July 23, 1956
July 23, 1956

Table of Contents
July 23, 1956

Casey's Pennant
  • The All-Star Game marks the halfway point of the season. It was a good game, followed by a good baseball week—one of heroics, arguments and oddities. Milwaukee opened daylight at the top of the National League standings. Old Mel Parnell earned a $500 raise by pitching a no-hitter, and Robin Roberts shut out the powerful Redlegs in 98 minutes. At Wrigley Field the bean ball made a brazen reappearance. Washington's Connie Grob won a game with one pitch, and in St. Louis there was a long rhubarb when the umpires disagreed. But the biggest news item of the week was unmistakable: the Yankees are in.

Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Track & Field
Harness Racing
The Outdoor Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Mr. Caper
Pat On The Back


Major General Garrison (Gar) Davidson, onetime Army football star and, at 29, its youngest head coach (from 1933 to 1937), returned to old West Point stamping grounds, this time as Superintendent of United States Military Academy.

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Junie Buxbaum, wiry Memphis 128-pounder who gave up being pro because "I couldn't putt in tournaments," had same trouble but found his touch to beat Bill Scarbrough 3 and 2 for national public links title at San Francisco.

Mrs. Frances Bera, high-flyer from Los Angeles, with her sister, Mrs. Edna Bower, along for company, flew Beechcraft Bonanza 2,366 miles from San Carlos, Calif, to Flint, Mich, to win her third Powder Puff Derby in six years.

Max Hirsch, veteran trainer (Assault, Grey Lag, High Gun) who broke into racing as quarter-horse rider some 60 years ago, was feted by racing admirers on his 76th birthday. Best horse he's seen: Citation. Best jockey: Eddie Arcaro.

Stan Tinkham, 24, Army private and two-time All-America swimmer who coaches famed Walter Reed mermaids, got his biggest assignment: coach of U.S. Olympic women's team after Jack Cody resigned because of illness.