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October 01, 1984 | Volume 61, Issue 16

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October 01, 1984 | Robert L. Miller
The salty perch above is the top (or, for all you lubbers, the first platform as one ascends the mainmast) of the U.S. Coast Guard square-rigger Eagle, and the lady in the middle is SI senior...

October 01, 1984 | Chuck Barris
At 21st and Lehigh, in Philadelphia, there once was a glorious baseball field. They called it Shibe Park and, later, Connie Mack Stadium. Eventually it didn't have a name at all, becoming nothing...

October 01, 1984
1—Bill Eppridge2, 3—Richard Mackson13—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman16—Norman Arey18, 19—Andy Hayt20—Andy Hayt (top), John Storey21—Richard Mackson (top), Andy Hayt22—Andy Hayt23—Andy Hayt (top),...

October 01, 1984 | Compiled by GREG KELLY
BALLOONING—JOE KITTINGER, a retired Air Force officer from Orlando, Fla. completed the first solo transatlantic balloon flight with an 84-hour crossing from Caribou, Me. to Savona, Italy.

October 01, 1984
JOSEPH DeLOACHBAY CITY, TEXASJoseph, a senior at Bay City High, won three gold medals at the Junior Pan Am Championships in Nassau, Bahamas, the first runner ever to do so. He won the 100 meters...

October 01, 1984 | Edited by Gay Flood
BIG-TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALLSir:NCAA executive director Walter Byers apparently is having second thoughts about a situation he helped create (SCORECARD, Sept. 17). But we must bear in mind that...

October 01, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

October 01, 1984 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinal manager, explaining why he prefers Mets pitching sensation Dwight Gooden over Phillie second baseman Juan Samuel, who's hitting .273, with 69 stolen bases, but...

October 01, 1984 | Douglas S. Looney

October 01, 1984 | Robert Sullivan
John Henry relaxed all week, then burned away the Turf Classic field

October 01, 1984 | Paul Zimmerman

October 01, 1984 | William Nack

October 01, 1984 | Frank Deford
The main problem with The Bear, the biography of coach Paul Bryant, is that it isn't a film. Yes, it is on film, we will grant that, but it's more a mural than a moving picture. There's no...

October 01, 1984 | Jaime Diaz
Undefeated Oklahoma State has plenty of ammo, particularly on defense

October 01, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark

October 01, 1984 | N. Brooks Clark
OFFENSE: Ohio State tailback Keith Byars ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns, caught five passes—one for a TD—and threw a 35-yard scoring pass in the Buckeyes' 45-26 victory over Iowa.

October 01, 1984 | Franz Lidz
Mark Langston, the American League's Dwight Gooden, is so good it's scary

October 01, 1984 | Henry Hecht
Believe it or not, Dwight Gooden, the Mets' 19-year-old rookie phenomenon, isn't perfect. He can't hold runners on. When he lost 2-1 to the Phillies on Sept. 17 he struck out 16 without walking a...

October 01, 1984 | Henry Hecht
GARY MATTHEWS: The Cubs' left-fielder hit a three-run double and two-run homer in Sunday's 8-1,4-2 sweep of St. Louis that ended a five-game losing streak and clinched a tie for the NL East.

October 01, 1984 | Henry Hecht
California's Reggie Jackson hit the 500th home run of his 17-season career last week. Here, in chronological order, are the ones he remembers most vividly:

October 01, 1984 | J. Austin Murphy
Billy Johnson is shining for the Falcons at the age of 32 (or so)

October 01, 1984 | Jill Lieber
When the Rams discovered that Vince Ferragamo, who broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand two weeks ago, would be out at least until late October, they called around the league to find...

October 01, 1984 | Jill Lieber
"People think I'm a sissy," says Lieut. Phil McConkey, a 27-year-old former Navy helicopter pilot who's the Giants' free-agent rookie kick and punt returner and occasional wide receiver. "Whoever...

October 01, 1984 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Minnesota kicker Jan Stenerud, 40 years old and an 18-year NFL veteran, made good on five of five field goals—of 35, 32, 37, 34 and 19 yards—as the Vikings edged out Detroit 29-28.

October 01, 1984 | William Taaffe
Without Howard Cosell, Monday is just one more night with a football game

October 01, 1984 | Sarah Ballard