June 27, 1955
June 27, 1955

Table of Contents
June 27, 1955

Events & Discoveries
The U.S. Open
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Conversation Piece:
Keep In The Pink



This is an article from the June 27, 1955 issue

Paul Anderson,fleshy 340-pound Toccoa, Ga. muscleman, gave appreciative Russians sample ofhis enormous strength, lifted 402.41 pounds in two-hands press, 425.565 poundsin clean and jerk, set two world records in U.S.-Soviet weight-liftingcompetition at Moscow. Other world record breakers: Tommy Kono of Sacramento,Calif., middleweight two-hands press with 291.5 pounds; Russia's NikolaiKostylev, lightweight snatch with 270.113 pounds; Russia's Fyodor Osipa, middleheavyweight two-hands press with 316.8 pounds; Russia's Yuri Duganov,middleweight clean and jerk with 292 pounds (see page 11).

Harold Connolly,withered-armed Boston University graduate student, unfurled tremendous 201-foot5-inch heave in 16-pound hammer throw, broke U.S. standard at Quincy,Mass.

Mae Fagg, speedyTennessee State A & I girl, ran 100-yard dash in 0:10.7; Cuba's swiftBertha Diaz zipped over 80-meter hurdles in 0:11.5 for new American marks inNational AAU women's meet at Ponca City, Okla.

Adios Harrystepped off mile in 1:59 2/5, new world record for 4-year-old pacer onhalf-mile track, outran his half brother Adios Boy by two lengths in $7,500match race at Westbury, N.Y.


Jack Fleck,unknown 32-year-old public course pro from Davenport, Iowa who never tookgolfing lessons or won a major tournament, fired blazing 67 to tie limping BenHogan at 287, used his Hogan-made clubs to rack up string of birdies forbrilliant 69 that upset the old master by three strokes in play-off for U.S.Open championship at San Francisco's rugged Olympic Club. Tied for third behindFleck and Hogan were fiery-tempered Tommy Bolt, early leader, and Sam Snead,still looking for first Open victory, at 292, followed by Julius Boros and BobRosburg with 295; Doug Ford, Bud Holscher and Amateur Harvie Ward Jr. with 296;Jack Burke and Mike Souchak with 297 (see page 18).

John W. Roberts,56-year-old Columbus, Ohio management consultant, fell behind after takingeight on 11th hole, snapped back to shoot 78, defeated veteran Roy Moore ofWaterville, Maine, who had 79, in play-off for U.S. Seniors' title at Rye,N.Y.

Louise Suggs ofSea Island, Ga., leading money winner among women, dropped 25-foot putt forbirdie on last green for 366 medal total and 44 plus points, nosed out prettyMarlene Bauer of Sarasota, Fla. by stroke to capture Triangle round-robin and$1,500 at Grossinger, N.Y.


New York Yankeeswon two out of three from Detroit, then lost lead temporarily when ChicagoWhite Sox (see page 46) came to town and won first two games, 2-1, on GeorgeKell's ninth-inning single, 6-3, when Bob Turley failed for fifth straighttime. Bouncing back to take Sunday double-header and two-game edge in AmericanLeague, Yankees whipped White Sox 7-1 on canny nothing-ball pitching of veteranEddie Lopat, home runs by Elston Howard and Bill Skowron; took nightcap, 5-2,on homers by Gil McDougald and Mickey Mantle.

Cleveland pulledoff major trade, sent Outfielders Dave Pope and Wally Westlake to Baltimore forGene Woodling and Third Baseman Billy Cox (who promptly announced retirementfrom baseball) but had its troubles despite Herb Score's two-hit 3-1 win overWashington, fell four games behind Yankees. Boston Red Sox continued red-hotpace, throttled Kansas City in three games, belted Indians in three out offour, 6-5, 2-3, 4-2, 11-7, as Mel Parnell returned from injured list to hurltwo victories and Ted Williams, Jackie Jensen, Norm Zauchin, Bill Klous and JimPier-sail belted timely base hits.

Kansas City beatSenators twice, took over sixth place while Baltimore, who sold Pitcher HarryByrd to Chicago, remained in cellar.

Brooklyn Dodgersran into double setback in Cincinnati after winning first game, 9-0, on JohnnyPodres' second successive shutout, called on slugging Pitcher Don New-combe tobail them out against St. Louis. Newk responded with 12-1 win for 11th victory,slammed fifth home run as Duke Snider (see cover) hit two for National Leagueleaders. After bowing to Cards 5-4, Dodgers used superb relief job by KarlSpooner to win 7-4, moved 11 games ahead of second-place Chicago Cubs, whodropped two out of three to New York Giants, two out of four toPhiladelphia.

Milwaukee Bravesthumped slipping New York 5-4,7-4,8-7 after double shutout by Philadelphia 4-0,3-0 and 6-4 defeat by Cincinnati, moved into third place ahead of Giants. LeoDurocher, miffed at "complacency" of 1954 world champions, accusedveteran workhorse Sal Maglie of "laziness," benched slumping WillieMays (see page 16) for first time in his career.


Cornell'ssmooth, long-stroking, sophomore-dominated crew paid little attention toscorching heat after getting off to poor start, trailed favored Penn andWashington before taking over lead, pulled away to win IRA varsity race by 2½lengths on Lake Onondaga at Syracuse, N.Y. Penn staged thrilling sprint to nipNavy, last year's winner, for second, finished 2½ lengths ahead of fourth-placeWashington. Coach Harrison (Stork) Sanford's Big Red also took freshman andjayvee races (see page 10).

Yale's veteranoarsmen, pacing themselves perfectly against Harvard's inexperienced crew, camefrom behind in final half-mile in response to Stroke Steve Reynolds' strong 36beat, zipped across finish line 1¼ lengths ahead of Cantabs in 90th renewal ofAmerica's oldest athletic event at New London, Conn, to complete first sweep ofriver since 1935.


Billy (Sweetpea)Peacock, smart-punching Los Angeles bantamweight, gave NBA-recognized championRaul (Raton) Macias severe battering, broke little Mexican's jaw in two placeswith smashing left hook to win by KO in third round of non-title bout at LosAngeles, earned shot at crown.

Ralph (Tiger)Jones, durable middleweight, stayed clear of washed-up Ernie Durando'sonce-powerful right hand, out-punched and cut up rival around left eye, wonbloody encounter by TKO when fight was stopped at end of sixth round in NewYork.

Gov. Goodwin J.(Goody) Knight revealed exhaustive investigation of California boxing andwrestling has been underway for several weeks (SI, May 30), called for fullcooperation from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to trackdown rumors of monopolistic practices and underworld influence. Knight madeavailable $50,000 in State Athletic Commission funds to finance inquiry,appointed James E. Cox, Contra Costa County attorney and onetime Stanfordfootball star, to direct investigation, assisted by Herbert R, Van Brunt,Ontario city councilman and former FBI agent.

Mrs. Maxine Mitchell, 37-year-old Los Angeles housewife, outdueled allopposition without loss of single bout, won national women's individualchampionship in New York. Richard Dyer, husky Philadelphia salesman, edged NewYork's Sol Gorlin 5-4 in fence-off for men's saber title; Albert Axelrod ofSalle Santelli beat Dr. Daniel Bukantz 5-3 in fence-off for foil crown; AbramCohen of New York Fencers Club nosed out teammate Frank Bavuso 3-2, broke tiefor épée crown. Fencers Club wound up competition by winning three-weapon teamchampionship with squad of Hal Goldschmidt, foil; Al Skromisch, épée; AbramCohen, saber.


SouthernCalifornia picked up 10 points in pole vault, day's last event, outscored UCLA42-34 to win seventh straight NCAA title as five records fell, one was tied inspectacular two-day show at Los Angeles. Jim Golliday, fast-moving Northwesternsprinter, ran record 0:20.9 for 220 around turn in preliminary, came back towin 100 and 220 for meet's only double. Other records: Les Bitner, mightyKansas javelin thrower, tossed spear 246 feet 1 inch, was one of six to betterold mark of 228 feet 8‚Öú inches; Fordham's Tom Courtney won half-mile afterPitt's Arnie Sowell failed to qualify, tore off 1:49.5 to erase John Woodruff's18-year-old record; Southern Cal's limber-legged Ernie Shelton cleared 6 feet11‚⅛ inches in high jump; Vil-lanova's Don Bragg soared 15 feet 1 inch in polevault. Milt Campbell of Indiana won 120-yard hurdles in 0:13.9, tied NCAArecord. Oregon's Australian-born Jim Bailey upset dope in mile, held offteammate Bill Dellinger and UCLA's Bobby Seaman to win in 4:05.6.

All-Armychampionships at Manhattan, Kan. drew top-ranking stars who broke 11 recordsbefore Third Army won title with 41½ points. Rod Richards, Pan-American Gameschampion, won 100 and 220, set pace for other record breakers.


Honeys Alibi, H.M. Warner's dark bay long shot, pulled major surprise in Balmoral's first$62,500 Chicagoan at Washington Park, Homewood, Ill., scooted home on top by 1½lengths after favored Traffic Judge faded badly from first to eighth in17-horse field.

High Voltage,Wheatley Stable's spirited 3-year-old filly, tired in stretch run, got stubbornbattle from Hen Party and Rico Romance but inched ahead when Eddie Arcaro wentto whip, won by neck in $49,625 Oaks at Delaware Park, Stanton, Del.

Ted Atkinson,veteran jockey staging belated 39th birthday celebration at Aqueduct, NY.,booted home five winners in one day including Greentree Stable's Gold Box, whomoved briskly to 4½ length victory in $30,150 Shevlin Stakes.

Porterhouse,with Johnny Longden aboard, outlasted front-running Berseem's blistering earlypace, made late bid on inside, pulled away from weary rival to win $28,300Lakes and Flowers Handicap by two lengths at Hollywood Park, Calif.

Jamie, 5-year-old 15-1 shot, came up from sixth place, outran Faber Hanover instretch duel to score ¾-length victory in $25,000 American TrottingChampionship at Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, N.Y.


Juan ManuelFangio, daring Argentine racer who won two major races earlier this year,powered his Mercedes through twisting North Sea dunes at average speed of 89.63mph, covered 260.6 miles in 2:54:23.8 to beat out England's Stirling Moss, alsoin Mercedes, and Italy's Luigo Musso, driving Maserati, in Dutch Grand Prix atZand-voort, all but clinched second straight world title.

Italy's CesarePerdisa, in 2-liter Maserati, toured 50 laps at record average speed of 86.77mph, was clocked in 1:46:26.8 for 159 miles, edged Umberto Maglioli's Ferrariby 22 seconds to win Shell Grand Prix at Imola, Italy. Harry Shell of PalmBeach, Fla. was third in Ferrari.

Brad Andres, 19-year-old San Diego daredevil, ignored three-machine crash thattook life of Norman Lyons of New Britain, Conn, at Gilford, N.H., roared to newrecord of 1:49.46 to win 100-mile national championship


MARRIED—LewisHoad, 20, Australian Davis Cup star; and Jennifer Jane Staley, member oftouring Aussie women's tennis team, at Wimbledon, England (see page 12).

DIED—BillyRoche, 87, boxing referee who worked in more important bouts than any otherAmerican official, handler of heavyweight champions; at Hollywood, Calif.


Tim Flock, Atlanta, NASCAR 100-m. Grand Natl., in 1955 Chrysler, Rochester,N.Y. Runners-up: Fonty Flock, in 1955 Chrysler; Bob Welborn. in 1955Chevrolet.

Wake Forest, over W. Michigan, 7-6, NCAA world series. Omaha.

South, over North, 79-68, annual high school classic, Murray, Ky.

Art Longsjo, Fitchburg, Mass., 25-m. road race, in 1:02:15.2, Yonkers. N.Y.


Earl Walls,10-round decision over Billy Gilliam, heavyweights, Toronto.
Yvon Durelle, 8-round TKO over Jimmy Garcia, light heavyweights, Moncton,N.B.
Pedro Gonzales, 1-round KO over Luigi Cemulini, middleweights, Steubenville,Ohio.
Al Andrews, 10-round decision over Duke Harris, middleweights, Saginaw,Mich.
Isaac Logart, 10-round decision over Ludwig Light-burn, welterweights, NewYork.
Willie Pep, 7-round TKO over Mickey Mars, featherweights, Miami Beach.
Dai Dower, 10-round decision over Robert Mouginot, flyweights CardiffWales.


CharlieHarrison, Atlanta, over Billy Joe Patton, 1 up, Southern Golf Assn. amateur,Linville, N.C.
Judd Brumley, Greenville, Tenn., over Paul Dunkle, 1 up, intl. sr. title,Southampton, N.Y.
U.S., over Canada, intl. match, for Earl ot Devonshire Cup,Southampton, N.Y.
Jimmy Jackson, St. Louis, over Rex Baxter Jr., 2 & 1, Trans-Mississippichampionship, Des Moines, lowa.
Jackie Yates, Univ. of Redlands, Calif, over Berridge Long, 5 & 4, women'sintercollegiate championship. Lake Bluff, Ill.
Mrs. Dorothy Germain Porter, Philadelphia, over Mrs. Horton S. Semple, 2 up,Pennsylvania State women's amateur. Ardmore. Pa.

PHILIP SCOTT: $15,000 Laurel Raceway Invitational Pace, 1 m., by nose, in 2:004/5, Laurel, Md. Frank Saf-ford, driver.


FABULIST:$29,450 Queens County Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by 3 lengths, in 1:43 3/5, Aqueduct,N.Y.Ted Atkinson up.
STAR ROVER: $24,450 Select Handicap, 6 f., by 2 lengths, in 1:10, Monmouth Pk.,Oceanport, N.J.Walter Blum up.
EVENING OUT: $23,950 Regret Handicap, 6 f., by ½ length, in 1:09 4/5, MonmouthPk., Oceanport, N.J. Sammy Boulmetis up.
CARMEL: $18,250 Nursery Stakes, 5f., by 1½ lengths, in 0:58 4/5, Hollywood Pk.Inglewood. Calif. Pete Moreno up.
AMYN BEY: $16,425 King Philip Handicap, 1 1/16 m.,by 2 lengths, in 1:44 2/5,Narragansett Pk., Pawtucket, R.I. Marshall Wilder up.
FULTON: $10,450 Hitchcock Steeplechase Handicap, about 2 m., by 2½ lengths, in3:45 3/5. Aqueduct, N.Y. Frank (Dooley) Adams up.
BAVARIA: $9,750 Aqueduct Spring Maiden Steeplechase, about 2 m., by 3 lengths,in 3:48 1/5, Aqueduct, N.Y. Flint Schulhofer up.

Miss Cadillac, piloted by Bud Saile, Detroit, Maple Leaf regatta with 869points, Detroit.


Jackchester,Washington, D.C.,50-m. race, in 56:18.6, Gilford, N.H. Runners-up: DonGor,Hartford, Conn.; Boyd Mon, Bausman, Pa.
Bruno Francisci, Italy, Milan-Taranto race, in Gilera-Pierllo 500, TarantoItaly.

Bill Nexsen, Columbus, Ohio, 1955 Atlantic Coast Thistle championship, with 71¼pts., in Glue Pot, Lavalette. N.J.

(Great Eastern Skeet tournament, Stratford, Conn.)

John C. DaltonJr., Chevy Chase, Md., all-bore championship in shoot-off.
Mrs. Chris Pezas. Greenwich, Conn., women's title, with 99 x 100.
W. H. Kenney E. Paterson, N.J., sr. title, with 96 x 100.
Ed Harris, Galveston, Texas, jr. title, with 99 x 100.
Housatonic Rod and Gun Club, Stratford. Conn., 5-man championship, in doubleshoot-off.


Ken Rosewall,Australia, over Lew Hoad, 6-2, 6-3, London grass court men's singles,London.
Louise Brough, Beverly Hills, Calif., over Jean Forbes, 6-3, 6-1, London grasscourt women's singles, London.
Bernard (TUT) Bartzen, San Angelo, Texas, over Dick Savitt, 6-0 4-6 4-6. 6-1,6-4. Oklahoma Open title, Tulsa.
Eddie Moylan, Trenton, N.J., over Allen Morris, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0, Southern amateurmen's singles, Memphis.
Yola Ramirez, Mexico City, over Karol Fageros, 6-3, 7-5, Southern amateurwomen's singles, Memphis.
Tim Coss, Swarthmore, over Bill Cranston, 6-8, 6-3, 6-4, 8-6, Easternintercollegiate singles, Hamilton, N.Y.
Yale, Eastern intercollegiate team title, with 48 pts., Hamilton. N.Y.

Tennessee State, Natl. AAU women's championship, 87½ pts.; girls' championship,with 114 pts., Ponca City. Okla.

[This articlecontains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]



1. New York
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 42-23
Pct.: .646

7-6, 6-8

1-2, 3-6
7-1, 5-2

2. Chicago
W-5; L-3
Seas.: 37-22
Pct.: .627

1-0, 5-6
2-0, 8-0

New York
2-1, 6-3
1-7, 2-5

3. Cleveland
W-4; L-4
Seas.: 37-26
Pct.: .587

6-4, 3-1
0-7, 8-5

5-6, 3-2
2-4, 7-11

4. Detroit
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 32-27
Pct.: .542

New York
6-7, 8-6

2-3, 7-0

5. Boston
W-6; L-1
Seas.: 31-32
Pct.: .492

Kansas City
12-4, 9-6

6-5, 2-3
4-2, 11-7

6. Kansas City
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 24-37
Pct.: .393

4-12, 6-9

4-2, 9-4

7. Washington
W-1; L-5
Seas.: 23-37
Pct.: .383

4-6, 1-3
7-0, 5-8

Kansas City
2-4, 4-9

8. Baltimore
W-2: L-4
Seas.: 20-42
Pct.: .323

0-1 6-5
0-2, 0-8

3-2, 0-7


Batting—Al Kaline, Detroit, .379
Runs batted in—Mickey Mantle, New York,
and Jackie 'ensen, Boston, 47
Home runs—Mickey Mantle, New York, 16
Pitching—Dick Donovan, Chicago, and Early
Wynn, Cleveland, 8-2


1. Brooklyn
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 46-16
Pct.: .742

9-0, 2-5

St. Louis
12-1, 4-5

2. Chicago
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 36-28
Pct.: .563

New York
0-5, 2-7

2-3, 4-0
0-1, 8-7

3. Milwaukee
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 32-30
Pct.: .516


4-2, 0-4

New York
5-4, 7-4

4. New York
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 31-31
Pct.: .500

5-0, 7-2

4-5, 4-7

5. Philadelphia
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 27-33
Pct.: .450

2-4, 4-0

3-2, 0-4
1-0, 7-8

6. Cincinnati
W-5; L-3
Seas.: 26-32
Pct.: .448


0-9 5-2

1-3, 4-1
2-5, 4-0

7. St. Louis
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 25-33
Pct.: .431

5-10, 7-3

1-12, 5-4

8. Pittsburgh
W-3; L-4
Seas.: 21-41
Pct.: .339

St. Louis
10-5, 3-7

3-1, 1-4
5-2, 0-4


Batting—Richie Ashburn, Philadelphia, .352
Runs batted in—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 68
Home runs—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 23
Pitching—Don Newcombe, Brooklyn, 11-1