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He Brought Down the House 16
Seattle Slew led from wire to wire to become the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in history
by William Leggett and Douglas S. Looney

Minny Is Producing the Max 22
Despite pitchers who are mediocre at best, the Twins have been giving rivals the worst with a lot of sock and welcome relief
by Larry Keith

Good Times and Good Time 24
The AAU championship was so relaxing that grand things just seemed to be happening, including a world record by Edwin Moses
by Kenny Moore

Setting Sail Off Newport 30
Two sailmakers with new boats and one wavemaker with an oldie begin the battle to be America's Cup defender
by Coles Phinizy

Would an Old Pro Fib? 36
Tommy Bolt says sportswriters exaggerated, that not one of them ever saw him throw a golf club in anger. Honest
by Dan Jenkins

The Record Almost Broke Him 60
His 61* home runs beat the Babe, but Roger Maris got belted for it. Now he finds his bitter memories getting sweeter
by Rick Telander

The Departments

Scorecard 11
Baseball's Week 44
Golf 50
Motor Sports 56
For the Record 73
19th Hole 74

Credits on page 73

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier

Next Week

No second banana is Angel lefthander Frank Tanana, even though he pitches on the same staff with the fabled Nolan Ryan. Ron Fimrite writes of the major leagues' winningest pitcher, a young star who throws hard but takes life easy.

Is he too much? Many wonder why Lasse Viren, winner of the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs at Munich and Montreal, performs outstandingly only in the Olympics. Kenny Moore reports on the enigma and those blood-doping rumors.