CONTENTS

October 22, 1989

THE WORLD SERIES 34

The Oakland A's bowled over the San Francisco Giants in taking a two-games-to-none lead in the Series
by Steve Wulf

The author, born and raised near Oakland and a San Franciscan as an adult, examines baseball
by the Bay by Ron Fimrite

SUDDEN IMPACT 42
A megadeal sent Herschel Walker from Dallas to Minnesota, where he ran wild in his first outing
by Peter King

BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT 50
In breaking Gordie Howe's NHL scoring record, Wayne Gretzky used the shot Howe told him to perfect
by Jay Greenberg

A LID-LIFTER IN TEXAS 56
Texas A & M handed Houston quarterback Andre Ware his hat—and almost his head, too—in a big upset
by Austin Murphy

BIG SPLASH IN HAWAII 62
With smart strategy and timely prayers to island gods, Mark Allen was victorious in the Ironman Triathlon
by Kenny Moore

DREAMS DO COME TRUE 74
Art Shell is not just the NFL's first black head coach in 64 years. He's silver and black through and through
by Jill Lieber

BIONIC MAN 80
Mark Spitz, winner of seven golds in 1972, is trying what no mere mortal would—an Olympic comeback
by Kenny Moore

PAWS! 98
You still might not be able to find it, but football and ol' Frank Howard put Clemson on the map
by Curry Kirkpatrick

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 29
Inside The NFL 86
College Football Report 93
For The Record 117
Point After 118

Cover Photograph by Bill Smith; Left Inset by David E. Klutho, Right Inset by V.J. Lovero

PHOTOV.J. LOVEROA FAST START: Leadoff man Rickey Henderson got the A's off and running in Game 2 of the World Series when, after a walk, he stole second. From there, he scored the first run in a 5-1 win (page 34).

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)