July 30, 1973
July 30, 1973

Table of Contents
July 30, 1973

Beat 'Em
Striking A Blow
Pro Football
Bobby Riggs
  • And all the and women merely players—especially women—says Bobby Riggs, that near golden-ager who with his racket has found a pot of gold and something far more dear to him, the stimulating heat of the limelight and the sweet music of applause

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


12 Treat 'em, Beat 'em
After ministering to an injured rival, Dr. Bob Magoon whips a grand offshore racing fleet

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16 Millions on the Hoof
The three big-money horses—Secretariat, Riva Ridge and Key to the Mint—are set for a sizzling season

18 Birthday Present for Herself
Until Susie Berning and her new/old putter took charge of the party, the Women' s Open was a brawling affair

20 Rocketing Off to a Record
Aimed like guided missiles down an Alpine glacier, the world's fastest skiers exceed 100 mph

22 The Grit of Mr. Fisk
Perfectly bred to his arduous craft, Boston's All-Star catcher is resolute and ready

26 Olly as in Jolly
Sailors in the first around-Hawaii race received an exotic geography lesson—and plenty of hard knocks

32 Striking a Blow for Christ
Karate and religion are combined by a Baptist minister who drives home his teachings by shattering concrete

52 All the World's a Stage
And all the men and women—especially women—merely players. Just ask Bobby Riggs

The departments

5 Scorecard
39 People
40 Baseball
44 Bridge
47 Track
48 Pro Football
50 Aviation
66 For the Record
68 19th Hole

Credits on page 66

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.


Next week

Plotting surprises for the Dolphins has been attempted by many—with slight success—but All-Star Coach John McKay hopes to jolt Miami with that old college try.

The redbirds feebly fall, then recover and soar. What is the mystery of this fluttery covey? Ron Fimrite reports on the erratic and fanciful flight of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Thrown to the lions and mauled once again as he tries to quarterback a football team, George Plimpton discovers the hate the game can inspire. An excerpt from a new book.