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March 19, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 12

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Harry Chappas Cover - Sports Illustrated March 19, 1979

March 19, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

March 19, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Cesar Cedeno, the Houston Astros' Dominican-born centerfielder: "I never get any endorsements or commercials. I've never understood why. I have an accent, but so does Ricardo Montalban."

March 19, 1979 | Pat Putnam

March 19, 1979 | Bruce Newman

March 19, 1979 | Larry Keith

March 19, 1979 | Larry Keith
A college psychology major, Ranger Outfielder Bill Sample (left) seems to have psyched out the pitchers he's faced; in three pro seasons he has not hit less than .348. Nelson Norman, 20, who...

March 19, 1979
The lucky seven main men of the 1964 UCLA basketball team were in on the start of something big: by winning the Bruins' first NCAA championship, they launched an era. Frank Deford visits the...

March 19, 1979 | Barry McDermott
The PGA's No. 3 money-winner likes to jackrabbit around the orange groves, wrestle alligators and go fishing with his daddy, who counseled him to hit the ball a mile high

March 19, 1979 | Jeannette Bruce
There were a number of things that intrigued me about Portrait of the Bullfight (Sunrise Press, $8.95). For one thing, I have always disliked bullfighting, for the reason most Americans dislike...

March 19, 1979 | William Nack

March 19, 1979 | John Papanek
The Denver Nuggets have had trouble on and off the court this season, and now this once-powerful team is struggling just to make the Western Conference playoffs

March 19, 1979 | William Leggett
Spectacular Bid won the Florida Derby, but he had to survive a bumpy journey that left jockey Ron Franklin in tears

March 19, 1979 | Dan Levin
Villanova's Wildcats staged a furious comeback to eke out another NCAA title

March 19, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf
The Hawkeyes, who ate high on the hog at Ames, earned themselves a big party

March 19, 1979 | Robert Cantwell

March 19, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—Atlanta stretched its winning streak to eight and took over sole possession of second place in the Central Division, three games behind San Antonio. After upending Philadelphia...

March 19, 1979
16—Manny Millan17—John Iacono18—Tony Triolo19—Hank deLespinasse20—James Drake21—Rich Clarkson23—George Tiedemann25—Heinz Kluetmeier26—Heinz Kluetmeier (top), Walter Iooss Jr (2)31—Heinz Kluetmeier...

March 19, 1979
MARIO SANCHEZMEXICO CITYSanchez, a junior at Anahuac University and the Mexican amateur squash racquets champion since 1975, defeated Tom Page 15-12, 15-7, 15-12 to win the U.S. title in Portland,...

March 19, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood

March 19, 1979 | Jeannette Bruce
There were five of us, on a sunny morning, waiting to discover what a five-day course in a bicycle-repair clinic would teach us. The clinic, for which the fee is $190, is a unique feature of...

March 19, 1979 | Bill Rosenberg
I slipped into a rear-window seat of the bus, glad to get away from the penetrating winds of early March. The terminal was slightly hazy with gas fumes, the cement floor patched with areas of...