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August 27, 1973 | Volume 39, Issue 9

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Duane Thomas Cover - Sports Illustrated August 27, 1973

August 27, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

August 27, 1973 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Steve Patterson, Cleveland Cavalier reserve forward: "Just think, in 20 years I'll be the answer to the sports trivia question, 'Who played center for UCLA between the careers of Lew Alcindor and...

August 27, 1973 | Ron Reid

August 27, 1973 | Mark Kram

August 27, 1973 | Ron Fimrite
Big-league pitchers have nightmares about the baseball sewn in Haiti, but on that impoverished island it is a dream come true

August 27, 1973 | Herman Weiskopk
Players have always complained about the quality of the baseball with which they earn their livings. Everything is still the same, except that their cacophony now surrounds balls sewn in Haiti....

August 27, 1973
American soccer comes of age as Dallas, with Rookie of the Year Kyle Rote Jr., takes on Philadelphia, predominantly a U.S. team, for the NASL title. Edwin Shrake reports.

August 27, 1973 | George Plimpton

August 27, 1973 | Jim Harrison

August 27, 1973
"You have no idea until you get out there behind the wheel what fun it is to hit somebody," crooned 48-year-old grandmother Ruth Fisher, former champion of the Allentown (Pa.) Demolition Fair...

August 27, 1973 | William Leggett
When the musical is made, the pretty secretary will enter from stage left, a tattered letter in hand. She will be dressed all in red, approach her boss apprehensively and say, "I know it seems...

August 27, 1973 | Harold Peterson

August 27, 1973 | John A. Meyers
"I had meant to read Graham Greene's novel The Comedians before I got to Haiti," says Ron Fimrite, "but I had about 15 pages to go and I thought I'd just finish it on the way. I was talking to Don...

August 27, 1973 | Charles Goren
It is customary in party or club bridge games to cut the cards for the deal at the start of every rubber, or series of rubbers. So you cut and you win. This gives you a choice of seat and color of...

August 27, 1973 | Bob Ottum
After starting small and swelling ever bigger, Mustang is suddenly small again—rolling into 1974 as a tiny luxury car. Shown at left are advance samplings of this new look, and below are...

August 27, 1973 | Joe Jares
For the sixth straight year a U.S. team moved into the Davis Cup finals as Stan Smith's smashing game proved too much for the Rumanians

August 27, 1973 | Sarah Pileggi
The first two acts of the Women's Amateur Championship last week were drawing-room comedy, the last was drama but the resolution was plain soap opera. In the end the deserving ingenue won the...

August 27, 1973 | Robert Cantwell

August 27, 1973 | Ernest Havemann
The simple reason greyhound racing is booming appears to be that it is fun, maybe more fun than any other form of gambling. It's informal and it's fast, a tabloid version of horse racing. The...

August 27, 1973
BOATING—Barring any protests, WEST GERMANY captured the Admiral's Cup with 831 points. Australia was second with 779 points in the four-race world championship sailed between Cowes and Plymouth.

August 27, 1973
20-22—Dick Raphael36, 37—Guy de la Valdene44—Epoque-Pictorial Parade, London Daily Express-Pictorial Parade47—Herb Scharfman56—Tony Triolo

August 27, 1973
Jim Kniivila, a four-year varsity pitcher for Holt (Mich.) High, was named all-state for the second straight year, fanning 119 batters in 66 innings and finishing 8-1 with a 0.21 ERA. A tailback...

August 27, 1973
MINISirs:I read with sadness and outrage the statement made by the father of the young mini-cycle racing competitor: "Well, as the old saying goes, it isn't really cheating unless you get caught,...