From active batboy service, Darren Baker, 3, son of Dusty Baker, the former Giants manager who last Friday signed a four-year deal with the Cubs. Darren was a batboy during the World Series, and in response to his near collision at home with the Giants' David Bell during Game 5, Major League Baseball will set a minimum age for batboys this week at its general managers' meetings. The age is expected to be in the double digits.
By San Francisco Superior Court judge Kevin McCarthy, that on Dec. 18 he'll decide who owns the baseball that Barry Bonds hit into the Pac Bell Park bleachers on Oct. 7, 2001, for his 73rd homer of that season. The ball, estimated to be worth $1 million, was caught by 38-year-old Alex Popov, but after a skirmish Patrick Hayashi, 37, emerged with it (SI, July 29). Popov sued, saying he's the rightful owner.
The debate over Augusta National Golf Club's refusal to permit female members, the Reverend Jesse Jackson. "It's an insult to all that America stands for," said Jackson, who challenged Augusta members and sponsors to cut ties to the club. Jackson declared Augusta guilty of "gender apartheid" and said he'll protest outside the gates of the club if there are no women members by the time of the Masters in April.
Of cancer, college football Hall of Famer Glenn Dobbs, 82. Dobbs, an All-America tailback, safety and punter at Tulsa, led the 1942 Golden Hurricane to a 10-1 record and the No. 4 ranking in the AP poll. Dobbs played professionally for nine seasons in the U.S. and Canada, then returned to Tulsa in '55 as athletic director and later as an offensive-minded football coach who relied on a short-pass-and-run game similar to the West Coast offense. "Defense is simply something you play while the offensive players rest," Dobbs said a few years before his 1968 Tulsa team lost to Houston 100-6, the most lopsided defeat in Division I history.
By veteran NAIA officials Erica Bradley, Mona Miller and Leigh Anne Webb, a men's basketball game in Pulaski, Tenn. The Nov. 12 matchup between Martin Methodist College and Atlanta Christian College is believed to have been the first regular-season men's college game worked entirely by female officials. "They just called it like the rest of them," says E.L. Hutton, commissioner of the TranSouth Conference. "I walked through the crowd making comments like, 'Hey, look out there, they got three woman refs.' And people would look at me and say, "Well, I'll be darned.' "
By Utah defensive end Sione Pouha, his neighbor Brooke Lewis, 22, from her smoke-filled apartment. After the 6'3", 296-pound sophomore was awakened in the middle of the night by a fire alarm in his Salt Lake City apartment, he got Lewis's keys from the building manager, opened her door and found her passed out on the floor beneath thick smoke. Pouha carried Lewis out, and she regained consciousness; police say a fire began after Lewis fell asleep while cooking a pizza.
After 17 years on the WTA Tour, Arantxa S�nchez-Vicario, 30, who won four career Grand Slam events and held the No. I ranking in singles and doubles in 1995. Small for a top player at 5'6" and 125 pounds, S�nchez-Vicario was known as a giant on big points, and her quick feet made her one of the best retrievers in her era. Her $16,917,312 in career earnings ranks fourth. "She gave so much to tennis [with] her competitiveness," says former No. 1 Steffi Graf, "and always with that great smile."