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August 15, 1983 | Volume 59, Issue 7

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John Elway Cover - Sports Illustrated August 15, 1983

August 15, 1983 | Demmie Stathoplos

August 15, 1983 | Dan Jenkins
Hal Sutton put a death grip on the PGA Championship to stop a classic Jack Nicklaus charge

August 15, 1983 | Jack McCallum
Macho Camacho went home to Puerto Rico and knocked out Bazooka Limon to win the WBC super featherweight title

August 15, 1983 | Robert L. Miller
We get letters. In an average week SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's readers write us hundreds of them. We get letters that praise stories, letters that probe issues and letters of the "Sir, you cur" variety.

August 15, 1983 | Douglas S. Looney

August 15, 1983 | Kenny Moore

August 15, 1983 | William Oscar Johnson

August 15, 1983 | Daniel Okrent
The fantasy is universal and inescapable among lovers of baseball. We grow up imagining ourselves as our heroes, patrolling the green of a major league outfield, tapping the plate with the...

August 15, 1983 | Steve Wulf
Baltimore's Jim Palmer went to Hagerstown to begin his comeback from an arm ailment

August 15, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Major league batters responded to an SI poll about the best parks to hit in by naming Boston's Fenway as their overwhelming choice in the American League and Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium as...

August 15, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
California's Reggie Jackson has struck out more times than any player in history, and it's a record he seems intent on keeping forever. Since 1981 Jackson annually has had more strikeouts than...

August 15, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Angels were on first and third in Minnesota's Metrodome when Twins Centerfielder Rusty Kuntz tried to make a sliding catch of Steve Lubratich's blooper. Instead, the ball glanced off his glove and...

August 15, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
JESSE OROSCO: The Mets' lefthander won two games and saved two as New York won five of six. In his last six relief appearances he has four wins, two saves and a string of 13⅓ shutout innings.

August 15, 1983 | Franz Lidz
Hungary's fast-rising Andrea Temesvari feasted at the U.S. Clay Courts

August 15, 1983 | Alexander Wolff
Still mourning a dead colt, Stanley Dancer won his fourth Hambletonian

August 15, 1983 | Ray Kennedy

August 15, 1983
2—Lane Stewart7—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman16, 17—Peter Read Miller (left), Carl Iwasaki22—Andy Hayt (top)26, 27—Tony Duffy (top), Steve Powell28—Tony Duffy29—Steve Powell44—Lane...

August 15, 1983 | Compiled by Lisa Twyman
BALLOONING—OWEN KEOWN, who wasn't ranked among the top 50 competitors, beat four national titlists and defending world champion Bruce Comstock to win the National Hot Air Championships in...

August 15, 1983
JODY ROSENTHALEDINA, MINN.Rosenthal, 20, a junior at the University of Tulsa, won the women's state match-play golf championship, beating Anne Zahn one-up. Rosenthal is the only golfer to win...

August 15, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 15, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
(A Farce in One Act Featuring the Yankee Repertory Players)

August 15, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•John McEnroe, when asked whether he wanted guards to evict a woman who yelled an obscenity at him during an exhibition match against Guillermo Vilas in Miami: "That's O.K. She just gave me a line...

August 15, 1983 | Edited by Gay Flood
WHAT PRICE VICTORY?Sir:Bravo for Terry Todd (The Steroid Predicament, Aug. 1)! He addresses the fundamental question of how far athletes will go to reach a plane above others. Competitors and...