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22 Banishing the Green Ghosts
Philadelphia again blew a 3-1 lead, but came back to its chamber of horrors and beat Boston to win the East
by Anthony Cotton

26 A Heady LaMarr Has Sox Fans in Ecstasy
LaMarr Hoyt labored in bullpen obscurity until the White Sox let him start. Now he and the Sox are starting to look for real
by Jim Kaplan

30 In Sum, It Was Just What He Wanted
Daley Thompson's decathlon score totaled up to 8,707 points, which was more than enough to break the world record
by Kenny Moore

34 Mistress of the Masters
With different strokes, in the pool and in her busy life, swimmer Gail Roper has set the record for records, with 43
by Joan Ackermann-Blount

42 Hey, Show Us Your Goose Bumps
The author went to Indianapolis for the 500 because he was told he would shiver with excitement. Well, he shivered all right
by Frank Deford

66 An Image in Sharper Focus
With all a man could want—family, fame, fortune—Philadelphia's Mike Schmidt is now letting the public into the picture
by Ron Fimrite

The Departments

Scorecard 17
Baseball 52
Boxing 61
For the Record 85
19th Hole 86

Credits on page 85

Cover photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier