BASEBALL—The ST. LOUIS CARDINALS defeated the New York Yankees four games to three to win the 1964 World Series (page 36).
This is an article from the Oct. 26, 1964 issue
In a pair of surprise announcements the day after the Series, JOHNNY KEANE, 52, resigned as manager of the Cardinals, and YOGI BERRA, 39, was fired as Yankee manager.
Fred Hutchinson, 45, manager of Cincinnati the past six seasons, resigned, and DICK SISLER, 43, a Red coach and acting manager most of last year, replaced him. Pittsburgh named HARRY WALKER, 48, the International League's Manager of the Year at Jacksonville, to succeed the retired Danny Murtaugh as manager of the Pirates.
BOXING—Second-ranked Middle weight JOEY ARCHER of The Bronx, N.Y. hammered out a 10-round majority decision over Dick Tiger of Nigeria, the former middleweight champion, at Madison Square Garden. It was Archer's 13th straight victory, extending his record to 44 wins against one defeat.
Left-handed Heavyweight KARL MILDENBERGER of West Germany knocked out Italy's Sante Amonti in the first of 15 scheduled rounds in West Berlin to win the vacant European heavyweight title.
FOOTBALL—NFL: Western Division leader BALTIMORE edged Green Bay 24-21 for its fifth straight victory when Lenny Moore ran for his second touchdown of the game with less than two minutes remaining (page 34). Earlier in the week the Colts had defeated St. Louis 47-27. Second-place DETROIT held Chicago to a net gain of one yard rushing in the first half and humiliated the Bears 10-0. LOS ANGELES: mothered San Francisco 42-14 as Roman Gabriel passed for four first-half TDs (three to Bucky Pope) and the Ram defense intercepted seven passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns. ST. LOUIS and CLEVELAND continued to share the lead in the Eastern Division. The Cardinals defeated Washington 38-24 and the Browns edged Dallas 20-16. With 26 seconds left to play, the Cardinals broke out of a 24-24 tie on a TD pass from Charley Johnson to Bobby Joe Conrad and a 39-yard TD dash by Pat Fischer with an interception. The Browns came from behind in the final period when Bernie Parrish sprinted 54 yards to score with an intercepted Don Meredith pass. PHILADELPHIA outlasted New York 23-17, as Ollie Matson ran for two TDs (one for 54 yards) and Sam Baker kicked three field goals (45, 10 and 46 yards). Bill Brown scored three TDs (two on passes from Fran Tarkenton) to give MINNESOTA an easy 30-10 victory over Pittsburgh.
AFL: Unbeaten BUFFALO, the Eastern leader, won its sixth game in a row by crushing Kansas City 35-22 as Jack Kemp passed for three touchdowns (two to Elbert Dubenion, for 55 and 22 yards) and scored another on a one-yard plunge. Mike Mercer kicked a 38-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give winless Oakland a 43-43 tie with second-place Boston. NEW YORK, after leading Houston 24-0 at half time, barely held on for a 24-21 win over the Oilers. Sparked by John Hadl's two TD passes, SAN DIEGO regained the Western Division lead by crushing Denver 42-14.
GOLF—Despite a one-over-par 72 on the final round, 24-year-old DICK SIKES of Cleveland, who joined the professional tour last June, won the $70,000 Sahara Invitation Tournament in Las Vegas by one stroke over Bill Casper. Sikes, the 1963 national collegiate champion from the University of Arkansas, had started the tournament with a record nine-under-par 62 on the first round, and finished with 275 for 72 holes. Defending Champion Jack Nicklaus ended up in a three-way tie for third with 277.
HANDBALL—Defending Champion OSCAR OBERT of New York rallied with nine straight points in the final game to edge Steve Sandler 18-21, 21-7, 21-20 for his fourth USHA National One-wall Singles Championship, in New York City.
HARNESS RACING—Unbeaten BRET HANOVER ($2.60), guided by Frank Ervin, sped to his 23rd straight victory—in the $22,208 Star Pointer Pace for 2-year-olds at Yonkers Raceway. The colt covered the mile in a fast 2:00[4/5] to defeat Rivaltime by 2½ lengths in the field of 10.
HOCKEY—The pattern appeared familiar after the first week of the season, as TORONTO (the 1964 Stanley Cup champions) and MONTREAL (the 1964 NHL champions) led the league with two wins and one tie apiece. Red Kelly returned from Tokyo (he was Canada's official observer at the Olympic opening ceremonies) just in time to sign a Maple Leaf contract and score a goal in a 5-3 win over the Red Wings and two goals in a 7-2 victory over the Bruins. Montreal Goalie Charlie Hodge, last year's Vezina Trophy winner, shut out the Rangers in the Canadiens' first game, and rookie Yvan Cournoyer, a hopeful successor to retired Bernie Geoffrion, scored a goal a game in a 2-2 tie with the Rangers and a 3-1 defeat of the Bruins. CHICAGO won two and lost one as Goalie Glenn Hall shut out the Bruins 3-0, and made 41 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Red Wings. NEW YORK scored four goals in the third period to win its first game 6-2 over the Bruins. After that the Rangers settled down to a shutout defeat and two ties. DETROIT, after dropping its first two games, defeated the Black Hawks 3-2 when Gordie Howe scored two goals and assisted on the third. BOSTON never did get started and sat in the cellar after four consecutive losses.
HORSE RACING—Wheatley Stable's 2-year-old BOLD LAD ($2.50), ridden by Braulio Baeza, romped to a seven-length victory over Royal Gunner in the $176,825 Champagne Stakes at Aqueduct for his sixth straight stakes triumph (page 13).
Quadrangle ($3.20), under Manuel Ycaza, led all the way to win the $54,100 Lawrence Realization Slakes by three-quarters of a length over Roman Brother at Aqueduct.
Stanley Conrad's 5-year-old mare, OLD HAT ($4.80). Donald Brumfield up, defeated Miss Cavandish by a length in winning the $58,800 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland, Ky.
Ridden by Ray Broussard, GOING ABROAD ($10.60), a 4-year-old carrying 116 pounds, galloped to an American record 2:26 1/5 for 1½ miles as he won the $57,900 Manhattan Handicap at Aqueduct.
MOTOR SPORTS—CRAIG BREEDLOVE drove his three-wheeled jet racer to a world land-speed record of 526.28 mph on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, escaped death when his car crashed into a canal after both braking and steering mechanisms failed (page 72).
Roger Penske of Gladwyne, Pa., piloting a Chaparral-Chevy, defeated Dan Gurney in straight heats to win the $30,000 Pacific Grand Prix for sports cars in Monterey, Calif.
Ford Driver FRED LORENZEN of Elmhurst, Ill., who gained the lead with two laps to go when Richard Petty's Plymouth blew a tire, took the NASCAR National 400-mile stock-car race in Charlotte, N.C. with a record average 134.404 mph.
OLYMPICS—The U.S. dominated the first eight days of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, winning 29 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze medals (page 20). Led by Yale freshman DON SCHOLLANDER, who won the 100-and 400-meter individual freestyle races and anchored both the winning 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle relays, the U.S. swimmers and divers won 16 out of 22 events (Australia took four, the U.S.S.R. and Germany one apiece) and set 11 world records. The U.S. started off well in track by taking the sprints (BOB HAYES, 100 meters; HENRY CARR, 200 meters: MIKE LARRABEE, 400 meters), the hurdles (HAYES JONES, 110 meters: REX CAWLEY, 400 meters) and, for the first time ever, two of the long-distance races (BOB SCHUL. 5,000 meters; BILLY MILLS, 10,000 meters). In the field events Discus Thrower AL OERTER whirled his way to his third straight gold medal, DALLAS LONG took the shotput and FRED HANSEN finished first in the pole vault.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: JAMES B. DICKEY, 72, the president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association since last February, in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. hospital.
DIED: GEORGE BRYSON, 51, broadcaster and telecaster of the Kansas City Athletics baseball games, after a brief illness, in Kansas City.