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September 08, 1969 | Volume 31, Issue 11

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Ernie Banks Cover - Sports Illustrated September 08, 1969

September 08, 1969 | Edwin Shrake
Long before they ever met, the Dallas Cowboys were the biggest rivals the Houston Oilers had. The Cowboys were unaware of this except at the management level, where TV ratings were studied with...

September 08, 1969 | Peter Carry
With only a month to go, at least seven National League teams are in lovely fighting positions for the two playoff berths, but Chicago and San Francisco seem the safest

September 08, 1969
Take one well-roasted ball club, place it in a small park, season with French fans, sprinkle with tourists, add a touch of the Mets' madness and perhaps a smidgen of Woodstock and voilà—the...

September 08, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Portly Steve Melnyk, a 22-year-old Georgian who likes a good meal as much as he does a birdie, had both last week as he won the U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakmont by five strokes

September 08, 1969 | John Underwood

September 08, 1969
College football marks its 100th anniversary, having begun on Nov. 6, 1869 with a friendly tussle between Rutgers and Princeton in New Brunswick. Since then thousands of players have run, passed...

September 08, 1969 | Garry Valk
As you may know, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S parent company, Time Inc., has acquired a new president, James R. Shepley. He succeeds James A. Linen, who asked to be relieved of his duties because of a...

September 08, 1969 | Davis Thomas

September 08, 1969 | Katherine Carlson

September 08, 1969
Where there's a beach there's a ball, and where there's a ball there's Wilt Chamberlain, even if it's a volleyball. Wilt turned up recently on the sands of Will Rogers State Beach, in Santa...

September 08, 1969 | Hugh Whall
On its waters New York's Graham Hall sailed to daylight in the Mallory Cup races—a competition for the North American title in which the boats are equal so that the men themselves may stand out...

September 08, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
Not all of the seven brothers and cousins who own Lindy's Pride were present when he pursued trotting's top prize in Illinois. The two who had led the family into the sport had an appointment at...

September 08, 1969 | Joe Jares
The training regimen for the game of darts is beer—and a few champions are at their best when they have to be held up to shoot. They—and a million others, some of them sober—are Closing the...

September 08, 1969
PHANTOM CROWDS

September 08, 1969
•Sam Jones, Boston Celtic star who retired this spring, explaining that it did not surprise him when Bill Russell announced that he was resigning as player-coach of the team: "What would you do if...

September 08, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf
AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 08, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf
For years the Giant farm system has been producing the next Willie Mays. The quest, which at times bordered on being a fetish, brought up such replacements as Jose Cardenal and Leon Wagner, Willie...

September 08, 1969
BOATING—GRAHAM HALL of Bayside, N.Y. won the Mallory Cup, North America's men's sailing championship. Hall, in second place prior to the final race, was an easy victor when 18-year-old Peter...

September 08, 1969
4—T. Tanuma, Jacques Mégraz18-21—Walter Iooss Jr.22, 23—UPI, AP (2)27—James Purring30, 31—Jim Vincent-The Oregonian, Lee Balterman, Seattle Post Intelligencer32—Leviton-Atlanta37—Lee...

September 08, 1969
Debbie Smith, 8, a 54-pound fourth-grader from Hampton, Va., rolled a 501 series with games of 165, 178 and 158 on her father's lanes. A bowler for two years, Debbie has a high game of 198 and a...

September 08, 1969
ON THE LINESirs:Hooray! Someone has finally laid it on the line and made an effort to stand up and be counted (The Desperate Coach, Aug. 25 et seq.). Athletics in the past have been a means, or a...