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A roundup of the sports information of the week

July 03, 1961
July 03, 1961

Table of Contents
July 3, 1961

Record Dash
Spanish Soccer
Gung-Ho Marine
Tennis
Acknowledgments
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—DR. BRITTON CHANCE, 1952 Olympic champion from Philadelphia, won four out of five races to sail off with the 5.5-meter championship of the Baltic regatta in Russia. Chance had 6,914 points to 4,835 points for Paul Borowsky of East Germany, who was second.

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BOXING—BOB CLEROUX of Montreal opened a cut over Alex Miteff's left eye in the fourth round of their heavyweight bout in Montreal, continued to work on it until the fight was stopped after the sixth, giving Cleroux a seven-round TKO.

At Madison Square Garden Middleweight YAMA BAHAMA of Bimini, B.W.I, found young Jose Gonzalez an easy mark, poked his way to a 10-round decision before a small and bored audience of 2,000.

FOOTBALL—The WEST ALL-STARS stopped the East's running attack, then survived three touchdown passes by Georgia's Fran Tarkenton to score 30-20 victory in the first All-America College Bowl game at Buffalo, N.Y. Washington's Bob Schloredt and UCLA's Bill Kilmer put on their own passing show (mostly to UCLA End Marv Luster, voted the most valuable player in the game) and threw for two touchdowns. The West added two more touchdowns on Schloredt's five-yard run and a blocked kick.

GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER, hard pressed by playing partner Sam Snead's 5-under-par 66 on the final round, shot a two-under-par 69, finished with a 271, two strokes under Snead to win the $30,000 Western Open in Grand Rapids.

United States defeated Canada 7½ to 4½ to win the Carling Cup in St. Louis. Decisive victories were turned in by the two U.S. teams of Julius Boros and Chuck Kocsis, Ernie Vossler and Ed Meister, each for 2½ points.

Jack Nicklaus, in an all-Ohio State final, took the lead from the first green, held off a late rally by his schoolmate Mike Podolski to win the National Collegiate title at Lafayette, Ind. 5 and 3 (see page 48). Nicklaus was 6 under par at the end of the 33 holes.

Judy Hoetmer, 20-year-old University of Washington junior, staged a late comeback to defeat Karen Schull of the University of Kansas 1-up to win the Women's Collegiate championship in Ann Arbor, Mich.

George Dawson, 59-year-old sporting goods company executive, left a field of 220 far behind to win the Western Seniors championship in Milwaukee for the third time. Dawson shot a one-under-par 139, 10 strokes under second-place George Haggerty of Detroit.

Billy Joe Patton of Morganton, N.C. ran off with the Southern Amateur championship in Knoxville, Tenn., defeated Sonny Ellis of Atlanta 10 and 9 for the title.

HARNESS RACING—COUNTESS ADIOS ($4.20) edged out stablemate Dancer Hanover by½ length to capture the $50,000 Harness Tracks of America Pace Final at Roosevelt (see page 8). The 4-year-old, with Del Miller in the sulky, paced the mile in 2:00 3/5.

Merrie Duke ($7.40) came from sixth place on the backstretch to win the $69.431 American-National Maturity Trot at Sportsman's Park by 3½ lengths over Leon Hanover. The 4-year-old, driven by John Patterson, trotted the mile over a muddy track in 2:06.

HORSE RACING—BOWL OF FLOWERS ($2.90), avenging her loss to Funloving in the Mother Goose Stakes, won by 5½ lengths over the Ogden Phipps filly in $116,625 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont. Ridden by Eddie Arcaro, the Brookmeade Stable's 3-year-old ran the 1¼ miles in 2:03 1/5.

American comet ($29.40) came barreling up from ninth place in the stretch to take the lead with 200 yards to go, kept pushing to win the $61,200 Michigan Mile at Detroit by a length over Natego, who at 82 to 1 paid $63 to place. Favorite Pied D'Or finished ninth. Owned by C. W. Smith and ridden by Earl Knapp, American Comet ran the 11/16 miles in 1:43.

Bushel-N-Peck ($5) held off a challenge by Songman in the $55,175 first division of the Cinema Handicap at Hollywood Park to win by 1¼ lengths. With Eddie Burns up, the Rex Ellsworth filly ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:48.

Four-And-Twenty ($4.80), in the $54,675 second division, stayed in front all the way to beat Mr. America by more than five lengths. The Alberta Ranches colt, ridden by Johnny Longden, ran the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:47.

MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS pushed his Lotus 19 to an average 84.7 mph to take both divisions of Canada's first international race at Mosport Park, northeast of Toronto. Jo Bonnier of Sweden was second in the 200-mile race.

In the season opener at Watkins Glen, N.Y. BOB BUCHER of Binghamton, N.Y. hit speeds of 125 mph in his Porsche RSK to win the Glen Classic road race. Bucher averaged 84.23 mph for the 76 miles.

OLYMPIC GAMES—At its meeting in Athens the INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE set the dates (Oct. 11-Oct. 25) and picked the events (20) for the 1964 Tokyo Games. For the first time judo and volleyball will be on the schedule. The Winter Olympics, which will include tobogganing and luge, also for the first time, will be held in Innsbruck, Austria Jan. 29 through Feb. 9. The committee approved a new amateur code but left the most difficult questions for a future session.

TENNIS—BOB HEWITT of Australia defeated an indifferent Chuck McKinley of St. Louis 6-2, 6-3 to win the London Grass Court title, while his fellow countrywoman MARGARET SMITH beat Nancy Richey of San Angelo, Texas 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 for the women's title.

Arthur Ashe Jr., 17, of St. Louis defeated Jim Parker, also of St. Louis, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 to win the National Interscholastic championship in Charlottesville, Va. Ashe, tutored by Althea Gibson's coach. Dr. Robert Johnson, is the first Negro to win the tournament.

Terry Ann Fretz of Occidental College, Los Angeles upset first-seeded Sue Behlman of Long Beach (Calif.) State 7-5, 6-2 to capture the National Collegiate women's title in St. Louis. Top-seeded ALLEN FOX defeated Ray Senkowski of Michigan 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to win the singles title at the National Collegiate championship in Ames, Iowa and boost UCLA's score to 17 points and the team title. Southern Cal was second with 16 points.

TRACK AND FIELD—At the AAU CHAMPIONSHIPS in New York the world's oldest track record—9.3 for the 100-yard dash—held by 13 runners fell to Villanova's Frank Budd, who turned in a 9.2 (see page 10). In the high jump Southern Cal's Bob Avant leaped seven feet along with Boston's John Thomas, was given the title for fewer misses. Other champions were: 120 high hurdles, Hayes Jones, 13.6; 220 low hurdles, Don Styron, 23.2; 440 hurdles, Clif Cushman, 50.9; 3.000-meter steeplechase, Charles (Deacon) Jones, 8:48; 220-yard dash, Paul Drayton, 21 flat; 440, Otis Davis, 46.1; 880, Jim Dupree, 1:48.5; mile, Dyrol Burleson, 4:04.9; two-mile walk, Ronald Zinn, 14:46.8; three-mile run, Laszlo Tabori, 13:50; six-mile run, John Gutknecht, 28:52.6; pole vault, Ron Morris, 15 feet 8 inches; broad jump, Ralph Boston, 26 feet, 11¼ inches; hop, step and jump. Bill Sharpe, 52 feet 4¾ inches; shot-put, Dallas Long, 62 feet 2 inches; javelin, John Fromm, 249 feet 11½ inches; discus, Jay Silvester, 195 feet 8 inches; hammer, Harold Connolly, 213 feet 6½ inches.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: HARRY (COOKIE) LAVAGETTO, 46, manager of the Minnesota Twins and the Washington Senators for three seasons before the team moved to Minnesota, after his team slipped from first to ninth place in the American League (see page 6). SAM MELE, 38, Twins' third-base coach, was picked as the new manager.

NAMED: JACK WESTLAND, 56, Congressman from Everett, Wash. and U.S. Amateur golf champion in 1952, as captain of the Walker Cup team, which will play England in September, by the U.S. Golf Association.

DIED: EDWARD GAEDEL, 36, only midget (3 feet 7 inches) ever to play in a major league baseball game, in Chicago. Gaedel was one of Bill Veeck's most successful publicity stunts. As a member of the old St. Louis Browns, he made baseball history on Aug. 19, 1951 when, in his first and last appearance, he strutted out to the plate at Sportsman's Park to face a baffled Detroit pitcher, Bob Cain. When Umpire Ed Hurley ordered Cain to pitch he missed the diminutive strike zone four straight times. Gaedel's contract was later disapproved by League President Will Harridge, "in the best interest of baseball."

DIED: JOHN W. RANDOLPH, 57, newspaperman whose humorous, poignant stories about fumbling, neophyte outdoorsmen were chronicled in his New York Times column Wood, Field and Stream, in Colrain, Mass. Randolph's beat extended from coast to coast and his self-portraits of the foibles of the hunter and angler who rarely brought home anything but tales of a missed shot or the one that got away were enjoyed by millions of sportsmen.