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July 06, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 2

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Ayub Kalule Cover - Sports Illustrated July 06, 1981

July 06, 1981
But there is no joy in Mudville now that the major leagues have struck out. Yet, here in the woods of Cotuit, Mass.—and in other picture-postcard settings—the Cape Cod Baseball League keeps...

July 06, 1981 | Steve Wulf
In other places, baseball fields are diamonds. On Cape Cod, they look more like oyster shells. There's something just short of wonderful about Cape Cod baseball, but then—if we are to believe...

July 06, 1981 | Pat Putnam
Against a background of lurid dealing, Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns won their Houston semis and advanced to the welter finals

July 06, 1981 | Barnaby Conrad III
David Renk, a lanky 18-year-old high school kid from Houston, goes into the ring at Juarez a novice and comes out a full-fledged matador, getting an ovation—and an ear—for his performance

July 06, 1981 | Barnaby Conrad III
In the history of bullfighting, there have been dozens of amateur fighters from the U.S., but only eight men (curiously, four of them artists), including David Renk, have taken the alternativa to...

July 06, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
The author of the story beginning on page 26 about the alternativa of 18-year-old Texas matador David Renk was very nearly christened Juan Belmonte Conrad instead of Barnaby Conrad III. "It was...

July 06, 1981 | Kenny Moore

July 06, 1981 | Bruce Anderson
Alumni of the old Negro League looked back with joy at a reunion in Kentucky

July 06, 1981 | Tommy Neil Tucker

July 06, 1981
4—Christopher R. Harris20, 21—Manny Millan (top), John Iacono (2)22—Manny Millan (top), John Iacono23—John Iacono36—Barnaby Conrad Collection (left), Martin Santos Yubero37—Barnaby Conrad...

July 06, 1981 | Compiled by ALEXANDER WOLFF
BOWLING—JOE HUTCHINSON and TOM BAKER defeated Earl Anthony and Nelson Burton Jr. 210-190 to win a $110,000 PBA doubles tournament in Las Vegas.

July 06, 1981
JAY LYTTLEANAHEIM, CALIF.Lyttle, 25, a 5'10", 215-pound machinist, pinned Bruce Way of Escondido, Calif. "in a flash" to win the heavyweight division at the national amateur arm-wrestling...

July 06, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE STRIKE (CONT.)Sir:SI deserves the highest praise for putting its prestige behind the unpopular truth, to wit: It is baseball's owners who have caused the current strike (No Games Today, June...

July 06, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

July 06, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Mike Liut, St. Louis Blues goalie, on rule changes he'd like to see in the NHL: "Make the puck bigger and softer."

July 06, 1981 | Jonathan Yardley
The romance that occasionally attaches itself to truly bad teams is one of the more peculiar phenomena of sport, but a very real one. In recent years New Orleans has made an affectionate joke of...

July 06, 1981 | Anne Rudeen
When I moved to 1410 Odell Street in Great Bend, Kans., I found myself an outcast. None of the other children who lived on The Block, as I always think of it—not Rosemary Keegan in the house on...