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October 15, 1979 | Volume 51, Issue 16

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Bill Walton Cover - Sports Illustrated October 15, 1979

October 15, 1979 | John Papanek
Out for a year with injuries, a reflective, more temperate Bill Walton has changed the style—if not the substance—of his life as he starts anew in San Diego

October 15, 1979 | Jack Dies Martin
Yesterday, I went back to my Camelot, although I don't really call it that. Vacantlot would be more like it, though to me it is always a place of magic and wonder. I discovered it over a period of...

October 15, 1979 | Compiled by BILL COLSON
BOXING—JORGE LUJAN of Panama knocked out Mexico's Roberto Rubaldino in the 15th round to retain the WBA bantamweight title, in McAllen, Texas.

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4—John Papanek26, 27—Walter Iooss Jr.28—Manny Millan (left), Walter Iooss Jr.29—Manny Millan30, 31—Heinz Kluetmeier34, 35—George Tiedemann (left), James Drake36, 39—George Tiedemann40, 41—Manny...

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October 15, 1979 | Edited by Gay Flood
BUCCANEER SPIRITSir:Thank you for recognizing the Buccaneers' dramatic turnabout (Time for Good Times in Tampa Bay, Oct. 1). The change has been as big as the change in the Tampa weather shown in...

October 15, 1979 | Jingle Davis
In Alabama, Florida, Georgia and a growing number of other Southern states, thousands of people get together on Sunday afternoons to drive pickup trucks, Jeeps and other high-priced vehicles...

October 15, 1979 | Dan Woog
The phone rings.

October 15, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 15, 1979 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Art Modell, Cleveland Browns owner, on the fact that he and other NFL bosses equally share TV money and gate receipts: "We're 28 Republicans who vote socialist."

October 15, 1979 | E. M. Swift
While the Pirates jetted past the Reds in the National League, the Orioles took wing against the Angels, winning the American League pennant in four games

October 15, 1979 | Ron Fimrite
There is much talk in baseball these days of teams such as Pittsburgh being "families," of a kinship existing among athletes that is so warm as to make the households of, say, Judge Hardy or...

October 15, 1979 | William Nack
Beating back four stout challenges by Spectacular Bid at Belmont, Affirmed won and laid undisputed claim to Horse of the Year honors

October 15, 1979 | Paul Zimmerman

October 15, 1979 | Kelso F. Sutton
In August of last year John Papanek wrote our cover story on Bill Walton's broken left foot and his decision to leave Portland (SI, Aug. 21, 1978). A friendship developed between the two,...

October 15, 1979 | Douglas S. Looney

October 15, 1979 | John Papanek

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Perhaps the ultimate signal that the electronic revolution is upon us is the fact that Eddie Gottlieb, the 81-year-old patriarch who for 31 years single-handedly hammered out the NBA's schedule,...

October 15, 1979
For three years Atlanta Hawk Coach Hubie Brown has patiently nurtured his band of low-priced castaways and carefully developed draft choices into one of the league's most stable—and, now, most...

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Forget that stuff about the NBA's regular season being meaningless. The members of this division will have to play every game as if it's crucial if any of them—other than the champion—hopes to...

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Seattle should be at least as good this year as it was last, when it won the NBA championship, but this season the division has become the league's own Muscle Beach. So it's going to be hard for...

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The flashing yellow lights on Madison Square Garden's marquee tell of a new show in the Big Apple: THE GARDEN WELCOMES THE WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE AND THE NEW YORK STARS. HOME...

October 15, 1979 | Tom Archdeacon
All you have to do is play defending Division I-AA champion Florida A&M, as Miami found out by getting bit 16-13. Still, the Rattlers feel unjustly ignored

October 15, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf

October 15, 1979 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Joe Morris, a 5'7", 180-pound sophomore, broke Larry Csonka's single-game Syracuse rushing mark by gaining 252 yards in 23 carries during a 45-27 win over Kansas. He also scored three...

October 15, 1979 | Joe Jares
Ralph B. Sipper, 47, and Larry Moskowitz, 47, noted rare-book dealers in Santa Barbara, Calif., are trying to collect first editions of every book of baseball fiction ever published in English....

October 15, 1979 | Coles Phinizy
The six-meter class was dying until the American-Australian Cup came along

October 15, 1979 | Jule Campbell
A buyers' guide to the latest in equipment that can turn you into a big deal on wheels

October 15, 1979 | Robert F. Jones
Despite rain, retirements and the fact the driving championship was sewn up, Gilles Villeneuve and Alan Jones put on some show at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix

October 15, 1979 | Clive Gammon