BASKETBALL—ELGIN BAYLOR, Minneapolis Lakers, set NBA record by scoring 64, points, handing Boston Celtics first loss of season.
This is an article from the Nov. 16, 1959 issue
Boston, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOATING—MOGU, owned by Fred S. Guggenheimer, first in 100-mile Tampa to Fort Myers, Fla. sailing race.
Barlovento II, owned and skippered by Pierre S. du Pont 3d, first in 100-mile Skipper invitational race, with corrected time of 13:17:38, Annapolis.
Calvin B. Christianson, Omaha, first foreigner to capture a Japanese national yachting title, with Japanese crewmate outsailed 19 Japanese contenders for Sea Horse class championship, Yokohama, Japan.
BOXING—JOEY GIARDELLO, 10-round decision over Dick Tiger, middleweight!, Cleveland.
Hurricane Jackson, 10-round TKO over Howard King, heavyweights, Boise, Idaho.
Rory Calhoun, 6-round KO over Joey White, middleweights, Montreal.
Ben Medina, 7-round TKO over Paddy De-Marco, lightweights, Fresno, Calif.
CROSS-COUNTRY—ARMY, Heplagonal team championship, New York. Individual winner: RICHARD GREEN, Army, in 24:42 for five miles.
University of Houston, Missouri Valley Conference team championship, St. Louis. Individual winners: JOHN MACY and AL LAWRENCE, Houston, first-place tie, in 14:42.4 for three miles.
Kansas, Big Eight Conference team championship, Lawrence, Kans. Individual winner: MILES EISENMAN, Oklahoma State, in 13:55.2 (conference record) for three miles.
FIELD TRIAL—GUNSMOKE'S JEWEL (pointer), owned by T. J. Lattimore, Aiken, S.C., American Field Quail Futurity, Carbondale, Ill.
GOLF—U.S. over England, 8½ to 3½, to win back Ryder Cup, Palm Desert, Calif.
U.S. over England and Canada for Lord Derby Cup, Pine Valley, N.J.
HARNESS RACING—SUNBELLE: $75,000 American Pacing Classic, in straight sets, Inglewood, Calif. Joe O'Brien driver.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, DETROIT and BOSTON tied for second, TORONTO third in NHL standings. Last week's scores: Boston 6, Chicago 3; Toronto 4, New York 1; Montreal 8, New York 2; Boston 8, Detroit 8; Chicago 2, Montreal 2; Detroit 2, Toronto 2; Boston 5, Chicago 8; New York 3, Detroit 3.
HORSE RACING—POLYLAD: $57,300 Roamer H., 1 3/16 m., by nose over First Landing, in 1:57 3/5, Aqueduct. Eldon Nelson up.
LI'L FELLA: $20,000 Turf Cup, 1‚⅛ m. on grass, by nose over Ashlar in 1:52 3/5, Laurel, Md. Billy Camer up.
MACDOUGAL: $33,600 Melbourne Cup, 2 m., by 3 lengths over Nether Gold, in 3:23, Melbourne, Australia. Pal Glennon up.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: VICTOR McLAGLEN, 72, actor, boxer, soldier, globe-trotter, at Newport Beach, Calif. At 17, after three years in British Army, McLaglen went to Canada to join in gold rush, ended up boxing to earn his bread and the flattened nose that added to blustering tough-guy character later made famous in movies, fought Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson in six-round exhibition. McLaglen won Oscar in 1935 for title role in The Informer. During 85 years as actor he never lost interest in sports, excelled in swimming, riding, golf, wrestling, built sports center for kids, sponsored such sports as football and boxing. Looking back, McLaglen once reminisced: "I roved for the sake of roving, fought for the sake of fighting, tried to do the best in every instance."
DIED: CLAUDE PRESTON WILLIAMS, 66, star pitcher for Chicago White Sox, banned from baseball after 1919 Black Sox scandal, at Laguna Beach, Calif. Williams, who lost two starts in 1919 World Series, was accused with seven other players of throwing Series to Cincinnati Reds. All were later acquitted but banished from major league baseball by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, then Commissioner of Baseball.
RETIRED: ROUND TABLE, 5-year-old owned by Travis Kerr of Oklahoma, turf's alltime money winner ($1,748,769), to stud, after 43 victories in 66 starts.