April 14, 1969
April 14, 1969

Table of Contents
April 14, 1969

Yesterday/Company E
Brower Power
Year 101
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


28 Comebacks All Over
In pro basketball's playoffs the Lakers recovered from a bad start and the Celtics from a poor season

This is an article from the April 14, 1969 issue

34 A Polite No from Arnie and Jack
Palmer and Nicklaus prepared for the Masters by skipping the Greensboro Open and its $32,000 first prize

36 Brower Power Awaits the Verdict
A Sierra Club fight between middle-ground and go-for-broke members puts David Brower's job on the line

Baseball: The 101st Year

44 The majors, a century after turning pro, are expanding again. Despite new problems, the season could be electric
48 Rarely the stars but seldom out of the lineup are the Iron Men. Here, in color, are some of the very best
56 Alexander Cartwright invented baseball and took it west. The game survives in surprising ways along his route
79 Scouting reports reveal the strengths and weaknesses and the expected order of finish of all 24 teams

104 The Long-Distance Runner
The exercise may be humdrum, but the social life is startling on a late-afternoon lope in Washington

The departments

14 Scorecard
90 People
92 Gymnastics
96 Bridge
99 Horse Racing
100 Bowling
119 For the Record
122 19th Hole

Credits on page 119

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer


Next week

The masters used to be owned by Arnie and Jack, but in the past two years each has missed the cut once. Dan Jenkins is on hand to see if they do better—and if not, who does.

Mystery author Ross MacDonald writes with passion about a different kind of killer, the oil slick that swept Santa Barbara's beaches—and coated people's minds.

England is rioting over soccer. Why? Wilfrid Sheed offers a penetrating explanation of the hooliganism that has become an integral part of Britain's favorite sport.