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April 17, 1978 | Volume 48, Issue 17

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Gary Player Cover - Sports Illustrated April 17, 1978

April 17, 1978 | Edited by John Papanek

April 17, 1978 | Edited by John Papanek
•Lon Simmons, San Francisco Giants announcer, on receiving critical letters: "I don't mind hate mail, but when a letter comes to the station addressed 'Jerk, KSFO, San Francisco,' and I get it,...

April 17, 1978 | Dan Jenkins

April 17, 1978 | J. D. Reed
Fifteen-year-old Tracy Caulkins set five U.S. records and along with the rest of the gang sent East Germany a message

April 17, 1978 | Curry Kirkpatrick

April 17, 1978
It's radical, dad, young John Zinsser might have said to his father, writer William, as the two explored the wonderland of Florida skateboard parks after a winter of discontent on makeshift...

April 17, 1978 | William Leggett

April 17, 1978 | Ron Fimrite

April 17, 1978 | John A. Meyers
In the excerpt from his new book Running & Being, which begins on page 78, and in his other writings, marathoner-cardiologist George Sheehan bares his soul (usually stressing its connections...

April 17, 1978 | Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 17, 1978 | Joe Jares
Bulgier than ever, Mickey Lolich returned from retirement and won the opener for the Padres

April 17, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf

April 17, 1978 | Jim Kaplan
There is much more to the tennis boom than tennis. A whole host of racket sports—in particular squash, racquetball and platform tennis—have been swept along by the tennis tide, and others may be...

April 17, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney
Allen Jerkens may have a sleeper in unbeaten Sensitive Prince, the speed horse whose Derby-winning daddy also supposedly was unable to go the distance

April 17, 1978 | Pat Putnam
Lefthander Marvin Hagler puts fighters into hospitals and managers into shock

April 17, 1978 | Clive Gammon
Brazil undressed West Germany in what might have been a World Cup rehearsal

April 17, 1978 | Dr. George A. Sheehan

April 17, 1978
11—Drawing by SQW16, 17—Walter Iooss Jr. (2), John Iacono (center)18, 19—Tony Triolo20—Walter Iooss Jr. (top), Heinz Kluetmeier21—John Iacono24—Peter Read Miller25—James Drake26—Hank...

April 17, 1978
PRO BASKETBALL—Denver's David Thompson was really hot in Detroit on the last day of the season, tossing in 73 points to equal the third-best single-game performance in NBA history. Wilt...

April 17, 1978
STEVE GABLEALLENTOWN, PA.Gable, a 20-year-old furniture maker, set a national American Bowling Congress 10-game record of 2,399 pins in Reading, Pa. He has rolled a single-game high of 298 and has...

April 17, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
WINNERSSir:I commend your restraint in not writing a story headlined THE JINX SINX now that the feared SI whammy, which is supposed to make an instant loser of any team you celebrate, can...