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April 06, 1992 | Volume 76, Issue 13

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Kirby Puckett Cover - Sports Illustrated April 06, 1992

April 06, 1992 | Steve Rushin

April 06, 1992 | Steve Rushin
Below are key players in the division who are eligible for free agency after this season. Ripken, Boggs, Carter: Those are juicy names for next winter's postseason sweepstakes.

April 06, 1992 | Roy Blount Jr.

April 06, 1992 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Defending champion Duke has the seasoned stars, Michigan the precocious freshmen, and the two teams are heading for a showdown. Sorry, Blue Devils, but youth will be served

April 06, 1992 | Carl Grody
Former Indiana basketball star Landon Turner refuses to let paralysis keep him on the sideline

April 06, 1992 | Merrell Noden

April 06, 1992 | Mary Alice Kellogg
For the author, spring training meant watching her mother dispense aspirin to the Cleveland Indians

April 06, 1992 | Edited by Jon Scher
Preempted The managerial aspirations of Bob Costas, who guided the Oakland Athletics to a 7-5 exhibition loss to Seattle on his 40th birthday. The NBC broadcaster, who once served as the Toledo...

April 06, 1992
Paulette KingMONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

April 06, 1992 | Steve Rushin
For this fan, the 1992 Grapefruit League season has been a particularly sour one

April 06, 1992 | Alexander Wolff
Christian Laettner's perfect shooting propelled Duke to its fifth consecutive Final Four

April 06, 1992 | Phil Taylor
Indiana thrashed UCLA, thanks to the marksmanship of a revitalized Eric Anderson

April 06, 1992 | Hank Hersch
Swarming Cincinnati takes its cue from the pet piranhas of forward Herb Jones

April 06, 1992 | William F. Reed
Sparked by Jalen Rose, Michigan's young team has blossomed in a hurry

April 06, 1992 | Rick Reilly
With his family hanging on every shot, Davis Love III conquered all in the TPC

April 06, 1992 | Sonja Steptoe
In her hour previous seasons on the LPGA tour, Dottie Mochrie found her deep-seated intensity more a curse than a blessing. Though she had two tournament wins and a bank account that was swelling...

April 06, 1992 | E.M. Swift
Kristi Yamaguchi notwithstanding, the figure skating worlds were nothing to write home about

April 06, 1992 | Steve Wulf
The game needs remodeling, so the author has drawn up a nine-point plan

April 06, 1992 | Tim Kurkjian

April 06, 1992 | John Papanek
Last season, while shooting photos from the roof of Toronto's SkyDome, 31 stories above the playing field, photographer Chuck Solomon decided to check in with SI assistant picture editor Laurel...

April 06, 1992 | Leigh Montville
In seven seasons, Rangers manager Bobby Valentine hasn't even won his division. But he still has his job—and that's a triumph

April 06, 1992
The game takes on a new look when viewed from a perch 300 feet above the field in Toronto's SkyDome

April 06, 1992 | Jim Harmon
Olympic gymnast Phoebe Mills is on her way to becoming an Olympic diver

April 06, 1992 | Douglas Starr
In Illinois, one man's dream of a field grows bigger every day

April 06, 1992 | Laura Hilgers
The newest generation of computerized video simulators is bringing golf to the great indoors

April 06, 1992
Not Plain in SpainWe have just received the swimsuit issue (March 9) and must thank you for giving your readers the same beautiful models as well as spectacular new ones year after year. We think...

April 06, 1992 | Tim Kurkjian

April 06, 1992 | Tim Kurkjian
In a position-by-position count of Hall of Famers, third base comes up short.

April 06, 1992 | Steve Rushin
With a name like his, in a town like New York, why isn't Mets slugger Howard Johnson a commercial smash hit?

April 06, 1992 | Tim Kurkjian

April 06, 1992 | Tim Kurkjian
Below are key players in the division who are eligible for free agency after this season. If money is a motivator, look for some big-stat seasons out of this group. Keep closest watch on Dawson,...

April 06, 1992 | Tim Kurkjian

April 06, 1992 | Tim Kurkjian
Below are key players in the division who are eligible for free agency after this season. In the game of play-today-for-next-year's-pay, keep an eye on L.A.—especially Daniels and Davis.

April 06, 1992 | Edited by Richard Demak
Callous Disregard

April 06, 1992 | Edited by Richard Demak
Tony Perez, Cincinnati Reds coach, on wire-service reports that pitcher John Smiley was unhappy about his trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Minnesota Twins: "John Smiley is going to change...

April 06, 1992 | Edited by Richard Demak
[Thumb Up]To Notre Dame, for its auction this week that raised $30,000 for a scholarship in the names of Meghan Beeler and Colleen Hipp, two Irish swimmers who died in a bus crash on Jan. 24.

April 06, 1992 | Edited by Richard Demak
Graham and Linda Cross of Walsall, England, are so devoted to the Manchester United football team that in 1976 they named their newborn son after its players. Last month 15-year-old Graham Alex...

April 06, 1992 | Edited by Richard Demak
O.K., so we're not perfect. Cleveland Indians Cory Snyder (left) and Joe Carter appeared on the cover of our April 6, 1987, baseball preview, in which we picked the Indians to finish first in the...

April 06, 1992 | Richard Hoffer

April 06, 1992 | Steve Rushin

April 06, 1992 | Steve Rushin
Below are key players in the division who are eligible for free agency after this season. In the closely contested American League West, Oakland may benefit from an incentive boost.