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June 20, 1977 | Volume 46, Issue 25

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Seattle Slew Cover - Sports Illustrated June 20, 1977

June 20, 1977 | Jim Kaplan
The title of George E. Curry's book, Jake Gaither: America's Most Famous Black Coach (Dodd, Mead & Company, $7.95), is nothing if not ironic. Given black football's longtime obscurity, there...

June 20, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid

June 20, 1977 | Edited by Ron Reid
•Pete Rose, on the way his salary has gone up: "With the money I'm making. I should be playing two positions."

June 20, 1977 | William Leggett
As 70,229 roared bravos, Seattle Slew turned in a show-stopping wire-to-wire performance in the $181,800 Belmont Stakes to become the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in the history of the...

June 20, 1977 | Douglas S. Looney
It was at 3:30 a.m. last Saturday, an hour when even most of frenetic New York takes a rest, that Seattle Slew started knocking about in Stall 2, Barn 54 at Belmont Park. He had spent a routine...

June 20, 1977 | Larry Keith
Their starting pitchers are mediocre at best, but the Twins have given their rivals the worst of it with strong hitting and a corps of stingy relievers

June 20, 1977 | Kenny Moore

June 20, 1977 | Coles Phinizy

June 20, 1977 | Nancy Williamson
In 1974, watching the sleek Twelves cut through the waters off Newport, one had the impression that, like toy boats, they propelled themselves. With the boom only 10 inches off the deck, the giant...

June 20, 1977 | Dan Jenkins
Writers exaggerate, Bolt says. They never saw him hurl his sticks in anger, though at times heat may have made his grips slick. But the legend grows, and Story No. 5,138 surely will be told at...

June 20, 1977 | John A. Meyers
How and where a horse will run is less of a problem for bettors than for photographers. As any of the seven SPORTS ILLUSTRATED photographers assigned to Seattle Slew's attempt at the Triple Crown...

June 20, 1977 | Walter Bingham
Another old and storied pro—Arnold Palmer—whose era has come and gone since 1958, did not receive a special invitation to this, his silver jubilee Open

June 20, 1977 | Bruce Newman
The more games that he wins, the unhappier John Denny gets. Before long he may be sad about winning 20

June 20, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

June 20, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
GREG LUZINSKI: Four doubles and three home runs were among the Bull's 14 hits in 33 at bats (.424). And he drove in 12 runs, three as the Phillies defeated the Astros 9-8 and seven more as they...

June 20, 1977 | Charles Gillespie

June 20, 1977 | Bruce Newman
The newest sensation abroad is Eddie Cheever—a 19-year-old from America

June 20, 1977 | Rick Telander

June 20, 1977
BASEBALL—The Chicago White Sox made HAROLD BAINES, an 18-year-old outfielder-first baseman from Saint Michaels, Md., the first player selected in the major league draft, held in New York.

June 20, 1977
BETH BROWNOMAHABeth, a senior at Northwest High School, won her second consecutive all-round title, as well as the floor exercise and the uneven-bars event, in the Nebraska girls' gymnastics...

June 20, 1977
4—Jerry Cooke11—drawing by SQW16, 17—Tony Triolo18, 19—Manny Millan (2), Jerry Cooke (center)20, 21—Heinz Kluetmeier24, 25—Rich Clarkson, George Long26—George Long36, 37—John G. Zimmerman, Ray...

June 20, 1977
BEISBOLSir:Thanks to Ron Fimrite for his very human story (In Cuba, It's Viva El Grand Old Game, June 6). I anticipate, however, the usual rash of letters that will castigate SI for delving into a...

June 20, 1977 | Dwight Davis
Some folks in Carolina say that Jesse Morgan Eldridge had a million-dollar arm and a 10¢ head. And as proof they offer the fact that, after Eldridge left the red-clay diamond at the brickyard near...