BASEBALL—On the no-hit pitching of 12-year-old Danny Yaccarino, STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. shut out Monterrey, Mexico 4-0 to win the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa. Yaccarino, who weighs only 104 pounds, struck out eight batters and walked one in the regulation six innings, and hit a home run in his first time at bat.
This is an article from the Sept. 7, 1964 issue
BICYCLE RACING—JACK SIMES III, a 21-year-old night college student from Closter, N.J., gained the national riding championship at Queens. N.Y. by winning the 1,000-meter sprint against the clock in 1:13.2, the 10-mile open race on a-mile banked track in 23:12.9 and the 1,000-meter match event. His final score was 21 points, eight more than second-place Alan Grieco of Hackensack. N.J.
BOATING—PETER BARRETT, a 29-year-old lecturer in engineering at the University of Wisconsin, scored 6,560 points in a week of races off Long Beach, Calif. to win his second successive Olympic Finn class sailing berth.
Russell F. Moon, a 71-year-old yachtsman from Chicago, finished 5-3-2-9-2 in the live-race series to take the International Luders 16 class championship on Long Island Sound off Huntington, N.Y. Moon, who also won in 1948, scored 39 points for his series to defeat Arthur Seaver Jr. of New Orleans by one point.
BOXING—CARL (BOBO) OLSON, the 36-year-old former world middleweight champion from San Francisco, went into the ring a 6-to-5 underdog and came out with a unanimous 10-round decision over Wayne Thornton, 24, of Fresno, Calif., in San Francisco's Kezar Pavilion. It was Olson's second victory over the sixth-ranked light heavyweight.
GOLF—BOBBY NICHOLS, the 28-year-old PGA champion, took the lead after 54 holes and beat Arnold Palmer by one stroke to win the $200,000 Carling World Golf Championship at Birmingham, Mich. (see page 32).
GYMNASTICS—MAKOTO SAKAMOTO, the 17-year-old AAU champion from Los Angeles who came to California from Japan nine years ago, scored 115.30 points in the compulsory and optional exercises to win the all-round men's championship in the U.S. Olympic trials at Kings Point. N.Y. DALE McCLEMENTS, 19, of Seattle took the women's competition despite a rare perfect score of 10.0 in the compulsory floor exercise by former Olympian Mrs. Muriel Grossfeld of New Haven, Conn., who tied for second. The final Olympic team will be chosen at the end of the month.
HARNESS RACING—Derrico Stable's HENRY T. ADIOS ($10), with Del Insko in the sulky, rallied in the stretch to defeat Meadow Skipper at the wire in the $25,000 April Star Pace at Roosevelt Raceway. The 6-year-old son of Adios covered the eight furlongs in 1:59 and won $12,500 to bring his all-lime earnings to $630,348. Favorite Cardigan Bay, in the lead at the half, faded and came home fifth. It was the first time the New Zealand champion had finished out of the money in 13 races in the U.S.
After guiding home five winners in live starts at Roosevelt Raceway, Trainer-Driver Billy Haughton, 40, of Old Brookville, N.Y., flew to Chicago's Sportsman's Park and the next night drove Arthur Nardin's 3-year-old Hambletonian hopeful, SPEEDY COUNT, to a½-length victory over his uncle Speedy Rodney in the $25,000 American National Stake. The black colt trotted the mile in 2:00 2/5.
HORSE RACING—Wheatley Stable's BOLD LAD ($2.60) ran to a record-breaking, seven-length victory over Native Charger in the rich $111,125 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (see page 92).
Darby Dan Farm's CANDALITA ($6.70), with Braulio Baeza up, took an early lead and then held off Marshua in the stretch to win the $81,050 Spinaway Slakes at Saratoga. The 2-year-old filly covered the six furlongs in 1:10 4/5. Queen Empress, the favorite, was third.
Favorite ROMAN BROTHER ($6.60), under the urging of Jockey Fernando Alvarez, came from behind and wore down Lieut. Stevens in the home stretch to take the $134,300 American Derby by a length over a 1-mile course at Arlington Park in Chicago. The victory, worth $89,300 to the Harbor View Farm bay gelding, raised his 1964 earnings to $304,542.
ROWING—In the second phase of the Olympic trials 16 more rowers in five events were picked for the Tokyo team after three days of competition over a 2,000-meter course in Orchard Beach Lagoon. N.Y.
Seymour Cromwell III of New Rochelle, N.Y. and JAMES STORM of San Diego won the Double Sculls and CONN FINDLAY, a gold-medal winner in the 1956 Games, teamed with his Stanford, Calif. mates, ENSIGN EDWARD P. FERRY, USN and Cox KENT MITCHELL to take the Pairs with Coxswain. TED NASH, a 1960 Olympic gold-medal winner, stroked the Lake Washington Rowing Club of Seattle to victory in the Fours without Coxswain race; a Harvard team, stroked by THOMAS POLLOCK, was first in the Fours with Coxswain; while JIM EDMONDS and TONY JOHNSON of the Potomac Boat Club, Washington, took the Pairs without Coxswain race. Picked earlier to represent the U.S. at Tokyo were DON SPERO of the New York Athletic Club in the Single Sculls and the VESPER BOAT CLUB of Philadelphia in the Eight-Oared event.
SHOOTING—W. E. DUGGAN, a 59-year-old railroad conductor from Delphos, Ohio, broke 99 of 100 clay targets from 20 yards to tie with four other shooters, and then shattered 24 of 25 targets in the shootoff to win trapshooting's most prestigious event, the Grand American Handicap, in Vandalia. Ohio. In the North American clay-target championship from 16 yards, BUEFORD C. BAILEY, 39, a wheat-and-cattle rancher from Big Springs, Neb., broke 200 straight and followed with 75 more in the shootoff to take the title. The National Doubles championship was won by WILLIAM A. BRAUER III of Fond Du Lac, Wis.
TENNIS—For the first time in a decade, both the U.S. men's and women's teams won the National Doubles championships at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Without once losing service, CHUCK McKINLEY and DENNIS RALSTON took only 51 minutes to run through Great Britain's Mike Sangster and Graham Stillwell 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to gain the title for the third time. BILL TALBERT and GARDNAR MULLOY, who won the same championship four times (1942, 1945, 1946 and 1948), teamed once again last week to take the men's senior title for the second year in a row, by defeating Nicholas Powel and Dave Perchonock 7-5, 6-2. In the women's final BILLIE JEAN MOFFITT and MRS. KAREN HANTZE SUSMAN upset Margaret Smith and Lesley Turner. Australia's Wimbledon doubles champions, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Australia earned the right to meet the U.S. in the Davis Cup Challenge Round in Cleveland on September 25 by shutting out Sweden 5-0 in Baastad, Sweden.
TRACK & FIELD—U.S. Olympian BOB SCHUL set a new world record for the two-mile run with a time of 8:26.4, breaking Frenchman Michel Jazy's old mark by 3.2 seconds, in a meet at Woodland Hills, Calif.
In the Soviet national championships at Kiev, three Russian women broke listed records: MARIA ITKINA ran the 400 meters in 53 seconds, IRINA PRESS scored 5,194 points in winning the pentathlon and ELVIRA OZOLINA threw the javelin 201 feet 4½ inches.
WATER POLO—EL SEGUNDO of California scored six goals in a three-team playoff to win the Olympic trials at the World's Fair. Seven El Segundo team members and nine other players will take part in a three-week training session at Long Beach, Calif. and then the final 11-man Olympic squad will be picked sometime this month.
WRESTLING—GRAY SIMONS, a 25-year-old Army private from Norfolk. Va., who is the assistant wrestling coach at West Point, won all five matches at 114.5 pounds to lead a field of more than 200 wrestlers in the U.S. Olympic freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling trials at the New York World's Fair. The 5-foot-5 former Olympian, who weighed 135 earlier this year, dropped 10 pounds to win the AAU 125.5-pound title two months ago and then got down to 114 for the trials by eating once and training twice every day. Heavyweight JIM RASCHKE, an Army private from Omaha who was upset by Larry Kristoff of Carbondale, Ill. in the freestyle competition, avenged the defeat by pinning Kristoff with a double-arm half-nelson in the Greco-Roman heavyweight match. The winners and runners-up in freestyle and Greco-Roman events qualified for a training camp at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, where the runners-up and nine other wrestlers must win two of three matches against the trial winners to replace them on the U.S. team. Final selections will be announced later this month.