•Jim (Dusty) Rhodes, reserve left fielder for New York Giants, set seven World Series records for pinch-hitters as Giants beat Cleveland Indians in four straight games to win Series. Most significant: six runs driven in—highest total by pinch-hitter in 51-year history of World Series. Other records set:
•Most Left on Bases, One Club, 4-Game Series—Cleveland, A.L., 37 (old record, 33, by New York, A.L., 1932 and 1950).
•Most Bases on Balls, Pitcher, 4-Game Series—Lemon, Cleveland, A.L., 8 (old record, 6, held by five pitchers).
October 11, 1954
•Most Bases on Balls, 4-Game Series—Thompson, New York, N.L., 7 (old record, 6, by Gehrig, New York, A.L., 1928).
•Most Players Used, One Club, 4-Game Series—Cleveland, A.L., 24 (old record, 21, by Pittsburgh, N.L., 1927, and Chicago, N.L., 1932).
•Most Times Pinch-Hitter Used, Both Clubs, 4-Game Series—19: Cleveland, A.L., 16; New York, N.L., 3 (old mark, 9, by Chicago, N.L., 8; New York, A.L., 1; 1938).
•Fewest Double Plays, Both Clubs, 4-Game Series—4: New York, N.L., 2; Cleveland, A.L., 2 (old record, 5: by New York, A.L., 4; Philadelphia, N.L., 1; 1950).
•First Pinch-Hit Home Run to win World Series game, Rhodes, first game.
•Largest Attendance, 4-Game Series—251,507 (old record, 201,805, by New York, A.L., vs. Pittsburgh, N.L., 1927).
•Largest Share, Individual Players, Series—New York, N.L., $10,810, Cleveland, A.L., $6,457 (old record, New York, A.L., $8,230.63, Brooklyn, N.L., $6,178.42, 1953).
•Norbert Schemansky of Detroit set world weight lifting records for heavyweights with jerk of 418 pounds and combined lift (press, jerk and snatch) of 1,067 pounds during meet in Copenhagen.
•During same meet, Tommy Kono of Sacramento, Calif. set world light-heavyweight record of 379½ pounds in jerk.
•George Byers Jr. of Columbus, Ohio drove Miss DeSoto to third world record in month for 7-liter speedboats. Latest mark, set at Elizabeth City, N.C.: 115.4 mph.
SURPRISES—In week's biggest upset, unranked Purdue beat Notre Dame, nation's top team, 27-14. Hero of day: Len Dawson, 19-year-old Purdue quarterback, who threw four touchdown passes, kicked three extra points and intercepted pass by Ralph Guglielmi, Notre Dame quarterback.
•Stanford pushed over two touchdowns in second quarter, then relied on defense to contain Halfbacks Mickey Bates and J. C. Caroline in defeating Illinois, 12-2.
•Army, apparently recovered from upset by South Carolina two weeks ago, held Michigan to 71 rushing yards, rolled up 263 of own to beat Wolverines, 26-7.
SQUEAKERS—Duke, 13-point favorite at opening kickoff, edged past Tennessee 7-6 on extra point by Jim Nelson, reserve guard.
•Wisconsin preseason title threat in Big Ten, pushed over single touchdown while Michigan State, in throes of substitution mix-up, had only 10 men on field. Final score: Wisconsin 6, Michigan State 0.
•In old-fashioned power contest, U.C.L.A. gained only six yards through passes but rolled up 225 yards on ground to beat Maryland 12-7 in intersectional game.
PROCESSIONS—Dicky Moegle, 20-year-old halfback, made four touchdowns to lead Rice to 41-20 rout over Cornell.
•West Virginia, Sugar Bowl contender last year, opened season with impressive 26-6 victory over South Carolina.
MINOR LEAGUES—Atlanta crackers, champions of Southern Association, swept final three games from Houston Buffs, Texas League titleholders, to win Class AA Dixie Series, four games to three.
IN AND OUT—Freddie Hutchinson resigned as manager of fifth-place Detroit Tigers when club owners offered him one-year contract instead of two-year commitment he requested. His replacement: Bucky Harris, who left manager's post of Washington Senators two weeks ago, on one-year basis.
CHAMPIONS—Blliy Kelly of Northern Ireland won British Empire featherweight championship by outpointing Roy Ankrah of West Africa in 15-round bout at Belfast.
•Duilio Loi, Italy's European lightweight champion, won 12-round decision over Mario Trigo of Mexico at Melbourne.
CHALLENGERS—Willie Toweel of South Africa (brother to former titleholder Vic) moved into contention for world bantamweight title bout by outpointing Henry (Pappy) Gault of Spartanburg, S.C. in 10-round bout at Johannesburg.
•Al Andrews of Chicago knocked out Gil Turner of Philadelphia with right to jaw after only 12 seconds of third round at Chicago.
•Carmelo Costa of Brooklyn won 23rd fight of 26-bout career (including three draws) with split decision over Gene Smith of Washington, D.C., in Brooklyn.
SIBERIA DEPT.—Poland beat Russia 16-4 in final of round-robin boxing competitions at Sofia, Bulgaria.
•Al Colombo, co-trainer for Rocky Marciano, was suspended indefinitely by New York State Athletic Commission for "coaching from the corner" during Sept. 17th title bout with Ezzard Charles.
THE LADIES—Frances Stephens, defending champion, lost six-hole lead, was carried to 37th hole before she finally beat Curtis Cup teammate, Elizabeth Price, for British women's golf title at Woodhall Spa.
•Vonnie Colby, 22, of Hollywood, Fla., edged away after even-up morning round to beat Polly Riley of Fort Worth, Texas, one up, in women's Trans-Mississippi golf tournament at Thomasville, Ga.
ROYAL AND ANCIENT—Peter Thomson, 25, of Australia defeated John Fallon of Scotland on 38th green to become first non-Englishman ever to win British match-play title at St. Andrews course in Scotland.
LATE SEASON—Skippers from Royal Norwegian Yacht Club scored 37¼ points to 17 for U.S. sailors to win Skoal Trophy series with three victories in four days of sailing at Port Washington, L.I.
•Led by Captain Tom Hazlehurst, Brown university piled up 168 points to win Jack Wood dinghy trophy, oldest cup in intercollegiate sailing competition.
FAMILY STORY—Joseph L. Schoenith's Gale V, driven by son, Lee, took two firsts and a second to win Elizabeth City, N.C. Gold Cup. Second in Gale IV—Wild Bill Cantrell, winner of President's Cup Sept. 19.
CLIMAX—Mme. Jean Cochery's Sica Boy won Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe stakes, major feature of French racing season, by length over M. J. Decrion's Banassa.
BELMONT—In last major prep for Belmont Futurity Oct. 9th, Belair Stud's Nashua tied track record in winning Anticipation by length over Clearwater Stable's Royal Coinage. Nashua's time for six-furlong sprint: 1:08 1/5.
•Pet Bully owned by Mrs. Ada L. Rice, carried top weight of 126 pounds to half-length win over Mrs. Ethel D. Jacob's Joe Jones in first running of Woodward Stakes.
HEIR—Lester Piggott, winner of Epsom Derby with Never Say Die last spring, came back from 102-day rough-riding suspension to take the Isleham two-year-old maiden stakes by half a length aboard C. W. Rawlins' Cardington King. Four days later, 18-year-old Piggott was named top jockey for trainer Noel Murless' stable—position held by Sir Gordon Richards, world champion jockey, until recent retirement.
HARNESS—Max Hempt's Stenographer Won eighth race in succession by coming home first in final heat of $18,986 Hanover Filly Stake at Lexington.
HUNT—Mrs. Cordelia S. May's Billing Bear seared two-length triumph over H. S. Nichol's Ginny Bug in 17th running of International Gold Cup on final day of Rolling Rock Hunts meet at Ligonier, Pa. Time for 2½-mile test: 5:20 3/5.
TOP JUVENILE—Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Meriam's Ch. Cu-Machree Tim, two-year-old Irish setter, won best-in-show over 1,131 other dogs (including Ch. Bang Away of Sirrah Crest, holder of more best-in-show awards than any other dog in U.S.) at Westchester Kennel show.
TRACK AND FIELD
TIE—Gunnar Nielsen of Denmark won 880-yard run in 1:48.6, tying world record for distance set by Mal Whitfield of Los Angeles in 1953. Runner-up: Audun Boysen of Norway, with time of 1:49.1.
ALL STAR—National Hockey League All Stars, down two goals at end of first period, scored twice in second period, then hung on to tie Detroit Red Wings in first major hockey competition of season.
GRIND—Primo Volpi of Italy won 1,750-mile Tour of Europe bicycle race, covering distance in 83 hours, 31 minutes, 59 seconds.
HONORED—Outfielder Wally Moon (.303) of St. Louis Cardinals and Pitcher Bob Grim (20-6) of New York Yankees; as major league Rookies of Year by sporting News.
MARRIED—Eddie Mathews, 22, third baseman and home-run leader of Milwaukee Braves; to Virjean Lauby of Marshfield, Wis. in civil ceremony at Milwaukee.
RETIRED—Fritz Walter, 34, captain of Germany's world champion soccer team; after final game against Belgium at Brussels.
RETIRED—Terry Allen, 29, former world flyweight boxing champion; after 12 years of top-class competition.
RETIRED—Gerry McNeil, 28, goalie of Montreal Canadiens; to running filling station after deciding big-league hockey was too hard on nerves.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Art Arfons, Akron, Ohio. Marmont Trophy, world series drag racing title, with 132.35 mph, in Green Monster, Lawrenceville, Ill.
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Capito, Playa del Rey, Calif., 680-m. Continental Divide sports car race, in a jaguar XK120, Durango, Colo.
Bob Baker, 10-round decision over Coley Wallace, heavyweights, Cleveland.
Earl Walls, 10-round decision over Edgardo Romero, heavyweights, Edmonton, Alta.
Richard (Kid) Howard, 12-round decision over Armand Savoie, for Canadian lightweight title, Halifax.
Sandy Saddler, 3-round KO over Baby Ortiz, featherweights (non-title), Caracas, Venezuela.
Stroh's Beer, Detroit, natl. 5-man team elimination match-game tourney, with 11,881 pins, Toledo.
Ace of Merwalfin, guided by Eddie Salvino, Seattle, open all-age stake, Spokane Retriever Club, Spokane.
Edmonton 13-Calgary 12
Hamilton 45-Ottawa 0
Montreal 30-Toronto 12
Regina 43-Vancouver 12
Mrs. J. Walker Hoopes, Wilmington, Del., Women's U.S. Sr. championship, with 167, Rye, N.Y.
SCOTT FROST: $14,620 Walnut Hall Stud Stake, 2-yr.-old trotters, in straight heats, Lexington, Ky. Joe O'Brien, driver.
HIGH VOLTAGE: $61,000 Matron Stakes, 6 f., by 3 lengths, in 1:10, Belmont Pk., N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.
HELIOSCOPE: $28,625 Olympic Handicap, 1‚⅛ m., by 5½ lengths, in 1:47[3/5] (new record), Atlantic City, N.J. Joe Culmone up.
KING: $28,600 Illinois Owners Handicap, 1[1/16] m., by 2 lengths, in 1:43⅗ Hawthorne Pk., Cicero, III. W. M. Cook up.
HIGH GUN: $28,150 Sysonby Handicap, 1 m., by 2 lengths, in 1:36⅗ Belmont Pk., N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.
MIZ CLEMENTINE: $16,125 Yerba Buena Handicap, 1 m., 70 yds., by a nose, in 1:40[2/5] (new record), Tanforan, San Bruno, Calif. Ray York up.
(Intl. Cup Regatta, Elizabeth City, N.C.)
Hugh E. Bell, Henderson, N.C., Class A Utility outboards, with 800 pts.
Ronald Zubach, Morgan, N.J., Class B Utility outboards, with 800 pts.
Horace L. Nixon, Norfolk, Va., new world record of 38.416 mph for Class C utility outboards, 800 pts.
Fred C. Deal, Newton, N.C., Class A stock hydroplanes, with 625 pts.
Guy L. Hamilton, New Bern, N.C., Class B stock hydroplanes, with 800 pts.
C. F. McNaughton, Elizabeth City. N.C., Class D stock hydroplanes, with 700 pts.
W. Curtis Martens, Hampton, Va., 266 Hydro class, with 700 pts.
Ralph Brodgen, Rocky Mount, N.C., and GEORGE T.
SMITH, Mount Holly, N.J., 136 Hydro class, with 700 pts.
Sherman Crichfield, St. Petersburg, Fla., 48 Hydro class, with 700 pts.; Class E racing runabouts, with 41.303 mph.
Ron Musson, Akron, 135 Hydro class, with 800 pts.
Henry Lauterback, Portsmouth, Va., 225 Hydro class, with 800 pts.
Harry Bickford, Hampton, Va., Class D service runabouts, with 700 pts.
Enoch Walker, Hampton, Va., Class E service runabouts, with 800 pts.
Meadowbrook-C.C.C., over Brandywine, 9-8, Monty Waterbury Trophy, Westbury, N.Y.
Bobby Riggs, New York, over Bruce Thomas, 6-3, 6-2, Eastern States pro singles, New York.
TRACK & FIELD
Stella Walsh, N. Hollywood, Calif., 3,000-meter cross-country, in 11:09, Berkeley, Calif.
Leo Sjogren, New York, Natl. AAU 30-kilo. Walk, in 2:53:02, Atlantic City, N.J.
FOOTBALL (Week ending October 3)
How 200 U.S. college teams fared last week
Albright 12—Muhlenberg 7
Amherst 50—Union 14
Boston Coll. 12—Temple 9
Boston U. 41—Conn. 13
Brandeis 27—Springfield 7
Bucknell 29—Gettysburg 0
Carn. T.23—Lafayette 21
Coast Guard 13—Norwich 12
Colgate 18—Holy Cross 0
Delaware 21—Lehigh 0
Dickinson 14—W. & J. 0.
Fordham 13—Rutgers 7
F. & M. 41—Johns Hopk. 19
Geneva 16—Grove City 7
Hamilton 32—R.P.I. 14
Haverford 14—Wagner 6
Hobart 32—Allegheny 7
Hofstra 63—St. Lawr. 9
Maine 23—Vermont 20
Mass. 13—Harvard 7
Middlebury 20—Colby 18
Minn. 46—Pitt 7
Miss. 52—Villanova 0
Navy 42—Dartmouth 7
N. Hamp. 33—Rhode Is. 7
N'eastern 18—Bates 14
P.M.C. 24—W. Maryland 0
Penn St. 13—Syracuse 0
Princeton 54—Columbia 20
Rochester 19—Williams 0
Slippery Rock 7—Edinboro 0
Trinity 28—Bowdoin 14
Tufts 26—Wesleyan 6
Upsala 27—B'port 0
Ursinus 12—Susqueh'a 0
Wm. & Mary 27—Penn 7
Worcester T. 61—Bklyn. 0
Yale 26—Brown 24
SOUTH & SOUTHWEST
Alabama 28—Vand. 14
Ariz. St. 34—Tex. West. 27
Arkansas 20—T.C.U. 13
Chattanooga 28—Tampa 6
Davidson 13—Citadel 0
Duke 7—Tennessee 6
Florida 19—Auburn 13
Fla. St. 47—Louisville 6
Furman 27—Presbyt. 6
Georgia Tech 10—S.M.U. 7
Kentucky 7—L.S.U. 6
Kentucky St. 20—Knox. 12
Memph. St. 6—Abil. Ch. 6
Miami 19—Baylor 13
Miss. St. 46—Ark. St. 13
Morg. St. 20—M. Brown 13
N. Carol. 7—Tulane 7
N. Tex. 15—Miss. South. 7
Rice 41—Cornell 20
S. Carol. St. 13—Allen 6
Stetson 18—Troy St. 14
Texas 40—Wash. St. 14
Texas A&M 6—Georgia 0
Tex. Tech 13—Okla. A&M 13
Virginia 14—G. Wash. 13
V.M.I 19—Richmond 6
V.P.I. 18—Clemson 7
Va. St. 23—Bluefield St. 0
Wake For. 26—N. Carol. St. 0
W. Va. 26—S. Carol. 6
Akron 30—Ohio Wes. 27
Army 26—Michigan 7
Cincinnati 40—Tulsa 7
Colorado 27—Kansas 0
Great Lakes 25—Xavier 14
Indiana 34—Coll. Pac. 6
Iowa 48—Montana 6
J. Carroll 20—Dayton 12
Kent St. 65—W. Reserve 0
Miami (Ohio) 27—Marq. 26
Missouri 35—Kan. St. 7
Neb. 39—Iowa St. 14
Oberlin 27—Otterbein 14
Ohio St. 21—Calif. 13
Ohio U. 28—Toledo 20
Purdue 27—Notre Dame 14
Quantico 20—Detroit 0
S. Cal. 12—N'western 7
Wash. (Mo.) 52—III. Wes. 7
Wichita 54—Drake 6
Wisconsin 6—Mich. St. 0
Wooster 7—Kenyon 0
Col. A&M 14—Brig. Y'ng. 13
Col. Mines 20—Col. St. 7
Mont. St. 39—Idaho St. 20
San Jose St. 38—Idaho 7
Stanford 12—Illinois 2
U.C.L.A. 12—Maryland 7
Utah 7—Oregon 6
Utah St. 6—N. Mex. 0
Wash. St. 17—Oregon St. 7
Wyoming 23—Denver 21
|FOOTBALL'S TOP TEN|
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll)
6 Duke (3)
10—Ohio State (1)
RUNNERS-UP: 11, Rice 270; 12, Penn State 244; 13, Maryland 145; 14, Florida (1) 140; 15, Texas 130.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
3. New York
6. Chicago Cards
2. Los Angeles
3. San Francisco
5. Chicago Bears
6. Green Bay