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CONTENTS

July 05, 1993
July 05, 1993

Table of Contents
July 5, 1993

Mike Piazza
Andre Agassi
Victory Riots
Baseball Commissioner
John Smith
Gottfried Von Cramm
Point After

CONTENTS

12
PIAZZA WITH EVERYTHING
Rookie receiver Mike Piazza has brought a hot bat, a fiery intensity and a bit of the paisano to L.A.
BY KELLY WHITESIDE

This is an article from the July 5, 1993 issue

18
SLUGGARDS
In a fight to forget, rusty ex-champ Evander Holyfield outlasted a listless Alex Stewart
BY PAT PUTNAM

20
COMIC STRIP
Andre Agassi, fatter, funnier and less hirsute, made a smash return to action at Wimbledon
BY SALLY JENKINS

26
SIGH YOUNG
Even after a record 24th straight loss, Anthony Young of the New York Mets remained winsome
BY KELLY WHITESIDE

30
THE AGONY OF VICTORY
After three violent championship "celebrations" in '93, experts wonder why people riot for the home team
BY WILLIAM OSCAR JOHNSON

38
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?
If you have, call Major League Baseball, which is still searching for a new commissioner
BY TOM VERDUCCI

42
KEEPING TRACK
Former quarter-mile champ John Smith now oversees other sprinters in their quest to excel
BY KENNY MOORE

56
BARON OF THE COURT
Baron Gottfried von Cramm, the German tennis star of Hitler's era, was a true sportsman
BY RON FIMRITE

DEPARTMENTS

4
LETTERS

7
FACES IN THE CROWD

9
SCORECARD

48
BASEBALL

52
SPORTS PEOPLE

70
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY V.J. LOVERO

PHOTOBILL FRAKES

Just Another Town Called Joe

In the publicity-seeking tradition of Hot Springs, N.Mex., which changed its name to Truth or Consequences, and Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe), Pa., Ismay, Mont., whose 22 adult residents and assorted kids showed up for this shot, on Sunday will rechristen itself Joe.