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The Kansas City Royals celebrate after winning Game 7 of the 1985 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.  29 years later, the Royals have made it back to the World Series. (Rich Pilling/SI)

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after winning Game 7 of the 1985 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.  29 years later, the Royals have made it back to the World Series. (Rich Pilling/SI)

Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals was dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre after the Celtics destroyed the Lakers 148-114. In the 34-point victory, Boston set a record for points in a half (79) and a game. But the blowout didn’t slow the Lakers, who won the series in six games. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Memorable Memorial Day Moments

Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals was dubbed the Memorial Day Massacre after the Celtics destroyed the Lakers 148-114. In the 34-point victory, Boston set a record for points in a half (79) and a game. But the blowout didn’t slow the Lakers, who won the series in six games. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Memorable Memorial Day Moments

Kellen Winslow and Howie Long exchange words during a 1985 Chargers-Raiders game. San Diego would go onto win the game 40-34 in overtime. (George Rose/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 NFL Season

Kellen Winslow and Howie Long exchange words during a 1985 Chargers-Raiders game. San Diego would go onto win the game 40-34 in overtime. (George Rose/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 NFL Season

Reggie White sacks Bobby Hebert during a 1995 USFL game between the Memphis Showboats and the Oakland Invaders. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the USFL


Reggie White sacks Bobby Hebert during a 1995 USFL game between the Memphis Showboats and the Oakland Invaders. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the USFL

Nikolai Volkoff, The Iron Sheik and “Classy” Freddie Blassie pose during a 1985 SI photo shoot. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Pro Wrestling in the 1980s

Nikolai Volkoff, The Iron Sheik and “Classy” Freddie Blassie pose during a 1985 SI photo shoot. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Pro Wrestling in the 1980s

The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew perform The Super Bowl Shuffle. The song became an instant hit and reached No. 41 on the music charts. The Bears were successful as well, defeating the Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Remembering the 1985 Bears

The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew perform The Super Bowl Shuffle. The song became an instant hit and reached No. 41 on the music charts. The Bears were successful as well, defeating the Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Remembering the 1985 Bears

On this day in 1985, the Chicago Bears released the famous “Super Bowl Shuffle,” a memorable song about their hopes of winning the NFL championship. The song proved to be true as the Bears would roll through the playoffs, culminating in a 46-10 victory over New England in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 Bears

On this day in 1985, the Chicago Bears released the famous “Super Bowl Shuffle,” a memorable song about their hopes of winning the NFL championship. The song proved to be true as the Bears would roll through the playoffs, culminating in a 46-10 victory over New England in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 Bears

Willie McGee makes a catch at the wall to rob Albert Belle of a home run during a 1999 Cardinals-Orioles spring training game. McGee celebrates his 54th birthday on Friday. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)

SI VAULT: McGee having an MCP-type season (9.30.85)

Willie McGee makes a catch at the wall to rob Albert Belle of a home run during a 1999 Cardinals-Orioles spring training game. McGee celebrates his 54th birthday on Friday. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)
SI VAULT: McGee having an MCP-type season (9.30.85)

Manute Bol and Spud Webb, both of the USBL’s Rhode Island Gulls, pose during a June 1985 SI photo shoot. Bol, who died in 2010, would’ve turned 50 today. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Manute Bol

Manute Bol and Spud Webb, both of the USBL’s Rhode Island Gulls, pose during a June 1985 SI photo shoot. Bol, who died in 2010, would’ve turned 50 today. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Manute Bol

Bears teammates Walter Payton and William Perry high five after a Nov. 1985 victory over the Packers. The Bears would go onto win the Super Bowl two months later. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 Chicago Bears
BANKS: NFL Power Rankings
KING: Team-by-team previews

Bears teammates Walter Payton and William Perry high five after a Nov. 1985 victory over the Packers. The Bears would go onto win the Super Bowl two months later. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 Chicago BearsBANKS: NFL Power RankingsKING: Team-by-team previews

"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler and Tommy "Hitman" Hearns hold up a mock-up of a boxing poster at a New York  press conference promoting their 1985 fight. Hagler would win by third round TKO in one of the most memorable bouts in boxing history. (AP Photo/ Ed Bailey)

GROVES: Classic Hagler-Hearns fight turns 25 (4.16.10)

"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler and Tommy "Hitman" Hearns hold up a mock-up of a boxing poster at a New York  press conference promoting their 1985 fight. Hagler would win by third round TKO in one of the most memorable bouts in boxing history. (AP Photo/ Ed Bailey)
GROVES: Classic Hagler-Hearns fight turns 25 (4.16.10)

Happy 53rd birthday Jim McMahon. The former Bears quarterback, pictured here in a 1986 SI photo shoot with Brian Bosworth, played 15 seasons in the NFL for six teams. He had the most success with the Bears, where he spent seven seasons and won a Super Bowl. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the 1985 Bears | Sports Posters From the 1980s

Happy 53rd birthday Jim McMahon. The former Bears quarterback, pictured here in a 1986 SI photo shoot with Brian Bosworth, played 15 seasons in the NFL for six teams. He had the most success with the Bears, where he spent seven seasons and won a Super Bowl. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the 1985 Bears | Sports Posters From the 1980s

Royals third baseman George Brett (center left) and others get cold champagne from a tub in the locker room to celebrate their 1985 World Series victory over the Cardinals. (AP Photo/John Swart)

SI VAULT: Royals triumph over odds, history to win World Series (11.4.85)

Royals third baseman George Brett (center left) and others get cold champagne from a tub in the locker room to celebrate their 1985 World Series victory over the Cardinals. (AP Photo/John Swart)
SI VAULT: Royals triumph over odds, history to win World Series (11.4.85)

Tito Santana locks Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in the figure-four leglock during a 1985 lumberjack match between the two rivals.  With WrestleMania XXVIII set for Sunday in Miami, SI uncovered some never-before-seen pro wrestling photos from award-winning photographer Walter Iooss Jr. Click below for Iooss’ best shots and other memorable pictures from pro wrestling’s golden age. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Pro Wrestling in the 1980s

Tito Santana locks Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in the figure-four leglock during a 1985 lumberjack match between the two rivals.  With WrestleMania XXVIII set for Sunday in Miami, SI uncovered some never-before-seen pro wrestling photos from award-winning photographer Walter Iooss Jr. Click below for Iooss’ best shots and other memorable pictures from pro wrestling’s golden age. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Pro Wrestling in the 1980s

Magic Johnson poses on the beach with a group of bikini-clad women during a 1985 SI photo shoot. Johnson is in the news as he is part of the new ownership group that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Los Angeles Dodgers
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson poses on the beach with a group of bikini-clad women during a 1985 SI photo shoot. Johnson is in the news as he is part of the new ownership group that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Los Angeles DodgersGALLERY: Rare Photos of Magic Johnson