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September 23, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 14

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Ozzie Smith Cover - Sports Illustrated September 23, 1985

September 23, 1985 | Pat Jordan
Perry Pilotti Jr., the American representative of the Italian Baseball Federation, is a 5'4", 68-year-old bachelor with twinkling eyes, a puckish smile and gray hair that protrudes at odd angles...

September 23, 1985 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer

September 23, 1985 | Edited by Robert W. Creamer
•Rocky Bridges, San Francisco Giants coach, on why he refuses to eat snails: "I prefer fast food."

September 23, 1985 | E.M. Swift

September 23, 1985 | George Plimpton

September 23, 1985 | Jaime Diaz
What better way for Bo Schembechler to forget his worst year at Michigan than with a 20-12 whipping of Notre Dame?

September 23, 1985 | Barry McDermott
The pros from Great Britain and Europe ended 28 years of frustration and failure with a convincing victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup

September 23, 1985 | William Taaffe

September 23, 1985 | Ralph Wiley
Neil Lomax is the catalyst that makes the St. Louis offense explode

September 23, 1985 | Jill Lieber
The Rams' charter flight to Philadelphia last Friday was held up for 15 minutes by Eric Dickerson and Rams owner Georgia Frontiere, who were rushing to the airport after the details had been...

September 23, 1985 | Jill Lieber
Harold Carmichael, the Eagles' wide receiver from 1971 to '83, holds the NFL record for pass receptions in consecutive games played—127. His closest rivals among active players are:

September 23, 1985 | Jill Lieber
Dan Doornink, whose fall role in life is to block for Curt Warner and bust wedges on kickoffs, laughs when his Seahawk teammates refer to him as the Sensitive Man. But the nickname for the 6'3",...

September 23, 1985 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Freeman McNeil rushed for 192 yards and two TDs on 18 carries in the Jets' 42-3 win over Buffalo. He broke the club's single-game rushing record (180 yards) set by Matt Snell in '64.

September 23, 1985 | No. 4,192
A ball with eyes—and ears—recalls the night Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb

September 23, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Dick Wagner, the man who let Pete Rose get away from Cincinnati, replaced Al Rosen as G.M. of the Astros the same week Rose passed Ty Cobb. Wagner, you might remember, also fired Sparky Anderson...

September 23, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Here are some odds and ends from Pete Rose:

September 23, 1985 | Henry Hecht
MIKE MARSHALL: The Dodger outfielder hit four homers, drove in 16 runs, scored another 10 and batted .417 (15 for 36). In a 12-3 victory over Atlanta, Marshall went 4 for 5 and had four RBIs.

September 23, 1985 | Hank Hersch
It was tie time in the Top 20 as two major matchups ended dead even

September 23, 1985 | Hank Hersch
OFFENSE: Kansas quarterback Mike Norseth completed 24 of 38 passes for a Big Eight-record 480 yards as well as four TDs in a 42-16 rout of Vanderbilt. His 509 total yards also set a conference mark.

September 23, 1985 | Chris Mead

September 23, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
When art director Richard Warner was growing up in St. Louis, his neighbor and playmate was Dick Musial, son of Stan the Man. It was natural, therefore, that baseball became one of Warner's...

September 23, 1985 | Compiled by JOY DUCKETT CAIN
PRO FOOTBALL—On Monday, Dallas fans crooned a derisive Happy Birthday to Washington quarterback Joe Theismann as the Cowboys gave the 36-year-old birthday boy a gift he didn't need: five...

September 23, 1985

September 23, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
Sir:I have followed Aaron Pryor's career for quite some time now, and the article (, Sept. 9) by Pat Putnam made the tears roll down my cheeks. Today I was released from Talbot Hall, St. Anthony...