Red Schoendienst, 36, second baseman who sparked Milwaukee to two pennants, returning from nine-month bout with tuberculosis, donned Braves uniform to do light workout for first time this season.
Greta Anderson, husky winner of last year's English Channel swim, warmed up for August try as first to navigate Channel round trip by leading the ladies home in 25-mile world pro-distance swim at Atlantic City.
Bill Wright, of Seattle, 23-year-old senior at Western Washington College, became first Negro to win national public links golf title when he beat Frank Campbell, 3 and 2, on 34th hole of final round at Denver.
Ann Marston, shapely SPORTS ILLUSTRATED cover girl (Aug. 8, 1955) who has shot arrows into bullseyes for three world records and 11 U.S. titles, quivered the judges' eyes with a 35-22-35 to be voted Miss Michigan.
July 26, 1959
Jack Brabham, resolute Australian race driver, beat Stirling Moss in 225-mile British Grand Prix at Aintree, averaging 89.88 mph in his Cooper Climax, to push to a leading 27 points toward world driving crown.
Wilson Lineburgh, perky 17-year-old from Fairfield, Conn., sailed sleek Lightning to 20-18 victory over defending skipper, Janet Lethen, of Rye, N.Y., for girls' sailing title of Long Island Sound, at Greenwich, Conn.
Pete Bostwick, 24, golf-playing son of internationally famous polo player and steeplechase rider, teamed up with equally athletic younger brother, Jimmy, to tie for Anderson Memorial title, at Mamaroneck, N.Y.