14 Two-Sided, For Once
The Dolphins may have been bored, but the All-Stars had fun in practice and they almost had even more in the game
18 A Sweet 16 Dance at Charleston
Betsy Nagelsen, seeded No. 9, turned out to be No. 1 when she beat Jeanne Evert for the girls' championship
20 Cashing in Those Intangibles
Some old St. Louis baseball magic pops up to help the Cardinals reverse their early-season debacle
24 He Is No Prisoner of Zenda
Buddy Melges has ranged far from his home base in Wisconsin to win sailing renown
August 5, 1973
30 Learning the Game by Rote
Son of a famous football father, Kyle Rote Jr. gets his kicks from soccer. Now he is the sport's Great American Hope
34 Stepping Out on a Limbo
Once it was like riding down in an elevator, but now parachuting is a fast-rising, zesty sport
52 Thrown to the Lions
Quarterback George Plimpton is mauled once more; this time he learns the hate, as well as hazards, of the pro game
47 Track & Field
65 For the Record
66 19th Hole
Credits on page 65
Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier
The lip at 67 is maybe a millimeter mellower but still the pungent Leo Durocher of lore and yore, as Edwin Shrake discovers in talks ranging from baseball biz to show biz.
Pint-sized speed demons under the coaching of determined parents populate the big little world of minicycle racing. Ernest Havemann reports from inside a motorized Lilliput.
An exotic business, yoga tennis attracts bestselling business writer Adam Smith. He seeks out a California guru and subsequently finds profit in his losses on the court, if not off.