14 Wheelin' Away Out West
The Dodgers' Little Blue Bicycle uses some old parts and an infield full of new ones trying to out pedal the Reds
18 Jack Goes One Up on a Legend
By winning the PGA Championship last week Jack Nicklaus surpassed Bobby Jones' record of 13 major titles
20 No Piece of Cake for Patty
The Falcons beat the Colts but Atlanta Quarterback Pat Sullivan found you need more than self-confidence
22 Making an (Almost) Million
Racing star David Pearson had a run at it, but ended up a touch short of the magic mark
August 19, 1973
28 The Immaculate Reception
Franco Harris' transcendent catch and the induction of Frank Sinatra transformed the Pittsburgh Steelers
40 Love Letter to a Restless River
Zane Grey selfishly kept mum about the Umpqua, the greatest U.S. fishing stream, but this writer tells all
68 No Place in the Shade
Cool Papa Bell could run, hit, field and all that jazz, but Negro baseball was still a bittersweet gig
52 Sporting Look
80 For the Record
82 19th Hole
Credits on page 80
Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long
Smith & Co., on their way to another Davis Cup Challenge Round, must first repel the Rumanians, led by Nasty Nastase and his full repertoire of antics. Joe Jares reports.
An Unseamly adventure leads Ron Fimrite to mysterious Haiti, where he finds that baseballs for the major leagues are no longer stitched together in the good old American way.
Going to the dogs has become a favorite betting pastime. Robert Cantwell tells the history of racing and its rabbit. Ernest Havemann reports how to beat the game.