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Readying a Red Takeover 20
Carlos Reutemann's easy win at the U.S. Grand Prix West showed that Ferrari is not dead in Formula I racing
by Sam Moses

Who Needs Luck? 24
Not Alydar, Calumet's star colt, who left Believe It in the ruck in the Florida Derby and now has left his lucky cat behind
by William Leggett

Cornell Stayed Down on the Farm 26
Which is to say the Big Red held off overconfidence and small-college powerhouse Hobart to win the lacrosse Super Bowl
by Joe Marshall

The End of a Long, Long Run 28
After 16 seasons and more games—1,441—than anyone else has played in the NBA, nonpareil John Havlicek is retiring
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Baseball 1978

Those two MVPs, Rod Carew and George Foster, were overshadowed by Reggie Jackson's Series slugging. They shouldn't have been 36

The plate umpire and the catcher play a game within the game, in which the tactics run from subtle to unseemly 40
by Melissa Ludtke

Scouting reports analyze the prospects for all 26 teams, with emphasis on the key player in each division 52

A quiz to test your baseball knowledge 66

Spring Has Sprung 92
It's Opening Day, so buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, remember to hold the label up and tell me Who's on First
by Frank Deford

The Departments

Scorecard 15
Racquetball 68
Road Running 72
Golf 78
Horse Racing 82
Rowing 87
For the Record 111
19th Hole 112

Credits on page 111

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Next Week

The wearin' of the green has been Jack Nicklaus' habit at the Masters, with five of the distinctive jackets hanging in his closet. Now Jack may be helped into a sixth—but not if Tom Watson, among others, can help it. Dan Jenkins reports.

The running doctor, having run, writes on. Dr. George Sheehan, cardiologist and marathoner, friend and adviser to runners, expatiates on the "wall" at 20 miles, where the marathon really begins, and on the elevation of spirit when it ends.