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A roundup of the sports information of the week

July 31, 1961
July 31, 1961

Table of Contents
July 31, 1961

The Record
Winners All The Way
Paradise Tennis
Boxing
Horse Racing
Baseball's Week
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—After winning the first two races in a week of 12-meter competition on Long Island Sound, Chandler Hovey's Easterner lost three races to Columbia and one to Weatherly. But with three second places, the Marblehead, Mass. yacht, skippered by Bus Mosbacher, was over-all winner. Paul Shields's Columbia, skippered by his 27-year-old nephew, Glit Shields, tied with Henry Mercer's Weatherly, skippered by Arthur Knapp Jr., for second place. Dick Kaup's BLUE HORIZON was 23rd to finish the 333-mile Chicago-to-Mackinac race but won the event with a corrected time of 48:26:24. First to finish was Charles Kotovic's Gypsy with an elapsed time of 59:28-20.

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Bill Muncey of Seattle piloted the new Miss Century 21 to three straight heat victories, winning the Diamond Cup for unlimited hydros in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He averaged up to 106.275 mph.

FENCING—Lieut. Robert Beck, third in the Olympic pentathlon last year, won the épée title in the national championship matches at Los Angeles. Left-handed Lawrence Anastasi of Philadelphia won the individual foil, beating Edwin Richards of Boston and Martin Davis of Philadelphia in a fence-off after the three tied for first place. The National team trophy went to the New York Athletic Club.

GOLF—BRUCE CRAMPTON, former Australian Open champion, held a narrow lead through the final round to win the $30,000 Milwaukee Open by one stroke over Gay Brewer Jr. and Bob Goalby, both of Crystal River, Fla. Crampton shot a 272 for 72 holes. It was his first win in a PGA tournament.

Kel Nagle of Australia shot sub-par golf to win the French Open in Paris by four strokes over fellow countryman Peter Thomson. Nagle's score for the 72 holes was 271. Four days later in Woodbrook, Ireland, Nagle took the Irish Hospitals tournament with a brilliant 72-hole total of 260.

Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S.C. birdied the last hole to beat Barbara Romack and win the $7,500 Cosmopolitan championship in Rockton, Ill.

HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER ($2.40) won his seventh straight, beating Australia's Apmat by two lengths in the $30,500 Liberty Bell Pace at Brandywine. With Eddie Cobb driving, the 5-year-old went the mile in 1:59 1/5.

Merrie Duke ($12.60), with Johnny Patterson in the sulky, moved to the front in the first quarter and stayed there to win the $40,000 Challenge Cup at Roosevelt by 3¼ lengths over France's Kracovie. Favored Su Mac Lad was third. The 4-year-old gelding covered the 1¼ miles in 2:33 3/5.

HORSE RACING—KELSO ($3) turned in a thundering stretch drive under Eddie Arcaro to overtake front-running Divine Comedy and win the $112,800 Brooklyn Handicap at strike-harassed Aqueduct by 1¼ lengths. The Bohemia Stable's 4-year-old, carrying the heaviest weight of his career (136 pounds), ran the 1¼ miles in a fast 2:01 3/5 to become the third Thoroughbred to capture the handicap triple crown—the Metropolitan, Suburban and Brooklyn. It was the 11th straight victory for Kelso (see page 46).

Rattle Dancer ($13.20) blazed down the stretch to catch Doc Jocoy in the final strides for a neck victory in the $147,800 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes, richest race for 2-year-olds thus far this year. With apprentice Robert Yanez in the saddle, C. V. Whitney's son of Native Dancer ran the six furlongs in 1:09 4/5.

My Portrait ($58.80) held to the rail all the way to take the $56,800 Monmouth Oaks by a neck over John W. Galbreath's filly Primonetta. The Fred W. Hooper filly, with Ray Broussard up, equaled the track record of 1:48 4/5 for 1‚⅛ miles.

MOTOR SPORTS—INNES IRELAND of Britain, after losing his lead to Joakim Bonnier of Sweden on the next to last lap of the 177-mile German Grand Prix in Stuttgart, caught his rival in the stretch to win by a bare 1/10 of a second. Dan Gurney of Riverside, Calif. was third, only 2/10 of a second behind Bonnier. Ireland averaged 105.27 mph.

SWIMMING—TED STICKLES, an Indiana University sophomore, broke two records at the Cuyahoga Falls Invitational meet in Akron, winning the 200-meter individual medley in 2:20.5 for an American record and cutting nearly eight seconds off the 400-meter individual medley world record with a 4:56.8.

Papsie Georgian, graceful 15-year-old miss from Oakland, Calif., swam to the strains of La Bohème as she won the AAU synchronized solo championship in Union, N.J. by a hemidemisemiquaver over Barbara Burke of Holly wood, who swam to Danse Macabre.

TENNIS—BERNARD BARTZEN of Dallas defeated Don Dell of Bethesda, Md. 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in Chicago to win his fourth National Clay Court title.

Edda Buding, 24-year-old newcomer from Cologne, Germany, played consistent tennis to defeat U.S.'s top-seeded Karen Hantze of Chula Vista, Calif. 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, becoming the first foreign player to win the women's clay court singles in 12 years.

Justina Bricka and Carole Hanks, both of St. Louis, defeated Donna Floyd of Arlington, Va. and Belmar Gunderson of Chambersburg, W.Va. 6-3, 6-2 in the women's doubles. CHUCK McKINLEY of St. Louis and DENNIS RALSTON of Bakersfield, Calif. beat Ramsey Earnhart of Ventura, Calif. and Marty Riessam of Evanston, Ill. 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the men's doubles.

TRACK & FIELD—The U.S. men beat the West German men 120-91 at dual meet in Stuttgart, Germany, and the West German women beat the U.S. women 66-38 in Karlsruhe (see page 12). A highlight of the meets was an exhibition race by Wilma Rudolph at Stuttgart, in which she bettered her own 100-meter world record with a time of 11.2.

MEN'S COMPETITION
100 meters, Frank Budd (10.4); 200 meters, Manfred Germar (20.7); 400 meters. Earl Young (46.5); 800 meters, Paul Schmidt (1:51.3); 1,500 meters, Dyrol Burleson (3:50.3); 5,000 meters, Horst Flossbach (14:08.6); 10,000 meters. John Gutknecht (29:46.8); steeplechase. Deacon Jones (8:47.4); 110-meter hurdles, Hayes Jones (13.8); 400-meter hurdles. Cliff Cushman (50.4); 400-meter relay, Jones, Budd, Charles Frazier, Young (39.9); 1,600-meter relay, Adolph Plummer, Jerry Siebert, Young, Ulis Williams (3:06.1); high jump, John Thomas (7 feet ½ inch); broad jump, Ralph Boston (26 feet 3¼ inches); hop, step and jump, Joerg Wischmeyer (50 feet 9¼ inches); pole vault, Henry Wadsworth (15 feet 1 inch); shotput. Jay Silvester (60 feet 5 inches); discus, Jay Silvester (189 feet 3¼ inches); hammer throw, Hans Wulff (196 feet 2 inches); javelin, Rolf Herings (245 feet 0 inches).

WOMEN'S COMPETITION

100 meters, Wilma Rudolph (11.5); 200 meters, Jutta Heine (24.3); 800 meters, Antje Gleichfeld (2:11.1); 80-meter hurdles. Ingrid Schlundt (10.9); 400-meter relay, Maren Collin, Renate Bronnsack, Martha Langbein, Heine (45.8); high jump, Ingrid Becker (5 feet 5 inches); broad jump, Willye White (21 feet ¼ inch); shotput, Sigrun Grabert (49 feet 6¾ inches); discus, Kriemhild Hausmann (166 feet 1¾ inches); javelin, Anneliese Gerhards (173 feet 1½ inches).

Running again in White City, England 48 hours later, the U.S. men, overcoming fatigue and injuries, beat the British men 122-88 for their third straight international win. The U.S. women lost by a surprisingly small score to the highly favored British women, 50-56. The winners:

MEN'S COMPETITION
100 yards. Budd (9.7); 220 yards, Dave Jones (21.2); 440 yards, Williams (46.3); 880 yards, Burleson (1:52.7); mile, Jim Beatty (3:59.7); three miles, Gordon Pirie (13:16.4); six miles, tie between Basil Heatley and Martin Hyman (28.07); steeplechase, George Young (8:47); 120-yard hurdles, Hayes Jones (13.9); 440-yard hurdles, Dixon Farmer (51.3); 440-yard relay, Jones, Budd, Frazier, Young (40.0); mile relay, Norman Futter, Barry Jackson, Robert Brightwell, Adrian Metcalfe (3:07); high jump, Thomas (6 feet 10 inches); broad jump, Boston (25 feet 1¾ inches); hop; step and jump, Fred Alsop (50 feet 6¼ inches); pole vault, Wadsworth (15 feet 2 inches); shotput. Arthur Rowe (62 feet 7 inches); discus, Silvester (193 feet 9½ inches); hammer, Harold Payne (198 feet 1 inch); javelin, Charles Wilkinson (230 feet 11 inches).

WOMEN'S COMPETITION
100 yards, White (10.9); 220 yards, Earnestine Pollard (24.2); 880 yards, Joy Jordan (2:08.6); 80-meter hurdles, Betty Moore (11.0); 440-yard relay, White, Pollard, Vivian Brown, Rudolph (45.5); high jump, Dorothy Shirley (5 feet 7 inches); broad jump, White (21 feet 1¾ inches); shotput, Suzanne All-day (47 feet); discus, Sharon Shepherd (154 feet 5 inches); javelin, Susan Platt (154 feet 4 inches).

MILEPOSTS—DIED: ED REULBACH, 78, only major leaguer ever to pitch two shutouts in a double-header, in Glens Falls, N.Y. Reulbach, a big righthander for the Chicago Cubs, threw his two shutouts against Brooklyn in 1908 as part of a string of four consecutive shutouts.

DIED: CHARLES J. BARRIE, 83, trainer, exhibitor, importer of horses and internationally known horse-show judge, in Teaneck, N.J. Barrie judged at every important show in the U.S.