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February 23, 1970 | Volume 32, Issue 8

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Denny McLain Cover - Sports Illustrated February 23, 1970

February 23, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
THE McLAIN AFFAIR

February 23, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Mike Reid, first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals, on why he is postponing a promising career as a pianist to play football: "Artur Rubinstein is recognized as the greatest pianist in...

February 23, 1970 | Morton Sharnik
<i>Poor, dumb Denny McLain, the star pitcher of the Detroit Tigers, was a partner in a bookmaking operation during the 1967 baseball season and became inextricably involved with mobsters. Now...

February 23, 1970
Joe Frazier fought precisely as he said he would—"I'll come out smokin' "—and, in the end, there was nothing Jimmy Ellis could do about it. For the first round and part of the second, Ellis was...

February 23, 1970 | Hugh D. Whall
Some of the world's smallest boats had their biggest bash on a Caribbean weekend in which the principal characters were a luckless lady, an impetuous Brazilian and a globe-trotting adman who likes...

February 23, 1970 | Dan Jenkins
<i>Aching ankle, bad back and all, American veteran Billy Kidd beat everybody to win the combined medal at the world Alpine championship—his last fast hurrah before turning to a new career as a...

February 23, 1970
New York, New York can be a wonderful town when its teams are winning. Hockey's Rangers are the latest cult, and Emile Francis, their prophet, is assessed by Gary Ronberg.

February 23, 1970
To its followers stock-car racing is a spectacular and happy marriage of speed and sound. At tracks such as Daytona's International Speedway there is a Niagara of noise: unmuffled Fords and...

February 23, 1970
One of the stars this year of the Westminster Kennel Club's annual New York blowout was a giant schnauzer named Quedame Dela Steingasse. Poised and properly law-abiding, he won best-in-breed, to...

February 23, 1970 | Richard Munro
It has been almost a year since this magazine devoted any major space to bears. In that period our mood may seem to have changed in relation to the family Ursidae, but that is only because Victor,...

February 23, 1970 | Peter Carry
Successful college coaches are turning to the junior colleges for a quick transfusion of talent. Here are the country's six best JC prospects who next season should become major team stars

February 23, 1970
WEST

February 23, 1970 | Pat Ryan
Several years ago Mickey Wright more or less retired to Dallas to find happiness at 32 weeding her periwinkle bed. Since then the women's professional golf tour has wound its weekly and monotonous...

February 23, 1970 | Pat Putnam
What could Martin McGrady do for an encore after nipping Lee Evans (above) and setting a world record in L.A.? Break it in Louisville

February 23, 1970 | Charles Goren
It is never easy to answer the question, "Which is more important in bridge, the bidding or the play?" any more than it is to answer, "Is so-and-so a good player?" The answer to the latter is...

February 23, 1970 | Charles Goren
NORTH

February 23, 1970 | Frank Deford
<i>Tuffy was once a middleweight champ, Victor is now a heavyweight king and the two of them put on as overbearing a wrestling act as has ever been seen by man or beast</i>

February 23, 1970
BASKETBALL—NBA: Playing without Bill Bradley, who sprained an ankle, the New York Knicks had an odd week. First, with Walt Frazier also out because of the flu, they lost 125-118 in overtime to...

February 23, 1970
Larry Dixon, from North Hollywood, took the Top Fuel Eliminator award at the Hot Rod Association's Winternationals when he defeated Tony Nancy of Sherman Oaks, Calif, with a time of 6.868 seconds...

February 23, 1970
4—Bruce McAllister-Block Star16, 17—Arthur Shay18—Heinz Kluetmeier19—UPI20—left, Heinz Kluetmeier24, 25—Richard Meek33-36—Phillip Leonian38—New York Daily News, Jerry Clark-Indianapolis Star44—Jim...

February 23, 1970
<b>GRAVE MATTER (CONT.)</b>Sirs:Many people undoubtedly feel that your article, <i>Mortgaging the Old Homestead</i> (Feb. 2), had very little to do with sports. Nevertheless, it was...

February 23, 1970 | Wilfrid Sheed
You must be the hatchet," said the director. And he generously pointed to a spot on his jugular where I might start work. Actually it is not so easy to find a place to lay the hatchet on...