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April 23, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 17

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Fuzzy Zoeller Cover - Sports Illustrated April 23, 1979

April 23, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
A provocative and little-noted aspect of baseball writing—whether serious fiction, "inside" gossip or journalism—is that so much of it originates in the bullpen. From Mark Harris to Jim Brosnan to...

April 23, 1979 | Sam Moses
When Tommy Loughran was in his prime in the late '20s, they said he could fight 15 rounds without disturbing a single wavy hair on his handsome head. Born Thomas Patrick Loughran on Nov. 29, 1902,...

April 23, 1979 | Michael Baughman
Though I suppose I was known as a rather wild youth, I never cared for fighting. The prospect of hurting another person offered no pleasure, while the prospect of someone hurting me had, of...

April 23, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—Philadelphia's two centers were too much for New Jersey, and Houston's one center, Moses Malone, wasn't enough as the 76ers and Atlanta swept through the first round of the...

April 23, 1979
6—Evelyn Floret-Black Star63—Evelyn Floret-Black Star64—James Drake74, 77—Manny Millan78—Jerry Cooke83—illustration by Allan Mardon86—John McDermott90—Bill Eppridge123—Howard C. Moore (3)

April 23, 1979
LARRY, MIKE AND CARIE MAXWELLSALT LAKE CITYLarry, 43, coached Highland High to the Utah 4-A basketball championship, and his star player was son Mike, a 6'1" senior guard who averaged 30.5 points...

April 23, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
BIG HITTERSSir:You've done it again! Each spring your special baseball issue rekindles my infatuation with our national pastime. I agree that "the game keeps all who care about it young."

April 23, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 23, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•George Raveling, Washington State basketball coach, on Indiana's Bobby Knight: "He's the kind of guy who would throw a beer party and then lock the bathroom door on you."

April 23, 1979 | Kenny Moore

April 23, 1979 | Dan Jenkins

April 23, 1979 | John Papanek

April 23, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson

April 23, 1979
Bambi's Bombers, as the Brewers are known in Milwaukee, are an emerging power, and the credit belongs to skipper George Bamberger, who, Ron Fimrite reports, is the toast of the town because of how...

April 23, 1979 | Kathy Blumenstock

April 23, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
When Sam Weissman, who draws the cartoons that appear in our SCORECARD section each week, was attending Morris High School in the Bronx in the 1930s, he wanted to run for class office. But his...

April 23, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson
Though they are always interesting and usually quite informative, the documentaries of Bud Greenspan have been of uneven quality. For example, a program on Jesse Owens' return to Berlin and the...

April 23, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
Doug DeCinces has finally put a stop to Oriole supporters' babbling for Brooks

April 23, 1979

April 23, 1979
JOHN MILNER: Substituting for the injured Willie Stargell, the 29-year-old Pirate first baseman went 7 for 10, with two home runs and seven runs batted in, to spark three Pittsburgh wins. He is...

April 23, 1979 | Pat Putnam
Right hand broken, Mike Rossman carried on with his left, but after nine rounds it was clear that Victor Galindez was back

April 23, 1979 | William Leggett
Golden Act won the Arkansas Derby, to give his daddy two shots in Kentucky

April 23, 1979 | Leonard Koppett
The theory that cycles of sunspots can be related to the ups and downs of the stock market has been kicked around by economists for about half a century, but with inconclusive results. However,...

April 23, 1979 | Michael Baughman
No pork rinds were hatching, but the crappies were fighting to be first on Elmer's hook nonetheless, as he battled his partner to see who was going to buy the suds

April 23, 1979 | Joe Jares
Stanford coaches Dick and Anne Gould are wedded to each other and their jobs

April 23, 1979 | Joe Jares
Although weakened by a virus, Tracy Caulkins, America's leading female swimmer, didn't come up short at the short-course nationals, establishing five U.S. records

April 23, 1979 | Clive Gammon