Dec. 28, 1992
Dec. 28, 1992

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Dec. 28, 1992

Images Of '92
Point After


In a Wimbledon final interrupted by multiple rain delays, Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1.

This is an article from the Dec. 28, 1992 issue

They Said It
L.A. Dodger reliever Roger McDowell, when asked if he had seen "JFK": "The movie or the airport?"

At Pocono Downs, pacer Treboh Joe, a 9-year-old gelding, loses his 162nd consecutive race, passing Shiaway Moses' North American record for harness racing futility.

The American League sets an All-Star Game record with 19 hits while pounding the National League 13-6. Ken Griffey Jr. is named MVP.

They Said It
Former president Richard Nixon, recalling his days as a Washington baseball fan: "The Senators were never very good, but not much has changed in Washington. The senators they have there still aren't very good."

Softball pitcher Barbara Reinalda, 34, tosses her 283rd career shutout and 400th career victory as the Raybestos Brakettes beat the Long Island Angels 15-0.

Two strokes down with four holes to go, Nick Faldo rallies at Muirfield to win his third British Open and fifth major title in five years.

At the opening ceremonies of the XXV Summer Olympics, two-time Paralympic archery bronze medalist Antonio Rebollo arcs a blazing arrow through the Barcelona night to light the Olympic flame.

As Olympic competition begins, Nelson Diebel, the bad boy of American swimming, wins the U.S.'s first gold medal, in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Pablo Morales, 27, who retired from swimming when he failed to make the 1988 Olympic team, crowns his comeback by winning his first individual Olympic gold medal, in the 100-meter butterfly.

To protest the International Volleyball Federation's decision to disallow a U.S. victory over Japan, members of the U.S. men's Olympic volleyball team arrive for their match against Canada with their heads shaved.

Mark Lenzi succeeds retired countryman Greg Louganis as the men's Olympic three-meter springboard diving champion, and Mike barrow man breaks his own world record in winning the 200-meter breaststroke.

Yael Arad becomes the first Israeli Olympic medalist by earning the silver in the women's 134.5-pound judo competition. She dedicates her medal to the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Games.

Estonian cyclist Erika Salumae wins the women's sprint, but Olympic officials, having never before raised her country's flag, fly it upside down at the medal ceremony.

PHOTOALEXANDER HASSENSTEIR/BONGARTSAndre Agassi got the royal treatment from Wimbledon ball boys on July 5 after winning the singles final.PHOTOJED JACOBSOHN/ALLSPORTIn the All-Star Game on July 14, Mark McGwire showed the stroke that smote 42 homers in '92.