CONTENTS

May 31, 1987

HOT SHOTS ON ICE 26
Wayne Gretzky and Edmonton were ready to reclaim the Stanley Cup after No. 99 socked it to Philadelphia
by Austin Murphy

HAVE HELMET, WILL TRAVEL 30
Veteran Al Unser arrived at the Indianapolis 500 without a ride—and left with a record-equaling fourth victory
by Sam Moses

PLAYING IT TOUGH IN THE EAST 34
After dropping two games in Boston, the Pistons drubbed the Celtics twice in Detroit to even their series
by Jack McCallum

POW! POW! POW! 42
The Baltimore Orioles have been terrorizing American League pitchers this year with a record home run barrage
by E.M. Swift

MEET THE COURT CUTUP 54
With his antic joie de vivre, France's Henri Leconte is as much fun to play against as he is to watch in a tennis match
by Franz Lidz

THE PAZ THAT REFRESHES 62
Vinny Pazienza, who runs in a cemetery and runs off at the mouth, may be the entertainer that boxing needs
by Douglas S. Looney

KID K 82
One memorable evening in 1952, 19-year-old Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in a nine-inning baseball game
by Pat Jordan

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 21
Review 66
Tennis 68
Inside Baseball 72
Basketball 79
For The Record 107
Point After 108

Cover photograph by Paul Bereswill; Inset by George Tiedemann

TWO PHOTOSRON OVERDAHLDEATH AT THE SPEEDWAY: Nearby spectators react with horror (inset) as a wheel that has come off one Indy car and bounced up after hitting another, Roberto Guerrero's (above), kills a man (page 30).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)