A roundup of the sports information of the week

Oct. 27, 1958
Oct. 27, 1958

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Oct. 27, 1958

Hero's Afternoon
  • A young Chicagoan had one of those days that every American boy dreams about. He was the star of the big game, heard a great crowd shouting his name, basked in the adulation of friends, had a date with a pretty girl. In a week of big upsets—Purdue over Michigan State, Tulane over Navy, Iowa over Wisconsin, Rice over SMU, Washington State over Oregon and Georgia Tech's tie with Auburn—Dick Thornton of Northwestern played a major role in the biggest of all.

Wonderful World Of Sport
Pro Basketball Preview
Come Back Again
Horse Racing
Pro Football
Sport In Art
Motor Sports
Horse Show
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASEBALL—NEW YORK YANKEES, 32 fullshares worth $8,759 each for winning World Series; MILWAUKEE BRAVES, 31 shares worth $5,896 for losing. BOB TURLEY, WARREN SPAHN, JACKIE JENSEN, ERNIE BANKS, voted outstanding players of year in Sporting News poll of Baseball Writers Assn. of America.

This is an article from the Oct. 27, 1958 issue

Yomiuri Giants, 3 games to 3, to tie Champion Nishitetsu Lions, Japan "World Series," Tokyo,

BOATING—ERNEST FAY, Houston Scandinavian Gold Cup in 5.5-meter sloop Sabre, over Lars Thorn, Sweden, in Galveston Bay.

John Hayward, Clearwater, Fla., Tampa-Tarpon Springs race, Florida Ocean Racing Assn. series.

Alan Crouch, Quincy, Ill., C-service hydro and C-racing runabout events, National Outboard Boat Racing championships, Lakeland, Fla. Other winners: G. W. Taylor, Orlando, Fla., A hydro; Archie Golsan, Montgomery, Ala., B hydro; Melvin Kirts, Elkhart, Ind., C hydro; Joe Michelino, Chicago, F hydro; Homer Kinkaid, Carbon Cliff, Ill., C-service runabout.

BOXING—PAT McMURTRY, 10-round unanimous decision over George Chuvalo, favored Canadian heavyweight champion, nontitle match, New York.

Ralph Dupas, 10-round unanimous decision over Gil Turner, middleweights, Montreal.

Jose Torres, 9-round KO over Frankie (Kid) Anselm, middleweights, New York.

Alphonse Halimi, world bantamweight champion, 5-round TKO over Dante Bini, non-title match, Paris.

DOG SHOWS—CH. CRESPI'S HAPPY NEW YEAR (dachshund), owned by Donia Cline, Los Angeles, best-in-show, Albany KC.

Dixie, owned by Bill Long, Dixon, Mo., all-age championship, National Trigg Foxhound field trials, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

Ch. Sulhamstead Matador of Killybracken (Irish wolfhound), owned by Mrs. C. Groverman Ellis, Wayne, Ill., best-in-show, Skokie Valley KC, Northbrook, Ill.

GOLF—JACK BURKE JR., Houston, Japan Open championship, on second hole of "sudden death" playoff with Ken Venturi after 289 tie for 72 holes.

Juan Antonio Estrada, defender, 8 and 6 over Richard Davis, Mexican national amateur, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Kel Nagle, New Zealand Open, Hamilton, with tournament-record 278 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Peter Thompson with 280.

HARNESS RACING—RAIDER FROST: $60,457 Cane Pace, 1[1/16] m., by half length, in 2:08 1/5, Yonkers. Joe O'Brien, driver.


HORSE RACING—QUILL: $135,960 Gardenia Stakes, 1[1/16] m., by half length, in 1:45 1/5, Garden State. Paul Bailey up.

INSIDE TRACT: $81,950 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, 2 m., by four lengths, in 3:23 2/5, Belmont. Conn McCreary up.

NAMON: $66,745 Breeders' Futurity, 7 f. and 184 ft., by half length, in 1:26 4/5, Keeneland.

ENDINE: $58,100 Ladies H., 1½ m., by 1¾ lengths, in 2:30 2/5, Belmont. Eldon Nelson up.

BULL VIC: $28,000 Coronation Stakes, 1[1/16] m., by length, Woodbine, Toronto.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—FRED LORENZEN, USAC-sponsored Meadowdale (Ill.) stock car race, over Indianapolis "500" winner Jimmy Bryan, in 1958 Ford with 84.38-mph average over 222 miles.

RODEO—JIM SHOULDERS, bareback riding, bull riding and $6,280 at Madison Square Garden, New York, to cinch all-round cowboy championship for 1958.