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Pete Rose

DOING MUCH...

For six weeks, in game after game, Pete Rose was unstoppable as he chased after consecutive-game hitting records

By Larry Keith

Billy Martin

...AND MUCH ADO

Billy Martin, who resigned under fire, was stunningly rehired to manage his beloved Yankees—but not until 1980

By Melissa Ludtke Lincoln

Meanwhile

MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE REAL WORLD

...a few of the other big names in sport, the non-baseball players, that is, were getting their acts together to show that life isn't all hitting and retiring and hiring

Sports Festival

IT WAS A TOWERING SUCCESS

The first National Sports Festival took place in the shadow of Pikes Peak and 2,165 athletes had their day in the sun

By Joe Jares

Long Ride

IT'S BEEN A LONG RIDE

In 1931, Mel Lewis was the third leading jockey in the nation. Now 62, with some 15,000 races behind him, he's still not ready to ride off into the sunset

By William Leggett

Dodgers Vs. Giants

THE BATTLE IS REJOINED

With the Giants contending again, the old San Francisco-Los Angeles rivalry has been rekindled, as have memories of Dodger-Giant feuds past

By Ron Fimrite

Baseball

Huffing and puffing in Texas

Owner Brad Corbett is kicking and screaming about the Rangers' showing

By Kent Hannon

THE WEEK (July 23-29)

By Bruce Newman

Boxing

Beating a triumphant retreat

The junior lightweight champ was upset by a cabbie who knew about backing up

By Clive Gammon

Pro Basketball

Going to summer school

Most No. 1 draft choices idly burnish their Rolls-Royces during the off-season, but Milwaukee's Kent Benson is struggling to polish his game in Los Angeles gyms

By Kent Hannon

Harness Racing

Love conquers almost all

Bea and Chuck Farber don't stable their horses, groom them or cool them out—what they do is kiss them, and the shaggy claimers rarely finish out of the money

By Kathy Blumenstock

Spaceman

IN AN ORBIT ALL HIS OWN

Bill Lee, the Spaceman, takes a different track, whether he's "retiring" from the Red Sox, lofting a Leephus pitch or probing the wisdom of Zevon

By Curry Kirkpatrick

For The Record

A roundup of the week July 24-30

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Kelso F. Sutton

SCORECARD

Edited by John Papanek

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