CONTENTS

May 23, 1993

12
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING BARRY
The San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds is the best player in baseball today—just ask him
BY RICHARD HOFFER

22
NO TIME LIKE OVERTIME
In an NHL postseason of many OTs, the Islanders beat the Penguins in sudden death
BY E.M. SWIFT

30
SONIC SOOTHER SAM
Sam Perkins's quietness is helping settle Seattle in its playoff showdown with Houston
BY PHIL TAYLOR

34
BLEW BY YOU
Despite a near calamity, favored Prairie Bayou swept to a solid victory at the Preakness
BY WILLIAM F. REED

36
HEART OF THE MATTER
The on-court collapse of Boston's Reggie Lewis sparked a debate about the role of team doctors
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON

42
TRUE BRIT
Two weeks after he underwent surgery, England's Nigel Mansell qualified for the Indy 500
BY BRUCE NEWMAN

62
EVERYBODY KNOWS HIS NAME
Cheers to Sam Malone, the ex-Bosox reliever who served 'em up both on and off the field
BY STEVE RUSHIN

DEPARTMENTS

5
LETTERS

6
FACES IN THE CROWD

9
SCORECARD

50
SPORTS PEOPLE

58
BASEBALL

72
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY RONALD C. MODRA

PHOTOMANNY MILLAN

Well, Hello Up There: Muggsy Bogues of Charlotte looks skyward as New York's Doc Rivers soars in Game 2 of their NBA playoff series. At week's end all the Hornets were looking up as the Knicks took a 3-1 lead.

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)