BASEBALL—The secondAmerican and National League ALL-STAR Game of the season, played in Boston'sFenway Park, ended in a 1-1 tie as rain ended play at the end of the ninth. TheTigers' Rocky Colavito slammed a home run off Cincinnati's Bob Purkey in thefirst to give the AL its one run; St. Louis' Bill White drove in the Brave'sEddie Mathews on a single in the sixth for the NL's only run.
BOATING—WhileClayton Ewing's Dyna, as usual, was first to finish in one of the fastest PortHuron-to-Mackinac races ever sailed (Dyna's elapsed time for the 235-mile runwas 33:15:23), it was Joseph Kreuger's spanking-new 34-foot yawl SIXTH GIRL, aclass D entry, that took over-all honors with a corrected time of 29:25:22.
BOXING—EMILEGRIFFITH, welterweight champion since April, cruised through a slow 10 roundswith middleweight Yama Bahama of Bimini, W.I., won easily by decision.
Ralph Dupas,fourth-ranked welterweight from New Orleans, abandoned his usual dancing style,carried the fight to Guy Sumlin to take a 12-round split decision in Mobile,Ala.
August 6, 1961
GOLF—Jerry Barbersank putts of 20, 40 and 60 feet on the final three holes to tie front-runningDon January at 277 and send the 564,800 PGA Championship at Chicago's OlympiaFields CC into a playoff (see pane 10). Barber won by one stroke on the 18thhole of their playoff when January hit into two traps and missed a 10-foot puttfor a bogey 5.
HARNESS RACING—SUMAC LAD ($3.20) flashed across the finish ¾ of a length in front of Air Recordin the $25,000 Chestertown free-for-all trot at Roosevelt. With Stanley Dancerdriving, the 7-year-old covered the mile in a snappy 2:00 4/5, fastest for atrotter this season, his ninth victory in 12 starts.
Merrie Duke ($4.80)took the third leg of the Harness Tracks of America trot at Scioto Downs inColumbus, Ohio by 2¼ lengths over Elaine Rodney. The 4-year-old gelding, drivenby Johnny Patterson, trotted the mile in 1:59 4/5 for a track record.
HORSERACING—AIRMANS GUIDE ($6.80), nonchalantly swishing her tail, coasted to a3½-length victory over William B. MacDonald's ROYAL NATIVE in the $159,687Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park, richest of all races for fillies and mares.Under Howard Grant (no relation to Owner Hugh Grant) the Kentucky-bred4-year-old, winner the week before of the New Castle, equaled the stake recordwith a speedy 2:02 2/5 for the 1¼ miles.
Ridan ($2.60) tookthe lead at the head of the stretch to win the $211,750 Arlington Futurity for2-year-olds by a comfortable 5½ lengths over Green Ticket. It was the fifthstraight victory for the unbeaten son of Nantallah. Ridden by Bill Hartack, theMrs. Moody Jolley colt ran the six furlongs in 1:09, only 1/5 of a second oft'the track record.
Batter Up ($7.80)led all the way to win the $100,000 Sorority Stakes for 2-year-old fillies atMonmouth Park 2¾ lengths ahead of Wood vale Farm's favored Polylady. TheWheatley Stable's daughter of Tom Fool, now winner of four of her six starts,ran the six furlongs under Hedley J. Wood-house in 1:12 over a sloppytrack.
Wise Ship ($14.40)took the lead at the start and held it to win the $100,000 Man o' War Handicapat Aqueduct 2¾ lengths in front of Bruno Ferrari's Harmonizing. MiltonRitzenberg's 4-year-old gelding, with Heliodoro Gustines up, covered the 1 5/8miles over a soft grass course in 2:50 2/5.
Whodunit ($5.20),High Tide Stable's distance-loving 6-year-old, did it with ease for the secondtime in three years in the $85,800 Sunset Handicap on closing day at HollywoodPark. 3¾ lengths ahead of Mrs. Connie Ring's Dress Up. Under Manuel Ycaza, whoflew from New York for the race, Whodunit ran the 1‚Öù miles in a fast 2:39.
The annualKeeneland summer sales of Thoroughbred yearlings took in a record $4.25 millionfor 298 yearlings. Top price of $130,000, highest ever paid for a yearling,went for a chestnut son of Swaps, owned by Leslie Combs II. New owner: JohnOlin, rifle manufacturer. A daughter of Nashua was purchased by Mrs. ElizabethGraham for $70,000, highest price ever paid for a filly yearling.
HORSE SHOW—PATSMYTHE of Britain and her horse Scorchin beat Italy's star horseman, RaimondoD'Inzeo, riding his chestnut Posillipo—the combination that won a gold medal inthe 1960 Olympics—for the John Player trophy in the Royal International Show atWhite City, London.
ROWING—Host St.Catharines Rowing Club amassed a record 443 points to win the ROYAL CANADIANHENLEY REGATTA in St. Catharines, Ont. over the Detroit Boat Club, teamchampion for the last three years, by more than 100 points. For the first time,St. Catharines took the senior eight, stroking the mile, 550 yards in a recordsix minutes 11 seconds. Seymour Cromwell, 25-year-old sculler from theCambridge, Mass. Riverside Boat Club, won the single sculls for the secondstraight year, by 3/4 of a length over Dave Knight of Philadelphia, while DaveHill of Philadelphia rowed to a 3/4-length victory in the High School singles,covering the mile course in 5:52.
SWIMMING—In adisplay of expected power the U.S. took five of the 10 first places in Japan'sNational championships in Tokyo. After setting a world record of 2:33.6 inqualifying for the 200-meter breast-stroke final, Chet Jastremski of IndianaUniversity won in 2:34, also broke the 100-meter world record in 1:10. Fellowschoolmate Tom Stock won the 100- and 200-meter backstroke races, in 1:02.9 and2:14, the latter only 8/10 of a second off his pending world record. Biggestupset of the meet was turned in. by California's Roy Saari, 16, who beatJapan's top distance swimmer, Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, in the 1,500-meter freestyleby a full three meters in 17:21.8, for a Japanese record. Best Japaneseperformance was a world record and winning 2:33.2 in the women's 200-meterbackstroke final.
TENNIS—In theNATIONAL BOYS AND GIRLS championship in Chattanooga, Hughby Curry of Orlando,Fla. defeated Doug Verdieck of Redlands, Calif. 6-4, 6-1 to win the13-and-under title, while Dickie Stockton of San Rafael, Calif, beat Verdieck'syounger brother Randy 6-1, 6-0 for the 11-and-under title. In a close matchPeaches Bartkowicz of Hamtramck, Mich, defeated Patsy Rippy 7-5, 9-7 to win hersecond consecutive title in the girls' 13-and-under division. Pony-tailedSheryl Smith of North Miami Beach beat Ann Roberts of Coral Gables, Fla. 6-1,6-3 to win the girls' 11-and-under.
Billie Jean Moffittof Long Beach, Calif., defeated Justina Bricka, a left-hander from St. Louis,6-3, 6-4 to win the women's singles at the Pennsylvania Lawn championship inHaverford, Pa.
Jon Douglas ofSanta Monica, Calif. defeated Frank Froehling of Coral Gables, Fla. 6-2, 6-3,6-1 to win the men's singles.
TRACK &FIELD—After a brief rest the U.S. team flew from London to Warsaw for the lastand what many thought might be the hardest meet on its summer-quick tour ofRussia, Germany, England and Poland. In murky weather the men won handily,121-91, to complete a sweep of all four meets and lay at rest earlier fearsthat the U.S., minus some of its brighter stars, might be beaten. In thewomen's half the Poles topped the U.S., 57-49. The winners:
100 meters, Frank Budd (10.5); 200 meters, Marian Foik (20.8); 400 meters, UlisWilliams (46.7); 800 meters, Jerry Siebert (1:55); 1.500 meters, Jim Beatty(3:440.9); 5,000 meters, Kazimierz Zimmy (14:11.6); 10,000 meters, Max Truex(30:08.4); 3,000-meter steeplechase, Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak (8:32.6); 110-meterhurdles, Hayes Jones (14.3); 400-meter hurdles, Cliff Cushman (51.2); 400-meterrelay, Jones, Budd, Charles Frazier, Paul Drayton (40.0); 1,600-meter relay,Williams, Cushman, Adolph Plummer, Earl Young (3:16.6); high jump, John Thomas(6 feet 11 3/4 inches); broad jump, Ralph Boston (26 feet 4½ inches); hop, stepand jump, Jan Jaskolski (52 feet 5 3/4 inches): pole vault, John Uelses (14feet 1¼ inches): shotput, Jay Silvester (61 feet 5¼ inches); discus, EdmundPiatkowski (193 feet 11½ inches); hammer throw, Tadeusz Rut (209 feet 3½inches); javelin, Marian Machowina (260 feet 3 inches).
100 meters, WilmaRudolph (11.5); 200 meters, Ernestine Pollard (24.2); 800 meters, ZofiaWalaskowa (2:17); 88-meter hurdles, Teresa Ciepla (11.2); 400-meter relay,Willye White, Pollard, Vivian Brown, Rudolph (45.0); high jump, Yaroslava Beida(5 feet 4 3/4 inches); broad jump, White (20 feet 8¼ inches); shotput, JadwigaKlimaj (49 feet 3¼ inches); discus, Kazimiera Rykowska (171 feet 8¼ inches);javelin, Teresa Tubck (148 feet 7 3/4 inches).
Pete McArdle of theNew York Athletic Club defeated Mike Allen of the Culver City (Calif.) AC bymore than a mile to win the AAU 30-kilometer run (18 3/4 miles) in1:45:44.5.
WEIGHTLIFTING—Three world records fell at the British amateur championships inLondon, the first to Poland's lightweight Waldemar Baszanowski, who snatched283 pounds, the second to Russia's middleweight Alexander Kurynov, who snatched298½ pounds to better his own record by one pound, the third to anotherRussian, world heavyweight champion Yuri Vlasov, who jerked 453 3/4 pounds.