Wild Doings on the Water
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
May 27, 1973
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
77 Jai Alai
84 Track & Field
86 Harness Racing
101 For the Record
102 19th Hole
Credits on page 101
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Knuckleball is the game Chicago's Wilbur Wood and a doughty band of co-conspirators play with opposing batsmen. Ron Fimrite tells how Wilbur and the gang do it.
Records at Indy could zoom like the cars there this year as the fastest field in the 57-year history of the race screams off at the flag. Robert F. Jones reports the results.
Vanished on a steaming day in the Florida flats were their composure, their manners, their fish, and something more vital. An excerpt from Thomas McGuane's new novel.