RECORD BREAKERS—GLENN DAVIS, Ohio State's rapid-gaited one-man gang, set off record-breaking kick at NCAA championships in Berkeley, Calif., running Texas' Eddie Southern into cinders as he sprinted 440 in 45.7 for new world mark (see page 16). American records fell to Alex Henderson, burly-chested Aussie from Arizona State at Tempe, who breezed through two miles in 8:46.3, and Kansas' Charlie Tid-well, who burst out of starting blocks, never stopped until he had buzzed over 220-yard low hurdles (around turn) in 22.7 (June 14).
Russians also got into act on two fronts. Grigory Panichkin, looking more like commuter restrainedly hustling for morning bus, wriggled 10 kilometers in 42:10.4 to break world walking record at Riga, Latvia (June 12); Maria Itkina, 26, stocky-legged redhead, raced 400 meters in 53.6, fastest ever for woman, at Warsaw (June 14).
Australia's fabulous Konrads kids were at it again, churning to three world standards at Townsville. Ilsa, 13, freestyled 800 meters and 880 yards in 10:11.8, while Jon, 15, went for distance, covered mile in 18:56.4 to clip more than 40 seconds off record. Terry Gathercole kept busy youngsters company, breaststroked 220 yards in 2:40.5 for fourth new mark (June 13).
TENNIS—CHRISTINE TRUMAN, sturdy 17-year-old 6-footer, began to look more and more like Wimbledon hopeful after she conquered once-unsteady nerves, cleverly used bombing forehand and sliced backhand to upset America's Althea Gibson 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, put Britain on road to 4-3 victory and first Wightman Cup since 1930 at Wimbledon. Chris also outslammed Mrs. Dorothy Head Knode 6-4, 6-4 and teamed with Shirley Bloomer to beat Mrs. Knode and Karol Fageros in doubles 6-2, 6-3. Deciding British point was earned by another teen-ager, Ann Haydon, 19, who left-handed her way past Mimi Arnold 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
June 22, 1958
BASEBALL—NEW YORK YANKEES, despite some bad moments at hands of suddenly snarling Detroit Tigers, who moved out of cellar under new Manager Bill Norman (see page 29) to sniff rarefied atmosphere of fifth place, were still seven games ahead of pack in American League, while Milwaukee climbed over prostrate San Francisco into National League lead.
Majors played musical chairs as June 15 deadline approached, sent 22 players scurrying to pack bags. Kansas City engaged in most quantitative dealing, trading Pitchers Duke Maas and Virgil Trucks to Yankees (who sold Sal Maglie to Cards) for Pitcher Bob Grim and Outfielder Harry Simpson; Infielders Billy Hunter and Vic Power, Outfielder Woody Held to Indians for Infielders Chico Carrasquel and Preston Ward, Outfielder Roger Maris, Pitcher Dick Tomanek. Dodgers traded Don Newcombe to Redlegs for Pitcher Johnny Klippstein and First Baseman Steve Bilko.
GOLF—TOMMY BOLT, once most trigger-tempered golfer on pro circuit but more lately very model of deportment, made rough and tough Southern Hills course behave for him, worked way brilliantly through pressure cooker for final rounds of 69 and 72 to salt away his first Open with 283, four strokes better than Runner-up Gary Player, at Tulsa (see page 34). Cracked onetime tempestuous Tommy coyly: "Man, I guess this means we can start throwing those clubs most anywhere now."
HORSE RACING—GALLANT MAN, spunky 4-year-old who has waged some brilliant duels with Bold Ruler, found old rival loaded down with too many pounds (135) in $58,800 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont, closed briskly and urgently under firm prodding by Willie Shoemaker, burst down stretch to two-length victory.
TRACK & FIELD—VILLANOVA'S RON DELANY, kicking magnificently down home stretch, won 880 in 1:48.6, mile in record 4:03.5, shared honors with other record breakers Glenn Davis, Alex Henderson, Charlie Tidwell, Teammate Ed Collymore (220 yards around curve in 20.7) and Pacific Lutheran's John Fromm (257 feet 1 inch in javelin) in NCAA meet at Berkeley. But USC, banned last year for illegal aid to athletes, scored briskly in field events, piled up 48 6/7 points for team title.
BOATING—YALE'S power-packed oarsmen, stroking smoothly and smartly at steady 29 beat into teeth of unruly headwind, fought off challenging Harvard and stalled motor-boat which blocked course briefly, methodically stretched open water to three lengths when Cantabs faltered, to complete first unbeaten season in 24 years in nation's oldest sporting event on Thames at New London.
BOXING—ARCHIE MOORE, still striving for 127th KO of endless career, took on old playmate Howard King for fourth time, floored him three times but couldn't keep him there, had to be content with 10-round decision at Sacramento. Explained pudgy Archie: "He's improving and, like a fish, is harder to catch each time you go after him." But King, who thrice floundered like fish out of water, reflected: "That old man is strong—he hits hard."
Dan Hodge, Olympic wrestler turned pro boxer, who has placed himself under protective wing of George Gainford, made heavyweight debut at Scranton, Pa., hardly worked up sweat before one Norm Jackson flopped down and out in first round.
Philadelphians, among longest-suffering boxing fans in nation, turned out 8,769 strong to watch Welterweights Gil Turner and Sugar Hart, two old friends who couldn't get mad at each other, trade harmless flurries, figured the $37,500 they jammed into Promoter Muggsy Taylor's strong box was money ill spent as they booed fighters and 10-round draw decision.
Michigan Athletic Commission, prodded by news that Heavyweight Johnny Summerlin had been okayed for losing fight with Nino Valdes at Detroit by Boxing Commission's Dr. Leo Kallman although Summerlin had no feeling on left side (SI, June 16), belatedly locked barn door, urged stiffer prefight medical tests.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—BRITAIN'S TONY BROOKS roared his Van-wall around Francorchamps track at 129.84 mph, sped 210 miles in 1:37:06.3 to win Belgium Grand Prix after Stirling Moss was forced out by jammed valves. Mike Hawthorn, second in Ferrari, won seven points, now trails Moss 17-14 for world title.
Walt Hansgen and his Lister-Jag, off on SCCA winning streak, made it six in row at Lime Rock, Conn., taking lead at start and averaging 79.5 mph for 60 miles to beat Bob Oker, in Aston Martin, and Bob Holbert, in Porsche RS.
LACROSSE—JOHNS HOPKINS, unbeaten but ignored for national title, which went to undefeated Army, placed Attackmen Bill Morrill and Jim Webster, Defenseman Walt Mitchell on Wheaties Sports Federation's All-America selected by college coaches, prepared to take 22-man squad on eight-game tour of England and Scotland. Other All-Americas: Maryland's Dick Corrigan, attack; Maryland's Ernie Betz, Baltimore's Paul Loewer and Washington's Joe Seivold, midfield; Princeton's Doug Levick and Army's Don Tillar, defense; Washington and Lee's Jim Lewis, goal.
MILEPOSTS—DIED—GEORGE FONDER, 39, veteran Lansdale, Pa. auto racer, AAA midget champ in 1941; of injuries suffered in midget race crash, at Hatfield, Pa.
DIED—CLARENCE DE MAR. 70, wispish, wiry distance runner who defied doctor's diagnosis of weak heart in 1910, went on to win seven Boston Marathons, last competed in 1954; of cancer, at Reading, Mass.
DIED—LOUIS A. PETERSEN, 75, bowling enthusiast, sponsor of sport's richest tournament, founder of Petersen scoring system; after long illness, at Chicago.