Aug. 12, 1985
Aug. 12, 1985

Table of Contents
Aug. 12, 1985

Tom Seaver
Boris Becker
Special Report
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


14 A Dazzling Doubleheader
Before old friends in New York, Tom Seaver added luster to his career by pitching victory No. 300
by Craig Neff

This is an article from the Aug. 12, 1985 issue

Rod Carew, another class of '67 overachiever, rapped out his 3,000th hit to acclaim in Anaheim 19
by Bruce Anderson

22 Thrown For Some Big Losses
Dogged by financial problems, the Cowboys' Tony Dorsett is attempting to resolve them, in part, by holding out
by Douglas S. Looney

28 A Smash Hit On His Home Court
Playing before fervent West German fans, Boris Becker led his country to a 3-2 victory over the U.S. in the Davis Cup
by Curry Kirkpatrick


34 The Tyranny Of Phony Fields
Artificial turf was invented to aid urchins in inner cities; now it carpets America's stadiums
by William Oscar Johnson

Of all the games that are played on turf, baseball, that pastoral pastime, is most changed by it 44
by Ron Fimrite

Turf is murder on football players, causing many more breaks and bruises than sod does 48
by John Underwood


9 Scorecard
64 Baseball
71 For The Record
72 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Phil Huber

PHOTOCHUK SOLOMONLEADING OFF: Holy cow! Broadcaster Phil Rizzuto looked udderly flabbergasted after a pushy product of the Yankees' farm system made him ground out Sunday. The heifer with the halo was a gift to the Scooter, whose No. 10 from his playing days was retired at Yankee Stadium.