BASEBALL—New York and Kansas City traders consummated 16th deal in five years. Third Baseman Andy Carey began wonting for the Athletics and Outfielder Bob Cerv, sent to KC in 1956 by the Yankees, was back in New York.
BOATING—CORNELL won all events: varsity in 10:04.2, junior varsity in 10:10.8, freshman in 10:21.2, for five miles, Carnegie Cup Regatta, Ithaca, N.Y. Princeton varsity trailed by 1½ lengths; Yale distant second in other races.
Penn, over Harvard by½ length in 6:18.6 for 1[5/16] miles, to win Adams Cup, Philadelphia.
BOXING—It was a sweet setup, but Baltimoreans got a sour taste from now notorious boxing double-header: Candy McFarland vs. Welterweight Champion Don Jordan and Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Pedro Gonzales. Jordan, anxiouas about a tune-up fight just 11 days prior to title defense, threw caution to the wind; McFarland threw punches to the head. McFarland got win; Jordan, a bloody nose. Robinson left town after rain postponed original program, failed to return for bout two days later. At subsequent Maryland Commission hearing, Sugar finally showed inclination to scrap, took stance against. Promoter Al Flora, but this match did not come off either. Commission suspended Robinson indefinitely, a ruling not upheld in Massachusetts, where he will face Middleweight Champion Paul Pender June 10.
May 29, 1960
Olympic trials at Cow Palace, San Francisco produced numerous upsets, reflected in personnel of 10-man team to represent U.S. in Rome: HUMBERTO BARRERA, Robstown, Tex. high school senior (112); JERRY ARMSTRONG, Idaho State (119); NICK SPANAKOS, Idaho (125); HARRY CAMPBELL, San Jose State (132); QUINCY DANIELS, Seattle high school senior (139); PHIL BALDWIN, Muskegon, Mich. high school senior (147); WILBERT McCLURE, Toledo, Ohio (156); RAY PHILLIPS, Camp Pendleton, Calif. marine (165); CASSIUS CLAY, Louisville, Ky. (178); PERCY PRICE, Philadelphia (heavyweight).
After 35 years, traditional Friday night fights at Madison Square Garden passed into history with EDDI E MACHEN winning 10-round decision from Alex Miteff in heavyweight finale.
CHESS—PFC. ARTHUR FEUERSTEIN, Seine Area Command, France and CAPTAIN JOHN HUDSON, Chennault AFB, La., tied for title with 10-1 records, first Armed Forces Championships, Washington, D.C.
DOG SHOW—CH. BLANART BEWITCHING (Scottish terrier), owned by Mm. Blanche Reeg, Wantagh, L.I., best-in-show, Ladies Kennel Association of America, Garden City, L.I.
GOLF—PURDUE, with JOHN KONSEK firing final-round 69 to beat National Amateur Champion Jack Nicklaus of Ohio State 282-284 for individual honors, won third straight Big Ten crown, topping Michigan State 1,520-1,531.
Dave Marr, Houston, shot 15 under par 265 for 72 holes, won $2,000 and Sam Snead Golf Festival, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER, 1959 winner of pacing's triple crown, sold by owners Angelo Pellilo of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Paige West of Snow Hill, Md. to syndicate for record $600,000. Pellilo and West did not, however, say "adios" to Butler, will retain 20 shares in group including former Yankee Charlie Keller and Eddie Cobb, Adios Butler's new driver.
Senator Frost, $27,531 U.S. Harness Writers Trot, by 1¾ lengths over John A. Hanover, in 2:34[1/5] for 1-mile feature on final night of highly successful Roosevelt Raceway season; Dick Buxton, driver.
HORSE RACING—BALLY ACHE, $175,100 Preakness, by 4 lengths over Victoria Park and 8½ over favored Venetian Way, which placed fifth, in 1:57[3/5] for 1[3/16] miles, Pimlico. Bobby Ussery up. (See page 51.)
He's A Pistol, kid brother of Venetian Way, salvaged some glory for the family, winning $10,000 Bashford Manor Stakes for two-year-old colts at Churchill Downs; by 3½ lengths over Stable-mate O.K. Chief in :58[3/5] for 5 f.
Irish Jay, $61,000 Acorn Stakes, Hedley Woodhouse up, by neck over Airmans Guide, in 1:34[4/5] for 1 mile, Aqueduct.
Finnegan, $54,450 Los Angeles Handicap, closing fast under Jockey Ralph Neves, by length over Clandestine, in 1:20[4/5] for 7 f., Hollywood Park.
Manassa Mauler, $33,175 Camden Handicap, by neck over Gulio Cesere, in 1:51[2/5] for 1‚⅛ miles, Garden State Park; Bill Boland up.
LACROSSE—ARMY and NAVY, only major college unbeatens, headed for June 4 showdown, Cadets ripping Virginia 15-5 for seventh win, Middies beating previously undefeated Baltimore 10-3 for ninth victory.
Princeton, with Goalie Cookie Krongard going length of field to score rare goal, won fourth consecutive Ivy League title, edging Cornell 6-5.
SHOOTING—National Rifle Association of America named its 21st All-America intercollegiate rifle team. Two repeaters, THOMAS KILFOIL, California, and LONES WIGGER, Montana State, were listed. Newcomers are BILLY DAVIS, Kansas State; JEROME DAVIS, Montana State; ROBERT DICK, Akron; DAVID SCHULER, Alfred; WALTER VENBERG, CCNY; CHARLES FEUERBACHER, Arlington State; WALTER HUTCHENS, Navy; BRUCE MEREDITH, West Virginia.
SOCCER—REAL MADRID won fifth straight European Soccer Cup, crushing Eintracht of Frankfurt 7-3 before 135,000 in Glasgow, gained acclaim from some as the finest club team ever. Real's relentless spirit of attack was borne out by words of team's Ferenc Puskas, a Hungarian exile: "We don't care how many goals the other team scores—it's the goals we score that matter." Puskas didn't have to care—he scored four goals in 25-minute spree, enough by itself to untrack Eintracht.
TENNIS—MICHIGAN won second Big Ten championship in a row, outscoring Northwestern 59-50. Competition began on the Northwestern courts, was forced indoors by rain to University of Chicago. DENNIS KONICKI, Northwestern, singles winner over Byron Eisner, Michigan State, 6-3, 6-1. Doubles winners: JOHN WILEY and GERRY DUBIE, Michigan, over Jerry Rotter and Al Frasier, Wisconsin, 6-4, 6-3.
TRACK & FIELD—There was something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue at MIT's Briggs Field. Old was the New England Intercollegiate Championships, held for 73rd time. New was the world outdoor high jump mark of 7 feet 1¾ inches by JOHN THOMAS. "Borrowed," but not returned, were Boston U. star's warmup shoes. Outdoors it looked as though it might be true that the sky's the limit for Thomas, even if Coach Ed Flanagan was a bit blue and said "John was lethargic." Almost unnoticed was BROWN, team champion.
Herb Elliott, up from down under, ran over his competition at 1,500 meters, winning by 10 yards from Laszlo Tabori in 3:45.4, in Coliseum Relays, Los Angeles (see page 10). LEE CALHOUN scored upset over Hayes Jones in the 110-meter high hurdles, though both were clocked in 14.1. GLENN DAVIS won 400-meter hurdles in 51.0, was one of trio including New Mexico's Dick Howard and Southern California Freshman Rex Cawley who bettered Olympic qualifying time of 52.2.
John Kelley, Boston AA, won fifth consecutive NAAU marathon title, broke own record with 2:20:13.6 run, Yonkers, N.Y. Kelley, Gordon McKenzie, N.Y. Pioneers, and Marine Alex Breckenridge, first three finishers, virtually assured of making U.S. Olympic team.
Illinois, with George Kerr winning 440- and 880-yard races and anchoring victorious mile relay, won third straight Big Ten outdoor title, outscoring Michigan 61½-45, East Lansing, Mich.
MILEPOSTS—RELEASED: CARL FURILLO, 38, 14 years a Dodger in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, protected pulled muscle in right calf but did not guard words as he refused to enter Dodger farm system. "He has been given his unconditional release," Club Vice-president Buzzy Bavasi explained. "I've been betrayed. I got my injury in the majors, not the minors," Carl snorted. "The players told me he would create a stink when he went out," Bavasi buzzed back as Furillo sought legal aid.
NAMED: DAVE STRACK, 37, new basketball coach at Michigan. Former Wolverine high scorer was assistant freshman coach for three years, assistant to former coach Bill Perigo for seven at Michigan before going to Idaho, where last season he had better-than-expected 11-15 record.