Fans felt their oats in October. They shunned the games played by scabs during the NFL strike, but they watched, wailed and waved hankies as a World Series fairy tale came true in Minnesota. Woebegone no more, the Twins beat the Cards 4-2 in Game 7 behind the pitching of Series MVP Frank Viola. After three weeks the football walkout ended with a lawsuit, not a contract, and no progress on free agency. In other fight news, Thomas Hearns defeated WBC middleweight champion Juan Roldan of Argentina to get his fourth world title in as many weight classes, a record.