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September 15, 1969 | Volume 31, Issue 12

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Woody Hayes Cover - Sports Illustrated September 15, 1969

September 15, 1969 | Alice Higgins
When Austin Knowlton looked at the sports page of Louisville's The Courier-Journal & Times on a recent Sunday morning, he had two reasons to be pleased. The Cincinnati Bengals had won and a...

September 15, 1969 | Charles Goren
Bucking a trend, the first team of professionals played up to form

September 15, 1969 | Robert Cantwell
The beginnings were hilarious—and profitable-but then hokum took over as Hollywood made hundreds of sport movies, most of them stinkeroos

September 15, 1969
BOXING—JERRY QUARRY knocked out Brian London in the confused second round of a non-title bout in Oakland, then unconvincingly announced his retirement at age 24, claiming his hands hurt. The...

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Cover—Walter Iooss Jr. (2), Arthur Shay, Sheedy & Long, Tony Tomsic22-25—Sheedy & Long27—Martin Mills-Black Star29, 30—Bruce Roberts-Rapho Guillumette32, 33—Herb Scharfman38—Gerry...

September 15, 1969
Mrs. Sandy Elott, 63, of College Park, Ga., won her second Senior Women's National Field Archery Championship in two years, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. She had a 435 average for 28 field and hunter...

September 15, 1969 | Kent Hannon

September 15, 1969 | Kent Hannon
Good pitching might, as the adage goes, beat good hitting every time, but there is nobody in baseball who won't take both. Recently the Detroit Tigers have had both, mainly because of outstanding...

September 15, 1969
MEASURE OF A MANSirs:Dan Jenkins has done it again! Thanks for the Memories (Sept. 1) is one of the best tributes to an outstanding athlete I have ever read. Not having had the opportunity of...

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•Earl Weaver, Baltimore Orioles manager, after Kansas City successfully executed a ninth-inning suicide squeeze bunt: "I yelled from the dugout, 'Watch the squeeze,' and then I watched it."

September 15, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy
Slugger Willie McCovey (right) and bespectacled Giant Manager Clyde King don't really plan to murder anybody. They just want to steal away with the title in baseball's hottest race

September 15, 1969 | Patrick F. Putnam
Now in his second year as head coach, general manager and part owner of the Bengals, Paul Brown is still sending in plays, but his players often tell him which ones they prefer to run

September 15, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
They may never get a chance to show their stuff at the Masters, but last week at a miniature course in Fayetteville, N.C., 128 of "the best putters in the world" competed for $110,000

September 15, 1969 | Whitney Tower
By staging the sport's richest race at night, Marje Everett starts a civil war

September 15, 1969 | Denis Jenkinson
A British authority drives a fascinating dream car and predicts that its system of rotors (inset) will supplant the time-honored reciprocating piston engine at Mercedes-Benz

September 15, 1969 | Dan Jenkins
It is recorded that the first intercollegiate football game was held at New Brunswick on Nov. 6, 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton and that Rutgers won 6-4, the scoring and playing rules being...

September 15, 1969 | Dan Jenkins

September 15, 1969
As college football begins a new century, it may well have said goodby forever to the fullback constantly running up the backs of his guards and tackles. It may have also bid farewell to the quick...

September 15, 1969 | Garry Valk
Senior Editor Walter Bingham was at home on Long Island enjoying his weekend, satisfied that our annual college football preview package (starting on page 46) was as up-to-date as he and a small...

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September 15, 1969
Astronaut Mike Collins, in New Orleans for Mike Collins Day, was the soul of diplomacy before the Oilers-Saints exhibition game, which the Oilers won 30-14 after a halftime fireworks show...

September 15, 1969 | Bob Asbille
Experimenting with contemporary themes in opera, the University of Iowa staged an absorbing production involving a construction crew and a fishing camp. But would you fish with these characters?

September 15, 1969 | Roy Blount Jr.
Australia's Rod Laver proved again at Forest Hills last week that the best players in the world are no match for him as he waltzed away with the men's singles title to complete his second Grand Slam

September 15, 1969 | J. A. Maxtone Graham
In Great Britain, when a man goes hunting to fill his belly rather than just to satisfy his spirit, he calls it "shooting for the pot." The firm of W.A. Baxter and Sons, which owns a world-famous...

September 15, 1969 | Billy Reed
He had pitched a no-hitter in Cincinnati four days before. Could he repeat the performance now in Ebbets Field?