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September 29, 1969 | Volume 31, Issue 14

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Jimmy Jones Cover - Sports Illustrated September 29, 1969

September 29, 1969
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September 29, 1969
•Johnny Sanders, Los Angeles Rams director of player personnel, on why he calls the Kansas City Chiefs a Sears, Roebuck team: "You know, you pick up a catalog and order two tight ends the same...

September 29, 1969 | Tex Maule

September 29, 1969 | Frank Deford
Defending the Davis Cup, the U.S. schneidered the Rumanians, but the triumph probably rates an asterisk, since the best team in the world—the Australian pros—was ineligible under capricious rules

September 29, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy

September 29, 1969
THE SEASON ENDS. William Leggett hears the thunder and lightning of Baltimore and Minnesota and follows the Mets and the National League West in the last hectic days.

September 29, 1969 | Pat Putnam

September 29, 1969 | Martin Kane

September 29, 1969
Many of the women in the winner's circle after important races are there only because they are fans of the sport and their husbands are owners or trainers or jockeys. But a small number have truly...

September 29, 1969 | John Underwood

September 29, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.

September 29, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
THE BACK: Florida's sophomore Quarterback John Reaves equaled a Southeastern Conference record with five touchdown passes as the Gators upset highly rated Houston 59-34. Reaves hit 18 of 30 passes...

September 29, 1969 | Garry Valk
At Woodstock Farm on the Bohemia River in Maryland, the mighty gelding Kelso, five times Horse of the Year, has his own gray-and-yellow mailbox to accommodate his 10 fan letters a week. And there...

September 29, 1969
Seiji Ozawa is a guest conductor with the New York Philharmonic and a second baseman for the Penguins, the orchestra's softball team. Earlier this month, while the Philharmonic was performing at...

September 29, 1969 | Gwilym S. Brown
But It was one sweet smack for U.S. pros, as the British all but stole away with the Ryder Cup

September 29, 1969 | William F. Reed Jr.
Coming up to the Little Brown Jug, a very masculine colt with a very feminine name was pacing around as if he were mad at everyone

September 29, 1969 | Mark Kram
Unlike termites, immortals have seldom been in residence at Wrigley Field. The last colossus was one Hack Wilson, an endomorphic (5'6", 190 pounds) outfielder who finished each game looking like a...

September 29, 1969
FOOTBALL—NFL: The week's big game was in the Coastal Division of the Western Conference where LOS ANGELES upset Baltimore 27-20 after a scramble in which the lead changed hands three times and the...

September 29, 1969
6—Sal Fragliossi, Wil Blanche23—Tony Tomsic24—AP25, 26—Sheedy & Long32—Sheedy & Long33—Walter Iooss Jr.34—John Iacono47-54—Richard Meek53—top, Gerry Cranham57—James Drake64—AP, C. V....

September 29, 1969
Jack Uhey, a 12-year-old fastballer, led the Apple Valley (Calif.) Tigers to a 21-0 Little League season, pitching 13 straight wins, four of them no-hitters, and giving up only three runs all...

September 29, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf

September 29, 1969 | Herman Weiskopf
Brooks and Brett, Northey and Christian, Spinks and Lampard—these are the names of youngsters being brought up from the minors for a late-season look. For the most part, it is The Charge of the...

September 29, 1969
LIKE IT WASSirs:Your 1969 College Football Issue (Sept. 15) was terrific! The best yet. A job well done.THOMAS KOCINSKIChicago

September 29, 1969 | Robert H. Boyle
Clearwater, Fla. is a nice place to visit. Moreover, a lot of people want to live there. In the past 20 years the population has jumped from 15,000 to more than three times that number without, so...

September 29, 1969 | Janet Graham
White-faced and shaking, young Friedrich Taugwalder burst into the Monte Rosa Hotel in Zermatt, pocket telescope in hand and shouted, "An avalanche! On the Matterhorn!" His elders scolded him for...