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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
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1968
1969
1970
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Point After

1970

A new wrinkle in air travel: skyjacking. A new spectacle in the streets: bra burning. A new treat for football junkies: Monday nights. The Boston Bruins and UCLA's basketball Bruins win championships, and so do the Knicks (their first ever), Orioles, Colts and, in college football, Nebraska and Texas.

This is an article from the Nov. 15, 1989 issue

INCIDENTALLY
TIME TRIAL?
Somebody asked a yippie what he thought of the Indianapolis 500. The yippie said, "They're all innocent."

RIVER CROSSING
Somebody else asked Minnesota North Star goalie Gump Worsley if it was true he did all his training in St. Paul bars. Worsley said, "Not true. I've switched to Minneapolis."

FACE IN THE CROWD
Bill Walton
Bill, a 6'10½" senior at Helix High in LaMesa, Calif., was named MVP of the Covina Tournament after he scored a record 50 points and grabbed a record 34 rebounds as Helix defeated Pasadena High 110-68 for the title and its 31st straight win.

Curt Flood challenges baseball's reserve clause. He loses, but future players will benefit.

NFLer Tom Dempsey boots 63-yard field goal.

PINUP
Joe Namath

Ping! Introducing the aluminum bat.

The end of another battle for Johnny Unitas, a warrior in his 15th stellar season.

Willie Shoemaker (right) passes Johnny Longden in career victories, 6,033 to 6,032.

Mom's priceless antiques are safe-we're using a Nerf ball!

The Birds' Brooks Robinson is a hot-corner hotshot in the Series.

Pistol Pete Maravich averages a record 44.5.

National Guard bullets kill four students at Kent State.

Bobby Orr is a one-man gang for Boston, which wins its first Stanley Cup since '41.

ELEVEN PHOTOSPHOTOWALTER IOOSS JR.
"I don't understand how anyone could mistake me for a boy, unless it's because of my long hair."
—TONI BECKHAM, GIRL BASKETBALL PLAYER, WHO HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 20 RECRUITING LETTERS FROM COLLEGES
"I'm very glad to receive the Klem Award, but I'll tell you the truth. Klem hated my guts and I hated his."
—JOHN (BEANS) REARDON, FORMER UMPIRE, ON RECEIVING THE BILL KLEM AWARD