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August 15, 1977 | Volume 47, Issue 7

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Sadaharu Oh Cover - Sports Illustrated August 15, 1977

August 15, 1977 | Sam Moses
When Donnie Allison couldn't take the heat at Alabama International Motor Speedway, Darrell Waltrip jumped in Allison's car and drove it to Victory Lane

August 15, 1977 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Calvin Murphy may be able to do tricks with a basketball, but everything went wrong that could to the Houston Rockets guard at the national baton-twirling championship as 12-year-old Marci...

August 15, 1977 | Edwin Shrake

August 15, 1977 | Barry McDermott

August 15, 1977
On the beach known as Pebble, Tom Watson seeks to add the PGA championship to his growing collection and become the first golfer to win three major titles in one year since Ben Hogan accomplished...

August 15, 1977 | Bil Gilbert

August 15, 1977 | Frank Deford
Despite all the babble about the boom in sports movies, one gets the impression that Hollywood is not really confident about catering to the sports audience. Instead, most so-called "sports films"...

August 15, 1977 | John A. Meyers
It was almost 20 years ago that cartoonist Arnold Roth's bold strokes first appeared in the pages of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Since then, Art Director Dick Gangel has kept Roth busy illustrating...

August 15, 1977 | Peter Gammons
Steve Henderson, the main man in the deal that sent Tom Seaver to the Reds, has made beautiful music in New York

August 15, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf

August 15, 1977 | Herman Weiskopf
GEORGE FOSTER: Six homers and 12 RBIs by the Cincinnati outfielder lifted his major league-leading totals to 38 and 109. The former also gave him a shot at Hack Wilson's 47-year-old league mark of...

August 15, 1977 | Dan Levin
A year ago pioneering anglers found that nighttime is the right time for Florida swordfish. Now their followers have uncovered a bonanza

August 15, 1977 | Coles Phinizy
In opening trials for the America's Cup challengers, a new Aussie boat excelled

August 15, 1977 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi
SEEING VS. BELIEVING

August 15, 1977 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi
•Amos Otis, Kansas City centerfielder, reapplying Joe Adcock's assessment of the batting eye of Henry Aaron to Rod Carew: "Trying to sneak a pitch past him is like trying to sneak the sunrise past...

August 15, 1977 | Clive Gammon
After 14½ rounds of waltzing to a rising chorus of boos, young Wilfredo Benitez suddenly unleashed a flurry of punches that left Jose Chavez just hanging around

August 15, 1977 | William Leggett
In the Whitney, Forego fell to his worst defeat, while Steve Cauthen set a record

August 15, 1977 | Frank Deford
Sadaharu Oh's hokey-pokey, bat-on-helmet style may look funny, but any day now Japan's national hero should break Henry Aaron's home run record

August 15, 1977
4—Drawing by Arnold Roth5—drawing by SQW24, 25—Walter Iooss Jr.26—Lane Stewart39—courtesy Warner Bros.40—Lane Stewart44—Ray Fisher48—Eric Schweikardt52, 55—John Iacono56, 57—Heinz...

August 15, 1977
JANA ANGELAKISPEABODY, MASS.Fifteen-year-old Jana, the AFLA's under-19 women's foil champion, was the youngest finalist to place as high as fifth in the 65-year history of U.S. Women's Foil...

August 15, 1977
ARCHERY—RICH MCKINNEY of Muncie, Ind. broke the world double-round scoring record with 2,586 points and won the national championships at Miami (Ohio) University over defender Darrell Pace. LUANN...

August 15, 1977
COURT SPORTSir:William Oscar Johnson described the trial in the $2 million Atkinson slander suit (A Walk on the Sordid Side, Aug. 1) with perfection. Many think that such articles shouldn't be...

August 15, 1977 | Ron Fimrite

August 15, 1977 | Vince Agul
The happiest of the 31,793 fans jammed into Crosley Field on the sunny afternoon of Oct. 2, 1940 was Henry Quillen Buffkin Newsom. A frail 68-year-old retired farmer, Newsom, it seemed, had been...