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The phenomenon
THE PHENOMENON
Dodger Fernando Valenzuela became a cultural icon on his way to winning the World Series in 1981. (Los Angeles Times)
The voices
THE VOICES
Clockwise from top left, Vin Scully, Chick Hearn, Bob Miller and Dick Enberg make up a fabulous foursome that teamed to spoil L.A. sports fans for decades. (Los Angeles Times)
The conflict
THE CONFLICT
American favorite Mary Decker tripped over the bare feet of South Africa’s Zola Budd during the 3,000-meter final at the Coliseum at the 1984 Olympics. Trainers attended to Decker; Budd finished the race seventh to a chorus of boos (Los Angeles Times)
The Great One
THE GREAT ONE
Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s scoring records and nearly won the 1993 Stanley Cup with the Kings ()
The Hawk
THE HAWK
Los Angeles Open champion Ben Hogan won the U.S. Open at Riviera Country Club in 1948. (Los Angeles Times)
The Producer
THE PRODUCER
Cheryl Miller scored 105 points in a 1982 Riverside Poly game and went on to become a USC All-American (Los Angeles Times)
The Ingenue
The Ingenue:
Tracy Austin, at 14 years 28 days old, became the youngest tennis player to win a pro event, in 1977. (staff file photo / LAT)
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