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May 17, 1982 | Volume 56, Issue 20

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Gaylord Perry Cover - Sports Illustrated May 17, 1982

May 17, 1982
6—Bill Eppridge26-28—Heinz Kluetmeier29—Andy Hayt30, 31—Richard Mackson (top), Andy Hayt32—Andy Hayt33—John Iacono34, 35—Paul Bereswill (top) Tony Triolo36—Paul Bereswill41—Paul Bereswill (top),...

May 17, 1982 | Compiled by MIKE DELNAGRO
PRO BASKETBALL—As the NBA best-of-seven conference finals got under way on Sunday, the Boston Celtics crushed Philadelphia 121-81 and the Los Angeles Lakers overpowered San Antonio 128-117....

May 17, 1982
STEVE RANDALLMOUNT VERNON, IOWA

May 17, 1982 | Edited by Gay Flood
AILING SPORTSSir:Did you plan it that way, or was it coincidence that four reports in the May 3 issue demonstrated what is wrong with professional sports today?

May 17, 1982 | Ivan Maisel
I'm not much of an athlete. Never have been. My friends at Stanford, from which I graduated last year, had a saying concerning my athletic ability (with apologies to George Bernard Shaw): "Those...

May 17, 1982 | Art Hill
Rather than try to match superlatives with other reviewers of Roger Angell's new baseball book, let's just say Angell is back, and the stuff is as good as ever. That should be news enough for most...

May 17, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 17, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Oscar Gamble, Yankee outfielder, at an off-day workout ordered by owner George Steinbrenner the morning after a 13-inning loss to the A's: "Ernie Banks is the only person who would have been...

May 17, 1982 | Jack McCallum
Seattle's Gaylord Perry is the first pitcher in 19 years to win 300 games and, at 43, the oldest in history

May 17, 1982 | Pat Putnam
Boom Boom Mancini separated Arturo Frias from his senses and his WBA lightweight championship in a furious first round

May 17, 1982 | Ralph Wiley
One of Jack London's short stories is entitled The Mexican. It concerns a desperately poor youth who slips across the U.S. border to fight in cheap smokers to buy guns for the revolution. He...

May 17, 1982 | E.M. Swift

May 17, 1982 | John Garrity
And grass and artificial turf man. George Toma is groundskeeper supreme of Kansas City and, increasingly, all America

May 17, 1982 | Anita Verschoth
Attorney-to-be Willie Banks seems to defy the law—of gravity, that is—whenever he essays a triple jump

May 17, 1982 | Philip G. Howlett
Don't be surprised if you detect a lyrical quality in John Garrity's story on Kansas City groundskeeper George Toma (page 42). Garrity has been known to compose articles on the backs of musical...

May 17, 1982 | Bruce Anderson
Toby Harrah has got good wood and bad on the ball, but few cheers in Cleveland

May 17, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
AL EAST

May 17, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
BOB STANLEY: The Boston reliever pitched 12⅔ innings against Minnesota and Texas, allowed eight hits and no runs, struck out six batters and surrendered one walk while gaining two wins and a save.

May 17, 1982 | Barry McDermott
By romping at the Tournament of Champions, Ivan Lendl left no doubt as to who's No. 1

May 17, 1982 | Jim Doherty

May 17, 1982 | Dan Woog
I've coached soccer since 1975. I've worked with youngsters from eight to 18. I've produced, at the club level, five outdoor and two indoor state championship teams, two New England champs and one...

May 17, 1982 | Michael Baughman
Doug called on a Friday afternoon to propose a three-day trip to The Creek. "I realize it's short notice," he said, "but I was sure I was going to have to work this weekend, and then all of a...