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Booktalk

STEVE GARVEY'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS A CANDID STORY NOT SOON FORGOTTEN

By Jeremiah Tax

Yesterday

STEPHEN CRANE'S HISTORIC WAR NOVEL OWES A DEBT TO HIS LOVE OF BASEBALL

By Ed Burns

On The Scene

BEHIND ENEMY LINES, RED SOX FANS PLOTTED AGAINST THE DAMN YANKEES

By Robert Sullivan

Reminiscence

AN EX-PITCHER DISCOVERS THE HARSH REALITIES ABOUT LIFE AFTER BASEBALL

By Pat Jordan

Baseball '86

NEW GOLDEN AGE OF HITTING

As the season begins, some of the sweetest swingers in the history of the game, including a superb youth corps, go to bat

By Ron Fimrite

A Real Rap Session

Wade Boggs, Ted Williams and Don Mattingly rendezvous to talk about-what else?-hitting.

PRETTY FAIR FOR A FOWL GUY

Boston's Wade Boggs has a fat new contract that will buy him plenty of poultry

By Peter Gammons

SMALL STICK, TALL STATS

Tony Gwynn speaks softly and swings a tiny bat, but posts some hefty numbers

By Ron Fimrite

The Banger in the Bronx

In Only His Third Season, Don Mattingly Invites Comparison with Gehrig, DiMaggio and Other Yankee Stars of Yore

By E.M. Swift

THOSE BABY BOOMERS

This fence-busting crop of rookies may be a throwback to the sluggers of the '60s

By Craig Neff

SCOUTING REPORTS

1 NEW YORK METS

By Peter Gammons

2 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

By Craig Neff

3 TORONTO BLUE JAYS

By Hank Hersch

4 NEW YORK YANKEES

By Ivan Maisel

5 CINCINNATI REDS

By Hersch

6 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

By Gammons

7 DETROIT TIGERS

By Gammons

8 LOS ANGELES DODGERS

By Sandy Keenan

9 BALTIMORE ORIOLES

By Maisel

10 CHICAGO CUBS

By Ron Fimrite

11 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

By Fimrite

12 SAN DIEGO PADRES

By Bruce Anderson

13 MINNESOTA TWINS

By Gammons

14 MONTREAL EXPOS

By Keenan

15 ATLANTA BRAVES

By Keenan

16 BOSTON RED SOX

By Gammons

17 SEATTLE MARINERS

By Henry Hecht

18 CHICAGO WHITE SOX

By Neff

19 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

By Hersch

20 CALIFORNIA ANGELS

By Anderson

22 HOUSTON ASTROS

By Jim Reynolds

23 MILWAUKEE BREWERS

By Hecht

24 CLEVELAND INDIANS

By Anderson

25 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

By Fimrite

26 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

By Neff

Bats

The Good Wood

From corking to Wonderboy, here is everything you ever wanted to know about baseball bats—and then some

By Hank Hersch

Inside

Baseball

By Peter Gammons

Baseball'86

21 TEXAS RANGERS

By Maisel

For The Record

A roundup of the week March 31-April 6

Compiled by Bailey Breene Gendron

PROSPECTS 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 Donald J. Barr

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff