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June 12, 1989 Table Of Contents

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BASEBALL WEAR THAT'S OLD HAT

A trip to Cooperstown inspired William Arlt to put out historic headgear

By Nicholas Dawidoff

Spotlight

SWIMMERS GET HOOKED ON SCROD-STYLE TRAINING

By J.E. Vader

Review

A BITTER GEORGIA PEACH

Playwright Lee Blessing tells Ty Cobb's sad story

By Nicholas Dawidoff

Bo Jackson

The Big Stick

With every swing of his bat, there's a chance Bo Jackson will do something extraordinary. So everyone watches

By Peter Gammons

A DOUBLE PLAY FOR DEION?

By Albert Kim

NBA Finals

THE FINAL AGENDA

There are six keys to the Pistons-Lakers series, with an NBA title in the balance

By Jack McCallum

Martina Navratilova

EIGHT is not ENOUGH

Martina Navratilova didn't skip the French Open because she has down and out, because she has visions of winning a ninth Wimbledon plate

By Kenny Moore

Sky Dome

Raising the ROOF

The opening of Toronto's SkyDome, a $500 million sports arena complete with retractable roof, revealed a surprisingly intimate baseball park and gave a glimpse into the future

By Steve Wulf

Charlie Whittingham

The BALD EAGLE

At 76, Charlie Whittingham, the smooth-pated trainer of the supercolt Sunday Silence, is at long last on the brink of winning the Triple Crown

By William Nack

Scott Hoch

HOCH as...in CHOKE

When Scott Hoch blew a gimme putt to lose the Masters, an old rap resurfaced...but a victory and a grand gesture three weeks later proved that he's a winner

By Rick Reilly

Todd Haskins

America's Teen

Todd Haskins and his companions on the under-16 U.S. national soccer team believe they can become world-beaters

By Clive Gammon

Track & Field

TIGERS BURNING BRIGHT

LSU ran off with the NCAA men's and women's titles

By Merrell Noden

Inside

BASEBALL

By Peter Gammons

CEREAL KILLER AT LARGE

By Steve Rushin

Tennis

SPECIAL D FROM THIS COURIER

With a French Open upset of former roomie Andre Agassi, Jim Courier sent a message

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Cooperstown

SAFE AT HOME

This summer in Cooperstown, N.Y., the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary as the spiritual home of the game and as the repository of its treasures. From the essential (the Babe's bat) to the eccentric (the Babe's bowling ball), the Hall has it all. Enjoy the tour

THE STUFF OF LEGEND

The Hall of Fame was built in Cooperstown upon a foundation of fable, based on a letter from a madman and a dirty ball found in an attic. But from such bogus beginnings has come a nearly sacred shrine in an almost perfect setting

By Steve Wulf

For The Record

A Roundup of the Week May 29-June 4

Compiled by Stefanie Krasnow

FACES IN THE CROWD

Point After

TOO GOOD TO BE LEFT OUT

Shoeless Joe Jackson should get his foot in the Hall's door

By Nicholas Dawidoff

Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Donald J. Barr

LETTERS

Edited by Gay Flood

SCORECARD

Edited by Craig Neff