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April 15, 1991 Table Of Contents

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Books

The Philadelphia Story

The city on the Delaware is at the heart of two new books, about the worst teams in baseball and about Shibe Park

By Ron Fimrite

Business

Cloudy Future for Antique Parks

Baseball's oldest stadiums have found they can't generate revenue the way their newer cousins can

By John Steinbreder

Perspective

Like Son, like Father

A dad, jaded by access to baseball's innermost sanctums, views the sport anew, thanks to his young boy

By Steve Wulf

Bird And Magic

LAST DANCE?

Those peerless old rivals, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, could have one more fling against each other

By Hank Hersch

Swimming

Evans Can't Wait

Dropout Janet Evans and newcomer Anita Nall made big splashes at the nationals

By Merrell Noden

Baseball Preview 1991

Wanna buy a baseball team?

The Houston Astros are on the block, and our intrepid authors, flush with new wealth, venture into the baseball marketplace to answer the question: What's the deal here?

By William Oscar Johnson

Going, Going, Gone

Gehrig? Robinson? Aaron? When the subject is baseball history, most of today's players flunk

By Steve Rushin

Baseball Aptitude Test

The anywhere game

sign language

Is giving signs a higher art form than stealing them? One finger says yes, two say no, three say pitchout

By Peter Gammons

A gentleman and a slugger

Toronto first baseman John Olerud is a sweet-natured 22-year-old who talks softly but carries a big stick

By Hank Hersch

BOMBS AWAY IN BEANTOWN

Boston's power-packed lineup will leave 'em quaking in the pitching-poor East

By Tim Kurkjian

HERE COME THE HALOS

The California Angels are blessed with enough talent to overcome Oakland

By Tim Kurkjian

Invincible

Acquired to add a new dimension to the Mets lineup, an undaunted Vince Coleman is off and running

By Franz Lidz

FILLING THE CUBBY HOLES

Pointing for Pittsburgh, Chicago spent 30 million bucks to be better than the Bucs

By Steve Rushin

SEA OF RED

The Dodgers and Giants will try to rock the boat, but expect more smooth sailing; from Cincinnati

By Steve Rushin

CITIZEN RYAN

Down home in Alvin, Texas, Nolan Ryan is an old-fashioned cowboy

By Leigh Montville

CITIZEN Ryan

Down home in Alvin, Texas, Nolan Ryan is an old-fashioned cowboy

By Leigh Montville

For The Record

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose...the world's greatest show is put on ice...a million-dollar swing

Edited by Michael Jaffe

Faces in the crowd

Point After

An Opening Day Farewell

As baseball's new season begins, the previous one recedes into dim memory, even for the World Series champions

By Leigh Montville

Departments

FROM THE EDITOR

By John Papanek

Letters

SCORECARD

Edited by Steve Wulf