April 17, 1967
April 17, 1967

Table of Contents
April 17, 1967

  • It happened a year later than it might have, and only after spectacular displays by others had made the tournament unforgettable, but in the end persevering Gay Brewer won a Masters he richly deserved

The 76Ers
  • Gambling on defense and running relentlessly on offense, both tributes to the dominant play of Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia took a commanding lead over the Celtics in the Eastern Division pro playoffs

Grand National
Hope In Spring
  • By Tom C. Brody

    Jimmy Jacobs, perennial king of four-wall singles, picked the wrong time to abdicate. While he eased to a doubles win, two brilliant newcomers, battling as fiercely as only he had in the past, usurped his crown

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 A Glory Day for Gay
Old Ben got a record and young Jack got a ride, but the Masters' green coat went to Gay Brewer

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28 The New Spirit of the 76ers
Gambling and running relentlessly, Philly's pro basket-ballers took a commanding lead over Boston

32 Disaster at the Barricades
A plodding long shot named Foinavon exploited the confusion at the 23rd fence to win the Grand National

Baseball 1967

44 Maury Wills and the Pirates aim at the pennant
48 Old faces in new uniforms: 16 pages of color photos
65 Form charts analyze all 20 major league teams
78 Baseball in wartime: what happened during World War II

97 The Times Came for Two Teens
Californians Mark Spitz and Fred Haywood, both only 17, outswam and even outthought some of their tired elders

110 Lowball in a Time Capsule
Poker player Dick Miles discovers an eternal world inside the poker clubs of Gardena, Calif.

The departments

10 Scorecard
89 People
90 Handball
94 Bridge
97 Swimming
100 Boating
133 For the Record
134 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Credits on page 133


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Opening week in baseball takes the questions and experiments of spring training and exposes them to the reality of championship play. A report on the first act of the drama.