BASEBALL—HAVANA over Richmond in International League playoff, MINNEAPOLIS over Fort Worth in American Assn. Winners will meet in Little World Series.
This is an article from the Oct. 5, 1959 issue
BOATING—DAVE SMITH, Marblehead, Mass., sailed off with National Jollyboat title by taking four firsts in five-race series, Westhampton Beach, N.Y. OSPREY II, owned by Bill Burchenal, Clearwater, Fla., 40-mile St. Petersburg-Clearwater ocean race.
BOXING—JOE BROWN, lightweight champion, had his troubles with looping left hooks of Joe Parks, was knocked to canvas for a count of one in 10th round, managed draw in 10-round non-title bout, Albuquerque.
Billy Hunter, Detroit, using precise left jabs while taking body beating from Alex Miteff, won an eighth round TKO after opening cuts on Miteff's face, heavyweights, Syracuse, N. Y.
Danny Kid, Philippines, retained his North American bantamweight title in 12-round split decision over Mexico's Jose Medel, Los Angeles.
BRIDGE—ITALY for fourth straight year icon European team championship; ENGLAND, women's team championship; Palermo, Sicily.
GOLF—MASON RUDOLPH, Clarksville, Tenn., Golden Gate Open, San Francisco, with 275 for 72 holes.
Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., chipped and putted way to victory in $7,500 Opie Turner Open at Burneyville, Okla., with 221 for 54, holes.
Beverly Hanson, Indio, Calif., Atlanta Open at Atlanta, with 289 for 72 holes.
Marilynn Smith, Wichita, Kan., re-elected president of Ladies PGA.
HOCKEY—NEW YORK RANGERS, 3-2 and 5-2 over Vancouver Canucks in two-game sweep, exhibition, Los Angeles.
HORSE RACING—IRISH JAY: $35,300 Demoiselle for 2-year-old fillies, 7 f., in 1:23 3/5 for a track record, by a neck over Rash Statement, Aqueduct. Eddie Arcaro up.
IDUN: $29,500 Maskette Handicap, 1 m., in 1:36, by 1¼ lengths over Tempted, Aqueduct. Eric Guerin up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, English driving ace, defeated Jack Brabham, Australia, in 150-mile international Gold Cup, setting course and lap records with 96.29 mph in a Cooper-Climax, Boulton Park, England.
Olivier Gendebien, Belgium, and LUCIEN BIANCHI, Italy, driving a Ferrari, reached Nice, France with accomplished exactness to win Tour de France rally.
Walter Hansgen, Westfield, N.J., led all the way in Lister-Jaguar to win Watkins Glen Grand Prix with average 87.5 mph, Watkins Glen, N. Y.
LAWN BOWLING—ROBERT SMART and JAMES CANDELET, representing Smithfield Avenue Club, Pawtucket, R.I., won U.S. doubles championship, Buck Hill Falls, Pa.
MILEPOSTS—SUSPENDED: CHARLES FITZPATRICK JR., harness racing owner, driver and trainer, for one year by New York State Harness Racing Commission after his horse Speedy Pick was found to have traces of a drug following his win in National Pacing Derby Sept. 4. The commission noted it had not established who administered the drug, but suspended Fitzpatrick under its code which holds owners, trainers responsible.
Died Emmanual (Manny) Mercer, 30, one of England's most brilliant jockeys (winner of the Washington, D.C. International at Laurel in 1952), when his mount reared, threw him, pinned him and kicked him on the way to the start before nationally televised Red Deer Stakes at Ascot. Mercer, who scored his first big success in 1947 when he took the Lincolnshire Handicap, was best known for his victories in two English classics: the 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas. Earlier in the week he rode his 100th winner of the season.