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April 24, 1972 | Volume 36, Issue 17

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Jim McMillan Cover - Sports Illustrated April 24, 1972

April 24, 1972 | Peter Carry

April 24, 1972 | Robert H. Boyle
The strike settled, baseball opened the 1972 season last weekend 10 days late, and it might take longer to put players and game back together again. Rain and cold weather held down some crowds,...

April 24, 1972 | Mark Mulvoy
The North Stars lost Goalie Gump Worsley and ultimately their savage Stanley Cup series to St. Louis as Minnesota's home-ice edge evaporated in overtime of the seventh game. The Blues' reward? The...

April 24, 1972 | Roy Blount Jr.

April 24, 1972
The elite meet to carve up one of pro golf's juiciest plums. Dan Jenkins reports on the Tournament of Champions, where winners beat winners and even the losers get rich.

April 24, 1972 | Coles Phinizy

April 24, 1972
There have always been things in the minors that were missing from the majors (including, for a while this year, baseball). For instance, without the farm leagues we would have no Pony nights—the...

April 24, 1972 | Roy Blount Jr.
In 1949 America was nicely landscaped, if not exactly greened, by the bushes. There were 59 minor leagues then, comprising 448 teams. Devoted townspeople met regularly in bandbox parks to cheer...

April 24, 1972
Canadian mining stock promoter Murray Pezim, who is staging the George Chuvalo-Muhammad Ali bout in Vancouver on May 1, has a soiree planned ahead of time that looks like the biggest thing to hit...

April 24, 1972 | J. Richard Munro
The point was to take a fresh glimpse at the often overlooked world of minor league baseball, U.S.A. And what could be fresher, reasoned Deputy Picture Editor Tom Vanderschmidt, than a look...

April 24, 1972 | Barry McDermott
The tournament had a little bit of everything: a big name in its title; a $110,000 purse thanks to dishpan hands and tooth decay; Palm Springs sunshine; and Burt Reynolds, the Cosmopolitan...

April 24, 1972 | Don Delliquanti
That, in a stab, is the philosophy of Tyrone Simmons, the country's finest collegiate fencer. His weapon is the foil and if he keeps sponging up the tricks of his trade he'll soon be wasting the...

April 24, 1972 | Robert H. Boyle
Don't give up on a wayward gundog. See Jack MacKintosh, who curbs the recalcitrant, soothes the frightened and teaches one and all

April 24, 1972 | Jackie Stewart

April 24, 1972 | Jackie Stewart
In Part II Stewart describes the death of Jochen Rindt, the Austrian who posthumously became world champion for 1970, and tells how his life might have been saved.

April 24, 1972
BASEBALL—The players' strike ended (page 18) and before the shortened major league season was two days old, rookie Burt Hooton of the Chicago Cubs, who was pitching for the University of Texas a...

April 24, 1972
5—Bradley Olman18, 19—Heinz Kluetmeier, John Iacono20—John D. Hanlon22, 23—Don Tremain, Sheedy & Long34—collection of Warwick M. Tomkins Sr.35—Carleton Mitchell48—Terry O'Neil ©...

April 24, 1972
Dan Lloyd, an undefeated senior wrestler at James Lick High in San Jose, Calif., won 36 straight matches—28 by pins—in the 194-pound class this season. He took seven tournament titles, including...

April 24, 1972
ON WITH THE GAMESirs:The problem with the public nature of the baseball strike was that it demonstrated to the fan that ballplayers are guys who fight the same day-to-day fight he does. The...

April 24, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
PUNDITRY

April 24, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Gene Shue, Baltimore Bullet coach, on the NBA draft during the playoffs: "We have everything at once in the NBA. I think we should have the draft after the playoffs. The ABA! They have their...

April 24, 1972 | Tom Dammann
A different breed of hunter, the morel mushroom seeker, invades the woods of northern Michigan each year at this time, arriving on the heels of departing ski bums and just before the rainbow trout...

April 24, 1972 | Irvin Muchnick
Somewhere, probably in Baltimore, a mad physicist is tinkering with a new design for the baseball. The present official one is certainly flawed: it soars like a homing pigeon when a pitcher is in...