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Nov. 15, 1989
Nov. 15, 1989

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Nov. 15, 1989

SI At 35
1954
  • THERE HAVE BEEN GOATS AS WELL AS HEROES, AND AS MANY LOSERS AS WINNERS, BUT THE THREE-AND-A-HALF DECADES SINCE ROGER BANNISTER'S EPOCHAL FOUR-MINUTE MILE (LEFT), ON MAY 6, 1954, HAVE BEEN WONDROUSLY RICH IN ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE FOLLOWING PAGES PROVIDE A YEAR-BY-YEAR CHRONICLE, BEGINNING WITH RON FIMRITE'S FOND AND EVOCATIVE LOOK BACK AT '54.

1955
1957
1958
1961
1964
1965
1967
1968
1969
1970
1972
1973
1974
1977
1978
1979
1980
1982
1984
1985
1986
1989
Ali
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Point After

1979

The gas station lines are long, so let's stay home and watch TV. Tractor-pull competition on this new ESPN channel. Open me a Billy Beer, will you? Hey, I see where the Pirates, Steelers, SuperSonics, Canadiens, Magic Johnson's Michigan State and Alabama have all won, Just like I told you they would. This stuff tastes like swill.

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FACE IN THE CROWD
Greg LeMond
CARSON CITY, NEV. LeMond, 18, the U.S. junior cycling champion, won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in Buenos Aires to become the first American cyclist to earn three medals in a single world or Olympic competition.

FACE IN THE CROWD
Don Mattingly
Evansville, Ind. Mattingly, 18, an outfielder-pitcher, batted .500 and .552 over the past two seasons to lead Reitz Memorial High to a 59-1 record. He had 140 RBIs in four years for the Tigers, equaling the highest total ever in scholastic baseball.

Buck failure: The Susan B. Anthony dollar.

Billy Martin is fired.

Magic's team beats Indiana State in the NCAA final, but matters between Larry Bird and him are far from settled.

Buc success: Series MVP Willie Stargell.

Meltdown at Three Mile Island.

Chocolate Thunder shower: Darryl Dawkins shatters two glass backboards in 22 days.

RESODDED
Howard Cosell

Mike Tyson is 13.

New York's own John McEnroe wins the first of his four U.S. Opens.

TWELVE PHOTOS
"I told him I wasn't tired. He told me, 'No, but the outfielders sure are.' "
—JIM KERN, TEXAS RANGERS PITCHER, ON BEING REMOVED BY A MANAGER