so that the players, the coaches and the manager could discuss baseball and also reaffirm the spirit and...

April 18, 1966
It was Pitcher Sammy Ellis of the Cincinnati Reds speaking, and his words confirmed the opinion of most people in the National League. "We had the best team in the league, or for that matter in...

April 18, 1966
Orlando Cepeda is a proud Puerto Rican who, before he injured his knee two years ago, played first base for the San Francisco Giants and played it well. In 1962, the last year the Giants won the...

April 18, 1966
Bobby Bragan, manager of the Braves, was talking about off-season jobs. "Ken Silvestri, our bullpen coach, lives in Chicago," Bragan said, "and last winter he took a job in the control tower at...

April 18, 1966
In a box directly behind home plate at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg sat Bob Howsam, bee farmer, ex-Navy test pilot and currently the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, who spent the...

April 18, 1966
Sonny Jackson had lost another game of "base hit" during the Houston Astros' batting practice and now he was stretched facedown on the ground as Joe Morgan started to count for the 20 push-ups....

April 18, 1966
His bald head tanned and glistening in the morning sunlight, Leo Durocher was out there at first base, showing half a dozen Chicago Cub players how to lead off—and get back to—first base. "We...

April 18, 1966
Those beady-eyed seers of Las Vegas—the ones who study chicken entrails on the eve of battle—noted with justifiable alarm last winter that the lovable, laughable, awful New York Mets, the team...

April 18, 1966
The American League rebelled against the New York Yankees last season, bringing their once-proud master down into the pack, and now they're gunning for the rival National League. One reason for...

April 18, 1966
It was the day after his Minnesota Twins had lost the seventh game of the World Series. Sam Mele was worrying about his wife and their overdue baby during the flight to his home near Boston, but...

April 18, 1966
Mickey Lolich is a left-handed pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and, as he says, "If you're left-handed and a pitcher, then people automatically think you're flaky." Yes, they do—especially when...

April 18, 1966
Men pros

April 18, 1966
One of the very best things that happened to the Chicago White Sox last year did not count. Pete Ward hit two long home runs in the last exhibition game of the spring, making a total of eight....

April 18, 1966
On the last day of last season—the first year since 1959 that the Cleveland Indians had won more games than they had lost—Manager Birdie Tebbetts called a clubhouse meeting. He told his players:...

April 18, 1966
In their early days on the job with the Washington Senators, Manager Gil Hodges and General Manager George Selkirk bungled matters as badly as their players did. But both learned from their...

April 18, 1966
The best listener in baseball is Charlie O., the mule, and that is, no doubt, why Charlie O. Finley, the owner, sent him south to Florida this spring with his Kansas City Athletics. Now, when...

April 18, 1966
In the wake of the disastrous season the New York Yankees had last year—a bad start, injuries, disciplinary problems and, finally, a sixth-place finish, the first time the Yankees had finished in...

April 18, 1966
The ball, driven into the Arizona sky like a well-stroked tee shot, landed in a vacant lot almost 500 feet away. The home run was Rick Reichardt's first hit of spring training, and if the fact...

April 18, 1966
Brother Malcolm, evangelist, seer and healer of the sick, was positively aquiver with emotion as he faced his congregation and shouted: "We are sinners!"

April 18, 1966 | Jack Olsen

April 18, 1966 | Jack Olsen
Cassias Clay's paradoxical behavior is explained. He is neither the wild wan he seems nor the actor some consider him.

April 18, 1966 | Duncan Barnes
An advertisement in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company's 1867 catalog reads like a testimonial for a machine gun: "Not only can this gun be fired thirty times a minute continuously as a...

April 18, 1966