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June 04, 1973 | Volume 38, Issue 22

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Wilbur Wood Cover - Sports Illustrated June 04, 1973

June 04, 1973 | Hugh D. Whall
People are crossing oceans these days in everything from yachts to jeeps, but perishing few of them seem to enjoy themselves. They treat their voyages like Everests to be conquered, and then go on...

June 04, 1973
Sirs:Thank you very much for your article covering the match between Margaret Court and Bobby Riggs (, May 21). It portrayed Riggs in true form—as a scheming old man. In my opinion the only good...

June 04, 1973 | Edited by Martin Kane

June 04, 1973 | Edited by Martin Kane
•Richie Scheinblum, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, recalling his trade from Cleveland to Washington for cash and a player to be named later: "When the year was over they wanted to give me back as the...

June 04, 1973 | Ron Fimrite

June 04, 1973 | Gwilym S. Brown
The graphite shaft, lighter and stronger than steel, gives golfers more distance, so much more that the USGA is taking a long, dark look at this threatening black newcomer—and could rule it illegal

June 04, 1973 | Barry McDermott
Everybody ducked when the Freaks of San Diego State and the Jocks of Long Beach State blasted away for an NCAA title

June 04, 1973 | Robert H. Boyle

June 04, 1973 | Bil Gilbert

June 04, 1973 | Bil Gilbert
Beware a woman scorned. The female's athletic desires long have been belittled. But now she wants part of the action, a big part—50% of all the school and public athletic funds spent in the...

June 04, 1973
Mighty Oakmont, site of the U.S. Open, is surreal in Artist Don Moss' view, but its fast greens and 187 bunkers are all too real for defending champ Jack Nicklaus and challengers.

June 04, 1973
Governor Francis Sargent of Massachusetts was reminiscing about the time he played golf with New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller on Rockefeller's course at his Pocantico Hills estate. Sargent...

June 04, 1973 | William Leggett
And, like Los Angeles rooters, you may conclude that fledgling Dodgers are curing the team's old catching, third-base and hitting miseries

June 04, 1973 | Joe Jares

June 04, 1973 | John A. Meyers
It will amuse certain of his friends in San Francisco, and probably elsewhere, to discover that Ron Fimrite, whose report on Wilbur Wood and the knuckleball appears in this issue, was once a Boy...

June 04, 1973 | Richard W. Johnston
So it's bottoms up and off they go as the members of the Waikiki Rod and Gun Club make their annual effort to live up to their name

June 04, 1973 | Whitney Tower
It all started back in 1809 in England with the first running of the Two Thousand Guineas, a pre-Derby test for 3-year-olds in April at the distance of one mile. This was followed in June by the...

June 04, 1973 | William Johnson
Perhaps it was the kind of occasion that would become ordinary in the future, but last week it was still an odd experience for an average man and a downright shocking one for any devout apostle of...

June 04, 1973 | Thomas McGuane

June 04, 1973
7—Lane Stewart22-25—James Drake, John Iacono, Heinz Kluetmeier, Herb Scharfman24, 25—John Iacono27—John Iacono, Buck Miller28—Herb Scharfman29—John D. Hanlon30—Lane Stewart31—Martin Mills32,...

June 04, 1973
Darryl Robinson, 13, an eighth-grader at Shasta Junior High in Eugene, Ore., broke his own eight-day-old national age-group track record in the 220 with a clocking of 22.8. His time, set in a...

June 04, 1973
BASKETBALL—The SOVIET UNION's women's team virtually clinched the first World Basketball Festival championship, downing Peru 106-40 in Lima.