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A roundup of the sports information of the week

June 08, 1964
June 08, 1964

Table of Contents
June 8, 1964

Way Of Life
Indianapolis
Barry Ryan
  • Prospering mightily, U.S. racing is also developing in ways that dismay many who have loved it best and longest. E. Barry Ryan, highly qualified and unusually frank, here tells our turf editor just why he is worried. A member of a distinguished American family, Ryan has devoted his life to racing, as breeder, owner and trainer. His Normandy Farm in Kentucky is one of the gems of the Bluegrass

It's A Business
Golf
Baseball
Lacrosse
Jockeys
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOXING—Middleweight JOSÉ GONZALEZ, a Puerto Rican living in New York, knocked out Florentino Fernandez, the 11-to-5 favorite, in the eighth of a scheduled 10-rounder in Madison Square Garden.

This is an article from the June 8, 1964 issue

In a Glasgow, Scotland light heavyweight fight. England's TERRY DOWNES, the former world middleweight champion and now a flourishing London bookmaker, hammered out a 10-round unanimous decision over Ed Zaremba of Jackson, Mich. It was Downes's third straight victory as a light heavyweight.

Second-ranked Middleweight JOEY ARCHER of New York jabbed his way to a 10-round unanimous decision over Gaylord Barnes in Richmond for his 41st victory in 42 fights.

GOLF—South Africa's GARY PLAYER shot a four-under-par 67 on the final round (including birdies on the last two holes) to win the $70,000 Indianapolis Speedway Open by one stroke over Doug Sanders and Art Wall Jr., who finished in a tie for second.

Ruth Jessen of Bonsall, Calif. shot a five-underpar 214 for 54 holes to win the $8,500 Babe Zaharias Open in Beaumont, Texas. Marlene Hagge finished five strokes behind in second, while Mickey Wright and Betsy Rawls tied for third with 220.

HARNESS RACING—New Zealand-bred CARDIGAN BAY ($3.10), driven by Stanley Dancer, beat runner-up Rusty Range by 1¼ lengths in winning the $64,000 Good Time Pace at Yonkers Raceway for his second victory in three U.S. starts.

HORSE RACING—Rex Ellsworth's California-bred OLDEN TIMES ($21.40), Henry Moreno in the saddle, took the lead in the stretch and won the $115,400 Metropolitan Handicap at Aqueduct by two lengths. Quadrangle, the only 3-year-old in the race, finished second under Bill Hartack.

Harbor View Farm's ROMAN BROTHER ($8.60), ridden by Chilean Jockey Fernando Alvarez, finished first by three lengths over favored Mr. Brick in the $125,300 Jersey Derby for 3-year-olds at Garden State Park.

In a double upset at Delaware Park, 4-year-old ROCKY THUMB ($39.40), owned by E. Barry Ryan (see page 34) and guided by Jimmy Combest, galloped to victory in the first division of the $15,000 added Brandywine Turf Handicap; the second section went to Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords' RED DOG ($34), Garth Patterson aboard, who equaled the American record of 1:40[4/5] for a 1[1/16]-mile turf course.

Goldon Joey ($2.60), owned by Mrs. Marion R. Frankel and trained by Howard Jacobson (see pane 41), finished first by ¾ length under Bob Ussery in the $25,000 added Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct. It was the colt's third straight victory and his sixth in eight starts.

LACROSSE—Unbeaten NAVY overpowered unbeaten Army 9-4 to gain its fifth straight national collegiate title (tied for first in 1961) at West Point, N.Y. (see page 66).

Attackman Buzzy Budnitz scored four goals in the final 15 minutes to lead undefeated MOUNT WASHINGTON to a 14-12 victory over the Defending Champion University Club in Baltimore for its 20th (three ties) national open title in 30 years.

MOTOR SPORTS—A. J. FOYT of Houston drove a traditional front-engine Offenhauser a record average 147.350 mph to win his second Indianapolis 500 race-in four years (see page 24).

Italians LUDOVICO SCARFIOTTI and NINO VACCARELLA, piloting a Ferrari factory prototype, sped to victory in the Nurburgring 1,000-kilometer race with a record average 87.3 mph at Adenau, West Germany.

SOCCER—A crowd of 74,000 packed Vienna's Prater Stadium to watch Internazionale of Milan defeat Real Madrid of Spain 3-1 for the European Cup of Champions. Inside Right Sandrino Mazzola scored two goals for Milan.

Werder Bremen of West Germany played to a 2—2 tie with Bahia of Brazil, and Hearts of Scotland edged the Blackburn Rovers of England 1-0 in the opening doubleheader of the International Soccer League season at New York City's Randalls Island Stadium.

SWIMMING—Britain's BOBBY McGREGOR equaled his own world record of 54 seconds flat in the 100-yard freestyle to lead his team to a 127-113 victory over The Netherlands at a two-day international meet in Blackpool, England. The outstanding performer, however, was 18-year-old ADA KOK, the daughter of an Amsterdam milkman. She sprinted the 110-yard butterfly in 1:05.1 to lower the world record by 2.2 seconds, and then swam a leg on the 440-yard medley relay team that shattered the world mark by two seconds (4:41.4).

TENNIS—In a finals match that lasted more than three hours. PANCHO GONZALEZ came from behind to defeat top-seeded Ken Rosewall 5-7, 3-6, 10-8, 11-9, 8-6 in the $15,000 pro tournament in White Plains, N.Y. It was the second victory in three weeks on the tour for the 36-year-old Californian, who eliminated Mal Anderson, second-seeded Rod Laver and Lew Hoad on the way to the finals.

Manuel Santana of Spain slammed 23 service aces past Nicola Pietrangeli as he overpowered the Italian 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 for the men's singles title at the French Championships in Paris. Australia's MARGARET SMITH defeated Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 for the women's title, and in an all-Australian doubles final, ROY EMERSON and KEN FLETCHER outlasted Tony Roche and John Newcombe 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

TRACK & FIELD—Team Captain Vic Zwolak led VILLANOVA to its fifth straight IC4A outdoor championship with victories in the three-mile run (13:53) and the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:25.7) in Villanova, Pa.

At the Southern Pacific AAU meet in Los Angeles, Shotputter DALLAS LONG bettered 66 feet for the second time in four weeks with a heave of 66 feet 3½ inches—five inches better than his own listed world record, but four short of the mark he set in the Fresno Relays earlier in May. Parry O'Brien, who at 32 hopes to become the first man since 1912 to make four U.S. Olympic track teams, finished second with a throw of 63 feet 10 inches. (Ten years ago, in May 1954, O'Brien became the first to put the shot 60 feet or more.) In other field events HAROLD CONNOLLY heaved the hammer 222 feet 2½ inches and RINK BABKA won the discus with a toss of 189 feet 9 inches. JIM GRELLE ran the mile in four minutes even, edging Bill Baillie of New Zealand by 1/10 second.

MILEPOSTS—PLAYED: By the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants, the longest game in major league history. The two teams took a record 7 hours, 23 minutes to decide the 23-inning second game of a Sunday doubleheader at Shea Stadium, New York City, and in the process used 12 pitchers who struck out a record 36 men. The total time for the two games was 10 hours, 23 minutes (from 1:05 to 11:28 p.m.), also a record. Oh yes, the Mets lost both games, 5-3 and 8-6.

TRADED: The Philadelphia Eagles' Running Back TED DEAN to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for Defensive End Don Hultz, Flanker Back Ray Poage and Defensive Halfbacks Chuck Lamson and Terry Kosens. The Vikings also acquired Quarterback Bob Berry, a junior at Oregon University with a year of college eligibility remaining, who was drafted as a future by the Eagles.

TURNED PRO: SJOUKE DIJKSTRA, 22, of The Netherlands, the ladies' figure-skating gold medalist at the 1964 Winter Olympics, to star in a U.S. ice show. Miss Dijkstra has also won the European championships five times (1960-1964) and the world title three times (1962-1964).

DIED: TERRY DILLON, 23, a regular defensive halfback as a rookie last season for the NFL Minnesota Vikings, while working on a bridge over the Clark Fork River near Missoula, Mont. The former Montana State University halfback fell into the water when part of the bridge decking broke and was drowned as he tried to swim ashore.