Wendy Hanson, 18-year-old freshman at Briarcliff and one of country's promising young riders, won important junior event—American Horse Shows Assn. Medal title—at National Horse Show, New York.
Garney Henley, 23-year-old Huron College (Huron, S. Dak.) halfback from Hayti, S. Dak., set new four-year-college record of 394 points when he ran up 12 points against General Beadle State (see page 24).
Ernie Banks, Chicago Cub shortstop, was named Most Valuable Player of National League for second year in row. Banks led majors in runs batted in (143), set fielding record with only 12 errors in 802 plays.
Pete Dawkins, former All-America halfback at West Point and present Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, took to Rugby field and in his first varsity game scored 13 points in 47-9 rout of Bristol University.
November 16, 1959
Dick Boushka, two-time AAU All-America basketball player from Springfield, Ill., led Wichita Vickers, this year National AAU champions, to near-perfect 9-1 game series in tour against Chile and Argentina.
Jacques Plante, goalie for Montreal Canadiens hockey team, started possible trend by donning fiber-glass mask against New York Rangers, after flying puck caused slice on face which required seven stitches.
Pee Wee Reese, 40, after 20 years as player and coach with Dodgers, turned telecaster, signed two-year $32,000 contract to join Dizzy Dean next season on CBS games of week, Saturdays and Sundays.