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October 16, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 16

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Marvin Webster Cover - Sports Illustrated October 16, 1978

October 16, 1978 | Robert H. Boyle
Not many fishermen will ever hear of Aquatic Pollutants and Biologic Effects, with Emphasis on Neoplasia, much less pay $52 for a copy, but this 604-page paperback, consisting of papers presented...

October 16, 1978 | Jeannette Bruce
At precisely 1:15 p.m. last Father's Day in Seattle, the strains of our national anthem echoed loudly in the Kingdome as 6,174 adults and children rose to their feet, holding over their hearts...

October 16, 1978
BOXING—Olympic heavyweight champion TEOFILO STEVENSON stopped Jimmy Clark of Coatesville, Pa. with 23 seconds left in the third round to lead the Cuban national team to an 8-3 triumph over the...

October 16, 1978
6—Evelyn Floret—Black Star24, 25—(clockwise from top left) Tony Triolo, Peter Read Miller (2), Heinz Kluetmeier, Manny Millan, Heinz Kluetmeier27—Peter Read Miller29—Manny Millan30, 31—James Drake...

October 16, 1978
MARK THURMONDHOUSTONA Texas A&M senior, Thurmond was named Most Valuable Pitcher at the World Amateur Baseball Championships, in Italy, in which the U.S. finished second to Cuba. The...

October 16, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
WATCHING THE POLLSSir:I commend Walter Bingham on his recent article Going to the Polls, Weakly (Sept. 18). By now, everything that was said about the polls has come to pass.

October 16, 1978 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi

October 16, 1978 | Edited by Sarah Pileggi
•Eddie Lewis of the 49ers, discussing his position: "Playing cornerback is like being on an island; people can see you but they can't help you."

October 16, 1978
In a pair of four-game series, the Dodgers fried the Phillies (above) to successfully defend their National League title, while the Yankees scrambled the Royals to win their third consecutive pennant.

October 16, 1978 | Ron Fimrite
Garry Maddox proceeded solemnly among the multitudes that had come to rejoice in his humiliation, opening a narrow path through them as he trotted almost leisurely in from centerfield. It was as...

October 16, 1978 | Larry Keith
Kansas City Manager Whitey Herzog was sitting in the visitors' dugout at Yankee Stadium early last Saturday evening when the scoreboard showed that Los Angeles had again defeated Philadelphia in...

October 16, 1978 | Dan Jenkins
Supposedly in the midst of a rebuilding year, the Redskins are undefeated and uninhibited under Coach Jack Pardee

October 16, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney

October 16, 1978 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Bill Walton is a man without a team; Rick Barry and Marvin Webster jumped clubs and the Bullets jumped divisions; now three refs will keep everyone jumping

October 16, 1978 | John Papanek

October 16, 1978
IT'S BECOMING A TRADITION AGAIN. Dodgers vs. Yankees, the standard Subway Series pairing 25 years ago, is in the second year of a stirring '70s revival as the Bronx Bombers and L.A. Bums collide...

October 16, 1978
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, a Frenchman is rumored to have muttered. Could it have been Arnold (Rouge) Auerbach on observing the opening-night lineups in the all-new, no-clue...

October 16, 1978
The world champion Washington Bullets won't have the Central Division to kick around anymore, which should make life more agreeable this season in Cleveland and San Antonio, and especially so in...

October 16, 1978
This is the division in which Denver always runs off with the title, Chicago and Milwaukee surprise everyone by being either terrific or awful, Indiana stages a telethon to stay alive and Kansas...

October 16, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
What better person to assemble our annual pro basketball preview, which begins on page 42, than a 5'8" former forward and guard for Pennsylvania's Wyoming Seminary who was taught to dribble by...

October 16, 1978
Judging by the looks of the Pacific Division, the ship has capsized and the survivors are struggling to reach shore. This year the division that has given us an NBA playoff finalist in six of the...

October 16, 1978 | William Leggett
It is no longer a media secret that last season's ratings for National Basketball Association games on CBS kept rolling around the old rim and falling off. The network went into the season hoping...

October 16, 1978 | Ron Reid
A bare foot and a bowling technique help Jim Miller pin down Ole Miss' rivals

October 16, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf

October 16, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Mike Ford hit on 36 of 57 passes for 341 yards and one touchdown, sneaked a yard for each of SMU's last three touchdowns, passed for a two-point conversion and then ran for another to...

October 16, 1978 | Clive Gammon
On its way to the final round of the Davis Cup, the U.S. lost twice to Borg in Göteborg, but won the match, 3-2

October 16, 1978 | Pat Putnam
With Olympic heavyweight champion Teofilo Stevenson stopping Jimmy Clark, the Cuban national team walloped the U.S. 8-3 at Madison Square Garden

October 16, 1978 | Bruce Newman
To the surprise of no one, the U.S.S.R. team won the world championships in Gettysburg, helped by David Rigert, who has been overshadowed by the great Vasily Alexeyev

October 16, 1978 | Barry McDermott