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August 11, 1969 | Volume 31, Issue 6

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Joe Namath Cover - Sports Illustrated August 11, 1969

August 11, 1969 | Pat Putnam

August 11, 1969 | William Leggett
A minor-league experiment that permits a permanent pinch-hitter to bat for the pitcher has put more pep into the offense

August 11, 1969 | Hugh D. Whall
The wind wasn't up to much and storms stayed away—but when 22 ocean-going sailboats headed into Lake Superior, they established the clearest, cleanest race of them all

August 11, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf

August 11, 1969 | Dan Jenkins
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August 11, 1969
Henry Aaron has not been on a pennant winner since 1958, and for the first time since they moved to Atlanta his Braves are in the race. William Leggett visits the tepee.

August 11, 1969
"He'll wrestle under his own name," said the trainer and adviser of one of the grapplers on this week's program in Waverly, Ohio. "There couldn't be a better drawing card." Possibly not. The...

August 11, 1969 | Pamela Knight
Bob and Laura Benson live in four geodesic domes in Nags Head, N.C.—a sort of outer-space touch in a down-to-earth neighborhood. The domes took shape one by one in a sudden space-age way: in the...

August 11, 1969 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
But the left way was right for Rittmaster's 'American Moppie,' which zoomed away from the Verrazano Bridge (above) and then crept the tossing Atlantic to finish first in the Hennessy New York...

August 11, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
The years have been kind to Curly Smart. Oh, maybe his body and reflexes have slowed just a bit—no longer those of the daring young driver who used to delight the crowds at New York's big harness...

August 11, 1969 | Frank Deford

August 11, 1969
BICYCLE RACING—Ending the 35-day National Championships in Detroit, AUDREY McELMURY of La Jolla, Calif. was named women's overall champion, JACKIE DISNEY of Monrovia, Calif. the intermediate...

August 11, 1969
6—Horry Groom12—Heinz Kluetmeier-Milwaukee Journal14—Heinz Kluetmeier, Neil Leifer15—Heinz Kluetmeier16—Bob Schranck17—Herb Scharfman18—map by William Bernstein20, 22—Shel Hershorn-Black...

August 11, 1969
Bill Fitzgerald, 44, a systems analyst from Palos Verdes, Calif. won the 440 (52.3), 880 (2: 14.01 ), mile (4:37), anchored winning mile and two-mile relay teams—and added it up to take the...

August 11, 1969 | Garry Valk
After a long, hot day of dealing with words, what does an editor read for relaxation when he comes home to a quiet evening by the air conditioner? In most cases, nothing ponderous, please....

August 11, 1969 | Sandy Treadwell

August 11, 1969 | Sandy Treadwell
The Astros were 3-10 in April, on their way to 4-20 for the month. "I'll bet you $100 right now," First Baseman Curt Blefary told Sportswriter Joe Heiling, "$100 that we win the Western Division....

August 11, 1969
VINCIBILITYSirs:My two sons and I just returned a week ago from a very successful fishing trip at Great Bear Lake. On Sunday I shot almost a par round of golf (not counting the hole I picked up...

August 11, 1969

August 11, 1969
•Dick Radatz, 6'6", 265-pound Montreal Expo pitcher, to 5'6", 165-pound Freddie Patek, Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop, at the beginning of a fight between the Expos and the Pirates: "I'll take you...