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FOR THE RECORD

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.

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

FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING

This is an article from the July 23, 1956 issue Original Layout

Eddie Sachs, Greensboro, N.C., 100-m. USAC race, in Glessner Special, Atlanta.
Troy Ruttman, Lynwood, Calif., 150-m. stock car race, in Mercury, with 83.1 mph average speed, Milwaukee.

BICYCLING

Jack Disney, Pasadena, Calif., men's natl. championship, with 19½ pts., Orlando, Fla.
Nancy Neiman, Detroit, women's natl. championship, with 19 pts., Orlando, Fla.

BOATING
Sea Cliff YC, L.I. Sound women's sailing title and Syce Cup, with 34¾ pts., Port Washington, N.Y.

BOXING

Pat McMurtry, 10-round decision over Ezzard Charles, heavyweights, Tacoma, Wash.
Willie Troy, 10-round split decision over Jerry Luedee, middleweights, New York.
Kenny Lane, 10-round split decision over Ralph Dupas, lightweights, New Orleans.
Orlando Zulueta, 10-round decision over Ludwig Lightburn, lightweights, New York.

GOLF

Bill Casper Jr., San Diego, Quebec Open, with 274 for 72 holes, Boischatel, Que.
Beverly Hanson, Apple Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Kathy Cornelius, Lake Worth, Fla., women's 4-ball tournament, with 276, Hot Springs, Va.

HARNESS RACING
GALOPHONE: $10,000 Massachusetts Trotting Derby, 1 m., by head, in 2:05 1/5, Foxboro, Mass. Robert Walker, driver.

HORSE RACING

ARTISMO: $28,350 Edgemere Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by nose, in 1:43 3/5, Jamaica, N.Y. Hedley Woodhouse up.
MR. SAME S.: $28,300 Charles S. Howard Stakes, 5½ f., by 3 lengths, in 1:04 2/5, Hollywood Pk. Willie Shoemaker up.

TENNIS
(Western championships, Indianapolis)

Francisco Contreros, Los Angeles, and Alex Olmedo, Peru, over Vic Seixas and Allen Morris, 6-3, 6-2, men's doubles.
Mary Ann Mitchell, San Leandro, Calif., over Barbara Green, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3, women's singles.