This pretty blonde high school junior from Ridgewood, N.J. has her bright blue eyes focused firmly on the Olympic Games. Carin, who learned to swim at the age of 6 as a "safety precaution," won her first national title in 1953 and, at 16, is the first to hold all four American women's backstroke crowns (100 and 200 yards, 100 and 200 meters). Two weeks ago, in the AAU meets at Tyler, Texas, she swooshed to new U.S. records of 1:14.5 for the 100 meters and 2:43.8 for the 200 meters. Her next goal: the Olympic tryouts in Detroit, August 7-10 and a trip to Melbourne.
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July 23, 1956
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.
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LUXURIOUS VINDICATION IN WASHINGTON, THE TIME THE BALL BOUNCED OFF THE BIG GUY'S TOE, TRAFFIC JAM, LUNCHEON WITH BLINKY PALERMO, 70 MILES TO NOWHERE
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