Sports Illustrated for Kids


August 19, 1998


Buzz Beamer's guide to sports slang will help you talk like a pro!

banana heat

(swimming): a race for swimmers who did not qualify for the final event

Meet Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padre outfielder Tony Gwynn has won eight National League batting titles. Just call him Batman!

Tony played basketball and baseball at San Diego State University. In 1981, he was chosen by the San Diego Padres, in the baseball draft, and by the San Diego Clippers, in the NBA draft - on the same day!

"My first love was basketball," Tony says. "The action is constant."

There's constant action in baseball, too, when Tony is at the plate!

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Pub Date: 8/19/98

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