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August 06, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 7

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August 06, 1984 | Michael Baughman
My introduction to bonito—a medium-sized fish of the mackerel family—came at a Coney Island pier about 25 years ago. Unable to decide on a major, I had dropped out of college—on this occasion, the...

August 06, 1984
2, 3—Ronald C. Modra4—Peter Read Miller (top), Barry Tenin19—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman22—Bill Eppridge24, 25—Manny Millan26—Walter Iooss Jr.27—George Long/LPI 198428, 29—(clockwise from...

August 06, 1984 | Compiled by GREG KELLY
GOLF—PETER JACOBSEN shot a 15-under-par 269 to defeat Mark O'Meara by two strokes at the $400,000 Greater Hartford Open in Cromwell, Conn.

August 06, 1984
RICH MARTIGSAN JOSEMartig, Santa Clara '84, batted .401 and had a school-record 89 hits in 58 games this year while playing third base for the Broncos. As strong safety on the football team, he...

August 06, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
OLYMPIC PREVIEW (CONT.)Sir:Upon receipt of my copy of your special preview. The 1984 Olympics (July 18), I turned immediately to the several articles written by Kenny Moore and was rewarded once...

August 06, 1984 | Arlene Mueller
In reel after reel, Johnny Weissmuller, filmdom's most famous Tarzan, outwitted hungry crocodiles, bloodthirsty pygmies and trigger-happy explorers, sending his inimitable victory call echoing...

August 06, 1984 | Franz Lidz
The only man in organized ball to hit 60 homers in more than one season is an 85-year-old burgher who just closed his sporting-goods store in Sheboygan, Wis.

August 06, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
THE OLD LAUGHINGSTOCK GAMBIT

August 06, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Rocky Bridges, who managed the Triple-A Phoenix Giants for nine years and is now skipper of the Class A Everett (Wash.) Giants: "I took one giant step backward."

August 06, 1984 | Kenny Moore
The L.A. Olympics are here, too. Despite the boycott they got off to a rousing start, thanks to athletes like these rollicking Americans

August 06, 1984 | Craig Neff
For hours John Moffet had sat through massages and ice packs and even a Xylocaine injection, yet by the middle of the afternoon Sunday, while fans assembled at the Olympic pool for what would turn...

August 06, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
The defining intent of this magazine, stated even in our title, is to combine the best sportswriting with the finest illustrations. Occasionally that can be a daunting task. In this issue,...

August 06, 1984 | Ron Fimrite
When U.S. cyclist Connie Carpenter stepped onto the Olympic victory stand last Sunday under a broiling noonday sun, she bore lightly the burden of history. "I haven't had a chance to put it into...

August 06, 1984 | Barry McDermott

August 06, 1984 | Jarold Ramsey
Soon after the second Dempsey-Tunney fight, which took place in the fall of 1927, Yale's legendary Professor "Billy" Phelps invited Gene Tunney to speak to his Shakespeare class. The lecture may...

August 06, 1984 | Steve Wulf

August 06, 1984 | Ralph Wiley
The Seattle Seahawks, who put Tampa Bay to shame at the Hall of Fame

August 06, 1984 | Franz Lidz
In pitching or politics, there's no doubting Padre Eric Show's stance

August 06, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Should the Mets, a last-place team in 1983 and a first-place team so far in 1984, win the National League East, they will be almost as good a story (fairy tale?) as the '69 world-champion Mets,...

August 06, 1984 | Henry Hecht
When the Twins were in New York for Old-Timers' Day recently, outfielder Darrell Brown tracked down Joe DiMaggio in the depths of Yankee Stadium and used this pitch to get him to autograph a pair...

August 06, 1984 | Henry Hecht
THE ALL-NO-HAIR-TO-SPARE TEAM

August 06, 1984 | Henry Hecht
LEN MATUSZEK: Returning after missing 42 games with a broken finger, the Phils' lefthanded batter pinch-hit homers that beat the Cubs and Expos; he ended the week with a slugging average of .818.

August 06, 1984 | Robert Towne