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July 31, 1967 | Volume 27, Issue 5

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July 31, 1967 | Herman Weiskopf

July 31, 1967 | Herman Weiskopf
The first thing you have to understand about the spitball is that it is a highly individualized pitch. Even those of us who used it were never able to agree on the proper method for throwing it....

July 31, 1967 | Alfred Wright

July 31, 1967 | Sarah Pileggi
As one tight little island met another at croquet, Britain's best played American rules and wound up with a tie on a weekend memorable for sartorial zip and top strokes

July 31, 1967 | Mark Kram
That's what Chuvalo's manager is offering and that's what Joe Frazier took—a big piece. Hopefully, the tough Canadian will now forget his pride in never having been knocked down and stop being a...

July 31, 1967
Winnipeg is a MECCA for track and field fans as the Pan-American Games begin this week, with athletes from 28 nations competing in 23 events. John Underwood reports.

July 31, 1967
In the old days the much-advertised merits of outdoor cooking owed at least as much to the sharp, crisp air and hard riding as they did to what actually wound up on the tin plates. And the food...

July 31, 1967 | Pamela Knight
Mary Faler's starter, the vital ingredient of sourdough biscuits and pancakes, is one of the traditional recipes of the pioneer West. Sourdough pancakes, hard to come by these days, were a...

July 31, 1967 | Fran Tarkenton

July 31, 1967 | Fran Tarkenton
Analyzing tactics, Tarkenton tells why the blitz is overrated, the audible outmoded—and how to beat the Packers.

July 31, 1967 | Garry Valk
All baseball fans are excited over the tight pennant races in both major leagues this year, but no one is enjoying it more than SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Writer-Reporter Herman Weiskopf. Weiskopf's...

July 31, 1967 | Ruth Lieder
Just as Intrepid is a good exercise in trimmed-down efficiency (SI, June 26), so, too, is the official uniform of the crew. Skipper Bus Mosbacher, a stickler for detail, asked Abercrombie &...

July 31, 1967 | Bob Ottum
Paul Haber won the national title, but discovered It meant nothing unless he beat Jimmy Jacobs

July 31, 1967 | Pete Axthelm
The first of trotting's Triple Crown events proved nothing when 13 sulkies were trapped in a traffic jam and a 15-to-1 colt romped home

July 31, 1967 | William Negley

July 31, 1967
BOATING—The observation trials, a preliminary in picking a defender for the America's Cup next month, came to a close with only six days of racing (due to poor weather conditions) over the 13-day...

July 31, 1967
4—Herb Scharfman12—Walter Iooss Jr.14—Sheedy & Long15—AP, Los Angeles Times16—UPI17—Rich Clarkson27—Eric Schweikardt31-33—Bruce Davidson-Magnum45—Tony Triolo, drawings by Ed Casper46—Herb...

July 31, 1967
Elaine Gray, 21, a student librarian from St. Albans, England, succeeded in her third attempt to break Greta Andersen's 1958 women's world cross-channel record when she swam from Cape Gris-Nez,...

July 31, 1967 | Herman Weiskopf

July 31, 1967 | Herman Weiskopf
During 15 years as a ballplayer George Brunet of the Angels has played for 20 teams in 15 states from New York to Hawaii. Now that he has seen America first, Brunet, 32, hopes that he can stay put...

July 31, 1967
DEATH UNLIMITEDSirs:Kim Chapin's piece on powerboat racing (A Rewarding Race in Detroit, July 10) ended with the point that there is no real solution in sight for the deaths of unlimited...

July 31, 1967

July 31, 1967
•Chicago Cub Coach Joe Becker, reminiscing about Erv Palica, the old Dodger pitcher: "He had so many pitches, the catcher had to take off his mitt to give the sign."