16 Confirmation of a New Hero
Arts and Letters led the way home at Saratoga—a star performance that may make him Horse of the Year
20 First Taste of O.J. Is OK
O. J. Simpson finally signs with the Bills and shows flashes of his old form in Buffalo's loss to Detroit
24 Golf Gets a Look at the Real World
Ray Floyd won the PGA, but protesters made the news when they invaded the insulated life of the touring pro
30 The Bottom Part of the Lineup
The life of a baseball utility man is never glamorous, but Chico Ruiz of the Reds is prepared to sit or play
August 24, 1969
52 Rumanians Are Coming!
By upsetting Great Britain, Rumania becomes the first Communist country to make a Davis Cup Challenge Round
56 The Classic Look Returns
One hundred years after the first intercollegiate football game, fashion comes full circle with the oldtime look
66 The Desperate Coach
Part I of a series illuminating the coach's fundamental struggle with the Now generation
56 Sporting Look
64 Horse Racing
78 For the Record
81 Baseball's Week
84 19th Hole
Cover photograph by Neil Leifer
Credits on page 78
Arnie is 40 and, even worse, his hip hurts so much he can't play. A gallery of color photos, along with a touching tribute by Dan Jenkins, salute the glory days of Arnold Palmer.
Forest Hills may never look the same—and thank goodness—once Tennis Promoter Owen Williams finishes sprucing up the old place for the U.S. Open. Kim Chapin describes the man.
A Jersey Marsh is the apt meeting place for Hunter-Author Van Campen Heilner and Ezra Bowen, a novice nimrod who finds that his boyhood hero lives up to the dream.