Don Ferrarese, young rookie lefthander, lost 2-1 but made most of initial start for Baltimore Orioles, striking out 13 Cleveland Indians for best first-game American League performance since Bob Feller fanned 15 in 1937.
Mrs. W. Pepper Constable, newly ranked No. 1 among U.S. squash racquets players, comes by her ability naturally. Her mother Mrs. William Howe was a three-time national champion; twin sister Peggy won titles in 1952 and 1953.
Dave Sime, after hustling to world record for 220-yard low hurdles (see page 39), held still long enough to greet his beaming parents with boyish exuberance: "I never felt so good in all my life...I was laughing when I was running."
Vassily Smyslov, scholarly Russian doubledome who held World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik to tie in 1953, won the challengers' chess tournament at Amsterdam, and the right to face longtime titleholder again next year.
May 13, 1956
Jockey Dave Erb, who waited "17 long years" to boot home his first Kentucky Derby winner, happily told TV viewers: "I always wondered what I would say if I ever got into this circle. Now that I'm here, I don't know what to say."