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Yesterday

RUBE ELDRIDGE IMBIBED SO OFTEN HIS BEST PITCH WAS THE BARLEYCORN FADE

By Dwight Davis

Booktalk

BLACK FOOTBALL COACH JAKE GAITHER GETS HIS DUE IN THIS LIVELY ACCOUNT

By Jim Kaplan

Seattle Slew

HE BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE

As 70,229 roared bravos, Seattle Slew turned in a show-stopping wire-to-wire performance in the $181,800 Belmont Stakes to become the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in the history of the American turf

By William Leggett

REVERIE BETWEEN THE ACTS

By Douglas S. Looney

MINNY GETS THE MAX FROM A MINIMUM

Their starting pitchers are mediocre at best, but the Twins have given their rivals the worst of it with strong hitting and a corps of stingy relievers

By Larry Keith

America's Cup

SETTING SAIL FOR THE DEFENSE

Two sailmakers with new boats and one wavemaker with a winning oldie begin trials off Newport to determine the defender of the America's Cup, the nation's oldest sports prize

By Coles Phinizy

TAKING THEIR PLACE IN THE SUN

By Nancy Williamson

Old Tom

DID OLD TOM THROW THAT CLUB?

Writers exaggerate, Bolt says. They never saw him hurl his sticks in anger, though at times heat may have made his grips slick. But the legend grows, and Story No. 5,138 surely will be told at Southern Hills

By Dan Jenkins

CRASHING THE PARTY IN TULSA

Another old and storied pro—Arnold Palmer—whose era has come and gone since 1958, did not receive a special invitation to this, his silver jubilee Open

By Walter Bingham

Baseball

This Card is certainly no joker

The more games that he wins, the unhappier John Denny gets. Before long he may be sad about winning 20

By Bruce Newman

THE WEEK (June 5-11)

By Herman Weiskopf

Motor Sports

Europe uncorks a young Yank

The newest sensation abroad is Eddie Cheever—a 19-year-old from America

By Bruce Newman

For The Record

A roundup of the week June 6-12

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By John A. Meyers

SCORECARD

Edited by Ron Reid

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