BASEBALL—After 11games in their 16-game tour of Japan, the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS led seven gamesto three with one tie. In the eighth game the Giants grabbed a 7-0 lead, onlyto lose it when the Japanese All-Stars struck back with seven runs before thegame was called in the 10th inning. San Francisco won the ninth, 10th and 11thgames, beating the Osaka Giants 4-2 and the All-Stars twice, 9-1 in their mostdecisive victory of the tour and 7-2.
This is an article from the Nov. 14, 1960 issue
BASKETBALL—ThePHILADELPHIA WARRIORS continued to romp at the head of the National BasketballAssociation. In a game against Cincinnati the Warriors overpowered the Royals131-113, held an ankle-bruised Oscar Robertson to 14 points. In the first oftwo games against Detroit the Warriors came from behind with a last-period rushof 44 points to win 136-121. WILT CHAMBERLAIN, though he missed all 10 of hisfree throws, turned in his best performance of the season, with 44 points. Inthe second game Chamberlain scored 32 points to lead Philadelphia to a 130-123victory and their sixth straight win without a loss. PHILADELPHIA, leader inNBA Eastern Division standings; ST. LOUIS, leader in Western Division.
BOXING—CHICCALDERWOOD of Scotland, Britain's unbeaten light-heavyweight champion, flooredRolf Peters of Germany three times for a four-round TKO, at Paisley, Scotland.Calderwood also won ringside praise from aging champion Archie Moore. "Man,I was impressed," said Archie. "That boy can really punch."
Billy Hunter,after trailing Heavyweight Ray Lopez of Cuba on all three cards at the end ofthe fifth round, ended the fight with a six-round KO, at New York.
Marcel Pigou ofParis won a 10-round split decision over veteran Ralph (Tiger) Jones,middleweights, at Boston.
Ralph Dupas,behind a steady stream of lefts, won a seven-round TKO over CanadianWelterweight Champion Gale Kerwin, at New Orleans.
Erich Schoeppnerof Germany, 10-round decision over Frankie Daniels of Bakersfield, Calif.,light heavyweights, Dortmund, Germany.
ClevelandWilliams, four-round KO over George Moore, heavyweights, Houston.
CHESS—After eightrounds at the Chess Olympics at Leipzig, East Germany, Russia pulled ahead ofthe U.S. 24 points to 20½. In the fifth round Bobby Fischer, U.S. champion,held World Champion Mikhail Tal of Russia to a 21-move draw.
HARNESS RACING—AIRRECORD ($7.50) took the second leg of the $50,000 World Championship trot for4-year-olds at Yonkers by 1½ lengths over Hickory Pride, won the two-racechampionship by one point over France's Mick d'Angerieux, who won the firstheat a week earlier. Driven by George Sholty, the brown mare, usually a slowstarter, stayed close to the leaders in the eight-horse field, pulled away fromHickory Pride with a quarter mile to go and finished the 1¼ miles in 2:35. AirRecord was third in the first heat for a total of 8 points, while Mickd'Angerieux was fourth in the second heat for a total of 7 points.
Su Mac Lad ($5.80)rushed through a driving downpour to win the second leg of the $75,000 AmericanTrotting Classic at Inglewood, Calif. by 2 lengths over Senator Frost, one milein 2:00 4/5. Stanley Dancer, driver.
In the four-dayHARRISBURG, PA. STANDARDBRED SALE, 874 horses were auctioned off for a record$3,225,100. Hanover (Pa.) breeding farm did its best business ever, sold 120horses for over $1 million, including two, Fury Hanover and Lehigh Hanover, for$60,000 each, and a son of Adios, Mitch Hanover, for $65,000.
HOCKEY—MONTREALedged ahead of Chicago and into first place in the National Hockey League whenCenter JEAN BELIVEAU scored three goals in the first period of a game againstToronto, then held the Maple Leafs to one goal in the last period for a 3-1victory In their next game, against Chicago, the Canadiens held on to firstplace when DICKIE MOORE scored two third-period goals to tie the Black Hawks4-4. Moore's two goals ran his total to 15, highest in the league.
HORSE RACING—GOODMOVE ($38.40) won the $61,470 Selima Stakes at Laurel by a length over TimesTwo and set a track record of 1:44 3/5 for the 1 1/16 miles. Eric Guerinup.
Divine Comedy($6.20) coasted in to an 8-length victory over Ouija Board in the $56,600Roamer Handicap at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old set a track record of 1:55 4/5 forthe 1 3/16 miles. Willie Shoemaker up.
HORSE SHOW—At theeight-day National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden (see page 67), the U.S.lost one of its greatest jumpers. Trail Guide, who suffered a broken neck afterfalling in competition. The 21-year-old horse, last of the great Army mounts,was low scorer in both the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. GEORGE MORRIS of New Canaan,Conn. won the Good Will Challenge Trophy jumping event, in which Trail Guidewas killed, with two perfect rounds. VICKI REITER, 16, of Akron, won the GoodHands saddle seat championship, the biggest prize for juniors, immediatelyannounced her retirement. "There really isn't any place else for me togo," explained Vicki. In one of the closest, competitions LUCY CULLMAN ofStamford, Conn. won the Harry T. Peters Memorial Challenge Trophy by 2/10 of apoint (326.8 to 326.6) over Ellen Bongard of Scarsdale, N.Y. McLAIN STREET,owned by Duffy Stables and ridden by Johnny Bell, won the ProfessionalHorsemen's Association Trophy, a season-long competition.
SKIN DIVING—ENZOMAIORCA of Sicily broke his own world depth record with a 49-meter plunge intothe Mediterranean off Syracuse, Sicily. Maiorca wore fins and carried a19.8-pound spear gun, was under one minute 20 seconds.
SOCCER—TOTTENHAMHOTSPUR of London beat Fulham 5-1 to run its unbeaten streak to a record 16games, now leads the English league with 31 points.
TENNIS—BOB HEWITTof Australia upset his fellow countryman Neale Fraser, this year's Wimbledonand U.S. champion, 3-6, 6-4, 7-9, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Queenslandchampionship at Brisbane, but lost the title in straight sets, 14-12, 6-0, 6-3to Roy Emerson.
TRACK &FIELD—ROBERT LOWE of Brown University won the 5-mile Heptagonal GamesAssociation cross-country championship at New York by 100 yards over Yale'sBill Bachrach, covered the distance in 25:59. ARMY won the team championshipfor the third straight year to retire the Auerbach trophy.
VOLLEYBALL—Infirst round of the world championships at Rio de Janeiro, Russia beat U.S.men's team 15-7, 15-13 and 16-14. Russia also beat U.S. women's team 16-14,15-5 and 15-5.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED:VERN LAW, Pittsburgh pitcher who won 20 games during the regular season and twogames against the New York Yankees in the World Series, the Cy Young Award asmajor league pitcher of the year.
RETIRED: GEORGEWEISS, 66, general manager of the Yankees, effective December 31, under aYankee retirement policy which inactivates an employee after he is 65. Weisswill remain with the club in an advisory capacity.
PROMOTED: H. ROYHAMEY, assistant general manager of the Yankees, to succeed George Weiss asgeneral manager.
HIRED: BILLDEWITT, who quit as president of the Detroit Tigers last month, as generalmanager of the Cincinnati Reds.
FIRED: DON ROSSI,general manager of the Dallas Texans of the American Football League, by LamarHunt, owner of the Texans. Rossi claimed he was fired for protesting Hunt'spolicy of giving away free tickets to Texan games. Said Rossi, "We gaveaway tickets by the thousands. I wanted to protect the season ticket holdersand pointed out to him [Hunt]...it would be impossible to sell season ticketsfor 1961."
INJURED: MICKEYTHOMPSON, holder of the U.S. land-speed record (363.67 mph), in a hydroplanerace on Lake Mead in Nevada. He suffered a compression fracture of avertebra—paralyzing his legs—when his boat took a bad bounce.
DIED: EVERETTSCOTT SR., 68, former major league shortstop, at Fort Wayne, Ind. Scott playedin 1,307 consecutive games from June 1916 to May 1925, a record broken only byLou Gehrig.
DIED: BOBBYWALLACE, 87, member of baseball's Hall of Fame and former manager of St. LouisBrowns and the Cincinnati Reds, at Torrance, Calif.