CONTENTS

August 27, 1989

SMASHING! 16
Two of track's oldest individual world records fell in European meets to Roger Kingdom and Said Aouita
by Merrell Noden

JILTED JIM'S BIG MCLOVE-IN 20
Last Saturday in Chicago, Jim McMahon got a warm goodbye from Bears fans and put fire into his new Chargers
by Peter King

WHERE HAVE ALL THE PLAYERS GONE? 22
Many are on the disabled list, as baseball suffers the worst rash of injuries in recent memory
by Steve Wulf and Richard Demak

KING OF THE K'S 30
On the threshold of the 5,000th strikeout by the Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan, we print a list of the players he has fanned—all 1,061

SHAKE-UP IN TITLE TOWN 34
The Packers have invested heavily in the free-agent market in an attempt to fight recent gloom and doom
by Douglas S. Looney

WILD THING 38
Cub reliever Mitch Williams is as unpredictable as the movie character he idolizes. But who cares? It works
by Rick Telander

NO BONES ABOUT IT 54
Fed up with the brutality of football, John Frank, the 49ers' tight end in '88, has quit the game at the age of 27
by Jill Lieber

'TENNIS WAS MY SHOWCASE' 72
Chris Evert is retiring from tennis and is eager to bike, hike, cook and be a mother
by Chris Evert as told to Curry Kirkpatrick

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 5
Scorecard 11
Golf 64
Boxing 66
Inside Baseball 68
An American Summer 85
For The Record 86
Point After 88

Cover Photograph by Michael O'Brien

PHOTOLIFE MAGAZINEOUR GIRL: The heroine of this giddy group from Fort Lauderdale is schoolmate Chris Evert, who at 16 reached the semifinals of the 1971 U.S. Open and went home to a sea of smiles (page 72).

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