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April 16, 1984 | Volume 60, Issue 16

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Rich Gossage Cover - Sports Illustrated April 16, 1984

April 16, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
A NICE ALTERNATIVEThere's no doubt that the nationalistic fervor associated with the Olympics sometimes gets out of hand. But a profoundly simple statement uttered recently by Iowa basketball...

April 16, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ron Kittle, Chicago White Sox left-fielder, after his team lost to the Detroit Tigers' Jack Morris 4-0 on a no-hitter: "All in all, I'd rather have watched him bowl 300."

April 16, 1984 | Steve Wulf

April 16, 1984 | Bruce Newman
As Mark Eaton swatted air, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got his 31,421st point and the NBA scoring record

April 16, 1984 | Jack McCallum
Walt Hazzard becomes the fifth coach in a decade to try to reestablish John Wooden's championship tradition at UCLA

April 16, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman
Off the field, L.A. linebacker Matt Millen can be a funny man, but on it he has a well-deserved reputation for being a brawler and a smartmouth

April 16, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
In five years of editing SCORECARD, Jerry Kirshenbaum (here appositely posing before a blow-up of a baseball scorecard from our first year of publication) has exercised a gift for discerning...

April 16, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
The lowly Mariners made it rough on their old manager, Rene Lachemann

April 16, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
As he had 18 times before, Bobby Wine watched the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day. Only this year, Wine, one of the most successful managers who never managed, wasn't sitting with guys named...

April 16, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
The eight-year vigil of Toledo's "Semi-Anonymous Len Matuszek Fan Club," a group of 50 or 60 friends and relatives from Matuszek's hometown, ended happily Friday night when its hero, the Phillies'...

April 16, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
JACK MORRIS: Relying mainly on his split-fingered fastball, the Detroit righthander no-hit Chicago 4-0. Morris tanned eight and walked six, including three in the fourth inning. A double play and...

April 16, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
Here are the number of rookies on each team's 25-man roster and in its Opening Day lineup:

April 16, 1984 | Morin Bishop
In 1980, when Mark Wendley first heard about Hawaii's Ironman Triathlon, he naively thought that the competitors had a break "for lunch or something" between each grueling portion of the contest....

April 16, 1984 | Ralph Wiley
Frank (Animal) Lockett, a reject in the NFL, is a USFL game-Breaker

April 16, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Rookie Juli Inkster won the rich Dinah Shore championship in a playoff

April 16, 1984 | Steve Wulf

April 16, 1984 | Jeremiah Tax
Every year a few more graves are hastily dug in that lugubrious corner of publishing's graveyard devoted to the autobiographies of athletes. The volumes are interred without wake or notice and,...

April 16, 1984 | Tom Danehy
Baseball was brought to the Southwest by 19th-century settlers who'd become acquainted with the game in the East, and eventually it crossed the border, evolving into the kind of béisbol that...

April 16, 1984
2,3—Mickey Pfleger4—Paul Bereswill14—Bernhard J. Suess18,19—Jacqueline Duvoisin20,21—Jacqueline Duvoisin (bottom left), Peter Read Miller (4)22—Peter Read Miller (top), Jacqueline...

April 16, 1984 | Compiled by N. BROOKS CLARK
PRO BASKETBALL—While Boston assured itself of having the best record for the season with defeats of Cleveland (98-86 and 113-94) and Chicago (117-110), at the other end of the Atlantic Division...

April 16, 1984
MAURICE HERNANDEZHENDERSON, NEV.Maurice, a 126-pound senior wrestler at Basic High, had a 39-0 record, pinned 31 opponents and won his fourth state wrestling championship to lead the Wolves to the...

April 16, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE YANKEES' YOGISir:Congratulations to Roy Blount Jr. for a fine article on Yogi Berra (Yogi, April 2)! I am a doctoral candidate in Hinduism and its philosophy at Harvard, and in my five years...