BASEBALL—NAVY, over Army, 4-3, to clinch Eastern Intercollegiate title, West Point.
This is an article from the June 8, 1959 issue
USC, ineligible for NCAA World Series, beat Washington 9-0 for PCC title, but Huskies will represent conference in regional playoff.
BOXING—ALONZO JOHNSON, former Golden Gloves light heavyweight champion, soundly trounced Nino Valdes to win 10-round decision, New York.
Jesse Bowdry, 10-round decision over No. 1 light heavyweight contender Tony Anthony, Chi.
GOLF—MICKEY WRIGHT, Bonita, Calif., Virginia Beach Invit'l, with record 207 for 54, holes.
HARNESS RACING—MR. SAUNDERS: $43,500 Gotham Trot, 1 m., by ½ length, in 2:02, Yonkers Raceway, N.Y. Gene Riegle, driver.
ADIOS OREGON: $33,000 W. E. Miller Memorial Pacing Classic, 1 m., by 1½ lengths, in 2:04 2/5, Rosecroft (Md.) Raceway. Tom Crank, driver.
HORSE RACING—SWORD DANCER: $115,900 Metropolitan Mile, by 3¼ lengths over Jimmer, in 1:35 1/5, Belmont Pk., Willie Shoemaker up. WALTZ: $58,800 Jersey St., 1‚⅛ m., by 11 lengths, in 1:49 3/5, Garden State. Larry Gilligan up. MANASSAS: $57,850 Balmoral Turf H., 11/16 m., by neck over Tharp, in 1:50 3/5, Washington Pk. Doug Dodson up.
OLE FOLS: $23,700 Will Rogers St., 1 m., by 2 lengths over Friar Roach, in 1:35 1/5, Hollywood Pk. Ismael Valenzuela up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—INDIANAPOLIS' TOP 10: 1) Rodger Ward, Los Angeles, 135.857 mph; 2) Jim Rathmann, Miami, 135.619 mph; 3) Johnny Thomson, Boyertown, Pa., 135.340 mph; 4) Tony Bettenhausen, Tinley Park, Ill., 134.768 mph; 5) Paul Goldsmith, St. Clair Shores, Mich., 134.573 mph; 6) Johnny Boyd, Fresno, Calif., 133.867 mph; 7) Duane Carter, Speedway, Ind., 133.342 mph; 8) Eddie Johnson, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 133.336 mph; 9) Paul Russo, Webster Groves, Mo., 133.331 mph; 10) A. J. Foyl, Houston, 133.297 mph.
Joakim Bonnier, Sweden, won 195.44-m. Dutch Grand Prix, with 98-mph average, in BRM, Zandvoort. Runner-up: Australia's Jack Brabham, in Cooper Climax, picked up six points, now leads race for world driving title with 15.
LACROSSE—ARMY, over Navy, 11-6, to remain in running (with Maryland and Johns Hopkins) for natl. collegiate championship, Annapolis.
SOCCER—ENGLAND, over U.S., 8-1, for only victory in four-game intl. tour, Los Angeles.
SWIMMING—LYNN BURKE, BONNIE BOYD, CAROLYN WOOD and NANCY KANABY, Multnomah AC, set AAU short-course record of 1:59.9 for 200-yd. medley relay, Portland, Ore.
TRACK & FIELD—SIEGFRIED VALENTIN, 23, lieutenant in East German Volksarmee, ran mile in 3:56.5 at Potsdam for new European record. DALE STORY, Orange, Calif. schoolboy, became latest U.S. mile phenom, running 4:11 at Bakers-field to break listed natl. high school record.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: EDWARD A. (BIG ED) WALSH, 78, rubbery-armed Plains, Pa. coal miner who became one of baseball's greatest pitchers for Chicago White Sox (1904-1916), confirmed spitballer (he vigorously opposed ban on spitballs, protested, "They've practically got the pitcher working in a strait jacket") who won 40 games in 1908, totted up 195-126 lifetime record, member of Hall of Fame; of cancer, at Pompano Beach, Fla.
DIED: NASRULLAH, 19, Irish-bred stallion purchased by syndicate headed by Arthur (Bull) Hancock Jr. for $370,000 in 1951 (two years ago, his market value was placed at $2,210,000), sire of American Thoroughbreds who earned $6,519,175 of heart attack, at Hancock's Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky. Among Nasrullah's more famous offspring: Nashua, Bold Ruler, Nadir (now retired to Nasrullah's stall), Noor and Never Say Die, winner of English Derby and St. Leger in 1954.