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December 19, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 27

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Orel Hershiser Cover - Sports Illustrated December 19, 1988

December 19, 1988 | Austin Murphy
Led by Wayne Gretzky, the Kings are playing like royalty

December 19, 1988 | Bil Gilbert

December 19, 1988 | Edited By Gay Flood
The legendary feats of Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard were wonderfully recalled by Ron Fimrite (, Nov. 21). The mention of Davis's 64 steals in 65 career attempts in baseball brought back a vivid...

December 19, 1988 | Clive Gammon

December 19, 1988 | Compiled By Sally Guard
PRO BASKETBALL—The Clippers, who had lost 21 of 24 games against the Lakers since the teams became crosstown rivals in 1984, couldn't change that tendency in their first meeting of this season, a...

December 19, 1988
ANDREA RUBIOCHERRY HILL, N.J.Andrea, a senior striker at Cherry Hill East High, set a South Jersey regional girls' soccer career scoring record of 155 goals. She had 65 goals this year and became...

December 19, 1988 | Ralph Wiley
Someone took something away from Pernell (Pete) Whitaker. Last March 12 in Paris, the judges said he lost a split decision to WBC lightweight champion José Luis Ramírez. Whitaker had broken his...

December 19, 1988 | William F. Reed
Many Kentuckians feel betrayed by their beloved Wildcats

December 19, 1988 | Edited By Sarah Ballard

December 19, 1988 | Edited By Sarah Ballard
•Scott Hastings, Miami Heat forward, on why he is frequently mentioned in the same breath with Larry Bird: "They say, 'Scott Hastings, he's no Larry Bird.' "

December 19, 1988 | E.M. Swift

December 19, 1988 | Paul Zimmerman
The surging 49ers vaulted over the Saints and into the playoffs

December 19, 1988 | Donald J. Barr
Senior writer Steve Wulf was unquestionably the right man to do the profile of our 1988 Sportsman of the Year, Orel Hershiser, which begins on page 60. Not only is Wulf a baseball aficionado, to...

December 19, 1988 | Hank Hersch
Can this be the same Vinny Testaverde who won the 1986 Heisman Trophy while at the University of Miami and signed a six-year, $8.2 million contract after being selected first in the NFL draft by...

December 19, 1988 | Alexander Wolff
When UNLV faced Arizona in a battle of the West's best, the two coaches had another score to settle

December 19, 1988 | Peter Gammons

December 19, 1988 | Peter Gammons
Buoyed by a new TV contract that will bring in $500 million over 12 years, the Yankees have again turned into big spenders. They've recently signed three free agents, all to three-year deals....

December 19, 1988 | Peter Gammons
Embarrassed by their sixth-place finish in the American League West in 1988, the Rangers fortified their roster by trading for .300 hitters Franco (above left) and Palmeiro (above right) and by...

December 19, 1988 | Jack McCallum

December 19, 1988 | Steve Wulf

December 19, 1988
In a year of uncommon excellence, we were enriched by the deeds of these splendid performers, any of whom might have been Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year in a Hershiser-less field

December 19, 1988 | Ralph Wiley

December 19, 1988 | Jill Lieber

December 19, 1988 | William F. Reed

December 19, 1988 | William F. Reed
CHRIS JACKSONLSU's 6'1" freshman point guard averaged 41.3 points in three games. He had 48 in a 111-109 loss to Louisiana Tech and 53, including Jive three-pointers, in a 111-101 triumph against...