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July 22, 1974 | Volume 41, Issue 4

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Lou Brock Cover - Sports Illustrated July 22, 1974

July 22, 1974 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi

July 22, 1974 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi
•Fred Patek, 5'4" Kansas City shortstop, asked how it feels to be the smallest player in the major leagues: "It feels a helluva lot better than being the smallest player in the minor leagues."

July 22, 1974 | Dan Jenkins

July 22, 1974 | Curry Kirkpatrick
And found wanting on the final day at San Juan was the U.S., which was zapped by a surprise Soviet weapon

July 22, 1974 | Joe Marshall
Drawing big crowds to its opening games, the World Football League could be a gilt-edged investment for owners and players

July 22, 1974 | Clive Gammon

July 22, 1974 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

July 22, 1974 | Mark Mulvoy
But the Cardinals' Lou Brock would hate to tarry at first base for any length of time. For the master thief of the majors—a man running at Maury Wills' base-stealing record—it is but a spot from...

July 22, 1974 | Harold Peterson
Here is what happens when you let Russians, even Russian chess grand masters, loose in France. Some 19-year-old blonde with marron eyes comes along, and the grand masters get these extremely silly...

July 22, 1974 | Dan Levin

July 22, 1974 | Ron Fimrite
In his idiom, the new Giant manager must do that for his team

July 22, 1974
Without reservation, the Indians find winning wondrous. Gaylord Perry and a tribe of young hitters have put them in unaccustomed contention. Ron Fimrite reports.

July 22, 1974 | Pat Putnam
Victory for the United States' Delmonica Hanover in trotting's richest race was made far easier by the abrupt fall of the French pretender

July 22, 1974 | Barry McDermott
So it goes with this brand of motorcycle mayhem, say the drivers—who know. A big wheel in Europe, it drew 45,000 to the U.S. Grand Prix

July 22, 1974 | Whitney Tower
Put a bundle on his back, for it's almost sure he'll carry the day

July 22, 1974 | J.D. Reed

July 22, 1974 | Jack Meyers
Don't call him Ishmael. Call him Kirshenbaum.

July 22, 1974
BASKETBALL—The Soviet Union won the world amateur championship, in San Juan, P.R., after defeating the U.S. 105-94. The Americans finished third behind Yugoslavia (page 22).

July 22, 1974
7—Tony Triolo18, 19—Walter Iooss Jr.20—Gerry Cranham21—Walter Iooss Jr.22—John D. Hanlon24, 25—Lane Stewart26, 27—Cor Mooij, Guus de Jong28—Wilfried Witters-Sport Presse, Cor Mooij32, 33—John...

July 22, 1974
Lehaman Burrow Jr., a senior at Window Rock High, Fort Defiance, Ariz., won his third straight Class A-AAA Arizona Inter-scholastic Association Rifle Championship, in which he set a record in...

July 22, 1974
Sir:At the time Gerald Ford (, July 8) became Vice-President I knew very little about him. I was convinced he was nothing but a political toy who was chosen for his lack of ability. In recent...

July 22, 1974 | Jonathan Yardley
In the more than slightly bizarre world of contemporary professional sport—a world of fast bucks, tax write-offs, media campaigns and manufactured superstars—one of the hottest tickets in recent...

July 22, 1974 | George Gipe
Never mind Ali-Frazier, you should have seen Columbia rowing Yale