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April 25, 1983 | Volume 58, Issue 17

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Steve Garvey Cover - Sports Illustrated April 25, 1983

April 25, 1983
4—Tony Triolo15—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman20-22—John McDonough23—Andy Hayt (top), John McDonough24—John McDonough (top), Andy Hayt25—John McDonough28—Dan Grogan30—Rich Clarkson35—Jerry...

April 25, 1983
MALCOLM KUYKENDALLBELMONT, MISS.

April 25, 1983 | Compiled by FRANZ LIDZ
PRO BASKETBALL—Call it a Knickerbocker bench press, because that's what New York used to jerk an NBA Eastern Conference playoff berth away from Washington. Dead even with the Bullets at the start...

April 25, 1983 | Edited by Gay Flood
PROTECTING BOXERSSir:Thank you for a well-written, timely and important special report on boxing (Too Many Punches, Too Little Concern, April 11). The impartiality of the authors, Robert H. Boyle...

April 25, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

April 25, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ned Colletti, Chicago Cubs assistant public relations director, after the team's opening game against the Expos was rained out: "This fouls up our playoff rotation."

April 25, 1983 | Steve Wulf

April 25, 1983 | Barry McDermott
Kelvin Bryant's stellar running has helped Philadelphia shoot to the top of the USFL's Atlantic standings

April 25, 1983 | Bruce Newman

April 25, 1983 | Kenny Moore

April 25, 1983 | Philip G. Howlett
An SI copyreader is both a watchdog guarding against lapses in grammar, style and clarity, and a shepherd who guides each story in his keeping from raw to final form. Few people are as good at...

April 25, 1983 | Rick Telander

April 25, 1983 | Paul Zimmerman
This may be the most confusing NFL draft in history. "It's certainly the toughest one to figure since I've been in the business," says Jack Faulkner, the Rams' administrator of football...

April 25, 1983 | William Taaffe
KABC in L.A. used a Ted Mack tack to find sports-talk host Merrie Rich

April 25, 1983 | Jim Kaplan
The Red Sox' Bob Stanley is a long reliever who doesn't get short shrift

April 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
While bouncing from the Mets to the Rangers to the Yankees to the Pirates, Centerfielder Lee Mazzilli has carried a "bad arm" tag. Just how bad was evident during 4-3 and 9-1 Pittsburgh losses...

April 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
After years of resistance, UPI and AP now provide box scores that list the "Game-Winning RBI." This goes to the player who drives in the winning run no matter when he does so—first inning or...

April 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
At the behest of new manager Doug Rader, the Rangers are much more aggressive on the bases this year. Texas had 63 steals in 1982 but 10 at the end of last week. Call 'em the Raders of the Lost Art.

April 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Of the 650 players in the majors, at week's end 78 (or 12%) were rookies, with 40 in the American League and 38 in the National. The youngest rookies in the respective leagues are: Seattle Pitcher...

April 25, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
MILT WILCOX: The Tiger righthander was within one out of pitching a perfect game against the White Sox when Jerry Hairston hit a pinch single. Wilcox then retired the next batter for his 6-0 win.

April 25, 1983 | William Leggett
And, so far, no errors for this undefeated 3-year-old with Derby dreams

April 25, 1983 | Franz Lidz
A flock of Chics have Johns Hopkins again near the top in its 100th season

April 25, 1983 | John Grossmann
There are two kinds of baseball fans, those who keep scorecards and those who don't. The latter, unencumbered by score sheets and pencils, no doubt have an easier time hailing vendors and are able...

April 25, 1983 | Tony Kornheiser
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April 25, 1983 | Sam Moses
At an increasing number of ski areas, particularly in Colorado, skiers riding chair lifts occasionally look down and see other skiers, adorned in knickers and knee socks, daypacks slung on their...

April 25, 1983 | Franz Lidz
In 57 seconds, Rickey Henderson can circle the bases a couple of times and Howard Cosell can just about get through half a sentence. Fifty-seven seconds is roughly the time unit into which two...

April 25, 1983 | Bill Stieg
Ball four wasn't even close. It often wasn't in our league for 11-and 12-year-olds. I tried to contain my excitement as I tossed away the bat, a 30-inch Dick McAuliffe model, and trotted to first.