CONTENTS

April 15, 1990

18
TRUE BRIT
With a gritty run, England's Nick Faldo overtook Raymond Floyd to win his second Masters
BY RICK REILLY

BASEBALL 1990

26
Is the game Bo knows better than its distant cousin of 1950, when Ted Williams was King of Swing?
BY PETER GAMMONS

44
Behind fences and screens and Plexiglas portholes, the denizens of the bullpen live on the game's fringes

56
An intimate guide to life and lunacy in major league bullpens, from a pitcher who has seen them all
BY DAN QUISENBERRY, WITH STEVE WULF

60
Ruben Sierra of the Rangers was a near MVP in 1989, playing in the still tough American League West
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

70
To be a Yankee was Dave Righetti's dream, but he has found life harsh in the American League East
BY JILL LIEBER

78
Ex-Indian Joe Carter will be cheered in San Diego as he takes on the rest of the National League West
BY RICHARD HOFFER

86
Dickie Thon, partially blinded by a pitch in 1984, is now a star in Philly in the National League East
BY RON FIMRITE

98
In 1976, baseball's first free agents landed the big money. Lucky guys. They were set for life. Or were they?
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

DEPARTMENTS

8
LETTERS

14
SCORECARD

124
FOR THE RECORD

126
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY OZZIE SWEET

PHOTOJACQUELINE DUVOISINMOMENT OF REFLECTION: The world turned upside down for Jack Nicklaus—here mirrored on the 16th-hole pond with son-caddie Jack Jr. as they pondered a putt in Round 4 of the Masters—when he bogeyed this hole and lost all chance of winning his seventh green jacket (page 18).

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)