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April 07, 1975 | Volume 42, Issue 14

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Steve Garvey Cover - Sports Illustrated April 07, 1975

April 07, 1975 | Edited by Gay Flood
MR. ROBINSON'S DEBUTSir:Congratulations to Ron Fimrite on a fine article (Jaunty Stride into History, March 24) and congratulations to Frank Robinson on his new job. It's about time the...

April 07, 1975 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
THIS IS DRAMA?"Ladies and gentlemen [time-out], you no doubt are wondering [time-out] why I have brought all of you [time-out] together this evening, [time-out]. I am now [time-out] going to...

April 07, 1975 | Edited by Andrew Crichton
•Duke Snider, Montreal Expos coach, advising Pitcher Dennis Blair: "You know you're pitching well when the batters look as bad as you do at the plate."

April 07, 1975 | Curry Kirkpatrick

April 07, 1975 | Dan Jenkins
Globetrotting Player, preparing to defend his Augusta title, made his first U.S. appearance of the year and discovered that Nicklaus is still the kingpin

April 07, 1975 | Tex Maule
Foolish Pleasure looked like a sure Triple Crown winner—until last week. Then he was beaten by Prince Thou Art, California found Avatar and Kentucky had itself a horse race again

April 07, 1975 | Pat Putnam

April 07, 1975
On rink and court the pro seasons end in a flurry of jostling for the playoffs. Mark Mulvoy looks ahead toward hockey's championships and Pat Putnam outlines the surprising makeup of NBA and ABA...

April 07, 1975 | Ron Fimrite
As baseball begins again, its life signs are strong, but thoughtful men like Sal Bando (left) warn that estranged fans and players must soon reunite

April 07, 1975
Baseball is a game in which nothing much happens for a while and then a lot happens suddenly. To capture, to concentrate, to intensify such fleeting moments is a challenge to the photographer, and...

April 07, 1975 | Jim Kaplan
From Brooklyn to the Bronx you got the same story all winter: the Yanks can't miss. Hadn't they picked up 25-game winner Catfish Hunter, a bargain at $3 million? And wouldn't their other new...

April 07, 1975 | Ron Fimrite
The fundamental difference between this season and last, the Oakland A's stoutly maintain, is that this time they will be obliged to play hard all the way to win their division. "We have a funny...

April 07, 1975 | Larry Keith
This frantic division has been fairly consistent the past six years. While Montreal improves, Chicago falls back. While Philadelphia shows promise, St. Louis contends. And while New York is...

April 07, 1975 | Roy Blount Jr.
Everybody is picking the Dodgers to repeat, but everybody may be wrong. The Reds look better. Defensively, Cincinnati should be the stronger team up the middle: catcher (Johnny Bench over Joe...

April 07, 1975 | Roy Blount Jr.

April 07, 1975 | Jonathan Yardley
Pat Jordan has chosen as an epigraph for his third book a passage from Ernest Hemingway's posthumous memoir, A Moveable Feast. He has chosen wisely and well: "With so many trees in the city, you...

April 07, 1975 | William Leggett
The recent announcement out of Tampa that major league baseball had signed four-year contracts totaling $92.8 million with both ABC and NBC so far has caused more discussion in television...

April 07, 1975 | Joe Marshall
McEneaney-to-French is the route Cornell hopes to ride to the title

April 07, 1975 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Led by John Naber, USC won its second straight NCAA championship, and this time no one could question whether the Trojans deserved it

April 07, 1975 | Clive Gammon
Nor, for that matter, were any turns unstoned when the U.S. rink defended its world title in a slippery showdown with Switzerland

April 07, 1975 | Leo Durocher

April 07, 1975 | Leo Durocher
Durocher goes to Brooklyn to toil for a volatile redhead named Larry MacPhail, managing the team to a historic pennant.

April 07, 1975
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: The tightest division race was in the Midwest, where Chicago held a two-game lead over Kansas City-Omaha, which clinched at least a wild-card spot in the playoffs. The Bulls...

April 07, 1975
19—Rich Clarkson20, 21—Walter Iooss Jr.22—Eric Schweikardt24, 25—Jerry Cooke, Sheedy & Long26, 27—Lewis Portnoy, John G. Zimmerman28—Hank Young-Hanna & Young34—photograph by Neil...

April 07, 1975
Thomas Whitaker, 28, a pre-dental student at San Francisco State, became the first small-bore shooter in the nation to fire a perfect 6,400—two years ago he missed by one point—as he won the 18th...