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April 04, 1988 | Volume 68, Issue 14

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Mark McGwire Cover - Sports Illustrated April 04, 1988

April 04, 1988
A MISCELLANY OF BASEBALL BY THE NUMBERS, CULLED FROM 'THE 1988 ELIAS BASEBALL ANALYST'

April 04, 1988
THROUGH AUG 63.21

April 04, 1988 | Peter Gammons

April 04, 1988 | David Noonan

April 04, 1988 | Dan Peterson
In a train station, Ted Williams made a young fan's day

April 04, 1988 | William Jeanes
Jackie Mitchell fanned Ruth and Gehrig in her pro debut

April 04, 1988 | Compiled by Duncan Brantley
PRO BASKETBALL—The NBA playoffs were a month away, yet only two Western Conference berths remained open. Houston and Utah clinched spots last week, leaving San Antonio, Sacramento, Seattle and...

April 04, 1988
JOHN DAVISWESTON, CONN.Davis, a freshman swimmer at North Carolina, led the Tar Heels to the ACC title by setting one conference—a 1:37.3 in the 200-yard free—and four school records. He also...

April 04, 1988 | Ron Fimrite
Baseball's remaining grand old parks should be saved

April 04, 1988 | Christopher Lewis
In May 1941, America began a portentous mood swing. Charles Lindbergh, the country's aviator hero and a vociferous opponent of U.S. involvement in the European war, fell from favor with President...

April 04, 1988 | Edited by Steve Wulf
A RUNNING CONTROVERSY

April 04, 1988 | Edited by Steve Wulf
•Jack Ramsay, Indiana Pacers coach, upon being asked "Can I help you?" by a female clerk as he checked into his hotel: "Can you rebound?"

April 04, 1988
Finally there are four: Arizona, Kansas, Duke and Oklahoma head for the big show

April 04, 1988 | Rick Telander
EAST

April 04, 1988 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Too bad that the members of the International Drag Bike Association, who were assembled in Birmingham last weekend, had to spend Saturday afternoon out on the track. The bikers might have...

April 04, 1988 | Hank Hersch
In the intrastate Wheatfest that was the Midwest Regional final on Sunday, Kansas had just defeated Kansas State 71-58, and winning coach Larry Brown plunked himself down next to his star player,...

April 04, 1988 | Alexander Wolff
During any Arizona game, you can fasten your eyes on the Gumbies, the Wildcats' hyperkinetic bench warmers, and keep a play-by-play from what you see. Coach Lute Olson's scrubs have choreography...

April 04, 1988 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Duke should breeze by Kansas and then gain sweet revenge against Arizona to win it all

April 04, 1988 | Jaime Diaz
Mark McCumber won The Players Championship in his own backyard

April 04, 1988 | E.M. Swift

April 04, 1988 | Donald J. Barr
When free-lance writer David Noonan Showed up at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., to do research on Lou Gehrig for a book on neurological medicine, he had no idea of the treasure...

April 04, 1988 | Ron Fimrite

April 04, 1988 | Nicholas Dawidoff
It was such a pleasant day in April 1960 in Fort Wayne, Ind., that 80-year-old Dale McMillen decided to take a couple of hours off from running one of the nation's largest soybean processing...

April 04, 1988 | Hank Hersch

April 04, 1988
Leaping, diving, stretching, throwing, they make the classic plays that take sure hits—and one's breath—away. Joe McNally photographed six of the game's slickest fielders

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf

April 04, 1988 | Peter Gammons

April 04, 1988 | Robert W. Creamer
Relief pitching began way back in the dim mists of baseball's past, sometime between 1845, when Alexander Cartwright created the game as we know it, and 1869, when the Cincinnati Red Stockings...

April 04, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
NEW DODGERSPennant fever in Vero Beach (The Boys of Spring, March 7)? Well, I don't know. Here's how the Dodgers' off-season deals look to me. They gave up a strong starting pitcher in Bob Welch...

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
The last time Don Baylor played for the Oakland athletics, in 1976, the team did early workouts at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, Ariz. Imagine his surprise this spring when he showed up at the...

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Oakland is the West's best in SI's position-by-position rankings

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Something is about to happen that will shake the very foundation of the American League. It has nothing to do with female umps or balk rules or George Bell being asked to return his MVP...

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Boston's depth will be the difference

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Will Jeffrey Leonard go flap up or flap down this year? Will Joaquin Andujar get another chance to throw a tantrum in October? How will Kirk Gibson respond to his first hotfoot? Will the Reds lash...

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
The Astros could slay the big guys

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Barring a rash of major injuries like pulled jaw muscles, you can pretty much count on meeting the Mets in the National League Championship Series. The possibility exists, of course, that someone...

April 04, 1988 | Steve Wulf
Some good teams aren't good enough