Bob Friend, strong-armed young Pittsburgh righthander who has kept the Pirates in race for National League lead, outpitched veteran Murry Dickson to beat St. Louis 2-0 in 11 innings, became first major leaguer to win 10 games.
Archie Moore successfully defended light heavyweight title in London, next day donned top hat and swallow-tailed morning coat provided by Covent Garden tailor, hustled off to mix with fellow celebrities at Epsom Derby.
Bob Backus, broad-backed NYAC muscleman with exclusive grip on 56-pound weight throw record, whirled off toss of 44 feet two inches at Metropolitan AAU meet in New York to break own unofficial world standard by 8½ inches.
Marlene Bauer Hagge, one half of shapely pro golfing sister act, had fine week at Virginia Beach, setting 72-hole world record for women with her 286 while on way to piling up plus 50 points to win the 90-hole Triangle round-robin.
June 17, 1956
George Pocock, Seattle, Wash. racing shell builder and rigger for last five U.S. Olympic crews, was voted winner of annual award for "meritorious service to rowing" in poll conducted by Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Chamber of Commerce.