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October 23, 1972 | Volume 37, Issue 17

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Jim Hunter Cover - Sports Illustrated October 23, 1972

October 23, 1972 | Jim Harrison
The name Zane Grey has a ring to it (more of a ring, certainly, than his real name, which was Pearl Gray. Any sap knows you can't build a legend and a fortune on "Pearl Gray"; even "Pearl...

October 23, 1972
BASEBALL—The OAKLAND A's took a 2-0 lead in the World Series against Cincinnati with three consecutive home games coming up (page 26).

October 23, 1972
7—Courtesy "Car & Driver"26, 27—Herb Scharfman, Tony Triolo28—Walter Iooss Jr.29—Tony Triolo30—Melchior DiGiacomo, Lane Stewart40, 41—John Iacono45—Larry Gelman-Oberlin News...

October 23, 1972
Joe Sroba, a senior halfback at Neshaminy High School, defending Pennsylvania state champions, scored three touchdowns rushing, caught two TD passes, returned a punt 80 yards for a score and ran...

October 23, 1972
Sirs:As a native of Beaver County, Pa., I am always glad to see hometown figures receive national recognition such as your Oct. 9 cover story on Joe Namath. But it is thoroughly disappointing when...

October 23, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

October 23, 1972 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Scotty Bowman, former coach of the St. Louis Blues now coaching the Montreal Canadiens: "In St. Louis, the players realized their limitations. They felt you were doing them a favor if you let...

October 23, 1972 | Curry Kirkpatrick

October 23, 1972 | Ron Fimrite

October 23, 1972 | Peter Carry
The big star was back and the champs went East to launch a new winning road show. But they discovered their grand old act still needs a little work

October 23, 1972 | Robert Boyle
The wedge busters, ball strippers, coverers, holders, deep men and kick blockers—like Washington's Bill Malinchak at right—make up the special teams that do-or-die for one-fifth of every game

October 23, 1972 | Gwilym S. Brown

October 23, 1972
A FRESH LOOK—provided by the frosh—has come to college football. Coaches said the youngsters could not help their teams. Writer Dan Jenkins says, "Surprise, Surprise!"

October 23, 1972 | Jay Cronley

October 23, 1972 | Don Johnson
"When Don Johnson's legs start to tremble," said an old rival who no doubt felt that he had followed in Johnson's quake once too often, "I don't like to bowl against him. I know he's got that...

October 23, 1972
Hugo Zacchini—better known as The Human Cannonball—is no one-shot performer. He had himself shot from a cannon not once but twice at the Baltimore City Fair. Then he shot off his mouth a little...

October 23, 1972 | Pat Putnam
Coach Bryant frets about defense, but Alabama keeps on winning

October 23, 1972 | John A. Meyers
For several months now, Brock Yates has been having a nightmare. The setting is always the same: it is 3:45 a.m., his phone rings and the voice of a distraught woman screams into his ear, "It's...

October 23, 1972 | Gwilym S. Brown

October 23, 1972 | Gwilym S. Brown
THE BACKS: Virginia Tech's Strock brothers, Quarterback Don and Placekicker Dave. Don passed for 355 yards and two touchdowns to keep Tech close to Oklahoma State. Dave then won the game with a...

October 23, 1972 | Bil Gilbert
It used to be that men rose up in arms when thousands of birds of prey appeared above the Appalachians each autumn, but now bird lovers in the Pennsylvania mountains watch like hawks to see what...

October 23, 1972 | Joe Marshall
Pro football "guaranteed" Congress that it would keep adding new franchises, but applicants are discovering that it's "don't-call-us"

October 23, 1972 | Joe Jares
Chris Evert's take-home pay from her $25,000 purse at Boca Raton was exactly zero, but next year as a pro she may need an armored car

October 23, 1972 | Richard W. Johnston
Marlin have a disconcerting way of throwing hooks, but a Hawaii fishing skipper is perfecting a hookless lure that may be too lethal

October 23, 1972 | Brock Yates

October 23, 1972 | John A. Lucas