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May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

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May 11, 2015

SI NOW
INBOX
SUPER SATURDAY
NFL 2015 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED DRAFT REVIEW
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
MLB
  • After months of buildup and debate, the Kris Bryant era has finally begun—and Cubs Nation already has much to love about the hitting instructor's son (and former aspiring dentist) with teeth-rattling power

BOOK EXCERPT
  • Ty Cobb ruled the Dead Ball era, slapping singles and stealing bases with cold-eyed calculation. Then came the livelier ball—and a free-swinging slugger who stole the spotlight

MOM Look At Me Now
POINT AFTER
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BASEBALL

This is an article from the May 11, 2015 issue Original Layout

42 KRIS BRYANT

Cubs Nation already has much to love about the power-hitting phenom

By Albert Chen

Departments

2 SI Now

4 Leading Off

10 Inbox

12 Scorecard

16 Faces in the Crowd

18 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Urban Meyer on QBs, past and future

60 Point After

Michael Rosenberg: The DH should be the law of the land

Features

SUPER SATURDAY

20 The Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. got $100 million but not the validation he craves

By Greg Bishop and Chris Mannix

24 Vegas Scene

Fight week was alive—until it wasn't

By Steve Rushin

27 Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah's winning journey

By Tim Layden

NFL DRAFT

32 Marcus Mariota

The No. 2 pick's next test? Reviving the once-proud Titans

By Austin Murphy

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

38 The Ducks

Anaheim's top line duo could deliver a second Cup

By Sarah Kwak

BOOK EXCERPT

46 Ty Cobb

He ruled the Dead Ball era—until a slugger stole the spotlight

By Charles Leerhsen

NBA PLAYOFFS

52 Mother's Day

Some NBA moms will find it a happier occasion than others

By Lee Jenkins

ON THE COVER (BRYANT)

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