ARMED FORCES 14
With strong pitching and timely hits, the Mets beat the Pirates three games to one in their showdown
by William Nack

AND THE BEAT GOES ON 18
A victory on Sunday by former Oriole Mike Boddicker made the Red Sox 17-1 under Joe Morgan
by Peter Gammons

SET TO TAKE CHARGE 20
Jim Everett may not be a Marino or an Elway, but he's ready to be a winning quarterback for the Rams
by Jill Lieber

RARE BIRDS SIGHTED 22
The NBA's Atlanta Hawks banked one off the glasnost, making a most unusual visit to the U.S.S.R.
by Jack McCallum

LOW TIDE AT ALABAMA 30
Several unsavory off-the-field incidents have tarnished the once-bright image of 'Bama football
by Austin Murphy

RISING YOUNG STAR 34
Seventeen-year-old Jason Widener held off Brandon Knight to win the U.S. Junior Amateur at Yale
by Douglas S. Looney

BORN TO BE A CHAMPION 38
Cornerback Barry Wilburn, who had a Super season for the Redskins, comes from a family of winners
by Ralph Wiley

CAT'S MEOW IN MONTREAL 50
That's Andres Galarraga—Le Grand Chat to Expo fans—whose heavy hitting keeps his team purring
by Hank Hersch

READY TO DAZZLE AGAIN 54
Tracie Ruiz-Conforto won gold in synchronized swimming in 1984, and she's looking to repeat in Seoul
by Demmie Stathoplos

SPORTS AND SUDS 68
The beer business and the world of sports have brewed up a durable and highly potent partnership
by William Oscar Johnson

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 9
Inside Baseball 62
For The Record 85
Point After 86

Cover Photo: Henry Wolf; Spectators: John Kelly/Image Bank

PHOTOJERRY WACHTERBEER HERE: As the jarring scoreboard juxtaposition at Shea Stadium made clear, beer was one substance legally available at Friday's Mets-Pirates game, as it is at games everywhere (page 68).

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)