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You Must Remember This

A man named Hall Thompson said blacks need not apply for membership at his country club. Women reporters were not welcome in some football locker rooms. George Steinbrenner was told he could no longer go to a game at Yankee Stadium without the express written consent of Major League Baseball. The year in sports was as notable for whom it excluded as for what it included. Likewise, there were memorable events that are not covered in the following review of 1990. You won't find any of baseball's nine no-hitters here. Or Bill Shoemaker's retirement. Or Wayne Gretzky's 2,000th point. What you will discover is an idiosyncratic photographic record of the sporting year (with an occasional bow to real life) and writings, most very personal, on some of 1990's compelling events, large and small.