Pete Rose
DOING MUCH...
For six weeks, in game after game, Pete Rose was unstoppable as he chased after consecutive-game hitting records
Billy Martin
...AND MUCH ADO
Billy Martin, who resigned under fire, was stunningly rehired to manage his beloved Yankees—but not until 1980
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
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
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
Baseball
Boxing
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
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
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
For The Record
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
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