In May, former champions returned. The Edmonton Oilers, deposed a year earlier, held off the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games to win their third Stanley Cup in four years. Forty-seven-year-old Al Unser Sr., who hadn't won at Indianapolis since 1978, got a job as a fill-in driver and raced off with the fourth 500 victory of his career, tying a record set by A.J. Foyt. Meanwhile, the Brewers crashed to earth, losing 12 games in a row, and a colt named Alysheba, ridden by Chris McCarron, triumphed in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness to get two legs up on the Triple Crown.
This is an article from the Dec. 28, 1987 issue