22 A Glory Day for Gay
Old Ben got a record and young Jack got a ride, but the Masters' green coat went to Gay Brewer
28 The New Spirit of the 76ers
Gambling and running relentlessly, Philly's pro basket-ballers took a commanding lead over Boston
32 Disaster at the Barricades
A plodding long shot named Foinavon exploited the confusion at the 23rd fence to win the Grand National
44 Maury Wills and the Pirates aim at the pennant
48 Old faces in new uniforms: 16 pages of color photos
65 Form charts analyze all 20 major league teams
78 Baseball in wartime: what happened during World War II
97 The Times Came for Two Teens
Californians Mark Spitz and Fred Haywood, both only 17, outswam and even outthought some of their tired elders
110 Lowball in a Time Capsule
Poker player Dick Miles discovers an eternal world inside the poker clubs of Gardena, Calif.
133 For the Record
134 19th Hole
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
Credits on page 133
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Opening week in baseball takes the questions and experiments of spring training and exposes them to the reality of championship play. A report on the first act of the drama.