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April 25, 1977 | Volume 46, Issue 18

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Sidney Wicks Cover - Sports Illustrated April 25, 1977

April 25, 1977 | Michael Marsh
Archery enthusiasts now number about three million worldwide, and within that group the growing popularity of hunting with bow and arrow is in large part the result of the activities of an archer...

April 25, 1977 | Edited by William Oscar Johnson

April 25, 1977 | Edited by William Oscar Johnson
•Sal Bando, Milwaukee Brewer third baseman, observing that Vida Blue is one of two remaining members of the Old Guard with the Oakland A's: "We look upon Vida as a hostage."

April 25, 1977 | Curry Kirkpatrick

April 25, 1977 | Ron Fimrite
To win over their fans, the Toronto Blue Jays have doffed their caps and hit some long raps. But where's the beer?

April 25, 1977 | Joe Marshall
Waived by the Jets, free agent Joe Willie Namath desperately wants to sign with the Los Angeles Rams, but do the Rams want Namath, or Houston's Dan Pastorini?

April 25, 1977 | Sarah Pileggi

April 25, 1977
Despite the Hoopla, undefeated Seattle Slew has not won a derby, but the colt he will meet in the Wood Memorial, Clev Er Tell, has already won two (Louisiana and Arkansas). Bill Leggett reports...

April 25, 1977
That's how lacrosse players, who bust their guts digging for ground balls, grappling for faceoffs, taking jarring checks and sometimes even scoring goals, feel about their sport. A spring staple...

April 25, 1977 | Mark Donovan
Today's lacrosse players and coaches, all of whom double as evangelists for their sport, sometimes romanticize about the old-fashioned, boundaryless game the Indians played. It must have been...

April 25, 1977 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 25, 1977 | Rick Telander
Catching home runs, not hitting them, is Rich Buhrke's specialty. So far he has nabbed 83 outside Wrigley Field

April 25, 1977 | William Leggett
Tompkins and Hughes are not a song-writing team, a double-play combination or even two guys who run a body-and-fender shop in San Bernardino. They are the working force behind Weekend Sports, a...

April 25, 1977 | Walter Bingham
After sitting out the last two Olympic Games, Al Oerter is throwing the discus again and aiming to add to his collection of gold medals

April 25, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
Bill Robinson is off to a fast start, but he still has no position to call his own

April 25, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

April 25, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
MITCHELL PAGE: Oakland's 25-year-old rookie outfielder, already dubbed "The Rage" by A's rooters, batted .424 and got one triple, two steals, three homers, four doubles, eight runs, 15 RBIs and a...

April 25, 1977 | William F. Reed
The first Secretariat wore No. 1, a good omen, but the golden filly who looks like her daddy ran like a dud, and was beaten by some quick maidens

April 25, 1977 | Peter Gammons
Twice losers at Philadelphia, the Flyers won twice at Toronto to tie the series

April 25, 1977 | Jack Rudloe

April 25, 1977 | Jay Cronley
Every day after work more and more people go out and run. Those who may be allergic to what floats in the air outside run in a gym, and those who get shin splints from running on a hard floor in a...

April 25, 1977
17—drawing by Arnold Roth20, 21—Manny Millan23—Neil Leifer, Tony Tomsic24—John Iacono26, 27—courtesy Hamilton Beach28, 29—Walter Iooss Jr., Al Satterwhite—Camera 530—Neil Leifer55—Tony...

April 25, 1977
COLIN LYBECKCHESTER, MONT.A senior at Chester High, Colin has become the third Montana wrestler to win four consecutive state titles, accomplishing this feat in four different weight classes (98,...

April 25, 1977
Sir:For those of us who were around when Hack Wilson played, Mark Kram's article (, April 11) is one of the best written, most poignant and most convincing ever to appear in your magazine.EMIL...

April 25, 1977 | Jeannette Bruce
Among the displays in Frank (Buzz) Meyers' crowded garage-workshop in Kankakee, Ill. are two unborn does. The mother had been hit by a car, and when a cesarean operation failed to save the fetal...

April 25, 1977 | David Butwin
Baseball nostalgia knows no geographic limits. You didn't have to walk along Bedford Avenue or Coogan's Bluff to have memories, a point I've tried to make—alas, in vain—in the 10 years since I...