BASEBALL—ROCHESTER, the top Oriole farm team, defeated Syracuse (Tigers) four games to two to win the International League's Governor's Cup. The Red Wings, who finished fourth in the regular season, had eliminated Jacksonville (Cardinals), the IL pennant winner, in the semifinals. SAN DIEGO (Reds) won the Pacific Coast League playoffs from Arkansas (Phillies), four games to three.
BILLIARDS—Salesman ARTHUR CRANFIELD JR. of Syracuse, N.Y. celebrated his 47th birthday by upsetting Defending Champion Luther Lassiter of Elizabeth City, N.C. 1,200-730 in a six-block challenge match for the world professional pocket-billiard title in New York City. The left-handed Cranfield, who was runner-up to Lassiter at the world tournament last March, took the first five 200-point blocks in the three-day match and also had the three highest runs—123, 112 and 85.
BOXING—More than 24,000 packed Mexico City's El Toreo bullring to watch southpaw VICENTE SALDIVAR, a 21-year-old native of Mexico City, win the world featherweight title with a 12th-round TKO over Champion Sugar Ramos. It was Saldivar's 19th knockout, and his 24th victory against one loss since he turned pro in 1961.
"He kept coming back and I couldn't polish him off," said Welterweight Champion EMILE GRIFFITH of New York after winning a 15-round decision from British Champion Brian Curvis in a Wembley, England title fight. Griffith knocked Curvis down three times, but the plucky Welshman finished the fight on his feet, while Griffith had to be carried to his dressing room with leg cramps.
October 4, 1964
DOG RACING—LADY HOLLIDAY ($7.90), a red brindle owned by Mrs. J. A. Smith, led all the way to win the $8,000 Multnomah Kennel Club Derby in Portland, Ore.
FOOTBALL—NFL: Rookie Bruce Gossett kicked three field goals, and rookie Bill Munson (page 97) completed nine of 18 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown as undefeated LOS ANGELES rolled over Minnesota 22-13. Terry Baker, who replaced the injured Dick Bass at halfback in the second half, gained 61 yards in nine carries and caught a pass from Munson for 11 more yards. BALTIMORE followed up its victory over the Packers with a 52-0 rout of the champion Chicago Bears (it was the worst defeat the Bears had suffered in their 45 years). Raymond Berry started the scoring by catching a 36-yard touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas (who completed 11 of 13 for 247 yards and three TDs), and rookie Joe Don Looney finished it with a 58-yard run. ST. LOUIS remained undefeated by easily beating San Francisco 23-13 on Jim Burson's 68-yard punt return for a touchdown and Jim Bakken's three long field goals (40, 40 and 33 yards). Frank Ryan tossed three touchdown passes in the second half—24 yards to Paul Warfield, 40 to Jim Brown and 12 lo Gary Collins—to lead unbeaten CLEVELAND to a 28-20 come-from-behind victory over Philadelphia, and PITTSBURGH defeated Dallas 23-17 as Ed Brown completed three TD passes. NEW YORK won us first game when rookie Quarterback Gary Wood plunged one yard for a touchdown with 39 seconds remaining to defeat winless Washington 13-10. The Redskins had led 10-0 at half time, but Y. A. Tittle (hurting from bruised ribs) came off the bench in the second half to set up two field goals and the winning TD with his passing.
AFL: BUFFALO won its third straight game and San Diego dropped its second in a row as the Bills overpowered the sluggish Chargers 30-3 (page 32). BOSTON also took its third in a row by defeating New York 26-10 on the scoring of two oldsters—Babe Parilli heaved two 59-yard TD passes and Gino Capelletti booted four field goals (47, 26, 41 and 42 yards) plus two extra points. Len Dawson threw two long touchdown passes (56 yards to Abner Haynes and 39 to Frank Jackson) and ran for another to lift KANSAS CITY past Oakland 21-9. Led by multitalented George Blanda, HOUSTON made two touchdowns in the first four minutes of the game and two more in the last 11 seconds of the first half to overwhelm Denver 38-17. Blanda passed for two TDs, plunged three yards for another and kicked a 43-yard field goal plus four extra points.
GOLF—Arizona State Senior CAROL SORENSON, 21, of Janesville, Wis., became the fifth American since 1893 to win the British Women's Amateur title when she defeated Bridget Jackson of England 1 up on the 37th hole of the final in Sandwich, England. Miss Sorenson, a member of the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup team, had lost her singles match with Miss Jackson in the cup competition two weeks earlier.
Returning to the circuit after a month's layoff with a stomach ulcer, MICKEY WRIGHT edged Shirley Englehorn by one stroke to win the $11,000 Visalia, Calif. Open. The victory, Miss Wright's ninth of the season, boosted her earnings to $21,020—tops on the LPGA tour.
Californian BILLY CASPER scored the PGA circuit's lowest 72-hole total of the season—265 on rounds of 68, 67, 66 and 64—to take the $40,000 Greater Seattle Open by two strokes over Mason Rudolph, in Seattle.
Competing in the USGA Senior Women's Championship for the first time, MRS. ALLISON CHOATE of Rye, N.Y. shot a two-round total of 157 (76-81) to defeat former winner Mrs. Edwin H. Vare Jr. of Bryn Mawr, Pa. by two strokes, in Harrison, N.Y.
HARNESS RACING—Donald MacFarlane's VICAR HANOVER ($3.60), guided by Billy Haughton, beat Tamarack Farms' Combat Time by three-quarters of a length in the final heat to win the $66,591 Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fair Grounds in Delaware, Ohio (page 100).
Castleton Farm's DARTMOUTH ($20.30), driven by Stanley Dancer, defeated Ayres by a nose when the little Hambletonian winner broke stride at the finish of the $78,223 Dexter Cup Trot for 3-year-olds at Roosevelt Raceway. The 2:08 4/5 clocking for Dartmouth matched the world record for a mile and 1/16 over a half-mile track.
Stanley Dancer drove NOBLE VICTORY to a 2-length triumph over Egyptian Candor in the $50,428 Westbury Futurity Trot at Roosevelt for the colt's 12th win in 13 starts.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Henry C. Phipps's BOLD LAD ($2.40), Braulio Baeza up, equaled the Aqueduct track record of 1:16 for 6½ furlongs as he sped to victory by 1¼ lengths over Native Charger in the $138,640 Futurity.
MOTOR SPORTS—Houston's A. J. FOYT became big-car racing's senior career winner when he edged Rodger Ward by less than 10 seconds to take the Hoosier Hundred dirt-track race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis. It gave him a record 26 USAC championship-race victories (his ninth this year) and moved him ahead of Ward, who has 25 career wins.
SOCCER—In a playoff game that went 30 minutes into overtime, INTERNAZIONALE OF MILAN defeated Independiente of Buenos Aires 1-0 for the World Champion's Cup in Madrid. Inter had lost the first game of the Final 1-0 in Buenos Aires, but took the second 2-0 in Milan.
SOFTBALL—After eight days of double elimination play among 20 teams from the U.S. and Canada, DETROIT won a playoff game 1-0 from Levittown, N.Y. to gain the men's world championship (fast pitch) in Sunnyvale, Calif. Levittown, led by the pitching of 46-year-old Herb Dudley, had shut out Detroit 1-0 to force the playoff; but Dudley was the loser in the final when Detroit Pitcher Bonnie Jones scored the only run himself in the eighth inning. The Clearwater (Fla.) Bombers, champions the past two years, were eliminated earlier in the tournament.
SWIMMING—Six world records were set by U.S. Olympic team members in an Olympic warmup meet in Los Angeles: SHARON FINNERAN, 18, Los Angeles. Calif., women's 800-meter freestyle in 9:36.9; CATHY FERGUSON, 16, Burbank, Calif., women's 200-meter backstroke in 2:27.4; GINNY DUENKEL, 17, West Orange, N.J., women's 100-meter backstroke (in leadoff leg of a 400-meter medley relay) in 1:08.3; women's 400-meter medley relay team (Cathy Ferguson, Cynthia Goyette, Kathy Ellis, Martha Randall), 4:34.6; women's 400-meter freestyle relay team (Lynne Allsup, Kathy Seidel. Erika Bricker. Terri Stickles). 4:07.6: and men's 800-meter freestyle relay team (Bill Mettler, Mike Wall, Dave Lyons, Don Schollander), 8:01.8.
TENNIS—AUSTRALIA regained the Davis Cup by defeating the U.S. 3-2 in Cleveland (page 30).
TRACK & FIELD—Russian GEORGI KLIMOV, 30, who failed to make his country's Olympic team, broke two world walking records in one race at a Central Army Club meet in Moscow. Klimov covered 30 miles in 4:00:46.8 and 50 kilometers in 4:09:56.4, lowering by 4:10 and 4:06 the previous records—both set by Italy's Abdon Pamich in 1961.