?For baseball, spring arrives officially on April 14, Opening Day. In tribute to this historical truth, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED presents its fourth annual Baseball Issue.
?Detailed scouting reports analyze the strengths and weaknesses of all the 16 ball clubs and discuss each team's chances in the season ahead.
? Philip K. Wrigley, the shy owner of the Chicago Cubs, sits reluctantly for a penetrating word portrait; and a long-needed report bangs home some hitherto obscure truths about big league ball.