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July 19, 1993 | Volume 79, Issue 3

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Denny McLain Cover - Sports Illustrated July 19, 1993

July 19, 1993 | Merrell Noden
Kenya's Yobes Ondieki took the 10,000-meter record to a new realm

July 19, 1993 | Monte Irvin
The Negro leagues' all-star bash was grand for this Hall of Famer

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FROM THE ARCHIVES OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

July 19, 1993
•Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brave rookie, who has hit one homer and is rooming with Eddie Mathews: "Between me and my roommate, we've hit 400 major league home runs."—March 18, 1963

July 19, 1993
Jackie RobinsonPASADENA, CALIF.Robinson, a freshman at Pasadena Junior College, broad-jumped 25'6½" to break the junior college record held by his brother Mack. Jackie then changed uniforms and,...

July 19, 1993 | Edited by Richard Demak
1893100 YEARS AGOOctober 14In an attempt to increase offense, former player and manager Harry Wright suggests that umpires keep the ball-strike count secret until the at bat is concluded. Despite...

July 19, 1993 | Richard Hoffer

July 19, 1993 | Steve Rushin

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Five seasoned scribes, who among them have attended more than 10,000 baseball games, recall the best of them all

July 19, 1993 | Roy Blount Jr.
Generally, I root for the story. I rooted against it, though, at the greatest game I ever saw: the sixth game of the 1975 World Series, Boston Red Sox versus Cincinnati Reds. Therein hangs a tale.

July 19, 1993 | Mark Mulvoy
For this special classic edition of sports illustrated—our midsummer celebration of the rich and colorful history of baseball—we asked five current and former SI writers to take us back to the...

July 19, 1993 | Tim Kurkjian
The young couple from Boston angrily left Anaheim Stadium in the eighth inning thinking their Red Sox had choked again. It wasn't until the next morning, while they were nursing hangovers on the...

July 19, 1993 | Robert W. Creamer
The best game I ever saw was between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants, 2½ years after the unforgettable game won by Bobby Thomson's home run. Again it was in the Polo Grounds, again...

July 19, 1993 | Peter Gammons
It was before seven on a crystalline autumn morning when Rick Burleson left his home in Acton, Mass., and simply drove around. "I felt like I had ulcers,' " the Boston Red Sox shortstop said...

July 19, 1993 | Peter Gammons
We asked each of these baseball luminaries to tell us about the greatest game he ever saw.

July 19, 1993 | Ron Fimrite
It was nothing more than a midseason Tuesday-night game between two teams essentially going nowhere, played before a modest crowd of 15,921 at Candlestick Park. But that game on July 2, 1963,...

July 19, 1993 | Ron Fimrite

July 19, 1993 | Steve Wulf

July 19, 1993 | John Garrity
With a Senior Open win, Jack Nicklaus remained a major player

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A photographic portfolio of a hero whose luster never fades

July 19, 1993 | Ron Fimrite

July 19, 1993 | Ron Fimrite
The question arises: If Kenesaw Mountain Landis were alive today and at the height of his considerable powers, how might he have dealt with some of the issues facing the now commissionerless game?

July 19, 1993 | Leigh Montville
"Everybody has a moment in his lifetime when everything comes together," Walt Dropo says. "You can't measure what happens to you. You can't identify what happens to you. You look at athletes in...

July 19, 1993 | Franz Lidz
The day begins brilliantly clear at Philadelphia Park racetrack, with a few soft clouds feathering the horizon along the backstretch. Dick Allen has come to the grandstand to bask in the sun like...

July 19, 1993 | Franz Lidz
He can run, but he can't slide. That was the rap on Herb Washington, the sprinter turned pinch runner who Hashed into baseball in 1974 and flashed out in '75. So where does a fellow run when he's...

July 19, 1993 | Hank Hersch
Has anyone seen Hal Griggs?

July 19, 1993 | Tim Kurkjian
All-Star Break 1951

July 19, 1993 | Tim Kurkjian
Harebrained SchemeHas Yankee lefthander Eddie Lopat's hex over the Indians finally been broken? Lopat (below) took a career 30-6 record against the Indians into a June 4 game at Municipal Stadium....

July 19, 1993 | Steve Hirdt
Whether it's thanks to serendipity or geography, the alignment of baseball's leagues seems to have a kind of natural perfection. Like 60'6" from pitcher to batter, 90' between bases and 154 games...

July 19, 1993 | Steve Rushin