BASEBALL—theAMERICAN LEAGUE made up for its earlier loss to the National League by takingthe second All-Star Game 9-4 at Chicago's Wrigley Field. Home runs by PeteRunnels, Leon Wagner and Rocky Colavito—the last for three runs in the seventhinning—clinched the game for the American League. Both teams made 10 hits, butthe Nationals committed four errors. This helped the AL maintain the lead (now17-15) that it has held since the series began in 1933. Said winning ManagerRalph Houk of the National League's boasts of superiority: "Maybe this willshut those guys up."
BOATING—Onehydroplane was demolished after becoming airborne, another caught fire and twobroke down, but Bill Muncey had not a bit of trouble as he piloted favored MissCentury 21 to victory in the Gold Cup race on Lake Washington. He averaged100.074 mph. Dallas Sartz, driver of Miss Seattle Too, suffered a broken leg inthe event's only crash.
Easterner,Chandler Hovey's 12-meter yacht which finished last with a 1-10 record in theAmerica's Cup observation trials, defeated her tormentors, plus 54 otheryachts, while winning the 22-mile Astor Cup race, the final event of the NewYork Yacht Club's annual cruise series. Easterner was also the leading 12-meterscorer at the completion of the seven races that made up the cruise program.Weatherly and Nefertiti tied for second. Columbia, which didn't win a race, wasfourth. Unfortunately for Easterner, the contest has no direct bearing on theselection of the U.S. defender for the September America's Cup competitionagainst Australia's Gretel.
FOOTBALL—GREENBAY struggled fitfully before finally squashing the College All-Stars 42-20 inthe 29th All-Star Game. Playing before 65,000 fans in Chicago's Soldier Field,Coach Vince Lombardi's powerful Packers entered the last quarter with only aone-point lead over Otto Graham's All-Stars but then went on a 21-point scoringspree. Quarterback Bart Starr led the Packer attack, throwing five touchdownpasses for a new series record. The passing of Kansas' John Hadl highlightedthe All-Stars' early success and led to his being named the game's mostvaluable player. Backfield Judge Tom Kelleher came close to joining twopreviously hospitalized All-Stars—Ernie Davis of Syracuse and Ronnie Bull ofBaylor—when he tried to break up a fight on the field and was knocked cold.
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GOLF—BOB GOALBY,31, of Belleville, Ill. stopped packing his bags and returned to the course tobeat Art Wall Jr. in a sudden-death playoff in the $35,000 Insurance City Openin Wethersfield, Conn. Wall missed a crucial 18-inch putt on the final hole,which forced him into a tie at 271 for 72 holes. Goalby was finally able tocapitalize on Wall's bad luck and took top prize of $5,300 with a birdie on theseventh extra hole, one of the longest playoffs in pro tour history. JuliusBoros and Jerry Steelsmith tied for third with 272s.
Charles Smith,Walker Cup veteran and automobile dealer from Gastonia. N.C., shot a5-under-par 275 to beat defending champion Deane Beman by seven strokes and winthe Eastern Amateur Championship in Portsmouth, Va.
Jim Wiechers, 17,calm despite weather delays, won the USGA Junior Championship by defeatingformer high school teammate Jim Sullivan 4 and 3 on the fiat, rain-drenchedLochmoor Club course in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
HARNESSRACING—STEADY BEAU ($9) held on in the stretch to beat Sly Yankee by a nose andtake the $79,249 Roosevelt Futurity at Roosevelt Raceway. Under the handling ofDriver Del Insko, the bay colt stepped the mile in 2:02 1/5, the best time thisyear for a 2-year-old pacer on a half-mile track. The favored Diamond Sam, whohad won all six of his starts, finished fourth but was disqualified and placedeighth for bumping Sly Yankee.
HORSERACING—CARRY BACK ($5.20), ridden by Johnny Sellers for the first time sinceMarch, got off a surprising first and stayed close to the pace, but stilldisplayed his patented stretch run to win the $57,400 Whitney Stakes atSaratoga (see page 41).
Black Sheep($14.60), California-bred, and owned by the C. R. Mac Stable, upset Ridan andwon the $116,250 American Derby before 30.215 fans at Arlington Park. Ridden byJohnny Longden Black Sheep came from behind to beat Ridan by a length and aquarter. Jam-Tootin, nine lengths farther back, was third in the six-horsefield.
Jaipur ($3.80)galloped to an easy four-and-a-half length victory in the $56,300 Choice Stakesat Monmouth Park. Jockey Willie Shoemaker guided George D. Widener's colt tohis fifth triumph this year. Cyane hung on to be second by three-quarters of alength over fast-closing Crimson Satan.
Delta Judge ($39)upset two previously undefeated colts. Never Bend and Ahoy, and survived anobjection from the jockey of another, Bonjour, to win the $108,055 SaplingStakes for 2-year-olds before a record crowd of 43,591 at Monmouth Park. Mrs.Ada L. Rice's Delta Judge, ridden by Ray Broussard, finished a half-length infront of Bonjour, who had the same margin on Never Bend. Ahoy was fourth,another five lengths back.
MOTORSPORTS—GRAHAM HILL of England drove his B.R.M. to victory in the Grand Prix ofGermany at the N√ºrburgring, covering the treacherous, rain-soaked 212-milecourse in 2 hours 38 minutes and 44.3 seconds and averaging a cautious 80.1mph. The triumph boosted Hill's total of world driving championship points to28 and gave him a 7-point edge for the title.
SHOOTING—WILLIAMBLANKENSHIP JR., an Army sergeant from Columbus, Ga., outshot nearly 2.000 ofthe country's top marksmen to win the national pistol-shooting title for thethird straight time. He scored 2.633 out of a possible 2.700 points in thethree-day contest. Another Columbus man, Army Staff Sergeant JAMES H. McNALLY,successfully defended his National Trophy individual pistol championship with293 out of 300 points in the exacting one-day event at Camp Perry, Ohio.
SOCCER—AMERICA OFBRAZIL, needing only a tie in the final contest of a two-game playoff withBelenenses of Portugal, scored early in the first half to take the 1962International Soccer League Championship 3-1 at Downing Stadium in New York.America had won the first game 2-1. Its second triumph earned it the right toface Dukla of Czechoslovakia for the American Challenge Cup.
SWIMMING—SUSANDOERR, 17, a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team, swam the 100-meter butterflyin 1:07.8 to beat her own world record by 4/10 of a second at theMiddle-Atlantic AAU Championships in Philadelphia.
TENNIS—MEXICO,playing in Mexico City before a crowd that roared louder than bullfight fans,defeated the U.S. in the Davis Cup American Zone semifinals. It was theearliest U.S. defeat in Davis Cup history. The Americans got an inspiredperformance from Chuck McKinley, who upset Mexiico's No. 1 player. RafaelOsuna, 6-2, 7-5, 6-3, but Antonio Palafox evened the score by beating JonDouglas of Santa Monica, Calif., 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. Osuna and Palafox thenteamed to beat McKinley and Dennis Ralston in the crucial doubles, 8-6, 10-12,3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Osuna won it all for Mexico when he edged Douglas, 9-7, 6-3,6-8, 3-6, 6-1.
Margaret Smith,Australian and French champion, continued her mastery over Wimbledon ChampionKaren Hantze Susman by taking the Eastern Grass Court Championship. 6-3, 7-5,in South Orange, N.J. Miss Smith, the first Australian woman to win this event,also evened the score with the girl who knocked her out of Wimbledon in theopening round. Billie Jean Moffitt, by beating her 6-3. 6-4 in the semifinals.Fred Stolle made it a clean sweep for the Aussies. outlasting Donald Dell ofBethesda, Md. to take the men's title. 8-6, 14-16, 6-3, 6-4.
Mike Belkin, 17,of Miami Beach, Fla., who recently upset Whitney Reed in the Clay CourtChampionship, took advantage of Jim Beste's 21 double faults to win the U.S.Junior Singles title 6-2, 6-4, 8-6. CLIFF RICHEY of Dallas used an aggressivenet game to beat George Seewagen 6-4, 6-2 for the U.S. Boys' 16-and-undertitle, in Kalamazoo, Mich.
MILEPOSTS—DIED:MOREHEAD PATTERSON, 64, chairman of American Machine & Foundry Co., whodeveloped bowling's revolutionary Automatic Pinspotter. of a heart attack, inWashington. Last week U.S. charged A M F and rival Brunswick Corp. withrestraint of trade in bowling equipment.
DIED: WILFRIDNOYCE, 44, author, poet, teacher and adventurer, while climbing with aBritish-Soviet expedition in the Russian Pamirs. Of adventurers. BritisherNoyce once said, "There is a streak of madness in these men whose eyes arefixed on the stars, but it is a divine madness."
DIED: DEANCROMWELL, 82, the University of Southern California track coach from 1909 to1948 and 1948 U.S. Olympic team coach, in Los Angeles.