CONTENTS

June 28, 1987

AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE 20
Scott Simpson won the United States Open by a stroke over Tom Watson at San Francisco's Olympic Club
by Rick Reilly

IT WON'T BE AN INDIAN SUMMER 28
Prognosticators—like SI's—who said Cleveland would be the best team in the American League were a tad off
by Ron Fimrite

THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF 38
The NBA finals offered a feast for the fan's imagination and food for thought on the subject of race
by David Halberstam

OUR WOMEN IN HAVANA 46
By winning a silver medal in Cuba, the United States volleyball team earned a spot in the '88 Olympics
by Demmie Stathoplos

GIANTS ON THE EARTH 48
Two performances at the '68 Games still stand as records: Bob Beamon's long jump and Lee Evans's 400 meters
by Kenny Moore

A WHEELER, BUT NO DEALER 58
Cyclist Andy Hampsten keeps a low profile, but he rides into the Tour de France as America's highest hope
by Alexander Wolff

JUST A PIPP OF A LEGEND 78
The player who was benched in favor of Iron Horse-to-be Lou Gehrig achieved lasting fame of his own
by Bruce Anderson

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 15
Television 67
Motor Sports 68
Inside Baseball 70
Indoor Soccer 75
For The Record 95
Point After 96

Cover photographs by Mickey Pfleger

PHOTOBILL FRAKESHAVANA SHAKE: Besides winning a silver medal, U.S. volleyball player Sherri Danielson got to meet a former Giants pitching prospect who has made a niche for himself in another field (page 46).

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