Oct. 20, 1969
Oct. 20, 1969

Table of Contents
Oct. 20, 1969

Eyes Of Texas
World Series
  • With each winning game, the legends grew. Their followers transmogrified the World Series-bound New York Mets into characters so good and so American that finally only the Orioles were left to separate—perhaps—fact from fiction

Track & Field
Horse Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


24 All Those Eyes of Texas
The Longhorns spotted Oklahoma 14 points, then roared back to win and pressure mighty Ohio State for No. 1

This is an article from the Oct. 20, 1969 issue

28 Stadiums Aren't for Sleeping
Not nowadays, anyway, for hockey's incomparable Gordie Howe, who opened his 24th season in triumph

30 The Year of the Rookie
A color portfolio of some of the best pro football rookies, plus Calvin Hill's account of life with the Cowboys

40 Folk Heroes and Birds
The Mets continued to add to their legend, but Brooks Robinson and the Orioles were not all that convinced

52 Passion's Wheels
They are driven by superior weekend sports car drivers and saluted here in paintings by Ed Kasper

72 You Can't Keep a Good Jumper Down
Competing again after six operations on his broken leg, world record holder Valeri Brumel has cleared 6'9‚⅛"

84 A Life for Two Tough Texans
Bulldog Turner and Sammy Baugh look back fondly on the glory years when pro football came of age

The departments

13 TV Talk
17 Shopwalk
19 Scorecard
58 College Football
64 People
66 Fishing
72 Track & Field
76 Tennis
80 Horse Racing
104 For the Record
105 19th Hole

Credits on page 104

Cover photograph by James Drake


Next week

Lew Alcindor tells his own story, for the first time, and Frank Deford previews the 1969-70 pro basketball season, in which Lew will help upset the old balance of power.

THE LONG SEASON ENDS. Six months and some 170 games after it began, baseball will have a new champion. A report on the high marks and low of the Met-Oriole Series.

Sportswriting isn't all a bed of roses, especially if you think Kelso played third base. Jacquin Sanders tells about his first, and hopefully last, three assignments covering sports.