BASEBALL—In a dramatic finish EL CAJON (Calif.) defeated El Campo (Texas) 4-2 to win the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Monterrey (Mexico) defeated Hawaii 4-0 for third place. More than 450,000 youngsters representing 30,000 teams on five continents played this year.
This is an article from the Sept. 4, 1961 issue
San Carlos (Calif.), behind the cool pitching and powerful batting of Steve Caria (seven strikeouts and only two walks, as well as a three-run homer), defeated Englewood, N.J. 9-2 in the Babe Ruth World Series in Glendive. Mont.
Detroit beat Cleveland 7-6 to win the National Amateur Baseball Federation title for the third time in the last four years. Jim Zeiter, who hurled 6‚Öì innings, was the winning pitcher and named the tournament's most valuable player.
BOATING—ROBERT SIDES, Dean of Admissions at Phillips Academy, scored 54¼ points in four races to win the 210-class international yacht championship at Boston.
Albert A. Frost Jr. of San Diego collected 131¼ points in five races to win the international 110-class championship at Bay City, Mich. for the third straight year.
Ed Walsh of Camden, N.J. finished third in the fifth and final race for a total of 243¼ points and the Thistle national title at Racine, Wis.
Cornelius Shields Jr. won the final race in a nine-race series to edge out Warner Willcox by half a point (58¾-58¼) to win the Hipkins Trophy at Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
BOXING—DOUG JONES, second-ranked light heavyweight, ran his winning streak to 19 when he scored a TKO over Philadelphia's Von Clay in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden. Jones sent Clay sprawling after a right to the jaw: when the Philadelphian staggered to his feet at the count of nine the referee stopped the fight.
Henry Hank, penalized for a low blow that caused Referee Tom Brisco to give his opponent Franz Szuzina of Germany a three-minute rest during the seventh round, won the decision anyway, in a 10-round middleweight bout in Detroit.
CHESS—PAL BENKO of New York collected 11 points (10 wins, two draws), successfully defended his National Open championship in San Francisco. Zoltan Kovacs of Los Angeles was second with 10 points. Tied for third were Arthur Bisgnier of New York and Robert Byrne of Indianapolis, each with 9½ points.
CRICKET—With rain reducing the final day of play at the Oval in Kennington by three hours, England achieved a draw in its fifth Test match with Australia. Thus AUSTRALIA, with a 2-1 edge over the British in the five matches, retained the Ashes. Raman Subba Row ended his Test career by becoming the second English batsman to score centuries in his first and last Test matches against Australia.
FISHING—BEN FONTAINE of New Orleans, newly elected president of the International Casting Federation, tossed a 3/8-ounce bait with a stationary spool reel 277 feet 11 inches to set a new world record (old record: 259 feet 6 inches) at the world championships in Oslo.
GOLF—ANNE QUAST DECKER of Seattle shot par golf to overwhelm Phyllis Preuss of Pompano Beach, Fla. 14 and 13 in their 36-hole final to win the USGA Women's Amateur Championship in Tacoma, Wash, (see page 18).
Howard Creel of Colorado Springs, Colo. defeated Adrian McManus of Pasadena, Calif. on the 19th hole to win the world senior amateur title in Colorado Springs.
Jay Hebert of Lafayette, La., after blowing a five-stroke lead in the final round of the $50,000 American Classic in Akron to end up with 278 and a first-place tie with Gary Player, sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win.
HARNESS RACING—SU MAC LAD ($4.20) took over the lead at the end of the first half mile, then went on to win the $25,000 Volo Song trot at Yonkers by 3/4 of a length over Merrie Duke in the happy time of 2:33—as fast a 1¼ miles as has ever been trotted on a half-mile track.
O'Brien Hanover ($6) stepped out after the first half to win the $25,000 Bye Bye Byrd pace at Yonkers by 2¼ lengths over Mr. Budlong. With George Phalen in the sulky, the Hugh Grant pacer covered the mile in a fast 1:59 2/5.
HORSE RACING—CARRY BACK ($4), injured in the Belmont Stakes June 3 after winning both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, came on with a rush to stage a comeback in the modest $6,000 Joseph Altman Purse at Atlantic City, and won by a neck over Mrs. Ada L. Rice's Rare Rice. The brown colt, owned by Mrs. Katherine Price and ridden by a pleased Johnny Sellers, carried top weight of 117 pounds, covered the seven furlongs in 1:24 3/5 over a sticky track.
Jaipur ($8.20), following Bruno Ferrari's front running Su Ka Wa until the stretch, stepped smartly out to win the $117,275 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga by healthy six lengths. With Eddie Arcaro guiding, the George D. Widener colt splashed the 6½ furlongs in 1:16 2/5 over a sloppy track.
Bluescope ($9.40) charged along the outside to take the $33,150 Warren Wright Memorial Handicap at Arlington Park by one length over Fred W. Hooper's Crozier and set an Arlington Park record for the mile of 1:33 4/5. With Bill Hartack up, the 3-year-old Bluescope cut a fifth of a second off the track record.
Cicada ($3.20), with a daring Ismael Valenzuela directing, squeezed herself space along the rail, then forced her way into the lead to win the $80,700 Spin-away Stakes at Saratoga by a neck over George D. Widener's Pontivy. The 2-year-old filly sprinted the six furlongs in a speedy 1:12, fastest time for the stakes in over 10 years.
Shirley Jones ($8.80), carrying top weight of 124 pounds, began to hustle after the stretch turn, came home winner of the $46,600 Arlington Matron Handicap by 1½ lengths over Call Card. The filly, owned by James O. McCue and ridden by Howard Grant, ran the mile and a furlong in 1:48, a record for the Matron.
MODERN PENTATHLON—IGOR NOVIKOV, 32-year-old Russian schoolteacher, scored a record 5,217 points in the five events (fencing, shooting, horseback riding, swimming, cross-country running) of the world championships in Moscow, won for the fourth time. Russia took the team title. Hungary was second, the U.S. third.
SHOOTING—STEVE BARRINGER of Russell, Kans. broke 99 out of 100. outshot more than 2,300 of the country's top marksmen to win the Grand American Handicap at the national trapshooting championships in Vandalia. Ohio. JOE HIESTAND of Hillsboro, Ohio, broke 98 out of 100 to win the doubles (simultaneous targets) title for the fourth time. TONY BIAGI of Highland Park, III., after breaking 200 straight, shot a record-breaking 325 straight in a shootoff against Dan Orlich of Reno, to win the North American clay target title.
At Camp Perry, Ohio, Army Sergeant ALFRED FALCON of Wheaton, III. and Navy PO 1/C Charles Bover of Brattleboro. Vt. each shot a 248 out of a possible 250, but Falcon, who placed half his shots in the V ring within the bull's-eye, won the national individual rifle title.
SWIMMING—After first losing and then winning a meet in Holland, the current top crop of touring U.S. girl swimmers crossed the Channel for a meet in London, where five of the U.S. team promptly came down with enteritis. Doubling up, the U.S. won anyway 90-74, and set two world records while tying a third. After Becky Collins swam the 220-yard butterfly in 2:33.6 to lower her own world mark, Donna de Varona did the 440-yard individual medley in 5:37.9, cutting more than two seconds off the world record, and Carolyn Wood did the 110-yard butterfly in 1:10, to equal the pending world record.
Chet Jastremski of Indianapolis, who set two world records at the national outdoor championships the week before, set two more at the San Joaquin Valley championship in Fresno, Calif. when he swam the 110-yard breaststroke in 1:09.6 and the 220-yard breaststroke in 2:34.1. Ted Stickles of San Mateo, Calif. also set a world record with 4:57.1 in the 440-yard individual medley as did Mike Mealiffe with 1:00.2 in the 110-yard butterfly.
WATER SKIING—SYLVIE HULSEMANN, 17, of Luxembourg edged out Defending Champion Vicki Van Hook of Long Beach, Calif. to win the women's over-all title at the world championships at Long Beach. Sylvie had 2,911 points to Vicki's 2,830. BRUNO ZACCADI of Italy won the men's over-all title while LARRY PENACHO, 17, of San Diego soared 150 feet 8 inches to set an international record in men's jumping (old record: 127 feet). The U.S. won the team championship, with France second.
MILEPOST—DIED: DR. DEXTER W. DRAPER, 80, University of Pennsylvania tackle who made the Walter Camp All-America as a junior in 1908, in Lancaster. Pa.