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Mays

Yea, Mr. Mays

Willie Howard Mays Jr., 39, made his 3,000th safe hit last week, playing baseball with the same enthusiasm—and effectiveness—he first brought to the Giants in A.D. 1951

By Roy Blount Jr.

END OF A LONG, LONG DROUGHT

After three years of frustration, the two-time winner of the British Open tells SI's Mark Mulvoy how he came from the edge of despair last week to capture his 10th major championship—going on 14

By Jack Nicklaus

Death In The Air

THE SMELL OF DEATH WAS IN THE AIR

Old Karl Wallenda walked a wire 750 feet above a rocky Georgia gorge, with every step a giant leap for his kind of man

By Mark Kram

Speed

SPEED TO BURN, BABY, BURN

Man Of Machismo: Part 2

A MISFIT WHO LIVES TO WIN

That is Joe Kapp's assessment of himself. Quarterbacking, he says, is the natural refuge for the eager player too small to block, too slow to run. Yet no quarterback is better than his line, and here Kapp tells how the Vikings made him look great in the 1969 regular season

By Joe Kapp

People

PEOPLE

Bridge

A bland bid brings a spicy score

By Charles Goren

Sporting Look

Things to wear at Sundance, kid

By Jule Campbell

Harness Racing

Bet O'Brien if he twinkles

One of the Frenchmen was sure to win the International Trot, but Joe O'Brien's eyes sparkled before the race. He knew his mare was ready

By Lynn Simross

Track

Victory over Germany but a loss to the AAU

By Pat Putnam

The Draft

You Can't Beat The Draft

The bird dogs spot the bright young players first. Then come the scouts, the evaluators of baseball talent. The scouts used to be salesmen, wheedlers, con men, but the free-agent draft changed all that

By Pat Jordan

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By J. Richard Munro

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert Creamer

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