CONTENTS

July 19, 1987

IT'S WAR OUT THERE! 14
Pitchers are throwing high and tight, and the hitters aren't taking it lying down; they're charging out to the mound
by Hank Hersch

NEW ERA, SAME PLAYER 18
To his still-growing parade of titles, indestructible Gary Player, 51, has now added the U.S. Senior Open
by Jaime Diaz

A SHORT (BUT SWEET) STORY 20
The Washington Bullets' Muggsy Bogues, 5'3" of speed and guile, is all set to take on the giants of the NBA
by Hank Hersch

READER'S DIGEST FOOTBALL 22
Arenaball, a condensed version of the NFL game, offers two-way players, constant passing and big scores
by Douglas S. Looney

BASEBALL AT THE BREAK 26
Peter Gammons assesses topsy-turvy divisional races at midseason, and superstatistician Bill James looks at several startling trends

JACK THE RIPPER 38
In the year of the slugger, baseball's RBI leader is Jack Clark of St. Louis. Surprised? No one in the league is
by Ralph Wiley

PASSION IN THE PIAZZA 42
Anything goes in the flamboyant Palio in Siena, Italy. It's part horse race and part Mardi Gras
Photographs by Lane Stewart

HAPPY DAYS 56
In the 90th baseball season of his active life, former commissioner Happy Chandler is still at the top of his game
by Frank Deford

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 9
Motor Sports 50
Cycling 54
For The Record 69
Point After 70

Cover photograph by Marcia Rules

PHOTOJACQUELINE DUVOISINA LONG DAY'S JOURNEY: Because the USGA banned carts in the Senior Open, a hobbling Charles Owens, who has a fused left knee, protested by playing a token nine holes with the help of crutches (page 18).

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)