FOR NOV. 14, 2016
This is an article from the Nov. 14, 2016 issue
Now that the Cubs' curses have been exorcised, SI.com's baseball experts look ahead to some of the biggest off-season stories. Where will Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes end up if he opts out of his contract? Will Blue Jays rightfielder Jose Bautista be Boston's No. 1 free-agent target? Will Chicago's feel-good story help commissioner Rob Manfred promote the MLB? Go to SI.com/mlb for our predictions, plus a look at the biggest questions of the off-season for each team, and what the future holds for the Cubs and the Indians.
SI TRUE CRIME
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. SPORTS INVESTIGATED.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's new multiplatform series, SI True Crime, dives deep into stories of unsavory behavior through in-depth reporting, dramatic photography and video, and enhanced interactive elements. Go to SI.com/true-crime-sports-illustrated to read the latest installment in the series—about the fatal shooting of Saints defensive end Will Smith—and other articles from the True Crime archives, including the tragic story of Donnie Moore (below), the former Angels reliever who shot his wife and committed suicide three years after giving up a crucial home run in the 1986 ALCS.
It Went All the Way
From the SI Vault: Oct. 24, 1960
And so did the Pirates when Bill Mazeroski swung his bat and hit the ball over Forbes Field's distant leftfield wall. Yankees hopes were dead, the seventh game was over, and the Pirates had won their first World Series in 35 years.
By Roy Terrell
To read this and other stories from the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED archives, go to SI.com/vault