A roundup of the sports information of the week

March 23, 1959
March 23, 1959

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March 23, 1959

Wonderful World Of Sport
  • While ballplayers got ready down South last week, management got ready up North: O'Malley soothed Snider, Veeck attempted to soothe Comiskey, a new stadium sprouted, the Braves opened the windows to a deluge of fans with spring fever

  • In arguments that rocked Brown University, that was one of the questions raised by an English teacher—he had 'a horrible week'

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASEBALL—HILL VEECK'S eight-member syndicate (Hank Greenberg and Andrews Baxter of Cleveland, Arthur C. Allyn, Arthur C. Allyn Jr., J. Douglas Casey and Newton P. Frye Jr., all of Chicago, and John Hilson of New York), finally bought (for $2,700,000) a 54% interest in Chicago White Sox from Mrs. Dorothy Comiskey Rigney. Brother Chuck Comiskey said he would continue court fight for family control.

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BASKETBALL—TENNESSEE A&I over Pacific Lutheran, 97 to 87, for third straight NAIA championship, Kansas City, Mo.

Evansville College over Southwest Missouri State, 83 to 67, for NCAA college division championship, Evansville, Ind.

BOATING—TERRY WHITTEMORE, Naugatuck, Conn., International Snipe Mid-Winter regatta, Clearwater, Fla. Ted Wells, Wichita, Kans. former world champion, finished third.

BOXING—ALONZO JOHNSON, 10-round decision over Jimmy Slade, heavyweights, New York.

Archie Moore, 3-round TKO over Sterling (Dizzy) Davis, a wrestler turned boxer, light heavyweights, Odessa, Texas.

Yama Bahama, 10-round decision over Wilfie Greaves, middleweights, New York.

Tony De Marco, 8-round TKO over Curley Monroe, welterweights, Boston.

FISHING—VICTOR DOMENECH, Puerto Rico, who hooked 73-pound 6-ounce Allison tuna on 20-pound test line earlier in year, received world record listing from IGFA.

GOLF—PAUL HARNEY, Worcester, Mass., $15,000 Pensacola (Fla.) open, with 269 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Jay Hebert, Sanford, Fla., with 272.

Louise Suggs, Sea Island, Ga., $5,000 Women's Titleholders tournament, with 297 for 72 holes, Augusta, Ga. Runner-up: Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S. C. with 298.

Ron Weber, University of Houston, Lake Charles (La.) Intercollegiate tournament, with 212 for 54, holes. Team winner: Houston.

HOCKEY—BELLEVILLE McFARLANDS, Canada, world amateur championship for second time, with five wins, one loss (to Czechoslovakia) in final round robin, Prague. U.S. finished fourth.

University of North Dakota over Michigan State, 4-3, NCAA championship, Troy, N.Y. DENVER, MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA, MINNESOTA TECH, NORTH DAKOTA and COLORADO COLLEGE formed new Western Collegiate Hockey Assn. to replace Western Intercollegiate Hockey League dissolved last year.

HORSE RACING—ROYAL LIVING: $116,800 San Juan Capistrano H., about 1¾ m., by five lengths, in 2:45⅖ Santa Anita. Ralph Neves up.

TERRANG: $52,350 San Bernardino H., 1[1/16], m., by nose, in 1:42, Santa Anita. Bill Boland up.

HARE RAISING: $28,750 Bowie H., 1[1/16] m., by 3 lengths, in 1:44[3/5]. Robert Lee Baird up.

BETTER BEE: $17,650 Appleton H., 1‚⅛ m., by 2¼ lengths, in 1:47⅖ Gulfstream. John Choquette up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—JOE LEE JOHNSON, Chattanooga, Tenn., 100-mile NASCAR convertible championship race, with 1957 Chevrolet in 1:40:24, Richmond, Va.

POLO—CORNELL over University of Virginia, 14-5, to retain intercollegiate championship, New York.

SWIMMING—SOUTHERN METHODIST, Southwest championship, Austin, Texas.

Bowling Green State, Mid-American championship for fourth straight time, Kent, Ohio.

Cincinnati University, Missouri Valley championship, St. Louis.

TRACK & FIELD—PENN STATE, after protesting order of finish of 60-yard hurdles event, declared official, over-all winner of Feb. 28 IC4A meet. Manhattan College, first named winner of New York event, was reduced to second place.

MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: RAY ELIOT, 53, as head football coach at University of Illinois, to become instead assistant director of athletics, at close of 1959 season, his 18th at Illinois.

RESIGNED: EVERETT SHELTON, 60, head basketball coach at Wyoming for last 19 years, in favor of same but "less demanding" job at Sacramento (Calif.) State College.