CONTENTS

April 04, 1989

West Is Best 8
The Eastern divisions have fallen behind
by Rick Reilly

Life at Home 16
Baseball is suffering a catching crisis
by Peter Gammons

Calling a Game 34
Pitching from a catcher's point of view
by Mike Scioscia with Peter Gammons

All My Padres 42
Tune in to the San Diego soap opera
by Steve Wulf

Scouting Reports

National League West 52
National League East 68
American League West 84
American League East 98

Slick Can Play 56
Andy Van Slyke has lived up to his billing
by Ralph Wiley

Great Scott! 78
Is Scott Fletcher worth all that money?
by E.M. Swift

Street Smarts 92
Gary Sheffield is another Tampa prodigy
by Peter Gammons

Ballpark Figures 104
Revelations from a full season of stats

Fabric of the Game 108
The baseball uniform has a flashy past
by Sarah Ballard

Point After 120
by Ron Fimrite

COVER AND CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPHS BY RONALD C. MODRA

PHOTORONALD C. MODRA

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)