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April 16, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 16

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Denis Potvin Cover - Sports Illustrated April 16, 1979

April 16, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
An outfit in Mill Valley, Calif. called Tarquin Books has come out with a paperback that will be of more than passing interest to readers of this magazine. Its title is Way To Go! and its author...

April 16, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 16, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Don Stanhouse, Baltimore Oriole pitcher, on how he made Pitching Coach Ray Miller cut short a conference at the mound last season: "I said, 'What can you tell me I don't know? I know the bases...

April 16, 1979 | E. M. Swift

April 16, 1979 | Barry McDermott
In winning the Colgate-Dinah Shore, Sandra Post matched Nancy Lopez shot for shot for three days and then took command

April 16, 1979 | Sam Moses
Road-hugging "ground effect" cars were all the rage at the Long Beach Grand Prix, and while they may be considered black magic, it was Gilles Villeneuve's disappearing act in a bob-nosed Ferrari...

April 16, 1979 | Curry Kirkpatrick

April 16, 1979
An army of the afternoon of more than 8,000 runners will be heading for the Pru in the Boston Marathon. Kenny Moore tells who gets the laurel, as Bill Rodgers defends his championship against all...

April 16, 1979 | William Nack

April 16, 1979 | Wilmer Ames

April 16, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
"I know your boss, Keith Morris."

April 16, 1979 | Ron Fimrite
Angel Frank Tanana's "comeback" was a mixture of fastballs and meatballs

April 16, 1979 | Jim Kaplan

April 16, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
KEN FORSCH: The 32-year-old Astro righthander threw the earliest—April 7—no-hitter in baseball history. While beating the Braves 6-0, he allowed only two runners to reach base, both getting to...

April 16, 1979 | Joe Marshall
The no-faceoff rule has shortened the game but speeded up the controversy

April 16, 1979 | Ben Yagoda
Baseball, which last year completed its most remunerative season ever, has made a fine showing in the American economic system. But even if it lost money, the sport would deserve the position of...

April 16, 1979 | Dan Levin
It wasn't the Year of the Crab or the Snake or even, thank Heaven, the Frozen Momentum, but textless Harvard rowed fiercely to beat everybody at San Diego

April 16, 1979 | Ray Hennedy

April 16, 1979 | Robert Wintner
I traveled to London in the late '60s and bought a motorcycle with the money my mother had given me to keep for an emergency. It was a BSA 650 Lightning Rocket, one of the last of its kind, and...

April 16, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—None of the division races, except the Atlantic, which Washington wrapped up two weeks ago, was decided until the regular season's final weekend. Seattle, which won 14 of its last...

April 16, 1979
MARVIS FRAZIERPHILADELPHIAFrazier, an 18-year-old boxer who learned the ropes from his father Joe, outpointed Phillip Brown in Indianapolis to win the National Golden Gloves heavyweight...

April 16, 1979
4—Evelyn Floret-Black Star18—Tony Triolo19—Steve Goldstein20, 21—Tony Triolo24—Richard Mackson25—Thomas Rampy26—Peter Read Miller27, 28—Heinz Kluetmeier50—Grant Haller59—Hugh Patrick Brown62—Peter...

April 16, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:How appropriate that you started the college basketball season with a cover photograph of an Earvin (Magic) Johnson dunk (Nov. 27). We Michigan State fans knew you would have to end the season...

April 16, 1979 | Martin
The excitement stirred up in recent years by the singular feats of Evel Knievel is hardly an isolated phenomenon in American history. Derring-do has always drawn eager throngs. In the mid-19th...