A roundup of the sports information of the week

Sept. 05, 1960
Sept. 05, 1960

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Sept. 5, 1960

Horse Racing
  • By Theodore M. O'Leary

    JoAnne Gunderson won the women's Amateur title, but an unknown girl from Kansas proved the tournament's most upsetting ingredient

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

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASEBALL—LEVITTOWN, PA. defeated Fort Worth 5-0 to win 14th annual Little League world championship of 11- and 12-year-olds (see page 28). JOE MORMELLO JR., star pitcher of Levittown, became the third pitcher in the series history to record a no-hitter. He also set a strikeout record (33 in two games) and started his team's scoring in the final game with a first-inning home run. Third place in the tournament was taken by Lakewood, Calif., which defeated Monterrey, Mexico 4-3.

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Oak Park, Ill. edged out West. Covina, Calif. 5-4 in extra-inning game for Pony League championship at Washington, Pa.

Toronto Maple Leafs clinched International League pennant with a 5-4 victory over Montreal. Last season Toronto finished last.

BOATING—Sixteen days after the final heat of Seattle's Seafair Trophy for unlimited hydros (SI, Aug. 22) MISS THRIFTWAY was officially declared the winner. With 1,425 points Miss Thrift-way is far in front of other contenders for the national unlimited championship.

Morton S. Bromfield of Canton, Mass., with his wife as one of his crew, won International 210 Class championship at Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Buddy Friedrichs Jr., 20, of New Orleans, International Luders-16 championship at Greenwich, Conn., duplicating feat of his father Shelby, who took the title in 1956, when Buddy was one of his crew.

Harry Levinson of Indianapolis, National Snipe Championship at Clearwater, Fla.

Frank Levinson of Clearwater, Fla., Flying Dutchman North American championship at St. Michaels, Md.

Dave Blackshear of Atlanta, Senior Y-Flyer championship at Indianapolis.

Chuck Mersereau of Kissimmee, Fla. and Copilot STAN GROFF ran into a shoal but won anyway in 737-mile Ketchikan-to-Seattle outboard marathon.

Chuck Gorgen of Wayzata, Minn. took four first places for a perfect point total of 4,000 and the Edmund Pillsbury Memorial Cup sailing championship at Madison, Wis.

BOXING—JOEY BROWN, world lightweight champion, 5-round TKO over Harlow Irwin in non-title bout at Minneapolis.

Emile Griffith, 10-round decision over Florentine Fernandez, welterweights, at New York.

Howard King, 10-round decision over Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, heavyweights, at Reno.

GOLF—KEN VENTURI of Palo Alto, Calif., $30,000 Milwaukee Open with a 9-under-par 271 for 72 holes at Milwaukee.

Joanne Gunderson, 21, student at Arizona State University, defeated Jean Ashley of Chanute, Kans. 6 and 5 for her second National Women's Amateur championship, at Tulsa (see page 57).

Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S.C., $7,500 Asheville women's open, with 211 for 54 holes, at Asheville, N.C.

Mickey Wright of San Diego, $7,500 Grossinger Ladies PGA open, with 218 for 54 holes, at Grossinger, N.Y.

Bill Ezinicki, former pro hockey player from North Reading, Mass., won the Maine Open, his third in New England this year (the others: the New Hampshire and Rhode Island opens), when he shot 213 for 54 holes at Augusta, Maine.

FOOTBALL—ST. LOUIS CARDINALS surprised the world champion Baltimore Colts in NFL exhibition game at Charleston, S.C., came back from a 14-0 first period deficit to score four touchdowns on running plays and defeat Colts 31-21.

HARNESS RACING—TIE SILK ($3.20), runner-up in the 1959 Hambletonian, the $61,196 American National Maturity Trot, by a length over Circo, 1 m. in 2:02⅖ at Sportsman's Park. Phillipe Dussault, driver.

Hairos ($6.30), Holland's champion trotter, the $25,000 Challenge Cup Trot, by 1½ lengths over Italy's Tornese, 1¼ m. in 2:33⅗ at Roosevelt Raceway. Willem Geersen, driver.

Adios Butler ($2.80), the $15,000 Handicap Pace, by 2½ lengths over Bye Bye Byrd, 1 m. in 1:59⅗ at Roosevelt Raceway. Eddie Cobb, driver. Bye Bye Byrd's place money raised his lifetime earnings to $400,496, the most ever won by a harness racer.

HORSE RACING—HAIL TO REASON ($4.60) established himself as the top 2-year-old in the East when he romped away from 10 rivals to win the $119,350 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga in track record time (see page 54). Under Bobby Ussery, Hail to Reason covered the 6½ furlongs in 1:16, left Bronzerullah 10 lengths behind in second place.

T.V. Lark ($5.20) tied the Arlington Park record when he won the $119,600 American Derby by 3½ lengths over New Policy. The 3-year-old colt, ridden by Johnny Sellers, ran the 1‚⅛ mile in 1:47⅕ tied the record set by Round Table in 1959.

Good Move ($24.90), the $93,650 Spinaway Stakes, by a head over Honey Dear, 6 f. in 1:12⅖ at Saratoga. Eric Guerin up.

Rose Bower ($9.40), the $99,500 Princess Pat Stakes, by 2¼ lengths over Bright Holly, 6 f. in 1:09⅘ at Arlington Park. John L. Rotz up.

OLYMPICS—ITALY, host country, won the first gold medal of the 1960 Olympics at Rome (see page 14). Under a blinding Roman sun that tagged the upper 90s in the shade—and led to the death of Danish Cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen—an Italian four-man team took the 100-kilometer road trial. Germany got the first silver medal, Russia the first bronze. The U.S. finished 11th out of a field of 35 for one of its best showings ever in Olympic cycling. Italy went on to win two more gold medals, both in cycling, as SANTE GAIAR-DONI took the 1,000-meter time trial and SERGIO BIANCHETTO and GIUSEPPE BEGHETTO won the tandem. In both events Germany again finished second, Russia third.

For most of the world, however, swimming and diving dominated the opening week. INGRID KRAMER, 17, of Dresden, Germany, won a gold medal and broke a U.S. monopoly in the three-meter springboard when she defeated the U.S.'s Paula Jean Myers Pope. It was the U.S.'s first loss in the event since diving was introduced in 1920 at Antwerp. The 100-meter men's freestyle ended in a U.S. protest when Australia's JOHN DEVITT and U.S.'s LANCE LARSON finished within a finger tip of each other. The judges, evenly split on who won, gave first place to Devitt. Times showed Larson the victor. The U.S. protest was rejected, and both swimmers were given an official time of 55.2, an Olympic record. Earlier, a U.S. quartet composed of BOB BENNETT, PAUL HAIT, DAVE GILLANDERS and STEVE CLARK broke the first world record of the Games in a preliminary heat when they swam the 400-meter medley relay in 4:08.2. ANITA LONSBROUGH, Great Britain's first winner, broke her own world record by swimming the 200-meter breast-stroke in 2:49.5, beating Wiltrud Urselmann and Barbara Göbel, both of Germany. U.S. finalists Anne Warner and Patty Kempner were sixth and seventh.

Biggest surprise in the Greco-Roman wrestling came in the second round when Richard Wilson of Toledo held Russia's World Champion Ivan Kochergin to a draw in the flyweight class. In basketball the U.S., as expected, scored easy victories in the early eliminations, but Brazil, unexpectedly, beat Russia, runner-up to U.S. in 1956, 58-54 and received a three-minute standing ovation. The Czech canoe team found itself disqualified in the kayak-singles relay when one paddler capsized, then swam his boat to the next man. Illegal, the officials ruled.

SHOOTING—ROY N. FOXWORTHY, 31, of Indianapolis, ended a 16-year absence from trap-shooting ("I was just too poor to continue"), defeated over 2,400 marksmen from the Northern Hemisphere to win the Grand American Handicap at Vandalia, Ohio. Foxworthy shot 100 straight from 20 yards for the first perfect score in the event in the last 10 years.

TENNIS—In an all-Australian final NEALE FRA-SER and ROY EMERSON defeated Rod Laver and Bob Mark 9-7, 6-2, 6-4 to retain their U.S. National Doubles title, at Brookline, Mass.

Mario Bueno and Darlene Hard needed only 27 minutes to defeat England's Deidre Catt and Ann Haydon 6-1, 6-1 for the women's doubles title.

Karen Hantze of San Diego won her third U.S. girls' lawn championship by defeating Billie Jean Moffitt of Long Beach, Calif. 6-3, 6-4 at Philadelphia.

Johnny Evans of Louisville, Ky. defeated Gerald Dubie of Hamtramck, Mich. 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 for National Public Parks championship at Louisville. JOAN JOHNSON of Los Angeles downed Winnie McCoy of Los Angeles 7-5, 6-3 for the women's title.