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FOR THE RECORD

June 11, 1956
June 11, 1956

Table of Contents
June 11, 1956

American League
  • So says SI Correspondent James Murray, emboldened by the booming bats of the Nationals in a week of 132 home runs. The formulator of Murray's Law, which sees baseball history as a series of recurrent cycles, Murray is no junior circuit upstart but a deadly serious fan who (in the days before his current disenchantment) named his oldest son for Ted Williams. Fan Murray is fully prepared to defend his stand all summer long, if need be, against all serious dissenters. His only request is that all letter writers include, as prima-facie evidence of their true qualifications and earnestness of purpose, either the used stub of a big league admission ticket or the tuning knob of their TV set

Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Preview
Indianapolis "500"
Tennis
Horse Racing
Baseball
Nature
The Outdoor Week
Boxing
Horses
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING
Carroll Shelby, Dallas, 100-m. sports car race, with 84.1 mph avg. speed, in Ferrari Monza, Ft. Worth.

This is an article from the June 11, 1956 issue Original Layout

BOXING

Nino Valdes, 8-round TKO over Ken Hammer, heavyweights, Charlotte, N.C.
Charley Cotton, 10-round decision over Joey Giardello, middleweights, New York.

GAELIC FOOTBALL
County Dublin, over County Kerry, 21-7, New York.

GOLF

Mason Rudolph, Clarksville, Tenn., over Jack Parnell, 6 and 4, Western Amateur, Nashville.
Marlene Bauer Hagge, Sarasota, Fla., Churchill Valley Invitational, with 293 for 72 holes, Pittsburgh.

HARNESS RACING
HILLSOTA: $10,000 Triple Crown Pace (first leg), 1 m., by head, in 2:02 2/5, Rosecroft, Bill Fleming, driver.

HORSE RACING

SEA O ERIN: $44,100 Balmoral Citation Handicap, 1 3/16 m., by nose, in 1:59 4/5, Balmoral at Washington Pk., Ill. Ken Church up.
LYCKA: $30,950 Betsy Ross Stakes, 6 f., by nose, in 1:09 4/5, Garden State Pk., N.J. Nick Shuk up.
TERRANG: $29,700 Will Rogers Stakes, 1 m., by head, in 1:35 1/5, Hollywood Pk., Calif. Willie Shoemaker up.
CHEVATION: $25,000 Dixie Handicap, 1 3/8 m., by nose, in 2:17 2/5, Pimlico, Md. Chris Rogers up.
PRINCESS TURIA: $24,700 Black Eyed Susan Stakes, 1 1/16 m., by 4½ lengths, in 1:45 3/5, Pimlico. Willie Hartack up.

SHOOTING
(World pigeon shooting championships, Rome)

Emmanuel Vafidis, Egypt, men's title, with 25 out of 25.
Maria Morenes, Spain, women's title, with 17 out of 20.
France, team title, with 54 out of 60.

TENNIS
Tony Trabert, over Pancho Gonzales, 4 matches to 2, but GONZALES wins World Pro Tour, 74-27.

(Davis Cup European Zone quarter-finals)

France 4-Germany 1
Great Britain 3-Chile 2
Italy 4-Denmark 1
Sweden leads Belgium, 3-0