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October 26, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 17

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Graig Nettles Cover - Sports Illustrated October 26, 1981

October 26, 1981 | Jonathan Yardley
What I like most about Frank Deford's new novel—and I like many things about it—is the stunning fidelity with which it brings back to life a place and time that I knew intimately: North Carolina,...

October 26, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE GREAT GRETZKY & CO.Sir:The article by E.M. Swift on The Great Wayne Gretzky (The Best and Getting Better, Oct. 12) was itself great! One can only hope the NHL capitalizes on this...

October 26, 1981 | Richard Rogin
The Casio J-100 is heralded as the Coach, the Jogging Computer, the Pace Runner or the semi-ultimate watch "for this week," according to an upbeat executive at Casio Inc., the American subsidiary...

October 26, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 26, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Chuck Shelton, Drake football coach, whose team is a surprising 6-0, discussing the fun he had being carried off the field after one of those victories: "When I die, I want to be embalmed in a...

October 26, 1981 | Jim Kaplan
New York won its fourth American League pennant in the last six seasons by dusting off the Oakland A's

October 26, 1981 | Steve Wulf
Nice series, eh? The first major league championship held in two foreign countries, Canada and Los Angeles, had everything: religion, love, revenge, espionage, nutrition, meteorology, three...

October 26, 1981 | Sam Moses
Alan Jones won the first Caesars Palace Grand Prix and Nelson Piquet took the World Drivers Championship on a parking lot just off The Strip

October 26, 1981 | Craig Neff

October 26, 1981 | Rick Telander

October 26, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Bob Ottum is dapper. Few people in this world fit the term as well. Ottum is neat and trim, spruce and stylish, alert and lively—all Webster definitions of the word. Ottum not only looks dapper...

October 26, 1981 | Bob Ottum

October 26, 1981 | John Papanek
The SMU tailback—a creature who poses a riddle that opponents haven't yet solved this year

October 26, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

October 26, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
OFFENSE: Gary Schofield, a sophomore quarterback for Wake Forest tied an NCAA mark with 43 completions against Maryland. He passed for 504 yards and two TDs, but the Deacons lost 45-33.

October 26, 1981 | Dan Jenkins
Kathy Postlewait, a non-winner on the tour, hit long green on the green

October 26, 1981 | Paul Zimmerman
It's known as scoring, and it helped Oakland to its first win in a month

October 26, 1981 | William Oscar Johnson
From the beginning of time, an amazing number of poets, prophets, preachers, politicians, playwrights, philosophers, etc., have found something noble, something glorious, even something heroic to...

October 26, 1981 | Alexander Wolff
After almost nine months of round-the-clock sports programming, Enterprise Radio, the brainchild of the father-and-son team that started the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN),...

October 26, 1981 | Barry Lee Weisberg
Winning the New York City Marathon is easy. Bill Rodgers has done it four times and Grete Waitz three. No one, however, has been durable or quite savvy enough to finish last even twice. I know,...

October 26, 1981 | Sam Moses
When we were kids, we all had balloon-tire bicycles. Then one kid got a Raleigh. It had skinny tires and a narrow seat and three speeds; it looked ever so exciting, and it was foreign to boot,...

October 26, 1981
4—John Iacono22, 23—Paul Kennedy24—Andy Hayt (top), Manny Millan26—Andy Hayt (top), Richard Mackson27—John Iacono (top), Ronald C. Modra30, 31—Paul Kennedy (bottom left), Heinz Kluetmeier...

October 26, 1981 | Compiled by JANE E. BACHMAN
BASEBALL—The New York Yankees swept the Oakland A's in their best-of-five Championship Series to win the American League pennant, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Montreal Expos 2-1 in the...

October 26, 1981
CLARENCE CHAFFEEWlLLIAMSTOWN, MASS.Chaffee, 80, a retired tennis, squash and soccer coach, completed a "grand slam" by winning four USTA championships in the 80-and-over age group. Within five...