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October 08, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 15

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Larry Holmes Cover - Sports Illustrated October 08, 1979

October 08, 1979 | Jonathan Yardley
In collaboration with Taylor Branch, Bill Russell has written an autobiography that goes well beyond the customary bounds of the as-told-to sports story. It's called Second Wind: The Memoirs of an...

October 08, 1979 | John Hildebrand
The train pulls away from the station and follows the river up the terraced valley into a gorge in the Alaska Range. After it passes out of sight, I look at the wide gravel flats below the depot...

October 08, 1979 | Ron Fimrite
My suspicion that the national obsession with physical fitness has gone too far was confirmed the other evening when I saw a middle-aged man disengage himself from his Perrier water and start...

October 08, 1979
6—Evelyn Floret30—Heinz Kluetmeier, Enrico Ferorelli31—Heinz Kluetmeier32—Walter Iooss Jr.33—Heinz Kluetmeier34—Heinz Kluetmeier (top), Walter Iooss Jr.38—John Iacono40—Neil Leifer42—Tony...

October 08, 1979
SCOTT DAVISSANTA MONICA, CALIF.Scott, 17, who has won six U.S. Tennis Association national 18-and-under titles in the last 10 months, defeated Jan Gunnarson of Sweden 6-3, 6-1 to win the junior...

October 08, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
BOXING—Unbeaten LARRY HOLMES stopped Earnie Shavers in the 11th round to retain the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas. In the other title bout on the card, WBC super-bantamweight champion...

October 08, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
NO. 39Sir:Congratulations to Sarah Pileggi and SI for the balanced and sympathetic treatment of President Carter's road-racing effort in the 10-kilometer Catoctin Mountain Park Run (Jimmy Carter...

October 08, 1979 | Jim Kaplan
Jousting was invented by a 10th-century Saxon king named Henry the Fowler. It was a bloody business until about the 15th century, when guns came into common use and turned jousting from a military...

October 08, 1979 | Steve Wulf
The Baseball Encyclopedia, as thorough as it is, somehow left out a number of great names from the past, men like Gaylord Tennyson, Daffy Carroll and Whitey Whitman. These oversights have been...

October 08, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 08, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Monte Clark. Detroit Lion coach, on Larry Csonka: "When he goes on safari, the lions roll up their windows."

October 08, 1979 | Pat Putnam
And how sweet it was for Larry, who in dismantling Earnie Shavers not only retained his heavyweight title but also restored his tarnished reputation

October 08, 1979 | Larry Keith
For two seasons it had been smooth sailing for the Yankees, Royals, Dodgers and Phillies, but this year each of them was lost at sea

October 08, 1979 | Joe Marshall
Rookies Jerry Butler and Jim Haslett have performed so well that Buffalonians have forgotten Tom Cousineau's defection to Montreal

October 08, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney

October 08, 1979 | Ken Dryden

October 08, 1979 | E.M. Swift
About the nicest thing that can be said of the forthcoming NHL season is that the merger with the havoc-wreaking WHA is a . Four survivors of the WHA—Winnipeg, Edmonton, Quebec and Hartford—are...

October 08, 1979 | E.M. Swift

October 08, 1979
Pro basketball tips off a season that promises something old, something new, something borrowed and somethin' else. The newcomers are Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, whom Douglas S. Looney calls the...

October 08, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
Paul Zimmerman has been with SPORTS ILLUSTRATED only two months, but the 46-year-old former semi-pro tackle, 6'2", 230 pounds and still growing, has already made a hefty impression. His story on...

October 08, 1979 | Stan Isaacs
It's the middle of the day in Baltimore and a frenetic disc-jockey voice breaks into the WFBR programming at the end of a rock 'n' roll golden oldie and says, "We're proud to be part of Oriole...

October 08, 1979 | William Nack
Coach Chuck Fairbanks had a litigious time getting to Colorado from New England and then suffered through three straight losses before his Buffaloes upset Indiana

October 08, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf

October 08, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Dennis Mosley, a 179-pound senior tailback for Iowa, set a school mark by carrying 39 times. He rushed for 229 yards, scoring twice on runs and once on a nine-yard pass as the Hawkeyes...

October 08, 1979 | Kathleen Andria
A record 43 million took themselves out to the ball game in what could be called the year of the hitter—or the rabbit ball. Home runs were up 18%, there was an average of nine runs a game, highest...

October 08, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman
Pro Bowl Defensive End John Dutton is forking hay in Nebraska, not sacking quarterbacks in Baltimore, while his agent seeks a team willing to meet his price

October 08, 1979 | Dan Jenkins
Lon Hinkle's route to victory in the World Series of Golf included a shot that hit both the pond and the green

October 08, 1979 | Kenny Moore