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July 27, 1970 | Volume 33, Issue 4

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Willie Mays Cover - Sports Illustrated July 27, 1970

July 27, 1970 | Roy Blount Jr.
Willie Howard Mays Jr., 39, made his 3,000th safe hit last week, playing baseball with the same enthusiasm—and effectiveness—he first brought to the Giants in A.D. 1951

July 27, 1970 | Hugh D. Whall
As the French challengers celebrated Bastille Day in Newport last week, America's own America's Cup racers were asking whether another absolute monarch was about to be toppled off his throne

July 27, 1970 | Jack Nicklaus
After three years of frustration, the two-time winner of the British Open tells SI's Mark Mulvoy how he came from the edge of despair last week to capture his 10th major championship—going on 14

July 27, 1970 | Mark Kram
Old Karl Wallenda walked a wire 750 feet above a rocky Georgia gorge, with every step a giant leap for his kind of man

July 27, 1970
A subculture of flaky speed freaks? Maybe it was once, but no more. It is organized drag racing now, all glossy with public relations and a growth image—crowds are up 30% over last year. Why, PTA...

July 27, 1970 | Don Garlits
Let's say you are about to attend your first major drag-racing meet. Welcome to a weekend of pure confusion. First, there won't be just one kind of car to watch as there would be at, say, a...

July 27, 1970
Off to Leningrad to meet the Russians, the U.S. track team will try its best to overcome both the Soviets and the AAU. A report by Pat Putnam with color photographs.

July 27, 1970 | Joe Kapp
<b>That is Joe Kapp's assessment of himself. Quarterbacking, he says, is the natural refuge for the eager player too small to block, too slow to run. Yet no quarterback is better than his line,...

July 27, 1970 | Joe Kapp
Superb against the Rams and Browns in the NFL playoffs, the Vikings sank in the Super Bowl. An anguished Kapp tells why.

July 27, 1970
The way the Kansas City Royals play ball, they need special attention or at least some tender loving care. That's what they're getting from Muriel Kauffman, wife of team owner Ewing Kauffman. A...

July 27, 1970 | Charles Goren
Since many who write about the game nowadays spend a great part of their bridge lives at tournaments, it is probably entirely natural that they should write mostly about some form of duplicate....

July 27, 1970 | Jule Campbell
Never mind the fancy turns of modern fashions. Give a girl a chance at the great outdoors and she'll go back to fundamentals every time, which is a pretty sensible rule. If it was good enough for...

July 27, 1970 | Lynn Simross
One of the Frenchmen was sure to win the International Trot, but Joe O'Brien's eyes sparkled before the race. He knew his mare was ready

July 27, 1970 | Pat Putnam
For openers the West Germans figured they'd blitz the young U.S. track team in the four throwing events. The French scared them in Paris, now we'll run them right out of Stuttgart, they thought....

July 27, 1970 | Pat Jordan
The bird dogs spot the bright young players first. Then come the scouts, the evaluators of baseball talent. The scouts used to be salesmen, wheedlers, con men, but the free-agent draft changed all...

July 27, 1970 | J. Richard Munro
As a career, says the man who wrote the story for us that begins on page 50, "writing is second best; baseball is best." And that is all right with us, because if Pat Jordan didn't prefer baseball...

July 27, 1970
BOATING—DR. ROBERT MAGOON, a Miami Beach eye surgeon, guided his outboard Andrea through eight-foot swells at nearly 50 mph to capture the 197.7-mile Hennessy Grand Prix off Point Pleasant, N.J....

July 27, 1970
Cover—Fred Kaplan-Black Star6—H. Lane Stewart10, 11—Fred Kaplan-Black Star12—Hy Peskin, Herb Scharfman (2)14, 15—Eric Schweikardt17—Gerry Cranham18—AP21—Frederick Baldwin31-33—Lee...

July 27, 1970
Armando Rios, 11, of Brooklyn's Atoms Track Club, set two world age-group records at the AAU Metropolitan Junior Olympics on Long Island, clocking 11.1 in the 100-yard dash and 59.8 in the 440,...

July 27, 1970
HUB HULLABALOOSirs:Your article Who Are the Hub Men? (July 13) like many others expresses the opinion that Boston fans shun the Celtics and Patriots. Granted, neither of these two teams draws...

July 27, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
SNAFU AS USUALEvery time the AAU gets involved in something, trouble seems to follow, primarily from that creaking organization's uncanny ability to make a mess of things. The latest display of...

July 27, 1970 | Edited by Robert Creamer
•Bill Giles, Philadelphia Phillies vice-president, on possible refinements for the electronic scoreboard in the new stadium the Phils expect to occupy next spring: "Picture this pole in center...