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June 16, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 24

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Joe Namath Cover - Sports Illustrated June 16, 1969

June 16, 1969

June 16, 1969
•Clark Graebner, second-ranking U.S. tennis player, on how to insure the survival and growth of tennis: "We've got to get rid of the girls in major tournaments. If they want to establish separate...

June 16, 1969 | William Johnson
Joe Namath said he was quitting football rather than obey Commissioner Pete Rozelle's edict that he sell his interest in a bar where bookies and gamblers reportedly hung out. But the betting was...

June 16, 1969 | Whitney Tower
Narrowly beaten by Majestic Prince in the Derby and Preakness (below), Arts and Letters had the last word in the Belmont. Turning home, his jockey looked back confidently, then went on to win by...

June 16, 1969 | Mark Kram

June 16, 1969
Drug use by athletes is a danger to sport. In the first of a three-part series. Bil Gilbert tells who takes what and why, and points to the possibility of a major scandal.

June 16, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Forced to compete in a 36-hole qualification for entry in the U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer comes through before a home crowd

June 16, 1969 | William Leggett

June 16, 1969 | James Kunen

June 16, 1969
Boston Red Sox fans will be pleased to learn that the skis that helped kill their team's chances for a second straight pennant in 1968 have been sold. Pitcher Jim Lonborg, who severely injured his...

June 16, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
P. J. Boatwright, replacing Joe Dey, will direct the U.S. Open

June 16, 1969 | Roy Blount Jr.
Jack Bacheler of Florida is not just the best U.S. distance runner, he also is the only one who is a constantly expectant moth-er

June 16, 1969 | Garry Valk
Once upon a time there was Frank Merriwell of Fardale and Yale; today there is James Simon Kunen of Columbia and SDS. If you have not heard him articulating his radical views on TV talk shows or...

June 16, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
In his 50th year as trainer and driver Earle Avery has a standout Hambletonian colt with a catchy name, a clean gait and a strong mind about soft drinks

June 16, 1969 | Edwin Shrake

June 16, 1969
BOWLING—BILLY HARDWICK of Louisville won the $6,030 first prize in the $70,000 Smallcomb Classic at Redwood City, Calif., beating Jim Stefanich of Joliet, Ill. 289-192. The victory, Hardwick's...

June 16, 1969
Jim Pratt, an all-round athlete at Indianapolis' Chatard High School, pitched his baseball team to the city championship, was named Indiana's top defensive star in football, and in basketball...

June 16, 1969
6—Roy DeCarava20—Roy DeCarava, Frank Agolia21—Ira Block22—Roy DeCarava23—N.Y. Daily News24—Neil Leifer, Jerry Cooke25—Herb Scharfman, Neil Leifer26—Neil Leifer30—Herb Scharfman35—James...

June 16, 1969 | Peter Carry

June 16, 1969 | Peter Carry
Pilots Manager Joe Schultz, who coached in the National League before this season, said after the Orioles' Dave McNally stopped Seattle on four hits last week: "I had never seen much of him, but...

June 16, 1969
RETARDSSirs:My compliments to Bil Gilbert for his article Confessions of a Retarded Tiger (June 2). Now I understand why the 1967 Red Sox pennant victory seemed so hollow. Ellis Kinder really...