CEREMONIES AT THE SHRINE
Baseball pays tribute to six more of its alltime greats in the traditional manner—posting plaques in its Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y. to commemorate their deeds
Joe Dimaggio, 40, hit in record 56 consecutive games, batted .325 and produced 361 homers in 13 seasons with Yankees. DiMaggio has an interest in a San Francisco restaurant.
Ted Lyons, 54, won 260 games as a major league pitcher in 21 years with the Chicago White Sox after he was signed off the campus of Baylor University. Lyons is now a scout for the White Sox.
August 7, 1955
Ray Schalk, 62, was star catcher for the White Sox from 1912 to 1928 and caught 100 or more games 11 seasons in succession. He operates a bowling alley in Chicago today.
Frank (Home Run) Baker, 69, got nickname by winning two World Series games for Athletics against Giants with homers in 1911, hit 93 in 13 years to lead "dead ball" era. He is a farmer now.
Dazzy Vance, 62, fireballing Dodger right-hander, led National League in strikeouts seven straight years (1922-28) and won 197 big league games. Dazzy runs a fishing camp in Homosassa Springs, Fla.
Gabby Hartnett, 54, caught nearly 2,000 games in 19 years (1922-40) with Chicago Cubs, whom he also managed to a pennant. Like Schalk he owns bowling alley in Chicago.
U.S. STARS GET IN THE SWIM
National AAU championships at Los Angeles produce some record times and encouraging prospects for next year's Olympic struggle
Breaststroke Ace Bob Mattson of North Carolina State churns homeward on final lap in the 200-meter event an easy winner. Mattson, who has recorded the fastest time this year for 200 yards, posted an American record—2:46.8—in the race.
Backstroke Star Yoshi Oyakawa, who already holds two world marks, was a double winner at Los Angeles. The talented Hawaiian took 200-meter backstroke in 2:26.1 to establish U.S. long course record, won at 100 meters in meet record time.
THE HORSY SET
FOR ADIOS HARRY: A WORLD RECORD
With Driver Morris MacDonald in the sulky, the fastest pacer in racing today sets a world mark of 3:04 2/5 in winning the 1½-mile Nassau Pace at Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, N.Y.
FOR GREYHOUND: A BIRTHDAY PARTY
One of history's great trotters celebrates his 23rd birthday with cake, friends at Sportsman's Park, Cicero, Ill. Greyhound lives these days in an air-conditioned knotty-pine stall.
FOR NASHUA: AN EASY GALLOP
Loafing several furlongs with Exercise Boy William McCleary in the saddle, William Woodward's bay colt takes it easy at Saratoga, as he prepares for race with Swaps, August. 31.
FOR SWAPS: A TRAIN RIDE
Posing with Trainer Meshach Tenney, Rex Ellsworth's red chestnut colt stands in boxcar stall at Chicago where he will run in the American Derby, then duel with Nashua.