10 Monsters on Top
Huge young pitchers are throwing a different ball through a different strike zone—to the batters' sorrow

16 Poorly Packed for Chicago
Green Bay was the favorite, but a vintage year of college players sorely beset (and upset) the champs

18 Vanderbilt vs. the Establishment
The men who run horse racing get a stern warning about their policies from a wealthy rebel of the turf

28 A Valley with Lots of Elbow Room
A pictorial essay on the wonderful wilderness playground east of California's Sierras

40 Palmer V: Rewards for the Bold
In this final installment of his series, Arnold Palmer explains why you must play the game to the hilt

52 A Ticket for Innsbruck
Travel Editor Fred Smith reports on the hows and whens of attending the Winter olympics

58 Dogfights in the Texas Sky
Nostalgic World War II pilots buy up some famous old fighter planes and found the Confederate Air Force

The departments

5 Scorecard
46 Baseball
50 Boating
52 Travel
54 Bridge
56 Horse Racing
65 Baseball's Week
66 For the Record
67 19th Hole

Acknowledgments on page 66

Cover photograph by Neal Barr

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Next week

Ron Vanderkelen carries his All-Star Most Valuable Player Award with him to the Vikings' training camp. John Underwood reports on how a celebrated rookie is received.

Day of a catcher is full of sweat but, in these days of big bonuses, few tears. Four pages of color photographs convey the excitement of this most demanding of all the positions.

Volkswagen lovers are a breed apart, and so is the car. Huston Horn relates the unlikely romance Americans are carrying on with the plainest-Jane automobile on the road today.

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