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An Ongoing Epic 36
That's how one Oriole describes Baltimore's blitz, an onslaught that may result in baseball's best record in years
by E. M. Swift

This Graham Refused to Crack 42
Unfazed by a double bogey at the 72nd, David Graham sank three putts in sudden death to beat Ben Crenshaw for the PGA title
by Dan Jenkins

L.A. Goes Marching Behind Georgia 44
Having inherited the Rams from her husband, Georgia Rosenbloom is ready to straighten out Carroll's Army
by Paul Zimmerman

An Explosive Quarter Century

Has the U.S. become a "jockocracy"? The proliferation of sport in those incredible years suggests this may be the case 52
by Ray Kennedy

A photographic review of the 25 years depicts great champions and notable moments Text 58
by Ron Fimrite and Nancy Williamson

SI's first Sportsman of the Year reflects on the uses and abuses of international sport since his epochal mile
by Sir Roger Bannister 130

The Peach Brandy Man 140
A saga about a 75-year-old baseball fan, a star Dodger pitcher, Imperial Wizards and man's unquenchable goodness
by Phillip Timothy Gay

The Departments

Scorecard 27
Baseball 167
For the Record 170
19th Hole 172

Credits on page 174

Cover by Chuck Schmidt and Dickran Palulian

Next Week

Back in the swim is Rick DeMont, who at 16 was stripped of a gold medal by a controversial ruling on an asthma drug he used at the Munich Olympics. Now aiming for Moscow, DeMont is as much into art as he is the pool. Jerry Kirshenbaum reports.

Out of the hotbox and free at last from the dizziness and hallucinations that made his enervating fight with weight so agonizing, Laffit Pincay Jr. is on top again and heading for the jockeys' earnings record. A profile by William Nack.