Oct. 09, 1961
Oct. 09, 1961

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Oct. 9, 1961

Thoroughbred Racing
  • Roger Maris hit the home run that tied Babe Ruth's record on a curve ball thrown by Jack Fisher of the Orioles. It was a high drive so close to the right-field foul pole that Maris didn't run. "If it was fair," he said later, "I had plenty of time. If it was foul, I'd save my strength." So Maris, Catcher Gus Triandos and Umpire Bill Kinnamon all stood still and watched as the ball hit the third deck, fair by three feet. About No. 61 (next page) there was no uncertainty

  • Kelso laid claim to that honor with the speed and wide margin of his victory in the Woodward Stakes (below). He should have a chance to prove it soon in the International at Laurel, against Europe's best

Notre Dame-Oklahoma
Arms For Cincy
Master Points
Amateur Sport
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


'Or why race?'

Bob Crane of Darien, Conn. may be the only husband in the U.S. who actually wants his wife to lose her figure. "She's too light," says this Pan American pilot and sailor, who first began racing when he was 8, "to make good ballast in heavy weather."

This is an article from the Oct. 9, 1961 issue Original Layout

Despite this handicap, however, shapely Pat Crane has proved an able enough seaman to help her husband win a cabinetful of sailing trophies. Besides that she has borne him a houseful of alternate crewmen. This year Bob and Pat placed second in the North American Lightning class championships in San Diego. Sailing against adults, their 14-year-old son Jim, a Blue Jay class champ, beat all but one crew in the Long Island Sound Lightning championships. Meanwhile, daughter Linda, 12, was collecting some local prizes at the helm of her own Blue Jay.

The Cranes' second son, Bill, doesn't amount to much on the water so far, but since Bill is only 3, Bob still has hopes. "There has to be a competitive spark," says the senior member of this winning sailing family, "or why race?"