October 12, 1987 | Austin Murphy
Buffalo's new ballpark is so modern it's traditional
October 12, 1987 | Chuck Wielgus
The rink was a cornfield, the sticks croquet mallets
In 1976 Amos Mansdorf was a 10-year-old Sabra who didn't know a tennis racket from a prickly pear. Hardly any other native Israeli did, either. Tennis in Israel was played mainly by tourists at...
October 12, 1987 | Compiled by Amy Lennard
BOXING—WILFREDO VASQUEZ of Puerto Rico won the WBA bantamweight title with a 10th-round KO of Park Chan Yong of South Korea, in Seoul.
October 12, 1987
FRANK REYNOLDSSANTA ANA, CALIF.Reynolds, 55, a civil engineering consultant and a former All-America swimmer at Michigan State, became the oldest person to swim from Catalina Island to Palos...
If it were, it would crack down on gratuitous violence
THE FREE-AGENCY FANDANGO
•Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals manager, recalling the Texas Ranger club he guided to a 47-91 record in 1973: "We were only two players short of being a contender—Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax."
October 12, 1987 | Peter Gammons
San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's record hitting streak ended—after a beaut of a bunt
October 12, 1987 | Rick Telander
Neither side in the NFL strike found much to lift its spirits in the advent of scab ball
October 12, 1987 | Donald J. Barr
The first Sunday of NFL strike games presented an unusual logistical challenge for deputy picture editor Catherine Mather. It was her job to make sure SI had photographic coverage both inside and...
The clash between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Redskins, such as they were, turned out to be the most tantalizing fare served up on Scab Sunday I. By rights, the visiting Cardinals, with...
In one city the NFLPA enjoyed almost too much support
October 12, 1987 | Lynn R. Houser
Fathers must be the most frustrated species on the planet. From the time tots are old enough to insert the cat's tail into a wall socket, dads have big plans for them—and are bound to be...
I soloed an airplane when I was about 10 years old. It's hard to say exactly how old I was because I wasn't as conscious of age and time then as I am now. I'll admit, though, that on that...
October 12, 1987 | William Taaffe
The networks are partial to events whose sponsors guarantee to buy commercial time. The names of seven such events are represented by the rebuslike diagrams. For the titles, turn the page upside down.
October 12, 1987 | Edited by Gay Flood
SEPTEMBER REVISITEDThank you for Peter Gammons's article on pennant races of the past (Septembers to Remember, Sept. 14). The only thing missing from the story of the Cardinals' drive toward the...
October 12, 1987 | Ralph Wiley
October 12, 1987 | Robert Sullivan
OFFENSE:Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis, a sophomore, ran 19 times for a school-record 241 yards as the Falcons beat Utah 48-27. With 672 yards, he's the WAC's top rusher and No. 1 ground gainer...
October 12, 1987
AS A NEW SEASON OPENS, COUNT ON THE FLYERS AND BRUISERS LIKE JET