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May 21, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 21

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Giorgio Chinaglia Cover - Sports Illustrated May 21, 1979

May 21, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
FATTI MASCHII, PAROLE FEMINESir:What a spectacular issue (May 7) for sports fans from the state of Maryland! You gave us articles on Spectacular Bid, now the Kentucky Derby winner; our spectacular...

May 21, 1979 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle

May 21, 1979 | Edited by Robert H. Boyle
•Tom Paciorek, Seattle left fielder, after striking out on three pitches against Yankee Ron Guidry: "Off what I saw of him, he was unhittable, unbeatable and unthinkable. I might have been more...

May 21, 1979 | Robert F. Jones

May 21, 1979 | John Papanek
The Sonics found their confidence game just in time to stave off the Suns and send the conference championship back to the Kingdome

May 21, 1979 | Julia Lamb

May 21, 1979
The world's greatest softball pitcher is 37-year-old lefthander Ty Stofflet, whose 104-mph fastball gets opposing batters out almost every time. But, writes Jack McCallum, there's no getting...

May 21, 1979 | Ron Fimrite

May 21, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney

May 21, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
When Lou Brock said he'd retire at the end of this season, it seemed he was giving up the chase for his 3,000th hit. But a hot bat has him in hot pursuit once more

May 21, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf

May 21, 1979 | Herman Weiskopf
DAVE CONCEPCION: The 30-year-old Cincinnati shortstop batted .429, hit four homers, scored 11 times, drove in a dozen runs and stole five bases as the Reds took over first place in the National...

May 21, 1979 | E.M. Swift
Captain Serge Savard's Canadiens gained the Stanley Cup finals by beating Boston in overtime, then his pacer placed third and the Rangers beat Montreal in Game 1

May 21, 1979 | Clive Gammon
Even the women in Marian Franklin's yoga class joined in the triumphant celebration for her son, the jockey

May 21, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
"The whole history of baseball," Bernard Malamud has said, "has the quality of mythology." Indeed it does, with its legendary heroes, epic contests and ineradicable statistics, and few writers...

May 21, 1979 | Barry McDermott
Ron (Don't Call Me an Agent) Grinker showcased his clients at Riverfront Coliseum, hoping to find them a future

May 21, 1979 | J.D. Reed

May 21, 1979 | Wilmer Ames
Escaping from East Germany has taxed the ingenuity of many people. Some have crashed their way through the Berlin Wall, others have been smuggled out in car trunks or secret compartments, while...

May 21, 1979 | Stephen Kaufman
In 1937 there was no argument that the New York Yankees were the best team in baseball. They won 102 games, they coasted to their second straight American League pennant by 13 games and crushed...

May 21, 1979
BASKETBALL—NBA: The Washington Bullets came within one loss of not qualifying to defend their NBA championship. The San Antonio Spurs jumped out to a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven semifinal...

May 21, 1979
20, 21—Enrico Ferorelli (bottom left, bottom center), Thomas Rampy (4)22—Enrico Ferorelli23—Thomas Rampy28—Bill Eppridge29—Jerry Wachter (top), Lynn Pelham30—Ed Streeky36, 37—Bill Eppridge38—Herb...

May 21, 1979
VINCE DRADDYCRESTWOOD, N.Y.Draddy, a senior at Iona Prep, was named the Penn Relays' top high-schooler for winning the prep mile run and anchoring two victorious relay teams. He has had the...