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All Pat Jordan Stories

Mar 28, 1994

Once He Was an Angel

In this SI Classic from March 1972, bon vivant Bo Belinsky muses on the pitching promise he wasted, and the fun he had doing it

Jun 01, 1987

KID K

In 1952, Ron Necciai, 19, struck out 27 batters in nine innings

Aug 10, 1987

HAS CESTA, WILL PLAY

Becky Smith wants to be jai alai's first woman pro

Jul 27, 1970

You Can't Beat The Draft

The bird dogs spot the bright young players first. Then come the scouts, the evaluators of baseball talent. The scouts used to be salesmen, wheedlers, con men, but the free-agent draft changed all that

Apr 15, 1974

PITCHER IN SEARCH OF A PITCH

Pittsburgh's Steve Blass was a big winner until his control began to go. The new season finds him desperately worried

Aug 04, 1975

Designing Woman

A lot of people in volleyball consider Mary Jo Peppler a talented but temperamental prima donna. Yet few deny that the Superstars winner is in tune with these times

Jan 24, 1972

WHAT MADE RICHIE RUN?

As a showboating youth, it was applause and the promise of celebrity, but then the clapping stopped and heroin became his substitute goal

Sep 09, 1974

Season of pride and tension

Uncertainty over when his 3,000th hit will come makes Al Kaline edgy

Feb 11, 1974

BIG NOISE BLEW IN FROM POMONA

Down among the throbbing eardrums in the season's first big drag-racing event, the $280,000 Winternationals, there were Funny Cars, fun cars and a not-such-fun crash. Happily the driver was unhurt

May 26, 1975

Not bonny for Clyde

The Rangers' boy hero struggles to recover his stuff in the minors

Aug 30, 1971

A Clutch of Odd Birds

In the pool hall's pecking order, there was a spot for each of the town's wastrels, a niche where even a cue-room turkey felt at home. It was not a bad place to come of age

Jul 29, 1974

Years ahead of his time

Robin Yount, youngest player in the majors, has few shortcomings

Mar 10, 1975

FIGHT, LADIES, FIGHT!

The question is how. While relishing sport, Penn State women reflect attitudes that are both ruthless and relaxed

Mar 01, 1971

A lady in the shower?

When Anne Robbins goes into the St. Peter's locker room, the players don't give it a thought

Jun 17, 1974

Forkballer of the year

Gaylord Perry has 10 consecutive wins and, he insists, a dry sinker