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April 18, 1994 | Volume 80, Issue 15

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Mickey Mantle Cover - Sports Illustrated April 18, 1994

April 18, 1994
"As a high school coach, I would like my players to display the same passion for winning that Laettner does."HENRY WOODFORK JR., COLUMBUS. OHIO

April 18, 1994 | Merrell Noden
A hundred years of Riggy, and digging clams at the Penn Relays

April 18, 1994 | Edited by Richard O'Brien

April 18, 1994 | Edited by Richard O'Brien
An Outdoor advertising company, Van Wagner Communications, has proposed removing damaged basketball backboards from public-school playgrounds across the country and replacing them with new models...

April 18, 1994 | Edited by Richard O'Brien
Al DowningFormer Los Angeles Dodger lefthander, who 20 years ago served up Henry Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run, on living with his place in history: "I never say 'seven-fifteen' anymore....

April 18, 1994 | Rick Reilly
José María Olazábal of Spain reigned at the Masters to become the sixth European winner in seven years

April 18, 1994 | Dan Jenkins
This SI Classic from 1975 recounts how Jack Nicklaus fended off Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller to win his fifth Masters

April 18, 1994 | Tim Kurkjian
Opening Week glittered with unlikely heroes, none more stunning than Atlanta's Kent Mercker, who tossed a no-hitter

April 18, 1994 | Mark Mulvoy
The 11th of the 40 classic SPORTS ILLUSTRATED stories we are reprinting this year as part of our 40th-anniversary celebration is an account of the unforgettable 1975 Masters won by Jack Nicklaus...

April 18, 1994 | Leigh Montville
For four dreary days the Flyers and the Sixers played out the string at the Spectrum

April 18, 1994 | S.L. Price
The handwriting on the wall in Miami says that college football's baddest bunch just doesn't live here anymore

April 18, 1994 | Shelley Smith
It happens about once a week. In the course of serving customers at the St. Francis Bar-B-Que restaurant in Camarillo, Calif., Jeremy Fischer starts talking sports and it leaks out that he...

April 18, 1994 | Peter King
Hollywood producer Jeffrey Lurie is a member of that most rabid subspecies of NFL fanatic, the draftaholic. In recent years he has prepared for the league's annual college draft by holing up in...

April 18, 1994 | Austin Murphy
They are boffo in the Baltics, the Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux of their native land. In the U.S. they are smaller celebrities—smaller but growing. Arturs Irbe and Sandis Ozolinsh are two major...

April 18, 1994 | Mickey Mantle
After 42 years of alcohol abuse, a legendary ballplayer describes his life of self-destructive behavior and hopes his recovery will finally make him a true role model

April 18, 1994 | William Nack
Brocco's victory at Santa Anita turned the subject to roses

April 18, 1994 | Tim Kurkjian
Baron von Bloop

April 18, 1994 | Tim Kurkjian
Third World. On April 6 the Tigers' 250-pound first baseman, Cecil Fielder, chugged into third base at Fenway Park for his first triple since Aug. 31, 1990—a streak of 1,909 at bats without a...

April 18, 1994 | Rick Telander
Face it, Final Four tickets can't be had without a shakedown

April 18, 1994
David ChildsNEW HARTFORD, CONN.