22 Happy Start for a Happy New Willie
Free of some old problems, Willie Mays hit home runs all through the first week of the season
28 The Tyranny of the Little Men
Scrambling for the best Derby mounts, our top riders prove that racing is now a jockeys' game
30 Flight of a White Stallion
The famous Lipizzans perform brilliantly at the opening of an unprecedented American tour
38 Let Me Help Your Game (Part I)
Claude Harmon, a Masters champion and renowned golf teacher, says you should hit curves, and shows how
48 Color of the Cup Final
No sports event moves the English more than the soccer final. In color: the day for royalty and commoners
54 'I'm the Worst That's Ever Been'
So claims young Milt Pappas, who has learned to control most of his pitches—but just some of his brashness
76 Exaltation at the Smokehole
In a lovely West Virginia gorge, two men in a canoe grow careless and come perilously close to nature
66 Horse Racing
89 For the Record
91 19th Hole
Acknowledgments on page 89
Cover painting by Robert Handville
The Kentucky Derby preview features color photographs of the top contenders in their important tests on the road to Louisville, plus Whit Tower's last-minute analysis.
Lift a rock in the woods, fields or your own garden and you will discover a strange new world. Naturalist John Torres discusses the habits of the tiny creatures that live under rocks.
The Transistor Kid is one name for Vin Scully, the Dodger broadcaster. Many fans bring radios to the games to follow him. Robert Creamer explains Scully's popularity.