May 28, 1973
May 28, 1973

Table of Contents
May 28, 1973

  • By Leonard Shecter

    In 1926, with a scandal threatening, Kenesaw Mountain Landis tried to force Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker to retire

Tortured Road
Earth Saver
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Wild Doings on the Water

This is an article from the May 28, 1973 issue Original Layout

20 In the East, Biscayne Bay shivers to the thunderboats
22 In the West, a Husky sweep on a mountain reservoir

The Preakness, 1973

24 Full of run—and flying high—Secretariat nears a crown
26 Full of fun, a record crowd provides race watching, too

28 A Tortured Road to 715
Both the ghost of Babe Ruth and a spate of hate mail beset Henry Aaron as he swings for a magic number

36 The Racer Boys and Bubbles Go to Indy
A cartoon tale of goodness and evil, of high speed and low tricks at the grand old Speedway by the Wabash

42 A Bulldozer That Runs on Money
Richard Pough needs dough to fuel his enormous conservation machine, and he gets it

58 Pack Up All You Wear and Go
An IBM exec chucks his suitcases and tries travel the way the kids do—with a backpack

88 Sport Is Unfair to Women
When it comes to U.S. athletics, the female has been a loser, relegated by males to the sidelines. But a revolution looms

The departments

17 Scorecard
54 People
64 Baseball
77 Jai Alai
83 Bridge
84 Track & Field
86 Harness Racing
101 For the Record
102 19th Hole

Credits on page 101

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.


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