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July 24, 1967 | Volume 27, Issue 4

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated July 24, 1967

July 24, 1967 | Gwilym S. Brown

July 24, 1967 | Whitney Tower
California's own Native Diver, a spirited 8-year-old, joined the millionaires' club as he won the Hollywood Gold Cup for the third year in succession, though in fact he was not the first across...

July 24, 1967 | Mark Mulvoy

July 24, 1967 | Fran Tarkenton

July 24, 1967 | Fran Tarkenton
Tarkenton learns the pro quarterback's trade and becomes a winner, but eventually writes a letter to Coach Norm Van Brocklin saying, "It is impossible for me to return...."

July 24, 1967 | William Leggett
For a ballplayer, Cooperstown is a state of mind, an Elysian Field in which he would love to romp at some distant point in time when his spikes are worn out, his glove cracked and dried, his bat...

July 24, 1967
The illegal spitball is still one of the most popular pitches in the major leagues. A revealing story on how it all began, who throws it today and what they do to get away with it.

July 24, 1967 | John McCormick
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July 24, 1967 | John McCormick
ALTERNATIVA. The ceremony in which the novillero (apprentice bullfighter) becomes a full matador de tows (eligible to fight bulls 4 or more years old).

July 24, 1967 | Garry Valk
It is a matter of minihistory around the office that Dan Jenkins was the first of our writers to use the term "teeny hopper" in a story—so far ahead of the common usage of today that nobody had...

July 24, 1967
Elvis Presley has a passion for golf carts. Not for golf, just for golf carts. He keeps at least two on the MGM lot to get around in while he is working. At the moment Elvis and Nancy Sinatra are...

July 24, 1967 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Buhl, Wight, Craig, Aguirre and Labine—all you pretenders to the title of the world's worst hitter stand aside and make way for a challenger with outstanding credentials, Dean Chance of Minnesota,...

July 24, 1967 | Kim Chapin
That is the ambition of Promoter Wally Dill (at right) as he seeks appreciation—and cash—for his tennis professionals' superior play

July 24, 1967 | Charles Goren
A Miami newspaper columnist, unhampered by intimate knowledge of the game at the World Championship level, recently annoyed the cognoscenti among his readers—but no doubt entertained nonbridge...

July 24, 1967 | Dan Jenkins

July 24, 1967 | Herman Weiskopf
AMERICAN LEAGUE

July 24, 1967 | Herman Weiskopf
Pituka Perez was so excited when her husband Tony was named to the National League All-Star team that she insisted on flying with him from Cincinnati to California. She also decided to take along...

July 24, 1967
BOATING—WILLIAM WITNALL of Marblehead, Mass. accumulated a winning low total of 13 points in the world championship for International One-Design yachts in Hankoe, Norway to defeat runner-up Kalle...

July 24, 1967
4—Sarah Pileggi12-15—Gerry Cranham16, 17—UPI18-21—Herb Scharfman22, 23—Minneapolis Tribune34, 35, 38—Cano y Guerra40—Pictorial Parade, PIP photo by "Olympic"42—Bob Schranck44—Walter Iooss Jr.48,...

July 24, 1967
Joe Proctor, 18, a Knoxville, Tenn. football and basketball star, became the state decathlon champion by making up a 144-point deficit on the final day of competition in Nashville, for a total of...

July 24, 1967
JOCKO, JACKIE AND TEDSirs:Jocko Conlan's story, Nobody Loves an Umpire (June 26 and July 3), is typical of someone trying to promote something. He spoke of an incident in Japan that is certainly a...

July 24, 1967
AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE

July 24, 1967
•George Allen, Los Angeles Rams coach, after quarterback Roman Gabriel dropped his $200,000 suit against the club and reported for training: "Roman is a real team man."