CONTENTS

September 30, 1990

14
SEVEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER

The Pirates and Mets arrived in Chicago to chase the National League East title around Wrigley Field
BY STEVE RUSHIN

The Red Sox and the Blue Jays tried to erase legacies of failing in the clutch. Boston's legacy is longer
BY TIM KURKJIAN

22
NOT A VIENNESE WALTZ
Michael Chang's dramatic five-set win in the final match lifted the U.S. over Austria 3-2 in Davis Cup play
BY CURRY KIRKPATRICK

30
HOME, SWEET HOME
With an unblemished record and a new commitment to L.A., the Raiders are playing like a happy family
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

34
THE EDGE OF RAGE
Being in first has been a strangely unsettling experience for Lou Piniella, the Reds' explosive manager
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

40
HARD MAN, SOFT HEART
Notre Dame's noseguard Chris Zorich is mean on football fields, but he is a very gentle soul elsewhere
BY DOUGLAS S. LOONEY

60
MAN OF STEAL
In a brilliant MVP season, the indomitable Rickey Henderson is racing for the career stolen-base record
BY PETER GAMMONS

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

9
SCORECARD

44
POWERBOATING

46
BASEBALL

48
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

54
PRO FOOTBALL

72
FOR THE RECORD

74
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY RONALD C. MODRA

PHOTOGEORGE TIEDEMANNIN THE PINK: By driving Miss Circus Circus to victory in the season's final hydroplane event, on Nevada's Lake Mead, Chip Hanauer earned the 1990 national title (page 44).

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)