A roundup of the sports information of the week

June 19, 1967
June 19, 1967

Table of Contents
June 19, 1967

Glorious Double
Fit To Kill
Sweet Joe
  • That is what the crowd yells when Gypsy Joe Harris steps into the ring. A preposterous figure of a fighter with a bald head and potbelly, he is nevertheless as creative and exciting as Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray ever were, and In Philadelphia's Jungle he is king

Dauntless Dave
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASKETBALL—The U.S.S.R. won the World Amateur Championship by defeating Yugoslavia 71-59 as the U.S. lost to Brazil 80-71, to finish fourth, on the last day of the tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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BOATING—The new twin-rudder 12-meter yacht INTREPID, with Bus Mosbacher at the wheel, gained her seventh victory out of eight races in the week-long preliminary America's Cup trials on New York's Long Island Sound by a 5:34 margin—her best of the series—over American Eagle.

BOXING—Former world heavyweight champion FLOYD PATTERSON, 32, of New York, recovered from two second-round knockdowns and fought to a 10-round draw with California's 22-year-old JERRY QUARRY in Los Angeles.

GOLF—JULIUS BOROS, 47, of Mid Pines, N.C., became the first to take three tournaments on the PGA tour this year when he shot a 72-hole total of 283 to win the $100,000 Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich. by three strokes over runners-up Bert Yancey, R. H. Sikes and Bob Goalby.

Mickey Wright of Dallas equaled her LPGA record with a 62 on the second round of the Blue-grass Invitational in Louisville and went on to win the 54-hole tournament with a 208 total, seven strokes lower than runner-up Kathy Whitworth.

HARNESS RACING—ADIOS VIC ($20.80) ended Romeo Hanover's 21-race winning streak when he took the $50,000 Good Time Pace at Yonkers Raceway by a nose over the New Zealand bred runner-up, Orbiter N. Romeo finished ¾ length farther back in third.

HOCKEY—The National Hockey League held its expansion draft in Montreal to stock the six new teams that are to join the league next season, and after a day-long meeting 120 players were chosen from the old teams for the new (page 22).

HORSE RACING—With Jacinto Vasquez up, Mrs. E. K. Thomas' FURL SAIL ($3.40), winner of the Acorn two weeks earlier, gained her second victory in New York's Triple Crown for 3-year-old fillies when she beat Quillo Queen by three lengths in the $97,800 Mother Goose Stakes at Aqueduct.

Noel Murless Stable's favorite ROYAL PALACE, with Aussie George Moore up, won his second classic race of the season and earned $173,370 for Owner H. J. Joel when he scored a 2½-length victory over Ribocco in the 1½-mile $246,232 English Derby at Epsom Downs, England.

Countess Margrit Batthyany's 100-to-7 shot PI A, with Eddie Hide aboard, defeated Solly Joel's St. Pauli Girl by ¾ length to take Epsom's 1½-mile $111,468 Oaks for 3-year-old fillies.

LACROSSE—An underdog NORTH team, composed mostly of players from small colleges, upset the South 7-5 in the 26th annual All-Star game at the University of Massachusetts. Goalie Don Robertson of Adelphi, voted the most valuable player in the game, made 19 saves, and Rick Felser of Cortland State, the nation's leading scorer, contributed three second-half goals plus an assist.

MOTOR SPORTS—DAN GURNEY and A. J. FOYT gave Ford its second straight victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race (page 14).

SOCCER—USA: In the second full week of play for the United Soccer Association CLEVELAND defeated San Francisco 4-1. Earlier Cleveland had played a scoreless tie with LOS ANGELES, which also won a game, 2-1 over TORONTO. WASINGTON beat New York 3-0 and tied Detroit 2-2, while NEW YORK dropped two and DETROIT won one, tied one. After losing to Vancouver 4-1 earlier in the week Dallas was defeated by HOUSTON 2-0 before a Houston crowd of 20,375—the largest of the week. SAN FRANCISCO split two, VANCOUVER won two.

NPSL: BALTIMORE (67 points) won two straight—2-1 over Atlanta and 3-2 over Toronto—and gained 17 points to leap from fourth place into the Eastern Division lead. ATLANTA (62), with one loss, slipped from the lead into second, while PITTSBURGH (61) dropped to third after losing two games. PHILADELPHIA (56) played a scoreless tie with St. Louis, and NEW YORK (34), in the cellar, had no games scheduled. In the Western Division, California changed its name to OAKLAND (77) and took over the lead as the Clippers beat Pittsburgh 3-1 and Chicago 2-1. ST. LOUIS (67), the leader most of the season, tied a game and dropped to second, 10 points behind. LOS ANGELES (63) beat Pittsburgh 3-0, while CHICAGO (49) dropped two games and fell into a share of last place with TORONTO (49), which won its third consecutive game, 4-1 over Chicago, before losing to Baltimore.

TENNIS—Ken Rosewall, trying for his third pro-circuit victory in a row, lost to Rod Laver 6-4, 6-4 in the all-Australian singles final of Madison Square Garden's $25,000 Invitation Tournament (page 56).

The U.S. gained its second consecutive women's world team championship—the Federation Cup—when BILLIE JEAN KING of Long Beach, Calif. defeated Ann Jones 6-3, 6-4 and ROSEMARY CASALS of San Francisco beat Virginia Wade 9-7, 8-6 in the finals between the U.S. and Great Britain in Berlin.

TRACK & FIELD—Defending Champion BILL TOOMEY of the Southern California Striders totaled 7,880 points to win the AAU decathlon championship in Los Angeles (page 24).

Two world records were set at the San Diego invitation meet as the USC sprint relay team (Earl McCullouch, Fred Kuller, O. J. Simpson, Lennox Miller) broke the 440-yard relay mark by .6 second with a time of 39 seconds flat, and Southern Cal's BOB SEAGREN regained the record in the pole vault with a 17-foot 7-inch leap—¾ inch higher than John Pennel's 1966 mark. In the mile run, MARTIN LIQUORI, a 17-year-old high school student from Caldwell, N.J., ran a 4:00.1 to defeat Tim Danielson of Brigham Young and Villanova's Dave Patrick, who was sick with the flu and finished third. Australia's RON CLARKE also had the flu, but he tied the world's third-fastest time in the two-mile run with an 8:25.2 clocking.

Jim Ryun of Kansas scored his second double in two years at the USTFF championships in Albuquerque, with easy victories in both the 880-yard (1:47.2) and mile (4:09.3) runs. In spite of Ryun's efforts, the Jayhawks, with 69 points, placed second in the team standings to New Mexico's 85.

With the temperature 92°, Minnesota's RON DAWS of the Twin Cities Track Club won the 26-mile 385-yard National AAU Marathon in Holyoke, Mass. in 2:40:07.4, beating runner-up Jim McDonagh of the Millrose AA by three and a half minutes.

WEIGHT LIFTING—The YORK (Pa.) BARBELL CLUB easily gained the overall team title—40 points to runner-up Norton (Calif.) Air Force Base's 18—at the AAU championships in Columbus, Ohio. BOB BEDNARSKI of York, at 237½ pounds the lightest heavyweight competing, won this event with a total of 1,175 points to tie the meet record set in 1956 and was named Outstanding Lifter. Other individual winners were: PHIL GRIPPALDI of Chicago, middle heavyweight (1,035 points, meet record); Defending Champion JOE PULEO of Detroit, light heavyweight; RUSS KNIPP of Chicago, middleweight (955 points, meet record); HOMER LEE BRANNUM of Norton AFB, lightweight (835 points, meet record); Defending Champion WALTER IMAHARA of Baton Rouge, featherweight; and GARY HANSON of New York City, bantamweight.

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: As head football coach at Villanova University, JACK GREGORY, 39, an assistant coach at Navy and head coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) State College from 1959-65.

UPHELD: By the U.S. Supreme Court, the $460,000 libel judgment won by former University of Georgia Athletic Director WALLY BUTTS against the Curtis Publishing Co. for the March 23, 1963 Saturday Evening Post article that accused Butts of giving away the Bulldogs' football plays.

FIRED: As manager of the Minnesota Twins, SAM MELE, 45, who led the team to one pennant (1965), two seconds, a third and a sixth in his five full seasons with the club. He was replaced by CAL ERMER, 43, manager of the Twins' Triple-A Denver farm club since 1965.

DIED: Hydroplane Driver BILL BROW, 41, of Seattle from injuries received when his boat Miss Budweiser flipped, flew apart and sank halfway through the first lap of the Tampa Suncoast Cup Regatta—the first unlimited race of the 1967 season. Brow's death was the fifth hydroplane fatality in the past 51 weeks.

DIED: EDWARD J. JEREMIAH, 61, Dartmouth College hockey coach since 1937 (305-243-12 record) and 1966-67 Hockey Coach of the Year; in Hanover, N.H.