IN MIAMI BEACH, CASSIUS CLAY TKO'D SONNY LISTON IN THE SEVenth
round of a bout for the heavyweight title. Then he announced he was
changing his name to Muhammad Ali, though it took SI and other
publications a while to catch up. Jim Bunning of Philadelphia pitched
the first regular-season perfect game since 1922. Bunning's team
didn't fare so well: Up 6 1/2 games with only 12 left to play in the
season, the Phillies collapsed and lost the pennant to the Cardinals.
The Kentucky Derby was won by Canada's Northern Dancer.
This is an article from the March 28, 1990 issue