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April 30, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 18

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George Bamberger Cover - Sports Illustrated April 30, 1979

April 30, 1979 | Sam Moses
John N. Cole's Striper (Little, Brown and Company, $10) is, as the title implies, about that excellent sporting fish, the striped bass; its 19 chapters cover the life cycle of the fish as well as...

April 30, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 30, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Oscar Gamble, Texas Ranger outfielder, on his disappointing 1978 season with the San Diego Padres, who had given him a six-year $2.85 million contract: "Most of the San Diego fans didn't even...

April 30, 1979 | Sam Moses

April 30, 1979 | William Leggett
With his victory in the Wood, his third in a row at Aqueduct, Instrument Landing proved that he could fly on his favorite track

April 30, 1979 | E. M. Swift
With big John Davidson filling the nets, New York took a three-games-to-one lead over Philadelphia in their quarterfinal playoff confrontation

April 30, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney

April 30, 1979 | Anita Verschoth

April 30, 1979 | Ron Fimrite

April 30, 1979
Do it by the numbers is Frank Zarnowski's credo, and he's parlayed it into a career as organizer, historian and announcer of decathlons. Bil Gilbert profiles the figure filbert who can tell you...

April 30, 1979 | Richard W. Johnston
Derek Tatsuno, the Rainbows' sensational lefty, has won 20 of his last 21 decisions

April 30, 1979 | Jim Kaplan

April 30, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
JOSE CRUZ: The Astro leftfielder had two homers, two game-winning hits and 14 runs batted in, including six in one game. He is second in the National League in both RBIs (16) and stolen bases (7)...

April 30, 1979 | Ron Reid
The game's 80-odd free agents are being snubbed by club owners, according to the Players Association, a situation that could have grave consequences this fall

April 30, 1979 | Barry McDermott
Tom Watson strayed from the straight and narrow at the Tournament of Champions, but came out of the sand, water and weeds so dexterously he won by six strokes

April 30, 1979 | Clive Gammon
Rinus Michels brought his own concept of "voetbal" to L.A. If the Aztecs can master it, credit him with a miracle

April 30, 1979 | Phil Pepe
Here, reflecting the current passion for lists, is a collection of bests, worsts. mosts and oddests from the world of sport. Be warned that these lists are absolutely authoritative...unless you...

April 30, 1979
20—Heinz Kluetmeier21—Thomas Rampy (top left), Heinz Kluetmeier (top center), Lane Stewart (4)22, 23—Lane Stewart26, 27—Tony Triolo28, 29—Lane Stewart30—James Drake (top), Lane Stewart52—Steve...

April 30, 1979
TOSHIKO D'ELIARIDGEWOOD, N.J.D'Elia, 49, a teacher at the New York School for the Deaf, was the 33rd woman to finish in the Boston Marathon, with a clocking of 2:58:03. Her time was not only a...

April 30, 1979
PRO BASKETBALL—Seattle, Washington and San Antonio took big leads in their best-of-seven quarterfinal playoffs, while Phoenix got the edge on Kansas City in their series. Seattle Guard Gus...

April 30, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE UMPSSir:If the major league umpire holdout lasts any longer, I think Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn should give the umps a raise and take the money from the salaries of league presidents...