34 Push Comes to Shove
Out West the NBA playoffs are all ballet and finesse, but in the East the game is muscleball
40 The End Was a Ringing Seven
All that was left for Dave Davis in bowling's richest tournament was the seven-pin. He never saw it fall
42 Just a Simple Little Country Girl
But Joyce Dodson won the trust of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Only trouble is: Where's the $72,000?
50 A season of innovation for the grand old game
52 In color, highlights of a sock it to 'em year
66 National League: The Cards, but no runaway
72 American League: Another three-way squeaker
78 Part I: Baseball Is a Tough Business
Sal Maglie, master of the brushback pitch, begins the story of his career from outlaw ball to no-hit greatness
94 A Vote for Russian Roulette
Alfred Wright argues that the 18-hole playoff, sport's most anticlimactic event, should give way to sudden death
104 A Career of Spying
Suspense story writer Margaret Millar hears a strange tapping at her window, and her whole life is changed
101 Horse Shows
127 For the Record
128 19th Hole
Credits on page 127
Cover photograph by Richard Meek
The masters, dominated for a decade by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. was won by Gay Brewer last year. Now a fresh wave of challengers tries to turn that into a trend.
Fiery Jock Semple is, some of the time, a trainer of athletic teams and a physiotherapist, but mostly he is the passionate defender and protector of the storied Boston Marathon.
Man of irony is Phil Wool-pert, whose matchless achievements as a basketball coach yielded him no peace, but who now finds fulfillment on a tranquil campus in San Diego.