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May 01, 1995 | Volume 82, Issue 17

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Cover - Sports Illustrated May 01, 1995

May 01, 1995
Michael's return tells us that, if only for a while, we can go home again.JIM KLEIN, COLUMBUS, OHIO

May 01, 1995 | Kelly Whiteside
The only close race might be for a wild-card playoff slot because the Braves, pitching-rich, are a cinch to win this division title

May 01, 1995 | Tim Kurkjian
With a year to spare before they will swing the budget ax, the Reds are poised to prevail over the depleted Astros

May 01, 1995 | Tom Verducci
The Dodgers should narrowly win the division, but they may not even need a .500-plus record to do it

May 01, 1995 | Lars Anderson
Sandhi Ortiz-Del Valle is determined to become the NBA's first female referee

May 01, 1995 | Tom Verducci

May 01, 1995 | Tom Verducci
Even though it was an unprecedented feat, winning three straight Cy Young Awards did not fully signify how dominant a pitcher Greg Maddux was during the 1992, '93 and '94 seasons. Over that span...

May 01, 1995 | William Nack
Admire him or not, Howard Cosell was a transcendent figure in sports journalism

May 01, 1995 | Teddy Greenstein
Thanks to Dr. Norbert Sander, a New York City landmark is alive and well

May 01, 1995 | Gail Buchalter
A chiropractic vet, Sue Ann Lesser uses techniques pretested on humans

May 01, 1995 | Evan Kanew
It has been 25 years since Reynolds Guyer tossed out the first Nerf ball

May 01, 1995 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Christian Stone

May 01, 1995 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Christian Stone
More reporters showed up in Tbilisi for the Georgian national soccer team's European Championship qualifier with Germany last month than covered that former Soviet republic's 1991 civil war.

May 01, 1995 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Christian Stone
Richard HarrisWebb Institute of Naval Architecture basketball coach, whose team hasn't won a game for seven years: "I'm looking for a 6'7" guy with great SATs and a messiah complex."

May 01, 1995 | Edited by Alexander Wolff and Christian Stone
Through Oct. 22 the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass., is featuring Strokes of Genius, a sculpture exhibit masquerading as an 18-hole miniature golf course. Or is it an 18-hole...

May 01, 1995 | Phil Taylor

May 01, 1995 | Johnette Howard

May 01, 1995 | Jack McCallum

May 01, 1995 | Mark Mulvoy
Whatever you thought of the recently concluded 232-day baseball strike, chances are you're glad it's over—but probably not as glad as SI's photo staff.

May 01, 1995 | Richard Hoffer
Axel Schulz didn't have a prayer against George Foreman—not in Las Vegas, anyway

May 01, 1995 | Peter King

May 01, 1995 | Alexander Wolff
There's plenty of blame to parcel out among the actors in last Saturday's ghoulish draft-day sideshow, the saga of Warren Sapp, the 6'1½", 285-pound lineman from the University of Miami who was...

May 01, 1995 | John Ed Bradley

May 01, 1995 | Tom Verducci

May 01, 1995
Stretching from home plate to the outfield wall, two simple white stripes separate foul from fair—and serve as sight lines for a unique perspective on the game

May 01, 1995
Brian RettererSPARKS, NEV.Retterer, a senior at Stanford, set U.S. records in the 100- and the 200-yard backstrokes (45.43 and 1:40.06, respectively) at the NCAA swimming championships. He led the...

May 01, 1995 | Kelly Whiteside
The heavily armed Yankees have made all the right moves so far in what figures to be baseball's best division

May 01, 1995 | Tim Kurkjian
In a group of haves and have-nots, the Indians seem to have it all—or at least enough to outdistance the White Sox

May 01, 1995 | Tom Verducci
In a division of also-rans, the Mariners again look as if they could run past the rest of the field to win their first title

May 01, 1995 | Michael Silver

May 01, 1995 | Michael Silver
Not only is Kenny Lofton's speed breathtaking when he hauls in a drive to the gap or stretches a double into a triple, but he has also risen to stardom with stunning rapidity. He's one of only...

May 01, 1995 | Sally Jenkins

May 01, 1995 | Jaime Diaz

May 01, 1995 | Tim Rosaforte
Jim Gallagher Jr. came from seven strokes back to win the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open

May 01, 1995 | Tim Rosaforte
A Ray of Hope

May 01, 1995 | John Garrity
Two entertaining novels, 'The Legend of Bagger Vance' and 'Fast Greens,' bring new life to old themes