September 11, 1977

Booktalk
As I Saw It
Day Of Reckoning
Bananas In The Bushes
BANANAS IN THE BUSHES
Jim Paul doesn't know how the infield fly rule works but he's sure figured out how to fill up El Paso's ball park using ploys like the sundae doubleheader
Movies
Baseball
He didn't knuckle under
After being 0-7, Atlanta's Phil Niekro got his flutter back and has resumed his inexorable drive to become the alltime winningest thrower of the Iron Butterfly
College Football
Hello, big time, so long, streak
Rutgers, winner of 18 straight games, was looking forward to the dawn of a new era when it scheduled Penn State. Instead the Scarlet Knights were taught a harsh lesson in expecting too much too soon
Golf
Boxing
The Importance of Being Earnie, Act 1
In which Shavers runs up an impressive string of KOs—interspersed with a few lamentable KOs by—and gets a title bout with Ali. Act II? Tune in Sept. 29
Werblin
MIRACLE IN THE MEADOWS
What used to be one of the outstanding garbage dumps of our time has become a gold mine of a sports center—and more nuggets are on the way. The man who pulled it off is Sonny Werblin
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Departments
GREEN SPEED WAS RED HOT TO TROT
Billy Haughton's colt took the Hambletonian in straight heats, setting records for himself and his driver. But he won't have a shot at the Triple Crown because nobody had enough faith in him before this season to risk $460