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April 9, 1973 Table Of Contents

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TV Talk

It is onward and, happily, upward for NBC's trend to night baseball coverage

By John Carol

Booktalk

Everything you always wanted to know about—The Man Who Invented Baseball

By Jonathan Yardley

Lights On

THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN

Its troubles put aside for the moment, baseball opens aglow with heroes, record quests and a most provocative innovation

By William Leggett

BURY HIS HEART AT WOUNDED JAW

Few saw the punch, but it was obvious that for all of Muhammad's courage a Whodoyoucallim named Norton had cracked his armor

By Dan Levin

SHE'S THE CENTER OF ATTENTION

College basketball's other best player is Theresa Shank, a tall, deadly shooter whose all-round performance brought a second straight national title to Immaculata College, the real UCLA of the East

By Jane Gross

And Blooey!

PETTY BLUE, STP RED AND BLOOEY!

Their colors don't match and their personalities clash, but racing's team of Petty and Granatelli always gives them a run for the money. At the Atlanta 500, they did it with a bang

By Robert F. Jones

Van Lennep

FREDDIE IS SETTING THE PACE

But do call him 'Mr. Van Lennep.' An old-fashioned man of elegant mien, he is right up to date when it comes to harness racing

By Jerry Kirshenbaum

Baseball 1973

it's religion, baby—not snow biz

The men who own the game are hurting their sport—usually for the simplest of reasons, contends the noted columnist for the New York 'Daily News.' They don't know what it is they're selling

By Dick Young

and with the ritual, some action, too

scouting reports

catching the A's has 'em thinking: american league west

they've got the race right here: american league east

tune it up and step on the gas: national league west

golden chance to pirate a pennant: national league east

Carlton

ELIMINATOR OF THE VARIABLES

When Steve Carlton concentrates, things happen: 27 wins for last-place Philadelphia, the richest contract in baseball history for a pitcher and commercials at thousands a throw

By Ron Fimrite

People

PEOPLE

Horse Racing

Under no false pretenses

By Whitney Tower

Bowling

Ten-strike in the ratings

Edward III once banned bowling, but with such events as the Tournament of Champions the old sport has now become impressively big on TV

By Herman Weiskopf

Quiz

How to make a name for yourself

An eighth-grader's composition tests the patience of a teacher and the knowledge of a sports fan

By Robert F. Joyce

Fishing

Hors d'oeuvres for the anxious angler

Early spring can be a dreary time for the California fly-fisherman, but if he keeps a rod handy, herring can light up a dull and chilly day

By Russell Chatham

Track & Field

This UCLA team is going for No. 3

The Bruins crushed highly ranked Kansas and Tennessee in a triangular meet to take dead aim on their third straight national collegiate title

By Ron Reid

Golf

A master of Inglish history

To find out who shot what when at Augusta, just ask Bill Inglish

By Sarah Pileggi

The Game

It's Not The Game

...but how you play it, as Joe Garagiola found out many years ago. A past master at baseball broadcasting, he moved on to hosting television contests, where his winning way and bald jokes have made him a celebrity

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the week March 26-April 1

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

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