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October 07, 1985 | Volume 63, Issue 16

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Tony Robinson Cover - Sports Illustrated October 07, 1985

October 07, 1985 | Robert L. Miller
Reporter Hank Hersch, whose story on the Toronto Blue Jays appears on page 34, started his literary career a long time ago—in second grade, to be exact. Hersch, 27, remembers reading the class his...

October 07, 1985 | Edited by Robert Sullivan

October 07, 1985 | Edited by Robert Sullivan
•Actress Jane Russell, who was once married to the late Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bob Waterfield, remembering what she told Marilyn Monroe before the latter married Joe DiMaggio: "Well, they're...

October 07, 1985 | Rick Reilly

October 07, 1985 | Dan Levin
Brad Gerlach surfed past the world champion, Australia's Tom Carroll, and won the Stubbies Pro in Oceanside

October 07, 1985 | E.M. Swift
Joe Theismann's troubles mounted in a 45-10 loss to the Chicago Bears

October 07, 1985 | Hank Hersch

October 07, 1985 | Pat Putnam
Michael Spinks beat Larry Holmes thanks to a training regimen that took the light out of heavyweight

October 07, 1985 | William Taaffe
With Namath on hand, the party's over for 'Monday Night Football'

October 07, 1985 | Douglas S. Looney
Top NFL draft choice Bruce Smith doesn't fit the Bills—so far, anyway

October 07, 1985 | Jill Lieber
In the past 20 months, A.J. Duhe, the Dolphins' former linebacker, has had five operations—three on his left knee and one on each shoulder. "I'll always remember the scene two off-seasons ago,"...

October 07, 1985 | Jill Lieber
OFFENSE: Guards Petey Perot and Jim Rourke, who joined New Orleans last week, and center Joel Hilgenberg, in his first start, helped the Saints gain 175 yards rushing in a 20-17 upset of the 49ers.

October 07, 1985 | Jeremiah Tax
An unlikely combination of vocations keeps Joe Wilder, M.D. a very busy man. He's an athlete, a painter and the chief of surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Now, he's also an author,...

October 07, 1985 | Bruce Anderson
Dodger catcher Mike Scioscia does a bang-up job on defense and offense

October 07, 1985 | Henry Hecht
Their team may have died a painful death, but Don Mattingly and Rickey Henderson are shaking down some baseball history this season. Mattingly, with 140 RBIs, will be the first Yankee to lead the...

October 07, 1985 | Henry Hecht
INSIDE PITCH hereby presents the Iron Glove Awards, given to those fielders deemed to be the worst at their positions in a confidential poll of players and coaches:

October 07, 1985 | Henry Hecht
TOM BROWNING: The Reds' pitcher had two victories to become the first rookie to win 20 games since Bob Grim of the '54 Yankees and the first southpaw rookie since Harvey Haddix of the '53 Cards.

October 07, 1985 | Demmie Stathoplos
Indiana's Pete Stoyanovich kicks goals in both football and soccer

October 07, 1985 | Hank Hersch

October 07, 1985 | Hank Hersch
OFFENSE: Stanford junior quarterback John Paye completed 27 of 40 passes for 365 yards and three TDs with no interceptions, as the Cardinal nearly overcame a 24-3 deficit in a 38-34 loss to Texas.

October 07, 1985 | Ron Fimrite

October 07, 1985 | Todd Taylor
Oh and 10. No wins, 10 losses. No ties. That was my high school football team's record last fall when I was a junior. Shocking? Not really. We were 0-10 the year before that and also the year...

October 07, 1985 | Compiled by IVAN MAISEL
BOXING—BARRY McGUIGAN defended his WBA featherweight title with an eighth-round TKO of previously undefeated Bernard Taylor in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

October 07, 1985
CARL KNOKESUN CITY CENTER, FLA.Knoke, an 85-year-old retired railroad worker, had two holes in one in the same round on the par-59 Executive Course at Kings Point golf club. Knoke aced the...

October 07, 1985 | Edited by Gay Flood
THE LOUIS LEGACYSir:Billy Conn (The Boxer And The Blonde. June 17) and Joe Louis (Black Hero In A White Land, Sept. 16 and Triumphs And Trials, Sept. 23) in the same year—great! For an old boxing...