June 03, 1968
June 03, 1968

Table of Contents
June 3, 1968

  • Torturing former teammates is a labor of love for baseball players. With ticket hustling and expansion causing more trades all the time, the revenge of the outcast is having an increasing effect on who finishes where in the pennant races

A Real Shot
A Flare
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 Beware of the Boomerang!
Baseball players prove that while enemies may hurl you, it's your onetime friends who kill you

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26 A Real Shot at Mexico City
With Jim Ryun ill, the Olympic dreams of runners like Villanova's Dave Patrick begin to seem possible

30 Beautiful Belmont Is Back
After three years of refurbishing, a sporting venue of grace and charm is again available to New York racing fans

37 Wild Life in a Room with a View
A shocking report on the supposedly idyllic life of those who spend their summer spotting forest fires

52 Mushky's Foster Tames the Tiger
Out of retirement and with a new manager. Bob Foster becomes the new light heavyweight champion

56 You Learn Not To Be Greedy
Experience paid off for two veteran competitors at the Olympic wrestling trials

60 A Flare in the Dark
Tex Maule reports from South Africa on the status of the black athlete after the country's Olympic banishment

The departments

10 Scorecard
51 People
52 Boxing
55 Golf
56 Wrestling
58 Bridge
77 Baseball's Week
78 For the Record
79 19th Hole

Credits on page 78

Cover photograph by James Drake


Next week

Ted Williams, baseball's last .400 hitter and one of its most controversial personalities, breaks a lifelong silence about his career and begins his own story, Hitting Was My Life.

The U.S. Open returns to Oak Hill in Rochester. Dan Jenkins recounts the bizarre events that happened at Oak Hills' last Open, while Jack Nicklaus analyzes the course.

The Indy 500 pits jet-age turbine-powered racing cars against piston racers for a $750,000 purse. A report on the event by Bob Ottum, illustrated with color photographs.