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CONTENTS

Oct. 19, 1992
Oct. 19, 1992

Table of Contents
Oct. 19, 1992

Television
Baseball
Golf
College Football
Environment
Athletics-Jays
Miami-Penn State
Cincinnati Reds
Jerry Ball
Qadry Ismail
Dorsey High
Horse Racing
Richard Petty
First Person
Motor Sports
Tennis
Point After
Departments

CONTENTS

14
THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

This is an article from the Oct. 19, 1992 issue Original Layout

The Atlanta Braves took a three-games-to-two lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League
BY STEVE RUSHIN

After five games, the Toronto Blue Jays held an edge on the Oakland A's in the American League
BY STEVE WULF

22
THE RIGHT STUFF!
For the second week in a row, Miami made the big plays—and the big hits—to knock off a Top 5 team
BY AUSTIN MURPHY

28
DOG DAYS
Here's the real poop on the fouled-up Cincinnati Reds and Owner Marge Schott. It's a very messy tale
BY TIM KURKJIAN

32
GAME BALL
When Jerry Ball, the Detroit Lions' aptly named defensive lineman, comes to play, somebody has to pay
BY RICK TELANDER

36
CALL HIM QADRY
Another Ismail, the Rocket's brother, the Missile, has really taken off for the Syracuse football team
BY SALLY JENKINS

44
UP AGAINST THE WALL
Amid the violence and despair of inner-city Los Angeles, young men find hope playing football at Dorsey High
PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER READ MILLER
TEXT BY SHELLEY SMITH

66
THE KING
Richard Petty is closing his remarkable 35-year reign over stock car racing with a regal tour
BY ED HINTON

DEPARTMENTS

4
TELEVISION

6
LETTERS

9
SCORECARD

54
HORSE RACING

57
PRO FOOTBALL

62
COLLEGE FOOTBALL

78
FOR THE RECORD

80
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY V.J. LOVERO

PHOTOCHUCK SOLOMONSkyDome Skyball: Blue Jay Dave Winfield, shown on the cover sliding in safely against the A's Walt Weiss in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, looked less fondly upon this Game 2 play, a pop that Oakland catcher Terry Steinbach stepped forward to snag (page 18).