June 18, 1956
June 18, 1956

Table of Contents
June 18, 1956

Mantle Of The Babe
  • Some old champions improve with age. Thus Swaps sets a new mile record at Hollywood Park and Archie Moore defends his title by scoring the 88th knockout of his career in London. But the overpowering onrush of youth is one of sport's inevitable and most exciting dramas, exemplified last week by a 21-year-old Floyd Patterson battering his way a step nearer the coveted heavyweight championship. And by the brawny young man at the right, Mickey Charles Mantle, who eyes the most famous baseball record of all: Ruth's magic 60

Events & Discoveries
Tip From The Top
Track & Field
Horse Racing
The Outdoor Week
Fish Prints
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


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.

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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.

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.