Sports Illustrated FOR KIDS Weekly Just for kids

July 15, 1998

Stanley Cup Superstitions

NHL players do the strangest things to win the Stanley Cup! In 1994, the New York Rangers ate salmon sandwiches before games in the finals. The lucky sandwiches were made by Ranger winger Glenn Anderson's mom. The Rangers won the Cup!

Meet Keith Van Horn

Keep your eye on New Jersey Net forward Keith Van Horn. Last season, Keith averaged 19.7 points a game and made the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Keith is the University of Utah's all-time scoring leader. He is glad he stayed in college and got his degree. "An education will always take you further in life than basketball," says Keith.

Keith says he is spending the summer working on all parts of his game.

Keith Van Horn will make a lot of noise for the Nets!

WHATS the CALL; Glove Story

The Tikes and the Scamps are playing each other in a little league baseball game. The Scamps are at bat with two outs and a runner on first base.

Slugger Rod Ruth hits a line drive over the head of second baseman Toddy Davis. Toddy jumps and flings his glove at the ball. The ball hits Toddy's glove and falls to the ground near second base.

Toddy picks up the ball and steps on second for the force out.

Is the runner out?

ANSWER: No. A player may not throw his glove at the ball. Toddy is called for interference. The batter advances to third base and the runner scores.

Pub Date: 7/15/98

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