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April 07, 1980 | Volume 52, Issue 15

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Keith Hernandez Cover - Sports Illustrated April 07, 1980

April 07, 1980
6—Willie Stargell18, 19—Heinz Kluetmeier20—Heinz Kluetmeier (bottom right), Manny Millan (2)21—Heinz Kluetmeier22, 23—Andy Hayt (upper right), Thomas Rampy (2)26, 27—Heinz Kluetmeier28—Richard...

April 07, 1980 | Compiled by BROOKS CLARK
BASKETBALL—NBA: On the next-to-last Sunday of the regular season, all nine home teams except Boston won. The Celtics lost 101-96 to New Jersey as the Nets' Mike Newlin scored 38 points and the...

April 07, 1980
TRACY CLAXTONNEW HAVEN, CONN.Tracy, a 6' senior center at Wilbur L. Cross High, led the Governors to 53 straight wins and three consecutive state girls' basketball titles. In four seasons she had...

April 07, 1980
SAD STORYSir:Robert H. Boyle's meticulously written story about the death of boxer Willie Classen (No Man Was His Keeper, March 24), coupled with Marshall Arisman's sepulchral drawings of that...

April 07, 1980 | Edited by Myra Gelband

April 07, 1980 | Edited by Myra Gelband
•Bill Lee, Montreal Expo southpaw, expounding on the subject of the brain's hemispheres: "You have a left and a right. The left side controls the right half of your body, and the right side...

April 07, 1980 | Joe Marshall

April 07, 1980 | Sam Moses
Nelson Sauto Maior, who is also known as Nelson Piquet, won at Long Beach

April 07, 1980 | William Leggett
By winning the Florida Derby by six lengths, Plugged Nickle gave new currency to his chances at Churchill Downs. And his trainer, Tom Kelly, has yet another Kentucky Derby colt back in his New...

April 07, 1980 | Ron Fimrite

April 07, 1980
MASTERING THE MASTERS is a tall order, as Ed Sneed discovered last year, when he had the green coat all but on his back before losing his grip in the last three holes. Myra Gelband retraces the...

April 07, 1980 | Joe Jares
Darryl Strawberry may also be a star of the '80s, but don't look for his name—certainly a memorable one—in a major league box score for three or more years. Darryl is only 18 and a senior at...

April 07, 1980 | Ron Fimrite
This may well be baseball's best-balanced division, which is to say it may well be the weakest. On every team a strength is countered by a flaw, so that a uniform mediocrity is achieved, the top...

April 07, 1980 | Larry Keith
The most predictable and least revealing assessment of any baseball season is the one that says the champion of last fall is the team to beat this year. With that in mind, meet the Pirates. The...

April 07, 1980 | Steve Wulf
When last we left the Singing Cowboy and his Melody Ranch Hands, they were getting bushwhacked at the Circle A by the notorious Weaver gang. Gene Autry's California Angels showed what they were...

April 07, 1980 | Jim Kaplan
Once or twice a decade an ordinary team has an extraordinary season and surprises everyone by winning a pennant. While nobody is equating the 1979 Orioles with the 1967 Red Sox or 1969 Mets, some...

April 07, 1980
With its measured, even metrical pace, baseball is at its best in the long, drowsy days of summer, when players and fans seem arrested, or entranced, as if in a dream

April 07, 1980 | Kelso F. Sutton
It was nearly two years ago that Photographer Walter Iooss Jr. saw the light. He was in Oklahoma City taking pictures of Pitcher Steve Busby, who was in the minors trying to rehabilitate his sore...

April 07, 1980 | Reed Browning
A fresh stat, CAM, allows exact comparisons of oldtime hitters to new, of Cobb to Carew

April 07, 1980 | Robert H. Boyle

April 07, 1980 | Robert H. Boyle
2 cups cornmeal1 cup flor½ 3-oz. Pkg. Strawberry jell-o1 tbsp. Vanilla extract1 tbsp. suger1 qt. Water

April 07, 1980 | Michael Baughman
A gun is a very simple object—a metal tube from which projectiles are discharged, usually by the explosion of powder. And the purpose for which most guns are designed is simpler yet: to kill.

April 07, 1980 | Sarah Pileggi
When Jack Nicklaus finally saw that his short game needed work, he called in Phil Rodgers, who even as a fellow rookie in 1962 had more shots than Jack did

April 07, 1980 | Barry McDermott
After acquiring Bob Lanier, Milwaukee made a stretch run so torrid that the Bucks have set their sights on a title

April 07, 1980 | Jonathan Yardley
A reborn fan and the entire city are caught up in Baltimore's glorious season of '79—right down to the last home game when Earl Weaver (right) and the Oriole players lead the cheering