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SUMMER DOUBLE ISSUE

Where Are They Now?

62 Yogi Berra

The Hall of Famer might be most renowned for things he probably never said

By Joe Posnanski

70 NFL Legends

SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. revisits some of his favorite subjects: the men who made football great

90 Major League

Why Wild Thing still makes our hearts sing—22 years later

By Chris Nashawaty

98 Michelle Akers

A pioneering soccer star is finding inspiration on her Georgia farm

By Grant Wahl

102 Roger Bannister

The first four-minute miler still pushes the pace—in medicine, science and fitness

By David Epstein

108 7-Footers

Take pro basketball away, and where does that leave the tallest players?

By Pablo S. Torre

120 1971 Pirates

A writer returns to Pittsburgh to meet his idols and relive a magical season

By Austin Murphy

THE ULTIMATE

PLAY LIST

WHAT ARE THE BEST SPORTS SONGS OF ALL TIME?

BY GREG KELLY

Page 128

Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

17 Editor's Letter

20 Scorecard

How Twitter has transformed sports

28 Just My Type

CC Sabathia on taking his son deep

By Dan Patrick

32 Faces in the Crowd

36 Inside ...

• Baseball

It's a parity party

• The NFL

What's not in the talks

• Soccer

Freddy Adu's return

• Tennis

Young and winless

• College Football

Questions for Oregon

• Olympic Sports

Searching for stars

• NASCAR

Midseason report

144 Point After

A team filled with proven patriots

By Phil Taylor

ON THE COVER Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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JOYCE RUDOLPH/PARAMOUNT/EVERETT COLLECTION (MAJOR LEAGUE)

From left, Corbin Bernsen, Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger strike a Major League pose in 1989.

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WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS (CENTERFIELD)

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