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October 06, 1969 | Volume 31, Issue 15

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October 06, 1969

October 06, 1969
•Billy Martin, manager of the Minnesota Twins, on how to celebrate winning the American League Western Division championship: "You split a bottle of champagne and drink the Western half."

October 06, 1969 | Dan Jenkins
Ohio State launched its campaign for a second straight national title last week by devastating TCU with an attack that had many people wondering if the Buckeyes may not be the best college team ever

October 06, 1969 | William Leggett

October 06, 1969
Baseball is always looking for omens. A hitter who has gone zip for 27 knows he is going to come out of his slump today because last night his sister from Elizabeth, N.J. called and told him not...

October 06, 1969 | Tex Maule
In his first pro appearance Alcindor showed that—like Bill Russell—he changes the nature of the game by depriving rivals of some attacking weapons. Don't worry, Hawkins will be a star, too

October 06, 1969 | Robert F. Jones

October 06, 1969 | Dan Levin

October 06, 1969 | Pat Putnam
Coaches used to let young quarterbacks play the final minutes so they could fumble a few and gain experience, but today's rookies are as poised and seasoned as the veterans

October 06, 1969 | Sandy Treadwell

October 06, 1969 | Sandy Treadwell
THE BACK: Although lamed by a bruised thigh, Oklahoma's Steve Owens ground out 104 yards and three touchdowns, the 11th straight time he has gained more than 100 yards in a game and the 40th TD of...

October 06, 1969
The south has risen on the college football front, with teams such as Tennessee, LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Florida undefeated so far. Pat Putnam inspects the conference powers.

October 06, 1969
"Miss Taylor does not actually play golf," said a studio spokesman of the shot of Elizabeth, in full 16th century costume, hacking away at a golf ball on the set of Anne of a Thousand Days. "Just...

October 06, 1969 | William Johnson
In Reno's national air races the spiritual heirs of yesterday's goggled romantics turned out to be psychiatrists, dentists and engineers

October 06, 1969 | Charles Goren
It's so easy to start a bridge argument that I hardly need to give advice on that subject, but if you're in complete agreement with the players in your group about bidding systems—which,...

October 06, 1969 | Garry Valk
Lew Alcindor is only 22, but already SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has paid an uncommon amount of attention to him, chronicling in detail his ups and downs from his first freshman game at UCLA through the...

October 06, 1969 | Pamela Knight
Proving that no collector is happy without a challenge, a new version of an oldtime sedentary game is catching on

October 06, 1969 | Whitney Tower
Arts and Letters is running out of opposition, even among the older horses. He probably didn't need the Woodward's weight-for-age edge

October 06, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy
...more than you could know. For Dick Heath of Robinson, Ill. has made the PGA's smallest tournament a bonanza for the needy

October 06, 1969 | Virginia Kraft
White-winged doves cloud the skies south of the border, providing a shooter with a busy time and a full bag of the little tricks

October 06, 1969 | Pat Ryan

October 06, 1969
BOATING—Miss Budweiser, driven by BILL STERETT, won the $61,600 hydroplane Gold Cup on San Diego's Mission Bay. The win earned Sterett $13,500 and the 1969 driver championship.

October 06, 1969
6—James Kavallines-New York Herald-Tribune19—Tony Tomsic20—Neil Leifer25—Eric Schweikardt26—Heinz Kluetmeier28-30—Heinz Kluetmeier36—Sheedy & Long42—Cratie Sandlin52—Pierluigi-Pix, Robert...

October 06, 1969
John Wiggins, a tricky senior halfback for Sidney (Ohio) High School, dominated the Yellow Jackets' first two games this fall, rushing for a total of 393 yards and scoring 36 points. As a junior...

October 06, 1969 | Peter Carry

October 06, 1969 | Peter Carry
Sitting down, as everybody now knows, is not part of Pete Rose's Style. It was, therefore, hardly a surprise when the Reds' sprinting outfielder hinted a week ago, with just the faintest air of...

October 06, 1969
PROLOGUESirs:Bravo to Tex Maule. I have read with avid interest each year your pro football forecast, and I feel that in the past you have been a bit hasty and sometimes careless in your...