A roundup of the sports information of the week

July 25, 1960
July 25, 1960

Table of Contents
July 25, 1960

Only Big League
  • When 'Finisterre,' an unconventional little potbelly of a yawl, won the Bermuda Race in 1956 yachtsmen declared her a 'rule-beater' that reaped enormous handicap benefits over competitors under the complex racing rules. When she did it again in 1958, shattering precedent, Mitchell himself modestly stated that the race was a gamble anyway. But when she won it this year for the third time in a row there was left only one explanation: superior skill and knowledge rode with her veteran captain and crew. Much of that knowledge Mitchell imparted before the race (SI, June 27), but there was one maxim he left out. Here it is now: a piece of strategy he considers the key to victory

Delicate Trish
Jerry Barber
Part III: Teach Your Child To Swim
  • Though it was long ago supplanted by the crawl as the basic stroke, the traditional breaststroke is so easy and so restful that it remains today a valuable asset, an extra margin of safety, for the beginning swimmer. In the concluding lesson of his course, veteran Coach Matt Mann presents his methods for teaching the orthodox breaststroke to children

Horse Racing
Harness Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BICYCLING—GASTONE NENCINI, Italy, to the humiliation of France, pedaled into Paris, victor in 22-day Tour de France. Nencini won the world's longest bike race (2,607 miles) without winning any of the 21 stages of the race, but by turning in the smallest aggregate time.

This is an article from the July 25, 1960 issue Original Layout

BOATING—PETER BARRETT, Madison, Wis., earned right to represent U.S. in Olympic Finn Monotype class sailing event by taking first place in Olympic trials at Marblehead, Mass.

Mrs. Pat Hinman Makin, Manhasset Bay YC, defeated Defending Champion Mrs. James M. Mertz, American YC, 74¼ points to 69½ points, for women's sailing title of Long Island Sound, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

BOXING—BENNY PARET, welterweight champion from Cuba, in nontitle bout, won 6-round KO over Sugar Hart, in first nontelevised main event in nine years at Madison Square Garden. Fight drew 4,425 (who paid $10,244), more than double previous average attendance.

Cisco Andrade, Compton, Calif., 7-round KO over Raymundo Torres, Mexico, lightweights, Los Angeles.

Phil Moyer, Portland, Ore., upset former Welterweight Champion Don Jordon for 10-round decision, Portland, Ore.

GOLF—STAN LEONARD, Vancouver, B.C., defeated Art Wall Jr., Pocono Manor, Pa., in sudden-death playoff in $25,000 Western Open at Detroit, after both had shot 278 for 72 holes. In playoff Leonard shot a birdie after putting his second shot just six inches from the hole, while Wall shot par.

Verne Callison, Sacramento, defeated Ty Caplin, Michigan State, 7 and 6 for National Public Links Amateur title, Honolulu.

Sandra Haynie, 17-year-old, 105-pound Austin, Texas high school student, handily won Trans-Mississippi women's championship in Cincinnati by defeating Judy Eller of Old Hickory, Tenn., 4 and 3.

Louise Suggs, Atlanta, $16,000 Trumbull Open, at Warren, Ohio, with 288 for 72 holes. Runner-up: Patty Berg, Chicago, with 290.

Roberto De Vicenzo, Mexico, won his second French Open, with 7-under-par 275 for 72 holes, at Paris. Bill Johnston, Provo, Utah, and Leopoldo Ruiz, Argentina, tied for second with 278.

HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER ($2.40) breezed home for 4-length victory over Newport Admiral in $61,196 American National Maturity, 1 m. in 2:01⅕ Sportsmans Park, Chicago. Eddie Cobb, driver.

Darcie Hanover ($5.60), Hudson Filly trot, $26,405, by a neck over Carlene Hanover, 1[1/16] m. in 2:15⅖ Yonkers. Levi Harner, driver.

Duke of Decatur ($82), Yonkers Futurity, $44,559, by½ length over Volo Mon, 1[1/16] m. in 2:13⅗ Yonkers. Del Miller, driver.

HORSE RACING—DOTTED SWISS ($4.60), forcing the pace from the start, galloped to the front in the stretch and rushed home four lengths ahead of Bagdad in $162,100 Hollywood Gold Cup, 1¼ m. in 1:59⅖ Hollywood Park (see page 51). Eddie Burns up.

First landing ($4.20), Monmouth H., $112,000, by 1¼ lengths over Manassa Mauler, 1¼ in 2:02⅘ Monmouth Park. Eddie Arcaro up.

Rash statement ($90.40), Delaware Oaks, $64,512, by 2 lengths over Sarcastic, 1‚⅛ m. in 1:50⅗ Delaware Park. Charley Burr up.

Intentionally (4.80), Equipoise Mile, $55,250, by a nose over Dunce, 1 m. in 1:34⅖ Arlington Park. Bill Hartack up.

MOTOR SPORTS—JACK BRABHAM, Australia, took 225-mile British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England and pushed his point total to 32 in bid for a second world title. Brabham was timed in 2:04:22.6, averaged 108.69 mph in Cooper-Climax. Runner-up: John Surtees of England, world motorcycle champion, in 2:05:14.2, driving a Lotus.

SWIMMING—Five world and eight American records were set in AAU National championships at Indianapolis (see page 12). World records: DONNA DEVERONA, 13-year-old from Berkeley, Calif., 400-meter individual medley in 5:36.5; LYNN BURKE, Santa Clara SC, Calif., 100-meter backstroke in 1:10.1, 200-meter backstroke in 2:33.5. CHRIS VON SALTZA, Santa Clara SC, 400-meter freestyle in 4:46.9 (betters listed record); BECKY COLLINS, Indianapolis, 200-meter butterfly in 2:36.8 (betters listed record). American records: CAROLYN HOUSE, 14-year-old Los Angeles AC swimmer, 1,500-meter freestyle in 19:45; CHRIS VON SALTZA, 100-meter freestyle in 1:01.6, 200-meter freestyle in 2:15.1; ANN WARNER, Santa Clara SC, 200-meter breaststroke in 2:53.3 (betters listed record). Team champion: SANTA CLARA SC.

Jeff Farrell, Wichita, Kans., became first man in history to swim 200 meters in under two minutes, covering distance in 1:59.4, at New Haven. In process Farrell set American record of 1:47.9 for 200 yards. Farrell's performance will not be considered a world record because it was done in a short-course pool (25 yards long) rather than the long-course pool (50 meters) required to qualify for world mark.

TENNIS—UNITED STATES Davis Cup team over Canada 5-0 to put U.S. in American Zone semifinals. U.S. was insured victory in first three matches when Tut Bartzen, Dallas, defeated Bob Bedard, Canada's No. 1 player, 5-7, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2; Barry MacKay, Dayton, Ohio, defeated Don Fontana, Toronto, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2; Earl Buchholz and Chuck McKinley defeated Bedard and Fontana in doubles 14-12, 6-3, 6-2, at Quebec.

Carmen Lampe, Forest Hills, N.Y., over Wendy Stone, Oyster Bay, N.Y., 6-8, 6-3, 6-0, for women's Eastery clay-court title, Ardsley-On-Hudson, N.Y.

Miguel Olvera, Ecuador, over Crawford Henry, Atlanta, 4-6, 9-7, 6-4 for Tri-State singles title, Cincinnati.

Sweden over France 3-2 in semifinals of European Zone Davis Cup tournament, Baastad, Sweden. Sweden will meet Italy for European title.

Luis Ayala, Chile, over Ramanathan Krishnan, India, 6-1, 6-0, 6-4, for Swedish international.

TRACK & FIELD—MRS. EARLENE BROWN, Los Angeles, bettered Olympic discus record with throw of 176 feet 10½ inches in women's Olympic trials at Abilene, Texas (see page 58). WILLYE WHITE, Chicago, set an American broad jump record of 20 feet 4½ inches; MRS. KAREN ANDERSON OLDHAM, San Diego, set a citizens' javelin record of 163 feet 5½ inches; BILLIE PAT DANIELS, 16-year-old Millbrae, Calif. schoolgirl, set a citizens' 800-meter record of 2:15.6. Performers who made THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRACK TEAM, by either winning their event or meeting Olympic standard: 100 METERS. Wilma Rudolph (11.5), Barbara Jones, Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams; 200 METERS, Wilma Rudolph (23.9), Lucinda Williams, Ernestine Pollards; 800 METERS, Billie Pat Daniels; 80-METER HURDLES, Shirley Crowder (11.4); BROAD JUMP, Willye White; HIGH JUMP, Naomi Rogers (5 feet 4 inches); SHOTPUT, Earlene Brown (50 feet 10¼ inches); DISCUS, Earlene Brown, Olga Connolly, Pamela Kurrell; JAVELIN, Karen Anderson Oldham.

Bill Toomey, University of Colorado, beat Kent Floerke, Kansas City, Kans., 3,010 points to 2,742 points in AAU National Pentathlon, at Kansas City, Kans. Jack Kuhns, University of Southern California, third with 2,600 points.

Harry Jerome, Vancouver, ran 100-meter dash in 10 seconds, at Saskatoon, Sask., less than a month after Armin Hary, West Germany, set world record of 10 seconds in Zurich.

Yolanda Balas, Rumania, broke her own world high-jump record with leap of 6 feet 1¼ inches, at Vienna.

Tamara Press, Leningrad, broke her own world shotput record with toss of 57 feet 1¾ inches, at Moscow.

WALKING—RUDOLPH HALUZA, New York Pioneer Club, National 20 Kilometer championships, in 1:34:12.2, at Baltimore. Haluza, along with Ronald Zinn, West Point, and Bob Mimm, Penn AC, Philadelphia, qualified for U.S. Olympic team.

MILEPOSTS—SIGNED: ANDRES GIMENO, Spain's No. 1 tennis player, to three-year contract with Jack Kramer's tennis troupe, at $16,000 a year plus bonuses and traveling expenses, at Barcelona, Spain.

RETIRED: TED LINDSAY, 34, Birmingham, Mich., after 16 seasons in National Hockey League, 13 with Detroit and three with Chicago Black Hawks. Lindsay holds season record of 55 assists; has also spent 1,635 minutes in the penalty box, NHL record for forwards.

ELECTED: RICHARD C. PATTERSON JR., New York City Commissioner of Commerce and former U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia and Guatemala, to board of directors pf Madison Square Garden Boxing, Inc.