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May 22, 1972 | Volume 36, Issue 21

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Willie Mays Cover - Sports Illustrated May 22, 1972

May 22, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

May 22, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Jim Palmer. Baltimore Oriole pitcher, revealing that one facet of baseball troubles him: "I don't know how to keep a scorecard. I should learn, but they number the guys wrong. By the time I...

May 22, 1972 | William Leggett

May 22, 1972 | Robert F. Jones

May 22, 1972 | Mark Mulvoy
Boston's incomparable Bobby Orr, though playing with a damaged left knee, destroyed New York to regain the Stanley Cup

May 22, 1972 | Curry Kirkpatrick

May 22, 1972
New troops will be trying an assault on Riva Ridge in the Preakness next week. Will the 3-year-old champ come out of the race with a black eye or with the black-eyed susans?

May 22, 1972 | Mark Kram

May 22, 1972 | Dan Levin

May 22, 1972 | J. Richard Munro
The subject of Charles Willeford's new novel, from which we publish an excerpt in this issue (page 70), is cock-fighting—one of the oldest sports in existence. It was a favorite diversion of the...

May 22, 1972 | Ron Fimrite
Helped by two infielders that seem like a gift, the Tigers are roaring

May 22, 1972 | Don Delliquanti

May 22, 1972 | Barry McDermott
Clear the track when this four-cylinder foreign import cranks up to start. Records have a way of falling to North Carolina Central's...

May 22, 1972 | Dan Levin
By taking Jamaica in a squeaker, the U.S. won a trip to the Olympics

May 22, 1972 | Peter Carry
Out went the comedy act, in came a new owner, coliseum, coach and crew. Now everybody is chortling over the successful New York Nets

May 22, 1972 | Hugh D. Whall
If anybody had bothered to read the device, he would have discovered that Northeastern's Huskies had enough energy to blast by the best of boats. And they did just that—upsetting Harvard and Penn

May 22, 1972 | Charles Willeford

May 22, 1972
BASKETBALL—ABA: New York (page 62) tied the championship series 1-1 by beating Indiana 117-115 in Indianapolis as Rick Barry scored 29 points and Bill Melchionni 26. Then, before a playoff record...

May 22, 1972
24—Melchior DiGiacomo25—Dick Raphael42, 43—John D. Hanlon52—Herb Scharfman56—John Iacono62—Wil Blanche67—John D. Hanlon85—John Vawter-Kansas City Star, Dolly Connelly, Ron Moscati, Frank...

May 22, 1972
Ian McCallum, of Cape Town, South Africa, scored 20 of his club team's 28 points to lead Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa to the national collegiate rugby championship with a...

May 22, 1972
DOMINANT LAKERSSirs:In your Nov. 15 issue, Peter Carry wrote an article naming the Milwaukee Bucks "The Best Team—Ever." I am sure that Mr. Carry must have some doubts about that now.

May 22, 1972 | Cliff Gewecke
A frog that is not jumping in Calaveras County this weekend is unworthy of the species. Mark Twain's durable legend, sire to 35 other annual frog jumps across the country, lives on each May in the...

May 22, 1972 | J. A. Maxtone Graham