June 09, 1969
June 09, 1969

Table of Contents
June 9, 1969

La Dolce Indy
U.S. Open
John Carlos
Susi Queue
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


24 La Dolce Indy
It was triumph Italian style as Mario Andretti won the 500 in a racer owned by Andy Granatelli

This is an article from the June 9, 1969 issue

30 Combat with Sticks at Annapolis
Army's lacrossemen had never forgotten their humiliation in The Great Drubbing of 1965

32 What Price Heroes?
O. J. Simpson wants $650,000 to sign with Buffalo, but Frank Deford thinks he and his like are worth more

The U.S. Open at Champions

42 Dan Jenkins reminisces on the history of golf in Texas
46 Artist Moss and Expert Nicklaus interpret the course

56 'I Do What I Think Is Right'
What John Carlos thinks is right keeps changing—but yesterday's militant and today's clown is always fast

76 Big Blasts from a Toy Cannon
Jim Wynn, one of the smallest men in baseball, is leading Houston back with one of the game's biggest bats

90 A Susi Queue to London
Two men and a girl did their devilish best for the U.S. in the Great Air Race—but only one of them won

The departments

15 Scorecard
67 People
68 Tennis
72 Sporting Look
76 Baseball
86 Bridge
89 Horse Racing
107 For the Record
108 Baseball's Week
110 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Credits on page 107


Next week

The triple Crown is at stake at Belmont as Majestic Prince strives to prove his classic quality by winning at a mile and a half; faithful rival Arts and Letters seeks revenge.

Palmer's ordeal, a 36-hole qualification round with a bunch of also-rans and club pros for a starting position in next week's U.S. Open, is covered by Curry Kirkpatrick.

Jerry Quarry prepares for his most important fight, against Joe Frazier, "when I find out what I'm all about." Mark Kram assesses his skills and where they will take him.