SI Vault

August 26, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 9

Previous Previous
Bernie Kosar Cover - Sports Illustrated August 26, 1985

August 26, 1985 | Compiled by BAILEY BREENE
BOXING—Challenger LUPE PINTOR of Mexico scored a unanimous decision over countryman Juan (Kid) Meza to win the WBC super bantamweight title in Mexico City.

August 26, 1985

August 26, 1985
ARTIFICIAL TURFSir:I'm glad to see someone finally point out the evils of artificial turf (The Tyranny of Phony Fields, et seq., Aug. 12). It is hard to believe that team owners would pay millions...

August 26, 1985 | Jack McCallum
The Pro Beach Volleyball Series—did you know there was one?—is the perfect microcosm of life in California. The athletes are uniformly tan, lean and beautiful—burners, peelers and anyone less than...

August 26, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz

August 26, 1985 | Edited by Franz Lidz
•Miller Barber, a top player on the senior golfers' circuit: "When I had hair, they'd just invented dirt."

August 26, 1985 | Steve Wulf

August 26, 1985 | Jill Lieber
John Riggins, a 13-year NFLer, now has to prove himself anew

August 26, 1985 | Douglas S. Looney

August 26, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
It was with trepidation that senior editor Julia Lamb first viewed the pictures that illustrate Jack McCallum's story on BASE jumping (page 82). Lamb, who edited the story, has a fear of heights,...

August 26, 1985 | E.M. Swift

August 26, 1985 | Rick Reilly

August 26, 1985 | Ivan Maisel
Indomitable Stan Wasiak is now the winningest minor league manager ever

August 26, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Larry Bowa may not have won any awards for congeniality, but if the shortstop's release last week by the Cubs means the end of his career, it's time to acknowledge him as one of baseball's...

August 26, 1985 | Henry Hecht
The best way to stop Cleveland's Pat Tabler when the bases are loaded is to walk him. Tabler, a .254 career hitter who's batting .268 this season, has been literally impossible to stop in 1985...

August 26, 1985 | Henry Hecht
MIKE YOUNG: The Oriole outfielder hit five homers and drove in 14 runs as Baltimore won five straight. Over a 13-game span Young, who lost an RBI single to rain Sunday, had nine HRs and 22 RBIs.

August 26, 1985 | Moss Klein
In 1926 Fred Logan, the Yankees' clubhouse man, spotted a 16-year-old kid trying to sneak into the stadium and asked him to help carry some equipment trunks in exchange for free admission. That...

August 26, 1985
Hung up on the close-up, football coverage loses sight of the big picture

August 26, 1985 | William Nack
Chief's Crown won the Travers, his first victory in nearly four months

August 26, 1985 | Jack McCallum

August 26, 1985 | Joy Duckett Cain
...I sit here growing old by inchesWatching the clock instead of the finchesBut sometimes I visualize in my ginThe Audubon I audubin—Ogden Nash

August 26, 1985 | Bruce Anderson
Pearl Sinn walks out of the Southern California heat and into Chef's Kitchen, the diner her parents own and operate in Bellflower, 14 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Fresh from a victory...