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22 K.C. Had A Blast
With three straight Series victories, ranging from sublime to ridiculous, the Royals overcame history and the Cardinals
by Ron Fimrite

42 Monster Of The Midway
William (The Refrigerator) Perry, the Bears' favorite major appliance, is a cool commodity in Chicago and the NFL
by Rick Telander

50 What Kind Of Fool Am I?
TCU football coach Jim Wacker is different, and not just because he was "dumb" enough to run to the NCAA
by Rick Reilly

64 The Throne Awaits A New King
Gary Kasparov moved into an 11-9 lead that had world chess champion Anatoly Karpov very much on the ropes
by Nancy Traver

78 Like Being Slugged In The Gut
As if Glenville, Minn.'s farm woes weren't bad enough, its high school football team's losing streak has reached 68
by William Nack


17 Scorecard
58 College Football
62 Golf
69 Extra Points
74 Hockey
103 For The Record
104 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Richard Pilling



LEADING OFF: Things were so bad for the Cardinals in Game 7 of the World Series that St. Louis catcher Darrell Porter just had to grin and bear it when he dropped a foul pop-up, which gave the Royals' Lonnie Smith a chance to play umpire.