16 For Love and Money
Jimmy and Chris, soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Connors, had themselves a ball at Wimbledon
20 Bang-Bang Drama at Daytona
David Pearson used a dicey move to shake Richard Petty from his tail and win the Firecracker 400
22 A Gutbuster to Gotham
Unfazed by cruel sea and sneaky gremlins, Bob Magoon shattered the Miami-to-New York powerboat record
24 Rising to the Grand Old Occasion
As baseball warmed to the Fourth, Boston and Baltimore responded with a beaut of a brawl
July 14, 1974
28 Chasing Summer Blues
Nothing is safe in a bluefish's path—not other bluefish, not careless seabirds, not even fishermen
36 Requiem for a Fastball
Completing his baseball odyssey, the bonus pitcher comes to grief among reptiles and roaches
60 4 Minutes and 20 Years
Two decades after running the first four-minute mile, Roger Bannister is still famous—and controversial
57 Pro Football
75 For the Record
76 19th Hole
Credits on page 75
Cover photograph by Tony Triolo
A master thief is St. Louis' Lou Brock, whose run at the historic base-stealing record of Maury Wills—104—is discombobulating opposing batteries while inspiring the Cardinals.
Peeling the orange, West Germany stunned Holland in the World Cup. Clive Gammon assesses the match, and action photographs show why the game transfixes millions.
LOUISIANA PURCHASE—what hath sport wrought and what has the state bought? Confronted by the Superdome rising in downtown New Orleans, one can only wonder.