June 17, 1968
June 17, 1968

Table of Contents
June 17, 1968

Champs Galore
Zero Heroes
Track & Field
Road To Mexico
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


16 Champs Galore
The job of sorting out the plethora of pretenders to the heavyweight title finally gets under way

This is an article from the June 17, 1968 issue

20 The Season of the Zero Hero
Don Drysdale and a lot of other pitchers are making life so miserable for hitters that even baseball brass is worried

24 Royal Is the Word for Ascot
With the Queen in attendance, the four-day mid-June meeting is the summit of England's social season

30 Ted Williams' Story: Part 2
The slugger recalls his emergence as a star, the great year of 1941 and the gathering storm with the press

48 Firm Hand on a Carefree Cat
Golfer Lee Trevino would blow his money faster than he earns it if his wife didn't keep hold of the checkbook

58 Tennis White on the Fairway
A well-mannered but rousing cheer for women's golf clothes that no longer look like women's golf clothes

66 Come on Down to Mexico
Answering a siren call, Jack Olsen drives to the Olympic city and finds getting there is half the battle

The departments

9 Scorecard
57 People
58 Sporting Look
60 Weight Lifting
62 Track & Field
77 Baseball's Week
78 For the Record
79 19th Hole

Credits on page 78

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long


Next week

The U.S. open at Oak Hill promises to be a battle between the established stars and the contingent of relative newcomers who have done so well this year. Dan Jenkins reports.

Three big weeks of track and field, culminating in the quadrennial Olympic trials at the end of June, begin with the National Collegiate championships at Berkeley, Calif.

The 'cheeky' aborigine from Australia, boxer Lionel Rose, stirs a continent by winning the world bantamweight championship. William Johnson reports on a visit to the bush.