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July 08, 2013
July 08, 2013

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July 8, 2013

GOLF PLUS
  • A CUT-MAKING MACHINE ON THE PGA TOUR WHO IS QUIETLY ROCKETING UP THE WORLD RANKING, JIMMY WALKER IS IN CONSTANT PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT SHOT OFF THE COURSE—IN HIS NIGHT JOB AS AN ENTERPRISING ASTRO-PHOTOGRAPHER

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
PUIGMANIA
  • L.A.'S FIVE-TOOL PHENOM YASIEL PUIG HAS PRODUCED AN ALMOST UNMATCHED DEBUT, BUT HOW HE ENDED UP IN DODGER BLUE IS ALMOST AS COMPELLING AS HIS MAMMOTH TALENT—WELL, ALMOST

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
POINT AFTER

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

46 Walks on the Wild Side

SI catches up with some of sports' most memorable and bizarre headliners

48 Dennis Rodman

Papal conclave? Zombie convention? Where will he be next?

By Franz Lidz

54 Joe Montana

Still cool as ever, the 49ers' golden boy keeps the NFL at arm's length

By Michael Rosenberg

62 The Sandlot

How nine kids took to a makeshift diamond to tell the story of our national pastime

By Matt Gagne

70 Maurice Clarett

The Buckeyes' once-promising football star steps onto a new field

By Michael McKnight

80 Butterbean

The King of the Four-Rounders has found tranquility in the familiar hills of Alabama

By Lars Anderson

86 Alomar & Hirschbeck

The men from one of baseball's ugliest moments form an unlikely friendship

By Albert Chen

94 Neal Walk

The No. 2 pick in the 1969 NBA draft found his way back to where it all began

By Michael Farber

102 Grady Little

Ten years after a crushing loss, the old Red Sox skipper has no regrets

By Chris Nashawaty

110 Rony Seikaly

The former NBA center added some beats and put a new spin on his career

By Ben Reiter

114 Jane Geddes

Out of the fairway and into the rough-and-tumble world of the WWE

By L. Jon Wertheim

120 UFC 1

Before Dana White and TV contracts, there were three enterprising men and one killer idea

By Melissa Segura

FEATURES

BASEBALL

38 Yasiel Puig

L.A.'s five-tool phenom has had an almost unmatched debut, but the story of how he ended up in Dodger blue is as compelling as his mammoth talent

BY BEN REITER

DEPARTMENTS

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

10 The Mail

15 Scorecard

Ricky Bobby, still shaking and baking, if not racing

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Just My Type

Doc Rivers is fighting mad. (And no, not at Rajon Rondo)

BY DAN PATRICK

128 Point After

The pros and cons of being a frozen-in-time icon of youth

BY RALPH MACCHIO

ON THE COVER: Photograph by Clay Patrick McBride for Sports Illustrated

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SI PREMEDIA: 20TH CENTURY FOX/EVERETT COLLECTION (THE SANDLOT)HECKUVA LOT It has been 20 years since the kids in The Sandlot made their indelible impression.PHOTOGARY A. VASQUEZ/USA TODAY SPORTS (PUIG)