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October 09, 1978 | Volume 49, Issue 15

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Terry Bradshaw Cover - Sports Illustrated October 09, 1978

October 09, 1978 | Jim Kaplan
It was another big-money year for baseball. Attendance climbed to a record 40-million-plus, and by attracting 3,347,845, the Dodgers became the first team to draw three million at home. In the...

October 09, 1978 | John Underwood
The congressional investigation of the NCAA's enforcement practices, though flawed, may lead to needed changes

October 09, 1978 | Dave Hirshey
The lordly Cosmos were brought to earth in games against European teams

October 09, 1978 | Jerry Kirshenbaum
In his latest comeback, Bobby Orr is again playing defense for the Chicago Black Hawks after taking a 20-month sabbatical to rest his surgery-ravaged left knee

October 09, 1978 | Jonathan Yardley
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the World Series, which is to say that for the 75th time Americans will take about a week's break from their ordinary routine to go bananas over a couple of...

October 09, 1978 | Robert Byrne

October 09, 1978 | Donald Honig
One of the most frequently reported moments in World Series play occurred in 1926 when the aging Grover Cleveland Alexander came out of the St. Louis Cardinal bullpen to strike out New York Yankee...

October 09, 1978 | Jim Kaplan
Before we are athletes we are dreamers. I grew up with the usual Mittyesque fantasies. Living in Boston, I saw myself hitting shots over the Green Monster, sinking jumpers for Red and Russ,...

October 09, 1978
Cover—James Drake6—Evelyn Floret—Black Star30, 31—John Iacono32, 33—Walter Iooss Jr., Manny Millan35—Lane Stewart38, 39—NFL Films, James Drake (top)93—George Tiedemann102—Ed Streeky110—Peter...

October 09, 1978
TOMMY EASLERSPARTANBURG, S.C.Easier, 24, shot a 12-under-par 58 on the 6,205-yard Peach Valley Country Club course in Spartanburg, only the second sub-60 round achieved by an amateur in the U.S. A...

October 09, 1978
BOWLING—VESMA GRINFELDS of San Francisco defeated Virginia Norton of South Gate, Calif. by 150 pins to win the $50,000 WPBA Chicago Classic.

October 09, 1978 | Edited by Gay Flood
ALISir:Pat Putnam's account of the Ali-Spinks fight (One More Time to the Top, Sept. 25) left me quite disappointed. I did not view the fight as a sloppy exhibition by an old ex-champion. What I...

October 09, 1978 | Jeannette Bruce
Would you believe an absolutely theft-proof bicycle? Up to now, the so-called portable or folding bike has been neither as transportable nor as collapsible as its name implies: it weighs too much...

October 09, 1978 | Dan Levin
Block Island, famous for bluefish and striped bass, is a seven-by-three-mile, pork-chop-shaped wedge of ocean vistas and pond-dotted moors. The island lies 10 miles southeast of Point Judith,...

October 09, 1978 | Edited by Ray Kennedy

October 09, 1978 | Edited by Ray Kennedy
•Chuck Wepner, heavyweight boxer: "I was 6'1" when I started fighting, but with all the uppercuts I'm up to 6'5"."

October 09, 1978
When the dust finally settled after New York's record comeback and a dramatic last charge by the Red Sox, the Yankees won the AL East in a gripping extra game

October 09, 1978 | Larry Keith
The plane was chartered, the bags were packed and the champagne was on ice. To make it official the Yankees gave the baseball to Catfish Hunter on Sunday, confident that the new Catfish would be...

October 09, 1978 | Peter Gammons
It came in, scratchy and wispy, on hand-held transistor radios that were tuned to WSAR in Fall River, Mass., which carries broadcasts of Yankee games, and someone in the bleachers yelled out the...

October 09, 1978 | Ron Fimrite
Pirate Manager Chuck Tanner, stripped now of hope as well as his uniform, sat in his underwear Saturday afternoon talking of pride and heart and the other things the newly defeated talk of, when...

October 09, 1978 | Dan Jenkins
As the World Series of Golf went out of focus for Hubert, a non-practicing optometrist saw his chance on the first sudden-death hole

October 09, 1978 | William O. Johnson

October 09, 1978 | Virginia Kraft

October 09, 1978
Pro Basketball is back, with the world-champion Washington Bullets in a new division, free agents Marvin Webster and Rick Barry hoping to swing the balance of power to New York and Houston, and...

October 09, 1978 | Terry Todd

October 09, 1978 | Kelso F. Sutton
When Terry Todd writes about strong men, as he does about Allen Turner, the champion arm wrestler, in the story beginning on page 56, he knows whereof he writes. The only time he competed, he won...

October 09, 1978 | Douglas S. Looney
Florida A&M may be its own worst enemy. The Fearless Fang Gang has the nation's longest winning streak, 15 games, but hope of getting recognition is growing dim

October 09, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf

October 09, 1978 | Herman Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Jerome Persell, a 5'9", 182-pound senior tailback, tied an NCAA mark with his third consecutive 200-yard rushing effort, gaining 209 yards in 37 carries as Western Michigan trimmed...