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September 17, 1979

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Sports Illustrated September 17, 1979

Tracy Austin winning the US Open at age 16 on the cover, defeating Chris Evert, who was attempting to win her 5th straight Open. Austin became the youngest champion - male or female - in US Open history.

Also in this issue, John McEnroe defeats Jimmy Connors and then Vitas Gerulaitis to win the men's title at Flushing Meadow; Spectacular Bid defeats Affirmed and General Assembly to win the Marlboro Cup at Belmont Park with jockey Bill Shoemaker; the Pittsburgh Steelers romp past Dan Pastorini, Earl Campbell and the Houston Oilers, 38-7; the Vancouver Whitecaps defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies to win the NASL soccer championship; Chicago Cubs' reliever Bruce Sutter and his split-finger fastball (a crip that would eventually become widespread at all levels of baseball); Part 2 (of 2) of feature story on Knute Rockne by Coles Phinizy; St. Louis Cardinals' Keith Hernandez; feature story on team mascots, Some Wild and Krazy Guys by Bruce Newman. 88 pages.

Review and excerpts from Tracy Austin's book, Beyond Center Court
List of professional sports mascots

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