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June 04, 1984 | Volume 60, Issue 22

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Magic Johnson Cover - Sports Illustrated June 04, 1984

June 04, 1984 | Parton Keese
If you're one of those players who call table tennis "Ping-Pong," you'll get a kick out of this story. Until one emerges from the dingy cellars and poorly lighted garages of the Ping-Pong...

June 04, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Dave Eichelberger made his way through one of the larger galleries he encountered at the Houston Open last month, and, driver in hand, stood face to interface with Sportech. The R2-D2 lookalike...

June 04, 1984 | Robert Lipsyte
He arrived in the springtime of the American Dream, a golden teenager from Oklahoma with milker's forearms and a country-fresh grin. He was going to replace Joe DiMaggio as the of our national...

June 04, 1984
2, 3—John Iacono4—Chuck Solomon13—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman16—Jim Moriarty18, 19—Dave Hutson, Heinz Kluetmeir (inset)20—George Tiedemann21—Heinz Kluetmeir22—George Tiedemann (top), Ronald C....

June 04, 1984 | Compiled by JOY DUCKETT CAIN

June 04, 1984
AL LEITERPINE BEACH, N.J.Al, a senior lefthander at Central Regional High, struck out 32 batters in a 13⅓-inning scoreless tie with Wall High, called because of rain. He was five Ks shy of the...

June 04, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:I read with interest your articles covering the Soviet Union's boycott of the Los Angeles Olympics (, May 21). However, I was astonished to see that your writers consider the politicization of...

June 04, 1984 | Jeremiah Tax
Thomas Boswell's new book. Why Time Begins on Opening Day (Doubleday & Co., $14.95), has some of the best reporting on baseball in years. Reading Boswell on his sport—it's apparently the only...

June 04, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

June 04, 1984 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Ed Lynch, New York Mets pitcher, marveling at the erudition of teammate Ron Darling, a graduate of Yale: "I don't understand the questions of things he can answer."

June 04, 1984 | Sam Moses

June 04, 1984 | Ralph Wiley
On the straight and hanging a left, Carl Lewis put the pedal to the medal as Brian Oldfield got off one humongous heave

June 04, 1984 | Steve Wulf

June 04, 1984 | Bruce Newman

June 04, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
Henry Hecht arrived with his chest full of figurative medals when he came aboard this spring to write our INSIDE PITCH column; he'd spent the last 10 years on baseball's front lines, which...

June 04, 1984 | Douglas S. Looney

June 04, 1984 | Sarah Pileggi

June 04, 1984 | Michael Rozek
The advertisement began appearing last summer in both The Wall Street Journal and The San Francisco Chronicle. "A small luxury hotel in San Francisco," it read in part, "is interviewing for...

June 04, 1984 | Kenny Moore

June 04, 1984 | Ivan Maisel
Houston won its 15th NCAA team title under ol' coach Dave Williams

June 04, 1984 | Jim Kaplan
Reliever Bruce Sutter's new coach in St. Louis is an old friend and mentor

June 04, 1984 | Henry Hecht
So the A's fired Steve Boros as manager last week because he wasn't tough enough. "You don't have to be an ornery, cantankerous kind of guy to be a good manager," said pitcher Steve McCatty, "but...

June 04, 1984 | Henry Hecht
After Tiger manager Sparky Anderson finished breakfast one morning last week in Anaheim, Calif., he lit his pipe. A nearby diner started making faces. "I could see the guy didn't like the smoke,"...

June 04, 1984 | Henry Hecht
PETE O'BRIEN: The Texas first baseman batted .591 to raise his season average 48 points to .281. Among his 13 hits (in 22 at bats) were six doubles. O'Brien also drove in seven runs and scored four.

June 04, 1984 | Steve Wulf