Michael Jordan scoring 63 points against the Boston Celtics... Ferdinand winning the Kentucky Derby, with Willie Shoemaker aboard... Jack Nicklaus winning another Green Jacket... the Chicago Bears doing the Super Bowl Shuffle... Spud Webb winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest... Mike Scott dominating the National League... and the tragic death of Len Bias.

Mike Scott (above), of the Houston Astros, won the 1986 NL Cy Young Award


Joe Posnanski, of SI.com, says it all happened in his favorite sports year, 1986.