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April 13, 1970 | Volume 32, Issue 15

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Jerry Koosman Cover - Sports Illustrated April 13, 1970

April 13, 1970 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Part of baseball's storied past was a hirsute nine called the House of David, which traveled from town to town playing the best in local semipro talent. The bearded players were the product of a...

April 13, 1970
BASKETBALL—NBA: Semifinal playoff results (see page 22), East: Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 1; New York 3, Baltimore 3. West: Atlanta 4, Chicago 1; Phoenix 3, Los Angeles 2. Final regular-season...

April 13, 1970
Chris Horpel, unbeaten in 36 matches in the 148-pound class, pinned 34 opponents this season for a national prep record in closing out his career at Newport Harbor (Calif.) High. He was named the...

April 13, 1970
Cover—Walter Iooss Jr. and Glenn Palmer-Smith23—Heinz Kluetmeier24, 25—James Drake (2), Sheedy & Long26—James Drake28, 29—Roy DeCarava30—Neil Leifer31, 32—Bruce Roberts-Rapho Guillumette38,...

April 13, 1970
CIRCUS DAYSSirs:Roy Blount's article on the Oakland A's (Out! Short to Yellow to Red, March 30) presents the claim that a lot of people stayed away from the ball games "even though" Charles Finley...

April 13, 1970 | Wilfrid Sheed
Questions of artistic integrity seldom arise with baseball documentaries. But when Bud Greenspan tried to sell the networks a film version of Lawrence Ritter's minor classic, The Glory of Their...

April 13, 1970 | Edited by Martin Kane
LET'S SHOOT POLITICIANS, TOO

April 13, 1970 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Alex Karras, Detroit Lions tackle who was once suspended for an entire season for betting, dourly on Denny McLain's half-season suspension for a book-making try: "I must have been a bad, bad boy...

April 13, 1970 | Frank Deford
<i>Transformed by Joe Caldwell and bolstered by Walt Bellamy, Atlanta has an unshakable belief that it will be the first Western Division team in more than a decade to win the pro basketball...

April 13, 1970 | Dan Levin
Yoshi Hayasaki (above), who won the all-around title at the NCAA meet, showed again that the Japanese are the world's best gymnasts because they gladly suffer interminable workouts—and slaps in...

April 13, 1970
The famed green coat of the Masters champion is awarded once again. Dan Jenkins writes of the man who wins golf's gladdest rag, how he won and who he defeated.

April 13, 1970 | Pat Ryan
<i>Palmer and Casper went to the White House, Trevino went to El Paso, Snead went to the dogs and Player went to the winner's circle as the $180,000 Greater Greensboro Open said a lot about the...

April 13, 1970 | Mark Kram
<b>Young Marcel Cerdan comes to New York, ready to reveal whether he is anything like the fighter his father was and to revive the memories of a tragic romance that captivated two continents</b>

April 13, 1970 | J. Richard Munro
This week, beginning on page 48, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED presents its 16th pre-season report on major league baseball. As always we lean heavily on the knowledge and experience of our writers. Bill...

April 13, 1970 | William Leggett
<i>Baseball has never had more administrative headaches, but now attention can begin to focus on the action, on fiery Ted Williams, on stars like the Mets' Koosman and Seaver</i>

April 13, 1970
The contagion that is the New York Mets continues to spread. Throughout Florida this spring, where the Mets replaced the sun as a tourist attraction, the dramatic impact of their five-month-old...

April 13, 1970
Modern technology is rapidly taking over the prerogatives of the groundkeepers in the National League. Ever since baseball moved out of the cow pastures, stadium crews have curried playing fields...

April 13, 1970
The Baltimore Orioles won more games than any other team in the American League during the 1960s, and they are expected to win more games than anybody else this year. But after the Orioles lost to...

April 13, 1970
There are plenty of curious factors to ponder in the American League West. Lefthander Jim Kaat predicts that he will win more games for the Minnesota Twins because he has had a calcium deposit the...

April 13, 1970 | Alfred Wright
<b>Little Earl Weaver, who played and managed in the minors for 20 years, was ready when his chance came to manage the Baltimore Orioles</b>

April 13, 1970 | Robert Cantwell
In one of his duck-shooting articles Ed Zern compared decoys moored outside a blind to trucks parked outside a diner. The proprietor of a Pennsylvania diner, it is said, was so struck with the...

April 13, 1970
Last month the Lions Club in Copenhagen asked 106 of the city's more famous residents to do paintings which the club could exhibit in the town hall and then auction off for charity. Tennis star...

April 13, 1970 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Tom McMillen, the country's best high school player, wows a Pittsburgh crowd and leaves coaches shaking as he prepares to pick his college

April 13, 1970 | Whitney Tower
On and on grows the number of colts with a chance at the roses

April 13, 1970 | Mark Mulvoy
Tranquilizers were useful at the close of the NHL's frantic last weekend as the Hawks won the East title and the Rangers made the playoffs

April 13, 1970 | Alice Higgins
If you're thinking of adopting a cat instead of buying one, my advice to you is—quite simply—don't. For years before the death of a faithful feline friend, I had read imploring ads in the PETS FOR...

April 13, 1970 | Russell Laman
<b>Wild bees are an elusive quarry, and the reward for the hunter who plots the location of their tree is sweet</b>