CONTENTS

April 05, 1992

12
THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

Duke and Michigan are headed for a showdown in the finale
BY CURRY KIRKPATRICK

Christian Laettner's perfect game sent Duke to the Final Four
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

Indiana thrashed UCLA, thanks to a revitalized Eric Anderson
BY PHIL TAYLOR

Cincinnati, led by Herb Jones, swarmed past Memphis State
BY HANK HERSCH

Paced by Jalen Rose, Michigan's young Fab Five blossomed
BY WILLIAM F. REED

22
LOVE STORY
His family hanging on every shot, Davis Love III won the TPC
BY RICK REILLY

29
P.S. WISH I WEREN'T HERE
The figure skating worlds were nothing to write home about
BY E.M. SWIFT

Baseball 1992

32
A BLUEPRINT FOR BASEBALL
The game requires remodeling, so here is a nine-point plan
BY STEVE WULF

38
A MANAGER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE
Lest skippers take another bloodbath, we offer some advice
BY TIM KURKJIAN

42
THE GREAT SURVIVOR
Bobby Valentine remains Texas's boss, though he never wins
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

48
SKY HIGH
A fresh view of the game as seen from 300 feet up in SkyDome
PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHUCK SOLOMON

60
WHO'S ON THIRD?
Nowadays plenty of not-so-hot players are at the hot corner
BY TIM KURKJIAN

76
LOOKING FOR HIS PITCH
How come Mets slugger Howard Johnson is not a smash hit?
BY STEVE RUSHIN

84
NATIONAL LEAGUE

In the East, New York has the most troubles and the most talent
BY TIM KURKJIAN

The Reds and the Braves will battle all the way in the wild West
BY TIM KURKJIAN

92
HEEEERE'S OZZIE!
All-Star shortstop Ozzie Guillen hosts the White Sox show
BY RICHARD HOFFER

96
AMERICAN LEAGUE

Chicago is best in the West, the tightest division in the game
BY STEVE RUSHIN

Strong arms figure to lift Toronto to the crown in the East
BY STEVE RUSHIN

110
STANDING SMALL
Little guys can be giants in the bigs—just ask 5'8" Kirby Puckett
BY ROY BLOUNT JR.

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY RONALD C. MODRA
COVER TYPOGRAPHY BY ANITA KARL

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

9
SCORECARD

130
FOR THE RECORD

132
POINT AFTER

PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMONHigh-Up Rundown: The camera catches Cleveland's Mike Aldrete in a Toronto trap—that's Kelly Gruber making the tag—in one of a portfolio of photos shot from a perch below SkyDome's roof (page 48).

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)