22 Good Show, Charlie Brown!
And good grief. There in the winner's circle at Indy sat the mild-mannered, much-beset Mark Donohue
26 The Bluffs Butcher Gets Tenderized
A furious publicity buildup sent obscure Ron Stander into the ring to be bloodied and beaten by Joe Frazier
28 The Happiness Boys
Also known as the Houston Astros, they are rollicking on in an amazingly productive year
30 Up, Up and Quietly Away
Whispering across the sky went the first continental sailplane race, from sea to shining sea—in short hops
June 4, 1972
36 Quick, Nagayama, the Needle
Acupuncture's satisfied customers are beginning to spread the word, and soon others may get the point
44 Sail a Slow Boat to See
Plying the canals is the new game of tourists who play it for serenity and a view of the backyards of Europe
52 For Want of a Shoe...
Or, diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son Tom. One shoe off, one shoe on, Runner Tom Von Ruden is a winner
86 I Trotted Out a Naked Lady
Racegoers did not always have bread but they had circuses when Promoter Bill Veeck took over at Suffolk Downs
72 Sporting Look
105 For the Record
106 19th Hole
Credits on page 105
Cover photograph by Neil Leifer
Disasters and delights of a rich baseball season include B. Powell's silent spring, D. McLain's demotion and a gaggle of young Fimrite investigates it all.
Bashing sticks, and sometimes helmets, the nation's top-ranked lacrosse teams reach the title round of the NCAA tournament held at College Park, Md. Peter Carry reports.
Open country is actually an enclave of surpassing beauty and variety. A preview by Dan Jenkins and Sarah Pileggi of the U.S. golf championship—the players and the place.