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August 07, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 6

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Pete Rose Cover - Sports Illustrated August 07, 1978

August 07, 1978 | Larry Keith
For six weeks, in game after game, Pete Rose was unstoppable as he chased after consecutive-game hitting records

August 07, 1978 | Melissa Ludtke Lincoln
Billy Martin, who resigned under fire, was stunningly rehired to manage his beloved Yankees—but not until 1980

August 07, 1978
...a few of the other big names in sport, the non-baseball players, that is, were getting their acts together to show that life isn't all hitting and retiring and hiring

August 07, 1978 | Joe Jares

August 07, 1978 | William Leggett

August 07, 1978
The casualty lists in football are growing alarmingly long, and it's high time someone became concerned. In the first installment of a three-part series, John Underwood indicts the helmet, at once...

August 07, 1978 | Ron Fimrite

August 07, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
It was Senior Editor Peter Carry's idea. For a striking photograph of Bill Lee, the subject of Curry Kirkpatrick's story starting on page 58, why not pose the Boston Red Sox' eccentric southpaw...

August 07, 1978 | Kent Hannon
Owner Brad Corbett is kicking and screaming about the Rangers' showing

August 07, 1978 | Bruce Newman
NL EAST

August 07, 1978 | Bruce Newman
BOB HORNER: The Braves' rookie third baseman had 12 hits, seven RBIs and four homers and scored nine runs in 27 at bats. Since his first major league game on June 16, he has batted .285, with nine...

August 07, 1978 | Clive Gammon
The junior lightweight champ was upset by a cabbie who knew about backing up

August 07, 1978 | Kent Hannon
Most No. 1 draft choices idly burnish their Rolls-Royces during the off-season, but Milwaukee's Kent Benson is struggling to polish his game in Los Angeles gyms

August 07, 1978 | Kathy Blumenstock
Bea and Chuck Farber don't stable their horses, groom them or cool them out—what they do is kiss them, and the shaggy claimers rarely finish out of the money

August 07, 1978 | Curry Kirkpatrick

August 07, 1978 | Edited by John Papanek
BOSS OR BULLY?

August 07, 1978 | Edited by John Papanek
•Reggie Jackson, explaining why a few small groups of Yankee Stadium fans did not boo him when he returned to the Yankee lineup after a five-game suspension: "All the fans in those sections are...

August 07, 1978
BOWLING—STEVE WESTBERG of Cottage Grove, Ore., rolled a 299 in the 38th game and won the $60,000 Amarillo Open. Westberg defeated Mike Durbin of Chagrin Falls, Ohio by 325 pins.

August 07, 1978
4—Tina Kluetmeier16—Harry Benson17—Tony Triolo (top), John McDermott18, 19—Graham Finlayson (left), Pierre Boulat (top), Tony Tomsic (2)20, 21—Heinz Kluetmeier (left), Rich Clarkson (2)22,...

August 07, 1978
BARBARA and KATHY JORDANKING OF PRUSSIA, PA.Barbara, a 21-year-old junior, and Kathy, an 18-year-old freshman, sisters who played No. 2 women's doubles at Stanford, defeated Diane Morrison and...

August 07, 1978
FOREGOSir:Coming from the man who rode Swaps, Dr. Fager and Fiddle Isle, Bill Shoemaker's statement that Forego was the best horse he's ever ridden (Any Distance, Any Weight, July 24) carries...