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May 10, 1971 | Volume 34, Issue 19

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Oscar Robertson Cover - Sports Illustrated May 10, 1971

May 10, 1971 | Edited by Frank Deford

May 10, 1971 | Edited by Frank Deford
•Bob Ferry, Baltimore Bullet assistant coach and scout, discussing Lew Alcindor: "We're not afraid of him. He puts his pants on the same as we do—except four feet higher."

May 10, 1971 | Whitney Tower
This splendid redundancy was all that past performance charts had to say about the last three races of Venezuela's Canonero II, who made America's classic contenders look like Percherons as he...

May 10, 1971 | Robert F. Jones

May 10, 1971 | Peter Carry

May 10, 1971
The red hot giants, trying a comeback in cool San Francisco, are winning games and even some fans, but they have a problem: that second-place image. Ron Fimrite reports.

May 10, 1971 | John Underwood

May 10, 1971 | John Underwood
In its present form the amateur code makes hypocrites and cheaters out of amateur athletes. Take as an example two gymnasts at a university doing the same job. One is listed as a coach, the other...

May 10, 1971 | J. Richard Munro
At first glance, any similarities between Poet Jim Harrison and Novelist Rosalyn Drexler, the authors of the tandem articles that appear on page 68 under the title Arms and the Men We Sing, seem...

May 10, 1971
Phenoms and franchises come and go, but baseball has a constant: the coaches. They impart the fundamentals (Have a Good Idea of the Target; Don't Overthrow the Cutoff Man; Swing from the Inside...

May 10, 1971 | Roy Blount Jr.
"He didn't like guys of Dunne's stamp," went a story in the Oct. 25, 1934 Street & Smith's. "Red was a blank, blankety blank grouch, and fourteen kinds of sorehead."

May 10, 1971 | Myron Cope

May 10, 1971 | Don Delliquanti
Atlanta's Ralph Garr, called Road Runner II, is probably the world's first licensed nickname. He is also leading the majors in hitting

May 10, 1971 | Ron Fimrite

May 10, 1971 | Mark Mulvoy
All right, so they lost. But they gave Montreal a bad scare

May 10, 1971 | Charles Goren
For the first time in the history of the event, there are six teams representing five international zones competing for the Bermuda Bowl, symbol of the World Team Championship now getting under...

May 10, 1971 | Tex Maule
Four minor league teams in Texas are playing when nobody else is, and although history is being made, the same can't be said about money

May 10, 1971
Cherry blossom and pickerel and cotton and strawberry and Frisbee festivals, all celebrations of good spirit and the bounty of the land, are red-white-and-blue-letter days, occasions when...

May 10, 1971 | Jim Harrison
I admit I woke up grousing; a lick from my Airedale pup Hud, named Hud to offend all people of good taste, did little to improve my mood. I reached up to the radio from the floor where I must...

May 10, 1971 | Rosalyn Drexler
Bill Soberanes, a columnist for the , recalls the first wrist-wrestling contest in Petaluma, Calif. "It was held in Mike Gilardi's bar," he says. "A quiet place, damp and shady like a cellar,...

May 10, 1971
AUTO RACING—Donnie Allison led most of the way in the $86,000 Rebel 400 stock-car race at Darlington, S.C., but the engine in his 1971 Mercury failed on the back straightaway, and BUDDY BAKER, in...

May 10, 1971
4—New York Post photograph by Brown, © 1970 New York Post Corp., Dan Gerber18, 19—Neil Leifer, Jerry Cooke20—Neil Leifer26, 27—Heinz Kluetmeier32, 33—Eli Attar45-48—covers by Hank Ehlbeck51—Sheedy...

May 10, 1971
Carol Ann Ruud, 14, of Waterville, Wash., completed her second undefeated sled-dog racing season. Sharing honors was her team of three Alaskan Huskies, led by Judy. In the Pacific Northwest...

May 10, 1971
HAPPY?Sirs:Happy Chandler's article (How I Jumpea from Clean Politics into Dirty Baseball, April 26 and May 3) was of real interest to me. I have followed baseball for more than 50 years and I can...

May 10, 1971 | Joel Siegel
It took about 10 minutes recently to list an even two dozen erstwhile sports stars who—through the magic of television—have become sportscasters. The gamut runs from Dandy Don Meredith, Jack...

May 10, 1971 | Geoffrey Bocca