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May 25, 1987 | Volume 66, Issue 21

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Eric Davis Cover - Sports Illustrated May 25, 1987

May 25, 1987 | Edited by Steve Wulf

May 25, 1987 | Edited by Steve Wulf
•Charlie Kerfeld, the reliever recently demoted by the Astros, in a message left on his answering machine: "I ain't here and I ain't going to be here for a while, I guess."

May 25, 1987 | Jack McCallum

May 25, 1987 | Hank Hersch
Jim Abbott, Michigan's fireballing sophomore ace, is so talented he can pitch and field with the same hand

May 25, 1987 | William Nack

May 25, 1987 | Ralph Wiley

May 25, 1987 | Donald J. Barr
Susan Kamb, who took over as our chief of correspondents earlier this month, is the right woman for the right job. With her varied experience in journalism—she spent five years at The Sacramento...

May 25, 1987 | Austin Murphy
As the Oilers battle the Flyers for the Stanley Cup, defenseman Randy Gregg, the NHL's only M.D., has the right medicine

May 25, 1987 | Sam Moses

May 25, 1987 | Franz Lidz
The guy in the bleachers shouting "Amazing! Beauty! Unbelievable!" and waving a New York Liberties pennant knows why he goes to Major League Volleyball games. "I love tall women." says 63-year-old...

May 25, 1987 | William Oscar Johnson

May 25, 1987 | Edited by Gay Flood
DR. JThank you for adding the final touch to Dr. J's tremendous career (Last Rounds for the Doctor, May 4). Not only did your writers pay tribute to Erving the player, but they also honored Erving...

May 25, 1987 | Peter Gammons

May 25, 1987 | Peter Gammons
JOTTINGS FROM THE JOINTDenny McLain writes a monthly column for the Detroit-based Sports Fans' Journal from the Talladega, Ala., federal prison, where he is serving a 23-year sentence for...

May 25, 1987 | Craig Neff
Jackie Joyner-Kersee won two events in a star-crossed Pepsi

May 25, 1987 | Frank Deford

May 25, 1987 | Clive Gammon
The St. John's-Navy croquet match is an esteemed event

May 25, 1987 | Merrell Noden
The athletic Byron was poetry in motion as a swimmer

May 25, 1987 | W.K. Stratton
In 1967, at 46, Freckles Brown rode the unridable bull

May 25, 1987 | Compiled by Bailey Breene Gendron
PRO BASKETBALL—The Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the Western Conference final for the sixth straight year, with a 118-106 Game 5 victory over Golden State. Houston pulled to within one game of...

May 25, 1987
KATHY ZIMMERMANDENVERKathy, 14, defeated Kristin Johnson 11-4, 11-0 to win the girls' singles title at the U.S. Junior Badminton Championships, in Natick, Mass. She also teamed with Pat Murphy of...

May 25, 1987 | Jack McCallum
The last thing the NBA needed was four new franchises