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June 28, 1993 | Volume 78, Issue 25

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Michael Jordan Cover - Sports Illustrated June 28, 1993

June 28, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
Excesses of Success

June 28, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
It was a true convergence of the stars. Wayne Gretzky led the Los Angeles Kings to the Stanley Cup finals. Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to another NBA title. On one golden night, June 9,...

June 28, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Dan Shaughnessy, in the Boston Globe: "Defensively the Red Sox are a lot like Stonehenge. They are old, they don't move and no one is certain why they are positioned the way they are."

June 28, 1993 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Chris Webber, former Michigan star, relishing the prospect—if he, rather than Jamal Mashburn, is the Magic's pick—of playing alongside Shaquille O'Neal: "I can shoot an air ball and then act like...

June 28, 1993 | Jack McCallum

June 28, 1993 | Phil Taylor
John Paxson has always been most comfortable on the periphery, sliding along the outer edges until he finds the right spot. It was that way when he was growing up in Kettering, Ohio, smaller and...

June 28, 1993 | Richard Hoffer

June 28, 1993 | Richard Hoffer
No major league player has hit .400 since Ted Williams batted .406 in 1941, and only two players—Rod Carew in '77 and George Brett in '80—have finished a season within 20 points of that barrier in...

June 28, 1993 | Rick Reilly

June 28, 1993 | John Garrity
As John Daly explained afterward, his hands still warm from the golfing equivalent of pulling the sword from the stone, he had come to Baltusrol to astonish the multitudes. "We may not play good,"...

June 28, 1993 | Tim Crothers
Oh boy. Those two words tell the whole story of the second-youngest golfer ever to tee up at the U.S. Open. Ted Oh, who is just 16 years and 10 months of age and is still in the midst of his...

June 28, 1993 | Franz Lidz
This much we know: Lil Drawdy didn't pick a bag to match her shoes. The bag belonged to her son Oswald, a 25-year-old pro competing in his first U.S. Open. Lil, 4'11" and 109 pounds, dragged...

June 28, 1993 | Kenny Moore

June 28, 1993 | Mark Mulvoy
Upon meeting Oriole Shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., SI staff writer Tom Verducci felt a kinship with him. "What linked Cal and mc was that we both had coaches for fathers," says Verducci, whose story on...

June 28, 1993 | Tom Verducci

June 28, 1993 | Ron Fimrite
Terry Norris continued to show he may be just that, with a TKO of Troy Waters

June 28, 1993 | Franz Lidz
The U.S. women's Whitewater team is among the best—male or female—in the world

June 28, 1993 | Michael Jaffe
Ex-major leaguer Bert Shepard finally met the enemy who saved his life in '44

June 28, 1993 | Tim Kurkjian

June 28, 1993 | Steve Rushin

June 28, 1993
Mike PierceMIDDLETOWN, IND.Mike, a third baseman and recent graduate of Shenandoah High, set a national high school record by hitting three home runs in one inning. He led off a game against Union...

June 28, 1993 | Leigh Montville
As the author turns 50, he is dismayed to find out that sports is being run by a bunch of kids

June 28, 1993
Barry BondsRichard Hoffer's article about Barry Bonds (The Importance of Being Barry, May 24) makes me ashamed to be a baseball fan. A player is treated like a god by children all over America,...