Yogi Berra, squatty New York Yankee, has hit many a home run in his lifetime but no other meant quite so much as one he banged against Detroit last week, his 237th as major leaguer to break Gabby Hartnett's record for catchers.
Frank (Dooley) Adams, who rode his first winner in Mexico 15 years ago at age 14, took Ancestor over the jumps to win Harbor Hill Steeplechase at Belmont, posted his 300th victory modern American record for steeplechase jockeys.
Nell Jackson, Tuskegee Institute coach who had a taste of Olympic competition at London in 1948, is first of her race ever selected to coach an American team in Olympics. Her job; to direct U.S. women's track and field squad at Melbourne.
Jimmy Bryan, lead-footed cowboy from Phoenix, roared to his third straight victory in the "Hoosier 100" at Indianapolis, picked up enough points (and $7,600) to wrest lead from injured Pat Flaherty in battle for national big-car title.
September 23, 1956
Tony Trabert, showing form that made him world's No. 1 amateur, breezed past Australia's Frank Sedgman, set bristling pace to beat downlimping Pancho Gonzales 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 8-6, 6-2 for world clay-court pro championship at Paris.