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Almanac: 1988

The best teams, the top athletes, the best in pop culture, the newest innovations.

Updated: May 28, 2004, 4:37 PM ET
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Top five athletes 1. Steffi Graf: Wins tennis Grand Slam (and Olympic gold), has 72-3 match record. 2. Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls: 35.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, NBA MVP. 3. Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State: NCAA-record 2,628 yards rushing, 7.6 per carry, 37 TDs. 4. Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles Dodgers: 23-8, 2.26 ERA, 59 scoreless IP, World Series MVP. 5. Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Olympic gold medals in heptathlon and long jump.

Top five teams 1. Los Angeles Lakers (62-20). First repeat ...

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