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July 23, 1990 | Volume 73, Issue 4

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated July 23, 1990

July 23, 1990 | Kelli Anderson
The Race Across America is a coast-to-coast bash, and winning it can be a pain

July 23, 1990 | Steve Rushin
Dave Pallone tells readers more about himself than they probably wanted to hear

July 23, 1990 | Kelli Anderson
Lightweight fishing line is the secret of the mod Suspension Eyewear

July 23, 1990 | Edited by Craig Neff

July 23, 1990 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Ben Bennett, quarterback for the Dallas Texans of the Arena Football League, on the frenetic pace of Arenaball: "The game looks like your VCR is stuck on search."

July 23, 1990 | Merrell Noden
Joe Falcon demonstrated in Oslo that the U.S. at last has a middle-distance man who can run with the world's best

July 23, 1990 | John Garrity
Wet weather and Patty Sheehan's collapse marred a tournament won by defending champ Betsy King

July 23, 1990 | Donald J. Barr
This week SI takes a comprehensive look at the lower rungs of professional baseball and celebrates the minor leaguer—the guy who suffers long bus rides and small paychecks to pursue his sport. SI...

July 23, 1990 | Douglas S. Looney
Willie Gault persuaded big-name speedsters to try out for the U.S. team

July 23, 1990 | Steve Wulf

July 23, 1990 | Peter Gammons

July 23, 1990 | Peter Gammons
Some farms are more fertile than others. Here are Peter Gammons's evaluations of the best and worst farm systems:

July 23, 1990 | Larry Williams
The allure of minor league baseball lies in its good-time flavor, its grass-roots simplicity and its rough-edged beauty. To capture those qualities, I hit the road armed only with a polaroid...

July 23, 1990 | Steve Wulf

July 23, 1990 | Franz Lidz

July 23, 1990 | John Steinbreder

July 23, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian

July 23, 1990 | Tim Kurkjian
THE X FACTORThere have been 33 major leaguers whose last name begins with Q and 62 with Z, but none with X. Joe Xavier, a 27-year-old infielder for Greenville (S.C.), Atlanta's Double A team in...

July 23, 1990 | Tim Crothers
If he were just a 36-year-old, 5'8", 145-pound lefthanded knuckleballer supporting a wife and three daughters by pitching Triple A baseball in Rochester, N.Y., Daniel Boone's story would be...

July 23, 1990 | Leigh Montville

July 23, 1990
ALZADO AND THE DISABLEDIt was a joy to read about the tremendous success of Little League Baseball's recently established Challenger Division, for physically and mentally disabled children...

July 23, 1990
MICHAEL PIPERATLANTAMichael, 14, beat Joshua Burris of Waynesville, N.C., to win the gold medal in the 13-14 age group at the U.S. Judo Association's national tournament. He has also won age-group...

July 23, 1990 | Compiled by Michael Jaffe
BOWLING—BRYAN GOEBEL beat Joe Salvemini 184-173 to win a PBA tournament and $24,000 in Tucson. The title was Goebel's first on the tour.

July 23, 1990 | Daniel Okrent
Pittsfield's Wahconah Park is baseball as it oughta be