BASEBALL—The YOMIURI GIANTS of Tokyo squeezed home a run in the 10th inning on three singles and a sacrifice bunt to defeat the Nankai Hawks of Osaka 3-2, and win the Japanese World Series 4 games to 2, at Osaka, Japan. Joe Stanka, the losing pitcher, a 30-year-old Oklahoman who played briefly for the Chicago White Sox, appeared in five of the six games for the Hawks, winning 2 and losing 2, received the Fighting Spirit Award, a motorcycle. Another American, Andy Miyamoto of Hawaii, the Giants' winning pitcher in the second and third games, was chosen the most valuable player.
This is an article from the Nov. 13, 1961 issue
BASKETBALL—BOSTON CELTICS (4-0), without a player listed among the NBA's top 10 scorers, made the most of their matchless balance, won 2 games to continue to lead the East. PHILADELPHIA (4-3) split 2 games but moved ahead of NEW YORK (4-5) which lost 3, won 1. SYRACUSE (3-5) lost 2, won 1, remained last. LOS ANGELES (7-2) began to look like a solid Western leader, won 2 and lost 1. ST. LOUIS (4-4), making do with a patched-up backcourt, kept pace with the same record. CINCINNATI (3-4) lost 2, won 1, managed to stay ahead of surprising CHICAGO (2-4), which split two games. DETROIT (1-5) won its first game but also lost 1, was in last place.
BOATING—LAKE WASHINGTON ROWING CLUB of Seattle, stroking smoothly, pulled ahead after 200 meters, then held the lead to win the four-oars-without-coxswain event in the U.S.-Japan goodwill regatta, at Toda, Japan. The winning crew: Ted Nash, William Flint Jr., Charles Holtz and Jay Hall pulled the 2,000-meter Olympic course in 7:6 to finish¾ of a length in front of Keio University, the closest of three strong Japanese crews.
BOWLING—DALLAS, the Eastern leader, swept a three-game series with New York to stay 1½ games ahead of Detroit. In the West the race was tight, with Fort Worth moving from third to first after winning one game.
BOXING—BRITAIN'S amateur boxing team blitzed a U.S. team that included five AAU champions 10-0, at Wembley Pool, London, England (see page 60). The Americans, beginning a European tour, lost six matches by knockouts and two decisions on penalty points for butting.
John Caldwell, Belfast bantamweight, piled up points with a flicking left jab, but left a capacity crowd of 10,000 unimpressed with his 15-round decision over Alphonse Halimi, former world champion, at Wembley, England. Undefeated in 25 fights, Caldwell will next meet Brazil's Eder Jofre to clear up the dispute for the bantamweight title.
Emile Griffith, in his first fight since losing the welterweight title to Benny Paret, knocked out Stanford Bulla in the fourth round of a scheduled 10-round fight at Hamilton, Bermuda.
Von Clay, Philadelphia light heavyweight, a last-minute substitute, knocked down Heavyweight Billy Hunter in the second, fourth, sixth and eighth rounds before the referee stopped the fight, at Los Angeles. Von Clay, 12 pounds lighter than Hunter, took the fight after Alejandro Lavorante suffered a badly cut lip in training and was forced to withdraw.
Jose Torres, undefeated New York middleweight, won his 23rd fight by knocking out George Price, Texas light heavyweight, in the second round of a scheduled 10-round bout at Houston.
FOOTBALL—CHOATE SCHOOL of Wallingford, Conn. ended the three-year 26-game unbeaten string of Lawrenceville School of Lawrenceville, N.J., winning 18-7, at Wallingford, Conn. Bruce Molloy, a former all-Connecticut back, scored all three touchdowns for Choate.
GOLF—GARY PLAYER, winner of the 1961 Masters, went into the final round tied with Nationalist China's Chen Ching-Po, then shot a 70 to win the Yomiuri Shimbun International Golf Tournament at Nishi Ikuta, Japan. Player's 72-hole total was 289, Ching-Po had 294 and Arnold Palmer 298.
Jim Ferrier, former PGA champion, holed a five-foot putt on the 18th green, won the $10,000 Almaden Open by one stroke over Bob Rosburg at San Jose, Calif. Ferrier's 72-hole total of 279 was a new tournament record.
HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER paced 1‚⅛ miles in the world record time of 2:11 1/5 to win the final leg of the $80,000 American Pacing Classic and complete a sweep of this three-leg event, at Inglewood, Calif.
Air record ($21.60) took the first leg of the $80,000 American Trotting Classic, covering the mile course in 1:58[2/5] and beating Silver Song by 1½ lengths, also at Inglewood, Calif.
HOCKEY—MONTREAL (7-2-2), after going undefeated the first two weeks of the season, lost 2 and won 1, but remained the NHL leader with 16 points. TORONTO (7-2-1) won 3 games and moved into a second-place tie with NEW YORK (6-5-3) at 15 points. CHICAGO (2-5-5) won its second game of the season, both from Boston, kept pace with DETROIT (3-5-3) at 9 points. BOSTON (2-8-2) improved, split 2 games, but was still last with 6 points.
HORSE RACING—CRIMSON SATAN ($4.60) came from behind to win the $301,365 Garden State Stakes by 2½ lengths over Donut King, at Garden State Park, N.J. The winner, with Willie Shoemaker up, raced the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1:44 1/5 (see page 57).
Tamarona ($3.80), ridden by John Sellers, scored an easy five-length victory over Broadway in the $58,490 Selima Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Laurel, Md. The winner, owned by Bob Kleberg Jr., ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45 3/5.
Wise ship ($9.80), ridden by Heliodoro Gustines, won the first running of the $55,900 Lexington Handicap, on turf, at Aqueduct, N.Y. The 4-year-old gelding covered the 1 5/8 miles in 2:41 4/5.
HORSE SALES—HARRISBURG, PA. STANDARDBRED HORSE SALE, with brisk bidding for 21 yearlings sired by the great Adios bringing $489,500, sold 794 colts and fillies for $2,753,450. Two bay colts, Majestic Hanover and Lincoln Hanover, brought $60,000 each, the highest bid of the sale.
HORSE SHOW—CARLOS DAMM JR., 19-year-old Argentinian, rode Sherriff in a faultless jump-off in the international cup competition, defeated Frank Chapot of Wallpack, N.J., on San Lucas, for the President's Cup, at Washington D.C. International Show. The cup was presented by Mrs. John F. Kennedy.
SOCCER—ITALY turned a tight game into a rout, scoring five goals in the second half to beat Israel 6-0 at Turin, Italy. The victory qualified Italy for the 16-nation world championship tournament, beginning May 15 at Santiago, Chile.
SHOOTING—WILLIAM E. McMILLAN, a sure-shot Marine captain, equaled his national record for the rapid-fire pistol event with a second-round score of 594 out of a possible 600, won the U.S. International pistol shoot with a three-round total of 1,768, at Fort Benning, Ga. Army Lieutenant JAMES R. CLARK shot a perfect second round of 100 in the skeet event, took first place in that competition with a total of 297 out of a possible 300. Another Army man, Corporal GARY L. ANDERSON, won the small-bore rifle event for three positions, with an aggregate score of 3,402 out of a possible 3,600.
TENNIS—OSAMU ISHIGURO, Japanese Davis Cupper, won Japan's National Men's championship, defeating Koji Watanabe 6-3, 6-4, 6-1, at Tokyo. Reiko Miyagi, sister of last year's men's champion, won the women's title for the sixth straight year, easily beating Akiko Fukui 6-3, 6-3.
Pierre Darmon of France beat Whitney Reed of Alameda, Calif. in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 to win the Chilean National Tennis Championship, at Santiago. Ann Haydon, the world's third-ranked women's player, defeated Lea Periconi in the women's finals 6-4, 7-5.
TRACK & FIELD—GORDON PIRIE, Britain's world record holder at 3,000 meters, lost his first professional race, at San Sebastian, Spain. Running 10,000 meters on a sand circle, Pirie finished in 31:22.4 far behind a team of Spaniards, but collected $800 for his disappointment and blisters.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: THOMAS J. HUGHES, 77, a major league pitcher from 1909 to 1919 and the only man besides Cy Young to pitch no-hitters in both leagues, at Los Angeles. In 1910, while playing for the New York Highlanders, Hughes pitched nine hitless innings against Cleveland but was then taken out of the game and the Highlanders lost 5-0 in 11 innings. In 1916 he pitched the Boston Braves to a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, his first complete no-hitter.
DIED: GUY H. ROBERTS, 71, nationally known yachtsman and sailmaker, who pioneered Snipe-class sailing, at St. Petersburg, Fla. A former commodore of the Clearwater Yacht Club, Roberts sailed the first Snipe at Clearwater in 1935, and for the past 25 years has made sails exclusively for Snipes.