The world of sports was rocked by reports that a Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher had used drugs before pitching a no-hitter. Not steroids – LSD and speed.
- Baseball: Lou Boudreau is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in the World series. The Pirates’ Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter against the Padres on June 12th. Afterward, there were rumors that he had taken LSD before the game, something that Ellis has confirmed. (Ellis has been clean and sober for years and now works as a drug counselor.)
- Basketball: The New York Knicks won the NBA Championship, beating the Lakers, 4 games to 3.
- Football: Super Bowl IV went to the Kansas City Chiefs, 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings.
- Golf: Billy Casper won the Masters, Tony Jacklin, the US Open, Jack Nicklaus, the British Open, and Dave Stockton, the PGA Championship. Lee Trevino was the top money winner on the PGA Tour with $157,000. In Women’s golf, Donna Caponi won the US Open, Shirley Englhorn, the LPGA Championship, and Kathy Whitworth won the most money on the LPGA tour.. $30,000.