Arms and the Man 18
With the Big Fella out, Magic Johnson had to be the Man. And he was, transcendently, as the Lakers won the NBA title
by John Papanek
Strangers in the Limelight 24
Toronto and Oakland, the doormats of the American League the past few years, celebrated their new ascendancy in a May Classic
by Steve Wulf
Bump and Run in the Preakness 26
Genuine Risk's jockey cried foul when Codex grazed her at the top of the stretch en route to his smashing win
by William Nack
The Big Wheel 32
Memorial Day in Somerville, N.J. features small-town whoop-de-do and some of the whiz-bangiest bicycle racing in the U.S.
by Sarah Pileggi
The Can't Miss Kid 38
All-America honors in football and all A's in the classroom make Stefan Humphries a genuine student-athlete
by Douglas S. Looney
Racing to a Midlife Crisis 90
In all his years of driving and building race cars, Dan Gurney has never faced a more critical test than this week's Indy
by Sam Moses
For the Record 115
19th Hole 116
Credits on page 115
Cover photograph by Manny Millan
HEL-LO SUCKERS! It isn't Texas Guinan at Indy, but Texan Johnny Rutherford, whose Chaparral is the fastest of the ground-effect cars that will literally suck themselves to the Speedway in the 500. Sam Moses reports from the Brickyard.
They call him the shoe, and he has fit more winners—some 7,841 at last count—than any other jockey in a career that began back in 1949. At age 48, Bill Shoemaker is going through a rebirth. William Nack profiles an astonishing athlete.