BASEBALL—RICHIE ASHBURN, second National League batting championship with .350 average.
Ted Williams, sixth American League batting championship with .328 average.
Minneapolis Millers of American Association 3 games to 0 over International League's Montreal Royals in opening games of Little World Series.
BICYCLING—MILLY ROBINSON, Britain, three world records with 6.21 m. in 14:44, 12.42 m. in 29:47.8, and 24.68 m. in even hour.
October 5, 1958
BOATING—JAMES and ALLEGRA MERTZ, second straight Russell J. Nall Memorial Trophy for best over-all record for season, Yacht Racing Association of Long Island.
BOXING—WILLI BESMANOFF, TKO after one round over Alex Miteff, heavyweights, Seattle.
Ingemar Johansson advanced to No. 1 ranking behind Champion Floyd Patterson in Ring Magazine ratings.
Sonny Ray, 9-round TKO over Jesse Bowdry, light heavyweights, Chicago.
Frankie Ryff, 10-round decision over Gale Kerwin, Canadian welterweight champion, Washington.
Davey Moore, No. 1 challenger, 10-round decision over Kid Anahuac, featherweights, Los Angeles.
DOG SHOWS—CH. TORTASENS BJONN II (elkhound), owned by Pitch Road Kennels, Litchfield, Conn., best-in-show, Suffolk County KC.
Ch. Licken Run's Rock and Roll, owned by Harold M. Florsheim, Chicago, best-in-show, Welsh Terrier Club of America, Port Chester, N.Y.
FISHING—JOHN TARANTINO, San Francisco, world casting championship defense with 13,958.8 points, at Brussels.
HARNESS RACING—EMILY'S PRIDE: $16,028 Hanover, by head, Lexington, Ky.
ADIE RAINBOW: $13,100 Dan Patch pace, 1 m., by nose, in 2:02⅗ Yonkers. Stanley Dancer, driver.
SPEEDY PICK: $10,000 free-for-all pace, 1 m., in 1:59⅘ Yonkers. Charles Fitzpatrick Jr., driver.
HORSE RACING—CLEM: $111,200 Woodward Stakes, 1¼ m., by half length, in 2:01, Belmont Pk., Willie Shoemaker up. Round Table fifth.
BOUNTY BAY: $35,000-added Bidwell Memorial H., 1‚⅛ m., by length and half, in record 1:48, Hawthorne. L. C. Cook up.
TEMPTED: $29,800 Maskette H., 1 m., by 2½ lengths, in 1:36⅗ Belmont Pk. Bob Ussery up.
ROMAN COLONEL: $28,425 Mr. Lincoln Stakes, 6 f., by 2 lengths, in 1:12⅖ Hawthorne. Charlie Burr up.
WINSOME WINNER: $25,000-added Jockey Club Stakes, 1 m., for 2 y.o., by half length, in 1:36⅖ Churchill Downs. Steve Brooks up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JOAKIM BONNIER, Sweden, 186.3-mile Formula Libre race, Watkins Glen, N.Y., with 97.75 mph average, and 103 mph for fastest lap around 2.3-mile Grand Prix track in Maserati. Runner-up: Dan Gurney, Los Angeles, in Ferrari.
Roger Ward, Indianapolis, USAC 100-mile big car race, Trenton, N.J., in 1:22.9. Killed in accident on last lap: Jimmy Reece, 28, Speedway, Ind.
TENNIS—FRANK SEDGMAN, Australia, over Tony Trabert, Cincinnati, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, in $2,800 international pro tournament, Wembley, England.
Christine Truman, 17, British Junior champion, over first-seeded Darlene Hard, 6-2, 6-4. Women's Singles Title, Pacific Coast championships.