October 13, 1997|
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The Division Series proved again that baseball can be intoxicatingly good
by Steve Rushin
The Orioles ace stepped up in class when he twice outdueled Randy Johnson
by Tom Verducci
The audacious Indians rookie stood firm while veteran pitchers quaked
by Johnette Howard
A catalyst at leadoff for the Braves, he has been as conspicuous in failure as in success
by Michael Farber
After a frustrating season, the Marlins superstar finds his stroke in the playoffs
by Tim Crothers
Playing with an electricity they had lacked earlier this season, Green Bay jolted the unbeaten Buccaneers
by Michael Silver
Drawn and Cornered
Lennox Lewis woke up the heavyweight division by quickly turning out the lights on Andrew Golota
by Richard Hoffer
John Malangone's torment over a family secret kept him from fulfilling his promise
by Gary Smith
His Father's Son
The need to be objective on TV doesn't stop Bob Griese from taking pride in his boy Brian
by Leigh Montville
His Mother's Son
Hines Ward took three seasons to find his place at Georgiaand far longer to appreciate the woman who raised him
by Tim Layden
Odd Man Out
Proven but prickly winner Mike Keenan cannot get another coaching job
by E.M. Swift
Pro Football '97
Sports Illustrated's Pro Football Preview has scouting reports on all 30 teams, including lineups and stats. SI's experts handicap the races and tell you who's going to win the Super Bowl.
College Football '97
In-depth scouting reports on SI's preseason Top 20, and a ranking of all Division I-A schools from 1 to 112.
Circumnavigate the globe on a navel expedition with the Sports Illustrated 1997 Swimsuit Issue: Bikini World. And don't miss Swimsuit '96: South African Safari.
Check out Sports Illustrated's guide to America's best sports colleges. Is your school on the list?
Sportsman of the Year
Meet Tiger Woods, Sports Illustrated's 1996 Sportsman of the Year.
The Traveling Road Show
Sports Illustrated Presents NASCAR's 1996 Winston Cup Championship, and 1997 NASCAR Season Preview.
Super Bowl XXXI
The Packers and the Patriots fight it out in New Orleans.
SI's photographers take you onto the field and into the action.
A sampler of stories from the Fall 1997 issue of Sports Illustrated's new women's sports magazine. Also check out the Spring '97 issue.
CNN/SI presents a comprehensive look at the tennis champion's full, exemplary and all-too-brief life.
Chicago Bulls Commemorative
A special issue spotlighting the five-time NBA champs, from SI Presents.
The 1996 Olympics
Relive the Centennial Games with this in-depth collection of stories and pictures, including the Sports Illustrated Olympic Daily.
Long before Jackie Robinson stepped on the field for the Dodgers,
black baseball had a history all its own.
1996: The Year In Pictures
SI's photographers documented a remarkable year in sports.
Through the Fence: Baseball
in New York
An exclusive photo gallery demonstrates that baseball thrives in America's largest city.