CONTENTS

May 01, 1988

FOR THE BIRDS 26
Manager Frank Robinson and, it seemed, all of Baltimore watched in anguish as the Orioles dropped to 0-18
by Franz Lidz

WINGING INTO HISTORY 32
Daedalus 88's epic human-powered flight: 74 miles over the Aegean
by Joan Ackermann-Blount and William Oscar Johnson

HERE'S THAT MAN AGAIN 42
After a quiet regular season, Wayne Gretzky had Edmonton flying again in the Stanley Cup playoffs
by Austin Murphy

BEST OF THE BOSSES 46
Managing a baseball team requires diligence, diplomacy and dynamism. Our ranking of skippers
by Peter Gammons

TALK ABOUT NET GAINS 52
At 17, Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina is starting to realize her vast potential on and off the tennis court
by Bruce Newman

BLACK, WHITE AND—GRAY 62
Piston Dennis Rodman's life was complicated by racial matters long before he badmouthed Larry Bird
by Bruce Newman

DARK WALLS, COLD FEAR 80
The Grim Crawl of Death is only one element of a visit to the Wyoming cave called Great X
by Michael Ray Taylor

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 7
Scorecard 21
Inside Baseball 70
Marathon 75
For The Record 97
Point After 98

Cover Photograph by Jerry Wachter; Inset by David E. Klutho

PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHOAN OILER FIRE: Calgary all but went up in smoke as Wayne Gretzky (above) and his Edmonton teammates skated right over their archrival, the Flames, in the Smythe Division playoff finals (page 42).

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)