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October 21, 1991 | Volume 75, Issue 17

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Kirby Puckett Cover - Sports Illustrated October 21, 1991

October 21, 1991 | Michael Jaffe
The sports highlights you see on the nightly news are often the work of Phoenix Communications

October 21, 1991 | Ron Berler
To boost attendance, the 1923 New York Giants signed minor league slugger Mose Solomon

October 21, 1991 | Donald McCaig
When a prize-winning Border collie works a herd during a sheepdog trial, there is no doubt who is in charge

October 21, 1991 | Edited by Michael Jaffe
FinishedIn a triple dead heat, Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal and Cafe Lex in the ninth race at Belmont Park on Oct. 7. The three claimers pulled together deep into the homestretch and raced stride...

October 21, 1991

October 21, 1991 | Richard Hoffer
Even sacrificial lamb Cornell enjoyed Stanford's centennial celebration

October 21, 1991 | John Grossmann
Welcome to Spruce Creek, Fla., where you'll find an airplane in most every driveway

October 21, 1991 | Michael Pearce
Wing shooters and epicures are celebrating the ring-necked pheasant's centennial in the U.S.

October 21, 1991 | Sally Guard
Marvin Lee Aday, a.k.a. rock 'n' roller Meat Loaf, is a devoted girls' softball coach

October 21, 1991 | Karen Karvonen
A septuagenarian with spunk who took up drag racing now reigns as queen of the strip

October 21, 1991 | Jim Kaplan
Lance Richbourg draws on his baseball heritage as well as his talent as a painter to create unusual T-shirts

October 21, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf

October 21, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
[Thumb Up]To Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jose Rijo, for buying two ambulances for the police department and the hospital in his hometown of San Cristóbal in the Dominican Republic.

October 21, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
John Gutekunst, University of Minnesota football coach, after his Gophers lost to Colorado 58-0 on Sept. 21: "The new NCAA rule says we have to have one day oft each week. I just didn't think...

October 21, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
The marathon season is in full swing, with races the next few weeks in Detroit, Chicago and New York City. Halloween is also approaching, so here is a list of 10 notable marathon impostors—runners...

October 21, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
After the final out was made in the New York Mets' last game of the season, Ralph Kiner, the Mets broadcaster, long renowned for his verbal miscues, said, "We'll be back to wrap things up and talk...

October 21, 1991 | Edited by Steve Wulf
Flashing across our Oct. 17, 1966, cover was New York Jet quarterback Joe Namath, whom we described as "pro football's very own Beatle." We also reported the trade of another free spirit named...

October 21, 1991 | Steve Rushin
Minnesota is World Series bound after sliding by Toronto in the American League Championship Series

October 21, 1991 | Tim Kurkjian
How bad a year was it for managers? The Blue Jays' Cito Gaston missed 33 games with a herniated disk—and then suffered food poisoning. The Twins' Tom Kelly had shingles. The Pirates' Jim Leyland...

October 21, 1991 | Hank Hersch
Two one-run wins in Atlanta gave Pittsburgh an edge in the National League series

October 21, 1991
Who Is That Man?In the SCORECARD section of your Sept. 30 issue, you listed the 12 American League and 14 National League pitchers with the fastest fastballs. No Dodger pitcher was mentioned, but...

October 21, 1991 | Austin Murphy

October 21, 1991 | John Garrity
The conditions may have been ideal, but Chip Beck's 59 was still a remarkable achievement

October 21, 1991 | Penny Ward Moser
The Dodgers' Tommy Lasorda isn't the only one who has been overworking his blender

October 21, 1991 | Jay Greenberg
The champion Pittsburgh Penguins are pulling for stricken coach Bob Johnson

October 21, 1991 | Austin Murphy

October 21, 1991 | Richard O'Brien

October 21, 1991 | Paul Zimmerman

October 21, 1991 | William F. Reed
Sunshine Supermen

October 21, 1991 | William F. Reed
OFFENSEMichael Lerch, a junior split end for Princeton, set Division I-AA records for all-purpose yards (463) and receiving yards (370, on nine catches) and scored four TDs in the Tigers' 59-37...

October 21, 1991 | Peter King
Don't Worry, He'll Be Back

October 21, 1991 | Peter King
What the Raiders' team doctors believed to be true in March—two months after Bo Jackson suffered a serious hip injury in an AFC playoff game—finally came to pass last week: Jackson isn't going to...

October 21, 1991 | Peter King
Starting Over

October 21, 1991 | Alexander Wolff

October 21, 1991 | Alexander Wolff
In 1986, Heike Drechsler let slip to a reporter that she and her soccer-player husband, Andreas, wanted to have a child. Her coach and a local club official upbraided her for even considering such...

October 21, 1991 | Alexander Wolff
In early November 1989, shortly before the Berlin Wall fell and while demonstrations were taking place around East Germany, a West German television station reported that Henry Maske, a...

October 21, 1991 | Alexander Wolff
At his Coach's urging, Udo Beyer retired after a disappointing fourth-place finish in the shot put at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. "The problem was, inside I wasn't ready to retire," he says today. "I...

October 21, 1991 | Alexander Wolff
In the living room of his apartment in the decaying industrial city of Halle, Thomas Lange has placed his Olympic gold medal, won in the single sculls in Seoul, in a glass-and-wood display case...

October 21, 1991 | Alexander Wolff
At the world swimming championships in Perth last January, Jörg Hoffmann won what some consider to be the greatest race of all time, the 1,500-meter final, in which he touched out Kieren Perkins...

October 21, 1991 | Ken McAlpine