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Giving Joe a Big Hello 8
Although he played only one quarter and threw but four passes, Joe Namath drew cheers in his debut with the Rams
by Ron Fimrite

Double-teaming the Jinx 12
When Donnie Allison couldn't take the heat, Darrell Waltrip jumped into Allison's car and drove to victory in the Talladega 500
by Sam Moses

Calvin Discovers Murphy's Law 14
A 12-year-old dominated the national twirling tournament as Houston Guard Calvin Murphy performed like a "klutz"
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Care To Join Our Little Game? 16
If so, a few golfing sharks who gathered in Las Vegas for some action would have welcomed you and your wallet
by Edwin Shrake

Veni, Vidi, Vici for Vitas 24
Hail Vitas Gerulaitas, winner in Rome, semifinalist at Wimbledon, who some say will rule at Forest Hills. Et tu?
by Barry McDermott

I've Got You Under My Skin 30
Fleas have been putting the bite on man and beast for millennia, and not much can be done about it
by Bil Gilbert

Move Over for Oh-San 58
Sadaharu Oh's batting style may look funny, but Japan's national hero should soon break Henry Aaron's home run record
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 5
Movies 39
Baseball's Week 40
Fishing 44
Boating 48
Boxing 52
Horse Racing 56
For the Record 69
19th Hole 70

Credits on page 69

Cover photograph by T. Tanuma

Next Week

On the beach known as Pebble, Tom Watson seeks to add the PGA championship to his growing collection and become the first golfer to win three major titles in one year since Ben Hogan accomplished the feat in 1953. Dan Jenkins reports.

The sultan of swipes is what the Cardinals' Lou Brock will become any day now by breaking Ty Cobb's "unbreakable" career record of 892 stolen bases. Ron Fimrite describes the selling of a man as nimble in the boardroom as on the paths.