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Rangers ace Nolan Ryan tries his hand at football before a 1990 game against the Brewers. (John Biever/SI)

Rangers ace Nolan Ryan tries his hand at football before a 1990 game against the Brewers. (John Biever/SI)

The 1990 Three-Point Shootout contestants gather before the contest. The participants include Reggie Miller, Jon Sundvold, Mark Price, Craig Hodges, Larry Bird, Bobby Hansen, Craig Ehlo and Michael Jordan.  Hodges would go on to win his second of three titles. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Classic NBA All-Star Photos

The 1990 Three-Point Shootout contestants gather before the contest. The participants include Reggie Miller, Jon Sundvold, Mark Price, Craig Hodges, Larry Bird, Bobby Hansen, Craig Ehlo and Michael Jordan.  Hodges would go on to win his second of three titles. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Classic NBA All-Star Photos

Oregon State guard Gary Payton catches his breath during a 1990 game against Oregon. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

GALLERY: Best All-Time NBA Nicknames

Oregon State guard Gary Payton catches his breath during a 1990 game against Oregon. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
GALLERY: Best All-Time NBA Nicknames

Oregon State’s Gary Payton takes a breather during a 190 game against Oregon. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

SI VAULT: Talkative Payton becoming one of top players in college hoops (3.5.90)

Oregon State’s Gary Payton takes a breather during a 190 game against Oregon. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
SI VAULT: Talkative Payton becoming one of top players in college hoops (3.5.90)

Joe Montana and Steve Young work on their throwing during a 1990 49ers practice. The duo led San Francisco to five Super Bowl titles in the ’80s and ’90s. Is this year’s 49ers squad ready for a Super Bowl run? After beating Green Bay in Week 1, many NFL experts believe they are. (Al Golub/AP)

KING MMQBThoughts on the NFL’s opening week
BANKSRGIII delivers on hype | Week 1 Snap Judgements

Joe Montana and Steve Young work on their throwing during a 1990 49ers practice. The duo led San Francisco to five Super Bowl titles in the ’80s and ’90s. Is this year’s 49ers squad ready for a Super Bowl run? After beating Green Bay in Week 1, many NFL experts believe they are. (Al Golub/AP)
KING MMQB: Thoughts on the NFL’s opening weekBANKS: RGIII delivers on hype | Week 1 Snap Judgements

On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play in the same major league lineup. The 40-year old left fielder and his 20-year old offspring both score a run in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Royals at the Kingdome. Junior would go onto score 1,661 more runs over his 22-year career, to go along with his 630 career home runs and 1,836 RBIs. (VJ Lovero/SI)

GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years | Griffey Covers

On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. become the first father and son to play in the same major league lineup. The 40-year old left fielder and his 20-year old offspring both score a run in Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Royals at the Kingdome. Junior would go onto score 1,661 more runs over his 22-year career, to go along with his 630 career home runs and 1,836 RBIs. (VJ Lovero/SI)
GALLERY: Ken Griffey Jr. Through the Years | Griffey Covers

Kenny Anderson looks for some operating room against Bobby Hurley during a 1990 Georgia Tech-Duke game. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of Duke Basketball

Kenny Anderson looks for some operating room against Bobby Hurley during a 1990 Georgia Tech-Duke game. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of Duke Basketball

Cecil Fielder, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr. look on during batting practice of the 1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field. On this day in 1989, Griffey hit his first major league home run at the age of 19. (Steve Goldstein/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Ken Griffey Jr. | Mark McGwire 


Cecil Fielder, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr. look on during batting practice of the 1990 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field. On this day in 1989, Griffey hit his first major league home run at the age of 19. (Steve Goldstein/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Ken Griffey Jr. | Mark McGwire 

Venus and Serena Williams meet Ronald and Nancy Reagan in this 1990 photo. (Allsport)

Venus and Serena Williams meet Ronald and Nancy Reagan in this 1990 photo. (Allsport)

Charles Barkley is not quite face-to-face with 7-foot-7 Manute Bol as the two have some words during a 1990 Sixers-Warriors game. Bol and Barkley wound up as teammates in Philadelphia several months after this photo was taken. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Rare photos of Manute Bol
GALLERY: Rare photos of Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is not quite face-to-face with 7-foot-7 Manute Bol as the two have some words during a 1990 Sixers-Warriors game. Bol and Barkley wound up as teammates in Philadelphia several months after this photo was taken. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: Rare photos of Manute BolGALLERY: Rare photos of Charles Barkley

Cincinnati celebrates after defeating Oakland in the 1990 World Series. The Reds haven’t won a World Series since this photo was taken but are hoping the addition of Mat Latos to the bullpen can help their chances at a title. (Richard Mackson/SI)

LEMIRE: Reds show they’re being aggresive with trade for Latos

Cincinnati celebrates after defeating Oakland in the 1990 World Series. The Reds haven’t won a World Series since this photo was taken but are hoping the addition of Mat Latos to the bullpen can help their chances at a title. (Richard Mackson/SI)
LEMIRE: Reds show they’re being aggresive with trade for Latos

Ryne Sandberg may have been the toast of Chicago when this 1990 photo was taken, but in the Cubs’ most recent managerial search, the team wanted nothing to do with their ex-star. SI’s Joe Lemire looks at why Sandberg can’t find a job managing in the big leagues. (William R. Smith/SI)

LEMIRE: Hall of Famer Sandberg beating bushes hoping for major league return

Ryne Sandberg may have been the toast of Chicago when this 1990 photo was taken, but in the Cubs’ most recent managerial search, the team wanted nothing to do with their ex-star. SI’s Joe Lemire looks at why Sandberg can’t find a job managing in the big leagues. (William R. Smith/SI)
LEMIRE: Hall of Famer Sandberg beating bushes hoping for major league return

Larry Johnson and Stacey Augmon pose with UNLV’s shark mascot after a 1990 game against Loyola Marymount. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

SI VAULT: UNLV’s Augmon and Johnson are sharpest tandem in the land (11.19.90)

Larry Johnson and Stacey Augmon pose with UNLV’s shark mascot after a 1990 game against Loyola Marymount. (Peter Read Miller/SI)
SI VAULT: UNLV’s Augmon and Johnson are sharpest tandem in the land (11.19.90)

Royals outfielder Bo Jackson breaks a bat over his knee after striking out during a 1990 game against the Athletics. (Brad Mangin/SI)

GALLERY: Two-Sport Athletes
SI VAULT: Bo Jackson is one of baseball’s must-see stars (6.12.89)

Royals outfielder Bo Jackson breaks a bat over his knee after striking out during a 1990 game against the Athletics. (Brad Mangin/SI)
GALLERY: Two-Sport AthletesSI VAULT: Bo Jackson is one of baseball’s must-see stars (6.12.89)

Ryne Sandberg stretches during a 1990 photo shoot at the Cubs spring training facility. The Hall of Famer, who has spent the past four seasons managing in the Cubs’ farm system, was told by new team president Theo Epstein that he was not a candidate to manage the team in 2012. The Cardinals, however, have interest in Sandberg and will interview him for their vacant managerial job. (Corbis)

SHEEHAN: Previewing the hot stove season for the NL East
LEMIRE: Ranking the 50 top free agents in baseball

Ryne Sandberg stretches during a 1990 photo shoot at the Cubs spring training facility. The Hall of Famer, who has spent the past four seasons managing in the Cubs’ farm system, was told by new team president Theo Epstein that he was not a candidate to manage the team in 2012. The Cardinals, however, have interest in Sandberg and will interview him for their vacant managerial job. (Corbis)
SHEEHAN: Previewing the hot stove season for the NL EastLEMIRE: Ranking the 50 top free agents in baseball