This is an article from the July 25, 1955 issue
David Lee Hayes, wholesale grocery dealer and novice fisherman from Leitchfield, Ky., using pearl Bomber lure, battled husky smallmouth bass for more than 30 minutes, finally boated 11-pound 15-ounce bronzeback beauty to better world record by one pound seven ounces at Dale Hollow Reservoir on Kentucky-Tennessee border.
Pentti Karvonen, Finnish long-distance runner, pounded his way over tough 3,000-meter steeplechase course in 8:45.4, lowered recognized world standard of 8:49.6 for second time in two weeks, at Oslo. His previous effort: 8:47.8.
Atie Voorbij, latest 14-year-old Dutch swim star, splashed 100-meter butterfly in 1:13.7, beat teammate Mary Kok's world mark at Naarden, Holland.
Dutch women's team swam 400-meter medley relay in 5:01 for new world record at Paris.
Adios Harry, fast-stepping 4-year-old stallion driven by Luther Lyons, ripped off mile in 1:55 to win first heat, cracked own competitive world pacing standard set week earlier, went on to take second heat in 1:57, won $26,000 American Pacing Derby at Vernon Downs, N.Y.
Stirling Moss, England's No. 1 driver, moved his Mercedes-Benz into lead on 26th lap, kept it there for rest of British Grand Prix at Aintree, flashed across finish line scant half-length ahead of Argentinian teammate and world champion Juan Manuel Fangio to become first Briton to win event since war. Moss covered triangle-shaped 270-mile course in 3:07:21.2, averaged 86.47 mph, graciously gave Fangio assist for his victory ("Fangio sportingly allowed me to realize my ambition"). Roy Salvadori in Aston-Martin DB3 averaged 81.32 mph, won sports car race, trailed by Peter Collins, Reg Parnell and Peter Walker in Aston-Martins, Mike Hawthorn in D-Jaguar; Jim Russell in Cooper-Norton averaged 78.19 mph, finished ahead of teammates Stuart Lewis-Evans, A. J. F. Fergusson, Les Leston and Cliff Allison in Formula 3. Other sports car winners: Class A (up to 1,500 cc), Collin Chapman in Lotus-MG; Class B (1,500 to 2,000 cc), D. Hampshire in Lister-Bristol; Class C (over 2,000 cc), Salvadori in Aston-Martin DB3 (see page 44).
Chicago White Sox took over as American League's hottest team, made most of seven-game winning streak, slump by league-leading New York Yankees to move within 1½ games of first place. White Sox beat seventh-place Washington Senators 13-4, 5-2, 5-4, squeezed past Baltimore 4-3, 3-2, 5-4 with help of airtight pitching by Billy Pierce and Dick Donovan, who earned his 12th win.
Detroit Tigers also gained ground, split pair with Boston Red Sox, then leveled traveling Yankees three straight 6-3, 2-1, 6-5 as Rookie Outfielder Al Kaline won two games with timely hits, boosted average to healthy .368. Cleveland broke even in two one-run games with Yankees, took two out of three from Red Sox, stayed close on heels of White Sox.
Brooklyn Dodgers continued to set merry pace in National League as contenders beat each other. Don Newcombe had still another good day, hit sixth home run to tie National League record for pitchers, whipped St. Louis Cardinals 12-3 for 15th victory against one defeat. Dodgers edged Cincinnati 5-4 on two homers by slugging Duke Snider, brought up rookie pitchers Roger Craig and Don Bessent from minors in time to whip Redlegs 6-2, 8-5.
New York Giants moved up notch to third place with two wins over Chicago Cubs, then managed to hang on despite 8-7, 3-1 losses to second-place Milwaukee Braves (12½ games behind Dodgers) as Cubs bowed to Philadelphia's limber-armed Robin Roberts 5-4, dropped 12-11 slugfest to Phillies.
St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial hit home run off Pitcher Frank (Boston Red Sox) Sullivan's first pitch in 12th inning, gave National League 6-5 win over American League in All-Star Game at Milwaukee. American League led 5-0, aided by Mickey (New York Yankees) Mantle's three-run homer in first, shutout pitching of Billy (Chicago White Sox) Pierce and Early (Cleveland Indians) Wynn, but Nationals got to Whitey (New York Yankees) Ford for two in seventh, three in eighth on rallies started by Willie (New York Giants) Mays to tie score, set stage for Musial's game-winning hit (see page 46).
Tony Trabert's big service failed to behave properly but husky Wimbledon champion turned on relentless power game to beat Bernard (Tut) Bartzen, master retriever from San Angelo, Tex., 10-8, 6-1, 6-4 for national clay court singles title, teamed with Ham Richardson of Baton Rouge, La. to win doubles crown at Atlanta. Mrs. Dorothy Head Knode of Alameda, Calif, relied on sharp forehand, steady backhand, easily turned back pretty 17-year-old Barbara Breit 6-4, 6-3, romped off with women's singles championship. Bryan (Bitsy) Grant Jr., onetime national titleholder, was unofficial host in tennis center named for him, responded nobly with 6-0, 6-4 victory over Jack Staton in senior singles, also paired with Malin C. Courts to win senior doubles.
Australia's Ken Rosewall, Rex Hartwig and Lew Hoad swept past Mexico 5-0 with loss of only one set, qualified to meet Brazil, 4-1 winner over Cuba, in Davis Cup North American Zone semifinal at Louisville, Ky. July 22-24. Sweden edged Chile 3-2; Italy trounced England 5-0, earned berths in European Zone final.
U.S. Lawn Tennis Association dropped Pro Jack Kramer, author of recent magazine article in which he stated he was "paid amateur," as coach of junior Davis Cup team. His successor: Don Budge, red-haired power hitter who dominated world tennis in 1930s, later became professional.
Cary Middlecoff, former Memphis dentist who now makes his living in tournament play, almost lost his advantage when he double bogied on 12th hole of last round, recovered magnificently to fire 68 for 265 total, won $6,000, new car in rich Miller Open at Milwaukee. Tied for second at 269: Julius Boros, Mike Souchak, Ted Kroll, one stroke ahead of Jim Turnesa, whose second-round 63 broke course record.
Beverly Hanson of Indio, Calif, won medal honors with 220 for 54 holes, used hot putting streak to down veteran Louise Suggs of Sea Island, Ga. 4 and 3 in match play, ran off with Ladies PGA title at Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Byron Nelson, genial Texas pro who has been in semiretirement since 1946 except for brief flings at tournament play, took time off from Paris vacation, shot startling 17-under-par 271 for 72 holes, took French Open by two strokes.
Sam Kocsis, quiet, sure-stroking 35-year-old Detroit industrial expediter, rallied to eliminate defending champion Gene Andrews in semifinal, whipped tobacco-chewing Lewis (Tommy) Bean, Summerville, Ga. auto salesman, 2 up, to win his first U.S. Public Links title at Indianapolis.
Staghound, Ira J. Fulmor's sturdy Class C 39-foot ketch covered 2,225-mile run from San Pedro, Calif, to Honolulu in corrected time of 8 days, 21:07.55, nosed out E. S. Hooykaas' Class A schooner Constellation in Transpacific Yacht race. Richard S. Rheem's Morning Star was first to cross Diamond Head finish line in record-breaking elapsed time of 9 days, 15:05.10 but had to be satisfied with second place to Constellation in Class A.
Malay, Don Strohmeier's yawl out of Padanaran, Mass., survived sail-ripping brush with North Atlantic gale, sailed briskly into Halifax six hours behind Arthur B. Homer's Salmagal II but won 360-mile Manchester, Mass.-to-Halifax ocean race with corrected time of 65:11.25.
Windigo (SI's cover yacht, June 13), owned by Walter Gubelmann and carrying colors of New York's Corinthian Yacht Club, outsailed 107 other yachts to finish first in Class I in 350-mile Tour of Gotland, world's biggest sailing race, at Sandhamn, Sweden. Only other American winner: Arabell in Class IV.
Ezzard Charles, 34-year-old former heavyweight champion, heavier, slower and obviously finished as contender, was knocked down by right in second round, recovered to unload enough body punches to take a 10-round split decision over puzzled Paul Andrews at Chicago. Next bout for Charles: Aug. 3 date with flailing Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson at Syracuse, N.Y.
Ralph Dupas, speedy young (19) New Orleans lightweight challenger, got himself pinned on ropes by rough Paddy (Billygoat) DeMarco's bull-like rushes in early rounds, came from behind to score heavily with tricky combinations, beat bloody Brooklyn ex-champion in 10-rounder at New Orleans. DeMarco, who licked Dupas in January 1954, complained bitterly about "hometown" decision, offered to "fight this guy next week...anywhere."
Nashua, powerful, slick-striding Belair Stud 3-year-old bay colt, gave his backers worried time when he trailed by two lengths with half-mile to go but responded to Jockey Eddie Arcaro's flashing whip in time to overtake Impromptu and beat off fast-closing Traffic Judge, captured $148,500 Arlington Classic by half-length at Arlington Park, III., raised his career earnings to neat $782,565, prepared to relax at Saratoga.
Rejected, King Ranch's Kentucky-bred 5-year-old who had lost his last nine races, trailed pack in early going, stormed from behind with fine burst of speed under guiding hands of substitute jockey Gordon Glisson to push his nose in front of favored Alidon at finish, won $137,100 Hollywood Gold Cup in record-breaking 1:59 3/5 for mile and quarter at Hollywood Park, Calif.
Vimy, American-owned French colt, belied his 10-1 price in $77,840 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, caught fast-moving Acropolis in final 200 yards, held off latter's charge to gain photo-finish victory at Ascot, England.
Botticelli, Marchese Incisa Delia Rochetta's handsome 4-year-old, sprinted past heavily favored Elpenor and outsider Blue Prince two furlongs from home, won by three lengths in Royal Ascot's $37,800 Gold Cup.
Jack Kelly Jr., personable young Philadelphian, stroked 2,000 meters in 7:39, won his fourth straight U.S. singles sculling championship, helped his Vesper Boat Club pile up 149 points to take team title for third year in row in national competition at Philadelphia.
Gene Mac, 7-year-old gelding driven by Stanley Dancer, moved into lead at halfway mark, hung on to give Owner Pat Tuccio (whose Katie Key won in 1953, 1954 but was fifth this year) his third straight winner in $35,000 Roosevelt Trot at Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, L.I., N.Y.
Britain's speed-minded Don Campbell hit 186 mph in his turbo-jet speedboat Bluebird in unofficial test run on placid Lake Ullswater, England, a speed faster than the listed world record (see page 18).
DIED—Jerry Hoyt, 26, colorful, top-ranking auto racing driver, onetime soapbox derby competitor; of injuries received when car crashed into retaining wall during race at Oklahoma City. Teammate of Indianapolis 500 Winner Bob Sweikert, Hoyt led AAA Midwest big car point standings when he died.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Tim Flock, Atlanta, NASCAR 200-lap race, in 1:43.17, in 1955 Chrysler, Morristown, N.J.
Norm Nelson, Racine, Wis., AAA 150-m. stockcar race, in 1:58.28.88, with 76.2-mph avg. speed (new record), in 1955 Chrysler, Milwaukee.
Al Herman, Allentown, Pa., AAA Mike Nazaruk Memorial 50-m. race, in 46:54.39, Reading, Pa.
Al Andrews, 6-round TKO over Irish Don Jones, middle-weights, Superior, Wis.
Stan Harrington, 10-round decision over Ernie Greer, welterweights, Honolulu.
Kenny Lane, 10-round decision over Jimmy Ford, lightweights, Miami Beach.
Joey Lopes, 6-round TKO over Davey Gallardo, light-weights, Sacramento, Calif.
Willie Pep, 10-round decision over Hector Rodriguez, featherweights, Bridgeport, Conn.
South Jersey Anglers Assn. Atlantic City Marlin tournament, with 113.6 pts., Atlantic City, N.J.
Bobby Rankin, Zanesville, O., over Jack Zimmerman, 1 up, Ohio Amateur, Zanesville.
Glen Johnson, Grosse lle, Mich., over John Kurach, 3 & 2, Michigan Amateur, Jackson, Mich.
SCOTT FROST: $15,000 Old Country Trot, 1 m., by 1½ lengths, in 2:03 4/5, Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, L.I., N.Y. Joe O'Brien, driver.
QUICK CHIEF: $15,000 Adios Pace, 1 m., by head, in 2:01 4 5, Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, L.I., N.Y. Billy Haughton, driver.
MISSTODD: $30,400 Lassie Stakes, 5½ f., by 3 lengths, in 1:04 3/5, Hollywood Pk., Inglewood, Calif. Ray York up.
HI-SAG: $24,110 N.J. Futurity, 5½ f., by 4 lengths, in 1:06 1/5, Monmouth Pk., Oceanport, N.J. Willie Hartackup.
INSOUCIANT: $23,075 Modesty Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by 2 lengths, in 1:43 2/5, Arlington Pk., Arlington Heights, III. Billie Fisk up.
MR. TURF: $22,550 Wilson Handicap, 6 f., by 1 length, in 1:11 3/5, Saratoga-at-Jamaica, N.Y. Jim Nichols up.
Such Crust III, owned by Jack Schafer & piloted by Walter Kadie, Intl. Trophy Race, with 1,100 pts., St. Clair, Mich.
Welcome, piloted by William Edgar John. Rye., N.Y., Robert R. Martin Memorial Trophy predicted log race, with 98.46% accuracy, Greenwich, Conn.
Hank Vogel, Webster, N.Y., 205-hydroplane Gold Helmet Trophy race, with 4:51.7 avg. time in two 5-m. heats; 135-cu.-in. hydroplane open, with 5:24.3 avg. time in two 5-m. heats, Valleyfield regatta, Valleyfield, Que.
Geoff Duke, England, Dutch Tourist Trophy race, on Italian Gilera Assen, The Netherlands.
(Natl, championships, Philadelphia)
Rudy Jezek, Nyac, 150-lb. quarter-mile singles, in 1:17.2.
William Knecht, Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia, quarter-mile singles, in 1:20.
Tom Smith, Leander Boat Club, Hamilton, Ont., 150-lb. singles, in 8:08.
Bob and Ambrose Callahan, Nyac, sr. paired oars without coxswain, in 7:45.
Tom Darcy and Tom Langan, Penn AC, 150-lb. double sculls, in 7:42.
Tom Mcdonough, Fairmount Rowing Assn., Philadelphia, Assn. sr. singles, in 8:03.4.
Walter Hoover Jr. and James Mclntosh, Detroit Boat Club, sr. 150-lb. doubles, in 7:30.5.
West Side Rowing Club, Buffalo, N.Y., 4-oar without coxswain, in 6:57; 150-lb. 8-oared shells, in 6:45; 4-oar with coxswain, in 7:25; 150-lb. 4-oar with coxswain, in 7:39.
Vesper Boat Club, Philadelphia, sr. eights, in 6:25.4; 150-lb. quadruple sculls, in 7:18; sr. quadruple sculls, in 6:35.6; intermediate 8-oared shells, in 6:58.1.
Fairmount Rowing Club, Philadelphia, pair-oared shells with coxswain, in 8:40.
Indianapolis Ac, Natl. AAU women's jr. 400-meter medley relay, in 5:47.1, Ohio Valley championships, Louisville, Ky.
(Middle Atlantic States AAU meet, Reading, Pa.)
Frank Brunell, Vesper Swim Club, Philadelphia, 105-yd. freestyle; 210-yd. freestyle; 105-yd. backstroke; 105-yd. butterfly.
Harold Begel, Pottstown, Pa., 105-yd. individual medley.
Dolly Hill, Philadelphia, 105-yd. women's individual medley; 105-yd. women's backstroke.
Vesper Swim Club, Philadelphia, team title, with 23 pts.
Art Larsen, San Leandro, Calif., over Enrique Morea, 6-2. 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, intl. men's singles, Gstad, Switzerland.
Jaroslav Drobny, Egypt, over Mervyn Rose, 6-2, 6-0, 6-3, men's singles, D√ºsseldorf, Germany.
Doris Hart, Coral Gables, Fla., over Erika Vollmer, 6-2, 6-1, women's singles, D√ºsseldorf, Germany.
Mrs. Frances (Bunny) Vosters, Philadelphia, over Belmar Gunderson, 6-0, 6-2, Middle States women's singles, Philadelphia.
Louise Brough, Beverly Hills, Calif, and Mrs. Margaret Du Pont, Wilmington, Del., over Barbara Green and Mrs. Vosters, 6-2, 6-8, 6-3, Middle States women's doubles, Philadelphia.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending July 17)
1. New York
6. Kansas City
3. New York
5 St. Louis