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22 The Apple Of Their Eye

New York was a nice place to visit last week as two pennant races stirred hopes of the first Subway Series in 30 years
by E.M. Swift

The intrepid author stores his faithful bicycle and goes underground to learn what a Subway Series might be like
by George Plimpton

38 A Cure For Bo's Blues
What better way for Bo Schembechler to forget his worst year at Michigan than with a 20-12 win over Notre Dame?
by Jaime Diaz

44 A The Empire Strikes Back
The pros from Great Britain and Europe ended 28 years of failure with a convincing win over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup
by Barry McDermott

46 The Big Three Aren't Sold On Seoul
The major U.S. networks refused to meet South Korea's $500 million price for TV rights to the '88 Summer Games
by William Taaffe

74 Triumphs And Trials
World War II made Joe Louis a hero for all Americans, but debt, illness and the rights revolution hurt his image
by Chris Mead


17 Scorecard
56 Pro Football
60 Baseball
68 College Football
93 For The Record
94 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Chuck Solomon



LEADING OFF: Pete Rose's 4,192nd hit—a single to left center that broke Ty Cobb's career record—came on this swing last Wednesday in Cincinnati. Rose, always able to hit the spot, will now be able to spot the hit.