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18 The Desperate Hours
As the days dwindled, a redhead and a swinger were in the thick of the Chicago-Boston hockey showdown

22 Two Derbies Down, One to Go
My Dad George is the best in Florida, Terlago is the class of California. Now for the big one in Kentucky

26 Redemption After a False Start
Mark Spitz lost two races and jumped the gun in a third before he won and Indiana took the NCAA swim title

28 Merger, Madness and Maravich
As pro basketball's two leagues continued to battle, the pursuit of Pistol Pete was a wildly confusing affair

34 Be a Take-Charge Blaster!
Rip tennis balls asunder! Be a new breed of wildcat! So urges Joe Weider, the world's No. 1 bodybuilder

The Masters

44 Room for amateurs: Bobby's tournament never forgets
51 Six days in April: One young golfer's Augusta adventure

78 The Marathon and Me
Anyone who has gone through life feeling unloved should run the Boston Marathon once—and stock up on alibis

The departments

12 Scorecard
58 Nature
61 Tennis
67 Baseball
72 Wrestling
92 For the Record
94 19th Hole

Credits on page 92

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















Next week

Baseball 1970 is explored in a lively package that includes William Leggett's look al prospects for the season ahead, scouting reports on the four major league divisions (with an indication of who will meet in next fall's pennant playoffs), color photographs of National and American League stars in action, a personality portrait In Alfred Wright of the Baltimore Orioles' engaging little manager. Earl Weaver and Jerry Kirshenbaum's nostalgic look at the storied Mouse of David baseball team. Plus all the usual news and features.