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December 26, 1988 | Volume 69, Issue 28

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Florence Griffith Joyner Cover - Sports Illustrated December 26, 1988

December 26, 1988 | Nicholas Dawidoff
There have been many accounts of Babe Ruth's boisterous 53 years. The latest, and perhaps the most unusual, is The Babe: A Life in Pictures (Ticknor & Fields, $40). It is a pictorial biography...

December 26, 1988 | William F. Reed
A HALL OF A START

December 26, 1988 | William F. Reed
MOOKIE BLAYLOCKOklahoma's 6'1" senior guard tied his own NCAA record of 13 steals in the Sooners' 136-103 victory over Loyola Marymount (page 26). He also scored 31 points and handed out 12 assists.

December 26, 1988 | E.M. Swift
Edmonton is still a good team, but not a great one

December 26, 1988 | Paul Zimmerman
Three Eagles earned spots on his All-Pro list

December 26, 1988 | Paul Zimmerman
Wide Receiver: HENRY ELLARD, RamsTackle: TUNCHILKIN, SteelersGuard: BRUCE MATTHEWS, OilersCenter: JIM SWEENEY, JetsGuard: BRYAN MILLARD, SeahawksTackle: ANTHONY MUNOZ, BengalsTight End: KEITH...

December 26, 1988 | Paul Zimmerman
End: REGGIE WHITE, EaglesNoseguard: TIM KRUMRIE, BengalsTackle: DAN HAMPTON, BearsEnd: BRUCE SMITH, BillsOutside Linebacker: TIM HARRIS, PackersInside Linebacker: VAUGHAN JOHNSON, SaintsInside...

December 26, 1988 | George Plimpton

December 26, 1988 | George Plimpton
•An avid hunter, Roosevelt (above) bagged a rhino in '09 on safari in Kenya; Eisenhower's bag was for clubs, his shots on the links.

December 26, 1988 | George Plimpton
Barbara Bush said, "you'll have to wear a cowboy hat. No one with any self-respect plays horseshoes without a cowboy hat." She rummaged around in a closet just inside the front door of the...

December 26, 1988 | Gene Wojciechowski
Back in 1986, shortly before the University of Kansas basketball season was to begin, Larry Brown, then the head coach, motioned KU assistant trainer Mark Cairns out to the Allen Field House floor...

December 26, 1988 | Kevin Cook
In 1938 Purdue pulled off a delicious stall

December 26, 1988 | Compiled by Sally Guard
PRO BASKETBALL—With a 119-98 defeat of the Pistons, the Cavaliers overtook Detroit by percentage points for the Central Division lead and passed the Lakers for the best record in the league—15-5...

December 26, 1988
MARGIE BRICHFORDWILLOUGHBY, OHIOBrichford, 59, a graphic artist, beat Mary Rabe of Madison, Ohio, 5 and 4 in the final match to win her fourth consecutive Madison Country Club women's golf...

December 26, 1988 | Rick Telander
And a Worthy one and a Strange one. And a Great One

December 26, 1988 | Edited by Craig Neff
STEROIDS AND THE YOUNG

December 26, 1988 | Edited by Craig Neff
•Bob Reinhart, Georgia State basketball coach, after hearing his team criticized by Oklahoma coach Billy Tubbs: "He's what's known as a contact coach—all con and no tact."

December 26, 1988 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Oklahoma buried Loyola Marymount under a heap of points

December 26, 1988 | Paul Zimmerman

December 26, 1988 | William Oscar Johnson

December 26, 1988 | William Oscar Johnson
Twenty years ago who would have guessed that CBS would one day rule the TV sports world? In 1970 it owned rights to only one major sport, pro football, and it shared those rights with NBC and ABC....

December 26, 1988 | Edited by Gay Flood
FOLLOWING GRETZKYI am a big Frank Deford fan, but I think he missed the boat with his commentary on Wayne Gretzky and hockey in the U.S. (POINT AFTER, Nov. 28). I feel that Gretzky will give...

December 26, 1988 | Douglas S. Looney

December 26, 1988

December 26, 1988 | William Taaffe
Believe it or not, it was two decades ago last month that NBC cut away from a dramatic New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to show that little bundle of joy named Heidi traipsing through a meadow...