WAS IT THE PENNANT?
Kiner slid his hand up the bat and jumped back from the plate. The umpire lifted his left leg and turned to get out of the way. Berra whirled and caught the ghastly sight through the bars of his mask. "Is this the end?" he might have asked. "Is this the pennant?" Whitey Ford's wild pitch crashed into the grandstand wall and Cleveland's winning run scored, leaving the Yankees mired in second place. (See BASEBALL, page 44)
SAILING QUEEN AND HER COURT
The biggest prize in women's sailing, the Mrs. Charles Francis Adams cup, symbol of North American supremacy, went to the tiniest skipper, four-foot 11-inch Toni Monetti, the 18-year-old pride of Long Island's Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, a consistent winner of sailing titles since she was only 13
September 18, 1955
Trophy presentation to Winner Monetti is made by Mrs. Henry S. Morgan, wife of president of North American Yacht Racing Union, daughter of cup donor, Mrs. Charles Francis Adams. With Toni, crew members Drake, Macy, Thomson, Walker.
Competing crews from all over the U.S. gather for an informal group portrait after three days of sailing International 210s at the American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. The lady sailors are: (front row, left to right) Mrs. William Bents of the Forth Worth (Tex.) Boat Club, Mrs. Robert Hill of the Fort Worth BC, Miss Chrissie Drake of the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, Skipper Monetti, Miss Jane Hurndell of the Newport Harbor (Calif.) Yacht Club, Miss Mary Jane Ellis, skipper of the Eastern Point (Mass.) Yacht Club team, Mrs. Connie Pilling, skipper of the Mantoloking (N.J.) Yacht Club team and Miss Pat O'Malley of the Mantoloking YC; (second row) Mrs. Earl Collings of the Fort Worth BC, Miss Dianne McFarland of the Fort Worth BC, Miss Zandra Walker of the Manhasset Bay YC, Miss Jill Thomson of the Manhasset Bay YC, Miss Ruth Haskell, skipper of the Newport Harbor YC team, Mrs. Alice Quick of the Newport Harbor YC, Mrs. Eleanor Brumder Stark of Pine Lake (Wis.) Yacht Club, Miss Carol Gallum, skipper of Pine Lake YC team, and Mrs. Jane Chance of Mantoloking YC; (back row) Mrs. Hal Latti-more, skipper of Fort Worth BC team, Mrs. Gordon Gibbs of Beverly (Mass.) Yacht Club, Mrs. William Saltonstall, skipper of Beverly YC team, Mrs. Cortland Converse of the Beverly YC, Miss Frances Macy of Manhasset Bay YC, Mrs. Marjorie Morris of Newport Harbor YC (substitute from American YC), Mrs. Nancy Cooke of Eastern Point YC, Miss Marion Childs, Eastern Point YC, Mrs. Harriet Holdsworth of Eastern Point YC, Mrs. Ruth Reeb of Mantoloking YC, Miss Beachy Brumder of Pine Lake YC and Mrs. Maynard Meyer of Pine Lake YC.
Under a battery of floodlights, golfers of all ages and skills make self-improvement a family affair as they drive off from the huge double-decked Darien (Conn.) Golf Range. To meet booming business, Owner Pete Zangrillo buys 12,000 balls a year and employs six boys to retrieve the 11,200 balls whacked daily by 200 customers.
The national fly and bait casting championships at St. Louis attracted 278 anglers from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, but instead of fish the targets were rings on the water to test accuracy, a ball field for distance efforts. While champions like Jon Tarantino (upper left) who won skish, trout-fly distance and men's all-distance with a 3,334-foot total were crowned, the tournament brought out a wide variety of techniques and contortions as exhibited here by five other contestants.