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May 06, 1974 | Volume 40, Issue 18

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Pete Stemkowski Cover - Sports Illustrated May 06, 1974

May 06, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
UP THE UMPS

May 06, 1974 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Pete Rose, on the new World Baseball League: "Can you imagine playing in Birmingham Friday, having Saturday off and playing in Tokyo Sunday? If you hit .210, you should win the title."

May 06, 1974 | Tex Maule

May 06, 1974 | Whitney Tower
After a long season of trading triumphs, the army of colts headed for the Kentucky Derby has narrowed to a couple of dozen. Favored are two come-from-behind stars trained by the same man

May 06, 1974 | Dan Jenkins
At the Tournament of Champions were Jack, Johnny and, er, Sam Adams, winner of the 1973 Quad Cities Open. You must remember this

May 06, 1974 | Mark Mulvoy
Philadelphia's violent Stanley Cup semifinal series with New York had more fist- and stick-swinging than skating and skill, as the Rangers recovered from a mauling to even things up

May 06, 1974 | Sam Moses

May 06, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf

May 06, 1974
In our winter dreams of summer places we see them as we would like them to be, blue and white, sparkling, tranquil. We forget what it was like to search for a parking space on a hot day while an...

May 06, 1974 | William Leggett
A short, hyperactive 38-year-old man named Eddie Einhorn has been working very hard these past few weeks to rearrange your Thursday evening TV habits. If everything works out as Einhorn hopes, on...

May 06, 1974 | Ron Reid
Everybody's keyed up about Graig Nettles' homer splurge but Graig

May 06, 1974 | Herman Weiskopf
NL WEST

May 06, 1974 | Peter Carry
Indiana looked ready to pull off one more bit of brinksmanship, but by the seventh game Utah figured out how to spike the Pacers' main gun

May 06, 1974 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
The YMCA's annual splashdown was a kind of wet three-ring circus

May 06, 1974 | Pat Putnam
Four-minute miles are still sadly lacking but the competition is excellent, the crowds gratifyingly large and the future bright as a dollar

May 06, 1974
The Derby has some favorites, finally, but even at Churchill Downs some strange things can happen when a big field of young horses clogs the track. Whitney Tower reports.

May 06, 1974 | William Johnson

May 06, 1974 | John A. Meyers
There is no surer indication of a newborn league's survival prospects than a television contract guaranteeing weekly national exposure and extra dollars in the till. The best example these days is...

May 06, 1974
BASKETBALL—NBA: The Boston Celtics climaxed a week that saw the Bulls turn into lambs and the Knicks to stone by running the Milwaukee Bucks right out of their home-court advantage, 98-83, in the...

May 06, 1974
9—Lane Stewart24—Richard Meek, Jerry Cooke25—Jerry Cooke, Sheedy & Long26, 27—Bill Eppridge28, 29—Tony Triolo32—John D. Hanlon, Tony Triolo, Heinz Kluetmeier34-36—Sheedy & Long57—John...

May 06, 1974
Lyle Wilkins, a guard on New York City's Birch Wathen High basketball team, scored a record 65 points in less than 20 minutes of play against Brooklyn Friends School, connecting on 29 of 38 field...

May 06, 1974
Sir:Regarding the controversy over sexually integrated sports, let me add my voice to those of the girls who plead to be allowed to play Little League baseball (). As a child, I was supposed to be...