BASEBALL—ENOS SLAUGHTER, 43, oldest active player in majors, signed one-year contract as playing manager of American Association's Houston Buffs.
This is an article from the Nov. 23, 1959 issue
BASKETBALL—BOSTON, leader in NBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOXING—HAROLD JOHNSON, top-ranked light heavyweight contender, 10-round TKO over Sonny Ray, Chicago.
Doug Jones, 10-round split decision over Juan Pomare, middleweights. New York.
Pete Rademacher, one-round KO over Buddy Keener, heavyweights, Columbus, Ga.
CROSS-COUNTRY—MAINE, New England intercollegiate team title, Boston. Individual winner: BOB LOWE, Brown University, in 21:16 for four miles.
South Dakota state, NCAA college division team title, Chicago. Individual winner: PAUL WHITELEY, Kansas State Teachers, in 23:01.6 for four miles.
FISHING—ALAN HUMPHREYS JR., Pittsburgh, applied for world record after catching 376-pound blue marlin on 20-pound test line, West Palm Beach, Fla. Present record: 165 pounds.
FOOTBALL—WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS, 19-11 and 16-8 over Edmonton Eskimos in best two-out-of-three series to qualify as representatives in Grey Cup at Toronto.
GOLF—GARY PLAYER, South Africa, KEL NAGLE, Australia, tie for Sydney International title, with 212 for 54, holes, Sydney, Australia.
Billy Casper, Apple Valley, Calif., $15,000 Lafayette Open, Lafayette, La., with 273 for 72 holes.
HARNESS RACING—CH A RMING BARBARA, third leg of $75,000 American Trotting Classic, 1 m. in 1:58, by a nose over Trader Horn, Ingle-wood, Calif. William Haughton driver.
SH BOOM: $27,188 United States Harness Writers Trot, 1¼ m. in 2:39 1/5, by¾ length over Lady Key, Roosevelt Raceway. Earle Avery driver.
W. D. DIRECT: $10,000 American Pacing Classic Consolation, 1 m. in 1:59 3/5, by 1¼ lengths over Lumber Bill, Inglewood, Calif. Jim Dennis driver.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL first, DETROIT second, TORONTO third in NHL standings. Last week's scores: Toronto 3, Chicago 1; New York 6, Boston 3; Montreal 3, Toronto 0; Detroit 6, Boston 5; Montreal 8, Boston 1; Chicago 3, Toronto 3; Detroit 4, New York 0; Montreal 4, Boston 1; Toronto 2, New York 2; Chicago 5, Detroit 3.
HORSE RACING—BALD EAGLE: $100,000 Washington D.C. International, 1¼ m. in 2:28, by 2½ lengths over Midnight Sun, Laurel, Md. Manuel Ycaza up.
OIL WICK: $49,280 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, 1 m. in 1:39 2/5, by 1¼ lengths over All Hands, Churchill Downs. Robert Dever up.
THE IRISHMAN: $29,100 Idlewild Handicap, 1‚⅛ m. in 1:48 4/5, by 4 lengths over Anisado, Aqueduct. Bob Ussery up.
HORSE SHOW—U.S. first with 126 points, CANADA second with 77 points, ARGENTINA third with 57 points, in team championships at National Horse Show, Madison Square Garden. Individual international champion: BILL STEIN-KRAUS, U.S., with 46 points.
TENNIS—BARRY MACKAY, Dayton, Ohio, over Atsushi Miyagi, Japan, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3, for Japan National Singles title, Tokyo.
Captain Kingman Lambert, Marin, pilot stationed at Quantico, Va., men's singles; BARBARA SCOFIELD DAVIDSON, Milwaukee, women's singles; LAMBERT and MRS. DAVIDSON, mixed doubles; Bermuda tennis championships, Hamilton, Bermuda.