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July 12, 1999 | Volume 91, Issue 2

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Sandy Koufax Cover - Sports Illustrated July 12, 1999

July 12, 1999 | Richard Deutsch
August 14, 1967

July 12, 1999 | Rick Reilly
Out of last summer's sky dropped 11 little chunks of fate.

July 12, 1999
Richard Williams is living proof that you can buy everything but class.—Enrique Schneider, El Paso

July 12, 1999
Letters to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED should include the name, address and home telephone number of the writer. They may be mailed to The Editor, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, Time & Life Building, New York,...

July 12, 1999 | John Walters
DON'T MISS

July 12, 1999 | John Walters
2.8Season-to-date rating for Fox's Saturday baseball Game of the Week—17% higher than the figure at the same juncture in 1998.

July 12, 1999 | John Walters
The highlight of ESPN's X-Games failed to make the highlights. When Travis Pastrana, competing in the Freestyle Moto X, went off the course and soared into San Francisco Bay, the judges were so...

July 12, 1999 | Steve Rushin
Amid the designer suits and pompous pronouncements of the NBA draft, the only thing missing was basketball

July 12, 1999 | Mark Mravic
As the Stanley Cup showed, replay is no officiating cure-all

July 12, 1999 | Mark Mravic
•That Pete Sampras keeps his Austin Powers-like chest hair under wraps during future Grand Slam victory celebrations.

July 12, 1999
Ever since Roberto Alomar spit on I umpire John Hirsch-beck in 1996, major league umps have adhered to a zero-tolerance policy on physical contact. If a player or manager lays a finger on an ump,...

July 12, 1999
4Voters among the 865 SABR members asked to name baseball's 100 best players who did not include Babe Ruth on their ballots.

July 12, 1999
For fans of the Big Ten the past month has brought a string of disquieting events that range from the trivial to the tragic.

July 12, 1999
Sunday's star-spangled Wimbledon sweep by Americans Lindsay Davenport and Pete Sampras (above) and the U.S. women's World Cup win over Brazil proved once again that sporting events have become as...

July 12, 1999
Dodge will pay $1.4 million over the next four years to be the official sponsor of the sports rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State.

July 12, 1999
WILL PERDUEFormer Bulls center, on how he and his Chicago teammates reacted to the meditation therapy coach Phil Jackson had them go through: "A lot of guys just fell asleep."

July 12, 1999
Tania Woods, OaklandTrack and FieldTania, a senior at Skyline High, won the state title in both the 100 and 200 meters, setting national seasonal bests with times of 11.41 and 22.88. (Only two...

July 12, 1999
America's hot new radio show is called The Sports Junkies, but its four twentysomething hosts often go for long stretches without mentioning sports. The Junkies—John Auville, Eric Bickel, Jason...

July 12, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Start-ups are targeting the sporting-goods market

July 12, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
The All-Star game is back in Beantown after a 38-year break. Hit these sites to get a jump on the midsummer classic's festivities in sports-mad Boston.

July 12, 1999 | Alexander Wolff
A second-generation star keys Italy's win in the European championships

July 12, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Dwight Davis: The Man and The CupNancy KriplenEbury Press, $29.95

July 12, 1999 | Kenny Moore
Erwin Jaskulski, 96, broke the age-group world record in the 100 by 14 seconds

July 12, 1999 | Kelley King
Don't believe anyone who tells you that the Tough Guy Challenge is a piece of cake

July 12, 1999 | L. Jon Wertheim
Former NBA All-Star Larry Nance wedges himself into his racer and floors it

July 12, 1999 | Mark Beech
Most of us have been searching for quality stress-relief targets all our adult lives. Herewith, a couple of punchless partners who won't wear out before you do.

July 12, 1999 | S.L. Price

July 12, 1999
Swing into the All-Star break: Cast your vote for the century's best player, watch the in-progress game action on our baseball livecasts, and send Tom Verducci your questions.

July 12, 1999 | Grant Wahl
Thanks to the play of unflappable goalkeeper Briana Scurry, the U.S. advanced to the final against China

July 12, 1999 | Grant Wahl
The U.S. will be tested by the tournament's hottest team

July 12, 1999
Out BackCatcher Henry Blanco catches Padres second baseman Quilvio Veras trying to score from third on a fly ball in the second game of a doubleheader sweep by the Rockies at Colorado last Saturday.

July 12, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
Throwing an impressive combination of pitching and muscle at the hapless Cubs, the Phillies showed why they might soon blossom into a contender

July 12, 1999 | Michael Bamberger
Sixth-year catcher Mike Lieberthal (above) is in the midst of the finest all-around season of any Phillies backstop in history. At week's end he was among the National League leaders in batting...

July 12, 1999 | Jack McCallum
Can Jonathan Bender, a sweet-shooting 6'11" string bean who was the No. 5 pick in the draft, make the great leap from Picayune Memorial High to NBA stardom?

July 12, 1999
MOTOR SPORTS

July 12, 1999 | Ed Hinton
Cruise ControlAt the Pepsi 400, Dale Jarrett kept rolling toward the Winston Cup title

July 12, 1999 | Ed Hinton
10,402Miles that 58-year-old Dave Marcis has driven in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona, a record for the event. He completed 397½ miles in last Saturday night's race to surpass Richard Petty's old mark...

July 12, 1999
Despite hard luck in F/1, the former CART ace is happy back home in Italy

July 12, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
Opting for Name BrandThe Bulls were tempted by Lamar Odom, but spent the top pick on the Blue Devil they knew

July 12, 1999 | Jackie MacMullan
The impending trade of Pacers' backup power forward Antonio Davis to the Raptors for No. 5 pick Jonathan Bender will have one overlooked benefit: Under the new collective bargaining agreement,...

July 12, 1999 | Kostya Kennedy
Dudley Do RightHiring Rick Dudley as general manager has already paid off for Tampa Bay

July 12, 1999 | Pierre McGuire
Despite not having one player under contract, the expansion Minnesota Wild, who will join the league in 2000-01, already ranks in the top half among NHL teams in merchandise sales. Minnesota also...

July 12, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
A 14-game win streak puts the downtrodden Padres right back in the pennant race

July 12, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
The horrific ankle fracture suffered by the Pirates' Jason Kendall on Sunday probably means that John Wathan's record for stolen bases by a catcher (36 for the Royals in 1982) will stand for at...

July 12, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
By winning all their games from June 18 through July 3, the Padres set a team record for consecutive victories, with 14. Though impressive, San Diego's streak still fell 12 wins shy of the major...

July 12, 1999 | Stephen Cannella
June 30, 1999Rangers 18, Angels 4

July 12, 1999 | Daniel Okrent
Does the All-Star Game matter anymore?

July 12, 1999 | Leigh Montville

July 12, 1999 | Mark Bechtel
Tiger Stadium's history is replete with memorable moments

July 12, 1999 | Richard Hoffer
It's not nice to play favorites, but we're making an exception here, celebrating not necessarily the greatest but those who brought us the greatest joy

July 12, 1999 | Tom Verducci

July 12, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
Fasten your seat belts and put your trays in the upright and locked position. This year's remaining majors could be even more turbulent for the players than the first two. There was rough at...

July 12, 1999 | Cameron Morfit

July 12, 1999 | John Garrity

July 12, 1999
You Gotta Be Kidding

July 12, 1999 | Scott Gummer
This psychologist uses hypnosis to cure the yips, or any other problem her mostly amateur clients have with their games

July 12, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit

July 12, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
What do these players have in common?

July 12, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
Is Jack Nicklaus a hypocrite for using a cart in a Senior tour event after testifying against Casey Martin and cart use on the PGA Tour?

July 12, 1999 | Edited by Cameron Morfit
When it comes to caddie nicknames, it's hard to top Sam (Killer) Foy, who used to loop for Hale Irwin and fought Sugar Ray Robinson—and lost. Or Tommy (Burnt Biscuits) Bennett, who toted for Tiger...

July 12, 1999 | Brandi Chastain
Practicing for the World Cup was serious; our regular golf outings were anything but

July 12, 1999
Breinnan Pirk, Madison, Wis.Pirk, 22, won her second Madison Women's City title in the last three years, by four strokes over runner-up Nicki Stricker, whose husband, Steve, the PGA Tour player,...

July 12, 1999 | Jaime Diaz
After 15 feverish years, U.S. players have cooled on making a big deal out of the event

July 12, 1999 | Gary Van Sickle
With a win at the Western, his third in four starts, Tiger Woods established himself as the man to beat at Carnoustie