Fred B. Smales of Newport Beach, Calif., owner and skipper of Escapade, won the West Coast's Whitney Trophy for ocean racing (an award given for the best total time in five races) over 14 other yachts, the first time a class-B boat has taken the trophy.
Rae Ann Engdahl, 17, of San Jose, Calif., was named queen of Grand National Livestock Exposition and Horse Show to be held October 21-30 in San Francisco. Rae Ann has won 151 awards, is currently riding her mare Penny Slade in the three-gaited class.
Dick Hughes, 22-year-old pitcher who struck out 170 during the regular season for the Tulsa Oilers, pitched a 3-2 victory over the Mexico City Tigers, 1960 Mexican League champions, to clinch the Pan-American Association title for Tulsa.
Lee Carter of Refugio, Texas scored 506 out of a possible 600 in three-way competition (20 shots at 25 yards with pistol, 20 shots at 100 yards with rifle, 20 shots at 16-yard trap with shotgun), took the International All Around Shooting title at San Antonio.
October 16, 1960
Charles Stearns of Bellflower, Calif., world water ski champion, bounced 50 miles on a single ski from Long Beach, Calif. to Catalina Island and return, won the Grand National Ocean Marathon, a fog-shrouded race that only 19 out of 49 starters finished.
Bill Muncey of Seattle, piloting Miss Thriftway at an average speed of 103.577 mph, captured the Governor's Cup for unlimited hydros on the Ohio River at Madison, Ind. and clinched the national unlimited high point championship for the first time.