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22 Birdies and Bogeys in San Francisco
When spectacular Arnold Palmer staged a spectacular collapse, quiet Bill Casper won the U.S. Open

28 Glorious Festival of Fords
The American factory ended Ferrari's domination of the Le Mans race by sweeping the first three places

30 The War Between Two States
Basketball is an all-season sport in Kentucky and Indiana, where high school All-Stars meet twice each June

36 A Team That Can Make a Man Cry
The New York Mets are trying to be better—and they are better—but they still do some terrible things

44 The Marauders of the Seas
This is the season for the bluefish to move into northern waters, rapaciously feeding and leaving a bloody wake

64 Sad Music from a Stradivarius
San Jose's Tommie Smith, a brilliant but overplayed instrument, came apart in the NCAA track meet

70 Beavers Dam and Be Dammed
Those cute little furry animals are perfectly capable of rerouting a stream so it will flow through your cellar

The departments

11 Scorecard
57 People
58 Baseball
62 Sporting Look
64 Track & Field
66 Rowing
83 For the Record
84 Baseball's Week
86 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Credits on page 83















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