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August 01, 1983 | Volume 59, Issue 5

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Richard Todd Cover - Sports Illustrated August 01, 1983

August 01, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 01, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Rick Monday, Dodger outfielder, on Braves Pitcher Phil Niekro's baffling knuckleball: "It actually giggles at you as it goes by."

August 01, 1983 | Ron Fimrite

August 01, 1983 | Craig Neff

August 01, 1983 | William F. Reed

August 01, 1983 | Joan Ackermann-Blount

August 01, 1983 | Robert L. Miller
There are those who need no introduction, and then there are those who need two. Take the author of this week's story on the yearling sold for $10.2 million at the Keeneland, Ky. sales. To us he's...

August 01, 1983 | Douglas S. Looney

August 01, 1983 | Sam Moses

August 01, 1983 | Jim Kaplan
Slick Astro Shortstop Dickie Thon has become a prickly man at the plate

August 01, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Yankee Reliever Rich Gossage "earned" the strangest save of his career last Sunday when, with New York leading 4-3, Kansas City's George Brett was called out after slugging a 1-0 Gossage pitch...

August 01, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
"I'm not going to be a company man anymore," says A's Outfielder Dwayne Murphy, who was talked into cutting down his swing in spring training in what proved to be an unsuccessful attempt to raise...

August 01, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
According to an SI survey of major-leaguers, these are the most hard-nosed players in baseball:

August 01, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Cincinnati's Johnny Bench and Boston's Carl Yastrzemski have taken opposite postures about the fanfare surrounding their impending retirements. Bench has consented to brief ball park ceremonies in...

August 01, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
PETE LADD: The Milwaukee righthander had a part in all six Brewer victories with two wins and four saves. In 6⅓ innings he yielded four hits and two earned runs, walked none and struck out four.

August 01, 1983 | Dan Levin
Harald Johnson circled Manhattan the hard way, ahead of 27 others

August 01, 1983 | Terry Todd

August 01, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
"The letters almost always say, 'I've always loved baseball and would like a job in the game,' " says Bill Giles, president of the Phillies. "I get 500 letters like that every year, most from...

August 01, 1983
4—Bill Luster11—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman16, 17—John Iacono18, 19—Jerry Wachter (top), John Iacono20, 21—Ronald C. Modra22, 23—Steve Powell24—Steve Powell (left), John Hanlon25—Graham...

August 01, 1983 | Compiled by Lisa Twyman
CYCLING—LAURENT FIGNON won the 23-day, 2,315-mile Tour de France with an aggregate time of 105:07:52, 4:04 minutes better than that of Angel Arroyo.

August 01, 1983
MELVIN LENTZCRESWELL, ORE.Lentz, 24, was top logger for the third year at the World Championship Timber Carnival in Albany, Ore. He set a world record for single bucking, cutting through a log 24...

August 01, 1983 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE SYDNEY MAREE STORYSir:Over the years SI's voice has developed into a force for social justice. You've taken courageous stands, which often prompt letters beginning "Cancel my subscription...."...