BASEBALL—MILWAUKEE will remain, at least through the 1965 season, the home ofthe Braves. The National League turned down the team's request to move toAtlanta next year.
This is an article from the Nov. 16, 1964 issue
BASKETBALL—BOSTON continued to look like the road company of How to Succeed inBusiness Without Really Trying. It remained unbeaten (10 in a row) by whippingDetroit 130-113 (10 of the 11 Celtics scored nine or more points) and edgingthe Royals 106-103. Second-place CINCINNATI dropped to .500 when it lost threestraight. The explanation: Oscar Robertson was sidelined with an eye injury.PHILADELPHIA won its only game, and last-place New York dropped three on theCoast. ST. LOUIS and LOS ANGELES tied for the lead in the Western Division with6-3 records. The Hawks defeated the Warriors 105-104 despite Wilt Chamberlain'sefforts (he grew a goatee, scored 37 points and had 27 rebounds) and theBullets 134-99. The Lakers beat the Knicks 106-96 and then knocked off theWarriors 130-103. SAN FRANCISCO finally broke loose, however, and defeated theKnicks 133-127 in double overtime as Chamberlain scored 52 points. They thentook the Knicks a second time 130-121. BALTIMORE won two of three, and lastplace DETROIT dropped two.
BOATING—TheSalton City 500 on California's Salton Sea was won by Rudy Ramos' PHFFT-CREAMPUFF, driven by Ed Olsen, a baker by trade (page 70).
Jack Manson, a54-year-old with a weak heart and bleeding ulcer, drove a 36-foot diesel craft,aptly named KAMIKAZE, to victory in the bone-jarring 158-mile Miami-lo-Key Westpowerboat race.
BOWLING—In thePBA's National Championship in Garden City, N.Y., BOB STRAMPE of Detroit won 19of 25 games in the match-play finals and took the title. Runner-up Ray Bluth ofSt. Louis rolled a perfect game but placed second in the overalltabulation.
FOOTBALL—NFL:With its eighth successive victory, a 40-24 win over Chicago, BALTIMORE lookedlike the champion in the West. The Colts gained a 2½-game lead when GREEN BAYjolted second-place Detroit 30-7. The Packers ran at will through the Lions'defense, but worse yet, their All-Pro Linebacker Joe Schmidt suffered adislocated shoulder attempting to tackle Bart Starr. LOS ANGELES moved into atie for second with a 20-10 victory over Philadelphia, and MINNESOTA coasted toa 24-7 romp over San Francisco. Jimmy Brown drove two yards for his 100thtouchdown in the NFL as CLEVELAND beat Washington 34-24 and kept its EasternDivision lead. ST. LOUIS Quarterback Charley Johnson passed for threetouchdowns to lead the Cardinals to a 34-30 come-from-behind victory overPittsburgh, and DALLAS, profiting by the sloppy play of New York and thepassing of Don Meredith (he threw for three TDs), defeated the Giants 31-21before 63,031 at Yankee Stadium.
AFL: A recordcrowd of 61,929 watched unbeaten BUFFALO gain its ninth in a row by beating NewYork 20-7 in Shea Stadium (last year the two teams drew 5,826 at the PoloGrounds). BOSTON scraped by Houston with a field goal on the last play to win25-24. It was the Oilers' eighth loss. SAN DIEGO defeated Denver 31-20, but hadto come from behind on two Tobin Rote TD passes to do it. KANSAS CITY evenedits record (4-4) with a 42-7 rout of Oakland as Len Dawson completed eightpasses for 222 yards and four touchdowns.
GOLF—BILLYCASPER won the $25,000 Almaden Open in San Jose, Calif. after two playoffs with29-year-old Negro rookie Pete Brown.
Mickey Wrightshot an astounding 62 in the final round of the Tall City Open in Midland,Texas to better the LPGA record by two strokes and take her 10th tournament ofthe year. Miss Wright came from eight strokes behind to tie Sherry Wheeler inregulation play and then beat her with a birdie on the second hole of thesudden-death playoff.
HARNESSRACING—Appropriately, two residents of The Bronx, Irving Rose and HymanFeldman. own the winner of the $39,791 Bronx Futurity, BIT O'SUGAR ($6.80).Billy Haughton took the filly four-wide around the final turn at Yonkers, butshe raced to a half-length triumph over Poplar Wick.
In a prep forthe $120,000 Cane Futurity, Castleton Farm's RACE TIME ($3.60) paced a mile in2:01[1/5] for Stanley Dancer to win a $10,000 invitational at Yonkers. ColdFront was second and the Jug winner. Vicar Hanover, closed well to bethird.
At Harrisburg,Pa. the offspring of Adios, as usual, topped the annual Standardbred sales. Acolt, EFFRAT HANOVER, brought $65,000 on the bid of Cleo Young of Timmonsville,S.C., and BON-JOUR HANOVER, a full sister to the champion pacer, Bret Hanover,was purchased for $50,000 by Stanley Dancer.
HOCKEY—DETROITextended its unbeaten streak to eight games by stopping the Rangers 3-1 and theCanadiens 2-1 to break a three-way tie for the lead. MONTREAL and TORONTO fellthree points back in second place. They played to a 2-2 tie with each other,and then the Canadiens dropped two and the Maple Leafs one. CHICAGO climbedinto a fourth-place tie with NEW YORK after a 2-1 victory over the Rangers (theBlack Hawks scored their goals in a 25-sccond spurt) and a 3-1 decision overMontreal. The Rangers lost two in a row before defeating Toronto 1-0, asJacques Plante replaced the injured Marcel Paille and recorded his 62nd NHLshutout. BOSTON won its second game of the season, a 3-2 upset of the BlackHawks.
HORSE RACING—AtGarden State, Bold Ruler's game daughter, QUEEN EMPRESS ($4), was headed at thequarter pole, but fought back to take the $188,090 Gardenia by a neck forWheatley Stable. Her rival for season's honors, Marshua, finished second.
Losers atAqueduct might have eased the pain with Jockey John Ruane, who piloted GeorgeWidener's STEEPLE JILL ($13.30) to a 3½-length victory in the $59,100 Ladies'Handicap. Dupage Lady (88 to 1) was second, and Miss Cavandish fifth.
Jacnot Stable'sunbeaten HEMPEN ($5.60), under a strong ride by Bobby Ussery, defeated Hail toAll by a half length in the first division of the prep for The Garden State. Inthe second division Ford Stable's Royal Gunner was disqualified from first, andMrs. Mary Hecht's SADAIR ($5), with Manuel Ycaza up, was declared thewinner.
HORSE SHOW—Inthe National at Madison Square Garden, 16-year-old RANDI STUART of Tulsa wonthe Good Hands title with 20-year-old Storm Cloud. JIM KOHN, 18, of SanFrancisco took the hunter-seat medal and almost won the Maclay trophy as well.He finished second to 17-year-old LANE SCHULZ of Wilton, Conn., whileLouisville's JULIANNE SCHMUTZ gained the championship ribbon in the saddle-scatclass.
MOTORSPORTS—Battling a gusty wind on a Fort Stockton, Texas tire-testing track, FredLorenzen bettered the U.S. Class B closed-car record with a 25-mile run of170.74 miles per hour.
TENNIS—In theinternational championships in Buenos Aires, San Antonio's CHUCK McKINLEYdefeated Manuel Santana in the men's singles when the Spaniard withdrew with anankle injury. NANCY RICHEY of Dallas upset Maria Bueno 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in thewomen's singles.
MILEPOSTS—ACCEPTED: by the New York Yacht Club, the challenge of the RoyalSydney Yacht Squadron for the America's Cup in 1967.
DEFEATED: BUDWILKINSON, 48, former Oklahoma University football coach, in his bid for a U.S.Senate seat, by Democrat Fred Harris, 34, an unathletic OU alumnus.
RETIRED: to studin Ontario, the 1964 Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor, NORTHERN DANCER. Thebay colt took 14 of his 17 races and earned $580,806 for Canadian beer baron E.P. Taylor.
DIED: CLARENCEC. PELL, 79, U.S. racquets champion 21 times (won 12 singles and nine doublestitles), in Westbury, N.Y.
DIED: GOTTFRIEDKOTTMANN, 32, Swiss single-sculls medal winner at the Tokyo Olympics, bydrowning in the Rhine River during military maneuvers.