Art Ditmar,Kansas City right-hander, was handed 13-run cushion by Athletics in secondinning, showed his appreciation by setting Chicago down with one hit as hebreezed to easy 15-1 victory in best-pitched game of week.
Barbara Romack(SI cover, April 16), pretty lady golfer, continued to play like "littletiger," overwhelming Mrs. George Downing 11 and 9 to capture CaliforniaWomen's Amateur title for second time at South San Francisco.
Bill Pearson,pint-sized jockey who has ridden in 10 countries and has conquered Matterhorn,used his knowledge of art to win TV's $64,000 Question, had less luck atLaurel, where he finished second aboard Sickle's Sound.
Glenn Hall,quick-moving 24-year-old Detroit Red Wing goalie who scored 12 shutouts, wasnamed winner of Calder Trophy and $1,000 as National Hockey League'soutstanding rookie. Runner-up: New York Rangers' Andy Hebenton.
April 29, 1956
Dr. HannesLindemann, adventurous German physician, arrived in Hamburg with homemadeover-sized canoe to claim unusual feat of seamanship: crossing of Atlantic fromLiberia to Haiti in his decked-over craft in space of 65 days.