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February 24, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 8

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Dave Debusschere Cover - Sports Illustrated February 24, 1969

February 24, 1969 | Joe Jares

February 24, 1969 | John Underwood
One would think that getting Vince Lombardi would be enough excitement, but last week Washington, D.C. learned that Ted Williams—terrible, wonderful Ted Williams—would be managing the Senators

February 24, 1969
Willie Shoemaker had won $40 million, including 79 $100,000 stakes, when he was thrown from his horse on Jan. 23, 1968. The fall broke his right leg, and it took 13 months of healing and therapy...

February 24, 1969 | Bob Ottum

February 24, 1969
The lombardi legend is put on the line as Vince leaves Green Bay to coach the hapless Redskins. Bill Johnson examines Vince's feelings about himself and his future.

February 24, 1969
In May and June big tarpon are plentiful in the backwaters of the Florida Keys. And plentiful, too, are the conjectures put forth by fishermen, guides and scientists to explain where the fish came...

February 24, 1969 | Harold Peterson

February 24, 1969 | Garry Valk
As the late Dan Parker used to say in his late N.Y. Daily Mirror sports column, "The customers always write." Last year, for example, you wrote us 3,000 more letters than you did in 1967, telling...

February 24, 1969
With four bad knees but two good smiles Joe Namath and Mickey Mantle fought backward from second place to a tie for sixth in the Astrojet Classic at the La Costa Country Club in California. Willie...

February 24, 1969 | Robin Roberts

February 24, 1969 | Jack Nicklaus
At the Sahara tournament last fall I played with one young pro, a solid performer, who could not keep his tee shots in play. After our round was over he went to the practice tee to work out his...

February 24, 1969 | Gary Ronberg
Frank Mahovlich rolls right along with Rolls-Royce Gordie Howe and Land Rover Alex Delvecchio to make up the best front line on the ice

February 24, 1969 | Charles Goren
Terence Reese, restored to good standing by the World Bridge Federation, could be playing in the World Championship again in 1970 in Stockholm. He seems about to surmount a second major hurdle in...

February 24, 1969 | Pat Putnam

February 24, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf

February 24, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: Surging NEW YORK (44-21) moved into second place, extending its winning streak to 11—a team record—and 20 straight at home. The Knicks; with Walt Frazier making eight steals (five...

February 24, 1969
21—Charles Trainor-Miami News24-29—Jerry Cooke38, 40—Bruce Roberts-Rapho Guillumette44—AP, Norton Pearl46—Noel Clark-LIFE50-63—Heinz Kluetmeier64—Elmer Horton66—Steve Hachinski, Herb...

February 24, 1969
Dave Anderson, a senior at Shawnee Mission South (Kans.), won the National High School Postal Two Mile Race with a time of 9:06, which bettered the Kansas City schoolboy record of 9:10, set by Jim...

February 24, 1969
PUBLIC DEFENDERS (CONT.)Sirs:Thank you very much for the illuminating article regarding Victor John Yannacone Jr. and the Environmental Defense Fund (All He Wants to Save Is the World, Feb. 3)....

February 24, 1969

February 24, 1969
•Howie Dallmar, Stanford basketball coach, on Lew Alcindor's devastating length-of-the-court passes: "They're tough to stop. It's like rushing the passer in football. You don't know whether to go...