For The Record

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

For The Record


This is an article from the June 18, 1956 issue Original Layout

Jean Behra and Louis Rosier, France, 695-m. Ile de France, in 3-liter Maserati, with 91.2 mph avg. speed, Monthlhery.
Umberto Maglioli, Italy, Targa Florio sports car race, in Porsche 1,500, Palermo.

Bobby Boyd, 10-round TKO over Milo Savage, middleweights, Chicago.

Nicholas Ludington, Harvard, over William L. Van Alen Jr., 6-5, 6-1, 6-4, for James H. Van Alen Cup, Manhasset, N.Y.

(National championships, New York)

Salle Santelli team of Dr. Tibor Nyilas, Alex Treves, Robert Blum and Sol Gorlin, saber team title.
Fencers Club team of Dr. Daniel Bukantz, Austin Prokop, Nathaniel Lubell and Aubrey Seeman, foil team title.
Salle Csiszar team of Paul Makles, Dick Dyer and Alan Ruben, epee team title.
S. California team of Mrs. Maxine Mitchell and Mrs. Janice Romary, women's team title.
U.S. Air Force team of Lt. Robert Goldman (foil), Airman Henry Kolwrat (epee) and Col. Thomas Carhart (saber), three-weapon team title.


Peter Thomson, Australia, over Gene Littler and Cary Middlecoff, in sudden-death playoff, Texas Intl. Open, Dallas.
Henri Delamaze, France, over Franco Becione, 2 up, French Amateur, Paris.


SWOON'S SON: $58,900 Chicagoan, 1 m., by 2 lengths, in 1:35 1/5, Balmoral at Washington Pk., Ill. Dave Erb up.
FISHERMAN: $25,000 John R. Macomber Memorial Handicap, 1½ m., by½ length, in 2:34, Suffolk Downs, Mass. Sammy Boulmetis up.


Wisconsin, over California, by 3 lengths, in 8:42 for 1¾ miles, Madison, Wis.
Navy 1952 Olympic Champions, over Princeton, by 2½ lengths, in 6:01 for 2,000 meters, Princeton, N.J.