The Lineup

June 13, 2004

DEPARTMENTS

4 Leading Off

10 Letters
Hey, Rocket, watch the road

15 Air and Space
You mean they play ball games at ballparks? by Steve Rushin

17 Scorecard
Scheft on Dodgers' mascot mess
Williams tries to return to USC
Feeling faint at the Spelling Bee
We toss Janet Evans in deep end

28 Faces in the Crowd

102 Ronald Reagan
Never a great athlete, he became our First Jock by Richard Hoffer

SI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

32 Crown Jewel
Thrills, great barbecue and a look at future stars: Omaha's
College World Series by Daniel G. Habib

INSIDE ...

95 Baseball
Guillen revives White Sox
Who's up, who's down in bigs

98 Motor Sports
Mark Martin off the schneid

100 Boxing
De La Hoya's dubious win

BASEBALL

42 Junior's Feeling Good
Healthy, happy Ken Griffey Jr. powered toward 500 homers
by Daniel G. Habib

STANLEY CUP FINALS

48 Lightning Strikes
Tampa Bay rallied to win Games 6 and 7 and edge the Flames
by Stephen Cannella

NBA FINALS

54 Meeting of the Minds
In a heady coaching duel, Larry Brown got a jump on Phil Jackson
by Jack McCallum

TENNIS

60 Tres Bizarre
The French Open was rife with psychodrama if not great matches
by S.L. Price

U.S. OPEN GOLF PREVIEW

62 Wide Open
Everyone wants to see Tiger battle Phil, but parity will be the
theme
by Michael Silver

TRIPLE CROWN

68 Sorry About That
Even Birdstone's trainer apologized to Smarty Jones after the
Belmont
by Tim Layden

GLOBALIZATION OF SPORTS

72 The World Is Watching
The NBA and other U.S. leagues bank on big help from abroad
by L. Jon Wertheim

COVER
PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER
INSET PHOTO: AP
COVER FLAP PHOTOS: AL TIELEMANS (OSBORNE); DAVE WEAVER/AP

COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES WIN, LOSS Birdstone (left) beat Smarty Jones in the Belmont (page 68) as the flag flew at half-mast in memory of Ronald Reagan (page 102).

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