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June 18, 1979 | Volume 50, Issue 25

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Earl Weaver Cover - Sports Illustrated June 18, 1979

June 18, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband

June 18, 1979 | Edited by Myra Gelband
•Esa Tikkanen, Finland's top marathoner, asked why his country has produced so many standout distance runners: "Because back home it costs $2.40 a gallon for gas."

June 18, 1979 | William Leggett
It was a new deal in the Belmont when Coastal beat Spectacular Bid and the Triple Crown went by the boards

June 18, 1979 | William Nack
David Whiteley broke away from the crowd around the winner's circle at Belmont Park and slipped off alone, to the outer rail of the racetrack near the finish line. Minutes earlier, the 34-year-old...

June 18, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney
Guided by baseball's shrewdest manager, Earl Weaver, Baltimore is again a power in its division—a frugal power at that

June 18, 1979 | Barry McDermott
And so she should be. The former Donna Caponi, a 15-year veteran, won the LPGA title by beating out an unflappable Minnesotan

June 18, 1979 | William Oscar Johnson

June 18, 1979
Golf Ghosts Aplenty will be walking at Inverness during the U.S. Open. Harry Vardon played his last major U.S. tournament on the Toledo course, and both Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus played their...

June 18, 1979 | Rick Telander

June 18, 1979 | Barry McDermott

June 18, 1979 | Joe Jares
Cal State Fullerton shook off an opening-game loss and reeled off five straight wins, the last over Arkansas, to get its first-ever NCAA Division I championship

June 18, 1979 | Mike DelNagro

June 18, 1979 | Mike DelNagro
WILLIE McCOVEY: San Francisco's 41-year-old slugger smashed two home runs—the 511th and 512th of his career—which boosted him past Mel Ott as the National League's alltime lefthand-hitting...

June 18, 1979 | Eliot Asinof

June 18, 1979 | Al Stump
Near Hollywood's central business district lie the remains of an old boxing and wrestling arena, the 7,000-seat Legion Stadium. In 1959, to make way for new land use, concrete slabs were laid over...

June 18, 1979 | Grady James Robinson
I peered down through the willow leaves into the white and green water of Jackass Junction, concentrating, psyching myself, gaining courage to execute a dive that no other sane human would dare...

June 18, 1979
14—Tony Triolo15-17—Heinz Kluetmeier47—Rod Hanna72—illustration by Saul Lambert77—L.A. Times (4), Nancy Miles Zollitsch

June 18, 1979
ARTRA, SHERRI, TINA and DENEAN HOWARDSAN BERNARDINO, CALIF.The Howard sisters, competing for San Gorgonio High, broke the national interscholastic girls' mile relay record for the third straight...

June 18, 1979 | Compiled by STEVE WULF
BASEBALL—Cal State Fullerton defeated Arkansas 2-1 in the final game to win the 33rd College World Series in Omaha (page 47).

June 18, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
BRUCE'S PLAYERSir:It isn't often that a caddie makes the cover of SI (June 4), but as Tom Watson keeps winning, his caddie, Bruce Edwards, is also becoming well known, especially here in...

June 18, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
For 2½ years, from the fall of 1922 to the winter of 1925, Ring Lardner wrote the continuity for a comic strip based on the misadventures of Jack Keefe, the brash young pitcher of Lardner's You...