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Sports Illustrated May 6, 2019

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16 Edities

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2 min
from the vault three for all

SECRETARIAT KENTUCKY DERBY MAY 5, 1973 YOU DON’T forget the champions,” says Neil Leifer, who shot 17 Kentucky Derbys—as well as scores of other marquee events—over his long tenure with SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. “This was the greatest horse of all time.” To get this iconic photo of Secretariat and jockey Ron Turcotte winning the first leg of the Triple Crown, Leifer mounted a remote camera on the inside rail, about 125 feet from the finish line. “The shot that was in focus just happened to be when all four of his hooves were off the ground,” says Leifer. “It was honestly luck.” JUSTIFY PREAKNESS STAKES MAY 19, 2018 THE FOG grew thicker as race time approached, settling like a blanket over Pimlico Race Course and obscuring the rain-soaked track so thoroughly that the race caller had…

6 min
off the radar

SO MANY scouts have been laid off that the Boys of Summer now gather all year round. When longtime Sarasota Herald-Tribune writer John Brockmann began organizing lunches for old baseball men (average age: roughly 65), in the 1970s, he held them twice annually, at the beginning and end of the offseason. But this past January, when former scout Jim Thrift surveyed the room, he saw a group that did not lack for free time. “There are 40, 50 people there,” Thrift says now. “Only three or four are employed.” Most of the retirees aren’t retired by choice; they are among the casualties of a change that has swept through baseball in the past few years—according to Baseball America, 60 scouts lost their job last year. Former scouts, jettisoned from the game, sit…

10 min
the amazing rays

THE RAYS didn’t always use a starting pitcher in 2018, but when they did, their best one won the Cy Young. They haven’t always been active at the trade deadline, but when they were last July, they sold off their biggest names, only to catch fire in a surprising second half. And they don’t always stretch their budget, but when they do … well, O.K., they never do that. Yet they’ve almost always found ways to win on the cheap. Tampa Bay is, yes, the most interesting team in baseball. And through the first month of 2019, the Rays are looking like one of the best teams in baseball too. Their pitching is highly ranked in almost every key category; their offense, buoyed by outfielders young (Austin Meadows) and not so…

12 min
let him flip!

TIM ANDERSON’S baseball life is often a lonely one—even when he’s on first base, usually the most social stop on the diamond. “My conversation is limited over there,” he says. “It’s like, What’s up, dude? What’s up, man? How you doin’ today? Because we don’t have nothing in common.” He doesn’t speak Spanish; he doesn’t hunt or fish. “I don’t even want to touch a fish!” Anderson, the 25-year-old shortstop who was hitting a league-leading .385 through April 28, is the only African-American on the White Sox roster, making him one of only 72 black players in a game that, percentage-wise, was more than twice as black as recently as 1994. For Anderson, though, this is not just a matter of statistics. He says he feels out of place in baseball,…

15 min
get a to, baby - or don’t

ONE OF the biggest decisions of Terry Stott’s coaching career actually wasn’t much of a decision. With 17 seconds left in Game 5 of his Trail Blazers’ first-round series against the Thunder, Portland forward Al-Farouq Aminu rebounded Russell Westbrook’s missed layup and handed the ball to his point guard, Damian Lillard, who, in the tied game, had already scored 47 points. Stotts had one timeout left—an opportunity to stop the game, get everyone on the same page and call a play he was confident could work—but the seventh-year coach chose to let the action run. Lillard jogged up the floor, sized up Paul George, and then drilled a walk-off, 37-foot, step-back three. Stotts has served as an assistant for several coaches, including George Karl (who preserved his timeouts) and Rick Carlisle…

2 min

COVER A cover with no headline? It reminds me of when the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics. No need for words—the images tell stories that will never be forgotten. David Flood Biddeford, Maine TIGER Tiger Woods’s win at Augusta National may be the biggest event in the history of sports—for what he has been through, for what he has overcome and for the man he has become. His return sends chills up and down the spine. Herb Cockcroft Oakland Michael Rosenberg’s story on Tiger’s 15th major title—with lines such as “moving up the leader board, one goose bump at a time”—was as spellbinding as the victory itself. When he wrote of Woods’s can-do mind-set “as though birdieing is a choice anybody can just make on the Sunday of the Masters,” I thought…