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April 24, 1989 | Volume 70, Issue 18

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Tony Mandarich Cover - Sports Illustrated April 24, 1989

April 24, 1989 | Donald J. Barr
Sports Illustrated is justifiably proud of its many fine writers—including those who don't actually write for SI. When they aren't combing our stories for flaws in logic, syntax and punctuation,...

April 24, 1989 | Edited by Steve Wulf

April 24, 1989 | Edited by Steve Wulf
•Tommy Lasorda, Dodger manager: "Nobody had to tell Richard Burton he was a great actor. Nobody has to tell Frank Sinatra he is a great singer. Nobody has to tell Robert Wagner he's handsome....

April 24, 1989 | Austin Murphy

April 24, 1989 | Clive Gammon
Tragedy again struck British soccer as 94 fans were killed by an out-of-control crowd

April 24, 1989 | Franz Lidz
At Caesars Palace, Robbie Knievel successfully executed the motorcycle stunt that nearly killed his father 22 years ago

April 24, 1989 | Merrell Noden
Abebe Mekonnen took off in the last 1½ miles to beat Juma Ikangaa at Boston

April 24, 1989 | Sam Moses
Al Unser Jr. won Long Beach after rear-ending Mario Andretti

April 24, 1989 | Ron Fimrite
When the talk is trade, the name heard most often is that of Seattle's Mark Langston

April 24, 1989
ENDANGERED SPECIESThe article in your 1989 Special Baseball Issue on the shortage of catchers (They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To, April 5) reminded me of two previous SI stories: Where Are...

April 24, 1989 | Rick Telander

April 24, 1989 | Rick Telander
How much food does it take to support a daily diet of up to 15,000 calories? Here's the shopping list for Mandarich's weekly trip to the supermarket.

April 24, 1989 | Paul Zimmerman
The NFL has never before had an offensive line prospect like Tony Mandarich.

April 24, 1989 | Leo W. Banks
Hal Eustice's latest invention, which looks like a partly dismantled vacuum cleaner, is helping young ballplayers around the country become better hitters. The device, called the Rocket Tee, is a...

April 24, 1989 | Paul Zimmerman
At the top this draft is better than last year's. Two players, Michigan State offensive tackle Tony Mandarich and Florida State cornerback Deion Sanders, may be the best at their positions ever to...

April 24, 1989 | Bob Verdi

April 24, 1989 | Roy McHugh
"Battling Siki" was a professional boxer who accepted violence as an occupational hazard, but only when absolutely necessary. As 88-year-old Stefan Lorant tells it, Siki knocked out Georges...

April 24, 1989 | Rick Reilly

April 24, 1989 | Peter Gammons

April 24, 1989 | Peter Gammons

April 24, 1989 | Peter Gammons
How many home runs did the Athletics lose when first baseman Mark McGwire joined his teammate rightfielder Jose Canseco on the disabled list last week? Well, last year the Bash Brothers hit 74...

April 24, 1989 | J.E. Vader
Last Saturday, when Kansas city's designated hitter Danny Tartabull stepped up to the plate in the seventh inning at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium, it would have been fair to assume that Royals...

April 24, 1989 | Mike Bryan

April 24, 1989 | Robert F. Jones

April 24, 1989 | J.E. Vader
A painter limns NBA players in an ancient style

April 24, 1989 | Compiled by Jay Jennings
PRO BASKETBALL—The Lakers won three of four games against teams that have no chance to make the playoffs, but that was not enough to shake the Suns, who extended their winning streak to seven...

April 24, 1989
MAURICE LAMARKANSAS CITY, KANS.Lamar, a 5'10" sophomore guard at Kansas City (Kans.) Community College, led the nation's JC basketball players in three-point goals (161) and attempts (393) while...

April 24, 1989 | Gilbert Rogin
The author recalls Sugar Ray, who died last week at 67