END OF AN ERA 16
By the end of the next decade, the wood bat may have disappeared from baseball, including the majors
by Peter Gammons

LEAN AND MEAN 24
Evander Holyfield sent a message to Mike Tyson with a knockout in the second round of Adilson Rodrigues
by Pat Putnam

TAKE US OUT TO THE BALL GAME 32
The Billings Mustangs are a minor league team, but our travelers got a major charge from meeting them
by Jack McCallum

THE COMEBACK CHRONICLES 38
NFL training camp is it for Napoleon McCallum and two other players attempting to revive their careers
by Hank Hersch

IT'S A SMALL WORLD 60
In the fledgling World Basketball League, the maximum height is 6'4‚Öû", but the players are thinking big
by William Nack

OF TIME AND THE RIVER 76
Once polluted, Michigan's Kalamazoo River has been restored by a combination of natural and social forces
by Bil Gilbert

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 7
Scorecard 11
Inside Baseball 64
Golf 71
Horse Racing 75
Television 95
For The Record 96
Point After 98

Cover Photograph by V.J. Lovero

PHOTORICHARD MACKSONDOWN AND OUT: Mills Lane could have counted to 100 and still wouldn't have gotten a rise out of heavyweight Adilson Rodrigues after he was laid low by No. 1 contender Evander Holyfield (page 24).
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)