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A roundup of the sports information of the week

May 13, 1963
May 13, 1963

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May 13, 1963

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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASEBALL—JACK KRALICK, one of three starting left-handers for the Minnesota Twins, was traded to Cleveland for right-handed hurler JIM PERRY, and in a waiver deal JIM BROSNAN, Cincinnati relief pitcher and author (SI, July 21, 1958 el seq.), was acquired by the Chicago White Sox, who in turn sent Pitcher DOM ZANNI to the Reds.

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BASKETBALL—J. WALTER KENNEDY, 49-year-old mayor of Stamford, Conn., was appointed president of the National Basketball Association, to succeed 73-year-old Maurice Podoloff. "If I could look forward to retiring in 17 years under the same circumstances as Podoloff," said Mayor Kennedy, "I'd be the happiest character in the world."

BOATING—BERMUDA'S RACE WEEK came to a close with three U.S. triumphs to one for the host Bermudians. Glen Foster, president of the U.S. Finn Class association, beat 19 dinghy sailors from the U.S., Canada, England and Bermuda to win the Princess Elizabeth Trophy for International 14-footers, then stepped into a Finn to win the Imperial Poona Trophy. Phil Dollin of Glen Cove, N.Y. won the King Edward VII Gold Cup for International One-Designs. Team racing in Luders 16s, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club defeated Greenwich, Conn.'s Indian Harbor sailors and added the Aberfeldy Trophy to the shelf already holding the Amorita Cup won two days earlier in Internationals.

BOXING—Once again FLOYD PATTERSON and SONNY LISTON will not fight each other—at least not on June 27. The world heavyweight championship return bout, which rivals the movie Cleopatra for delays, has been postponed to July 22 because Floyd has an infected knuckle on his right pinky.

Before 5,028 hometown fans in New Orleans RALPH DUPAS won the world junior middleweight title with a 15-round split decision over defending champion Dennis Moyer of Portland, Ore. "Being called 'Champ' is something I've looked forward to since I started boxing as a little kid," said Dupas after the 100th victory of his ring career.

GOLF—The PGA's leading money winner JACK NICKLAUS led the $60,000 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas from beginning to end (finished with a 15-under-par 273 total) to add $13,000 to his $39,715 won earlier this year (see page 30). Recently wed Champagne Tony Lema and last year's champion Arnold Palmer both shot 278s to tie for second.

HARNESS RACING—Stanley Dancer drove HENRY T. ADIOS ($7.30) to a length victory over Mighty Tide, with favorite Irvin Paul third in the $50,000 International Pace at Yonkers. The winner, already the greatest money earner among active pacers, won $25,000, to boost his total earnings to $439,318.

HOCKEY—As the baseball season swung into its fourth week amid the chirping of robins and the scent of daffodils, the American Hockey League season finally came to a close as the BUFFALO BISONS defeated the Hershey Bears 6-2 to win the Calder Cup playoffs four games to three. Meanwhile, the NHL was busy awarding trophies. Toronto Defenseman KENT DOUGLAS won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, and Toronto's star Center DAVE KEON took his second straight Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as "the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." The Montreal Canadiens, which used to win trophies, lost veteran (12 NHL seasons) Dickie Moore, 32, to retirement. Rather than be traded, the left winger decided to quit. "I've played in Montreal all my life," he said. "I just don't want to play anywhere else."

HORSE RACING—The 89th Kentucky Derby went just about as expected, with the three favorites up front to the quarter-mile pole. Then CHATEAUGAY ($20.80), ridden by Braulio Baeza, put on an amazing spurt to win the $151,400 event by a length and a quarter over Never Bend, ridden by Manuel Ycaza. Candy Spots, with Willie Shoemaker up, was third, On My Honor fourth and a tired No Robbery fifth (see page 24).

As most of the top jockeys were in Louisville, the $58,200 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct was plagued by a lack of men with small frames, strong hands and a willingness to take chances. Ray Broussard, however, stayed north to guide ADMIRAL'S VOYAGE ($10.50) to a three-quarter-length victory over For the Road.

Virginian Danny VanClief's Crocket, the American hope and favorite in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, finished last in a field of 21 and will not run in the English Derby. ONLY FOR LIFE, a 33-to-1 shot, won the event, worth $87,833 to British Owner Monica Sheriffe. The next day favorite HULA DANCER restored American prestige by a length victory over 100-to-8 shot Spree in the 1,000 Guineas, earning $63,921 for Owner Gertie (Mrs. P.A.B.) Widener of Northeast Harbor, Me.

MOTOR SPORTS—After a 45-minute test in his Lotus on the empty Goodwood track where he was almost killed last year, STIRLING MOSS, 33, decided to give up auto racing because, "I think it would be dangerous, endangering others and certainly myself, if I went on racing."

PAN AMERICAN GAMES—Carrying off more gold than all her hemisphere competitors combined, the U.S. walked away from Sao Paulo with 108 gold, 55 silver and 37 bronze medals. Brazil was second with 14 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze medals. Canada finished third.

ROWING—Stroking with Teutonic precision, the rowers from RATZEBURG, Germany set a course record in beating St. Catharines Rowing Club of Canada and the New York Athletic Club in the Travers Island lagoon. The world-champion German eight covered the 2,000 meters in 6 minutes and 11 seconds, bettering Fordham's 1961 mark by 17 seconds.

In other races CORNELL retained the Tip Goes Trophy with an easy victory over Navy (second) and Syracuse on Onondaga Lake. In a close one YALE won the Blackwell Cup, finishing two feet ahead of fast-closing Columbia, with Pennsylvania third. And in the 56th renewal of a classic West Coast rivalry, the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON and CALIFORNIA rowed 2¾ miles to a dead heat.

SOCCER—Close to 600 police patroled the Stadium in Glasgow as the Protestant RANGERS met the Catholic CELTICS for the second time in a year (SI, Jan. 14). For the first time in 35 years the two bitter rivals were matched in the Scottish Football Association Cup final, but their game—despite enthusiastic partisanship among the 130,000 fans that resulted in 23 arrests—ended in a 1-1 tie. It was promptly rescheduled.

TENNIS—In the DAVIS CUP European Zone first round, six countries breezed past their opponents without dropping a match. Yugoslavia blasted little Monaco, Austria beat Israel, Chile beat the United Arab Republic. France knocked Poland to the sidelines without a win, Rumania did the same to Switzerland, and Russia, which will not send players to Wimbledon this year, showed itself an international contender by blasting Finland 5-0. Rhodesia, Denmark and Norway each lost only one match in beating The Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and Portugal, respectively. In the only close contest of the round, Belgium squeaked past Hungary 3-2, and Brazil—after forfeiting the doubles to Greece—won by the same score.

TRACK & FIELD—Northeast Louisiana State's JOHN PENNEL, 22, perpetuated the monotony of orthodox pole vaulting by recapturing the world record with a vault of 16 feet 6¾ inches in Monroe, La. But in San Jose, Calif. JESS CHASE added a fillip by setting a new record in a form of pole vaulting that has been virtually neglected since the turn of the century: distance vaulting, an event that bears the same relationship to the other that broad jumping docs to high jumping. Beating a mark set more than 50 years ago. Chase swung himself out in a high-arching trajectory over a distance of 28 feet 8 inches.

MILEPOST—DIED: DICKIE KERR, 69. the honest hero of the Black Sox baseball scandal; of cancer, in Houston. As manager of a St. Louis Cardinal farm team years later, Kerr advised a sore-armed rookie named Stan Musial to forget about pitching and concentrate on hitting. The Musials named their first child Richard in gratitude, and in 1958 Stan gave Kerr a house as a birthday present.