Harold Connolly, husky Boston AA hammer thrower, got off heave of 209 feet 7 inches, bettered own unofficial U.S. record by nearly three feet at Cambridge, Mass.
Hungarian quartet of Ferenc Mikes, Laszlo Tabori, Istvan Rozsavolgyi and Sandor Iharos tore through 6,000-meter relay in swift 15:14.8, set world mark for distance at Budapest.
Later in week, Rozsavolgyi sped 2,000 meters in 5:02.2, cracked another world record.
October 9, 1955
Albert Ivanov, durable Russian Army athlete, plodded 25,000 meters in 1:17:34 for world standard at Moscow.
Harry Bickford, Hampton, Va. racer, bounced his boat Skip along at 57.414 mph for one-mile run, established world record for D service runabouts at Elizabeth City, N.C.
Masaru Furukawa and Takashi Ishimoto, speedy Nippon University swimmers, made wholesale assault on world marks, broke six between them at Tokyo. Furukawa's records, all in breaststroke: 200 meters in 2:31; 220 yards in 2:31.9; 100 yards in 1:01.4; 100 meters in 1:08.2. Ishimoto's records, in butterfly: 200 meters in 2:20.8; 220 yards in 2:21.6.
New York Yankees got off to fast start in World Series, took first two games from Brooklyn Dodgers at Yankee Stadium behind careful pitching of Whitey Ford and Tommy Byrne. Veteran part-time First Baseman Joe Collins hit two home runs, Rookie Elston Howard one, to win opener 6-5 for Ford despite similar clouts by Carl Furillo and Duke Snider, spectacular steal of home by still-agile Jackie Robinson. Second game went to Yankees 4-2 as Byrne handcuffed Brooklyn sluggers with five hits, knocked in winning runs with fourth-inning bases-loaded single against Billy Loes. Series moved to Ebbets Field where Dodgers took heart, ripped off three straight victories. Johnny Podres, who had not pitched complete game since June 14, stopped Yankees with seven hits, won 8-3 with help of homer by roly-poly Roy Campanella. Brooklyn bats got hot in fourth game, accounted for 14 hits. Snider's three-run homer provided winning runs for Reliefer Clem Labine in 8-5 game. Campy and Gil Hodges also homered while Snider ranged width and breadth of Ebbets Field to rob Yanks of base hits. The Duke continued his heavy cannonading in fifth game, hit two more home runs (his eighth and ninth in Series play, tops for National League players), helped Roger Craig, with assist from ever-present Labine, win 5-3, gave Dodgers 3-2 lead as teams returned to Stadium. Manager Casey Stengel, with back to wall, staked all on Ford, and lefthander responded with four-hit 5-1 victory to even score. All New York runs came in first inning (three on Bill Skowron's home run) when hungry Yankees knocked out fast-balling Rookie Karl Spooner. Next day Dodgers stormed back, beat Yankees to win first World Series.
Leo Durocher, trigger-tempered former manager of New York Giants, undertook unfamiliar role of "conservative, quiet executive," signed reported $52,000 per year contract with NBC as talent relations expert, sport's commentator and good-will ambassador but left door open for return to baseball: "I reserve a woman's prerogative to change my mind."
Michigan used ground game effectively, broke 7-7 deadlock with third-period touchdown by Quarterback Jim Maddock to edge Michigan State 14-7 before 97,239 at Ann Arbor, Mich, (see page 50).
Wisconsin's rangy Dave Howard caught three touchdown passes, set up fourth score with interception, ruined Iowa's Big Ten hopes with relentless defensive play, led Badgers to 37-14 win at Madison, Wis.
Oklahoma's deceptive and fast-moving offense, paced by Tom McDonald, Bob Burris and Clendon Thomas, rolled over stubborn Pitt for three first-half scores, held on to outscore rallying Panthers 26-14 at Norman, Okla., extended Sooner unbeaten streak to 21, longest in nation.
Notre Dame, with Quarterback Paul Hornung running for one touchdown, passing for another, overpowered Indiana 19-0 at South Bend, Ind.
Army, showing .signs of being best in East, outclassed Penn State 35-6 at West Point, N.Y. as fast-charging line starred on defense, versatile Backs Don Holleder and Pat Uebel led attack.
Maryland's stocky pass-flinging Frank Tamburello clicked on two payoff tosses, helped powerful Terrapins outscore Baylor 20-6 at Waco, Texas, kept Coach Jim Tatum's team in No. 1 spot in AP poll.
Georgia Tech's Toppy Vann, in as replacement for injured Wade Mitchell, scored all three touchdowns, gave Engineers 20-7 win over SMU at Atlanta.
LSU and Rice put on exciting show at Houston, Texas, battled to 20-20 deadlock. LSU's M. C. Reynolds hit Vince Gonzalez with 18-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds to play, earned tie for Tigers.
Stanford rolled 71 yards for touchdown first time it got ball, spent rest of game holding Ohio State's All-America Howard (Hopalong) Cassady in check, squeezed out 6-0 upset win at Palo Alto, Calif.
UCLA, with Tailback Ronnie Knox on bench nursing injured shoulder, hardly missed talented junior, bounced back from Maryland defeat to clobber Washington State 55-0 at Pullman, Wash.
Washington Redskins roared to four touchdowns in third quarter, upset Philadelphia Eagles 31-30 on Vic Janowicz's 20-yard field goal in final period at Philadelphia to take over Eastern Division lead in National Football League.
Baltimore Colts got professional performances from Rookie George Shaw, who tossed two touchdown passes, and line-busting neophyte Alan Ameche, who scored twice, surprised favored Detroit Lions 28-13 before 40,000 at Baltimore.
Les Richter's dramatic 33-yard field goal (his second of game) as time ran out put Los Angeles Rams out in front 27-26, frustrated Pittsburgh Steelers in wild game at Los Angeles. Earlier in week, Steelers nosed out Chicago Cardinals 14-7 on last-minute pass from Jimmy Finks to Ray Mathews.
Green Bay Packers continued to confound rivals, upset favored Chicago Bears 24-3 for second victory as Tobin Rote fired pair of touchdown passes, scored on short plunge at Green Bay, Wis.
Cleveland Browns' sharpshooting Otto Graham served up accurate passes while bone-crushing Ed (Big Mo) Modzelewski shattered feeble San Francisco line to overwhelm 49ers 38-3 at San Francisco.
Chicago Cardinals turned two long passes by Quarterback Lamar McHan, 65-yard dash by Halfback Dave Mann into 28-17 win over New York Giants at Chicago.
Chuck Spieser, onetime Michigan State intercollegiate light-heavyweight champion, caught up to veteran Willie Troy in fifth, battered his rival with jolting blows, won by TKO at Washington, D.C. Another ex-college star, 1955 NCAA heavyweight titleholder Crowe Peele of LSU, made pro debut on same card, impressed with four-round TKO over Jimmy Brown.
Floyd Patterson, quick-handed Brooklyn light heavyweight, unloaded rapid combinations to floor outclassed Dave Whitlock twice in second round, scored easy victory when referee stopped bout in third at San Francisco.
Bobby Boyd, lanky young middleweight short-ender, picked off wild-swinging power-puncher Gene Fullmer with sharp rights, accurate lefts, earned unanimous decision in action-packed 10-rounder at Chicago.
Eddie Arcaro, crafty little jockey with most able hands in business, had profitable day at Belmont Park, N.Y., booted home winners in two big stake races for $8,862 payday. Slick-riding Arcaro got his first score aboard Claiborne Farm's Doubledogdare, winning by length in $60,580 Matron Stakes, came back aboard Clifford Mooers' fast-striding Traffic Judge to outduel Conn McCreary and Paper Tiger in $58,100 Woodward Stakes.
Sea O Erin, Hasty House Farms' colt, led from start but Jockey Ken Church needed driving finish to hold off Smoke Screen in $54,700 Charles W. Bidwill Memorial Handicap at Hawthorne, Chicago.
Cornelius Shields, white-haired banker-yachtsman, maneuvered Stardust to pair of victories, led Long Island Sound International One-Design skippers to 4-1 triumph over Royal Bermuda Yacht Club sailors as U.S. won Amorita Cup for eighth time at Rye, N.Y. Veteran Sailor Shields then loaned his sloop Aileen to Bermuda's Sir N. Bayard Dill, used Bus Mosbacher's Susan to beat rival 2-0 in special match races.
Guy Lombardo's blue-and-yellow Tempo VII, with speed-loving Danny Foster at wheel, roared down windswept Pasquotank River, outsped Joe Schoenith's Gale V by more than 300 yards to win International Cup regatta at Elizabeth City, N.C.
Max Evans, little-known 34-year-old Utica, Mich, pro, moved into contention on third round, finished with three-under-par 67 to whip hot-tempered Tommy Bolt of Chattanooga and Don Fairfield of Casey, Ill. by three strokes in Long Island Rotary Open at Huntington, N.Y.
John Wood Platt, 57-year-old Bethlehem, Pa. insurance man, lost only one hole, overwhelmed George Studinger of San Francisco 5 and 4 to win USGA senior championship at Nashville, Tenn.
Tony Trabert, target of professional promoters since he won national championship, dropped first set (4-6) to old sparring partner Vic Seixas, stormed back to take next three (6-3, 6-4, 7-5) for Pacific Coast title at Berkeley, Calif., settled down to ponder offers to turn pro.
Clarence Faulk, 52-year-old duck-and-goose-caller manufacturer from Lake Charles, La., split autumn air with piercing "screamer" and "high ball," followed with low-pitched "murmur" and "chuckle" of contented fowl, won world goose-calling championship at Missouri Valley, Iowa.
DIED—James Dean, 24, Hollywood movie star (East of Eden), daring sports-car racer; of injuries suffered when his new $7,000 Porsche Spyder was involved in crash with another car at Cholame, Calif.
DIED—Allen Drumheller Sr., 61, prominent Walla Walla, Wash, horse trainer, first chairman of Washington State Racing Commission? onetime world champion rodeo star; of heart attack, at San Francisco, Calif. Drumheller saddled 643 winners who earned $2,424,702 in 15 years, ranked fourth among U.S. trainers in 1955.
DIED—Herbert L. Stone, 84, dean of American yachting writers, publisher of magazine Yachting, author (America's Cup Races, The Yachtman's Handbook), founding member of Cruising Club of America, instrumental in reviving biennial Bermuda ocean race; after brief illness, in New York.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Chuck Rodee, Chicago, AAA 50-m. natl. championship midget race, in 46:42.33, Williams Grove, Pa. Runner-up: Bill Boyd, Pontiac, Mich.
Johnny Thomson, Springfield, Mass., AAA 20-m. big car race, in 14:45.25, Trenton, N.J. Runner-up: Hank Rogers, Fords, N.J.
Minneapolis Millers (American Assn.) over Rochester Red Wings (Intl. League), 9-4, Little World Series, 4 games to 3, Minneapolis.
Mobile Bears (Southern Assn.) over Shreveport (Texas League), 9-2, Dixie Series, in 4 straight, Mobile, Ala.
Wichita Bombers over Hawaii Red Sox, 7-4, in 11 innings, Global World Series of Semipro Baseball, Milwaukee.
Ft. McPherson, Ga. over Ft. Hood, Tex., 9-0, all-Army championship, Ft. Belvoir, Va.
Joe Rowan, 10-round split decision over Mike Hammer, heavyweights. Miami Beach.
Neal Rivers, 10-round decision over Bobby Dawson, middleweights, New York.
Seraphin Ferrer, 8-round KO over Johnny Butterworth, lightweights, Paris.
Richard (Kid) Howard, 10-round decision over Basil Marie, lightweights, Halifax.
Jimmy Soo, 8-round decision over Charley Slaughter, lightweights, Philadelphia.
Willie Pep, 10-round decision over Henry (Pappy) Gault, featherweights, Holyoke, Mass.
Tanny Campo, 10-round decision over Baby Moe Mario, bantamweights, Stockton, Calif.
Ch. Taylor's Dark Knight (cocker spaniel), best-in-show, Westbury Kennel Assn. show, Westbury, N.Y.
Strathglass Bethesda, best-in-breed, Welsh Terrier Club of America specialty show, Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
Ch. Rebel Invader (Scottish terrier), best-in-show, Suffolk County Kennel Club show, Huntington, N.Y.
Burrill's Black Sheba (black labrador), Spokane Retriever Club open all-age stake, Cheney, Wash.
Hamilton 40-Ottawa 0
Montreal 30-Toronto 28
Saskatchewan 24-Br. Col. 9
Winnipeg 12-Edmonton 0
EGYPTIAN PRINCESS: $17,510 Walnut Hall Stud, in straight heats, Lexington, Ky. Earl Avery, driver.
SWEET TALK: $14,960 Hanover Filly Stake, in split heats, Lexington, Ky. Curly Smart, driver.
Adios Harry, over Adios Boy, in $7,500 match race, in 2:03 for mile, Batavia Downs, N.Y.
Detroit Red Wings over Natl. Hockey League All-Stars, 3-1, Detroit.
HAPPY NEW YEAR: $31,375 Absecon Island Stakes, 1 m., by 3/4 length, in 1:39 2/5, Atlantic City, N.J. Jack Westrope up.
OIL PAINTING: $25,200 Step Lightly Handicap, 6 f., by ½ length, in 1:11, Belmont Pk., N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.
MR. SULLIVAN: $25,000 San Jose Handicap, 6 f., by ½ length, in 1:09 3/5, Bay Meadows, San Mateo, Calif. George Taniguchi up.
Kimberling, ridden by RAYMOND BURR, grand championship award, with 30 pts., Westchester CC show, Rye, N.Y.
Veiko Karvonen, Finland, 26-m., 385-yd. Marathon-to-Athens, in 2:27.30 (new record), Athens.
Casey Tibbs, Ft. Pierre, S.Dak., all-round championship, Ak-Sar-Ben Rodeo, Omaha.
Brooklyn Hispanos 4-Philadelphia Uhrik Truckers 3
Newark Portuguese 3-Hakoah 0
New York Americans 6-Baltimore Rockets 0
Ludlow 1-Brookhattan 0
(Pacific Coast championships, Berkeley, Calif.)
Tony Trabert, Cincinnati and VIC SEIXAS, Philadelphia over Enrique Morea and Roger Becker, 6-3, 6-4, men's doubles.
Angela Mortimer, England over Shirley Bloomer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, women's singles.
Miss Mortimer and Angela Buxton, England over Miss Bloomer and Barbara Bradley. 7-5, 6-3, women's doubles.
Henry H. Laskau, New York, Natl. AAU sr. 15-kilo. walk, in 1:14.46, Atlantic City, N.J.
HOW 200 U.S. FOOTBALL TEAMS FARED LAST WEEK
Alfred 12—Cortland T. 0
Amherst 20—Union 6
Army 35—Penn State 6
Bethany 28—W. Va. Wes. 6
Buffalo 26—Brockport T. 0
Coast Guard 32—Norwich 9
Colgate 21—Cornell 6
Conn. 10—Boston U. 7
Delaware St. 13—Kings 0
Dickinson 6—Swarthmore 0
F&M 14—J. Hopkins 7
Gettysburg 27—Bucknell 6
Hamilton 27—RPI 0
Harvard 60—Mass. 6
Haverford 7—Wagner 6
Hobart 44—Allegheny 7
Holy Cross 29—Dartmouth 21
Juniata 14—Moravian 6
Lafayette 41—Carnegie T. 14
Leb. Valley 14—Wilkes 6
Lehigh 19—Delaware 13
Maine 34—Vermont 0
Middlebury 20—Colby 19
Muhlenberg 26—Albright 13
N. Hamp. 13—Rhode Is. 13
N eastern 26—Bates 0
PMC 25—W. Maryland 6
Princeton 20—Columbia 7
St. Lawrence 19—Hofstra 0
St. Vincent 7—Clarion T. 0
Scranton 20—Temple 6
Slippery R. 33—Edinboro 14
Springfield 20—Brandeis 7
Trinity 35—Bowdoin 14
Tufts 33—Wesleyan 25
Upsala 25—Bridgeport 0
Ursinus 30—Susquehanna 6
Waynesburg 8—Geneva 7
W. Virginia 46—W. Forest 0
Williams 12—Rochester 7
Yale 27—Brown 20
SOUTH & SOUTHWEST
Auburn 13—Florida 0
Chattanooga 10—Miss. S. 0
Clemson 26—Georgia 7
Davidson 6—The Citadel 2
Duke 21—Tennessee 0
Fla. A&M 80—Benedict 6
Geo. Wash. 13—Virginia 0
Hard.-S. 39—N.Mex. A&M 0
Howard 20—Sewanee 14
Kentucky 28—Villanova 0
LSU 20—Rice 20
Maryland 20—Baylor 6
Maryland St. 6—Hampton 0
Miami 34—Fla. St. 0
Mississippi 33—N.Tex. St. 0
Miss. St. 33—Memph. St. 0
Navy 26—S. Carolina 0
N.Carolina 25—N.Car.St. 18
Prairie View 60—Bishop 0
Richmond 21—VMI 0
Tampa 38—Troy St. 0
Texas A&M 21—Houston 3
TCU 26—Arkansas 0
Texas West. 34—N. Mex. 0
Tulane 21—Northwestern 0
Vanderbilt 21—Alabama 6
Virginia T.14—Wm. & Mary 7
Wofford 27—Furman 6
Bowl. Gr. 35—W. Michigan 0
Butler 26—Indiana St. 19
Dayton 26—Kent St. 13
Detroit 41—Wichita 0
Illinois 40—Iowa St. 0
Marquette 13—Tulsa 0
Miami (O.) 13—Xavier (O.) 12
Michigan 14—Michigan St. 7
Nebraska 16—Kansas St. 0
Notre Dame 19—Indiana 0
Purdue 7—Minnesota 6
Ohio U. 40—Toledo 13
Oklahoma 26—Pitt 14
Texas T. 24—Okla. A&M 6
Utah 20—Missouri 14
Wash. (St. L.) 20—Wabash 14
Wheaton 78—Elmhurst 3
Wisconsin 37—Iowa 14
Wooster 27—Kenyon 6
Arizona 47—Idaho 14
California 27—Penn 7
Col.-Pac. 27—Cincinnati 13
Colorado 12—Kansas 0
Colo. A&M 20—Denver 19
Idaho St. 28—Mont. St. 14
Montana 27—Brig. Young 13
S. California 19—Texas 7
Stanford 6—Ohio St. 0
UCLA 55—Washington St. 0
Washington 19—Oregon 7
Wyoming 21—Utah St. 13
FOOTBALL'S TOP TEN
4—Georgia Tech (9)
5—Notre Dame (4)
8—Texas Christian (5)
10—Southern California (3)
RUNNERS-UP: 11, West Virginia (13) 380; 12, Navy 289; 13, Duke (3) 176; 14, Auburn 66; 15, Miami (Fla.) 61.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
2. Chi. Cards
6. New York
1. Los Angeles
1. Green Bay
4. San Francisco
4. Chicago Bears