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April 21, 1975 | Volume 42, Issue 16

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Jack Nicklaus Cover - Sports Illustrated April 21, 1975

April 21, 1975
PRO BASKETBALL—NBA: Seattle, making the playoffs for the first time, and the Houston Rockets, whose only previous postseason experience came in 1969, when they were in San Diego, showed their...

April 21, 1975
6—sketch by Roy Blount19—Stephen Green-Armytage, Eric Schweikardt20, 21—Neil Leifer, Eric Schweikardt22, 23—Neil Leifer, Eric Schweikardt24, 25—Manny Millan26, 27—Walter Iooss Jr. (2), Tony...

April 21, 1975
Donna Adamek, a senior at Monrovia (Calif.) High, set an alltime American Junior Bowling Congress series record for girls in all divisions when she rolled a 745. Her three games of 223, 276 and...

April 21, 1975 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE CRACK OF THE BATSir:What an issue (April 7)! Beginning on page 36 Images Larger than Life shows the baseball player in his own world, "unaware of the vendor crying his wares in the stands."...

April 21, 1975 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
PARALLEL COURSEBoth Lee Elder and Frank Robinson were born in Texas, attended high school in California and journeyed East, where each won renown by hitting the daylights out of a small white...

April 21, 1975 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Tug McGraw, Phillies' pitcher, on his $75,000 salary: "Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish whiskey. The other 10% I'll probably waste."

April 21, 1975 | Dan Jenkins

April 21, 1975 | Ron Fimrite

April 21, 1975 | Joe Marshall

April 21, 1975 | Barry McDermott

April 21, 1975 | Clive Gammon
It is the 21st century and war has been abolished by the corporations that rule the globe, but the people crave violence and find it in a game that posts the dead and maimed on the scoreboard as...

April 21, 1975
The hottest feud in baseball pits the Cincinnati Reds against the Los Angeles Dodgers, fussin' and fightin' through an early-season seven-game series as if the pennant itself were at stake. Ron...

April 21, 1975 | Leo Durocher
Durocher bears witness to miracles at Coogan's Bluff: Bobby Thomson, Willie Mays, Dusty Rhodes

April 21, 1975 | Leo Durocher
In the final installment Durocher gives the rough side of his tongue to what he views as inhumanly repressive modern umpires and grossly pampered ballplayers.

April 21, 1975 | John A. Meyers
When the driver stopped his truck at a red light on the Manhattan side of the Queens Midtown Tunnel, two men, one of them armed, told him to get out with his hands up. They took his money and...

April 21, 1975 | William Leggett
The biggest news about Muhammad Ali's May 16 fight in Las Vegas against Ron Lyle, who lost his most recent match to the renowned Jimmy Young, is not the bout itself. The only thing that will make...

April 21, 1975 | Larry Keith
The home-run king returns to Milwaukee, the site of many of his finest hours, and resumes his old love affair with the fans in that city

April 21, 1975 | Herman Weiskopf

April 21, 1975 | Barry McDermott
As a player, the Golden State coach was called The Destroyer. Now he maintains a fists-off policy as his Warriors fight it out in the playoffs

April 21, 1975 | Anita Verschoth
For a while it looked as if the 1976 Olympics might not take place—at least not in Montreal. Construction of various facilities was set back by repeated strikes in 1974, especially one by the...

April 21, 1975 | Curry Kirkpatrick