Harold Connolly, strong-armed Boston College graduate who was first American to heave 16-pound hammer over 200 feet, whirled off 218-foot 10½-inch toss at Boston to break world mark set by Russia's Mikhail Krivonosov last July.
This is an article from the Oct. 15, 1956 issue
Johnny Heckmann, 24-year-old jockey, booted home seven winners in eight mounts (including a $141.20 daily double) at Hawthorne, became second in U.S. turf history to turn trick. Grinned Heckmann: "I learn something new each day."
Harry (The Hat) Walker, onetime fidgety major league outfielder and short-term manager of St. Louis Cards in 1955, watched his Houston Buffs split first four games with Atlanta, then sweep next two to capture Dixie Series.
Julian K. (Dooley) Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, N.Y. sportsman who was member of U.S. 6-meter crew in 1952 Olympics, was one of eight men selected to serve on international jury to judge Olympic Games yachting regatta at Melbourne.
Tommy Ivan, who gave up coaching two years ago after six straight NHL titles at Detroit, will have another go at it. Already general manager of Chicago, Ivan will fill in for Coach Dick Irvin, who resigned because of ill health.