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April 16, 1990 | Volume 72, Issue 16

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Ted Williams Cover - Sports Illustrated April 16, 1990

April 16, 1990 | Merrell Noden
Frank Shorter first came to Boulder, Colo., in the summer of 1970, one year after he graduated from Yale and two years before he won the marathon at the Munich Olympics. Boulder's attraction, at...

April 16, 1990 | Bruce Anderson

April 16, 1990 | Matthew J. Costello
These indoor games let you manage like Earl Weaver and hit like Mickey Mantle

April 16, 1990 | Bil Gilbert

April 16, 1990 | Duncan Brantley

April 16, 1990 | Ben Fong-Torres
This fan collects baseball cards in the pursuit of happiness, not crass cash

April 16, 1990 | Compiled by Tim Crothers
PRO BASKETBALL—The league's hottest player and team. Michael Jordan and the Bulls, soared to within 2½ games of the Pistons, the leaders in the Central Division. Chicago beat the Pacers 109-102,...

April 16, 1990
KAREN OLSSONNORWOOD, MASS.Karen, a senior at Norwood High, scored 9.3 on the uneven bars, 9.25 on the balance beam. 9.15 on the vault and 9.45 in the floor exercise to win her second straight...

April 16, 1990 | Steve Wulf
High-paid athletes have duties off the field too

April 16, 1990 | Edited by Craig Neff

April 16, 1990 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Andy Van Slyke, Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder, after striking out three times in an exhibition game against St. Louis: "I was so bad, I couldn't have driven Miss Daisy home."

April 16, 1990 | Rick Reilly

April 16, 1990 | Peter Gammons

April 16, 1990 | Peter Gammons
In Brooklyn, the Dodgers played in a typically asymmetrical bandbox. That changed when they moved into their current home.

April 16, 1990 | Peter Gammons
Why has fielding improved? Compare infielder Nellie Fox's glove (above, left) with that of Ozzie Smith. Catching has declined though, despite larger mitts with deeper pockets (below).

April 16, 1990 | Donald J. Barr
In 1982, staff writer Tim Kurkjian, then a Rookie reporter for The Dallas Morning News, walked into Texas Rangers manager Don Zimmer's office looking a bit glum.

April 16, 1990 | Richard Sandomir
How different is the game today? On the field, it has become faster, with greater emphasis on defense, as this comparison of National League player statistics from 1950 and last season shows. Off...

April 16, 1990
Out there behind fences and screens and Plexiglas portholes, the denizens of the bullpen live on the fringes of the game, in a peculiar world of their own

April 16, 1990 | Dan Quisenberry

April 16, 1990 | Rick Wolff
Pretzels Pezzullo. Goober Zuber. Snitz Applegate. Cheese Schweitzer. Bow Wow Arft. Pea Soup Dumont. Yo-Yo Davalillo. Bunions Zeider. Sour Mash Daniels. Stormy Weatherly.

April 16, 1990 | Austin Murphy

April 16, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian

April 16, 1990 | Crosbie Cotton
The U.S. has its first World Cup medal in bobsledding since 1987, and Chuck Leonowicz is happy but broke. Again. No sooner had the bronze medal been hung around his neck after the last race of the...

April 16, 1990 | Joseph Monninger
For years the springtime ritual of rubbing down my Brooks Robinson-signature glove with neat's-foot oil marked the beginning of my personal baseball season. On some snowy evening in late February...

April 16, 1990 | Demmie Stathoplos
The money is lying there, just a few feet away from the blonde with the gun in her hand. Her dark blue eyes take on a steely glint as she zeros in on the mark. If she can pull this off, the money...

April 16, 1990 | Robert H. Boyle
A tad over five feet tall and weighing only 95 pounds, Theodore Gordon hardly seemed to have the makings of a sporting giant. Born into a family of means in Pittsburgh in 1854, he lived for a...

April 16, 1990 | David Noland
When the phone rang, I figured it would be my sister Becky, ticked off. I was right. "Can you believe that garbage?" she wailed. "They fired her!"

April 16, 1990 | Jill Lieber

April 16, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian

April 16, 1990 | Richard Hoffer

April 16, 1990
KURT RAMBISThank you for the long-overdue article on Kurt Rambis (The Eyes Have It, March 19). The contributions Rambis makes to the Phoenix Suns cannot be compared with those of Larry Bird or...

April 16, 1990 | Steve Wulf

April 16, 1990 | Ron Fimrite

April 16, 1990 | Steve Wulf

April 16, 1990 | Leigh Montville