April 11, 1960
April 11, 1960

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April 11, 1960

1960 Olympic Basketball Team U.S.
Bally Ache
Scouting Reports
  • Two full major league teams could be fielded from the Los Angeles roster, and there'd still be fine players on the bench. Yet this club will have to be lucky to win the pennant again

  • Red Schoendienst was out last year but even so the Braves were heavily favored to win the pennant. They failed. Now Red is back, there's a fiery new manager and Milwaukee is favored

  • The San Francisco Giants are hungry. Last year they were just about to eat the cake when it was stolen away. Now they are smarter and tougher, as the National League will soon discover

  • Friend, Mazeroski and Skinner are back inform, and the Pirates are dangerous once more. But without real power, they must play near-perfect baseball to rise above fourth this year

  • Slipping steadily since their third-place finish in 1956, the Reds have frantically plugged first one deficiency and then another. Now, at last, they seem to have a sound, solid team

  • Tied for seventh in 1957, tied for fifth in 1958, tied for fifth again last year, the Cubs have been improving. It would seem that this year...but no. The higher you go the tougher it gets

  • The Cardinals have gained in power and the pitching should be improved. But in 154 games an awful lot of baseballs are destined to find their way safely through that leaky defense

  • The Phillies have junked an old, losing club to give their youngsters a chance. This will be no miracle of 1950, but at least the Phils will lose in a younger, more interesting way

  • The Sox won in a weakened league and no one knows it better than Bill Veeck. He has strengthened the attack and made them the team to beat for the first time since 1920

  • A group of pawns on Frank Lane's chessboard came surprisingly close to capturing last year's pennant. Now, having exchanged a few key men, Lane feels he has a winner

  • The old Yankees are dead, and their replacements are not in the same class. This is a sound team but it is far from being a great one and it will need lots of luck to rise above third place

  • Tactical troubles—at shortstop and first base—still plague the Tigers. But the main problem is strategic: how to stir contented also-rans and give the faithful something really to shout about

  • The Red Sox finished in the second division last season for the first time since 1952. Now Jensen is gone and Williams is going, going. It may be a while before the Sox climb back up

  • After several halfway seasons, the Orioles are now fully committed to their youth program. Youngsters have taken over as the old names fade. It will all pay off...someday

  • There's a new optimism in Kansas City. The outfield is solid, the infield and pitching are better, and Hank Bauer has pepped up the whole ball club. Fifth place could be the result

  • A few years ago Washington was a one-man ball club and a last-place team. Things are brighter now. The Senators are still a cellar team but now they have some players people have heard of

Motor Sports
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


BADMINTON—JUDY DEVLIN, Baltimore, over Margaret Varner, Wilmington, Del., 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, singles; MARGARET VARNER and FINN KOBRERO, Copenhagen, over Judy Devlin, and Mike Roache, mixed doubles, U.S. Open championships, Chicago.

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BOATING—HUGH ENTROP, Seattle, set world speed record of 114.65 mph for unlimited class outboards, driving 14-foot Starflite Too, Havasu Lake, Parker, Ariz.

Mogu, owned by Fred Gugenheimer, St. Petersburg, Fla., 62-mile Tampa-to-Tarpon Springs ocean race.

Dick Stearns, Wilmette, Ill., International Star Class spring championship. New Orleans.

BOXING—SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, 1-round KO over Tony Baldoni, middleweights, Baltimore.

Dick Tiger, British Empire middleweight champion, 10-round split decision over Victor Zalazar, Boston.

Alex Miteff, Argentina, 4-round KO over Monroe Ratliff, heavyweights, Tijuana, Mexico.

Tiger Jones, 7-round TKO over Willie Green, middleweights, Providence, R.I.

Doug Jones, 10-round decision over Von Clay, light heavyweights, New York.

Dick Richardson, England, 13-round KO over Hans Kalbfell, Germany, for European heavyweight championship, Dortmund, Germany.

Dave Charnley, England, 10-round KO over Mario Vecchiatto, Italy, for European lightweight championship, London.

CRICKET—ENGLAND over West Indies with one victory and four draws, for first test series victory since rivalry began in 1929-30, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

HORSE RACING—BALLY ACHE, $120,600 Florida Derby, 1‚⅛ in. in 1:47 3/5, by a nose over Venetian Way, Gulf stream Park, Fla. Bob Ussery up.

John William, $28,550 Gotham Stakes, 1 m. in 1:36 2/5, by a head over New Commander, Aqueduct. Sam Boulmetis up.

T.V. Lark, $22,050 Las Vegas Handicap, 1 1/16 m. in 1:41 2/5, by 1½ lengths over Flow Line, Bay Meadows, Calif. Alex Maese up.

Quiz Star, $28,475 Wilwyn Handicap, 1 1/16 m. on grass in 1:44. by½ length over Mystic 2nd, Bowie. Larry Adams up.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—CARROLL SHELBY, Dallas, 200-mile, $20,000 Grand Prix for sports cars, Riverside, Calif., averaging 87.5 mph in a Maserati.

RUGBY—OLYMPIC CLUB, San Francisco, over Miraloma, Vancouver, B.C., 6-3 for Western championship, Monterey, Calif.

SOCCER—WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS over Leeds United 3-0, for first-place tie with Tottenham Hotspur in English Soccer League.

STEEPLECHASE—RICACHO, Carolina Cup, by 10 lengths over Carolina Hills, 3 m. and 18 obstacles, in 6:01, Camden, S.C. Joseph Aitcheson up.

TENNIS—ROY EMERSON over Neale Fraser 6-4, 6-2, men's singles: ANN HAY DON, England, over Darlene Hard, Montebello, Calif., 6-2, 6-3, women's singles, Kingston championships, Kingston, Jamaica.

MILEPOSTS—ENGAGED: INGEMAR JOHANSSON, 27, world heavyweight boxing champion, to Birgit Lundgren, 23, longtime girl friend and office treasurer turned mannequin.

RESIGNED: HAL DIXON, 40, National League umpire for seven years, after request for salary raise was turned down, Cincinnati.

NAMED: CHICK LANG, who quit as agent for Jockey Bill Hartack (see page 26), to new post of assistant racing director at Pimlico.

DIED: WILLIE MOLTER, 50, trainer of such famous horses as Round Table 'world's top money-winning Thoroughbred) and Determine (1954, Kentucky Derby winner), of cerebral stroke, Burlin-game, Calif. Molter, a former jockey, began training horses in 1985, won more races than any other trainer from 1946 through 1949, saw his horses pull in more than $1 million each year in 1954, 1956 and 1958.