Boys of Spring
Sandy Koufax, the Dodgers' 27-year-old lefthanded ace, looked to come back from the injured index finger that cut short his season and cost his team the pennant.
The Reds, seven months before their epic seven-game victory over the Red Sox in the World Series, led off SI's salute to spring. On the cover is relief pitcher Clay Carroll.
Michael Jordan, after walking away from the world champion Chicago Bulls, joined the White Sox at spring training and tried to make the club as a rightfielder.