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October 04, 1982 | Volume 57, Issue 15

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Todd Blackledge Cover - Sports Illustrated October 04, 1982

October 04, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
AN EXERCISE IN SURVIVAL

October 04, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Tommy John, California Angel pitcher, when asked following a clubhouse burglary whether he was missing anything: "My fastball."

October 04, 1982
4—Lane Stewart11—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman16—Andy Hayt (left), Richard Mackson17—Richard Mackson (left), Peter Read Miller18—John Iacono (top), Richard Mackson19—John Iacono (top), Richard...

October 04, 1982
STEPHANIE ADAMSFORT SMITH, ARK.Stephanie, a 1982 graduate of Southside High, paced the Confederettes track and field team to two consecutive state girls' AAAA titles by winning all 23 of the...

October 04, 1982 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
BOWLING—TOM BAKER defeated Mike Aulby 225-191 to win the Paris Grand Prix, the first PBA tournament held in Europe.

October 04, 1982 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE OPENSir:Curry Kirkpatrick's article (He Lit Up the Joint, Sept. 20) on the U.S. Open was the most perceptive and hilarious piece on the sport I've read in years. If the childish antics and...

October 04, 1982 | Ron Fimrite

October 04, 1982 | Paul Zimmerman
No games and no progress—that was the news as the first Sunday of the NFL's strike passed with the players still calling time-out

October 04, 1982 | Jack McCallum

October 04, 1982 | Steve Wulf
Whitey (The White Rat) Herzog brought in new players to execute an old system and made St. Louis the best team in the National League East

October 04, 1982 | Philip G. Howlett
It's unlikely that many people have read, sung, collected, typed and otherwise dealt with more words than Bobby McFarland, who for the past year has headed the cadre of typesetters that pumps...

October 04, 1982 | Demmie Stathoplos
Melanie Smith and her show jumper, Calypso, are world-beaters, even if no one in her native land seems to know it

October 04, 1982 | Ralph Wiley
Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson joins the elite with his latest win

October 04, 1982 | Alexander Wolff

October 04, 1982 | Alexander Wolff
OFFENSE: Penn State Quarterback Todd Blackledge, a 6'4", 222-pound junior, threw his third TD pass with :04 left as the Lions defeated Nebraska 27-24. He completed 23 of 39 passes for 295 yards.

October 04, 1982 | Jim Kaplan
Versatile Pedro Guerrero is producing numbing numbers for Los Angeles

October 04, 1982 | N. Brooks Clark
Most college football fans know that the Oklahoma Sooners got their name from the land runs of the 1890s, when the wiliest settlers snuck across the starting line and claimed their lots a day or...

October 04, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf

October 04, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
RAFAEL RAMIREZ: The Atlanta shortstop batted .407, drove in 10 runs, scored six times, walloped three homers and stole two bases as he helped keep the Braves in contention in the National League West.

October 04, 1982 | William Taaffe
When the players walked, the NFL and television had ways of coping

October 04, 1982 | Barry McDermott
An Eastern syndicate's pacer took control at Ohio's Little Brown Jug

October 04, 1982 | Terry Todd

October 04, 1982 | Heyward L. Siddons
In July of 1940, my parents gave me a camera for my 15th birthday. It was a Kodak Brownie, one of those square, black box cameras with a fixed lens. It fascinated me and I quickly used up the...