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The Pirates

Swashbucklers

A deep Pirate crew has carved out the best record in baseball

By Steve Rushin

Tour De France

Tour de Courage

Greg LeMond fought sickness and adversity in the 78th Tour de France and finished a hero, though not a winner

By Alexander Wolff

Chalk One Up for Jack

In a U.S. Senior Open that was more pool game than golf match, Jack Nicklaus beat Chi Chi Rodriguez with a dazzling playoff round

By John Garrity

Inside

Baseball

By Tim Kurkjian

The Black Athlete Revisited

HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

In 1968 SI surveyed the plight of the black athlete in America. In this and future issues we assess what progress has been made since then

By William Oscar Johnson

A MATTER OF BLACK AND WHITE

An SI survey of professional athletes revealed some of the deep divisions between the races

By William Oscar Johnson

'A LOT OF THINGS SEEM TO BE BETTER, BUT...'

SI gathered 10 prominent sports figures in Chicago recently for a discussion about what has happened to the black athlete since 1968

A COURAGEOUS STAND

In '68, Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists for racial justice

By Kenny Moore

The Black Athlete Revisited/Crossovers

REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE

Some black superstars cash in big on an ability to shed their racial identity

By E.M. Swift

For The Record

The Doc and his dentist...offshore Ice...baseball thrills near Capitol Hill

Edited by Michael Jaffe

Faces in the Crowd

Point After

Let's Bleep Those Bloopers

To err is human, but to fill our TV screens with athletes screwing up is not divine

By Jack McCallum

Departments

FROM THE EDITOR

By John Papanek

Letters

SCORECARD

Edited by Steve Wulf