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Sports Illustrated May 20, 2019

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2 min

… LET HIM FLIP! Before I read Stephanie Apstein’s article I thought of White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson as immature. After reading it, I can see his point of view a little better. I understand and applaud his efforts to bring baseball to inner-city kids, his willingness to sign autographs and to take photos. I can certainly get behind his notion of making baseball fun. I admire his desire to join the conversation about race in America. Michael Jennings Hot Springs, Ark. Anderson may be suffering slightly from delusions of grandeur when he says, “I kind of feel like today’s Jackie Robinson.” Not quite. There was nothing worse in baseball’s history than the color line—and the way African-American players were treated back in the day. Anderson’s blatant profanity, and arrogant behavior in general, do…

3 min
clutch shots

JESSE D. GARRABRANT NBA PHOTOGRAPHER I WAS ON strobes, so I would only get that one frame—I had to time it perfectly. I’d rather have the ball up a little bit in the air so there’s less time on the clock. That’s why I waited that little bit of time while the ball was at its peak. His shot was so short. I’m up on one knee, ready to run down the court just in case I have to, but once it hit, I’m like, “I’m gonna take a seat back down because we’re going to overtime.” And then it hits the rim four times and it looks like somebody pushed it in from the other side. It was crazy, because right before the play I was thinking that 18 years ago,…

7 min
tiger and roger

LET’S START with a couple of stories. This first one, you probably know. The boy’s father could tell something was different. At six months old, the boy could balance on his father’s palm as he walked through their home. At 10 months he could climb down from his high chair, trundle over to a golf club that had been cut down to size and imitate the swing he’d been watching in the garage. At two—an age when physical developmental milestones include “kicks a ball” and “stands on tiptoe”—he went on national television and used a shoulder-height club to drive a ball past an admiring Bob Hope. That same year he entered his first tournament and won the 10-and-under division. At eight, the son beat his father for the first time. The father…

1 min
now on si tv

Global Connections GERMANY HAS become the land of opportunity for many of the best young American soccer players. The latest episode of Exploring Planet Fútbol on SI TV takes you on a road trip around Deutschland, as Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl visits four players fast on their way to becoming the backbone of the U.S. men’s national team: 20-year-old midfielders Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), Weston McKennie (Schalke 04) and Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), and 19-year-old defender Chris Richards (Bayern Munich II). Each shares his experiences of playing and living in Germany; USMNT fans will not be disappointed. Half travel show and half soccer show, Exploring Planet Fútbol uses the world’s most popular sport to examine the culture of a country. In an episode on Japan, which will debut in late May,…

2 min
answer man: james holzhauer

MORE AT SI.COM SI: You’re introduced on Jeopardy! as a sports gambler. What does that entail? Holzhauer: The day-to-day is often spent checking odds for upcoming events. It’s not like the stock exchange, where you get the best price anytime you want to buy. You have to shop around and find who’s giving you the best odds on the team you want to bet on. That’s really the bulk of the day, plus doing the trading itself and staying up to date on news, too. If there’s injury news, there’s very little time to react on the market before someone else does. SI: Do you have a go-to sport or team or type of wager? Holzhauer: One of the things I specialize in that not many people do is the futures markets, trying to…

2 min
faces in the crowd

ROBERT ERVIN Wrestling Morganfield, Ky. Ervin, 54, the wrestling coach at Union County High, led the Braves to an unprecedented fourth straight KHSAA championship. His twin sons, juniors Matthias and Michael, took titles as well. Ervin competed for Southern Illinois–Edwardsville during its 1985–86 national championship season. BEBE WANG Swimming Naperville, Ill. Wang, a junior at Denison in Granville, Ohio, won the Division III championship in the 200-yard individual medley (1:47.02), and swam legs on the title-winning 800 (6:33.89) and 400 free (2:57.52) relays. The Big Red took the D-III crown for the second year in a row. Wang is an 11-time All-America. JETT KINDER Track and Field Brentwood, Tenn. Jett, a junior at Brentwood High, won the pentathlon at the New Balance Nationals Indoor with a score of 3,673 points. The son of 1988 Olympic decathlete Gary Kinder, Jett also finished…