BASEBALL—MICHIGAN needed 15 innings to defeat scrappy little Santa Clara (Calif.) 5-4 and win the NCAA title in the championships at Omaha. But the losing team produced the tournament's outstanding player. Bob Garibaldi, who pitched in five of the six daily playoffs. In 27‚Öî innings he struck out 38, allowed 15 hits and had major league scouts gaping at his control. His right arm afterwards was still attached, but barely.
BOATING—CHEHALIS INDIANS paddled a 55-foot handmade canoe through a three-mile course along Hale's Pass near Bellingham, Wash. in 23:47, and won a contest—the war canoe championships of the world—that has an even longer tradition than the annual Harvard-Yale boat race. The Chehalis craft finished ahead of 16 others. Afterwards, 11 victorious bucks split the prize of $225 in U.S. cash and a share of two tons of salmon, cooked for Indians by Indians.
BOXING—INGEMAR JOHANSSON of Sweden, who never did believe that his head lay uneasy under a crown, took the European heavyweight title away from Welshman Dick Richardson before a hysterically happy crowd of 55,000 in Goteborg, Sweden. The former world champion sent Richardson crashing down unconscious in the eighth round with two rights to the jaw.
GOLF—JACK NICKLAUS, big, young and amazingly poised, won the $70,000 U.S. Open in Oakmont, Pa., beating Arnold Palmer by three strokes in an 18-hole playoff (see page 14). Palmer, who consistently had putting trouble, trailed Nicklaus through the entire 18 holes, and after he three-putted the 13th was never really in contention. Nicklaus pocketed $17,500, which, added to his second-place finish in the Thunderbird a week earlier, set a record ($45,698) for a first-year pro.
June 24, 1962
Richard Davies, a 31-year-old Pasadena, Calif. real estate dealer, let a Wild West war whoop ring out over the historic Royal Liverpool Club course as he won the British Amateur. The 12th American to win the tournament since it began in 1885, Davies just edged a former Welsh professional, John Povall, one up.
Sandra Haynie, 19, of Fort Worth, shot a six-under-par 210 to win the 54-hole, $7,000 Rockton, Ill. open, her second straight PGA victory.
HARNESS RACING—ROYAL RICK ($11.40) whisked smartly through the mile-and-a-half distance in 3:04 3/5 to win the $50,000 International Pace at Yonkers. Owned by J. R. Rick of New Castle, Pa., the 6-year-old pacer finished two and a half lengths ahead of Irvin Paul. George Sholty maneuvered Royal Rick through an eight-horse field that included two foreign champions, Australia's top pacer, James Scott, and Patchwork, New Zealand's best. They both finished out of the money.
HORSE RACING—KELSO ($2.50) upstaged the feature race at Belmont by entering and winning the $7,500 Clem McCarthy Memorial (seepage 6). The 5-year-old gelding, carrying a mere 117 pounds, easily outdistanced a field of six, beating Harbor View Farm's Garwol by 2¼ lengths. The time for the mile was 1:35[3/5]. Willie Shoemaker, who rode Kelso, also had the winner of the stakes race. Beau Prince ($6.80). The 4-year-old colt led a small field of four through the mile-and-an-eighth event.
Prove it ($6.60) finally did. On a comeback kick, the 5-year-old from the Rex C. Ellsworth stable raced home in good time under Henry Moreno and survived a foul claim to win by¾ of a length over Sea Orbit in the $55,950 Inglewood Handicap at Hollywood Park.
Flaming page ($4.20), a red-hot number on Canada's tracks with a win in the recent Woodbine Oaks, continued to blaze along with a victory in the 103rd running of the Queen's Plate at Woodbine Park, Toronto. Britain's Queen Mother was among the 30,000 who saw Flaming Page become only the third filly in the last 19 years to win the classic event. The 3-year-old covered the mile-and-a-quarter distance in 2:04[3/5]. finishing a length and¾ ahead of Choperion. Both horses are owned by the Canadian magnate, E. P. Taylor. It was the seventh time one of his entries has won the event.
MOTOR SPORTS—JIM CLARK of Scotland careened around Francorchamps, the world's fastest road circuit, at a record-breaking speed of 131.895 mph to win the 280-mile Belgian Grand Prix. Driving a Lotus, Clark finished 44 seconds ahead of Graham Hill in a BRM. England's Hill thus became the leader in the race for world championship driver's points with 16. Phil Hill of California, who drives for Ferrari and finished third, is right behind him with 14.
Jim Hall, a Texas oilman, sped a Chaparral to a record average speed of 87.887 mph and won the 152-mile Road America June sprints at Elkhart Lake, Wis. in a high-octane weekend that saw police from six communities called to quell a riot among 2,000 of the spectators
ROWING—CORNELL won the IRA championship on Syracuse's Onondaga Lake, leaving 12 of the best college crews in the country in its wake (see page 24). Stork Sanford's crew finished a length and three quarters ahead of second-place Washington over the three-mile course. Defending champion California was third, and Pennsylvania, which beat Cornell earlier, was fifth behind Wisconsin. The Big Red of Cornell next takes on another big Red crew, the Russians, in Philadelphia next month.
Yale beat Harvard by a quarter of a length in the traditional four-mile upstream race along the Thames River at New London. Conn. The Yale crew, which lost only once this season, to Cornell, stroked a steady 30 through most of the course and was easily out-distancing Harvard when the No. 7 oar became ill. The Elis kept the lead through the last half mile, however, for Yale's 47th win in the 110-year history of the country's oldest college event.
SOCCER—BRAZIL overcame a stubborn Czechoslovakian team 3-1 in the final round of the world championships at Santiago, Chile to win the World Cup for the second time in a row (see page 20).
TENNIS—DARLENE HARD, ranked No. 5 in the world, dropped six match points in her Wightman Cup opener against left-handed Ann Haydon at Wimbledon before finally cashing one to win 6-3, 6-8, 6-4, as the American team swept the opening three matches. Karen Hantze Susman, ranked just behind Miss Hard internationally, defeated Christine Truman, and the familiar doubles combination of Margaret du Pont, team captain, and Margaret Varner put down Deidre Catt and Elizabeth Starkie. It was Mrs. du Pont's 19th straight Wightman Cup win. Later Miss Hard drubbed Miss Truman to give the cup to the U.S. team. The English ladies won the last three matches, to make the score 4-3.
Margaret Smith, the tall Aussie wonder, whipped easily through the West of England championships, a preliminary to her try for the English title at Wimbledon next week. Among her victims was former Wimbledon champion Maria Bueno of Brazil, who played nervously and inconsistently while losing 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Fred Stolle of Australia also had no trouble defeating Mexico's Antonio Palafox in the men's singles 6-3, 6-2. Palafox earlier had upset Rod Laver, current king of the courts, from the tournament with an upset 9-7, 7-5 victory.
TRACK & FIELD—OREGON piled up the points to overwhelm 49 other colleges and win the NCAA championships on its home field in Eugene (see page 56). Coach Bill Bowerman's inaptly named Web-foots totaled 85 points in the two-day event, more than twice as many as runner-up Villanova (40 3/7). Highly regarded USC finished a weak third with 27 3/7. Oregon's Dyrol Burleson, running his last college mile, set a meet record of 3:59.8, his fifth sub-four-minute mile. Teammate Jerry Tarr was even better, scoring a double hurdles win: a blazing 13.5 in, the 120-yard high hurdles and a 50.3 (meet record) in the 440-yard event. Harry Jerome took the 220-yard dash, and was less than a step behind Frank Budd in the 100 (both were timed in a slow 9.4). Pat Traynor of Villanova established a meet record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:48.6. Dallas Long of USC continued to dominate the shotput, winning with a meet record heave of 64 feet 7 inches, while NYU's Gary Gubner was also over the previous meet mark with a 63-foot 4-inch throw. Pat Clohessy of Houston kept his three-mile title, churning through in 13:51.6. An unknown from California, Roger Olsen, became the latest to outjump Boston University's once unbeatable John Thomas. Olsen cleared 6 feet 10 inches, while Thomas tied with throe others at 6 feet 9 inches. The only spectacular development in the pole vault was the congestion. Four jumped 15 feet 3 inches: John Belitza of Maryland, Fred Hansen of Rice, Don Meyers of Colorado and Dexter Elkins of Southern Methodist.
MILEPOSTS—RETIRED: PAT SUMMERALL, 32, beefy place-kicker for the New York Giants, whose enduring moment in his 10-year professional career came in the snowy, closing minutes of the 1958 game against the Cleveland Browns when he kicked a 49-yard field goal to lead the Giants to a division championship; to become a sports broadcaster.
DIED: ART (PAPPY) LEWIS, 51, a Pittsburgh Steeler scout who brought West Virginia six straight winning football seasons (1952-57) when he was head coach there; in Pittsburgh.