Oct. 12, 1964
Oct. 12, 1964

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Oct. 12, 1964

Yesterday/Graham McNamee
St. Louis
  • It was the week that wasn't—or, anyway, the week that couldn't have been. In the American League the Yankees, dead six weeks earlier, effortlessly contained closing rallies by the White Sox and Orioles to win by the biggest one-game margin in baseball history. In the National League it was stark melodrama. Philadelphia was dying. St. Louis was shot through with rumor. Cincinnati was riven with dissension. The Cardinals choked miserably, then rallied to win their pennant by the smallest one-game margin in baseball history. On Sunday the melodrama finally ended in laughter and champagne, but for six long days the tension had been almost unbearable

Special Brute
New Dynasty
College Football
Motor Sports
Horse Racing
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


John Mangrith, 4, of Pomona, Calif. cried, "Here piggy piggy," and the stunned adults watched as six pigs waddled up to him, giving John an easy win in the Los Angeles County Fair Hog-Calling Contest. Runner-up was Sarah Shaffstall, 85, the 1955 champion.

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Zack Clement, 15, an honor student at Virginia Beach (Va.) High and a golfer since he was 10, shot a two-under-par 68 on the Kenwood Country Club course in Bethesda, Md. to top 35 competitors from five states in the Tournament of Junior Champions.

Jane Hughes, 16, a Vancouver, B.C. swimmer who started training for competition 13 months ago and did so well that she made the Canadian Olympic team, splashed to a world 880-yard record of 9:57.1 in a trial, lowering by 14.3 Ilsa Konrads' 1959 mark.

Howard Eisenberg, 25, a mathematician with a New York electronics firm who won an AAU handball one-wall doubles final in 1962, beat Howard Hammer 25-22, 23-25, 25-22 to gain his fourth straight U.S. Paddle-ball Association title in New York City.

Mike Heller, 16, his brother Larry, 17, and their varsity tennis teammate Mitch Miller, also 17, each won a singles match to lead Elmont (N.Y.) Memorial High to a 3-2 victory over Hewlett (N.Y.) High, breaking Hewlett's seven-year, 82-match winning streak.

Dale Sanders, 28, a Hayward, Calif. skin-diver who served four years in the Navy's diving corps, speared 107 pounds of fish in Anchor Bay, Calif. during the four-hour free-diving final to defeat 90 rivals for the state's Competitive Diver of the Year award.