July 12, 1976
July 12, 1976

Table of Contents
July 12, 1976

Uncommon Success
Smilin' Jack
East Germany
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


12 Sliver of Swedish Steel
Ilie Nastase was cut down by Bjorn Borg's piercing offense at Wimbledon
by Curry Kirkpatrick

This is an article from the July 12, 1976 issue

18 Miffed and Mulish
Heading to California, the riders are sore, and not just from their saddles

20 The Common Man's Pitcher
Randy Jones enjoys an uncommon success with pitches thrown at ordinary speeds
by Ron Fimrite

24 Meet Mean Smilin' Jack
The Steelers' Jack Lambert plays middle linebacker with a Butkus-like intensity
by Robert F. Jones

28 The Essence of the Game
Photographs taken through textured panels provide another perspective on baseball
Photographs by Geoffrey Gove

56 Assembly Line of Champions
An on-the-scene report of East Germany's remarkable rise as an athletic power
by Jerry Kirshenbaum

The Departments

8 Scorecard
34 TV/Radio
39 Baseball
42 Golf
46 Gymnastics
51 Boxing
67 For the Record
68 19th Hole

Credits on page 67

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman


Next Week

The Olympic special leads off with a report by Frank Deford on the latest developments—political and sporting—in Montreal. Kenny Moore follows with a personal view of what the Games mean to a competitor. Next come previews of track and field and swimming, a photographic gallery of international stars in their native lands, intrepid medal predictions and a sophisticate's tour of the host city by Jerry Kirshenbaum.