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Perspective

CONTACTS ARE GREAT, BUT SOME FANS MISS THE SPECTACLE OF SPECTACLES

By Richard Demak

Entertainment

TERRY CASHMAN SCORES HIT AFTER HIT AS BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL'S BALLADIST

By Jim Schottelkotte

Booktalk

A TRIBUTE TO A.G. SPALDING AND HIS LIFETIME LOVE AFFAIR WITH BASEBALL

By Jeremiah Tax

Viewpoint

WHEN IT CAME TO HITTING HOME RUNS, ONLY THE BABE WAS FINER THAN KINER

By Morin Bishop

Baseball 1985

LOOK OUT, TY COBB

It's the season for big league milestones, and Pete Rose is leading the onslaught

By Ron Fimrite

SO GOOD, SO YOUNG

Overpowering pitches and uncommon control made the Mets' Dwight Gooden the best teenage pitcher ever. Now he's one year better

By E.M. Swift

ALL IN THE GAME

A WHOLE NEW LINEUP

1 TORONTO BLUE JAYS

By Steve Wulf

2 DETROIT TIGERS

By Steve Wulf

3 CHICAGO CUBS

By Ron Fimrite

4 SAN DIEGO PADRES

By Ivan Maisel

5 NEW YORK METS

By Jim Kaplan

6 BALTIMORE ORIOLES

By Sandy Keenan

7 NEW YORK YANKEES

By Sandy Keenan

8 BOSTON RED SOX

By Jim Kaplan

9 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

By Steve Wulf

10 ATLANTA BRAVES

By Sandy Keenan

11 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

By Steve Wulf

12 CHICAGO WHITE SOX

By Jim Kaplan

13 MINNESOTA TWINS

By Jim Kaplan

14 LOS ANGELES DODGERS

By Sandy Keenan

15 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

By Jim Kaplan

16 HOUSTON ASTROS

By Jim Kaplan

17 CLEVELAND INDIANS

By Ivan Maisel

18 CINCINNATI REDS

By Steve Wulf

19 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

By Steve Wulf

20 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

By Ron Fimrite

21 MONTREAL EXPOS

By Sandy Keenan

22 MILWAUKEE BREWERS

By Ivan Maisel

23 SEATTLE MARINERS

By Ivan Maisel

24 CALIFORNIA ANGELS

By Ron Fimrite

25 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

By Ron Fimrite

26 TEXAS RANGERS

By Sandy Keenan

THE BOSS TAKES HIS CUTS

Commissioner Peter Ueberroth speaks out on the important issues that face baseball today

By Frank Deford

TV/Radio

A Ballantine blast from the past

Voice of Summer Mel Allen is 72, but he's not "going, going, gone"

By William Taaffe

Dreams

The Team Of Your Dreams

FENWAY PARK. CUBS FANS. EDDIE MURRAY. PETE SHEEHY. YES, HERE'S THE BEST OP EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY IN BASEBALL.

By Steve Wulf

Reminiscence

WHERE WAS THE AUTHOR ON V-E DAY? PLAYING SOFTBALL WITH THE MUSIC MAN

By Arnold Benson

First Person

FOR ONE MOMENT IN SPRING TRAINING IT SEEMED THAT FAME WAS IN THE CARDS

By John Merrow

For The Record

A roundup of the week April 1-7

Compiled by Duncan Brantley

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Robert L. Miller

SCORECARD

Edited By Franz Lidz