BASEBALL—MAJOR LEAGUE attendance increased by 4% over 1959, the National League to more than 10½ million, the American to more than 9 million. The Dodgers led all clubs with 2,253,019.
The Taiyo Whales, perennial last-place team in Japan's professional Central League, won the 1960 pennant, when second-place Yomiuri Giants lost to Hiroshima 2-1.
BOATING—ERNEST FAY of Houston, sailing Sabre, found himself in a tight duel with his brother Albert, sailing Wildcat, in the five races for U.S. 5.5-meter championship at Oyster Bay, N.Y. Although Albert won the final race, Ernest managed to place second and win the title by one point.
John Landaische of New Orleans broke national inboard American Power Boat Assn. record in the 135 cubic inches class when he scooted over the Ohio River at 71.034 knots during the New Martinsville (W. Va.) regatta. DR. M. R. VERMILLION set an APBA record in the 136 cubic inches class with a speed of 63.604 knots.
October 9, 1960
BOXING—HANK CASEY took a 10-round decision over Henry Hank, 3rd-ranked middleweight, at San Francisco. Casey received a telegram from Gene Fullmer's manager offering him a crack at the middleweight title if Fullmer retains his crown in scheduled title fight against Sugar Ray Robinson Oct. 8.
Eddie Perkins, 3rd-ranked lightweight, took a 10-round decision over Gene Gresham, Chicago, bringing to a close nine years of nationally televised Wednesday night bouts. A crowd of 760 turned out, contributed a gate of $841.
Hans Kalbfell scored an 8-round KO over Tommy Hurricane Jackson in a heavyweight bout at Dortmund, Germany.
Kenny Lane scored a 1st-round KO over Sidney Adams, lightweights, Philadelphia.
Terry Spinks of England, 22, gold medal winner in the 1956 Olympics, won the British featherweight title with a 7-round TKO over Bobby Neill, at London.
Joey Giardello, 3-round TKO over Clarence Hinnant, middleweights, Billings, Mont.
Chartchai Lamphafa, 17-year-old Thailand boxer, floored Atsushi Fukumoto, Japanese flyweight champion, three times for 2nd-round TKO, Tokyo.
FOOTBALL—Federal Judge Alexander Holtzoff in Washington, D.C. refused to dismiss the AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE'S $10-million antitrust suit against the National Football League, after the NFL had moved to have the case dropped on a legal jurisdictional point. The judge said complaints against all six eastern teams, as well as the Baltimore Colts of the Western Division, are acceptable because those teams do business in Washington on a regular basis.
GAELIC FOOTBALL—Before a Dublin crowd of 80,000 DOWN defeated Kerry's defending champions 2 goals and 10 points to 8 points for the All-Ireland Trophy, which they immediately took across the border into Northern Ireland, for the first time in history.
GOLF—UNITED STATES won the world amateur championship at Ardmore, Pa., over 31 other countries, beating the second-place Australian team by 42 strokes (see page 22). Outstanding on the U.S. team was Jack Nicklaus of Ohio State University, who shot four consecutive subpar rounds of 66, 67, 68, 68.
Peter Thomson of Australia won the marathon 162-hole International tournament played on nine courses in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales by three strokes over South Africa's Gary Player. Thomson's total was 633 to Player's 636. Mike Souchak of Durham, N.C. was fourth with 647.
Rudy Spiers of Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. won the World-Wide Air Force championship at San Antonio with a 72-hole score of 287. Runner-up: Edward Moore, Langley Air Force Base, Va., with 292.
Jordan Ball of the Naval Recruiting Station in Richmond, Va. won the All-Navy championship at Fort Ord, Calif., with a 72-hole total of 297. Runner-up: Rudy Boyd, 1958 champion, with 299.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($4.60) opened the season at Yonkers with a three-length victory over Tie Silk in the $25,000 American Test Trot, covering the 1¼ miles in 2:34 3/5 for a track record. Stanley Dancer, driver.
Bullet Hanover, winner of the Little Brown Jug, set a world record for 3-year-old pacers in a time trial at Lexington, Ky., pacing the mile in 1:55 3/5. Johnny Simpson, driver.
HOCKEY—NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE ALL-STARS defeated the Montreal Canadiens, five times world champions, 2-1 in their annual preseason classic at Montreal. Andy Hebenton of the New York Rangers scored the winning goal in the second period.
HORSE RACING—BERLO ($10.10) broke from the gate last but crossed the finish line first in the $91,100 Beldame Handicap at Belmont. Under Eric Guerin, Berlo beat Royal Native by 2 lengths, covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 2/5, to equal the stakes record.
Heroshogala ($8.60) won his second straight Hawthorne Stakes when he beat Moon Cloud by a nose in the $42,375 Charles W. Bid will Memorial Handicap at Hawthorne. Heroshogala set a new track record of 1:47 1/5 for 1 1/8 miles.
Kelso ($3) won the $56,000 Lawrence Realization at Belmont by 4½ lengths over Tompion and tied a track record set by Man o' War 40 years ago. Ridden by Eddie Arcaro, Kelso covered the seldom-run 1 5/8 miles in 2:40 4/5.
Benguala ($12.80), a 6-year-old bay gelding, took a six-length lead over Independence in the $19,625 Brook Steeplechase at Belmont, finished the 2½-mile, seven-jump race in 4:42 1/5. Albert Foot up.
MOTOR SPORTS—UMBERTO MAGLIOLI of Italy, driving a 1,170-pound Fiat-Abarth-Farina at 125 mph, was swept off the track by a thunderstorm during a race at Monza, Italy, pushed his car two miles to the finish and set a 72-hour total distance record of 13,441.498 kilometers.
Joachim Bonnier of Sweden won the Grand Prix of Modena, Italy. Driving a Porsche, Bonnier covered the 146.65 miles in 1:40:45. Runner-up: Rick Ginther of Los Angeles, driving a Ferrari.
PARALYMPICS—RON STEIN of O'Fallon, Ill. became the top handicapped athlete of the world when he won the pentathlon (shotput, club throw,' javelin, archery and swimming) at the international competition for athletes suffering from paraplegia held in Rome. Stein's point total was 7,994. Paul Sones of Montgomery, Pa., Stein's fellow student at the University of Illinois, placed third with 4,324 points.
SOCCER—TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR continued a record-breaking string, beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 for their 11th straight league victory, at London.
TENNIS—BARRY MACKAY of Dayton won the Pacific Coast championship 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 over Jon Douglas of Santa Monica, Calif. DARLENE HARD of Montebello, Calif., U.S. National champion, defeated Ann Haydon of England 6-2, 6-3 for the women's title.
TRACK & FIELD—HERB ELLIOTT ran his fourth sub-four-minute mile in two weeks, in 3:59.8 in London. It was the 17th time he has broken four minutes. Less than a week later, in Stockholm, Elliott won the 1,000 meters in 2:19.1, his fastest time for this distance.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: WALTER MORRISON JEFFORDS, 77, millionaire turfman, breeder and collector of racing art, at his home in Glen Riddle, Pa. Mr. Jeffords and his wife owned One Count (son of Count Fleet-Ace Card, by Case Ace), winner of the Belmont Stakes and Horse of the Year in 1952. His other horses include Kiss Me Kate, Pavot, Natchez and Loyal Legion. He was president of the National Museum of Racing at Saratoga Springs, and third oldest member of The Jockey Club.
DIED: RUTH ROWLAND NICHOLS, 59, pioneer woman flyer, in New York. Miss Nichols began her career as a flyer in 1923, over the years held the women's world records for speed, altitude and distance. In 1958 she flew an Air Force jet faster than 1,000 mph at an altitude of 51,000 feet.
ELECTED: BETSY RAWLS of Spartanburg, S.C., as president of the Ladies Professional Golfers Association, at San Antonio. Elected vice-president: Marlene Bauer Hagge of Crystal River, Fla.