Contents

August 15, 1976

12 Begging for a Miracle
Although far behind the leaders, second-place baseball teams still have a prayer
by Ron Fimrite

18 He Takes His Very Dry
After slipping in Montreal's rain, Dwight Stones became the toast of the town with a world record
by Kenny Moore

20 What Price Glory?
George Allen's big bucks got him super players, but will the payoff mean a playoff?
by Robert F. Jones

28 Shake 'em Out of the Trees
Samoa is loaded with ripe football prospects and college coaches are harvesting in earnest
by Richard W. Johnston

36 Going Public on the Gaspé
Fishing rights on Quebec's famed salmon rivers pass clumsily to governmental control
by Clive Gammon

56 Still a Grand Old Game
In the first of a series, the author of "The Boys of Summer" finds that baseball retains its charm
by Roger Kahn

The Departments

7 Scorecard
42 Baseball
47 Animals
53 Pro Basketball
71 For the Record
72 19th Hole

Credits on page 71

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer

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Next Week

No longer a kid, Jack Nicklaus takes on all comers as he defends his PGA championship against such relative youngsters as Jerry Pate and such old rivals as Lee Trevino. Dan Jenkins reports from Congressional.

Just a teen-ager, Albert King is the pride of Brooklyn basketball and the joy of college recruiters everywhere. Rick Telander tells how it all began in his remembrance of a prodigy and a ghetto King-maker.

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Birdie (-1)
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