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April 21, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 16

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George Archer Cover - Sports Illustrated April 21, 1969

April 21, 1969
NO BIGGER THAN A MAN'S HAND

April 21, 1969
•Jim Frey, Baltimore Oriole scout, on the pitchers' underground: "Hitters just don't watch pitchers enough. If a hitter would keep a book on pitchers, on who threw what and where, he'd rate a...

April 21, 1969
BORING AND UNJUSTSirs:Tex Maule for commissioner of baseball, football, basketball and all other sports (The Curse of the Endless Playoff, April 7)! His keen insight into this area is what the...

April 21, 1969 | Dan Jenkins

April 21, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Once there was almost Billy Joe Patton and later there was almost Ken Venturi, amateurs both who came close—oh, just about this close—to winning the Masters championship. Last week Bruce Fleisher,...

April 21, 1969
The hot corner is in the possession of a hot crew of rookies. Some are shown in color photographs, and William Leggett examines these and others in a crisp essay.

April 21, 1969 | Alfred Wright
In a swinging Stanley Cup orchestration, former NHL star Red Kelly conducted his Los Angeles youngsters past Oakland to claim the California championship. Next number: the St. Louis Blues

April 21, 1969 | Roy Blount Jr.

April 21, 1969 | Tex Maule
If Roy Mark Hofheinz operated anywhere but in the state of Texas, he would stick out like a sore thumb. In Texas he sticks out like a sore pinkie. Even so, he is without doubt the most inventive,...

April 21, 1969 | Ross Macdonald

April 21, 1969 | Garry Valk
In reviewing two of his short novels last fall, TIME said of Wilfrid Sheed that "he is justly rated as one of the nation's most gifted writers." Anyone who reads his report on the strange rise of...

April 21, 1969 | Jule Campbell
Rough and rugged or rhinestone-studded, that great American classic, cowboy's blue jeans, has moved out of Haight-Ashbury and into the boîte this spring. In a year when pants are the fashion that...

April 21, 1969 | Frank Deford
There were plenty of heroes to go around as the Celtics and the Knicks battled for the Eastern Division NBA title. The real war, though, was between New York's Willis Reed and Boston's tireless...

April 21, 1969 | Melvin Durslag
Harness racing at night has won routine acceptance in many areas, but when it came to Southern California it made new enemies of old friends

April 21, 1969 | Wilfrid Sheed
Violence in and around soccer is sweeping England, usually considered the citadel of fair play and orderly behavior. Rough stuff on the playing field is matched by fighting in the grandstands,...

April 21, 1969 | Wilfrid Sheed
At a recent Southampton-Chelsea match, police frisked "terrace" (bleacher) fans and acquired a startling collection of weapons. Included were a switchblade, a sheath knife, a vegetable knife...

April 21, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: For years BOSTON has called it Big D, the D standing for defense, and it was the determining factor in each of the first four games of the Eastern playoffs (page 66). Boston won...

April 21, 1969
Leonard Turner, a 9.7 sprinter for Dunbar High School in Dayton, caught 13 touchdown passes last season and won a scholarship to Kent State, where he will major in music. He got a superior rating...

April 21, 1969
6—Walter Daran24, 25—Neil Leifer, Tony Triolo26—Neil Leifer (2), Eric Schweikardt31—Fred Kaplan-Black Star32, 33—Robin Johstone50—Bill Bridges51—Vernon Merritt—LIFE52—AP57, 58—J. R....

April 21, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf
AMERICAN LEAGUEBaseball's latest expansion was an early success. Seattle (3-1), beginning like a Northwest cloudburst, won its opener at Anaheim from the Angels as Tommy Harper led off with a...

April 21, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf
It is a good thing for Kansas City that the newest Royal, Centerfielder Lou Piniella, has a short memory. Piniella (pronounced pin-ella) was so nervous on Opening Day in Kansas City that he asked...