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April 09, 1973

Baseball 1973

24 The season opens in a refreshing glow of optimism
54 But Dick Young says the owners don't know the product
56 The color camera focuses on the game's explosive side

63 SI's men about baseball analyze the teams:

64 AMERICAN LEAGUE
70 NATIONAL LEAGUE

82 Wonder Pitcher Steve Carlton and "the variables"
116 Old Catcher Joe Garagiola and his new show biz life

28 Bury His Heart at Wounded Jaw
Hurt by a blow that nobody saw, Muhammad Ali fought courageously but lost the decision to unknown Ken Norton

30 She's the Center of Attention
Tall Theresa Shank is the Bill Walton of women's college basketball and the reason why Immaculata is its UCLA

32 Petty Blue, STP Red and Blooey!
Their colors don't match, their personalities clash, but Petty and Granatelli stage a bang-up show

40 Freddie Is Setting the Pace
Call him "Mr. Van Lennep." He has an old-fashioned air of elegance, but he is quite up to date on harness racing

106 Now UCLA Is Going for No. 3
This time it's the track team, which beat Tennessee and Kansas as it prepares for a third straight NCAA title

The departments

19 Scorecard
90 People
92 Horse Racing
94 Bowling
98 Quiz
103 Fishing
106 Track & Field
112 Golf
137 For the Record
138 19th Hole

Credits on page 137

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

ILLUSTRATION24 PHOTO28 PHOTO30 PHOTO32 PHOTO40 PHOTO106

Next week

Who can stop Nicklaus at Augusta? Maybe Trevino, if he can master the course, or even Palmer, if he putts. Tom Weiskopf? Or no one at all? Dan Jenkins reports the Masters.

Land of opportunity is what Arkansas calls itself, and it can be for Kentucky Derby hopefuls. From once wide-open Hot Springs, a report on a wide-open horse race.

Riding high, sailplaners and birds get the same happy lift out of the sport. Illustrator Francis Golden presents a watercolor essay on the quiet joys of soaring up, up—and away.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)