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August 04, 1969 | Volume 31, Issue 5

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Bill Russell Cover - Sports Illustrated August 04, 1969

August 04, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy

August 04, 1969 | William F. Russell
Perhaps the greatest player basketball has known, Bill Russell announces his retirement. 'I've played enough,' he says

August 04, 1969 | Jack Murphy

August 04, 1969 | Coles Phinizy

August 04, 1969
Namath's first test of the new season comes in Chicago against the O.J.-less College All-Stars, who will try to find what he's made of. Pat Putnam reports on their inquiry.

August 04, 1969
Coaching at Newport, one of the sporting galas of the social calendar around the turn of the century, was re-created at the last meeting of The Carriage Association of America, which drew many of...

August 04, 1969 | Robert Cantwell

August 04, 1969
"If anyone wants some boar meat, I've got some," said Hubert Humphrey, and so he had. The former Vice-President had just returned from a hunt on a game preserve northwest of Moscow, where he...

August 04, 1969 | Gwilym S. Brown
Derek Clayton, a draftsman from Melbourne, looks to be too big for the marathon but he ranks with the best. He drives himself so furiously that he runs races in record time, except when he slams...

August 04, 1969 | Roy Blount Jr.

August 04, 1969 | Jerry Kramer

August 04, 1969 | Garry Valk
Bill Russell and Senior Editor Jerry Tax have been friends since February of 1958, when Tax interviewed Russell for one of the earlier articles we published about him. The interview was a success...

August 04, 1969
BASEBALL—Willie McCovey of the Giants and Johnny Bench of the Reds slugged the NATIONAL LEAGUE to a 9-3 win over the American League in the All-Star Game in Washington. Frank Howard and Bill...

August 04, 1969
Ross Messer, 73, a retired apple orchardist from Naches, Wash., joined 331 others to climb 12,307-foot Mt. Adams, using crampons over the hard snow. Messer, the senior climber of the annual event...

August 04, 1969
6—Sheedy & Long12, 13—Herb Scharfman14—Richard Meek16—Richard Meek (2), Neil Leifer19—Sheedy & Long20-22—Sheedy & Long24-26—Coles Phinizy39, 40—Stephen Green-Armytage42—Pictorial...

August 04, 1969 | Peter Carry

August 04, 1969 | Peter Carry
Detroit Pitcher Denny McLain changes expensive hobbies with about the same frequency as he goes to the resin bag. Last year 31-game-winner McLain's thing was playing the organ. This season the...

August 04, 1969
GOOD NEWSSirs:I read with great interest the short article, "A National Disgrace," in your SCORECARD section (July 7). I too have been dismayed at the way many U.S. basketball teams have been...

August 04, 1969

August 04, 1969
•Casey Stengel, acknowledging his selection as baseball's greatest living manager at baseball's 100th birthday party: "I want to thank all my players for giving me the honor of being what I was."

August 04, 1969 | Dolly Connelly
In 1794, when Explorer George Vancouver sailed east through the waters of Alaska's Icy Strait, Glacier Bay was only a dimple in a spectacular and solid wall of ice. Extending 100 miles north into...

August 04, 1969 | P. A. Ward-Thomas
Nobody knew where that ancient hickory-shafted ladies' mashie came from. It turned up one day in 1943 at Stalag Luft 3, Hitler's main prisoner-of-war camp for RAF officers in the forest of Sagan,...