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July 19, 1971 | Volume 35, Issue 3

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George Blanda Cover - Sports Illustrated July 19, 1971

July 19, 1971 | Dan Jenkins
Lee Trevino caps an unprecedented month by defeating 'Our Tony' and 'Mister Lu' to add the British Open to the U.S. and Canadian titles he had won earlier. What's left for Lee to conquer?

July 19, 1971 | Mark Mulvoy
Tony Conigliaro—almost blind in one eye and homesick—gives up baseball and returns to Boston, to his family and to more controversy

July 19, 1971 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
Shane Gould, a determined Australian of 14 whose braces belie her gunfighter's name, came out blazing in Santa Clara to prove herself the swiftest woman swimmer there—or indeed anywhere

July 19, 1971 | George Plimpton

July 19, 1971 | George Blanda

July 19, 1971 | George Blanda
The AFL discovers ancient George, he discovers the wild ways of Houston, and then comes Oakland where he finally quits at 42—almost.

July 19, 1971
Olympic winners Kipchoge Keino and Mohammed Gammoudi will get a gold-medal test when Marty Liquori and Steve Prefontaine meet the Africans at Durham, N.C.

July 19, 1971
Its critics contend that baseball is a static game, an exercise in inertia—all those men loitering about waiting for someone to hit the ball. Football, with its repeated episodes of calculated...

July 19, 1971
The Doubled, Redoubled and Vulnerable Sporting Book Title of the Week Award goes to Cornelia Sheinwold for My Husband and Other Men I Have Played With. Author Sheinwold tells how a little finesse,...

July 19, 1971 | J. Richard Munro
The idea began with the cover of our annual baseball issue, which showed Baltimore's mighty Boog Powell at bat. The illustration was a painting, but one of photographic realism. The figure loomed...

July 19, 1971 | Dan Levin
The Babe's power built Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, but now his house is an antique in a supersonic age. The Yankees were being wooed by developers of a planned suburban superstadium in New...

July 19, 1971

July 19, 1971 | Jeannette Bruce
There was a time—25 years ago, to be precise—when women pilots were more to be pitied than censured. In fact, their first try at a pre-Derby race was scorned by that comedian-male chauvinist Will...

July 19, 1971 | Lynn Simross
Ralph Baldwin is one of those quiet trainers you meet so often in harness racing: he doesn't have a lot to say to people, but he sure can talk to horses. Baldwin was at his most persuasive last...

July 19, 1971 | Book and Lyrics by Bob Ottum
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

July 19, 1971
4—Herb Scharfman16—Fred Kaplan-Black Star17—Dick Raphael18, 19—Heinz Kluetmeier28, 29—UPI33—Fred Kaplan-Black Star34, 35—Herb Scharfman (7), Walter Iooss Jr.36—Herb Scharfman38—Los Angeles Times,...

July 19, 1971
Marcia Lynn Hayes, 14, of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, scored 100 points with two bull's-eyes to win the prone position trophy at the Daisy/U.S. Jaycees International B.B. Gun Matches in Merritt Island,...

July 19, 1971
AUTO RACING—PETER REVSON won the season's third Canadian-American Challenge Cup race, beating teammate Denis Hulme at Road Atlanta in Georgia. Revson averaged 111.17 mph as he out-raced Hulme and...

July 19, 1971
ALEX IN WONDERLANDSirs:Your article (For Failure to Give His Best, July 5) has altered my opinion of Alex Johnson even more. Being a professional baseball player, I have on many occasions talked...

July 19, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane

July 19, 1971 | Edited by Martin Kane
•The Kansas City Royals' 5'4" Freddie Patek, on how it feels to be the shortest player in the major leagues: "A heckuva lot better than being the shortest player in the minor leagues."

July 19, 1971 | Kent Hannon
It seems to be a modern publishing axiom that every sports star is worth one autobiography. The formula is a familiar one: the star or his agent get together with a friendly ghost and a willing...

July 19, 1971 | John Hanlon
They called it a "rattrap," a "muzzle" and a "birdcage." One sportswriter complained, "There is a great deal of beastly humbug in contrivances to protect men from things which do not happen. There...