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April 14, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 15

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Bill Freehan Cover - Sports Illustrated April 14, 1969

April 14, 1969 | Kim Chapin
Oldtimers have been doing surprisingly well on the PBA tour, but in the Firestone tournament, the sport's biggest and richest event, 23-year-old Jim Godman headed a lucrative charge by the...

April 14, 1969 | John Casey
It began as mere exercise, a discipline in the name of fitness, but then came a philosopher, maidens, serpents and the law to turn a run along the towpath into an exertion of the mind

April 14, 1969
BADMINTON—Three of the four singles finalists in the U.S. Open in Natchitoches, La. were Indonesians. RUDY HARTONO defeated his compatriot Muljadi 15-9, 15-12 for the men's title, and MINARNI beat...

April 14, 1969
32, 33—illustrations by Robert Handville34, 35—Wayne Wilson from Leviton-Atlanta, Frank Zagarino36—Roy De Carava48—Herb Scharfman49—Herb Scharfman, Walter Iooss Jr.50, 51—Herb Scharfman (2),...

April 14, 1969
Johnny Stewart, a 5'2" 13-year-old from Toledo, recently bowled a sanctioned 300 game to become the youngest ever to perform this feat. Johnny started bowling at 3 and had a previous best of 254....

April 14, 1969
CHARLIE SIFFORDSirs:I caddied for Art Wall in last fall's Kemper Open and Charlie Sifford played with us the first two days of the tournament. I never knew or really understood the added pressure...

April 14, 1969
NEW PITCH FOR NEWK

April 14, 1969
•Paul Richards, Atlanta Braves vice-president, on baseball writers: "The new, young breed of writers are looking for social significance. They dwell too much on whether a player is getting along...

April 14, 1969 | Frank Deford
After a decade of glory, the Boston veterans were the poorest qualifiers in the Eastern Division playoffs, but they drew strength from a proud tradition and won the right to meet New York in the...

April 14, 1969
The masters used to be owned by Arnie and Jack, but in the past two years each has missed the cut once. Dan Jenkins is on hand to see if they do better—and if not, who does.

April 14, 1969 | Tex Maule
The Los Angeles Lakers, lethargic and slumberous through two losing games of their series with the San Francisco Warriors, came to life with the fury of an irritable giant and crushed the Warriors...

April 14, 1969 | William Johnson
How were Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus getting ready for the Masters last week? By skipping the Greensboro Open, even though first money was $32,000, as Gene Littler will happily testify

April 14, 1969 | Harold Peterson

April 14, 1969 | William Leggett
With a century of pro play behind it, major league baseball in 1969 is expanding again—and in ways that may prove a boon to the game now and in the future. Sensible scheduling, a forceful new...

April 14, 1969 | William Leggett
1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro team, post a 65-0-1 record and a $1.39 profit after barnstorming 11,877 miles.

April 14, 1969
Steadiness is the game of players like Bill Freehan (see cover). Only occasionally are they the stars, but without them the stars could not shine. Their hits sustain rallies. They throw to the...

April 14, 1969 | Harold Peterson

April 14, 1969 | Garry Valk
Each week sport turns up heroes and goats, and their exploits or nonexploits often achieve epic stature in the retelling. Frequently, too, somebody thinks up something about sport that, in 100...

April 14, 1969
Assessments of all 24 big-league teams and the probable order of finish in each of the four divisions; by William Leggett and Mark Mulvoy, aided by Peter Carry and Roy Blount

April 14, 1969 | William Leggett
Strongest of the four divisions, the East should also be the most exciting. Detroit, Boston and Baltimore each won an American League championship in the past three seasons and with Cleveland and...

April 14, 1969 | William Leggett
Billy Martin looks like Minnesota Skinny, the slick pool hall hustler ready to drop the eight ball in the side pocket or douse the lights and bolt away into the darkness if he misses. Hank Bauer...

April 14, 1969 | William Leggett
Had the St. Louis Cardinals made no moves at all to strengthen themselves for the 1969 season, they would still be lopsided favorites to win in the East. Last year by Aug. 1 they were 14½...

April 14, 1969 | William Leggett
Between chaws on his wad of gum and violent tugs on the visor of his scarlet cap, Manager Dave Bristol of the Cincinnati Reds can spout the longest stream of vintage bromides in baseball. "A win...

April 14, 1969
"We have nothing in common, but we find much to talk about," Jean-Claude Killy was quoted as saying of O. J. Simpson last week. The fact is they do have something in common and they may end up...

April 14, 1969 | Dan Levin
Laconic Mauno Nissinen of the University of Washington left them speechless when he won the All-Around title in the NCAA championships

April 14, 1969 | Charles Goren
If last month's Vanderbilt team championship proved anything, it is that there's a new breed of player ready, willing and apparently able to take over from our veteran bridge stars. And, based on...

April 14, 1969 | Whitney Tower
Over the years Claiborne Farm, located on the outskirts of Paris, Ky., has been one of the most successful breeding establishments in American racing. Such distinguished visitors as the Phippses...

April 14, 1969 | Skip Myslenski
Fond du Lac's motley collection of scrubs was no match for the proud champions from Yale. So how come they won?