FOR NOV. 14, 2016


On Deck

Now that the Cubs' curses have been exorcised,'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 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.



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 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.


Digital Bonus

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

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