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SCOREBOARD

Sept. 27, 1954
Sept. 27, 1954

Table of Contents
Sept. 27, 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

A Preview
The True Spirit
  • By Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Ph.B., S.T.D.

    "It takes some doing to conduct intercollegiate athletics in a collegiate framework," says the president of the most famous football university in the nation. Here Father Hesburgh tells the story of "how we try to do it at Notre Dame," and Photographer Mark Kauffman presents a four-page color portfolio starring the Irish's veteran quarterback, Ralph Guglielmi, and introducing the new Notre Dame coach, 26-year-old Terry Brennan

Soundtrack
The Wonderful World of Sport
Health
  • He rides, flies and sails for sport. Now his upset stomach can enjoy the trip thanks to a number of new potions which take the burps out of the bumps

Under 21
Golf
Sporting Look
Nature
Baseball
Horse Racing
Motor Sports
Fisherman's Calendar
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. 27, 1954 issue Original Layout

•Pronto Don of Hayes Fair Acres raised lifetime earnings to $319,673.92, most ever won by harness horse, by finishing fourth (worth $2,500) in American Trotting Championship race at Westbury, L.I. Former champion: William H. Cane's Good Time, retired in 1952 with total of $318,-792.56.

•Russia claimed three world records for own athletes: women's 800-meter time of 2:06.6 for Nina otkolenko during meet at Kiev; women's eight-pound shot put record of 53 feet, 4.95 inches for Galina Zybina (3.15 inches better than her previous record); men's 50-kilometer walk record of 4:18:49.2 for Vladimir Ukhov.

•Pentii Karvonen of Finland set new world record for 3,000-meter steeplechase with time of 8:41.4 during German-Finnish track and field meet at Dortmund. Runner-up: Olavi Rinteenpaa of Finland, who set previous record of 8:44.4 last year.

•George Byers Jr of Columbus, Ohio drove speedboat Miss DeSoto to new world record for 7-liter class of 106.510 mph during trials of Northern Kentucky Boat Club regatta at Cincinnati. Old mark: 102.278, established last year by B. G. Bartley Sr., of Pittsburgh.

BOXING

CHAMPIONS—Rocky Marciano retained heavyweight championship of world by knocking out Ezzard Charles, former champion, with left hook and right cross to jaw in 2:36 of eighth round at Yankee Stadium.

•Robert Cohen of France sprained right hand in fifth round but held on to win world bantamweight title with 15-round split decision over Chamrern Songkitrat of Thailand before 60,000 spectators at Bangkok.

BASEBALL

IN FREE—Cleveland Indian beat Detroit Tigers 3-2 to clinch American League pennant. Winning pitcher: Ray Narleski, who relieved Early Wynn in seventh inning. Indians beat Tigers again on following day for 10th straight victory, and at week's end needed only two more wins for season to tie all-time league record of 110.

•New York Yankees, winners for past five years, clinched second with 99th victory, added another to become first Stengel team in six years to win 100 games (and first time Stengel ever came in second with Yankees)

New York Giants, wrestling to hold off Brooklyn Dodgers and Milwaukee Braves since late in August, began week 3½ games in front, finally clinched National League pennant (second in last four years) Monday night by beating second-place Dodgers in first game of three-game series at Ebbets Field.

GO WEST—Charley Dressen, manager of Brooklyn Dodgers last season, managed Oakland Oaks to championship of Pacific Coast League by beating San Francisco, three games to none.

OUT AND IN—Paul Richards, who managed Chicago White Sox to three third-place finishes in three years, resigned to take $50,000-a-year post as general manager and field manager of seventh-place Baltimore Orioles. New White Sox manager: Martin Marion, Sox coach during past season.

FOOTBALL

FAST START—Six of nation's top 11 teams opened schedules last week and all six won impressively:

•University of Oklahoma, last year's Orange Bowl champion, took advantage of two poor kicks and one fumble to outscore California, 27-13, before 58,000 spectators at Berkeley. Outstanding for Oklahoma: Quarterback Gene Calame, who scored first touchdown., and Halfback Buddy Leake, who passed for second touchdown and scored third himself by going over on two-yard buck.

•Georgia Tech, winner in Sugar Bowl last winter, showed usual backfield speed and quick-opening deception while shutting out Tulane 28-0 in opener at Atlanta

•Maryland, ranked first in nation at end of 1953 season, turned two pass interceptions into touchdowns and scored again on 31-yard pass play to beat Kentucky 20-0 at Lexington.

•University of Texas, piling up 273 yards rushing while holding opponent to two first downs in first half, rolled over Louisiana State 20-6 before 36,000 spectators at Austin.

•Rice institute, behind 6-7 at half time, scored three touchdowns in third quarter and one in fourth to beat University of Florida 34-14 at Houston.

•UCLA, Pacific Coast champion last season, routed hopelessly inferior team from San Diego Naval Training Station 67-0 in opening game at Los Angeles. Score was highest ever registered by UCLA football team.

NEW LOOK—Washington and Lee, which dropped football last July after players were named in cribbing scandal, announced return to football on "amateur basis" in 1955.

AUTO RACING

SHUTOUT—Karl Kling of Germany, driving Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow, won Berlin Grand Prix with time of 2:19:59.8 for 313-mile race. Runners-up: Juan Manuel Fangio, world-champion driver for 1954, and Hans Hermann of Stuttgart—both driving Mercedes.

REPEATER—Phil Walters of Green Farms, Conn, pushed his Cunningham to average speed of 83.3 mph over rain-slick course to win Watkins Glen, N.Y. Grand Prix with time of 1:12:43.6. Walters, who won with Cunningham in 1951, thus became first repeater since race was inaugurated in 1948. Runner-up in 101.2-mile test: Gentleman Jim Kimberly of Chicago, driving a Ferrari.

RUNAWAY—Jimmy Bryan of Phoenix, Ariz. won A.A.A. big-car race at Indianapolis State Fairgrounds by averaging 84.65 mph over 100-mile grind. Bryan, who had already clinched 1954 big-car championship, added 200 points to season's total, now has impressive score of 2030.

TENNIS
NEW LIFE—Vic Seixas, 31, of Philadelphia, who won U.S. title at Forest Hills three weeks ago, looked even stronger trimming Tony Trabert of Cincinnati, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 for Pacific Southwest championship at Los Angeles, Women's titlist: Louise Brough, 31, of Beverley Hills, Calif., 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 over 16-year-old Barbara Breit of North Hollywood, Calif.

HORSE RACING

ODDS AGAINST—Foxcatcher Farm's Chevation, 13-1 going from gate, scored 10-length victory over Kope's Baby of Bohemia Stables in Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct. Next day Parle, Foxcatcher 5-1 shot, covered mile-and-furlong in 1:49 4/5 (fastest in 15-year history of race) to win Aqueduct's $64,100 Beldame Handicap.

•Social Outcast and Crash Dive, Alfred G. Vanderbilt's two-horse entry, finished first and second respectively in $58,000 Rhode Island Special at Lincoln Downs.

•William A. Rorech's Royal Pastime, 43-1 as race started, came from behind to nose out Gene Mac, owned by Pat Provenzano, and Carl H. Scholl's Lady Dunn in American Trotting Championship at Roosevelt Raceway. Fourth: Pronto Don.

HORSE SHOW

ERA ENDS—Miss Josephine Abercrombie's Lady Carrigan won world championship for five-gaited horses at Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Not competing: Earl Teater's Wing Commander, world champion since 1948, when fever forced his withdrawal.

EQUESTRIAN—Capt. John R. Wheeler of Camp Carson, Colo, finished U.S. jumping trials at Chicago with fewest faults (20¼) and was named top man on team to represent country in international competition. Teammates: Charles Dennehy Jr. of Lake Forest, Ill., William C. Steinkraus of West-port, Conn., John E. B. Wofford of Milford, Kan., Arthur McCashin of Pluckemin, N.J.

RODEO
TOP HAND—Dell Haverty of Benson, Ariz, took first in bareback bronc riding and another first in calf roping, piled up enough points to win Pendleton Roundup All Around cowboy title at Pendleton, Ore.

SAILING

DEFENDERS—Dinghy team from IWIT, representing Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association, suecessfullydefended Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial trophy by beating Oxford, 5-1, over rain-swept course at Cambridge, Mass.

DOUBLE—William Ziegler Jr.'s 53-foot schooner Bounding Home won both class A-l and schooner class of two-day fall cruise of Off-Soundings club with total corrected times of 6:29.25 (A-l) and 7:12.55 (schooner) for both races.

SPEEDBOAT RACING
PRESIDENT'S CUP—Gale iv, owned by Joseph Schoenith of Detroit and driven by William (Wild Bill) Cantrell, won President's Cup regatta in consecutive heats at Washington, D.C. Gale IV set course record of 95.542 mph in first of two 15-mile heats.

TRACK AND FIELD
NO CIGAR—Bengt Nilsson of Sweden bettered own European high-jump record with leap of 6 feet, 11 5/64 inches during meet at Goteborg, Sweden, but still was 27/64 inches shy of world record (6 feet 11½ inches) held by Walter Davis of Houston, Tex.

POLO
MR. POLO—Pete Bostwick of Westbury L.I., star of recent National Open polo championships, scored four goals to lead c.c.c.-Meadowbrook team to 12-6 victory over Oak Brook in Paul Butler national handicap tournament at Hinsdale, Ill.

GOLF
AMATEURS—Barbara Romack, 21, of Sacramento, Calif, beat Mickey Wright, 19, of San Diego 4 and 2 over a soggy course at Sewickley for U.S. women's amateur golf championship.

PROS—Beverly Hanson of Cincinnati scored 72-hole total of 295—11 over par on Wichita, Kan. Country Club course-to win Wichita Open by seven strokes. Runners-up: Jackie Pung of Cincinnati and Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S.C.—tied for second with 302.

MILEPOSTS

APPOINTED—Col. Robert V. Whitlow, 37, of Fresno, Calif., three-letter winner at West Point in 1943: Director of Athletics of brand-new Air Force academy at Denver, by Air Secretary Harold E. Talbott.

DIED—Frank Erne, 79, lightweight champion of the world from 1899 to 1902; in New York, after long illness.

DIED—Charlie Hart, 87, professional distance runner who covered more than 750,-000 miles in racing career and who managed to run eight miles in 102 minutes last year; in London.

OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD

BASEBALL

WARREN AFB. over Sheppard AFB. 4-3, Air Force championship, Scott AFB, Ill.
NORFOLK NAS, over Submarine Force Pacific, 5-4, All-Navy championship, Norfolk, Va.
FORT ORD. over Fort Jackson, 9-6, All-Army championship, Colorado Springs, Colo.
McKELVEY STORE, Youngstown, Ohio, over Dearborn Fords, 7-1 and 9-1, Natl. Amateur Baseball Federation championship, Youngstown, Ohio.

BOXING

WILLIE TROY, 6-round TKO over Walter Cartier, middle-weights, Washington, D.C.
BOBBY JON ES, 10-round decision over Jimmy Martinez, middleweights, New York.
JOHNNY SULLIVAN, 1-round KO over Gordon Hazell. for British middleweight title, London.
FRANKIE RYFF, 8-round decision over Ralph Dupas, lightweights, New York.
LAURO SALAS, 2-round TKO over Alex Fimbres, light-weights, Los Angeles.

FOOTBALL

(Leading college games)

Baylor 53—Houston 13
Colorado 61—Drake
Georgia 14—Fla. St. 0
Kan. St. 29—Col. A&M 0
Miss. 35—N. Texas 12
Miss. South. 7—Ala. 2
Okla. A&M 14—Wyoming 6
Oregon 41—Idaho 0
R.I. 13—Northeastern 7
S. Cal. 39—Wash. St. 0
Stanford 13—Coll. Pac. 12
T.C.U. 27—Kansas 6
Texas Tech 41—Texas A&M 9
Wash. 7—Utah 6

(Professionals)

Natl. Football League exhibitions
Balt. 49—Wash. 14
Detroit 42—Pitts. 14
N.Y. 38—Green Bay 27
Phila. 24—Los Angeles 21

Canadian League
Hamilton 7—Montreal 6
Toronto 34—Ottawa 6
Vancouver 9—Calgary 4
Winnipeg 10—Regina 10

HARNESS RACING
ADIOS BOY: $14,000 Reading Fair futurity, 3-yr.-old pacers , in 2 of 3 heats, Reading, Pa. Howard Camden, driver.

HORSE RACING

TRITIUM: $29,600 Philadelphia Turf Handicap, 1 ‚⅛ m., by 1½ lengths, in 1:51 2/5 , Atlantic City, N.J. Sam Boulmetis up.
BRUSH BDRN: $30,712 American Bred Stakes, 1‚⅛ m., by ¾ length, in 1:51, Atlantic City, N.J. Donald Wagner up.
ICEBERG 2ND: $29,500 Foreign Bred Stakes, 1‚⅛ m., by ¾ length, in 1:51 ⅕ Atlantic City, N.J.Jorge Contreras up.
VAGABOND KING: $27,950 Midwest Handicap. 6½ f., by ¾ length, in 1:17 ⅘ Hawthorne Pk., Cicero. Ill. Arnold Kirkland up.
MIZ CLEMENTINE: $16,475 California Oaks, 1 m., 70 yds., by 5 lengths, in 1:41 ⅘ Tanforan, San Bruno, Calif. Ray York up.

MOTORBOATING

W.R. HOLLAND, Cleburn, Tex., new world record of 35 mph for Class J runabouts, Natl. Outboard Assn. championship, Indianapolis.
CHRIS ERNESTON JR., West Palm Branch, Fla., Class A & B hydroplane titles, Natl. Outboard Assn. championships, Indianapolis.
RON BITTS, Ottawa, new world record of 57.052 mph for Class B & H power boats, Oshawa, Ont.
IRENE K, piloted by Elias A. Kalil, Manhasset Bay, N.Y., 65-m. Commodore's Trophy predicted-log race, with 99.48 per cent accuracy, City Island, N.Y.

SAILING

RUNYON COLIE JR., Mantoloking Y.C., Atlantic Coast Penguin championship. Seaside Park. N.J.
HAROLD GILREATH, Wichita, Kan., Snipe Boat Regatta, Lake Lotawana, Kansas City.
MARTIN PURCELL, Greenwich, Conn., Jr. YRA associate members' regatta, with 45 pts., Stamford, Conn.
WISP, skippered by Albert Young Jr., Intl. Class, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
OXFORD UNIV., over U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 82-80¼, Kings Point, N.Y.

SKIING
HARALD HAUGE, Seattle, overall championship, with 500.5 pts., Norge Club meet, Chicago.

SOFTBALL
LACKLAND AFB, over Castle AFB, 4-2, Air Force World-Wide championship, Andrews AFB, Md.

STEEPLECHASE
CARAFAR: $8,020 Bushwick Hurdle Handicap, 2 m., by 3 lengths, in 3:42 ⅖ Aqueduct, N.Y. Flint Schulhofer up.
CAP-A-PIE: $3,000 Manly Steeplechase Handicap, 2 m. brush, by 2 lengths. Fair Hill, Md. Albert Foot up.

SWIMMING & DIVING

(Mexican natl. championships, Mexico City)
SHELLEY MANN, U.S., 100-meter backstroke, in 1:18, 100-meter free-style, in 1:06.
FORD KONNO, U.S., 1,500-meter free-style, in 20:48.9.
DICK CLEVELAND, U.S., 100-meter free-style, in 0:59.
BOB CLOTWORTHY. U.S.. 10-meter dive, with 172.07 pts.
PAT McCORMICK, U.S., women's 10-meter dive, with 96.17 pts.
CHAPULTEPEC, men's team title, with 108 pts.

TENNIS
LEWIS HOAD and KEN ROSEWALL, Australia, over Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert, 9-7,9-7, 6-4, Pacific Southwest men's doubles, Los Angeles.

TRACK & FIELD

LEO SJOGREN, Brooklyn, N.Y., Natl. AAU 50-kilo. walk, in 4:43:44 (new record), Baltimore.
JOHN J. KELLEY, Boston. New England AAU 30-kilo. race, in 1:35:40, Hyannis, Mass.
BENGT NILSSON, Sweden, new European record of 6 ft. 11 5/64 in. for high jump, Goteborg. Sweden.

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BASEBALL (Mojor League) Week ending September 19

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. CLEVE.
W-4; L-0
Seas.: 108-40
Pct.: .730

Washington
4-2

Detroit
6-3, 3-2
4-2

2. N.Y.
W-5; L-0
Seas.: 100-48
Pct.: .676

Detroit
11-0, 4-2

Philadelphia
10-3, 6-5
4-2

3. CHI.
W-1; L-3
Seas.: 92-57
Pct.: .617

Philadelphia
0-1

Baltimore
1-5, 6-2
1-5

4. BOST.
W-1; L-4
Seas.: 64-83
Pct.: .435

Baltimore
1-3, 1-2

Washington
0-8, 7-8
6-2

5. DET.
W-0; L-5
Seas.: 64-84
Pct.: .432

New York
0-11,2-4

Cleveland
3-6, 2-3
2-4

6. WASH.
W-2; L-2
Seas.: 63-84
Pct.:.429

Cleveland
2-4

Boston
8-0, 8-7
2-6

7. BALT.
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 52-97
Pct.: .349

Boston
3-1, 2-1

Chicago
5-1, 2-6
5-1

8. PHILA.
W-1; L-3
Seas.: 49-99
Pct.: .331

Chicago
1-0

New York
3-10,5-6
2-4

LEADERS

Batting--Avilo, Cleveland, .338

Runs batted in--Berra, New York, 124

Home runs--Doby, Cleveland, 30

Pitching--Consuegra, Chicago, 16-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. N.Y.
W-5; L-1
Seas.: 93-54
Pct.: .633

St. Louis
1-0

Milwaukee
2-1, 6-2
6-2

Philadelphia
3-4, 9-1

2. BKLYN.
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 88-60
Pct.: .595

Cincinnati
4-0, 10-4
3-9

Pittsburgh
1-9, 0-1

3. MILW.
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 85-62
Pct.: .578

Philadelphia
7-4

New York
1-2, 2-6
2-6

St. Louis
6-4, 0-3
6-7

4. CIN.
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 72-76
Pct.: .486

Pittsburgh
5-6

Brooklyn
0-4, 4-10
9-3

Chicago
5-1, 7-6

5. PHILA.
W-1;L-4
Seas.: 69-77
Pct.: .473

Milwaukee
4-7

St. Louis
2-5, 1-3

New York
4-3, 1-9

6. ST. L.
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 69-78
Pct.: .469

New York
0-1

Philadelphia
5-2, 3-1

Milwaukee
4-6, 3-0
7-6

7. CHI.
W-1; L-3
Seas.: 69-78
Pct.: .405

Pittsburgh
9-2, 0-4

Cincinnati
1-5, 6-7

8. PITTS.
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 53-94
Pct.: .361

Cincinnati
6-5

Chicago
2-9, 4-0

Brooklyn
9-1, 1-0

LEADERS

Batting--Snider, Brooklyn, .342

Runs batted in--Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 137

Home runs--Kluszewski, Cincinnati,49

Pitching--Antonelli, New York, 21-6