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SCOREBOARD

Sept. 06, 1954
Sept. 06, 1954

Table of Contents
Sept. 6, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Sportsman
  • The President's love of sports is as much a part of his personality as the Eisenhower grin. And whether opponent is par, a rainbow or visiting team, Ike plays hard

Table Of Contents
Soundtrack
Spectacle
  • Color photographs by Mark Kauffman show what it is like to stand up against Robin Roberts

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Football
Health
Motor Sports
Under 21
  • The ball boys at Forest Hills have to work hard but it's all in fun and sometimes a lucky retriever is rewarded with the champ's racket

Sport In Art
Fisherman's Calendar
Baseball
Horse Racing
Yesterday
Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh

SCOREBOARD

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

RECORD BREAKERS

This is an article from the Sept. 6, 1954 issue Original Layout

•A five-man team headed by Donald Healey, British automobile designer, drove unmodified Austin-Healey 100-S to staggering total of 53 American and International Class D records during 24-hour run over Bonneville, Utah salt flats. Most notable: 132.29 mph for entire run—27.99 mph better than previous record.

•The Milwaukee Braves turned away 4,500 fans from double-header with Brooklyn Dodgers, still counted enough customers—45,922—to set new National League attendance record of 1,841,666 for season, 15,269 better than record they set in their 1953 debut at Milwaukee.

•Vladimir Kuc, sailor in Russian Baltic fleet, won 5,000-meter run in European Games at Bern, Switzerland with world record time of 13:56.6. Old record: 13:57.2, held by Emit Zatopek of Czechoslovakia, who finished third behind Kuc and Chris Chataway of England.

•Another Russian, Mikhail Krivonosov, beat both world record and record holder when he threw 16-pound hammer 207 ft., 9¾ in. at Bern. Second: Sverre Strandli of Norway, who held former record of 204 ft., 7 in.

TRACK AND FIELD
EUROPEAN GAMES—The Russian track and field team, with 17 gold medals in five days, scored overwhelming total of 269 points to win unofficial team title at European Games at Bern. Runners-up: Great Britain—whose Roger Bannister easily won 1,500-meter run in 3:43.8—with team total of 101½ Czechoslovakia—whose husband-and-wife pair of Emil and Dana Zatopek won 10,000-meter run and women's javelin throw on meet's opening day—with 90.

GOLF

YOUNG AMATEUR—Arnold Palmer, 24, of Cleveland, came from two-down after 18-hole morning round to beat Bob Sweeny of New York, one up, for U.S. Amateur championship at the Country Club of Detroit.

YOUNG PRO—Bud Holscher, 23, of Santa Monica, Calif. shot eight-under-par 63 to win $26,500 Labatts Open at Toronto. Seven strokes behind leader going into final round, Holscher finished with 72-hole total of 269 to win first tournament since he entered the circuit last January.

BASEBALL

OLD SONG—Familiar names made news in major leagues last week:

•Bob Lemon of Cleveland Indians became first major-league pitcher to win 20 games this season when he beat Boston Red Sox 6-2. Victory helped Indians stretch lead to four games over New York Yankees.

•Ted Williams hit 361st home run of career to tie Joe DiMaggio for fifth place in all-time records.

•New York Giants split two-game series with Milwaukee, another two games with St. Louis Cardinals to see lead cut to 1½ games Sunday night, as Brooklyn Dodgers took two from both Cards and Braves.

NEW THRILLS—Bill Masucci, 12, hit first-inning home run, pitched Schenectady to 7-5 victory over Colton, Calif. in final of Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

HORSE RACING

DOUBLES—Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, 80-year-old dean of American trainers, won his 10th Saratoga Cup when Odgen Phipps' Great Captain—Eddie Arcaro up—scored five-length victory over Mrs. John Payson Adams' Impulsivo. Next day Mr. Fitz and Arcaro combined again to win Hopeful Stakes—first victory for both in Saratoga's top test for two-year-olds—with Belair Stud's Nashua. Second by a neck in the 6½-furlong sprint: Mrs. Russell A. Firestone's Summer Tan.

FILLIES—Claiborne Farm's Delta slogged through mud at Washington Park to take first money in $102,760 Princess Pat Stakes, richest race in world for two-year-old fillies.

•Max Hempt's three-year-old Stenographer, holder of nine world records for fillies, trotted mile heats of 2:03 3/5 and 2:04 3/5 to win Breeder's Filly Trot on Grand Circuit card at Missouri State Fair.

BREEZE—Lawrence R. Troiano's King Commander carried top weight of 154 pounds to nine-length victory over Montpelier's favored Shipboard in Saratoga Steeplechase Handicap. Time for 2½-mile course: 5:00 2/5, 5 1/5 seconds better than previous track record.

MARKET—Yearling Sales at Del Mar, Calif., conducted by Humphrey Finney's Fasig-Tipton Company and called by Auctioneer George Swinebroad, wound up last week with a total of 76 yearlings sold for a record average of $5,689. Another record at the Sales: $31,000—highest ever for California yearling—paid by Mrs. George Lewis of Los Angeles for a bay colt by Sullivan-Brave Gesture.

TRAPSHOOTING

ROARING GRAND—Nick Egan, 14, of Flushing, L.I. won Grand American Handicap, biggest prize at Vandalia championships, by breaking 99 of 100 targets in regular shoot against 2,008 entrants, then knocking down 49 of 50 in special shoot-off with two other survivors. Runners-up: Harry Garey, 37, of Creve Coeur, Ill. and John Marcum, 57, of Louisville.

•Another 14-year-old, Dianne Williamson of Compton, Calif., won women's division of the Grand by breaking 95 targets out of 100.

•Arnold Riegger of Seattle broke 975 of 1,000 during week to win four individual titles and overall championship.

TENNIS

PRELUDE—In final warmup for Forest Hills, Tony Trabert, 1953 U.S. National champion and top-seeded for this year's tournament, beat Tom Brown of San Francisco 6-3, 6-3 for Nassau Bowl at Glen Cove, L.I.

•Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, also top-seeded at Forest Hills after leg injury disqualified Maureen Connolly, swept past Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla. 6-4, 6-4 in finals of Maidstone Invitation at East Hampton, L.I.

THE NATIONALS—The day after Nassau victory, Trabert entered Nationals at Forest Hills and stormed through first-round opponent; Dr. Hubert Eaton of Wilmington, Del., 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. In other opening matches:

•Vic Seixas, runner-up to Trabert last year and second-seeded for current tournament, beat Lieut. R. Spencer Brent of Dallas 6-1, 6-0, 6-1.

•Lew Hoad of Australia, top-seeded foreigner, overcame stubborn Sidney Schwartz of Miami, Fla. 10-12, 6-0, 6-4, 6-4.

•Ken Rosewall, Hoad's Aussie Davis Cup partner and second-seeded foreign entrant, beat Edgar Lee of Washington, D.C. 6-1, 6-1, 6-0.

JUNIORS—Barbara Breit, 16, of North Hollywood, Calif. won U.S. Girls' grass-court tennis championships at Philadelphia with 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Darlene Hard of Montebello, Calif.

BASKETBALL
REINSTATED—Nat Holman, suspended Nov. 18, 1952 from post as basketball coach and associate professor of hygiene at City College of New York for "conduct unbecoming a teacher," was reinstated as associate professor by Dr. Lewis A. Wilson, Commissioner of Education for New York State. Dr. Wilson's decision overruled verdict of 21-man Board of Education of New York City, which had suspended Holman for not reporting cash offers made to players on his scandal-racked teams.

SAILING

WOMEN'S CHAMPION—Mrs. Allegra Mertz of Rye, N.Y. won Mrs. Charles Francis Adams Bowl—emblematic of the national women's sailing championship—with a total of 19½ points for five-race series. It was the second time in five years Mrs. Mertz had won the national title.

SLOW FINISHERS—John Van Dyke's Sea Skate did not win a single race during international Star class regatta, but his overall record of a third, two fifths, a seventh and a tenth gave him North American championship in the five-race series at Rockport, Mass.

•F. Gregg Bemis, sixth in fourth race and second in the final, won international 210 series at Falmouth, Mass. when Robert W. Side's Spray was disqualified for barging starting line in last race.

FOOTBALL

OPENERS—Montreal Alouettes, preseason favorites to win championship of Canada's Eastern Big Four Football Union, opened season with 24-6 victory over Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Hamilton, Ontario.

•Toronto Argonauts, sparked by 39-yard touchdown run by Fullback Ted Toogood of Toronto, beat Ottawa Rough Riders 13-6 in other Big Four opener.

•In the Western Interprovincial Football Union, Eddie LeBaron, formerly of the Washington Redskins, led Calgary Stampeders to 34-0 rout of the Regina Rough Riders.

•Twenty-thousand spectators, biggest crowd ever to watch football game in Western Canada, sat in brand new Vancouver Stadium to see Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Vancouver Lions 8-6 on two rouges in final quarter.

OUT—Joe Bach, 53, resigned after two seasons as head coach of Pittsburgh Steelers in National Football League. He was replaced by Walter Kiesling, former Pittsburgh line coach and veteran of 29 years in professional football.

POLO
SQUEAKER—Down 4-1 at half time to Oak Brook Polo Club, Hinsdale, Ill., after four goals by top-rated Cecil Smith, San Antonio Polo club salvaged 5-4 victory in closing seconds of National 20-Goal Tournament at Milwaukee on solo shot by 18-year-old Bobby Beveridge.

MILEPOSTS

BORN—To Whitey Ford, pitcher for New York Yankees, and Mrs. Ford, a nine-pound, one-ounce boy, Thomas.

MARRIED—Jody Alderson, 19, holder of women's world free-style record for 100 yards; to Bernard Braskamp Jr. of Chicago.

MARRIED-Paul Larson, All-America quarterback at University of California; to Barbara Patten, his high school sweetheart, at Turlock, Calif.

ADMITTED—To International Amateur Athletic Federation: Red China. Still out: East Germany.

RETIRED—Mr. and Mrs. Earl M. Wagner's six-year-old pacer Hi-Lo's Forbes, winner of 11 races in 17 starts including world-record mile in 1:58 3/5; of ankle injury similar to one which caused Native Dancer's retirement.

DIED—Capt. Edmund E. S. McDonald, 60, police officer and referee of over 12,000 boxing bouts including fights by Jim Braddock, Jack Dempsey and Lew Jenkins; in Brockton, Mass., after a long illness.

OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING

Manuel Ayulo, Burbank, Calif., 200-m. AAA big car race, in 2:04:39.661, with 96.24 mph avg. speed (new track record), Milwaukee.

Frank Mundy, Atlanta, 150-m. stock car race, in 2:00:2.5, with 74.9 mph avg. speed (new track record), Milwaukee.

BICYCLING

Adolfe Verschueren, Belgium, motor-paced world championship, Pertal, Germany.

Guido Messina, Italy, world pro pursuit championship, Cologne, Germany.

BASEBALL

Cincinnati, over Louisville, Ky., 6-4, Natl. Amateur Baseball Federation jr. title, Altoona, Pa.

Fort Dix, over Fort Monmouth, 4-0, First Army championship. Fort Dix, N.J.

BOXING

Billy Gilliam, 7-round TKO over Hein Ten Hoff, heavyweights, Berlin.

Moses Ward, 5-round TKO over Tuzo Portuguez, middleweights, New York.

Paddy Young, 10-round KO over Joe Taylor, middleweights, Syracuse, N.Y.

Jimmy Beau, 12-round decision over Eddie Andrews, for New England middleweight title, Boston.

Wally Thom, 10-round KO over Gilbert Lavoine, for European welterweight title, Liverpool, England.

FENCING
U.S., over British Empire, 12-4, men's foil team championship, Canadian Natl. Exhibition, Toronto.

FISHING
Art, Fred & Donald Pinder, natl. spearfishing championship, with 281 lbs. in 4 hrs., Key West, Fla.

FOOTBALL

Winnipeg Blue Bombers, over Edmonton Eskimos, 7-3, Winnipeg (Western Interprovincial Union).

Regina Rough Riders, over Calgary Stampeders, 11-7, Regina (Western Interprovincial Union).

Detroit Lions, over Washington Redskins, 37-7, Detroit (exhibition).

Green Bay Packers, over Pittsburgh Steelers, 36-14, Pittsburgh (exhibition).

San Francisco 49ers, over Chicago Cardinals, 42-7, San Francisco (exhibition).

Philadelphia Eagles, over Chicago Bears, 24-21, Little Rock, Ark. (exhibition).

GOLF
Charlie Sifford, Philadelphia, U.S. Negro Natl. Open, with 283, Dallas.

HARNESS RACING

MEADOW GENE: $16,900 Motor City Pace, in 2 of 3 heats, Detroit. Jim Fleming & Eddie Fox, drivers.

DIAMOND HAL: $10,948 American-National Stake (3-yr.-old pacers), in 2 heats, Sedalia, Mo. Joe O'Brien, driver.

ADIOS BOY: $10,000 Hudson Pace, 1 m., by 1 length, in 2:01 3/5, Yonkers, N.Y. Howard Camden, driver.

HORSE RACING

GANDHARVA: $59,050 Spinaway Stakes, 6 f., by 1½ lengths, in 1:12[4/5];, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Nick Shuk up.

STAN: $55 900 Meadowland Handicap, 1[3/16] m., by 5 lengths, in 2:00 2/5, Washington Pk., Homewood, Ill. Eldon Nelson up.

PARLO: $29,600 Alabama Stakes, 1¼ m., by 1½ lengths in 2:06, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.

NOBLE RISK & RED HANNIGAN: $28.525 Providence Stakes, 1‚⅛ m., dead heat, in 1:50⅕ Narragansett Park, Pawtucket, R.I. Paul Bohenko and Frank Solimena up.

ANOTHER WORLD: $24,450 Miss America Turf Stakes. 1 m., by ¾ length, in 1:37⅘ Atlantic City, N.J. Norman Cox up.

MOTORBOATING

(Natl. Outboard Championships, De Pere, Wis.)

Richard O'Dea, Paterson, N.J., Class AU runabouts, with 700 pts.

Eddie West Jr., Berkeley, Calif., Class BU runabouts with 495 pts.

Ron Loomis, Santa Barbara, Calif., Class CU runabouts with 700 pts.

John Jackson, Cincinnati, Class DU runabouts, with 800 pts.

Michael Helm, Thiensville, Wis., Class JU runabouts, with 800 pts.

Bob Parish, Bakersville, Calif., Class B stock hydroplanes, with 625 pts.

Frank Huebner, Bay City, Mich., Class D stock hydroplanes, with 527 pts.

SAILING

Donald M Clave, Greenwich, Conn., Intl. Luders—16 Class title, with 31 pts., Chicago.

Pat O'Neal, Larchmont, N.Y., Sears Cup natl. jr. championship. East Coast semi-finals, with 25¼ pts., Bridgeport, Conn.

SHOOTING

(Grand American Handicap Trapshoot, Vandalia, Ohio.)

Maynard B. Henry, Los Angeles, all-around title, with 389 of 400; natl. doubles, with 99 of 100.

Franklin Westover, Centerville, Ind., Vandalia Open, with 98 of 100.

Vern Thornborrow, Hamilton, Ont., Preliminary Handicap, with 100 straight from 18 yds.

Cliff Doughman, Morrow, Ohio, pro overall title, with 959 of 1,000.

Iva Pembridge, Phillipsburg, Kan., women's overall title, with 946 of 1,000.

SWIMMING

John Henricks, Australia, new U.S. record of 2:07.3 for 200-meter freestyle, San Francisco.

Nancy Simons, Kentfield, Calif., new U.S. record of 5:13 for 400-meter freestyle, San Francisco.

TENNIS

Bob Perry, Westwood, Calif., over Herb Flam, 6-0, 7-5, Germantown C. C. singles. Philadelphia.

Ray Summers, Canada, over Harold MacGuffin, 9-7, 6-1, Eastern grass court sr. singles, Huntington. L.I.

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ILLUSTRATION

BASEBALL (Major League) Week ending August 29

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. CLEVE.
W-5: L-2
Seas : 93-36
Pct.: .721

Phila.
1-4, 4-3

Wash.
2-1, 2-3
5-2

Bost.
6-2, 8-1

2. N.Y.
W-6; L-0
Seas.: 89-40
Pct.: .690

Balt.
9-2, 5-1

Det.
11-2, 4-0
4-2

Chi.
4-1

3. CHI.
W-5; L-2
Seas.: 85-47
Pct.: .644

Wash.
4-0, 7-2

Phila.
8-1, 1-4
11-0, 5-2

N.Y.
1-4

4. DET.
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 57-72
Pct.: .442

Bost.
8-7, 3-5

N.Y.
2-11, 0-4
2-4

Phila.
14-3, 2-1

5. BOST.
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 56-71
Pct.: .441

Det.
7-8, 5-3

Balt.
3-5, 3-2
3-2

Cleve.
2-6, 1-8

6. WASH.
W-3; L-6
Seas.: 52-75
Pct.: .409

Phila.
8-5, 10-3

Chi.
0-4, 2-7

Cleve.
1-2, 3-2
2-5

Balt.
4-8, 0-5

7. PHILA.
W-2; L-8
Seas.: 42-87
Pct.: .325

Wash.
5-8, 3-10

Cleve.
4-1, 3-4

Chi.
1-8, 4-1
0-11, 2-5

Det.
3-14, 1-2

8. BALT.
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 42-88
Pct.: .323

N.Y.
2-9, 1-5

Bost.
5-3, 2-3
2-3

Wash.
8-4, 5-0

LEADERS

Batting—Noren, New York, .341

Runs batted in—Doby, Cleveland, 108

Home runs—Doby, Cleveland, 28

Pitching—Consuegra, Chicago, 16-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. N.Y.
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 80-47
Pct.: .630

Chi.
5-1, 3-4
2-1

Milw.
3-1, 2-5

St. L.
4-5, 7-4

2. BKLYN.
W-6; L-0
Seas.: 79-49
Pct.: .617

Cin.
12-4,
13-2

St. L.
8-4, 7-3

Milw.
12-4, 11-4

3. MILW.
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 72-54
Pct.: .571

Phila.
5-1, 4-3
3-2

N.Y.
1-3, 5-2

Bklyn.
4-12, 4-11

4. CIN.
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 63-66
Pct.: .488

Bklyn.
4-12, 2-13

Pitts.
3-2, 2-1

Phila.
3-2, 8-4

5. ST. L.
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 60-68
Pct.: .469

Pitts.
7-8, 13-0
1-2

Bklyn.
4-8, 3-7

N.Y.
5-4, 4-7

6. PHILA.
W-0; L-7
Seas.: 58-68
Pct.: .460

Milw.
1-5, 3-4
2-3

Chi.
3-4, 2-5

Cin.
2-3, 4-8

7. CHI.
W-5; L-2
Seas.: 53-76
Pct.: 411

N.Y.
1-5, 4-3
1-2

Phila.
4-3, 5-2

Pitts.
7-4, 4-1

8. PITTS.
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 46-83
Pct.: .357

St. L.
8-7, 0-13
2-1

Cin.
2-3, 1-2

Chi.
4-7, 1-4

LEADERS

Batting—Snider, Brooklyn, .348

Runs batted in—Musial, St. Louis, 116

Home runs—Mays, N.Y., Kluszewski, Cin., 39

Pitching—Antonelli, New York, 19-3