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'64

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IN MIAMI BEACH, CASSIUS CLAY TKO'D SONNY LISTON IN THE SEVenth
round of a bout for the heavyweight title. Then he announced he was
changing his name to Muhammad Ali, though it took SI and other
publications a while to catch up. Jim Bunning of Philadelphia pitched
the first regular-season perfect game since 1922. Bunning's team
didn't fare so well: Up 6 1/2 games with only 12 left to play in the
season, the Phillies collapsed and lost the pennant to the Cardinals.
The Kentucky Derby was won by Canada's Northern Dancer.