May 11, 1970
May 11, 1970

Table of Contents
May 11, 1970

The Derby
West Is West
  • Sam Cummings deals in firepower. He is a good man to know if you are a gun fancier or a hunter who wants to buy a weapon like the German Luger he is aiming across these pages or one of the tens of thousands of sporting rifles he sells in America each year. But—with several warehouses full of rifles, mortars and machine guns—he is also a good man to know if you want to start a war

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 A Command Performance
Robert Lehmann left a tiger hunt in India and flew 8,000 miles to see his Dust Commander win the Derby

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28 Caged, Tamed and on a Tear
It is a new breed of Chicago Cub that is oil and running this year, except when he loses and Leo becomes a lion

30 East Is Knicks but West Is West
When the twain met in the NBA playoffs. New York found L.A.'s peerless Jerry West its chief obstacle to victory

38 Speed and Soul
Driver Mario Andretti has both, and wealth as well. This month he defends his Indianapolis 500 title

50 The World's First Peace Pentathlon
He parachutes! He swims! He scubas! He runs! He trail-bikes! He puts down competition! It's Super Hippie!

72 The Big Man Who Wasn't There
All winter Martin McGrady rapped about beating Lee Evans outdoors, but when the meet was set, he wasn't

80 The Merchant of Menace
Sam Cummings of Interarms can deliver enough firepower to bring down a charging jackrabbit or a banana republic

The departments

14 Scorecard
62 People
64 Baseball
72 Track & Field
74 Rowing
78 Soccer
103 For the Record
104 19th Hole

Credits on page 103

Cover photograph by Stephen Green-Armytage


Next week

The pro playoffs come down to their last gasps. SI reports the final thrust of the Knicks and Lakers for basketball's crown and the Boston-St. Louis hockey struggle.

A revealing diary of his finest year describes golf money-winner Frank Beard's pleasures and perils while on the pro tour, a place where you follow the sun and the buck.

From the outfield in Yankee Stadium to a successful harness-horse farm in Maryland was not such a big step for Charlie Keller. Charlie was always a country boy at heart.