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July 18, 1988 Table Of Contents

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THE UNSERS: PORTRAIT OF A RACING FAMILY

By Sam Moses

MidSeason

MIDSEASON FORM

What a year for surprises! Who would have guessed in April that the Detroit Tigers would be atop the American League East at the All-Star break? Or that the Chicago Cubs would make so much noise? We've asked our baseball expert to reassess the four division races—and identify the heroes and goats

By Peter Gammons

Basketball

CONTINENTAL CONTACT

The Soviet, Yugoslav and Spanish basketball teams battled to Olympic berths—as the NBA looked on

By Alexander Wolff

Gymnastics

PHOEBE: NO FREEBIE

Unremitting effort won Phoebe Mills the all-around at the U.S. Championships

By Hank Hersch

DUNKING A TOUGH FOE

The U.S. water polo team avenged an '84 loss by submerging rugged Yugoslavia

By Craig Neff

Larry Myricks

Jumping for Joy

Larry Myricks, aiming for his fourth Olympic team—and first medal—jumps mostly for himself

By Ralph Wiley

Mary T. Meagher

A Bid for a Last Hurrah

At the ripe age of 23, Mary T. Meagher hopes to eclipse her world records and win more Olympic gold at Seoul

By Demmie Stathoplos

Casey At The Bat

CASEY AT THE BAT

As it appeared in the San Francisco Examiner June 3, 1888.

By Ernest L. Thayer

HUGE COMMOTION IN MUDVILLE

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week July 4-July 10

Compiled by Jay Jennings

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

A CHANGE THAT FIGURES

Bye-bye to compulsories, hello to more exciting skating

By E.M. Swift

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

Letters

SCORECARD

Edited by Steve Wulf