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April 13, 1970
April 13, 1970

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April 13, 1970

Yesterday
Playoffs
  • Transformed by Joe Caldwell and bolstered by Walt Bellamy, Atlanta has an unshakable belief that it will be the first Western Division team in more than a decade to win the pro basketball championship

  • Yoshi Hayasaki (above), who won the all-around title at the NCAA meet, showed again that the Japanese are the world's best gymnasts because they gladly suffer interminable workouts—and slaps in the face

Golf
Cerdan
Baseball 1970
Lively Bantam
Basketball
Horse Racing
Hockey
Hairiest
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Contents

22 Beware of the Hawks
Transformed by Joe Caldwell and bolstered by Walt Bellamy, Atlanta is confident of winning the NBA title

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28 The Sun Didn't Rise Overnight
Yoshi Hayasaki wins the all-around title at the NCAAs, reaffirming Japan's hard-earned supremacy in gymnastics

30 Golf, Ruffles and Flourishes
Greensboro's winners: Palmer for prestige, Trevino for controversy, Snead for nostalgia and Player for loot

38 A Mystery Pursues a Legend
Young Marcel Cerdan comes to New York to reveal whether he is anything like the fighter his father was

Baseball 1970

48 TUMULTUOUS SPRING, SPLENDID SEASON
William Leggett talks of troubles past and fun ahead

SCOUTING REPORTS

52 National League East
57 National League West
65 American League East
70 American League West

74 BALTIMORE'S LIVELY LITTLE MANAGER
The sudden arrival of Earl Weaver. By Alfred Wright

104 The Hairiest Team of Them All
The bearded House of David baseball team was a storied part of the game's past. A report by Jerry Kirshenbaum

The departments

8 Booktalk
15 TV Talk
16 Scorecard
81 People
82 Basketball
93 Horse Racing
96 Hockey
120 For the Record
122 19th Hole

Credits on page 120

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Next week

The famed green coat of the Masters champion is awarded once again. Dan Jenkins writes of the man who wins golf's gladdest rag, how he won and who he defeated.

The big bend waters of north Florida provide both obscure sea creatures and a good living for a smart young Yankee who came down from Brooklyn and found his panacea.

Freak-Shot artist Wilfred Hetzel has been shooting baskets from one knee, with his eyes shut, off the ceiling and on the bounce for 47 years, but don't ask him to dribble.