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CONTENTS

Oct. 16, 1989
Oct. 16, 1989

Table of Contents
Oct. 16, 1989

American League Playoffs
National League Playoffs
Eagles-Giants
Dee Dowis
The Patricks
Tim Harris
Opponents
First Person
Point After

CONTENTS

THE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS 30

This is an article from the Oct. 16, 1989 issue

With a dashing display of speed and power, Rickey Henderson sparked the Athletics past the Jays
by Peter Gammons

In the National League playoffs, San Francisco's red-hot sluggers clobbered Chicago four games to one
by Ron Fimrite

DOWN AND DIRTY 46
The flighty Philadelphia Eagles became gritty runners in a 21-19 upending of the New York Giants
by Paul Zimmerman

ON TOP OF THE WORLD 54
High-flying Air Force is winning big because its quarterback, Dee Dowis, is remaining on the ground
by Douglas S. Looney

A PAIR OF ACES 64
A smashing couple on and off the track, David and Sandra Patrick of the U.S. have made hurdling history
by Merrell Noden

GREEN BAY SACKER 70
Linebacker Tim Harris of the Packers loves to topple quarterbacks almost as much as he loves to talk about it
by Peter King

YOU CAN COUNT THEM OUT 86
Palookas, tomato cans, "opponents"—these are the fighters who go down so that hometown heroes can go up
by Rick Reilly

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 25
Inside The NFL 74
College Football Report 80
For The Record 111
Point After 112

Cover Photograph by V.J. Lovero

PHOTOBRIAN LANKERBOWED BUT NOT BROKEN: Bruce (the Mouse) Strauss, an "opponent," as those fighters who serve to fatten the records of other boxers are called, still finds a ray of hope after his 140 or so losses (page 86).